Sole Runners ChiRunning Body Looseners by Betty
As I pulled up, I spotted Jay from Tri2Trive. We chatted as we headed towards the group.
It was drizzling out so I opted to leave my camera behind in the dry trunk of my car. Luckily, one of the other Sole Runners, Betty, managed to snap some shots. I let her know I'd be stealing them for my blog.
Since it was the beginning of a new season and we were welcoming a number of unfamiliar faces, one of the mentors, Matt, provided everyone with an overview of the Sole Runners training program.
Sole Runners Post-Run Standing Yoga by Betty
After that, we headed out for a short, damp run.
When the group got back, another mentor, Heather, did an outstanding job leading us in standing post-run yoga.
Janey, Jackie, Coach Nancy, Denise, and Me
Everyone was in town for the inaugural Los Angeles Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.
I was grateful for the opportunity to catch up with my friends. I hadn't seen Coach Nancy since the SparkPeople 'Spark Your Life' Convention last year. The last time I saw Denise was at the San Francisco Half Marathon the year before. I was also thrilled to be able to see Janey before Jackie and I left for the Athens Classic Marathon.
Jackie, Me, Leah, Felicia, Coach Nancy, and Maria
Leah is the leader of the San Diego SparkTeam and I'm the leader of the Long Beach SparkTeam. One of these days, our groups are going to get together and do a joint activity.
Because I am a hungry Green Girl, I joined the carbo-loading dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and even partook in the actual carbo-loading before I wished them the best of luck and headed back home.