A warm day had cooled to the perfect evening for a dinner and drinks overlooking an Alamitos Bay sunset.
Coach Steve was already seated on the patio when I arrived.
Coach Steve congratulated me on my first 30 mile ride and group experience.
It was announced that our next destination race would be the Honolulu Marathon in December.
I politely declined and explained the Tour DaVita in September was already a significant financial investment for me.
I enjoy talking to new runners because their excitement is contagious and it's so refreshing to see that sense of accomplishment in their eyes.
One thing I really love about my running group is how friendly everyone is.
After indulging in some tasty appetizers and satisfying conversation, I headed out for a short run.