Sole Runners Saturday Morning Marina Vista Run

Sole Runners Summer Season registration
The Green Girl helped with the Sole Runners Summer Season registration at Marina Vista Park before the Saturday morning run.

With summer training already in progress, I was pleasantly surprised by the volume of new registrations.

Sole Runners doing body looseners
Since it's still early in the season, Coach Steve welcomed all the new and returning Sole Runners.

Coach Steve proceeded with some running basics and then he went over the ChiRunning body looseners that we do before every run.

New Runner's High owner speaking to the Sole Runners
The new owner of our local running store, Runner's High, also spoke to us briefly.

He let us know Runner's High is now matching competitor prices and the store has extended their return policy so if a shoe doesn't work for you, you can return it regardless of when you purchased it - within reason.

Sole Runners heading out for the Saturday morning run
The marine layer clouded the sky as the Sole Runners headed out for our run.

I started off running with a couple, Brian and Stacey, and their friend Rose Ann.

After awhile, Rose Ann and Stacey fell back, and Brian and I went ahead.

As we ran, Brian explained how he and Stacey had started running.

Mentor Matt leading the post-run yoga
I'm always fascinated by personal running stories.

We ended up doing 8.55 miles. It was one of those comfortable runs where you take it easy but you feel satisfied at the end.

When we returned to Marina Vista Park, Mentor Matt led the post-run yoga.

It felt really good to stretch out on my yoga mat.


  1. What a great day! I love chi running's body looseners too!

  2. Sounds like you had fun! I also love a good runner story and how they got started...it's fun to listen to these types of stories on a run!
    Happy Sunday, have a good week.

  3. Can't comment now. I have to research what chi running body looseners are.

  4. Wow, that's alot of people in that pic. I love marine layers too. I thought mine would hold up on Saturday morning, but nope. Darn sun.

    Chi Running is rad.

  5. I love hearing runner's stories, too! Very intersting.

    I ran 8.53 miles today....freaky, huh? I must have mentally known how far you were going :).

  6. That is quite a big group of runners. I don’t run with groups very often and do 99% of my training alone. Have a great week!

  7. Sounds like you had a great day! The chi running body looseners sound interesting. I must look into that.

  8. Nice 8 miler! The looseners is a good idea. When I stop at the stop lights I do leg swings and it makes a difference.

  9. That's totally how my run was on Saturday - just under 8 miles...The whole team probably ran the first 2 miles together as a pack of about 30. We took it a little slower than usual, talked the whole way and just had a great time. Loved it!!

  10. I love personal running stories too. Always seem to be so inspirational. Sounds like a fun day!

  11. How cool!
    Thanks for the tale, young lady.


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