Man, I almost forgot how great running feels.
That’s right, I am off my running break & slowly easing my way back into my training. On Wednesday I attended what I think should definitely be an annual affair- Run with the Bus! A huge shout out and hug goes out to Kelley from Motion Starved for organizing such a fabulous event.
So here is how it all went down:
First, Kelley went over the instructions for racing the 6:30 PM, 22-Fillmore bus. Lots of laughing and demo’ing necessary.
My love snapped pictures of me as I got my stretch on.
Lali boarded the bus that we were racing.
We did our 20 jump squats (amazing way to start a race, no?) & then off we went, chasing after the bus.
We had to obey traffic signals, so I lost the bus initially…but then I caught up & Lali snapped a few more pics of me from inside the bus!
Around the corner and UP THE HILLS we went. Man, I forgot how unrelenting San Francisco hills are!!
Finally, I saw the bus ahead! Then sprinted my way to the finish, where Lali was just getting off the bus! SUCCESS!
I was informed by an Athleta employee (thanks again!!) that I did pretty good & didn’t even know it. Oblivious is my middle name.
We cheered the incoming runners & I couldn’t wipe a big cheesy grin off my face. It felt great to run again and even more great was the way I broke my non-running streak… Running for the fun of it with awesome, supportive people at an even more awesome event, put on by an even more totally awesome woman! (wow, that is a lot of awesome, think I need to chill out now).
Finally, Kelley announced the winners, awards, and raffle picks. Woo hoo for an Athleta gift card!!!
Of course I made sure to get a few hugs in. What can I say, I love hugs.
Overall, It was a great night! I was so happy Lali came and rode in the bus that I was racing & I’m convinced it made me run a little faster 😉 I can’t wait to run with the bus next year!
Have you ever raced a bus, car, bike???
Do you ever run just for fun?
Hope you had a fabulous weekend!