One of my responsibilities – and really privileges – as an ambassador for this incredible company is that I lead a run club every week. Most lululemon run clubs meet at the local store, but the store I work with is in a giant shopping mall (i.e., not anywhere near a trail or safe place to run) so instead we meet at the Pilates studio I teach at (Reston Pilates – which also happens to be owned by my sister Jodi!). It is really perfect because Pilates is such a fantastic thing for runners (and really, for anyone!) in that it promotes flexibility, corrects imbalances and builds strength – and it is gentle enough to do every day. We meet on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and start every session with a quick 15-20 minute mat class before hopping on the W&OD trail (which happens to be my favorite trail and is basically right out the door of the studio) for a run.
|run club – it’s always a good time|
How much, how far or how fast we run really varies from week to week depending on who shows up and what they’re up for. We usually have a really great mix of new runners, walkers, walk/runners, seasoned marathoners and everything in between. No matter what, we always have a solid group of people who want to run at a comfortable, conversational pace and enjoy the fresh air and company while moving their bodies. I am so lucky to be a part of this.
We are also getting together on Monday nights! We meet at the studio around 6pm – decked out with headlamps and wearing layers because of the cooler weather – and usually run for about an hour at whatever pace people are up for. I teach a one hour Pilates mat class every Monday night at 7:30pm so it is just the perfect warm up before the class. I love it oh so much!!
|me & amy after an evening run!|
If you live in the area I would love for you to come join us any time! You don’t need to RSVP, its completely free and you don’t even really need to be a runner! It is tons of fun and just a great way to meet people and get some exercise.
Have you ever joined a group run like this? Have you ever thought about starting a run club? I encourage you do one or the other – it is tons of fun!