Tuesday, July 11, 2017

#RunYQL- I started a Run Club


I've been thinking about starting a run club for awhile now. I love the idea of training with others towards a common goal. I pitched the idea to my boss at Orangetheory Fitness in the hopes of attracting some of our members and their family and friends. He loved the idea and just like that #RunYQL was born!

Within a week, our #RunYQL Facebook Group had over 120 members!

This past Sunday the inaugual #RunYQL training run was held! About 30 of us met at 9am Sunday and headed out for a 5.5 kilometer run. The group is training for either the 10K or the Half Marathon Lethbridge Police Run September 30th. We started as a group but everyone ran at their own pace. I was pushing London in the stroller and it was tough in the heat but we had a lot of fun! He asked to jump out and run, a few times, which I loved. 

Although we all finished at different times a lot of people hung around at the studio after to high-five people as they came in and to chat. That's what I love about run clubs. I've been fortunate to be a part of a few, over the years, and love the camaraderie and bonds they create. 

So, if you're local and thinking about training for a fall race I would love you to join us. We have people of all ages and abilities; including walkers! Strollers and furry friends are always welcome too. Plus, it's FREE!

Although we're only meeting once a week I'm providing 12 week training plans for both distances.

We meet Sunday mornings at 8am.

Join our #RunYQL Facebook Group for more information and weekly updates on routes.

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