Thanks for bearing with me with all the inconsistent blogging lately. Things have just been so crazy around here the past week or so. I didn’t mention this on the blog yet, but I started teaching again this month! I agreed to one day a week for now. So Monday nights I’m teaching Group Step and so far it’s been awesome. A little stressful, but that’s my own fault for putting pressure on myself. It will get easier again once I get back into a routine.
Anyways, this post isn’t about me, it’s about Team Challenge!
The past two weeks have been pretty exciting. Two weeks ago we had a certified pilates instructor come in and guide the participants through some great yoga and pilates for runners. Mostly to strengthen and stretch the hamstrings.
The timing was perfect. It pretty much downpoured the entire “class” and then was just an on and off drizzle during our run!
And then this past Sunday (Mother’s Day!), a new friend of mine and 2011 Boston marathoner(!!), Molly, was generous enough to come and talk to the Team about her journey to Boston and about never giving up on yourself.
Her story is pretty incredible – you should check her blog. She recaps all her races from her journey to Boston and how one time she missed qualifying by 17 seconds!!
The Team was pretty enamored with Molly (as was I!) and she stuck around afterwards to run with us. It was a great way to start Mother’s Day!
We even got flowers.
And, even better, I was reunited with 2 of my Vegas participants:
I seriously love these guys. They rocked Vegas and we really created a bond that weekend that will last a lifetime. This program is the bomb. If you ever get a chance to run a race for charity with a team I highly recommend it. It will change your life.
Team Vegas 2010!
The past 2 weeks of training have been the best so far. The participants have made such great progress and we have our longest training run this coming Sunday. We’re so close!
Random question: What’s your favorite flower? Hands down, peonies rock my world.
Hope you had a great day!