The coach leading it described it as not too tough and taught us a bunch of easy cross-training exercises. And I’m guessing in hindsight they were easy cross-training exercises. However, until hindsight strolls in, I’m gonna be limping a bit. I had a tough time walking down the flight of stairs to the train platform.
We did more lunges in an hour than I’ve done over the last ten years. And keep in mind, I do a lot of yoga.
The girl next to me mentioned that she thought the coach leading it was the toughest one, which made me feel a slight bit better about my huffing and puffing and extreme sweating.
There had to be more than 100 trainees, mentors and coaches participating — and it was only pre-season. Everyone was super nice and friendly with those returning participants shining with excitement and us newbies wearing expressions of “what did we get into?”
But I can already feel it transforming into giddiness.
One girl I met had run the Paris marathon last year and said, “It ran along the Seine. It was beautiful; I was smiling the entire time.”
Those words made me super thrilled to be there. I want to smile for 26 miles throughout San Francisco. (Ummm, yeah, still toying with doing the full instead of the half.)
The “you’re going to get addicted” was another theme I noticed had carried over from the meeting. That was actually the first thing out of the Paris alums mouth when I told her I was a marathon virgin.
Well, if that’s the case B&Gs, I’m thinking London 2012?! Any Brits out there want to put up a sweaty running girl for a few days?