Oh, although I did go on a couple of job interviews right away and I met up with Gigi for lunch!
Thanks to Pickleope's suggestion, I went onto meetup.com and I found the Athleta Cardio Run Camp. It had 2 very important factors that made me decide to try it:
When I got to the store I made a little awkward small talk and then we started our run.
We ran from the store down to the beach (you can feel bad for me now) and stopped at different spots along the boardwalk to do our workouts. They included super fun things like lots of push ups, tricep dips, jump squats and lunges.
Our coach was Brittney and she was friendly and motivating. So I went back the next week. There were some new faces, including Bari. It turned out we had some things in common.
Turns out we're both Sweat Pink ambassadors too.
The following week Sandra came to class. She is also a speech pathologist, who used to live in Austin and volunteered at the school where I first worked. What a small world!
Anyway, there are always lots of groups working out on the beach, like a kids' boxing class, personal training groups, and Navy candidates. Since we always see the same people, Brittney came up with an idea:
We did, of course, because Brittney is persistent but she also made it funish. She has promised us that we will have more workouts with them in the future.
One day we were midway through our workout when Brittney asked us to play a fun game:
I love games.
Often we do wall sits as our last super fun activity before running back. Brittney has started asking questions to help distract us some from the fatigue. We share our favourite foods, what one food we would have on a desert island (fries for me), and which superhero you would be. Bari went first:
She did, in fact, mean Mystique.
Making new friends is cool.
If you are willing to go to Santa Monica on Sunday mornings you should definitely join us!
If you could be any superhero who would you be?
UPCOMING POSTS: RACE RECAP, OTHER WORKOUTS AND ADVENTURES I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YET