Liv + Sal joined up with the lululemon run club this Sunday for a little break from our usual weekend running routine - and we were in for quite the wake-up call. The group met in front of the Georgetown lulu store @ 9 am for a dynamic warm-up with Chris McQuilkin of Crossfit.
We then took off running before truly deciding if we'd follow the 3 mile or the 6 mile group, but sadly, that decision was made for us about 1 minute into the run. We've never claimed to be speedy by any stretch of the imagination. But jeepers, we felt like grannies with that crew! I mean, we're not even sure how it's physically possible to go any faster than we were - our legs simply wouldn't move faster. Before we knew it, we were dead last and had to hustle to keep up with the danglers in the 3 mile group.
Being in the back of the pack can certainly be disheartening, but the lulu crew was very laid back and encouraging. They slowed down a bit and ran alongside us to help us push through to the end. Liv handled it like a rock star, but Sal could only grunt in response to their perfectly polite attempts at conversation. It wasn't pretty.
We met Crossfit Chris at the stairs for a lesson in proper lunging, and then he decided to further punish us with a lunging/push-up/running up and down the stairs exercism that still today has left Sal slightly handicapped.
The morning wrapped up with some lovely little treats from Baked & Wired courtesy of lulu (thanks guys!) so it certainly made it all worth it. We'll definitely join the club again - we just hope to be slightly speedier the next go around.
Thanks for all of the support and helpful advice, lulu! See you
next time err... whenever our legs quit feeling like jelly.