How to Run Faster: Chase Speedy Friends

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Earlier this week I posted this picture to facebook.  Despite the fact that I ran a 5k PR just last month, my runs since then have been slow.  I’ve mostly been running 6+ miles at a time, and taking it easy.  So it was nice to see a sub 10 minute pace on my Garmin after a 3 mile run.  I wasn’t dying to hold the pace.  My heart wasn’t pounding in my ears.  I was just out for an easy 3 miler, and the 9:23 pace just happened.  I was pleased. Then yesterday I drove out towards Walnut Creek … Continue reading

Shimmy Pop

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I’m always so impressed when I see choreographed dance routines.  Despite my gymnastics background, I have positively no dance skills.  I quit ballet at the age of five because I hated having to wear makeup for the recital.   I also have no rhythm.  My piano teacher had my parents buy me a metronome that only barely helped me keep time, and years later when I led warmups for taekwondo, my instructor only half joked that I should pull out that same metronome to help keep a consistent count. So when Rachel suggested I come out to Shimmy Pop, a group … Continue reading