Greetings runner friends!
The June calendar is now up to date with upcoming runs scheduled for the remainder of the month. Check it out for links to routes and options for alternate mileage. If you have a favorite run you’d like to include for next month, let us know! I’ve also updated the run club on Strava to include our upcoming events.
I’m super excited to share that we’ll be running at Lake San Antonio South Shore (home of the Wildflower Triathlon) on Saturday, June 27th! It’s rugged so wear your trail shoes! It takes approximately 40 minutes to get to South Shore San Antonio from Flamson Middle School in Paso Robles and there is a $15 day use fee to get into the park. Trails will vary from a relatively flat 5k, a challenging 10k or a very challenging 10 miles!
Please make sure to RSVP so that we can continue to maintain state social distancing guidelines. You can do so on Meetup, Strava or shoot me a text or email! If you haven’t run with us before (or haven’t filled one out for 2020), here is a link to the waiver.
In other exciting news, we’re in the process of ordering Templeton Run Club shirts and tank tops!! We already have a small selection of sizes on order so let me know if you’d like one! Barring any unforeseen circumstances, each t-shirt/tank will cost $15 and be ready in the next few weeks. Here’s a link to the size chart for the Next Level brand for men and women t-shirts and men and women tanks. (I’ve been told the ladies shirts run small.)
I also wanted to share something I learned this week. I’m currently taking Brian Cain’s course on Mental Performance Mastery in order to help coach athletes through the mental challenges involved with running. I’m just getting into it but as I constantly struggle with consistency, something stuck out. He mentioned that one, motivation and commitment are daily decisions. Just like brushing your teeth. And two, that motivation often comes AFTER starting something new, not before. He says that “motivation is often
the result of action, not the cause of it.” In other words, getting started on something will actually create motivation and keep that momentum going….the hard part is just getting started!....MIND BLOWN!!! In thinking about it on our Paso run this morning, the run club for me is a way to stay accountable to running consistently. I enjoy my solo runs immensely but I enjoy the regularity and camaraderie the run club holds even more.
Hope you can join us this month! As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns!