It was fun to scroll through my Instagram feed and find some of the precious moments of my athletic journey over the last few years.
My first 10k race with my friend Susi. Without her, this whole running journey of mine wouldn’t have happened. When she asked me if I would run the 10k at the Berkeley Halfmarathon event with her, I laughed. Then – inspired by her own goal-setting – said: Let’s do it.
Susi and I finished our first half marathon in San Francisco. I never thought that I would run a half marathon. It felt huge at the time, and it truly inspired me to continue on my running journey.
I spent a long weekend with Tanja (when she still lived in SoCal) and she took me to the spin studio that she used to go to at the time. I took my first spin class with her and well, you already know what happened next.
I got my Peloton Bike+ and I haven’t stopped smiling since. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’ve drunk the Peloton Kool-Aid and I am not mad about it. This bike and the community keep me motivated and inspired every single day.
Tanja and I went to Las Vegas to meet up with (many of) our very own Peloton community, the Streakers 365 (which I’ve only mentioned a gazillion times on this blog).
When I joined the Streakers365 (former Peloton Streakers) Facebook Group in January 2021, I had been looking for an accountability group for my self-imposed 365 workout streak goal. I had no idea that I had stumbled into a group that would turn out to be the most supportive and encouraging group of friends that I hadn’t met.
We spent countless hours together on the bike that goes nowhere, holding each other accountable with group rides and high fives and we have an amazing group of admins who continue to find new ways to build friendship and camaraderie. Organizing this in-person meet-up for the race in Las Vegas has been the absolute highlight so far. I am so thankful that I could meet so many of my Peloton friends in real life.
What are some of your favorite memories (that you shared on Instagram)?