That's what she said.
In my quest to step it up in 2011, I went online to find a running club in my area. There are tons of running clubs in the ATL metro, but apparently I live in the Bermuda Triangle of running. There's a serious lack of clubs in this area. So what do you do when you can't join a club? Well, you create your own of course.
So I'm officially registered for the RRCA Coaching Certification Course being held in Atlanta in March! I'm pretty stoked. It's a two day course scheduled in conjunction with the Publix Marathon & Half.
You don't need to be a certified RRCA coach to start a RRCA sanctioned team, but it certainly helps. If I'm going to be training with others and giving advice, it's better that I'm not just pulling stuff out of Runner's World magazine and
Now that I've started recognizing and greeting other runners by name at local races, I see potential for getting a group together. My first thought was to focus on a women's group, and maybe even a mommies group. Sort of like a Stroller Strides on steroids, well not steroids, but you know what I mean. Women with a competitive streak who just happen to train with their kiddos too.
Sorta like this, but not so LAME-O
Then I was talking to a neighbor who pointed out there's a huge home-schooling network in our area. Why not create a group for those kids? Fantastic idea! Since we plan to home school Emily, it would be a learning experience for us too. Let's see what this whole home-schooling thing really entails.
I'm excited about the prospects. Let's see if I can turn my little hobby into something bigger.