I was first inspired by working out in the streets on a Friday night when I stumbled across a video on the Wolfpack Hustle. Essentially, it's a "crash course" cycling race that takes place in the wee morning hours before the LA Marathon. The streets are already closed and this underground movement began to roll with a single bike race but has since grown into a huge following with people showing up to race from all over the world with multiple races for different categories. Winners get a dog tag and bragging rights for one year.
Watch the Wolfpack Hustle here:
We've always thought working out on Friday night's would be a fun thing for adults to do. Under the city lights, the streets pretty empty with folks out to dinner or settling in after a hard week of work. If we can get a crew to start showing up it has the potential to turn into something bigger. Underground races, half marathons, stair climbs, maybe even our own little cycling race. Maybe? There's a lot of ideas floating in and out of my head.
There's a world of people out there that would rather break the cycle of drinks on a Friday sitting at a bar keeping boring conversation when many of us totally want to break out of that cycle. I know it. I know I'm not alone in looking for something different, something a little more healthy than 10 beers and pizza, something that will have me waking up Saturday morning feeling good and refreshed, not stuck in bed until 10am. Break the cycle with me. Bring a beer to shotgun before the run or put whiskey in your water bottle and meet me in the middle.
You never really hear about a Friday night group that meets unless it's a specially planned event. Why is that? Do people really not want to show up? Can't we make it worth while? What if we actually got a big turnout, some high energy and a great workout? I'm curious to see if we can, anyway.
*We are meeting this Wednesday the 31st, 7pm at Merwin's Wharf for our run but will try several Fridays in the near future to see what kind of turn out we get. I HOPE YOU'LL SHOW UP.
Check out the event page by clicking HERE.
Friday, June 9th will be our first Friday night workout. If you're looking to mix up the routine, think about coming out and joining us. Recruit a friend. Bring a lively energy and get a little wilddddd. We'll post the workout here soon on our "Meet Ups" tab as well as our social media platforms.