I’ve written before about joining a run club (and how NOT scary it is!) and you’ve certainly seen my run club friends pop up in many of my posts and pictures – some of us even made it into Runner’s World this year!
Jason and I were fortunate to not only find a group of people to run with here on the Cape, but they’ve become a great group of friends! And believe it or not, we do more than run together! We go to yoga, we do brunch, we meet for “coffee talk”, we spin…and in fact, a few weeks ago, it was in spin where we came up with our most recent activity idea!
Dave (the manager of our local Marathon Sports) and I were spinning along…
…when the Chariots of Fire music came on during the cool down. I immediately turned to him and said, “I haven’t seen this movie in so long, I really want to watch it…oh my gosh – RUN CLUB MOVIE NIGHT!?!”
Dave brought the idea to the Marathon Sports powers that be, they gave their blessing, and a few weeks later we were setting up a movie scree right in the store for the Inaugural Mashpee Marathon Sports Movie Night!
And no, we didn’t sit on the floor – we brought beach chairs!
Of course the movie we watched was about running though! Since the Boston Marathon is coming up, we watched a movie called Saint Ralph, a fictional story of a 14 year old boy in the 50’s who sets out to create a miracle by winning the Boston Marathon.
I honestly had never heard of it before (it was Dave’s recommendation!), but it was a really funny movie!
Marathon Sports was kind enough to offer us 20% off after the movie, so of course the night ended with a little shopping!
Run Club Movie Night was such a huge success it sounds like we’ll be doing another one in the future – I can’t wait!