July 27 2010, 1:07 PM
I am slowly trying to get back into shape. It's hard for me to imagine that a year ago I was close to finishing up my marathon training program. After a lazy winter (and spring---and summer), I started the search for a community to help motivate my out-of-shape legs and lungs back to their competing condition. The Pearl Street Runners offers a great opportunity to run in downtown Boulder every Wednesday night; they meet at 6:15 and start running at 6:30 p.m. The group runs a 5K loop to and from Conor O'Neills. After, Conor's offers free pasta and salad, and $1 off beers. (Hey, we've got to replenish the calories somehow.) Bonus: Pearl Street Runners also has a hill-running group, which meets on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Hungry Toad. After, the runners often gather at the Toad for dinner and beers.