We know, May grey in San Diego can make it tough to get out of bed in the morning. The clouds, drizzle and overall darkness is downright depressing.
But that's really not an excuse to blow off your workout. In fact, for most of the weather-proof November Project tribes across the continent, a drizzly morning workout in San Diego is a tropical vacation.
So don't give up your workout San Diego! November Project San Diego is waiting to spray-paint your workout t-shirt and make you part of this free fitness flash mob.
First launched in Boston as a way to stay fit during the below zero months, this fitness frenzy has formed 19 tribes, including November Project San Diego. DiscoverSD caught up with co-founder of the San Diego tribe, Lauren Padula, in between sessions of rock-paper-scissors and sit-ups, last week for the scoop on how to join the movement.
"Just show up," said Padula. "We meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:29 a.m. Mondays are rotating with the first Monday of the month at Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach. Then, depending on the monthly theme, locations are announced through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. On Wednesdays, we meet at the Bea Evenson Fountain in Balboa Park, then, nomadically migrate to wherever the workout is happening."
The workouts are 100 percent free, and are different each time. The San Diego tribe members include all ages ranges, from a 9-month-old baby, who gets pushed around the circuit in a stroller with the workout partner/dad to the 85-year-old warrior.
"We are going to challenge you, push you, and support you, all at the same time," Padula said. " You're gonna get a high five, whether you're walking or running, skipping the push-ups, or doing them with your 5-year-old kid on your shoulders."
She added, "This month's theme is hills - so expect uneven surfaces. But don't be surprised, if it's the last thing you imagined. The last "race" the San Diego tribe had was teams of four pushing Prius's across the Kate Sessions parking lot. Next month's theme is Pacific Beach, so that could mean just about anything."
When: 6:29 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
For more information, visit: Facebook: NovemberProjectSAN; Twitter: @Nov_ProjectSD; Instagram: @novemberprojectsd.