Russy’s Birthday Celebration: Day 1 “The Jump Start”

Headed up Runyon for the first time
Headed up Runyon for the first time

Introducing Russy and Tito to Los Angeles was an entertaining prospect. On the agenda for the week was hiking, yoga, sight seeing, clean food, and meeting Alumni from our networks. Note that these guys have never done any hiking, never done yoga, and never been to the west coast so EVERY experience is new.

Very cool.  Outdoor yoga at Runyon Canyon Park. I like Cali.
Very cool. Outdoor yoga at Runyon Canyon Park. I like Cali.
Be Moore and Trainer Scott Parker (FAMU)
Be Moore and Trainer Scott Parker (FAMU)

Hiking with Scott on our first day was the equivalent to a baptism by fire! LOL. Not only did we walk the toughest trail but we did it at a “push it” pace (he would’t say so, but he does it every day). Scott is a trainer in Los Angeles who knows his stuff.

After the hike we went for a clean lunch.  The drink in the middle is fresh squeezed lemonade with kale.
After the hike we went for a clean lunch. The drink in the middle is fresh squeezed lemonade with kale.
Russy's organic lunch at M Cafe
Russy's organic lunch at M Cafe
This mural caught my eye off of Fairfax.  The next day it was gone...
This mural caught my eye off of Fairfax. The next day it was gone...
After a couple hours of exploring, a quick snack before evening yoga in Brentwood.
After a couple hours of exploring, a quick snack before evening yoga in Brentwood.

My good friend Light was substitute teacher for a Yoga class in Brentwood that plays hip-hop. The class was 90 minutes and very challenging. By the time I left I was soaked with sweat and felt great knowing that I made it through the whole thing.

More to come.

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