HAPPY GLOBAL RUNNING DAY!
Happy Gloabal Running Day to all of my fellow pavement pounders!
Yup, June 6th is that special day each year where we decorate our shoe trees and gather together to sing holiday running songs all while sipping warm Gu packets. And remember, if Meb sees his shadow during his maintenance run today that means six more weeks of blisters. Or something like that.
I woke up this morning to show my support for this non-Hallmark supported holiday (I was at the card store the other day and they had bupkus). And how did I express my love of running?
I went for a swim.
Now before you think I’m thumbing my nose at the holiday or actively rebelling against the sport that has given me some much joy (and bling), let me ‘splain.
I did a maintenance run yesterday and I’ll be out there tomorrow doing some hill work. So today is my normally scheduled non-running day. I typically run Tuesdays, Thursdays and long run on Saturday (except on race weekends). But on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I do some sort of cross-training or non-running exercise. As of late, that has been swimming (more on that in a future post).
I thought of shifting my schedule this week so that I was running today, but I already had to juggle it last week because of a race on Memorial Day Monday and I wanted to get back to my norm.
As I jumped into the lap pool this morning the irony was not lost on me and it made me smile as I donned my swim goggles. Besides, I spend enough time running that I figured the running gods will give me a pass on today… especially if I run a bit longer and harder tomorrow.
I just hope I don’t see my shadow. Six more weeks of blisters would suck.
Happy Global Running Day… and Run on!
And what exercises do you like to do on your “off days” or when you’re not running?