For my 2011 National Running Day post, click here. (So much has happened since then!)
Today is National Running Day! As if my facebook and Twitter feeds aren’t filled enough with running news, updates, and posts, a day like this really takes it up a notch. It’s funny…it is almost like this day reminds us to stay excited about running. All the buzz about #RunningDay made me feel excited to run and re-energized me a little! Woot!
The obvious question is…how did I celebrate?
Well, I Tweeted out DOZENS of race promo and discount codes for races all over the country. Most of them were only good for today, but if you see a race you are interested after today, go ahead and try the code. There are chances that it might still work!
As I left work and walked to my car, I started getting pretty excited about getting home, scooping up Baby Key in the BabyJogger, and going for a few laps around our apartment complex. And then this happened…
Booooooo! I know I am not made of sugar and I am fully capable of running in the rain, but dragging Baby Key out in a thunderstorm with lightning is just not a good idea.
But all was not lost! By late this evening, however, there was a brief window where the rain stopped and we went out and got our run on. Granted, we “only” went 2 miles, but 2 miles is better than 0 miles!
After my run, I went to Competitor Group’s site, logged my miles, and got my badge. BOOYAH!
Playing “single mama” while my husband has been out of town has been tough and it means that I have even less free time in the evenings with making sure Baby Key is taken care of. Between that and the cruddy weather, I am quite content with my National Running Day 2-Miler!
How did you celebrate National Running Day today?