So, last Wednesday (June 5) was National Running Day.
How did I miss this??
Um . . . maybe because I’m working so much on the museum project that I don’t have much time or attention to spare?
That would also explain why I’m posting about this topic several days after the fact…
Anyhoo, I was supposed to go for a 5-mile run on Wednesday, but I’d had a long day at work, and I reeeally didn’t want to go. I posted as such on social media.
I decided to get up early and run the following morning instead.
In the interim, my friends commented on my post, which led to the following conversation:
Friend 1: “But it is National Running Day!”
Friend 2: “I made it out for a short run this morn after I reminded myself it’s national running day.”
Me: “Darn. I’m already in bed with the alarm set for 4:30am. Missed celebrating another holiday.”
Friend 2: “Then make tomorrow national running day, Katie!”
Me: “It IS more fun to make up one’s own holidays…”
Friend 2: “That’s the spirit!”
So, I declared June 7 “Say ‘Good Morning’ to Everyone You Meet While Running Day.” (Note: this holiday can be hilariously awkward in the later hours of the day.)
“Good morning” to the man walking a Pomeranian!
“Good morning” to another man walking two small dogs!
“Good morning” to two young men carrying a stringer of catfish!
“Good morning” to two women out for a walk!
“Good morning” to the woman unlocking her car!
“Good morning” to the robin who repeatedly flew in front of me on the sidewalk!
Those were all the opportunities I got in 5.8 miles.
You don’t meet too many people when you head out at 5:45 am.
But you do have good opportunities for sunrise shadow pictures.
Copyright 2013 by Katie Bradshaw