They say the first Wednesday in June in the United States is National Running Day. Honestly, who invents this stuff? Congress? Some random dude? And how does it become “official”? Does some politician make a proclamation? Or does the crazy shut-in lady down the street start a Go Daddy page declaring Oct. 29th as National Cat Day?
According to this site, so far in June we’ve had:
Quite a varied list. And get ready, because tomorrow is….
Now don’t get me wrong…I’m not poo-pooing the idea. I’m just curious how this randomness comes about.
I do believe it is a good thing. If it gets more people running, then yes!!! And I also see a lot of running stores have sales going, as well as race registrations have discounts today.
And yes, I participated of course! I met a group at Luke’s Locker for a steamy run in the early morning. Afterwards they had some snacks and refreshments and give-a-ways.
And what about our friends who live abroad? Do they have their own National Running Days? I’m guessing that in some countries (Kenya, I’m looking at you), every day is National Running Day.
But is there a Day we can all come together in the spirit of running? Well, according to Dr. Google – November 9th is World Run Day. So hang in there a few months everyone on the planet. Our day is coming! Until then, enjoy your gingerbread, folks.
How bout you? Did you participate in National Running Day? If you’re a foreigner – do you have a running day in your country? How would you fill in the blank of “I run …”?