Hi everyone! Sorry for the break in posts, but I’ve been a little busy up here in Anchorage. Why? My husband and I bought our first house! We closed on Thursday, painted on Friday, and moved on Saturday. I’ve been packing and decorating nonstop since! I can’t wait to post indoor pics as soon as the house looks less like a bomb of cardboard boxes exploded all over it!
And now that it’s June 1st, there are two really big things going on today. One is my third wedding anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been three amazing years since the best day of my life!
The other is, of course, Global Running Day. You might be wondering what an injured runner does on Global Running Day, and I’m here to tell you that I’ve decided to make this day about my running comeback. Usually to celebrate this running holiday, I’d go out for a 3 mile nonstop run with friends. Today, however, I’ve decided that I will try a method that has been working okay for me since I got injured: a very slow, careful attempt at running short intervals between longer walk breaks for about one mile. It’s going to take me a long time, and it’s not going to be what many other runners who are out there today might think of as “running”. But if I plan on fully getting back to running someday, I know I need to take teeny tiny baby steps in order to get there. So today I’m going to lace up my favorite mint green ASICS, put on my shiny new triathlon finisher’s shirt, and run a tiny bit. Because even just 2 minutes of running pain free is my idea of a perfect Global Running Day!
Want to participate in all the fun activities? Go to globalrunningday.org and pledge to run! It’s super quick and free and I’m excited to be in the count of over 2 million people who have already signed up to run! And check out some of my past Global Running Day posts here and here! Re-reading those got me so excited to run for a tiny bit today! Running is totally the best.
How are you celebrating Global Running Day? What’s your favorite part about running?