If you’re not a runner, this day may be your worst nightmare. The first Wednesday in June has been declared National Running Day! So the obvious way to celebrate would be to go for a run. Boring! Predictable! Lame! A special holiday such as this requires special celebration and more then a Facebook post of you running with #NRD.
I’m celebrating NRD by flying to San Francisco. By the time you read this I will be doped up on Xanax 30,000 feet up and headed to a runner’s paradise. I even get to test my hamstring by doing my first run in two weeks…tomorrow. That’s right, I will actually not run on National Running Day. #Sad
I originally wrote this list for RunHaven so I’ll give you a tease here and then you’ll need to read the rest over there, since I know you cannot possibly go on with your day until you know the full list.
Choose wisely my friends:
- Randomly pee in the woods.
2. Tell a stranger all your racing PRs.
3. Sign-up a non-running friend for a 5K and announce it on Facebook.
4. Put every running sticker you can find on your car (you remember how much my husband loves those, right?).
5. Take the day off of work and claim discrimination if they refuse to let you.
6. Wear one of your old racing bibs all day and look confused if people question it.
7. Have a party where you serve only Chomps, GU and Gatorade and tell everyone it’s BYOHB (bring your own hydration belt).
[Tweet “13.1 (Other) Ways to Celebrate #NRD because just going for a #run is meh. @RunHaven”]
Now head over to RunHaven and read this and everything else you can get your greedy, running hungry eyeballs on. Enjoy!
Did you know it was National Running Day?
How will you celebrate?…or not?
HAHAHAHA. this post was fabulous and thank you for writing it. Bring your own hydration belt is probably my favorite thing ever.
Since I’m trail running today, perhaps I will practice number one! Have the best time in San Francisco and enjoy that first run back! Hoping all goes well with it.
Watch out for poison ivy!
Run was AMAZING! Hamstring was less so but ok 🙂
I love this even though I am not a runner preset, but will say next Wednesday is truly a national holiday for the month of June with it being my birthday! But seriously great list and most definitely hope you are having a great time right now 🙂
Omg this is hilarious!! I have a few friends that would hurt me for signing them up for a 5k!!! Off to read the article. Happy National Running Day to my favorite runner/run coach in my head!!
Hahahahaha oh Allie, I love you! This is an awesome way to start the day! You are rocking the run haven articles by the way!
I love #6!!! Look confused if they question it. 🙂 Have an awesome trip!!
These are hilarious!!! Definitely contemplating doing #1 and #3 today! Thanks for the laugh 🙂
Glad I could give you a laugh and seriously hope you did both! 🙂
Ok, I’m not super tech-savvy, but I clicked on the link to Run Haven and couldn’t find the rest!!! And I was so loving the list…. I want to wear an old race bib to work and have a party with GU shots!! I’ll go on your twitter and see if I can find the rest there. Celebrating today by going for a quick 5 mile pre-work morning run:)
Sorry about the glitch Paria! It linked to the site b/c they didn’t have it up yet…slackers 🙂 My links are working here now but I’m sure you’ve seen it by now!
I love it! I can’t wait to read the rest!
Hahaha these are so funny! I’m celebrating today by running and then trying to figure how to sell my treadmill. Don’t need it out here in the PNW!
I hope you read #13 🙂 Hooray for the PNW!
Allie this is great! I love it!!!! So hilarious!
Haha! This totally had me chuckling! I love the bring your own race belt party. Hilarious!
I’m LOLing over here! All of those stickers on that car, WHOA. Happy National Running Day!
Classic stuff!! Love it!
I’m all about having a running party!
So fun that you get in to run in San Fran!! Enjoy every minute! 🙂
this is brilliant, peeing in the woods right after i type this 🙂
since my doc gave me the green light to run, i totally celebrated today, oh yeah. it was amazing. ran/jogged for an hour around the bayou and loved it. hot sweaty mess, great times.
You are hilarious. I totally did #5. In my head.
Don’t you work from home? I’m so glad your boss is super tolerant 🙂
LOL! This is hilarious. As a self-proclaimed unladylike runner, thinking I need to stick with #1 🙂 xo