To all my fellow runners out there, happy National Running Day!
For those that may not know, National Running Day is held annually on the first Wednesday in June. It’s a day where runners everywhere declare their passion for running! Isn’t that excellent? It doesn’t matter if you’re new to running or a marathon veteran. The whole day just celebrates a simple activity that so many people love. I think it should be a holiday. Or, at least a half day. How’s a girl supposed to get in a nice long run in on a random Wednesday?
Despite the fact that I’m a whole-hearted supporter of this fabulous day, I actually won’t be running. I know. It’s a travesty. But I need a rest day. I did this incredibly hard work out on Monday, and a tough run last night and I need to mend my tired muscles.
Have you heard of a Crossfit workout called “The Filthy 50?” Inspired by my friend April’s blog post, I decided I would try it for myself. Yikes. What a workout. Basically, the Filthy 50 consists of 50 reps of 10 different exercises including things like burpees, pushups, and situps. Instead of the 200m run at the end, I decided to warm up with a 2km run. It took me about an hour, and I was pooped. 50 burpees is really freakin’ hard people. Seriously. It’s tough.
Yesterday, I decided to join my regular Nike+ Central Toronto Run Club for an easy 5km. Unfortunately, we got lost in the Rosedale Ravine and ended up running up the world’s most monstrous hill. My poor muscles were SCREAMING. That was not what I signed up! A great workout nonetheless.
Also, I have a new run planned for tomorrow morning. I have this hypothesis that I can run to work faster than I can drive there. I know, it sounds insane, but my short 7km commute takes close to 40 minutes sometimes. I think I can run to work faster and tomorrow, I’m going to put that theory to the test…and celebrate National Running Day a little late.