So National Running Day is coming to an end but, we make use of it! We spent most of the day…RUNNING! In the morning, Alpha and I hit up the park that is near our house. We ran a bit and got too hot so we went on the trails to take advantage of the shades the trees were so generously offering.

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Running makes me happy!
Running makes me happy!

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Afterwards, we met up with our friends at Track Shack and boy there was a HUGE turn out! So glad to meet up with all our friends who we don’t get to see every day. It was great to see you Shannon =)

photo credit: Track Shack
photo credit: Track Shack

It definitely was a lot of fun. Since the group was so large, they did a corral like start off. My friends took off in the 7 minutes group and I went shortly after with the 9 to 10 minutes group. The running community is incredible. I kept up with the group, leading the back end. It was brutally hot today, and SUPER dry. Alpha and I made a deal that we would tag each other half way so someone could run with our little runner.

I was getting tired and hot on my return from the loop. I stopped to walk after I kept a 9:05 pace. A fellow runner walked by me and cheered me to kept running so we both took off. Then I suddenly look up, and saw Alpha with little man. They made it further than I thought! I was so proud of him. So we switched and Alpha ran the rest of the way….

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Little man and I then met up with Alpha to run the rest of miles together and I kid you not…I had trouble keeping up with him. I kept yelling at him to fall back to run with us but he couldn’t hear me! Once I got close enough, I looked down at my watch and realized he was running at an 8:55 pace! No wonder I struggled to keep up! It was awesome though because he had a lot of fun running with everyone. We are super proud of him! Looks like he got his speed from his daddy!

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All in all..it was the perfect way to celebrate National Running Day! Come run with us at Track Shack next year. And BTW, they also do a free weekly run every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm. We go when we can and it’s a great way to run with friends.

Hope you all enjoyed your National Running Day! I have enjoyed looking at all photos and how you’ve been celebrating this day =)

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-gelcys

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