Who knows what tomorrow is? Yeah yeah it's Cinco de Mayo. But what you might NOT know is that there is an even BETTER holiday tomorrow too! It's National Run with Your Dog Day!
I don't know about you, but I love a good made up holiday. It makes normal Tuesdays just way more fun. National Pancake Day? I'm there - whipping up a special batch of pancakes. National Margarita Day - better than most "real" holidays. So, when I heard that Lea over at Running with Ollie and Elizabeth at Six Legs Are Better Than Two had collaborated to create a special holiday just for running with dogs I was pretty pumped! Running with Miss Oakley is one of my favorite (most adventurous) things (ranks right up there with running with my baby...but more on that later) so of course I knew we would participate.
What's extra cool about this event that they have started a virtual 5K too! All you have to do is head over to Running with Ollie and sign up, then run 3.1 miles with your pup wherever you want on May 5. They know that all you people have crazy lives, so the virtual 5K actually goes from May 5-12, so you have plenty of time to get it done. Signing up is TOTALLY FREE and you get entered to win prizes just for preregistering. Buzz over there today to still get entered! Plus you get to share photos of running with your dog with the hashtag #RUNWITHYOURDOGVIRTUAL5K and get entered for even more prizes!
National Run with Your Dog Day happens to fall on my LAST DAY IN COLORADO :-( So Miss Oakley and I will most likely get our 5K on while running our favorite trails one last time. I'll be posting pics on my Instagram account! I have a private account to keep the crazies away...but there's a pretty good chance I'll accept you if you request! I also just noticed that there is a fun picture of us (and other awesome running duos) up on Lea's "Running with Ollie" blog today so you better go check us out! We're famous!!
While we're talking about fun running "holidays" - I wanted to quickly mention that National Stroller Running Day is this month too! I'll be posting more about it soon, but until then you can head over the Mom's Little Running Buddies to see all the details!
Man! May should be called "National Fun Running Days Month!" If you could start your own fitness related holiday, what would you do? I'm thinking "National Run to a Coffee Shop Day". Or "National Burpee Before Breakfast Day". Only because my two favorite things, running with dogs and running with babies were already taken!
how about you?
Leave a comment with your favorite made up holiday!
Go sign up for Run with Your Dog Day and then let me know that you did!
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