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Wednesday, June 06, 2012
national running day?
According to the internet, it is "National Running Day." (and their website is slow...and features Rachel Ray) As a Canadian, I'm never sure if these national days apply to me. Since the definition of the word is "Of or relating to a nation; common to or characteristic of an entire nation" I figure the word "national" applies to a single country - most likely the USA. But when you check the website, there are group "National Run Day" runs in the US, a few in Canada, in Mexico, and a few other countries (even Germany I think).
So here's my question - are we (runners) just stupid and don't understand what the word "national" means? Or is someone trying to imply that runners are somehow a nation and we should all hold hands, sing kumbaya, and change the world - one national running day at a time? Regardless. I hope it is a beautiful day for a run. Wherever you are and whatever your national identity.