Happy Memorial Weekend!
As a granddaughter of veterans and sister of military personnel, it gives me great joy to celebrate this occasion – where we honor those who gave their all for our freedoms and pursuit of happiness. Not to mention… I get a 3-day weekend… heck yes!
I plan to spend as much of my long weekend outdoors as scattered thunderstorms allow. While we’re all outside celebrating with runs and walks (and don’t forget pools, burgers, brats and beers) there will surely be a lot of other people out and about. I figure now’s a perfect time for a lesson in sharing our pathways and enjoying each other’s company, yes yes?
Whether with fellow runners or other pedestrians, we inevitably need to share our running terrain. Many times we get lost in our music, or are trying so hard to focus on our own run that we forget about others. Neither struggling, nor being a rockstar athlete makes us more important or gives us more right to be on any given pathway than anyone else. We need to be considerate and treat others like we want to be treated!
As a friendly reminder to us all, here are some Running Etiquette tips that the running community has followed for many years:
On the Track
We’re all out there trying eek some enjoyment out of a sweat session, so don’t disturb other people’s outdoor experience in order to make yours better. In the coming weeks, keep your eye out for more info I’ll share on standard race etiquette, so we can all play nice and be prepped for July 4th!