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Jun 3, 2015

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Have A Ridiculously Happy National Running Day

You don’t have to run marathons or be the ‘ridiculously photogenic runner‘ to celebrate National Running Day. Ask a runner how they got into running, and their story probably differs from that of other athletes: “I’m not sure. I guess I’ve been running since I was walking.” I’m by no means expert on running, it’s just my go to exercise. My first memories of running were after watching The Sandlot, I would use my elbows to make my Rangers jersey fly behind me as I ran in  s l o w  m o t i o n   a la Benny’s chase scene with The Beast. That’s the complicated way of going about it.

Jogging at Dunbar Historical Lake

Dunbar Historical Lake

The basics of running are relatively simple — one foot in front of the other, repeat,  — besides a pair of shoes, you don’t need anything else to start. Just keep moving.

Lubbock has many great trails around us to get a good view as you’re running. Check out our friends at Parks and Recreation for a list of Lubbock Parks. We recommend Wagner, Maxey, McAllister, Tech Terrace and Urbanovsky.

When you’re ready to push a hobby to an obsession, there’s no tougher test than at The Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 on June 26! Folk travel to Lubbock from all over the world to try out our course. Check out what a few of the athletes had to say about this grueling triathlon.

So get those shoes tied tight and go for a run today. Your body will love you for it. Let us know some of your favorite trails to run and if you’ll be in any races this year. If you’re more Andy Dwyer than Chris Traeger (see below), we still recommend going out to The Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3. There’s always food,  funny signs and a great time cheering on these ridiculously trained athletes.