What better way to end the year and start the New Year right than with a run? All over the world, people run, either on their own or in an organized race:
- Every New Years Eve there is a 5 kilometre (3.1 mi) running race called the Nos Galan road race. (Wales)
- The city of São Paulo also holds a famous event: the Corrida de São Silvestre Marathon. (Brazil)
Above and beyond are some interesting traditions that sound well-worth a try:
- How about running around the house with a suitcase, which means you will travel more in the coming year? (Argentina)
- Eating 12 grapes representing 12 wishes for the new year and running across the street with luggage asking for new trips and adventures in the upcoming year. (Costa Rica)
We’ll be heading for our local track Sunday morning, to run one lap backward, symbolizing the year that has passed, and one lap forward, for the year to come. I saw this in Runner’s World and thought it would be a nice new family tradition.
What’s your year-end fitness tradition?
Happy New Year!