Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

In Honor of National Running Day

Why do I run? 

  • Because I can
  • Because I can run solo, with my dog or with my running group buddies.
  • Because it’s cheaper than therapy
  • Because I really enjoy working up a serious sweat
  • Because I want to send that cupcake packing
  • Because I love to feel the after-effects
  • Because there are no techniques to learn, moves to master or equipment to buy
  • Because it’s my personal time to think, train, create and unwind. 

Although I might…

To acknowledge the impact of running on the lives of so many, Wednesday, June 5 has been designated National Running Day—a day of celebration for those who already run and a day to spread encouraging words and an inviting hand to those yet to discover this healthy, beneficial and wonderful activity.

Fun facts about running:

  • There are more than 75 million runners in the United States
  • Over one billion pairs of running shoes are sold worldwide each year
  • You can “run on air.” …

After a challenging workout, an intense sports competition or a new activity, you might feel some muscle soreness.  This is normal and if the soreness is mild, you will probably go about your day without giving it a second thought.  However, if your muscles are talking to you with every move you make and interfering with even simple basic functions, it would be a good idea to find a way to alleviate the pain.

However, the question many people have when soothing sore muscles is whether…