Spring Running: Avoid Getting Wet

By Dan Gardner, TOCA Special Running Correspondent

The snow has melted, golf courses are open – where one can get in a great walk – and that makes for great running, walking and jogging. Warmer weather is here! But that also brings some challenges – mainly water – as in getting wet shoes and socks. Be careful out there. Slowly ramp up your exercising and dress properly. This time of year can be a wonderful season to get back into outdoor exercise.

With these extraordinary times of COVID-19, one needs to heed the advice of our doctors in what is appropriate for working out. In our case – running, jogging or walking – keep a safe distance away from other people. That includes any running partners. Most recent word from the medical profession is to keep even more than 6 feet apart. Heed their counsel.

I usually note in this article half or full marathons. Most are on hold or have been canceled – including the most famous race in my neck of the woods – Grandma’s Marathon.

Before I head out the door for my daily walk, here’s a suggestion regarding running shoes. If you are going to purchase new ones, be sure to read some articles to help with your decision. And go to a specialty store if you can so a clerk can help you with this important purchase.

Finally – to help make TOCA the best membership association it can be – keep that brain working as you get very much needed exercise and formulate how YOU can play a part in making TOCA the best association it can be. Until next time, be well, be smart, be healthy and be TOCA!