Way number #33 on how to make your runs more enjoyable: The Cheers Method
I’ve mentioned before that I have a friend who owns a local (better than $tarbuck$ or McD$) coffee shop. Jaszy’s Java is located one block off Old Route 66 in Wilmington. It’s a cheerful little shop with an owner who cares about what her customers want to drink, especially, if it’s coffee or a smoothy. I recommend the not-so-berry berry smoothies. It’s a Barefoot Roses custom smoothie.
Several of my recent runs went right past Jaszy’s by design to either take a picture or just waved a hello.
You know that scene from Cheers when Norm walks into the bar, says hello and everyone yells back “Norm” in greeting?
OK, maybe Darla is the only one waving and saying Hello to me but still it perks up the run a bit.
So if you can find a running route with a place where everybody knows your name, I recommend it.