For those of you that are not familiar with National Running Day here is a bit of background.
“National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.”
If you are looking for 10 ways to celebrate National Running Day check out this site. My favorites include
- Morph your friends into running friends- anytime I can inspire another friend to join me on my journey there is a certain feeling I get knowing that I might just make a difference in their lives.
- Make running run in the family- just this past weekend I had a quick “race” around the lake with my brother in law (who smoked me at the beginning but endurance won out in the end) sister and niece. Nothing is better than enjoying what you love to do with the people you love and I LOVE exposing my niece to running at such a young age.
- Treat yourself like a champion- which includes trating yourself in your favorite post-run snack or new workout clothes. Like LuLulemon shhh don’t tell the hubby!
And my very favorite is…
DECLARE YOUR PASSION-
don’t hide behind your tennis shoes. Shout it out to the world and let them know not only that you run but more importantly WHY you run. Is it an outlet for stress? To stay fit? To enjoy time with family or friends? A technology friendly way to do this is to declare it on a running badge. Mine is below and you can fill out yours here by clicking “claim your badge.”
If you are looking to connect with runners around the country today and everyday
Visit RunningDay.org to interact with other runners and find complete information about the day. Resources on the site include information on local community events with running clubs and retailers, course-mapping tools, training tips, and other running-related information. Don’t forget to tweet them pictures using the hashtag, #RunningDay!
How will you celebrate National Running Day?