Happy National Running Day!

Happy National Running Day!  Each year on the first Wednesday of June runners across the world come together to celebrate the wonderful sport of running.  Although running is an individual sport, the running community is composed of so many like minded individuals, most of whom support one another.  The presence of the running community is no more felt through any venue than it is online, particularly through the use of blogging and social media.

Each year on National Running Day, runners are encouraged to proclaim why it is that they run.  Last year I celebrated National Running Day after having been running for less than three months.  I had just recently signed up to run my first half marathon, and was running to prove to myself that I could set my mind to something and accomplish it.


Although this is still one of the many reasons that I still run, over the past year I have also found running to be exhilarating.  Having now completed two half marathons, as well as a ten miler, a couple of 10ks, and a handful of 5ks, crossing the finish line of any race, particularly of the Disney World Half Marathon in January and the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon in March, left me feeling on top of the world.  As I further progress with my running, I am more and more encouraged to push myself that much harder to see what is possible for me to accomplish.


I cannot wait to see what I push myself to conquer over the next year, and what I’ll be celebrating next year on National Running Day!

QOTD: Why do you run?

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13 Responses to Happy National Running Day!

  1. I love this! I also like to look back at where I was the previous year and compare-its so rewarding! Best of luck on your running!

  2. You’ve come such a long way since you started running a little over a year ago- lots of accomplishments on the books and in the future I’m sure! How did you like RNR in DC? I am considering it for 2015 😉 Thanks for joining in!

  3. Kristin says:

    I love this and Happy National Running Day!! My post asked the same question!! Love it!! In summary, I run because it makes me happy!!!

  4. runsaltrun says:

    That is really one of the best parts for me too…as you see yourself getting better it just makes you want to do MORE! I’m sure you are going to have many more awesome things to talk about next year on this day!

  5. Happy National Running Day! My running journey really began with my first half marathon too – and now I’m hooked! I’m also really hoping to run the Disney Half Marathon at some point; it looks like a blast.

  6. thelindzhaz says:

    Happy National Running Day! It sounds like you are loving your running journey.

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