Happy National Running Day everybody! Today is the day to celebrate why you run, and the fact that you’re physically able to run.
My purpose for running has evolved quite a bit since I first started running in March 2013. I first started running as a way to challenge myself to try something new, and to push myself to prove to myself that I could in fact run. The more miles that I ran, the more exhilarating that running became for me. And now, I focus on running as a way to promote both physical and mental health. Its amazing how on a bad day that something as simple as running can help turn my day around.
So how can you celebrate your passion for running?
- Be sure to head to the National Running Day website to create your own “I Run Because” badge.
- Take advantage of one day savings (up to $20 in select markets) that the Rock ‘n’ Roll series is offering on select races. (And if you’re reading this post after June 3rd, use code DANCINGTORUNNING to save $15 on your race registration. And be sure to check out Rock ‘n’ Roll’s recently published video about why running rocks.
- Lace up your shoes and head out for a run, whether solo or as part of a group.
Today I also want to celebrate my 2015 running accomplishments thus far. So far in 2015, I’ve run seven races, the highlight of which was running my fourth half marathon. So far in 2015, I’ve run 275 miles. And so far in 2015 I’ve reached new PRs in several race distances.
QOTD: Why do you run?