National Running Day

6 Jun

Happy National Running Day! Isn’t this cute? You can get your own over at and customize the message.

It is so exciting to celebrate this day just weeks after the biggest accomplishment in my running career.

Running is such a great workout; the caloric burn, stress relief and mental refresh that a run can have is hard to believe. But, I think that any healthy lifestyle is one to celebrate! Not all of us are runners, and that is ok. Celebrate a healthy choice you made today. Or maybe go for that run. Either way, you are doing your body good – love that!

Here are 10 Great Ways to Celebrate National Running Day:

  • Declare your passion – People run for millions of reasons, and we want to know yours! Head to and let the nation know why you run, be it raising money for charity, keeping your waistline in check, or getting to that bagel at the 5K finish line.
  • Bring a “runway” to work – Swap your loafers and heels for sneakers and you’ll be dressed to the nines for National Running Day. Your feet will thank you for it, and it will be that much easier to step out for a short jog during lunch or on your way home from work.
  • Morph your friends into running fiends – Friends don’t let friends just walk on National Running Day! Invite a pal or two—the more the merrier—to hit the road with you. They’ll be hooked in no time!
  • Change Happy Hour to Running Hour – Shake things up by adding a run to your post-work plans. Head out at 5:00 p.m. with some co-workers and relax over miles instead of cocktails.
  • Strike new ground – Seize the day and take the road you’ve never traveled. Who knows? You might find a new favorite running path to spice up your summer.
  • Give the gift of running – Donate to organizations that use running to make a difference in people’s lives, like Back on my Feet or Achilles International.
  • Make running run in the family – They have your eyes, but what about your endurance? Leave the bikes and baseball bats in the garage and run around the neighborhood with the kids. Keep things interesting with a short race to see who is the fastest.
  • Choose a running resolution – Kick off a new fitness goal on National Running Day. It can be anything, including adding five minutes to your next run, running a new distance, or signing up for a road race.
  • Take advantage of the great outdoors – Running outside beats spending all your time on the treadmill. Step out the front door and away from the gym to take in a bit of nature during your afternoon run.
  • Treat yourself like a champion – Set yourself up for success by indulging in your favorite post-run snack, sporting your lucky t-shirt, or helping your feet to a new pair of sneakers.

And last, but not least – you can get out there and run!The people over at Rock N’ Roll Marathons are giving a discount today – $20 off your entrance fee! Nice. Of course, I am already signed up (where was the discount a few months ago, peeps? I kid.) but maybe I’ll take on another.

What are you doing to celebrate the day?




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