I’ve been ranting about National Running Day for over a month now and the day is finally HERE. Will you run today? Why do you run? I love that fact that there is a nationalized holiday dedicated to running. This doesn’t mean that you should go run a marathon today, instead congratulate yourself for being active and working towards your goals.
I think I’ve made it pretty clear as to why I run….but lets recap shall we?
For the challenge
For the high
Because I can
Because I have two legs that want to move
For the training
For the ups and downs
For the personal records
For the outdoors
For the fresh air
For my overall health and well-being
Active came out with 10 reasons why you should celebrate National Running Day. Check it out for yourself! My favorites were sign up for a race and get new shoes. Who doesn’t love getting new runner shoes? I highly recommend it. You can also check out Gametiime for upcoming races in your area!
These will be retiring.
There are many giveaways and promotions going on today in honor of National Running Day.
Timex is celebrating National Running Day by having us tweet or post to Instagram with #IMARUNNER. For each eligible submission Timex is going to donate $5 (up to $15,000) toward One Fund Boston which helps those individual most affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013. Timex will also be giving away 60 Timex Ironman watches to runners who use the hashtag.
For a chance to win a Timex Ironman watch simply submit your unique running story on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IMARUNNER today (June 5th by 11:59 EST). You can also enter on their Facebook Page. Official rules are found HERE!!!
The Rock n Roll marathon series are offering discounts for signing up with a race in your area! $20 off for most! I am very tempted to sign up for the Seattle 1/2 marathon for later this month. I am going to let it swim around in my head for the rest of the day!
I cannot wait to get out and run today after work! It may be a hot one, but I’ll manage. I’ll be back later with Wordless Wednesday!