By now I’m sure you’ve seen somewhere on social media that it is Global Running Day.
While sometimes I have a love-hate relationship with running, I am so thankful for all it has given me.
It has given me strength and determination that I never knew I had. Because of running I have made new friends, become closer with older ones and traveled new places.
I RAN FREAKING MARATHON. I ran two years of cross country and three years of track in high school. I ran two half marathons and countless other races. I ran races with my dad and brother. I learned about the pros in the sport and took inspiration from them.
“Watching the world’s best compete fires you up to achieve your own feats of greatness. When it comes to running, participation and spectating go hand in hand.” — Kara Goucher.
Running has taught me to be vulnerable, but it has also taught me to be strong.
So today I am celebrating with 4 miles — my favorite distance to just run for fun.
Runs end. Running doesn’t.
If you are looking for an upcoming race to run, Run Rock N Roll has some great deals on all kinds of races today. Grab a friend and a sign up for a race, I promise you won’t regret it.
Haaaappy Friiiiday! I can’t believe another week has come and gone. I love that weekend is already upon us, but man does it feel like time is flying by.
So before some fun in the sun this weekend — let’s talk favorites.
1. One of my favorite things to do is host. I love having people in my home, taking care of them and feeding everyone a good meal. Earlier this week, Emily Ley shared a great post on her blog with tips from others on how to be hospitable and how love people well.
2. Since Wednesday was Global Running Day, Brooks launched the coolest campaign I’ve seen in a while. The thought was that every runner should be endorsed. So by signing up here, you can become an official Brooks endorsed athlete.
3. I’ve been looking into some Whole30 recipes this week. While I’m not planning on completly following the plan, I would like to get some ideas on how to incorporate more whole foods into my diet. Have any suggestions on Whole 30 snacks or recipes? Let me know in the comments below!
Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 7, 2017. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving.
At globalrunningday.org you can create you own free, personalized bib or create a badge to post on social media to show your support and pledge to run on GRD.
Today, I plan on running three miles when I get off work. No watch, no worries, just me and the streets.
But today, I will be a little more thankful for the tough times, the pain in my legs and all the sweat and pain I will endure to finish. Running has given me so much and I hope to keep running for many many years.
If you’re looking for some ways to celebrate global running day, I suggest getting outside and going for a run! (duh.) No technology, just you and your thoughts and your feet on the pavement.