Today is National Running Day, amici! Running is healthy, accessible and easy. Let’s celebrate! Anyone can do it. All you have to do is wear your running shoes and go for a run! Sounds easy, right? It gets even better. If you’re new to running, you can just go for a walk or a walk/run where you alternate walking with running. Wherever you are, just run – fast or slow, far or close, alone or with others – celebrate another step or your first step toward leading a healthier and fitter life. What’s important is that you get out there and get moving. If you are a longtime runner show your love of running and grab your family and friends and spread the joy of running. If you’ve never run before and you’ve been considering running, what are you waiting for? Today is the prefect day to start a lifetime and life-changing commitment. Today is your day!
So, get out there, get moving, and most of all – HAVE FUN! Running is all about YOU challenging yourself and being free.
Along with Dustin and our puppy Luna, early this morning I grabbed my camera and celebrated running day by going for a fun and relaxing run around our neighbor.
Also, if you want to give back to the sport that has given you so much you can:
1. Donate your old running shoes. A typical pair of running shoes lasts 300 to 500 miles. If you’ve been running for several years, you’ve probably got some old pairs that could be useful to someone who can’t buy a pair of running shoes. Many local running stores have bins to drop off your old shoes (One World Running), or you can mail them to a group like Soles4Souls.
2. Sign up to run a race for charity. Have you always wanted to run the ING New York City Marathon or other famous races that are now sold out? You can still get in by signing up to race with an official charity partner.
3. Volunteer at a race. Organizing a marathon requires hundreds, and sometimes thousands of volunteers. To get involved with a local road race, contact your local road runners club. Or, if you want to volunteer for a big race like a marathon race, look for the volunteer opportunities section on the race’s web site.
Happy Running! How are you celebrating?
“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” ~ Jules Renard