Happy National Running Day!

I hope everyone was able to go out and celebrate National Running Day at some point today! Barry and I celebrated this evening with an easy 3 mile run.

In honor of National Running Day, I decided to share a bunch of motivational pictures that I have saved on my computer. Some of these came from Run the Edge and some came from Distant Runners , both on Facebook. I know a few came from Pinterest but I don’t know for sure exactly where they all came from.

The next one is so true. Who doesn’t drive past a bike path or trail that you’ve never been on before and yearn to go explore it?

For real:

For really real:

This next one pretty much sums up why I run. I couldn’t have said it better myself:

Everyone runs for so many different reasons, and I love hearing other runner’s stories about why they run and what got them into running. I know personally there are many different reasons that I not only started running but continue to run today. But the above picture sums all of those reasons up nicely. I have been at this way too long to even consider giving up now.

Why do you run?


How did you celebrate National Running Day today?

13 thoughts on “Happy National Running Day!”

  1. That someecard about the last and first thought is SO true haha. I went on a short run today but it was nice to get out there! I haven’t run much since the half marathon!

  2. As you know I don’t run. I have a note from the doctor. I did celebrate by walking 4 miles during lunch. It was a beautiful day and felt good. Capped it off by watching the Nats get destroyed by the Mets. Since they came to Washington I have been to thirteen games. In those games, they are 0-13. Friends have forbidden me to go.

    LUD.

    1. Yes, I know about your doctor’s note πŸ™‚ Glad you got a beautiful day for a lunchtime walk! Way to keep your Nats streak alive πŸ™‚

  3. I RUN… because it’s who I am. Basically, I’ve been running so long that I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t run! So much in my life revolves around running. Most of my friends run; after training with me a while, many of my clients get caught up in the excitement and decide to start running; I lead and coach the Cruisers; and now with Deb Runs I seem to focus on running 24/7! πŸ™‚

  4. I run…because I’m a better person when I do.

    [Vague, but that pretty much encompasses all my reasons!]

    When people find out where in Singapore we live, their common question is, “WHY there?” [It’s not a super popular place for young couples, but it *is* near the biggest green/trail running space in Singapore.] My response? “Because our marriage works better when there is good running just out our front door!” There’s more than a bit of truth to that…

    1. Same here. When I run I feel like I deal with everything else in life in a better way – whether that’s going through a stressful time, making food choices, or dealing with situations at work.

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