Wednesday, June 4, 2014

National Running Day

Hey runners! Guess what? We have our very own holiday! Today is National Running Day day, so we have an excuse (like we need one) to talk about how much we love running, and even more importantly, SHOW how much we love it!

Why do you run? Personally, I run for many reasons, as do many others I am sure. It can all be summed up in one sentence though… I run to live. Running gives me a sense of life that is hard to come by in any other way. I see the world differently when I run. It’s the only time when my scattered thoughts seem to organize themselves perfectly. I can think through things clearly and logically, but also in a way where I can see what I truly want, not just what is expected of me. I have made some of the biggest decisions in my life to this point during a run. When God gave me this gift of running, I found a passion to follow both personally and professionally. Through running, God bestowed upon me a new life I never thought possible.

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While you are getting those miles logged today, the National Running Day founders are encouraging everyone to use Charity Miles, a phone app that earns money for a charity of your choice when you run, walk, or bike. You can pledge miles by yourself, or find a group run HERE. Although my Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is keeping me from running today, my physical therapist has told me that I am able to do light walking as long as it is pain-free. Depending on how everything goes, I will be pledging 1-3 miles of walking for one of my very favorite organizations, Team RWB, today!

QOTD: Why do you run? What charity are you supporting with your miles today?

14 comments

  1. I'm sorry your ITB is still bothering you, but 3 miles or walking or running is still moving!!

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  2. I run for so many reasons but mainly because it makes me feel like I have a purpose and I love it! I dedicated my miles to the Stand Up For Cancer organization today in honor of my grandma. I pick a different organization to donate to every time I run!

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    1. There are so many amazing reasons to run :0) I love that you are running for your grandma today.

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  3. National Chocolate day should have been yesterday so we all could have ran it off today :)

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  4. I run for so many reasons, but mostly it's just for me. I like the way it lets me feel, escape from life and it's such a stress reliever and great time to regroup and have some me time:)
    I don't run for any specific charities, but I have done a couple fundraisers for cancer in the past.

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    1. Couldn't agree more with you :0)

      Charity miles is such a cool app! I love knowing that the miles you log are helping great causes!

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  5. As an asthmatic runner, I support the Lung Association. I am very proud and grateful to run despite asthma, and I want the world to know! LOL

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    1. Oh my gosh that is amazing!! I bet having asthma keeps a lot of people from trying to run but that is so great that you have overcome it! You go girl!

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  6. I did run today but I had no idea about the Charity miles until just now. Sorry it took me so long to comment today. I've been having Blogger commenting trouble. I think Google Plus profile thing has messed some stuff up for me. Okay, sorry to blab on your blog, but just some advice, don't join Google plus. It changes stuff to your blog without asking you...haha

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    1. No worries :0) I've heard Google plus is overly complicated and not very useful lol so I probably won't be jumping on that bandwagon!

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  7. I didn't run yesterday, it just didn't work out. I got together with a friend who has all the cross fit stuff at her house. We got a quick workout while the kids had a play date. Today is a run day though! I feel the same as you, I run to live. I feel most alive when I run!

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    1. Sounds like you had a great day!!

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