So if you missed it (I’m not sure how you could with Social Media today…), yesterday was #NationalRunningDay. National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. And boy did they this year!
Runner’s World put together a montage of some of the best posts about #NationalRunningDay. Some are pretty funny! Click here.
And how did I spend it?! Well it was definitely a unique day of running for me…but a great celebration nonetheless!
3:00am: Woke up and couldn’t sleep; decided to go to my gym downstairs and get in my morning run. 20 minutes of arms/lifting; 3 mile run on the treadmill; followed up with 10 minutes of core/abs and stretching.
6:30pm: Spanish River High School kids 4 mile run at Boca Raton park and a fun game of tag on the fields. With it being exam week, we had a super small showing (less than 10 of us) but we pulled out the Selfie Stick and some fun #NationalRunningDay and #IRunBecause signs and had some fun!
Ever heard of National Running Day? Neither had I… Until someone on the South Florida Runs team mentioned it the other day and I was interested enough to look up the “holiday” to learn more. So I thought I’d share what I found with you…
National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.
Nationally Running Day is promoted by a number of organizations around the country, including the NY Road Runners Club. It started as a grassroots initiative just a few years ago but has since grown into a worldwide day of fun and movement, according to Mary Wittenberg, New York Road Runners’ president and CEO. 2012 marks the fourth annual National Running Day.