Hooray! Today is National Running Day. Will you be running today? I will be running today and here are some of the reasons why.
There is something so liberating about doing the things you want to do and doing the things you CAN do. There are so many people who would run if they could. Why not me? On Memorial Day I ran in honor of Elijah. Today, I run because I can.
No I’m not quitting my favorite things. In fact add french-fries, fried chicken and ribs to this list. I don’t indulge every day but I indulge and when I do I don’t feel guilty about it. Well sometimes I do but not enough to stop. I run so I can indulge in chocolate, wine, and bacon on occasion.
Yes running is fun if you make it fun. Sure I want to run a little bit faster and a little bit further each time but mostly I just want to have fun. I’ve met great people who are now friends through running. We have shared hugs, cheers, sprints, high-fives and so much more. I run because it FUN!
Yep and for the same reasons I run for chocolate, wine & bacon. See above ⬆️
This is the most important reason I run. For the love of my body, for the privilege of life and because running helps me laugh and fight stress (read depression.) I run because I want to live to see my toddler enjoy her first dance recital, art show and graduation. I run because sometimes it equates to a date with my love. I run because sometimes I get to laugh at myself for tripping over my own too feet or being human (insert bodily function). I run for LOVE, LIFE & LAUGHTER!
If you don’t run, you should. It’s pretty easy to start. Just put one foot in front of the other. Start with a walk, then add in a few short runs (like 30 seconds) and before you know it you will be saying “I Run…” Want to see why other’s run? Check out the link up on Olive To Run
Happy National Running Day!
Why do you run? Or why will you start?