Thursday, May 26, 2011

Less Than A Week Away

You've read it here before.

June 1st is National Running Day!

How are you celebrating and sharing your love for running?

Or.... are you going to use the day to discover your love for running?

Either way, I just hope you get out there and RUN!!

A little back story on National Running Day...

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.
Last night I went to a NYRR Young Professionals Committee meeting where we discussed the last few details for our annual National Running Day Fun Run & Happy Hour. It's been one of our best events every year and the crowd is always energetic and excited to get involved (even though it rained the first year)! Like always, our events raise money to support the NYRR Youth Programs, including the Mighty Milers and Young Runners, around the country.

You don't have to be a running club like NYRR or a charity group to plan an event. All you have to do is decide on a time, place and route then go to this website, register and add your event. It can be a run through your neighborhood; it doesn't have to be a big event. What matters is that people are getting out, being active, meeting new people and running (any speed, any distance).

name tag courtesy of,
but that's one of my reason's to run!

Follow National Running Day on Twitter HERE
Be a Facebook fan HERE

If you're in the tri-state area, I hope you'll join us next Wednesday! I encourage you to register  HERE before hand because our events do sell out!
  • How are you celebrating National Running Day?
  • Why do you run?
Wednesday's workout -
None. Rest day!

Today's workout -
25min elliptical
2x20 weighted side bends
2x20 front arm raise
2x20 leg press
2x15 tricep extension
100 crunches
2x10 tricep push ups
3x15 hanging reverse crunches
2x30sec side plank
1x40sec plank
1x60sec superman
foam roller


Raquelita said...

Your event sounds great! I am in taper mode, so I will probably just run an easy 3 miler that day.

Alicia said...

That's one of the reasons I run, too! I'll definitely be running on National Running Day. :)

Anonymous said...

hah - I still can't believe next week id June 1! I love running because of how it makes me feel - it's a part of me, you know? I love constantly trying to better myself and meeting new running buiddies too :)

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I didn't know there was a national running day.

I will have to remember this.