Happy National Running Day!!!
Today I had a hard time getting out the door. I had evening plans, but just couldn’t get my run to happen this morning. Then after not getting off when I hoped, I was afraid I wasn’t going to have time to get my run in at all! On a side note: I have pulled out the big guns to get back into a morning routine – post coming soon.
How could I not run on NRD? The holiday FOR runners! I was sad.
But the running gods spoke, my plans ending up falling through and I had time to run. I got ready and headed out into the wind for a short recovery run. My legs were mad and didn’t feel great at all, but I had a fantastic run yesterday, so I didn’t mind. I was just happy to be running when I thought I might not have time to.
Because any run is a good run.
Sometimes a little thing like not thinking you will have the time to run makes you realize that any run is a good one and better than no run. Then you think about those that can’t run, those that would be desperate for a bad run just because it was a run, and that makes you really realize that any run is a good run.
Today on NRD, I was reminded of these things. I ran for those that couldn’t run today, from injury or time constraints or whatever it was, and I had a smile on my face even though my legs felt heavy and slow. My legs were moving, I was running and I am lucky for that.
No matter if today was your first run or your millionth run, it was a run so celebrate it! Running is a gift, sometimes we just need a little reminder of that and what a great reminder National Running Day is.
How did you celebrate National Run Day?
AND What a perfect day to announce the winner of my 700th post giveaway and send a reader a box full of a few of my favorite running things!
And the winner is….
Amber from Girl with the Red Hair! She said:
I have a love/hate relationship with surprises. Sometimes I love them but other times I hate them – especially if they mess with plans. Last summer my mom surprised me with a weekend visit and it was SO GREAT to see her but I also had to totally rework my plans for the weekend, which wasn’t quite as fun.
I can’t wait to see what’s in your surprise box!!
Thank you everyone for celebrating with me, for entering and for reading… you guys are the best and there is definitely lots more fun coming up!