Happy National Running Day!

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Happy National Running Day!

I think the graphic above really sums up how I feel about running. Over the last three or so years, running has become my outlet, my hobby, my much-needed “me” time, my way of staying in shape and pushing my physical limits. It has reignited that competitive fire I remember from my days of playing sports when I was younger, introduced me to some incredible people, and opened the door to many amazing opportunities. It helps me set a good example for my kids about the importance of physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle.

So today I celebrated by running a quick 4-miler at the gym early this AM. And I also thought I’d share a few random running tidbits:

  • Women’s Running Magazine (one of my faves, although I may be a bit biased – lol!) is running a special deal, just for National Running Day – subscribe or renew today only for $1 an issue! That’s a sweet deal! Click here to take advantage of it!

  • Today only, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is offering an event wide discount of up to $20 off race registration (that’s up to 25% off some races!) when you sign up today, June 4!  Check out their website to find out if there is a race near you and to register.

  • In two days, I’ll he heading up
    to Boston College for the Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival! I am beyond excited to meet Shalane Flanagan, Bart Yasso and other running superstars … I hope I don’t geek out!

    Most importantly, I’m really looking forward to picking up some running tips and techniques — especially since I’ve never had a running coach before — AND pass them along to you!

 And if you get a moment, check out some of the other running bloggers I’ll be hanging out with over the next few days … I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots of them over the next few days on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds!

o   Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers

o   Tina from Carrots ‘n’ Cake

o   Charlene from Fab Running

o   Matt from No Meat Athlete

o   Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point

o   Anne from Fannetastic Food

o   Katie from Runs for Cookies (my roomie!)

o   Sarah from Sarah Fit 

o   Jason from Strength Running

o   Dorothy from Mile Posts

o   Theodora from Preppy Runner

o   Presley from Run Pretty

o   Amanda from Run to the Finish

o   Katy from Katy Widrick

o   Karla from Run Karla Run

o   Heather from Relentless Forward Commotion 

o   Marnie from Run Street

o   Sarah from Picky Runner

o   Larisa from Zero to 26.2

o   Dani  from Weight Off My Shoulders

What are you doing to commemorate National Running Day?