Wednesday, June 1, 2011

National Running Day.....

“Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it’s hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run.” -Monte Davis

Did you know that June 1st, 2011 is National Running Day? It was news to me! But, I’m happy to join in the festivities, running deserves a day of recognition!

Our Lululemon group, coached by the cutest runner mom around, Lori Beveridge, is celebrating tonight (after we run of course).

National Running Day is held annually on the first Wednesday in June as a day for runners everywhere to declare their passion for running. It’s a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun.

Running sometimes gets dissed for not being a sport; imagine that! The critics decry running as the means to an end, what someone does to warm up before working out, to train for another sport, or to lose weight. Naysayers don’t think anyone in their right mind would run just to run.

Phooey on the doubters! The Olympic Games were built around the sport of running. And, track and field events are the centerpiece of olympic competition. Cross country running likes to dub itself the true sport with no half times, no time outs, and no substitutions.

So, in honor of National Running Day, three cheers for running and runners everywhere!

“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.” -Arthur Blank