Friday Five : National Running Day Survey

Hello everyone and hello Friday Five ! I am linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run for this week’s theme which is National Running Day. Be sure to check them out as well as the other bloggers.



I posted about National Running Day and why I run on Wednesday of this week, so for Friday Five I thought I have picked 5 of the other questions coming from the survey. You can find some great bloggers and their stories on this Running Day link up.


1. How many miles have you run so far this year?  About 300 km ? I don’t track everything, especially when I use the treadmill, but I have started to. Indeed, I have only been tracking when I run outside.

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2. What big events do you have on the race calendar so far this year?  My first half marathon was in April, I have three races in May / June, several in the fall, the next big one being the Paris Versailles 16K. But my biggest ever will be the Paris Marathon 2016


3. Before you leave for an (outside) run you must have:  drunk a lot of water, done my dynamic stretching and I won’t leave home without my iPod or Nike GPS watch.

4. Do you have one favorite app to track your runs? Nike Running. Love my watch, it has never let me down.

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5. If you had to give someone one piece of advice about running what would it be?  If you don’t feel like running one day, just put on your running gear and tell yourself you will go for a 15 minute walk. Once you get out there, the motivation will come.

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How did you celebrate National Running Day ? Any races this weekend ? What was your favorite race so far this year ?

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Comments: 16

  1. I agree that there are days where you are just not feeling it and putting on the clothes helps to motivate. Have a great weekend!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Sport2People Resistance Band Review & Exercises On The GoMy Profile

    • Karen - French Inspiration June 5, 2015 at 6:50 pm Reply

      Thanks Deborah. You too !

  2. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness June 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm Reply

    Since I can’t run, I took my dog for a walk. That counts right? I will be watching a friend race tomorrow!

    • Karen - French Inspiration June 5, 2015 at 6:50 pm Reply

      Walking definitely counts ! Watching races is fun too, it gives a whole different perspective.

  3. Tara @ Running 'N' Reading June 5, 2015 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Karen, you’re going to do so great with the marathon next year; can’t wait to follow along in your journey! I think my favorite race this year was probably the one I ran last weekend…the day started off horribly, yet I ended up having a great run and lots of fun! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 5, 2015 at 7:20 pm Reply

      Thank you for the encouragement !

  4. Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC June 5, 2015 at 6:14 pm Reply

    that’s a great piece of advice in number 5 and it’s so so true!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 5, 2015 at 6:48 pm Reply

      Yes, I have experienced it many times !

  5. Jenn June 6, 2015 at 1:48 am Reply

    Ah! Paris sounds wonderful!

    And great advice!

    I went out on a prediction run for national running day. With a new running group. So it was pretty fabulous!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 6, 2015 at 6:27 am Reply

      Running with a new group sounds like a great was to celebrate Running Day !

  6. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home June 6, 2015 at 2:53 am Reply

    Another blogger ran this year’s Paris Marathon (This Mama Runs for cupcakes) and it was fun to read her recap! Sounds like a great experience!
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  7. Coco June 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm Reply

    Great advice on #5. I find that once I get my running shoes on, I want to get out there!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm Reply

      It always works for me.

  8. Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! June 8, 2015 at 4:35 am Reply

    What a great idea with the survey – fun! And the 15 minute walk advice is so neat – the hardest part is getting started!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 8, 2015 at 7:48 am Reply

      Thanks Cynthia. Hope you had a great weekend.

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