National Running Day

Today is National Running Day in the US. I realized recently that I have been running over 10 years. While there have been some ups and downs, injuries and victories, great runs and crappy runs, running never the less has been there for me and has allowed me to be healthier, more fit and have more energy than I have ever had before.

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Someone recently asked me why I ran. Here goes :

  1. Running keeps me healthy – inside and out
  2. Running keeps me looking fit.
  3. Running makes me feel good about myself and what my body can accomplish
  4. Running pushes me out of my comfort zone
  5. Running allows me to be outside, in the fresh air
  6. I love seeing active, fit people running when I do ; it keeps me motivated
  7. Endorphins !
  8. Running allows me to indulge
  9. Running has allowed me to meet new people
  10. Running has taught me to respect my body

Happy National Running Day to all those runners out there. Thank you for your stories, your inspiration, your pictures and for being you. Each runner is unique and each and every one of you inspire me to be a better runner, every day.


Why do you run ? Doing anything special for National Running Day ?


Comments: 8

  1. I didn’t realize you had been running for so long! Yes to meeting new friends 🙂
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm Reply

      Its been so great connecting with bloggers… I love the supportive community.

  2. Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry June 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Happy National Running Day 🙂 My run will be extra fun today
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 3, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

      Hope you enjoy it !

  3. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home June 3, 2015 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Are you bringing this holiday to France? Yay to meeting new friends…I love all the friends I’ve met through blogging, for sure!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 3, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

      I searched an in France we do not have this day… but maybe one day. Running in France is gaining in popularity like in the US.

  4. cecilie June 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Love Your reasons, I could easily apply all of them. Happy runners day! Will celebrate With a lovely 8k in the rain..:))

    • Karen - French Inspiration June 3, 2015 at 9:47 pm Reply

      Ooohhhhh… I don’t like running in the rain. A sprinkle is ok but a downpour ? Forget it !

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