It’s that time of year again. That time when we go ape-crazy on social media proclaiming our undying love of all things sweaty and run-tastic. It’s National Running Day and I’m totally giving in.
Today I toast not only the physical benefits, but all of the stories that come with every run and the adventures they send you on. The medal rack Chicken Face got me is not just a proclamation of finishes, but a library of stories, trials and triumphs over the past 10+ years.
It’s a collection of adventures and friendship, independence and reflection, and the miles that helped shape who I am today. More recently, it’s been my time to simply think about a lot of upcoming changes.
So for that, I salute you running.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate National Running Day, the folks at Timex are doing a fun campaign: simply tweet or Instagram with the hashtag #IMARUNNER. Timex will be giving away 60 Timex Ironman watches at random to runners who use the hashtag on National Running Day. In return for each eligible submission, Timex will also donate $5, up to $15,000, toward One Fund Boston. You can also enter by submitting a photo or story directly on the Timex Sports Facebook page “#IMARUNNER Tab.”
How are you celebrating today?
Happy National Running Day and Happy Running!