Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy National Running Day!

Today, June 1 2011, is National Running Day. Never heard of it?  Come on, get with the's the scoop:

"National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment."

Have a great run. Have a great day. I run, therefore I am!

If you need a little extra motivation, check out my blog post from yesterday about a shrimp running on a treadmill to the song "Eye of the Tiger."

PS:  It's also National Barefoot Week (June 1-7) and National Go Barefoot Day (June 1).  See Soles4Souls.  


Ben S said...

Hi Chris - When you are planning next years races check out Yankee Springs Trail Run. It is within driving distance from Illinois and the trail is awesome. Mud, sand, rocks, roots, hills, and lots of singletrack. The couple miles on "roads" are usable only by large 4x4 trucks. I ran the trail marathon yesterday. It was day 154 of my streak. I think I finished fifth in 4:09. Official results aren't out yet.

Chris said...

Nice run Ben. I'll consider that race next year. Keep up the streak!