National Running Day

National Running Day


Where is the parade? No parade? Oh well, at least you got a guy on a bicycle at the beginning of the video. It’s always fun trying to dodge those, pedestrians, tourists, cyclists, other runners and, of course, the San Francisco Bushman.

Above is a video about my Runner’s World Running Streak recap for week one (30+ miles) and some rambling from me about what you (or I) plan on doing on the holiest of running days: National Running Day.

Here is how I see it, you have 3 options.

1. Run.

Because that is what we do, as runners, we run. This seems like the simplest option. Put on your shoes and run anywhere from 3 steps to a 1,456 miles. Pretty straight forward and I feel like most of us as a community will chose this option.

2. Stick Your Middle Finger to the World

This is always fun. There will be those out there that decide NOT to run today simply for the fact that it IS National Running Day and we don’t need to subscribe to the notion that we are forced to run if we don’t want to. Well, it’s true. You don’t have to. It’s always fun to “poke the bear with a stick” on this topic. If you don’t want to run, don’t. But I don’t have to listen to you preach about how “the only people that care about National Running Day are NOT real runners.” Didn’t you read my interview with Eric? No judgement. Which is why I say if you don’t want to run, you don’t have to.

3. Today is National Running Day?

You know that friend. The one that is always on social networks and claims to be “in the know” and “is down with what is hip to the street.” Well, that person is somehow going to miss that today is National Running Day and will be running at 8 o’clock at night after tweeting this “Didn’t know today was National Running Day. Grabbed my shoes and logged three mils just in time. #WIN”

So, which basket do you fit into? How will you spend National Running Day?

25 Comments

  1. Im a misfit.
    IM DEFINITELY A NUMBER TWO’ER :)
    And you rock the vlogs—this is REALLY only number four?!

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  2. Ironically I had started my post about “Why I Run” then realized today was National Running Day! I would’ve run regardless…it’s my goal to like running and have some running goals set…
    So, as soon as I get my daughter to school and back I’ll be out running…

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    • Loved your post. Glad you are going to get in some “fun” miles today.

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  3. Oh mann talk about pressure to run! It’s a nationally agreed upon day to RUN! Hope your doubles go well :) For me, yesterday was a KILLER workout so today is for yoga and rest. (Also, it’s so foggy out i can barely see!)
    Interesting point how you say the ones who care about ‘running day’ will be those who aren’t really runners.

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    • Rest is good, especially after a tough work out.

      They CAN be, not necessarily all that care about it are not. I do!

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  4. I’m running today! Although mainly just because I usually run on Wednesdays, so it’s not necessarily for National Running Day :-)

    Great video.

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  5. #3 is the best. Ignoring my knee for the moment, I would be running. It’s National Running Day! PS – That’s one of my fav spots in SF. You’re literally outside my Mom’s window.

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  6. I feeling the love for running but resting. It’s my rest day and if my ankle wasn’t swelling ever so slightly I would stick my middle finger to IT and run. But I’m playing it safe and rocking my “live, laugh, run” shirt.

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  7. I’m #2 but only because I’m injured. Grrrr…

    If my booty had a bumper sticker, it’d say, “I’d rather be running.”

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    • yikes… maybe the bulldog is your secret running coach. He is going to chase you to a BQ, I know it!

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  8. Stick my middle finger at the world?
    Is that a dare????

    Happy Nat’l running Day!

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  9. I like the way you designed this post and it’s one of the most unique National Running Day posts I’ve seen today! I’m gonna be #2, but not because I want to stick my middle finger to the world because it’s National Running Day, but because I don’t really like running and there are other forms of cardio I enjoy! Today that was the stair master while reading a magazine. Yes it kicked my butt but the magazine kept my mind distracted and the 30min HIIT workout flew by! And how about those like my co-worker who DID run today, but didn’t even know it was National Running Day when she did! Haha

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    • Your co-worker fits into category 3.. the “i didn’t know” gets her in barely, even though she already ran. Maybe it’s a 1 with a side of 3. Ha! And stair master is way harder than running in my mind, even if you get to read. Kudos.

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  10. Yay for 9 days done! I love the blog… great location spot! Today was a spin day, so I just tacked one mile on afterward. Like you, I’m feeling some minor aches, but pretty good overall!

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  11. I’m definitely in the first basket – ran 4 miles today.

    Love the background in your video, especially the end when quite a few runners go by. Nice.

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  12. I am totally a #1. I ran today, and a track workout no less. However I am married to a #2. He is self-employed and WORKS on Labor Day as a way of sticking his middle finger at the world and labor unions. He also doesn’t run. But we’ve been happily married for eight years as of yesterday, so maybe opposites do attract;-)

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  13. I loved the vlog- it is always fun to hear a blogger and get a quick feel for their personality.

    Congrats on your run streak- keep going strong! I did this in the fall and had a lot of fun with it.

    As for your 1, 2, & 3- I am with ya. Definitely a #1!!!

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  14. I was behind door #2 – not because I was being willfully ignorant, but because Wednesdays are cross-training days! I lifted – because a strong core is good for running. I blogged – about running. And I laced up those running shoes less than 24 hours before and after NRD. I’m pretty sure there will be no sweaty hordes protesting outside my house. ;)

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