Wednesday, June 1, 2011 is National Running Day!
The logo for the campaign is above, with my answer to the “I Run…” filled in. It took me a moment to decide how I wanted to answer the statement though. But just thinking through it helps me realize that cutting back my mileage for a while and getting slower in a few recent races doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of why I run.
I don’t run to get faster (although, it’s fun to get faster) and I don’t run to get PR’s (again, that is fun) and I don’t run to be better than anyone else.
Running has been instrumental in my recovery from an eating disorder. Running helps me feel more connected to the city where I live. Running makes me pay attention to my body and the cues it is giving me. Running empowers me. Running introduces me to new people. Running is play time. Running is me time. Running is friend time. Running gives me hope for the future.
Running helps me feel alive!
You can download your own blank logo from the National Running Day media page.
Why do you run?
Will you get out for a run (even just a mile or a block) on National Running Day?