Happy National Running Day! I decided to post this tonight so I could give you a recap of what I did. Today was great. Having a holiday that honors my favorite pastime makes me feel like a celebrity. It is great!
I had to complete the "I run..." today for a giveaway. I had to think about that for a while. There were a lot of answers: I run to relieve stress, I run to stay in shape, ect. I couldn't decide on an answer so I thought about why I started running. The first 5K I ran was the ALS HOPE Race which is a race that is put on by the MUSC Occupational and Physical Therapy to benefit the ALS Association. ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's, is a disease that effects the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. My aunt was diagnosed with ALS so my family and I started doing these races to help raise money. I eventually wanted to run the race so I started running. Fast forward 6 years and I have run 2 half-marathons. I would have never thought that would have happened. I also run to remember my grandmother who was diagnosed with cancer around the same time. I run for my aunt and grandmother because they can't.
Anyway, on a cheerier note. What did I do and win today?
I woke up and entered some giveaways. I then went on a 4 mi run with some speed work in there. I ran a 1 mile warmup, the 2x(.5 mi sprint, .25 mi recover, .25 mi sprint, .25 mi recover) and then a .5 mi cool down. I then came home and entered some more giveaways.
I won some Nuun (2 bottles- lemon-lime and fruit punch) and a pair of socks.
|Socks that don't give me blisters. [Happy dance!]|
I also bought a new shirt because I tried on some of my summer running clothes this week and they are yucky/ ill-fitting.
That is what I did on National Running Day. What did you do?