Wahoo! It's June 4th which means it's National Running Day! This is a day when we runners celebrate our love of running and reaffirm why we run.
After crossing the finish line on Saturday, this is exactly how I felt: powerful and strong. I did not feel that way after the Cleveland Half, so it was a good feeling to remember why I run and the positive physical effects it can have along with reminding me of all the amazing things my body can do.
I also signed up for the Gordon Square 5K in July and I'm considering signing up for a June 5K if I can find one that fits my schedule. Weekends are getting a bit busy and, of course, then there's FitBloggin!
Another thing that I've been thinking about and researching is hosting a virtual run for my birthday. It's not until November, but I like to plan ahead and seeing as how I've never hosted a virtual run before so, y'know, looking into the logistics of medals and donating the proceeds. Plus, of course, I need to gauge interest so if I were to host a virtual 5K/10K, is that something you, Dear Readers, would be interested in?
Edited to add (after realizing not everyone may know what a virtual race is): This is basically a run you can run (or walk!) anywhere -- even on the treadmill! -- during the approved time period (most likely it will be as long as you run it during the month of November you'll be good to go). You pay a registration fee like any other race (as of right now it would be $25) and will also get a medal that I'll mail to you after the deadline. The proceeds from the registration fees will go to a non-profit of my choice (still working on the details) but because there's no overhead from a "real" 5K, more money will be able to go to the organization!
Love from the ashes,