Global Running Day has come around again.
Honestly, with everything going on in the world right now, I am grateful for these little reasons to celebrate. Brights spots lead to hope and hope leads to better days. The very point of Global Running Day is joining people together through the activity of running, and we could desperately use some togetherness right now.
During the pandemic, so many turned to running as a way to deal with fear, stress, anxiety, and loss. The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other became a respite, and it’s beautiful to see so many new athletes joining our ranks.
So how am I commemorating the day?
Join a Virtual Event
For Global Running Day, there are plenty of Virtual Events, especially since there are so few actual ones. You can pledge to run any distance through the initiative itself, or you can sign up for something bigger, like the Best Damn Race Florida Challenge (affiliate link).
Encourage A Friend
Now is a great time to introduce new people to the joy of running. In many places, we can’t run together, but we can hold each other accountable and partner up in spirit. Reach out to someone who you know might like to give running a try had have them start today, Global Running Day. If you can be together on the road or trail, do it. If not, text or call each other before, during, and/or after your miles. It’s not the same but it’s something.
Treat Yourself To Some New Gear
New socks, new fuel, new whatever it is to motivate you and keep you moving. I already picked up this gorgeous new Road ID from the limited Cobalt Collection (snag a Road ID of your own and save 20% with code RUNNINGWITHPUGS20),
and I’m expecting a new Garmin Forerunner 235 any day now. It’s not my dream Garmin, but it was on sale and it had a gift card, and my beloved 735XT is limping its way to a painful finish. I will not be hitting a triathlon any time soon, so this will serve.
Honor The Run
Cheesy as it sounds, I mean it. Enjoy. Be aware of your strength and your power. Respect the discipline you have shown through your commitment. We may not be racing right now, but every single one of us is stronger for the experiences leveled at us in 2020, and that deserves to be honored.
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How are you celebrating Global Running Day?
Deborah Brooks says
I am all about treating yourself to some new running gear! We have an all day relay for our MRTT group going on. I am almost up so gotta run! Have a great day
That sounds incredible! Enjoy it!
Enjoy your run–I’m so glad you’re running so well again and able to fully enjoy Global Running Day!
Well, I did miles. I’m not going to swear they were running, but they were certainly super fast walking.
Denise @ runheartfit says
We definitely can use some togetherness right now! I’m also happy that so many new runners have join the running community.
Happy Global Running Day!
Thanks for the heads up on possible deals on running gear today! I had forgotten about that 🙂
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Darlene S Cardillo says
I connected virtually with 2 NYC friends. I hope to run at lunch and hopefully later with friends if it doesn’t rain.
Sandra Laflamme says
Oooh a new Garmin. You must be so excited. I wish I could easily get out with some friends today to celebrate the run!
I have the 230 and I love it. I think you’ll really like the 235. It’s simple yet has all the important features! Happy running day!
Kimberly Hatting says
I’m glad we have this special day to celebrate or sport. And, there’s so many ways to celebrate running, there is really no excuse not to give the sport a try.
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
I think your return to running is a true reason to celebrate this day! But these are all good ways to celebrate and reasons to appreciate running, especially right now.
Oh, I have the Forerunner 235 too! I love it – so easy to use and not too many functions that I don’t need.
Encouraging others to run is great! This community has to grow. 😉
I’ll miss the cycling and swimming features, but it’s ok. I’m not using them anytime soon.