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.
Join the Runner’s Roundup!
Link up each week to post your favorite running tips, experiences, race and training recaps, workouts, gear, and coaching ideas. Join your hosts Coach Debbie Runs, Running on Happy, Confessions of a Mother Runner, Mile by Mile, Runs with Pugs, and Organic Runner Mom each week for the Runners’ Roundup linkup! Your link must be running related. Unrelated links will be removed. You must link back to your hosts — it’s common courtesy and a lot more fun! Spread the link-up love by visiting at least two other #running bloggers! Leave a comment and find new blogs to read! Use hashtags #running and #RunnersRoundup to stay in touch and promote your content!
How are you celebrating Global Running Day?