Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NRD: You Better Know What It Stands For

How did you celebrate NRD? (National Running Day). I celebrated by:

  • Sleeping in my contacts by mistake and giving myself an eye infection (why I am wearing my glasses and looking so hot in this very high quality photo).

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  • Butt dialing my mom on the phone. She was very confused.
  • Eating all carbs and not one vegetable or piece of fruit.
  • Driving in the car with my son when the song “Jenny” came on and Sam really dials 867-5309 (you know the song “eight, six, seven, five three oh niiiinnne) and gets a plumbing service and leaves a message which involves playing the song really loud <true story
  • Doing a brick workout starting at 1pm (85 degrees) because I had to work first thing in the morning. 40 mile bike, 4 mile run. DONE! <Now that is truly how I celebrated NRD.

What I looked like BEFORE I even worked out. You can imagine how lovely I was afterwards. Ironman training makes you look like crap all the time.

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You may be wondering what is National Running Day anyway?

These days there is a national day for everything from National Pass Gas Day (a personal favorite of mine) and National Public Sleeping Day, which is your opportunity to fall asleep while driving or on a park bench or at work and no one can say anything. Same with farting. If you do it on National Pass Gas Day, no one has the right to call you out on it or complain. Heck, do it in church! In the middle of target! On a job interview! The sky is the limit!

You may be surprised to learn that NRD is a celebration where people everywhere declare their passion for running. But, more importantly, it is a day for beginners to kick off a lifetime commitment to running. Did you hear that? Today YOU, yes YOU, could kick off your lifetime commitment to running.

And…if you haven’t gotten your run in today, you should be ashamed. For God’s sake go do it.  It’s NRD after all and it only comes once a year. Shut up and GO.NOW.

What was your run today? Mine was just a sweaty jaunt around the neighborhood.

In one word, tell me why you run. Sanity

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PS: Quick tip: Check out a special subscription offer from Women’s Running Magazine HERE. Today only to celebrate NRD!

39 comments:

  1. I swam, but because I am training for important running things. Therefore, I was thinking of running while swimming. Does that count for something?

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    1. Absolutely!! I have been there and I think it is much harder to be swimming and dreaming about running than really running. You probably appreciated running more today than most people who actually were out running, if that makes any sense.

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  2. I'm sick *crying face* so I haven't gone running but I will make an effort to do so tomorrow.
    I also run to keep sane. I really don't want to make the 7pm news.

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  3. I ran 7 miles before work this morning :) I run because I love how I feel during (well mostly during) and after: accomplished, strong, healthy, and sore!

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  4. I ran 1.16 miles around my subdivision, only to keep up my run streak (738 days and counting). I kept forgetting about NRD. I did a tough 7 yesterday, so I was grateful for the easy day today.

    I run because - BEER.

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  5. I only did a 12 minute run. I've been bicycling about 250 miles a week. Time and energy to run are not easy to find! And I've also been on a carb binge.

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  6. mine was a sweaty, humid run with the stroller from hell that pulls to the right. :-\ GOOD DAY, GREAT RUN!! Despite that stroller.

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  7. Sunrise run this morning around the neighborhood - but I saw a pretty new to the world baby fawn who was all wobbly.
    I run for ME.

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    1. That fawn was possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen by the way

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  8. I ran 6 miles this morning for #TeamJaimie my friends young daughter who is battling cancer. And, I run because it's 'ME' time.

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  9. I ran to the bathroom after a meeting. Still being the slug that I promised myself I could be after slogging through a half marathon.

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  10. Some friends and I did a really fun "Choose Your Adventure" style run (aka we were too lazy to make up a route so we winged it). We ended up running on trails, through a park, across a stage, through fancy pants neighborhoods with automatic lawn sprinklers (that we ran through of course), and through the outdoor garden at the local art museum (complete with phallic-looking statues and some more lawn sprinklers... that we ran through!). It was 7 miles of AWESOME.

    Why I run in a word: Fellowship

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  11. Did not run because my hip/ass was cranky. But I walked and biked!

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  12. I didn't run - staving off tendonitis - but I am ready to get out there! I run for: ME!

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  13. It's not running day here in Israel, but I did get 14K early in the morning. Had to show my respect.

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    1. Hello 2cups! I'm also in Israel! Impressive getting 14km in, I could barely walk the kilometre I had to, nevermind run, heat was brutal!

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  14. Yikes! I sleep in my contacts all the time! I better think twice!

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  15. I didn't read my training plan very well (for a woman with a mathematics minor you think I could do the math a little better) and thus did a 12.25 speed workout in 2 parts today when I had to stop half way to take my daughter to swim lessons and finish the rest of the workout later in the day. Extra proud of that one!

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  16. Ran 1.5 miles with my non-running husband! He runs about 15 miles a year, but does thousands of miles of cycling - we support each other in our favorite sports. I've started doing a brick once a week or so - I'm in awe of my Ironman friends!

    867-5309!!! Love that part of your day!

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  17. Today I ran 4 bridge miles that were slow and sticky, but so, so wonderful. Happy National Running Day!

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  18. I ran 4.5 miles today and it was awesome because it snowed all morning and rained all afternoon and I was so happy for a cool run. I don't do heat well.

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  19. 9.8k in the evening! Normally I hate running in the evening when my stomach is full, but tonight was nice because a rabbit paced me for awhile.

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  20. For NRD I did 1 mile warm up, 3 miles tempo, and 1 mile cool down. Happy NRD!!

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  21. I run for relaxation. Sounds crazy, but I would say that relaxation helps keep me sane. I wish I could run, but I am battling an IT band injury. Any recommendations on how to overcome it? Instead, I hiked 8 mile yesterday and did Bodypump plus cardio today.

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  22. Sharpness. Running keep my mental state sharp.

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  23. I ran 4 miles, pushing my 11 month-old in the jogger. All was going well, until she started screaming and crying two miles in. Couldn't exactly cut the run short (it was an out and back), so I suffered through the last two miles listening to my daughter cry it out. It made for one sad mama. :-(

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  24. I ran with my new running club for the first time - logged 5 miles with women that all have children my age. I run for humility...yesterday was great for that. ;)

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  25. I run because it makes me feel like a badass, even on days when my runs are awful. And it makes me a more patient and better mom to my 2 boys. And, well, because there is a marathon tacked on at the end of an Ironman so I must train!!!! I ran 4 slow, sweaty miles on my lunch break yesterday, my first run since my 100 mile Elephant Rock adventure on Sunday. I was still still sore but it felt good. And I don't share an office with anyone so after a quick washcloth once over in the bathroom, I was set for the rest of the day!

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  26. I ran 5 miles around town yesterday. It was supposed to be an off day, but I couldn't pass up NRD! I run for health, and it makes me feel like a badass :o)

    Did you know that Friday is National Donut Day? I will be partaking in that as well, after my run!

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  27. I had to ran a slow and steady pace yesterday. I was bitten by a dog last weekend while running and this was my first day back....and I am in the healing process (or the going crazy not running process)....I run because I love it!

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  28. I hosted a fun run for Rock n Roll it was a blast!

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  29. I'm participating in a run streak for June for suicide awareness where I run a minimum of 1.37 mi/day in recognition of every 13.7 min someone commits suicide in the US. I ran 1.45 mi yesterday and 2 mi today.

    I run for many reasons but the main one is because I've been overweight my whole life and when I was younger I would see runners and think that being able to do that was a sign of being healthy and I always wanted that for myself. I know now that just because someone runs doesn't necessarily mean they are in perfect health but getting out there and trying is a big deal.

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  30. Ran my first 1/2 this past weekend . . . can that count for NRD? Got out there again on Tuesday but had commitments that hindered running yesterday. Will be back at it tomorrow. Feel good about Sunday's accomplishment and have already signed up for another . . . I too run for sanity! Love your blog.

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  31. I took NRD off - Mammogram scheduled and it royally screwed up my schedule.
    Why I run? Because - FOOD.
    867-5309 - My best friend's aunt had that phone number when the song came out. True story.

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  32. Wow! Starting a brick in that heat! You are tough!

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