Happy National Running Day!

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Happy National Running Day to all my fellow runners out there! This year when I filled out my badge (want to make one for yourself? Go —–> here) I had to think for a few minutes on why, exactly, do I run lately.

There are a lot of reasons. For health, to be a good role model for my children, so I can eat ice cream or drink a beer. I’ve also ran to raise money for a charity with Team in Training and now the Ronald McDonald House (more on that soon!) I could go on and on. That’s what I love about running…there are so many reasons to get out there and RUN.

 

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When it comes right down to it, lately my motivation is to run faster. To get that PR. To challenge myself. Sure, running is enjoyable and I love to do it most days but the challenge of race day is what keeps me running 5 days a week. Waking up early to run or squeezing in a strength training session mid-day is not always easy but it is completely worth it.

My next challenge is my biggest of all. Next week I officially start my training plan for the 2014 Chicago Marathon. Week after week and month after month I’ll put in the work to get ready for race day. It’s a tough training plan and it will certainly be a challenge to complete but every step and every mile will get me closer to a dream. And I can’t wait. #dreambigrunlong

 

Why do you run?

Today I am linking up with Cori over at Olive to Run to share Why I Run.

 

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6 comments

  1. Cori @ olivetorun.com says:

    Your reason is perfect for my run this morning. It was EXTREMELY humid compared to the last few days and I felt like I was getting punched in the face. After a little while of feeling annoyed by it I realized that I was being cranky for no reason- one of the reasons I run is to challenge myself! Why the heck would I complain about pushing my body? The complaining in my head shut right off.
    Cori @ olivetorun.com recently posted…National Running Day: I Run Link UpMy Profile

    • Exactly! It just makes you stronger and how you think about it is a lot of the battle. Oh, and that humidity is no joke! I’m sweating buckets and it’s only 75 degrees out.

  2. Brianna @ I run He tris says:

    Hi Angie- I found your blog through Cori’s link up :) Your reason is just like mine. Chasing that PR always gets me out the door. Good luck with your marathon training!
    Brianna @ I run He tris recently posted…I run…My Profile

  3. Heidi @ Idlehide says:

    I found your blog through Cori’s link up:) I am now a mother runner too (since January), it sure it hard to get out sometimes and I only have one! I am also chasing a PR this year, I think we can both do it!!
    Heidi @ Idlehide recently posted…National Running Day: June 4, 2014My Profile

    • Congratulations on your new addition to your family! It will get easier to get out and run as the baby gets older. It’s definitely a transition. Best of luck to you as you run for your PR. I agree…we both can do it!

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