National Running Day 2012

6 Jun

For my 2011 National Running Day post, click here. (So much has happened since then!)

Today is National Running Day! As if my facebook and Twitter feeds aren’t filled enough with running news, updates, and posts, a day like this really takes it up a notch. It’s funny…it is almost like this day reminds us to stay excited about running. All the buzz about #RunningDay made me feel excited to run and re-energized me a little! Woot!

National Running Day Badge

This is what I *used* to run for…

National Running Day Badge
National Running Day Badge
National Running Day Badge

The obvious question is…how did I celebrate?

Well, I Tweeted out DOZENS of race promo and discount codes for races all over the country. Most of them were only good for today, but if you see a race you are interested after today, go ahead and try the code. There are chances that it might still work!

(If you are not on Twitter, you can check out the screen shots here, here, here, and here for the codes and links. By the way, why are you NOT on Twitter??)

I registered for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half Marathon in November! This will qualify me for Heavy Medal this year from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series! WOOT!

As I left work and walked to my car, I started getting pretty excited about getting home, scooping up Baby Key in the BabyJogger, and going for a few laps around our apartment complex. And then this happened…
Rainy Interstate

Booooooo! I know I am not made of sugar and I am fully capable of running in the rain, but dragging Baby Key out in a thunderstorm with lightning is just not a good idea.

But all was not lost! By late this evening, however, there was a brief window where the rain stopped and we went out and got our run on. Granted, we “only” went 2 miles, but 2 miles is better than 0 miles!

After my run, I went to Competitor Group’s site, logged my miles, and got my badge. BOOYAH!
National Running Day Badge

Playing “single mama” while my husband has been out of town has been tough and it means that I have even less free time in the evenings with making sure Baby Key is taken care of. Between that and the cruddy weather, I am quite content with my National Running Day 2-Miler!

How did you celebrate National Running Day today?

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4 Responses to “National Running Day 2012”

  1. Paulette @paulettezf June 7, 2012 at 1:35 AM #

    Yay for National Running Day! My first one as a blogger. 🙂

  2. pacifiersandfruitloops June 7, 2012 at 5:35 AM #

    so glad you were able to get some miles in! my husband travels quite a bit…with a 5 year old and a 5 month old I hear you about the limited time! i was able to get 5 miles in on the treadmill, next year i’m hoping to find a NRD group to ‘celebrate’ with.

  3. Joyce June 7, 2012 at 4:51 PM #

    I ran 4.5 miles with my running friend, Michelle. Then I signed up to P.F. Chang’s half marathon in Phoenix in 2013.

  4. Carrie June 8, 2012 at 10:26 AM #

    Totally missed out on all the promo codes on national running day. But I did participate. And I do believe that MapMyRun was either trying to play a joke on me, wanted people to feel good on Nat’l Running Day or their GPS was off… because after mile 1, it whispered in my ear that I ran it in 8:02. (My average is btw 12 – 13 minutes!) LOL.

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