Today, June 6, 2018 is Global Running Day (and National Running Day). It’s a day where we promote and celebrate activity in our lives. Whether it’s going for a jog, darting for a Frisbee, or going for a long walk with the pup — Global Running Day inspires movement.
While we’re a global community of runners, we all have different reasons we run. And those reasons change as life moves forward. Recently, I’ve reflected on this, and I wanted to share some of the reasons, past and present, I’ve run.
Global Running Day 2018: A Reason to Run
In 2014, I ran to see if I could. I made mistakes, but I crossed things off my bucket list as I tried new distances, races, and places.
In 2015, I ran to share my love of running with others. I joined a community group and ran with partners. I invited family to watch me race and to join in.
In 2016, I ran to push myself. Three racing seasons. Going long, and going short and fast. I learned about discomfort and I learned about bravery. I helped others learn and train.
In 2017, I found a new fear of running. My brother passed away and I feared being alone, outside, with just my thoughts. I doubled-down and continued to run because it was part of a successful life. And there, I found more fun to be had.
I started 2018 with some fantastic races, but have found difficulty in returning to the pavement. My best running buddy, Oakley, can no longer join me. I find myself at a low tide.
Now, my reason to run is to find out why I’m running. By running, I open myself to great possibilities.
Find Your Reason
I hope you all have a wonderful Global Running Day. And today, may we all find our reason to run.
- Global Running Day Organization
- 7 Ways to Celebrate Global Running Day
- How Running Changed my Life
- The 11 Reasons I Run
- 3 Reasons Why I Hired a Running Coach