National Running Day

Seems like there’s a National _____ Day for everything these days, but this is one that is actually pretty cool. Between give aways, meet ups, races and the focus being on running, it’s a great day to be a runner 🙂

I got up and did an easy 6 mile run in central park before work. The sun was out, it cooled off a bit here in the city, and it was a happy, sing to myself, smile like a crazy person, kind of run. Needless to say, I love running, it makes me oh so happy, and I thought I’d put together a little page of other people talking about how they love to run more eloquently than I ever could:

Run Quotes

Some of my favorite running quotes:

“I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.” – Mike Fanelli

“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatope

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”  – Steve Prefontaine

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” -Oprah Winfrey

“We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves…The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.” -Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile

“…the runner knows who he is. The runner has to. He’s so tired, who he is is all that’s left.” – Marc Parent, Runner’s World Article

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