Every first Wednesday in June is National Running Day. This year, it’s today–June 3rd.
This day showcases the love runners have for running and expands national awareness of the running community.
The theme this year, as organized by National Running Day with their logo (above), is to have runners complete the sentence “I run…” and post it on social media with the hashtag #NationalRunningDay. This can take the approach of “I run because…, in order to…, so I…”, among others.
Whether you are just starting a wellness routine (not even necessarily running) or have been maintaining one for a while, I encourage you to think about why you do it. Get specific about why you favor certain activities over others, and decide what effect those reasons have on you on your personal growth–in mind, body and/or spirit. For example:
- If you bike every day to lose weight, why do you want to lose weight? Which feelings are you trying to attain?
- If you like outdoor runs better than running on a treadmill, what is it about the freedom of the outdoors that sparks your enjoyment?
Identifying and evaluating the basics can allow us to refocus and reassess that which fuels our motivation. Ultimately, recognizing why we do what we do can give us a renewed drive to pursue growth and keep us moving forward.