Happy National Running Day!! I celebrated by going for a glorious, yet rare, afternoon run. The weather was glorious and the smells of summer are beginning to fill the air. The hubby is heading out of town on business later today so he wanted to come home and spend a few hours with the kids first. So I took the opportunity to lace up my sneakers and head outside! It was the perfect way to prep myself for a couple of days alone with the kids and all of the craziness that comes along with it.
I love running for so many reasons. I really feel like there are very few problems that can’t be solved by going for a run. It clears my head and keeps me sane. It forces me to actually take some time out of the day for just myself, even if it usually means that I am up before the sun or after everyone else is in bed to do so. It can sometimes be hard to motivate myself to get out the the door but I have never once regretted it when its finished. It has taught me so much about myself and how in all areas of my life I can really push myself harder than I ever thought possible if I really want something. It has helped me explore new cities and meet new people. On top of all of that it has given me the luxury of being able to indulge in my sweet tooth more often than I would otherwise…I love a good cupcake :).
Whether you are a runner, hope to be one someday or know someone that is I hope you enjoy this day that has been dedicated to all of the crazy runners out there.