Global Running Day 2016

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | running

Jun 01

It’s June 1, and that means it’s Global Running Day!

I’m participating in the Global Running Day interview linkup with Kristen from Jonesin for a Run!  I had a great time answering the questions from last year, so now we’re back at it!  Check her site to see what everyone else is saying about Global Running Day!

I’m also linking up with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Michelle at Fruition Fitness, and Nicole at Fitful Focus for Wild Workout Wednesday!

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Global Running Day Interview

I’m really excited to be able to celebrate Global Running Day.  To be honest, I thought that this was only a national celebration, but now I realize that the whole world is celebrating how awesome running is!  Here are my writeups from 2015 and 2014!

Being that 2016 is my 5 year anniversary of the beginning of my running journey, this day seems extra special.  I already wrote a post about the greatest life lessons I gained from 5 years of running, and I hope you check it out!  I have so many thoughts and emotions about running, but let’s keep things light with this fun interview from Kristen!

Why do you run?

Handy on a warm, easy run!

Handy on a warm, easy run!

Oh, I am absolutely in LOVE with running.  I’ve written a post about why I run, and everything that I state is still true.  I love being out on the trail and enjoying nature, I love how running brings people together, it helps me clear my mind in so many ways, and it is always providing a challenge!

How do you plan to celebrate Global Running Day?

The girls together for a group run over the Ben Franklin Bridge

The girls together for a group run over the Ben Franklin Bridge

By running, of course!  I’m planning to run with my favorite running group, City Fit Girls!  I haven’t been able to join them as often as I like but I’m making the commitment!

How many miles have you run so far this year? Do you have a mileage goal for the year?

As of May 31, I have run 295.49 miles in 2016. It’s not as high as it was last year, but I’m still happy.  I don’t create yearly mileage goals for myself, but maybe it’s something to look into for 2017…  Either way, I’m happy to be running!

What big events do you have on the race calendar so far this year?

The biggest event by far is my first ever marathon, the Philadelphia Marathon, taking place on November 20, 2016.  I also have the ZOOMA Cape Cod Half Marathon in September, the Perfect 10 Miler in October, and I’ve got my eye on a few more Rock ‘N Roll races, if everything falls into place!

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Before I leave for a run I must have:

I must have my cell phone on hand so that I can listen to music on Spotify or take pictures along the way or after my run!

Do you track your runs? If so what do you use?

I track my outdoor runs with my Nike+ GPS watch.  It works great for me and I upload everything into Nike Plus.  When I run indoors, I use Runkeeper.  That was my first way to track my runs before I got my watch.

Who is your favorite running partner?

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Is it any surprise?? Bret and I run together on a regular basis, so he is definitely my favorite running partner.  We have the most fun when we’re running somewhere new.  It’s great to explore together.

What races have you run so far this year?

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I’m happy to say that I’ve run 7 races so far this year, with 2 more events this weekend!

If you have to give someone one piece of advice about running, what would it be?

I think one of my biggest pieces of advice I have about running is to never minimize your accomplishments.  If you woke up early and ran a mile when you didn’t want to, that’s fantastic!  If you ran a marathon in 3:30, but didn’t Boston Qualify, you are still amazing!  I know so many runners (myself included) that are just too damn hard on themselves.  What is this “only” run a half marathon nonsense?  Any and all running (and walking too!) is great because we’re taking care of our health and doing something that motivates us.  We need to remember what a gift running is and fully appreciate the big picture:  we’re all runners, no matter how fast or slow!

Describe your relationship with running in one word:

Committed.  Running and I are definitely in a committed relationship!  It’s something that I think about regularly, take the time to work on, and it really makes me feel alive.  I want to run for the rest of my life, so we’re going to be together as long as humanly possible!

Do you plan to celebrate Global Running Day?  How would you answer any of these questions?

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