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    National Running Day – June 3, 2009


    Check it out!  Wednesday, June 3, 2009 is National Running Day!  Okay so this site is for the US, but there’s no reason why we can’t do it here!

    Like me, all they want is for people to experience the joy of running and walking.

    An excerpt from the website:

    National Running Day is a national initiative whereby many of the major organizations within the running industry are joining forces in an unprecedented unified effort to nationally and locally promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. The inaugural National Running Day will be Wednesday, June 3.

    From New York to San Diego, the day will celebrate the benefits of running as part of a healthy and active lifestyle aimed at combating some of today’s most pressing health issues.

    You can participate in National Running Day anywhere-you don’t have to be in one of the cities hosting events to take part. At the least, all it takes is to wear your running shoes throughout the day, go for a run, and invite a friend to join you.

    So, what do you think? Ready to get out and run?

    And hey, if you live in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Ottawa, Moncton or Saint John, National Running Day coincides with the Running Room’s free Tim Hortons Camp Day events!  Check it out here for a bit of free family fun!

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!