Did you know National Running day is this week, Wednesday June 1st? And I’m so excited to encourage you to run on that day and then join me, along with OrthoLite to talk about it on our Twitter chat at 4pm PST (7pm EST). We’ll share tips, hear about your run and give away great prizes — be sure to RSVP here!
What is National Running Day?
To me, it’s a little like Valentines day. Running and I have been in a relationship for nearly 20 years. It’s one of the longest standing relationships in my life, and like any of them, it hasn’t always been perfect. There have been high-highs (like crushing my goal time and qualifying for Boston for the first time) and some tear-jerking low-lows (like hearing the doctor say “My dear, you have run your foot into the ground” before he snapped me into a boot to recover from a stress fracture).
Some days I LOVE running and I proudly post pictures of my lovely jog. Some days I simply can’t even think about it. Some days I even cheat on it with other things like spin, yoga, and weight training…even the occasional walk! Running comes with me on every trip I take and often is the main reason for an adventure I set out on. I’ve run as many destination races as local and have learned to efficiently pack all the right gear to support it.
Running has introduced me to new people, places and brought me more joy and heart ache than I could have imagined. It’s taught me that I’m tougher mentally and physically than I would have thought, but that I’m also still human and ultimately very fragile. It’s a balance to enjoy a positive relationship with running. It takes passion and compassion to make it work — just like any serious relationship does. My relationship with running has shaped who I am today. It’s so much more than just “exercise.”
Love it or hate it, running and I are in a pretty serious relationship and that means I’ll be making National Running Day 2016 a day to celebrate this long-standing love affair. I’ll set out on a jog and then have the opportunity to co-host a national Twitter Chat to talk about everybody’s love affair with running! I-seriously-can’t-wait!
What is OrthoLite?
OrthoLite is one of those gear things I mentioned. One of the things I love about running is how incredibly low maintenance it is. But the one non-negotiable is quality shoes and comfy feet. When our lungs and our quads are burning, we don’t always think about the pounding our feetsies are patiently taking…step after step, mile after mile. This is why I so appreciate OrthoLite insoles; they’re one of my secrets for staying comfortable and the easiest way to upgrade the comfort and performance of your shoe!
OrthoLite is the world’s leading supplier of comfortable foam insoles. And you might already be wearing them as they can be found in athletic, casual, dress, work and outdoor shoes across virtually every major footwear brand, including Nike, ASICS, New Balance, Reebok and more. If you see little black specs on the underside of your insole, it’s OrthoLite. Their insole technology provides superior cushioning, unmatched comfort and ultimate breathability, and is one of the most cost-effective ways to upgrade the comfort and performance of your footwear.
Get your feet into some comfy OrthoLite insoles!
If you don’t already have OrthoLite in your shoes, visit OrthoLite.com to purchase a pair for $19.99 and use discount code “GETCOMFY” and save $5! Feel good about the purchase not just because your feet will be happy but because OrthoLite is committed to helping athletes of all ages achieve their dreams. OrthoLite is a partner of Girls on the Run, the official insole of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and the founding sponsor of the Level Field Fund.
Join us in Celebrating National Running Day 2016!
Are you ready to join in National Running Day 2016 to celebrate your relationship with running? I hope so, and be sure to join myself and OrthoLite for our national Twitter chat at 4pm PST (7pm EST) to talk about it, share tips and stories with other runners and win great prizes from the OrthoLite team! It’s going to be great fun, RSVP Here!
Remember, you don’t have to be a marathon runner or have a 20-year relationship with the sport to celebrate National Running day. This is a day for everybody to celebrate the simple fact that we can move, and move faster when we try!
How do you plan to celebrate National Running day 2016?
*Thank you OrthoLite for sponsoring today’s conversation.