SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 03: Participants runalong 6th Avenue near Balboa Park in the 15th annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on June 3, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
Happy National Running Day, you guys!
National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we're with, we run-fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that's simple, inexpensive, and fun. It's the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.
The National Running Day site -- runningday.org -- has everything you could need or want for today: 10 Ways to Celebrate National Running Day ("Declare your passion" and "Choose a running resolution," for example), technical tees and even information on where to find group runs in your area.
Here's a neat video from Lance Armstrong's win at Ironman 70.3 Hawaii over the weekend. Yep, another win.
When distance runner Arden McMath collapsed with 20 meters to go in the Ohio girls' 3,200, Meghan Vogel helped McMath to her feet and carried her across the finish line.