Celebrate National Running Day
It's National Running Day! Today is the day to declare your love for running.

The site RunningDay.org says, "Since 2009, the country's foremost running organizations have worked together to celebrate our sport with thousands of participants on the first Wednesday of June. We encourage runners to join in by planning a run, spreading the running bug to a friend, signing up for a race, or setting a new goal."

You can also join in the fun on social media. Use the #NationalRunningDay hashtag and finish this sentence: "I run ________."

Runners can also donate their mileage to charity through the app Charity Miles.

Here are 5 other things to do to celebrate National Running Day:


Track Your Progress
Running can be a very solitary sport. There may be no points on the board, but there are numbers. If you are properly tracking your runs, you will know when you break your personal record. And there is nothing better for a runner then setting a new PR!

Treat Yourself
With any exercise there is a certain amount of pain. Whether your legs ache from putting in extra miles or you just want to relax after a nice run, take care of yourself with a nice massage.

Get New Shoes
Today is a great day to treat your feet! After about 300 miles, the cushioning, support and traction of your shoes wears down. This increases your discomfort and risk of injury. Buy yourself a new pair of running shoes. Your feet, ankles, knees and legs will thank you.

Sign up for a Race
Marathons are becoming more and more popular. Whether you want to do a fun run like the color run or a more serious marathon, make the commitment by signing up today. That looming deadline will help you stay motivated to keep running.

Live Healthy, Be Happy
There are many health benefits to running: improved cardiovascular health, reduced blood pressure, and a decreased risk of osteoarthritis are just a few. In addition, running increases endorphins and can make you happy.