hey, guess what?!?!

1 Jun

I am so very excited today.

It’s National Running Day!!

I had no idea there was a national running day, but there is one!!

But what is National Running Day?!?

I am so glad you asked!

Straight from runningday.org:

About National Running Day

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.

It was only last week that I was able to get past my mental block and start running again. Running is a very mental game and my head was not in a good place. Last week, I finally decided enough is enough. I have a half marathon to train for and its time to suck it up and just start running.

I remembered how good it felt to run.

I am slow.

I prefer running with walking intervals.

I am ok with my way of running.

I am finally ok with calling it running.


Today is the perfect day for a running type announcement!

It ‘s a BIG announcement!!

I am doing something I don’t usually do.

I am throwing my hat in the virtual running, fundraising ring.

My good friend Jules, asked if I would join her in a virtual 6K.  Jules has formed the first ever virtual team for the Rock & Stroll to Prevent Child abuse.  I teach alternative high school and many of my students do not come from the best homes. This is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart so it wasn’t hard to say yes to Jules.

I joined Jules’ team. Team Let’s Rock-it Bloggers!  So, for the first time in Jen in Real Life history, I am asking you to join me! Challenge yourself to 6K – whether walking, running, jogging, skipping, galloping, skating, or even hula-hooping. Go read the information….

please consider joining me!

are you with me?!?


7 Responses to “hey, guess what?!?!”

  1. Wifey June 1, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    What a great idea! Kudos to you … and to Jules! I’m headed over to check it out; and I’ll be cheering you on!

    Winks & Smiles,

  2. @FitInMyHeart (Dr. Mo) June 1, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Proud of you ladies!!! This sounds like a BLAST!!!! #YouveGotThis *Hugs*
    Love You Lots
    Dr. Mo

  3. Brittany June 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    I’m voting today, get out and move it! I’m not runner, so i’m gonna move my toosh 🙂 let’s do this! love you!

  4. Foodie McBody June 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Yayyyyyyyy for you! Yeah you got this!

  5. Michelle June 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Way to go!
    That seems like an awesome opportunity, I’ll definitely have to check it out.

  6. Melissa (@MelGetsFit) June 2, 2011 at 4:24 am #

    Oooh, that 6k sounds awesome! I need to read up about that one, I think. 🙂


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