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National Running Day

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Today is National Running Day, when I went to Banso to make my badge for this year I thought of all of the reasons I run.  I chose a somewhat cheeky but real reason for my badge, I love sweets and I love nothing more than following up a half marathon with a cupcake from Kara’s Cupcakes in San Francisco.  Here are some of the other reasons I run.

I run….

for my son:  I first started running again back in 2010, I found out that I was pre-diabetic and I knew I had to make my health a priority so I could be the best Mom to my son and lead by example about making exercise part of your daily routine.

for my sanity:  I am a single mom, I deal with a lot of stress from being the sole provider for my household, being the bad cop every time it’s necessary, his school, my job, trying to balance my personal life; it can be overwhelming and when I run I can shut it all off.

because I can:  This seems like a very simple reason but I think of it often.  Being in good health is a gift and I will run until the day I am no longer able.

for alone time with myself:  Sometimes I try to sort out a problem I’m having, other times I spend in reflection; I’ll think about all the wonderful things I’d love to share with my Grandparents if they were still alive.

for wine, beer, cake:  Enough said

because I love it:  I love to run, I love the feeling I get when I push myself further than I thought I could go, watching the sun rise, runs where I chat with a friend.  I truly love running.

I’ve been neglecting the blog since my Princess Half recap, here are some other tidbits related to National Running Day.  I registered for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco Random Draw today.  I’ve wanted to do it for the last two years, today I decided this year I was going to give it a shot.  Random draw takes place end of June, fingers crossed.


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I do have some rather exciting news, I am an Ambassador for The Town’s Half Marathon in Oakland.  I’m extremely excited to help spread the word about this run, 2014  will be the inaugural year and the course has been carefully crafted to showcase the best of Oakland; Jack London Square, Uptown, Downtown, Piedmont Ave, Claremont, Lake Merritt and Grand Ave.  Runners will also receive a tasting glass, a tech tee and a seriously awesome medal.  Mark your calendars for August 16, Register here and save 10% off registration with promo code: Heather  I hope to see you there!

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