Author: Heather Johnson Durocher

Heather Johnson Durocher writes from her hometown of Traverse City. She is founder of MichiganRunnerGirl.com, a resource for all things running and living healthy and active in the Great Lakes State. She is the host of the weekly podcast, the Michigan Runner Girl Show. She’s on Facebook, on Instagram and on Twitter @michrunnergirl. Email Heather at heather@michiganrunnergirl.com.

 

Happy National Running Day

Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:00 PM by Heather Johnson Durocher

Throughout the past couple of years you might have gotten outside more and really ramped up your exercise, pushing yourself and logging more miles than ever, on foot or bike … or, you’ve experienced something on the other end of the spectrum as you’ve felt a little less inspired during the pandemic. (I can relate—I’m somewhere in the middle of this, trying at times to locate my motivation.) 

On this Global Running Day, June 1 — a worldwide celebration of running that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving — there’s no better time to reignite our love of moving and placing one foot in front of the other. Let’s be inspired by the many people who have turned to running (and other forms of exercise) as a solution to help release anxiety, gain perspective, cope with cabin fever, and keep up wellbeing. As organizers of this day say, “let’s run together to reflect upon the challenges we’ve faced and how our communities have endured.”

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