And The Number One Reason I’m Happy…

Top Ten Reasons
I’m happy that tomorrow is National Running Day


10.  I get to plan a party on the trail (group run); this time in the evening.

9.  I get to see the Cruisers mid-week for a special run.


Cruisers before 2014 National Running Day Run

8.  I get to see my MRTT friends when I’m actually awake.


7.  I get to introduce my very cool Cruiser friends to my equally awesome MRTT friends.

6.  I get to run at any pace I feel like, just for the fun of it.

5.  I’ll get to run in the hot evening humidity (insert sarcasm).

4.  I’ll have tons of pictures to post on Instagram.

3.  It gives me a topic to write about for two days.

2.  It gives gives me an opportunity for a bonus workout.

1.  Since I’ll be running, and dinner won’t cook itself, we’ll have to stop at Subway on our way home.


  • Questions:
  • What are your National Running Day plans?
  • Do you prefer to run in the early morning, mid-day, or the evening?
  • What are you having for dinner tonight, tomorrow night?
Happy Running! ~ Deb


  1. June 3, 2014    

    Great pics I recognize some of those MRTT mamas. I’m celebrating NRD by hosting a fun run at Road Runner in Falls Church tomorrow night for Rock n Roll you should do your group run with us!
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    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      June 5, 2014    

      I bet you know Dora. She runs with several other running groups. One of these days we have plan a big group run with our combined chapters!

  2. June 3, 2014    

    Great list. We are looking into a group run for National Running Day. I prefer to run early in the morning but that is when the Mrs. runs so I run at night most of the time. Dinner tonight is whatever is in the table lol.
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    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      June 5, 2014    

      Your comment tells me that you have young children and you have to stagger your runs so one of you is home with them. My hubby and I had to do that for years, but now our kids are grown and we can run together!

  3. Amy Amy
    June 3, 2014    

    Yay for National Running Day! I will probably go out on one last trail run before my race on Friday!

    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      June 5, 2014    

      Good luck at your relay!

  4. June 3, 2014    

    I think I’ll probably get out there for a couple of miles tomorrow. It’ll be my first run since Tough Mudder on Saturday so we’ll see how that goes. LOL
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    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      June 5, 2014    

      I’ve got to pop over and read your Tough Mudder recap. Congrats!

  5. June 3, 2014    

    Sounds like you will celebrate National Running Day in style!! Have fun running with all your friends 🙂
    Sadly I won’t be running on National Running Day. I’d love to ride my bike outside to honour it, but it’s supposed to be a monsoon here tomorrow!
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    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      June 5, 2014    

      The rain held out until just as we were finishing our run!

  6. June 3, 2014    

    See you tomorrow!! Can’t wait to celebrate 🙂
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    • Deb Runs Deb Runs
      June 5, 2014    

      So glad you could come back home with us for dinner!

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5K - 22:57 (7:23 pace)
8K - 39:25 (7:55 pace)
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20K - 1:45:30 (8:30 pace)
Half Marathon - 1:54:34 (8:45 pace)
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April 29 & 30 - Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra
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August 21 - Leesburg 20K
September 16 & 17 - Ragnar DC
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day 5K
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1997 Marine Corps Marathon (3:44:56) - first marathon and first Boston qualifier

1997 JFK 50-Miler (10:50:30) - first and only ultra

1998 Boston Marathon (3:39:57) - first Boston

1999 Steamtown Marathon (3:29:04) - PR marathon

2010 North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon (5:32:38) - favorite trail marathon


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