Several weeks ago I invited my Cruiser and MRTT friends to a huge group run to celebrate National Running Day.  On Monday, my friend Kelley posted the following on our MRTT group:


Hold The Phone…. Debbie has agreed to show up in a SPARKLE SKIRT to Wednesday’s National Running Day Event…IF…50 of you ladies RSVP! Who’s coming??? You don’t want to miss this!


What I didn’t clarify with Kelley in advance was, “What counts as an RSVP – only yeses or all RSVP’s?   At the time of our run we had 32 yes RSVP’s and 14 maybes.  Being the good sport that I am, I considered 46 close enough and wore a sparkle skirt for pictures. 

Yes, I drew the line at being the only one running in a sparkle skirt, but as my sparkle skirt friend fans told me, “It’s all about baby steps…”


A few of our friends hadn’t arrived at the time of the picture, but since we didn’t want to get too late of a start, we snapped away anyway.  We had some serious celebrating to do since it was National Running Day…..


And we started our celebration with a jumping picture!


Daniel, Ravi, and I were the only three Cruisers who were able to make it.  BTW, Daniel is my younger son.  Isn’t he handsome?  😎


Next we divided into pace groups and took off!


And on his way back, Daniel saw a cheetah down by the creek when he crossed the bridge!  Can you believe that?


From Daniel’s Snapchat


It was a great day and I had lots of fun with my friends; however, until next year’s National Running Day, I bid you adieu, sparkly skirt!


  • Questions:
  • How did you celebrate National Running Day?
  • Do you think Daniel looks like me?
  • Do you sparkle when you run?