Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It's National Running Day!

National Running Day? What?

Is this a made up holiday?

No, it's for real. So get on out there and go for a nice, long, refreshing run in order to celebrate!

"Why should i start running, PaulBenjamin?," you may ask. Well, besides being a great source of exercise, and good for your health overall, i run for various reasons.

1) I run to be able to eat whatever i want. I know, i know...sometimes it defeats the purpose. However, on those days when Giordano's stuffed crust pizza is calling my name, or Chipotle's huge burritos are all i can think about, I run a few extra miles!

2) I run for my own sanity! Without running, i would be a HOT MESS! A nice long run on Chicago's lakefront path will help me solve the World's problems! A good jog will help me calm down after a stressful day at work.

3) I run to look better naked. Plain and simple.

So, since I am already a runner, National Running Day doesn't make much of an impact on my life. Therefore, I need to come up with a nice way to celebrate today...Hmm....

As a runner, everyday that i run is pretty much National Running Day. So, I have to come up with a new way to celebrate, right? I mean...i can't just go for a run; I have to make this day special.

Therefore, if you are already a runner like me, try one of these options:
  • Drink a bunch of Gatorade, and the next time you have to pee, spell out "I'M A RUNNER" with your urine. (sorry might be a little harder for you.)

  • Take a handful of stickers with you on your run, and everytime you pass a group of walkers who rudely walk 3-4 abreast and take up the entire sidewalk, slap a sticker on their backs and give a Thumbs Down as you run by...

  • Go into your boss' office and ask for the rest of the day off, in order to celebrate this new holiday. Do you run on a regular basis? Then running is a religion for you. Nobody can argue with Religion as your reason. I mean, people start WARS over it!
These are just a few suggestions. I'm sure you can probably come up with a few of your own as well. Please share them with me, and I will celebrate along with you.

Some of the peeps in my AMAZING running group!
Let's Celebrate!


  1. Wow i didnt this day existed, thanks Paul!

    here are my reasons for running
    -the natural high
    - hotties along the lake
    - and to keep up with you Paul!;)

  2. Tony, those are great reasons as well. I concur! :) We'll be doing 26 miles before you know it!

  3. I will be running from work to the grocery store to purchase an obscene amount of food in order to carry it on my back running home to celebrate the wonderful holiday. Then I will gorge on the celebratory meal.
    I also run to improve my lung capacity when smoking.

  4. I ran for the phone does that count?

  5. to DBB: If it was more than 3 paces, then i guess it does! HA!