Jun 15, 2009 | June 2009, Running

National Running Day – June 3

By Bonny Osterhage

Did you know that June 3 is National Running Day? People all across the country are lacing up their running shoes to hit the road to better health.

According to the Web site, the mission of National Running Day is to “designate one national day to promote running as a healthy, easy and accessible form of exercise.”

If you’ve never tried running as a form of exercise, June 3 is an excellent day to start. The Running Day Web site offers the following tips for beginners and novice runners:
•    Relax
•    Think positively
•    Buy quality gear
•    Train with a plan
•    Run at “conversation” pace
•    Include cross training if possible
•    Aim for a race

The site also points out that it is OK to begin with walking until you are able to build up to a comfortable running pace.

If you are still daunted by the idea of beginning a running routine, simply wear your running shoes to work on June 3. Not only are you showing support for this grassroots cause, but who knows? That simple act alone might prove to be just the motivation you need to get you on track.

South Texas Fitness & Health