Greetings on this very rainy, not-so-much-of-a “great day for a run outside” kind of afternoon.
Dang. I was really hoping it would clear up by now for a good run to honor National Running Day!
Just in case you haven’t heard from all of social media, today runners coast-to-coast come together (mostly virtually) to declare and celebrate their love for the sport of running.
Last year I shared several reasons why I love to run, and thought I would take a different approach to my own personal badge this year.
(Get your own I Run… template here!)
Happy National Running Day to all of my runners (and walkers) out there!
Tim Hortons Camp Day
Today has already been quite the whirlwind. Along with a few dancers, I assisted the ever entertaining HOOPER at three different Tim Hortons locations to celebrate Camp Day.
Every year, Tim Hortons donates one hundred percent of their coffee proceeds to their children’s foundation (THCF) for a day. The goal is to raise enough money to cover the cost of summer camp for kids who wouldn’t be able to attend otherwise.
Coffee donations provide the means for children ages 9-12 to attend a ten day summer camp or seven day winter camp session!
They deem the first Wednesday of June Camp Day and hired the Pistons to help kick off the huge fundraiser this year.
Last year, the company was able to raise $11.8 million! Of course HOOPER did everything he could to draw a crowd, but there’s nothing really new or surprising about that.
If you live anywhere near a Tim Hortons, grab a cup o’ joe for those kids!
If you’re not a coffee drinker, at least stop in and try one of these birthday cake timbits.
Yup. That happened. But in my defense, they were given to us on the house, so I did what any of you would do… enjoyed my obligatory two mini donuts and gave the rest of the box to friends. Yum!
Before heading home, a small group of us stopped by Noodles & Company for something other than sugar for lunch.
I was so, so hungry and wanted every single thing on the menu. I eventually decided on the Penne Rosa and added shrimp to it.
Spicy tomato cream sauce, penne pasta, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, shrimp, wine and Parmesan.
I usually go for a loaded salad and soup there, but today’s activities called for celebratory pasta. It was delicious and I enjoyed every little bite on the plate!
(If you’re looking for more health conscious menu items, check out this morning’s WIAW post.)
Currently, I’m back home and trying to talk myself into being productive. There’s a lot of studying to get to, and plans of a mid-week service at church to get to later tonight.
Here’s hoping I can squeeze in a run outside with Roadie before it starts raining again!
Question of the Afternoon
• Are you a runner? If so, why do YOU run?
I run because of nutbutter 😉 and because I really like sweaty workouts, I can challenge myself with longer or faster runs, the landscape is amazing and I like the fact that you need nothing but yourself to have a good workout.
Love all of that. Especially the nutbutter opener! 🙂
I became a runner about two years ago 🙂 I run to keep me sane, like you said therapy is expensive and some good thinking time to myself is sometimes just what I need! I love the quiet time and what it does for my body, oh yea and the dessert is pretty good too 🙂
I’ve had some of my best self-talks on runs. I love that running forces much needed alone time!
Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes
I like your answer! I run for “me” time and because it makes me feel good!
Nothing like that runner’s high!
I run to outrun zombies in the case of an apocalypse! Ha ha!
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
I run because of the endorphins! I love the me time that it gives me, and I also love that it gets me outside in the sunshine and fresh air.
Runner Girl Eats
I’m with you. I run because of dessert. And the alone time. But mostly dessert 😉
I run because I love the energy, the “me” time, the feeling of accomplishment at the end of a run (I’m not marathoner or even half, I’m the 5K kind of person:P ) At the end is the cheapest therapy of them all 😉
Unfortunately, I cannot be running right now due to an injury….but I hiked 8 miles yesterday so I feel pretty good about that! Instead, I took a Bodypump class and did some cardio to make up for not running outside!
Hiking 8 miles is a huge deal. Get it girl!
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie
Omg those birthday cake timbits look amazing!! I’ve given up desserts and alcohol until I lose some weight. It’s only been two days and I am seriously missing sweets.
That’s a hard combo to resist. Good for you for staying strong!
I run because it makes me feel strong and like I can conquer anything…and because I like to eat. Those timbits look so good! I went to a Tim Horton’s once and loved it, but we don’t have them in Oregon. 🙁
I hadn’t heard of Tim Hortons before moving up here, so you’re not alone! And yes, running really does make you feel unstoppable! 🙂
Hi Heather! New-ish blog reader, first time commenter 😉
I disliked running until I started training more consistently… now it’s the best wake up call ever! I think I run because I love big breakfasts? lol. I also love how good I feel after – endorphins are powerful!
Also – so happy you promoted Camp Day! Tim’s are everywhere up here (Canada that is…) and I love that 100% of the coffee proceeds go to help kids on Camp Day. I do not love their coffee, but I buy one on Camp Day! They also have a Smile Cookie day where proceeds go to a local charity. Love it.