Yesterday was Independence Day and of course I celebrated it with a run. I even earned this cool badge from Nike+
I love to celebrate holidays, birthdays and special occasions with a run. It brings a freedom and clarity to it, which is why I call it a Freedom Run. I also made a pact to run in every city I travel. I travel a lot with my job and it is fun to put away the emails and itinerary (I include run 'appointments' on mine) and go for a run in a new place. My favorite places so far have been Seattle, the San Francisco Warf, Chicago's Lake Shore Trail and the creme de la creme was running in Central Park with the New York Road Runners. Honorable mention: I went on a jogging tour of New Orleans that was awesome!
Also to be celebrated on this Independence Day, I reached another Nike+ milestone: 2,000 miles. *throws confetti.
With all of this running that I have been doing, I have amassed quite the running shoe collection. My running shoe closet (yes they have their own closet. judge not) is getting out of hand.
Anyone know of a good cause I can donate them to? I heard of places that will accept your used running shoes to create a playground or, if they are in good condition, give them to kids who don't have running shoes. I'll kick my feet up, enjoy my newest pair (Brooks Pure Flow) and figure it out this weekend.
First marathon training long run in the morning...