Monday, August 27, 2018

Throw Yourself a Running Birthday Party

Today is a big day! Today I am no longer just young. Today I'm the "old side of young" because today is my 30th birthday! I have mixed feelings about this. But mostly I'm hoping to make this decade a big/fun/happy one!

Because today is my birthday I want to share some ways for my fellow runners to make their run extra special on your birthdays.  Not that we need anything to help us enjoy our run more...but let's make it even better! Here are 11 ways to throw yourself a running birthday party.



- Invite your running buddies to run with you. Every party is better with more people.

-Ignore your training schedule, just for today, and do your favorite kind of run.

- Run in your favorite place or your favorite route.

- Run your age in miles, or in time.

- Make a special playlist of all your favorite running music to run to.

- Sign up for that race you've always wanted to do.

- Write your age in your run. Use map my run, runkeeper, or another running app to trace out your age on the map.

- Get yourself some new running shoes.

- Do something nice for someone else, and donate your old running shoes to someone in need.

- Refuel with a special treat that you don't normally get yourself.

- Get a massage or a pedicure after


Have any of you ever had a special running party for yourself? What did you do?

Who has an August birthday?





15 comments:

  1. Happy birthday. You are definitely young.

    I am so old that I run my age in kilometers.

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    1. Thank you. I don't feel any different then I did yesterday ;) I don't think I could do 30 miles, I don't know if I could even do a 30k at this point haha. Maybe 3.0 miles.

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  2. oh to be 30 again! :) In our running group, we do birthday runs all the time. I like to run my age so 4.8 miles. We often end up in a coffee shop or breakfast it's fun. Happy birthday!

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    1. That is so fun that your running group celebrates with birthday runs! I love the idea of running somewhere to get a treat!

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  3. Happy Birthday!!! Every year on my birthday, I do a Pi Run (3.14 miles). My birthday is March 14th, and in recent years, the Pi thing has really gone mainstream. Running those 3.14 miles is an easy distance to tack on to a longer distance race or training run without requiring much more effort.

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    1. Thank you! I love that your birthday is pi day and that you get to do that run every year for it. My brother in law's birthday is that day and we just eat pie to celebrate haha.

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  4. Happy Birthday....and oh, you're still young! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday! I always make it a point to run on my birthday - no particular distance, just as long as I get a run in :)

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    1. I normally do too. Today is a little different because I’m in recovery mode. But later this week I will be going out for a run

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  6. Happy 30th! You are still absolutely young, but I loved my 30s and my 40s are even better!

    I don't always run on my birthday but I try. I would love for a race to line up with my big day but it's a hard time of year - my birthday falls on or around Mother's Day pretty often and little man's birthday is just over a week before that.

    Enjoy it!

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    1. Ok I’d love to race on my birthday. I did in high school a couple times and loved it!

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  7. I love these birthday running ideas! I've never done anything like that for my birthday, but I did run a race the day I got married and eloped at the finish line! :)

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    1. Thats amazing! I love that you get to tell that story!

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  8. Happy birthday! What fun ideas! I especially love the one about running your age in a pattern!

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  9. Happy belated birthday! You've got some very fun ways to celebrate here. I like the idea of running your age in mileage. I'd have fun figuring out where to place the decimal point. :)

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