Happy National Running Day!

Today is National Running Day! There are tons of ways to celebrate… Start with a new pair of sneaks!

Every year on the first Wednesday of June, runners everywhere celebrate their love for this age-old sport. This isn’t your typical “get up early in the morning and take a jog on Kelly Drive” type of day, though. This is a time to celebrate good health without feeling like it’s too much work. This is the time to flex for “the gram” by showing your followers you’re down with the workout clout. But most importantly, you have the opportunity to buy a new leisure-wear outfit and have fun! Did you know that running was the most important athletic event during the first Olympic games in 776 BC? That’s just some random knowledge for you real runners and run performers. Now, let’s change happy hour into running hour.

Before we get into the specific styles that’ll make you stand out on this big day, you might want to know HOW you can prepare your mind, body and soul for an all-day series of adrenaline races. Here are a few:

Get Started!

Sign Up for a race in your local community

Google is your friend! You can find a race near you just by going to Active.com.

Hit the bars

Pre-Race: Eat an energy bar for best fuel. Post-Race: Get a beer. Studies have shown that a pint of beer, post-workout, rehydrates the body better than water. The carbs replace lost calories and researchers believe the sugars and salts may help the body absorb fluids more quickly.

Don’t bring a watch

Losing track of time can allow you to run with a greater sense of comfort and ease. It helps your performance better when you’re paying attention to your body rather than the time.

Eat something!

For women, we burn 345 calories in just 30 minutes before running. (I had to really research this). That means I can enjoy some Federal Donuts before running, guilt-free? Heaven.

Get a new pair of sneakers

Ahh, we finally made it the most important HOW. It’s time to ditch your “trusty old” kicks that have lost traction and cushion over the course of a lifetime and choose the perfect pair for this celebratory day. Donate your old pair and treat yourself to some new styles you can find at VILLA!

Best Footwear for Running

Nike Air Max ’93

The Nike Air Max ’93 Men’s Shoe is a replica of the original from its debut year. Its one-piece neoprene liner gives a glove-like fit, while “the bubble” of Nike Air technology around the heel shows off its maximum cushioning. Product Details: A blend of materials offers a supportive fit. Foam midsole offers a plush feel. Rubber outsole provides secure traction.

adidas EQT Cushion ADV

adidas Originals remembers its roots with a modern reinterpretation of the long-beloved EQT line, known for its pure performance and the revolution it brought to running in the ’90s. These men’s EQT Cushion ADV shoes feature an engineered knit upper for a natural, flexible fit. Knit upper with engineered zones for adaptive fit and premium natural feel. Leather and welded synthetic suede overlays; Signature EQT webbing tape 3-Stripes. Signature Cushion 91-inspired TPU lace ghillie and heel cage; Suede heel patch; Soft terry lining. Enjoy the comfort and performance of OrthoLite® sockliner. Lightweight EVA midsole wrapped with a PU cage. Rubber outsole. Imported.

adidas EQT Cushion ADV

The adidas EQT (equipment) line was a 90’s staple. Embracing a no-nonsense outlook, the EQT line featured tons of pieces that were designed with inexorable performance in mind. The Men’s adidas Originals EQT Cushion ADV Casual Shoes reimagine that style, and looks to continue the strong lineage of the famed collection.

Best Apparel for Running

Nike NSW GX Tank Top

Pair the Sportswear Tank with relaxed shorts and sweet kicks for an athletically stylish look.

Nike Ace Logo Graphic Tank Top

Classic style starts with the bold logo at front and the soft fabric of this Nike tank top.

Black 3-Pack Crew Socks

Nike’s Moisture-Management Cushion Socks will keep your feet cool, dry, and comfortable. A wide, supportive area under the arch provides a better fit that won’t slip. Along with a half-cushioned foot, these premium cotton socks are built to absorb shock through the toughest play. A reinforced toe and heel enhance durability in high-wear areas. Comes in a three-pack to keep you playing longer.

If you can’t get to a local VILLA location in time for the race, cop you a celebratory pair later. After all, you deserve it. To celebrate National Running Day, go out for a run on your own or with a friend. Ready? Set? Run!

Happy Run!

DTLR Staff

Culturally-educated and sneaker-cultivated, our guest writers continue to bring these creative stories for your enjoyment.

June 6, 2018

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