Going Mile 2 Mile – a different sort of long training run

Mile2Mile Fun Run
Mile 2 Mile Fun Run

I love my local BlueMile running stores.  I shop there as often as possible and they are the ones who host my Monday fun runs.  LOVE them.

Well, you see, a loyal customer, Jeremy completed a run from the BlueMile store at the Summit to the BlueMile store in the Highlands.  So, from that grew the inspiration for the Mile 2 Mile fun run/walk.  And even better…it’s for a good cause.

The event is called Mile 2 Mile.  And it is a 12 mile run or 6 mile walk/run…depending on what you think you are capable of doing.

So, this morning, at 8 a.m. at the BlueMile store at the Summit, runners will arrive with a donation of a toiletry item or a blanket.  BlueMile is working with Wrap Up Louisville and the Salvation Army who are collecting the donations.  So, running from store-to-store for a good cause?  Yeah…I can do that.

The weekend is the time for my long runs anyway…so this just sort of worked.  Granted, today’s training says 9 miles and I’m running 12…but the rest of the week is light, easy running leading into my half marathon in 2 weeks.  I’m excited about this and can’t wait to join a small pack of runners on a 12 mile journey this morning.

So, here I sit at 5:45 a.m. anticipating hitting the road to the BlueMile store at the Summit to get my run on for a good cause today.  My roomie is going to drop me off and meet me at the Highland store when I’m done.  Afterwards, I’m meeting up with my running friend, Keith (who is injured and unable to participate) at Uncle Maddios in the Highlands for some delicious gluten-free pizza to celebrate a good run.

I am so looking forward to this!

Running Mile 2 Mile…I think it should become a yearly tradition!

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