The Best #RunningDay Tweets

06/01/2011 05:05 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2011

What do you run for? To celebrate National Running Day (today, June 1, 2011), its creators have asked runners around the world to answer that question. From physical fitness to mental stability to an excuse to scarf down chocolate chip pancakes, here are a few of our favorite Twitter responses -- find them all and share your own by looking for #runningday.

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