Nourished Find: Running Heroes

Running. It’s what I do. When I’m not baking, snuggling with Chris, hanging out with my family, or buried inside a book: I run. I run for sanity, I run to lift my mood, I run to burn off my buttercream baby bump (the struggle is real), and I run because I love it.

I run alone.

I have run with a group before, and had a wonderful time when I did manage to drag myself out of bed at 4:30 on a Saturday morning.

I sometimes run with my sister, but she refuses to race with me anymore because I generally run ahead of her singing made-up dirty ditties at the top of my lungs to get her to chase me. (I’m a good big sister like that.)

Mostly, I run alone. And I love it. I run for freedom. I run because I love celebrating my body this way. I run for my own satisfaction, happiness, and the reward of just being kind to my body.

But sometimes, after putting in at least 45km per week on the pavement or the treadmill, I wouldn’t mind if someone else gave me a little healthy reward for my hard work. Enter: Running Heroes!rha_bannerRunning Heroes is a Sydney-based start-up whose mission is “to encourage and reward people and their journey to a healthier lifestyle” by offering rewards in exchange for the points you accumulate while running. All you have to do is sign up (it’s free), connect your favourite running app (shout out to Map My Run!) and start running! Once you’ve accumulated enough points you can redeem them for rewards. Current rewards include 3 free months of Spotify premium membership, or 15% off Nike running shoes. All great rewards for those of us who love music while they run, or maybe need a new pair of shoes!

To get all of us started Running Heroes have created a special offer code just for Thoroughly Nourished Life readers! Simply enter NOULIFERHA15 when you sign up in order to boost your account by 100 bonus points! Follow these easy steps to redeem the bonus points:

  1. Go to www.runningheroes.com.au,
  2. Register for a new Running Heroes account
  3. Hit “Activate a bonus code” from the profile menu
  4. Submit your bonus code: NOULIFERHA15
  5. You now have an 100 points. Start running and collect even more points to unlock great rewards.

Let’s get running everyone!

9 thoughts on “Nourished Find: Running Heroes

  1. I would absolutely love to be a runner! I walk/jog heaps but just can’t seem to run… I’m a bit uncoordinated I think! Definitely going to keep trying though! Good on you – its a great way to relax!

    • My sister does not love running at all, but she stays super fit walking her big dog 🙂 It’s all about finding something you love to do!

  2. I couldn’t have put my love for running in better words! I’m with you 110%, Amy! Who needs therapy when you can just have a good long run?! (and to that point, you don’t want to know me if I don’t get at least 4 GOOD runs in per week haha). I’ve never heard of Running Heroes but thinking I definitely need to give it a shot!!

    • Absolutely! I need running to keep me calm and so the stress monster doesn’t eat me up whole! Chris is fully on board with making sure I get my runs in every week 🙂

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