Post

I Am a Runner

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,705 People

    I Do It to Become Fit - I am not a runner for the love of the wind in my hair.... I was dabbling in running prior to my diagnosis with breast cancer.  The cancer treatment...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response May 15, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Need the Release. - I can't wait for my run tonight. Watch for me, the crazy girl with the bouncing ponytail, red nose, and cozy north face fleece. I'm running out that...
    wonderlust wonderlust 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 4, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bring On The First 5k - I just signed up for my first 5k and i couldn't be more proud of myself! The run is in Sacramento first Saturday of June to raise money and awareness for...
    reigirl reigirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Running since 2011 and I still am.addicted to it. From 187lbs im down to 149 lbs. I did a lot of 10km and a couple of half marathon. I think I did great considering my weight...
    spilledinklove spilledinklove 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Runner's High - I just returned from my daily run. I ran through the hills in warm rain, the smell of damp earth and Sweet- thorn trees thick in the air. And then it happened. That...
    asango asango 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Run So I Can Eat Ice Cream - I'm 32 and I started running about 2 years ago.  My husband has been running for about 10 years and ran a marathon 4 years ago.  He's tried...
    texaschickie texaschickie 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Improving - I have decided to try and improve my running. I'm still not a competitor, I just run to keep from falling over dead from heart disease before I'm 60. Anyway, I've...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been running since my XC days starting in middle school. Up until a few years ago I was still putting 10-12 miles in a day. Know my knees are causing me to much pain to put...
    flyboy84 flyboy84 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Want to Do It Again - This is the only goal I have that I have put a time limit on. I want to be able to run at least a mile w/o stopping by January 3, 2008. I'm ok w/ the fact...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 3, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Running since 2006 but only once a year, from the last year i've run a lot, at the end of season i had problems with right ankle, just even can't walk normally. After visits to...
    ArthursLV ArthursLV 22-25, M Dec 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Being A Runner - It means something different to everyone but to me, being a runner means pushing yourself at every turn. Running is peace for many people, but for me peace comes...
    herofoil herofoil 18-21, M Jan 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Running = Perfection - Why anyone wouldnt run is beyond me..... When all day long most of us sit still and strain ourselves mentally and emotionally it feels so logical to...
    0nther0ad 0nther0ad 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Thoughts And Prayers. - I don't know if any one on this form ran in the Boston marathon today. But if you did or you know some one that did my thoughts and prayers are with you all...
    EWALL1819 EWALL1819 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    4 Miles A Day - I get up every morning really early at about 5 normally and run into the local village which is 2 miles from my house and then run back again after stopping at the...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Just Started To Work On It.. - I lost a lot of weight and I was looking for ways to start getting fit, so I took up running and I've started running at the gym. I don't know how...
    noskin noskin 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 50 I joined my local running club. Now at the age of 58 I can run a mile in 6:20, a 5k in 21:30 and a 10k in 43:50. My training for the next year and a half will be...
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Bad - Some things that drive me to insanity when I'm running: 1) Rocks and other foreign objects in my shoes. This bugs the sh*t out of me because I HATE stopping once I start...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    An Athlete...? nah, not really. - While running today, saw a grocery store just off my route. I turned around stopped, and went in. Walked out with a bag of chips, coke, a sandwich...
    COCHIKER COCHIKER 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 10, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Running For Freedom - I like to run!! it is my way to be free and keep my mind out of thinking about work and family.It is so relaxing just being alone felling the air the smells...
    killer32 killer32 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 23, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Now A Runner - I have never been someone that I would think of as a runner. Not long ago I was taking my dogs for walks. We would go a couple of blocks and then we started going...
    ralphers ralphers 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like to run. It is my self-discipline, my strength-building - - mind and body. It is my venting. I lose find myself running and music. I would run everyday if I could. Sometimes...
    raven1084 raven1084 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Soc Atleta! - Fitness and shape are essential considerations for every human being, I feel. I am very particular about my personal fitness, and to that end I both swim and run...
    Anuledroan Anuledroan 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a D1 runner for Eastern Michigan. I ran 4:14.42 in the mile in high school and was 1 second off being a state champ for wisconsin. My dream is to break the 4 minute mile and...
    Darkhorse800 Darkhorse800 18-21, M Feb 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My 2 Hour Run Today... - Actually went like this: 1 hour reading the paper and sipping coffee at the trailhead 30 min tying my shoes and 30 min actual running (but only when...
    COCHIKER COCHIKER 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Running Away - As she pushed herself forward, she ran harder until she felt that flow she had long missed. Her feet were no longer heavy, her arms cut the air in front of her and...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can' say I am particularly fast, but I do enjoy running and have participated in dozens of races of varying distances over the years--a couple of marathons long ago, and 10K...
    MarcRider MarcRider 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Frustation - I took last week off. I just lifted weights & did a lot of stretching. Yesterday I started back & things went well. I just had the occasional ankle twinge...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 22, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    K-tape Or Not - Does anyone have a do/do not recommendation on K-Tape? I read articles that it is helpful, but haven't heard of someone that's used it.
    tabs1823 tabs1823 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A Runner Who Isn't Running - I am a runner. I identify as a runner. If you ask me what I like to do, I'll tell you I'm a runner. I've run 2 races in my life, a 10 miler and a half...
    ShakespearePlayer ShakespearePlayer 70+ 3 Responses Dec 22, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Am a Runner... In Slow-mo - When I was young, I could win at every athletic competition that my school featured during "Field Day".  Blue ribbons all around... all...
    WinterWhisper WinterWhisper 31-35, F Aug 12, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But have not run in almost a year and have no excuse. Was in the best shape of my life at 45 and dropped the ball. Need to go back to where I felt good about my schedule for...
    pbcrunner pbcrunner 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No Better Way To Start The Day - i hate arising early for a morning run, but absolutely love how it makes me feel the rest of the day. The runner's high that kicks in is better...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 26, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm Back - My membership in this group could have been previously described as "poser". But no longer. I went on a run today, first real one in probably a year. I haven...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Still Working On It - I began running several years ago by accident. I was training myself for a local race and planned on walking it. It's a 7 mile race and actually known for...
    pinkismysignaturecolor pinkismysignaturecolor 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am slow. My base speed is 5.0mph. I am incredibly slow but I run and I love to run and I love anyone who loves to run 😊
    carlyistortious carlyistortious 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Midnight Runner - I run at night. Originally this started because I was training in secret; I’d never run before, and didn’t want anyone to know what was going on if I quit...
    DeborahManning DeborahManning 46-50, F 7 Responses Oct 12, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Benefits Of Running - Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but did you know that it can benefit almost every part of your body, as well as lift your mood...
    AandPMechanic AandPMechanic 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Olympics Here I Come! - Damn I'm good! Really, for a 9:44 pace? Runkeeper, I think I LOVE you. Of course nobody needs to know that I ran fast 'cause I was freezing my *** off. LOL
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Training For A Marathon With A Hamstring Injury - I hurt my in late February or early March, not even sure how. I think it was one of three things: 1. I was training for a big...
    Brianst Brianst 41-45, M Jun 30, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Running For Cheesecake - "Running is good for the ground; it makes it feel needed"I run for fun, and to lose more weight, and to maintain a fairly healthy lifestyle, and because I...
    Josephine8 Josephine8 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 30, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Run To Live-live To Run - I absolutely love running! Every day after you get out for a run you feel like you've accomplished something that day! It's so awesome to be able to run...
    PiperABell PiperABell 13-15, F Aug 15, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Adventure - Personally Ive been a runner a few years both on my own and for teams, Ive done track and cross country. In love it because its so fun, to go fast to feel the wind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Handoff - As we stood there beside the track next to the starting line, I took a good look at the girl I was clearly going to have to reckon with once the two of us got the...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Running Solo - I like to run by myself. Granted, I'm a bit of a loner anyway, but I don't want to chit-chat while I run, I want to think through a particularly tough problem I've...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Am Convinced - My legs hurt. A bones ache, deep below the knee, left me hobbling home on more than one stark starry morning. But I kept at it. On occasion an old husky dog would...
    iamsams iamsams 22-25 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    My name is Hailey, and I am from a small town in Missouri called Moberly. I am a devout distance runner and was a personal running trainer for my incredible dad, Eric...and I...
    HaileyBee92 HaileyBee92 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My name is Jeremy Davis. I am a 14 year old runner from Brisbane, Queensland Australia, currently around the Regional/State level for 400 and 800m. Competing in a number of medium...
    Jeremyrun Jeremyrun 13-15, M Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Thinking if working a couch-to-5K program.
    LynxKitty LynxKitty 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Never understood these lyrics from Manfred Mann's "Blinded by the light" but love this song: Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce Another runner in the night Blinded by the...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Why must everyone anger the coach?" I thought to myself as I watched the coach argue with a runner. I stood there watching as the "argument" went on. Suddenly my coach sprang...
    TheLawOfNature TheLawOfNature 13-15, F Mar 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ...when I was in 6th grade my friend Meagan and I made Me a ''pretend'' marriage contract with him! haha ANYWAYS! watching RUNNER RUNNER... remembering why I love him so <3
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Greatest Miracle My name is Hailey Breusch, and I am from a small town in Missouri called Moberly. I am a devout distance runner and was a personal running trainer for my...
    HaileyBee92 HaileyBee92 18-21, F Apr 1

    Your Response

    Cancel