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I Like Running

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    I am a long distance runner. I joined my school's track team in seventh grade. This was my third year on team. I like running distance because it is more physially challenging than sprinting. Plus, I'm better at it. While I run I get time to think. It's also good, because if I am...
    kotori4444 kotori4444 13-15, F Dec 5, 2012

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    I Like Running

    i liked running for years i would run for miles on end i loved it my asthma and lungs have taken that away fromk me now but i do remember how much fun it was. vinny
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Sep 8, 2011

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    Side Benefits Of Running

    Most active runners probably take running and the lifestyle that accompanies it for granted. But every once in a while we're reminded how different we are from the general population. One of these moments came last month. I own two cars and wouldn't you know it, both cars...
    gleep gleep 70+, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2011

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    Running Over Hill And Dale

    Have you ever noticed how most beginning runners dread hills? It's almost universal. Even many veterans will avoid courses or routes with any significant ups or downs. The most popular races are on essentially flat courses. Races over routes known to be tough and hilly tend to...
    gleep gleep 70+, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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    Ready To Go The Distance

    These days I am very exicited because I´ll be running the Adidas race in my country next May 20. I normally wake up early at 5:00 am and run 5km every day. Now I have to train for the race so need to run 10 km and improve my  timing. I feel exhausted but it is worth it.I´ve...
    nnatalia76 nnatalia76 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    Committing Myself, Giving Myself Obligations.

    I used to enjoy running. Mum got me into it when she was giving up smoking, she wanted a buddy… I was young and foolish enough to either agree or go along with it. In the end it was a very good thing. We worked our way from no-running lazy-bones up to regularly running...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 9 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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    Stressful Living

    My line of work is very stressful. Just being at work is stressful. Even the thought of work increases my stress level. No wonder I always feel so fatigued at the end of the day. But late in the afternoon comes my daily run. After a mile or two, the cares of the workday seem to...
    gleep gleep 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    My Running Addiction

    I really began running about 3 years ago after realizing how out of shape I was, so I started running a few 5 and 10Ks and eventually ran a half marathon. That kind of got me hooked and since then I've run 6 marathons, numerous half marathons, and have gotten involved in the...
    jss1855 jss1855 46-50, M Jan 6, 2012

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    Running In Different Cities

    I'm lucky that my new job has me going to different places sometimes. I always pack some running gear and try to get in at least one run. Today I landed in Dallas/Fort Worth. I happened to find a 4 mile loop even if it wasn't the best place to run. Not much sidewalk and lots of...
    TriJohnny TriJohnny 51-55, M Jan 21, 2013

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    My Motivation, Don't Let People Say What You Can't Do

    Has I was younger I was that kind of kid who didn't like sports much. I didn't want to do any because I was afraid of my self and I was being Intimidated by others and sometimes tossed around. Now I'm 15 going 16 soon. I started running 2 years ago to do something of my life. at...
    runningsavedme runningsavedme 13-15 May 1, 2012

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    Running: Breaking Fifty

    Very few people in our society look forward to getting older. Oh, it's true, adolescents yearn to cross the 16, 18 and 21 age barriers which bring (or at least legitimize) a variety of privileges together with lessening of parental control. At the other end, some people look...
    gleep gleep 70+, M Jul 27, 2011

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    Running: First Experiences

    Have you ever noticed how some people will wince when running is mentioned? Where do they get such an attitude? Well, the chances are they had negative first experiences and just don't care to repeat them. First experiences are extremely important. Let's take racing, for...
    gleep gleep 70+, M Jul 27, 2011

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    Never ran more than a 5 miler

    but it clears my head and keeps me in shape. Must run to Eminem.
    PolishedSadness PolishedSadness 36-40, F Jun 7

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    At It Again!

    I have been an on and off runner(mostly off) since high school and have the burning desire to stay "on" this time.  Like a few of you, I recently started again(this is day two). I desperately want this to be part of my life and need pointers and maybe ...
    honeybunny3 honeybunny3 26-30 Sep 3, 2008

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    But why is running outside

    so much harder?
    sunnywoods sunnywoods 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    Well aside from the fitness benefit,

    i like the way it makes my heart beats faster. I like having time to listen to music while i catch my breath. I like outrunning little kids playing. I like the morning sun bathing me. I like having runners high. So many things i like about running. It makes me thinks life so...
    catehere catehere 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Feels Good, Man

    I like running. It makes me feel healthier overall, and after a run, I feel awesome, like I just did something meaningful for myself. During the run, I feel good too. It's like meditation. That said, there's also a feeling of pride knowing that I'm healthy enough to be able...
    aislersan aislersan 31-35, M Aug 30, 2010

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    Favorite Tunes For Running?

    I am also an off-and-on again runner.  I started in high school on the track team, 20 years ago.  My family and I moved to Guam (a tiny island in the Pacific) with the military 5 years ago and were there for 3 years.  It is an awesome place for running...
    southernrose southernrose 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    Hood To Coast

    My company has got a couple of slots open for a Hood to Coast relay team so I threw my name in the hat. It looks simple enough, a team (minimum 8 runners) run 198 miles from Mt. Hood to the coast of Oregon. If a team has 9 runners, it comes out to 4 legs each avg 5.5 miles for a...
    TriJohnny TriJohnny 51-55, M Jun 4, 2013

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    The Reebok Women's Slippers

    Reebok (Reebok), introduced the girls concise style brought the body of the shoe lightweight to wear and cool wearing feel, easy to clean is another feature. in the front of the shoe's body ,orative stitching at the colorful and gorgeous shoesparagraph, it is comfortable and...
    colaonly colaonly 22-25, F Jul 10, 2012

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    After running I feel like I am breathing the

    freshest air. It may hurt a little while running but its all worth it in the end.
    BeautifulCatastr0phe BeautifulCatastr0phe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Was running and a bear walked out in front of

    me. It was a bit scary but I screamed and yelled and the bear wasn't interested in blondes anyway.
    blonderunner blonderunner 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I Never Thought I'd Say

    I like running. I hated it as a child. I couldn't breath right and I wasn't very good at it. I'd rather do a martial art or play on slides and swings. But I decided I wanted to get into shape a couple years ago. There's a hiking trail in my province that I wanted to be able to...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    My Wife Doesn't Like My Running.

    My wife thinks I'll get hurt. She thinks I run to get away from her and the kids. In fact, she dosn't understand that I run to get healthy. I run to be happy for her and the kids. I run because I need to get the stress out and it's better on the trail than coming out of my...
    jss1855 jss1855 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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    My Running Story

    My whole life, I couldn't run more than 30 seconds at a time. I always thought people running on and on in the gym like energizer bunnies had superior genetics or something. Then I came across the couch-to-5k program, and I guess the name gave me hope. It promises couch potatoes...
    Elaria Elaria 26-30, F Oct 7, 2013

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    Ummm, More of a Love/hate Relationship...

    I've taken up running again as one component to get me back into shape. I've been at it for about 4 weeks and I slowly feel it growing on me, although I still look at it as a necessary evil, a means to an end if you will. However, I don't want to hate it forever. I like the...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M Jul 4, 2009

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    Yesterday I went to the dr cuz something was

    wrong with my legs I got scared for second cuz I thought my running was going to be over for the rest of my life thankfully I ok nothing's wrong
    AlexMafia15 AlexMafia15 13-15, M Jul 22

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    Addicted

    I never thought I could run. I tried a few years ago and quit after a short while. Too far, too fast. I burned out. About two years ago, I tried again, and I learned to really listen to my body and not push it. Doing not enough was definitely better than doing too much, in...
    northernhiker northernhiker 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    Running in the rain is

    so much better than in hot weather
    untitled360 untitled360 13-15, F Jul 20

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    Maybe Some Day.

    I need to find the group, I hate running but I do it anyway, or, I like the results of running.
    HappilyMarriedDad HappilyMarriedDad 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    Just Started Runnning Again

    just started running again, on a program on my Ipod, just have been into it for about 1 week, now I am trying to reach the 3 mile goal in the next 9 weeks Sadly enough my week is so full, I have only been running 1 time this week, so my agenda is slipping and I feel pretty bad...
    PropPey PropPey 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2007

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    I always loved running first thing in the

    morning and clearing my head . Typically I would always run a 5k and on longer runs a 10k . Now that Im getting back in to my life I can do that again and feel alive again in the mornings.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Just finished a 5k 3.

    1 miles, finished in 17mins 30sec my fastest since i finished running cross country during high school.
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jun 15

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    I've Always Been A Runner

    I've always been a runner. Been able to keep up with the guys, well most of them anyway, when we aren't doing tempo (I'll explain that later). But lately I've been having this serious passion about it. It was always my go to thing to relieve stress, now, Im addicted and I'm all...
    junholaday junholaday 13-15, F Aug 24, 2013

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    Running Makes Me Feel Great

    Well I use to be a runner back in high school, which was about 12 or 13 years ago. Since than I ran a bit here and there. Just recently I got back into running and have managed to run six miles in an hour two days in a row. It might not be alot to some people, but it something...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M Jan 24, 2008

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    Relief For My Sore Ankles

    I've been running and racing for almost three decades. I keep records and I've logged as high as 50 miles per week. My total mileage would be more than enough to run around the circumference of the world. I've completed 11 marathons with a best time of 3 hours, 27 minutes. My...
    gleep gleep 70+, M Aug 20, 2011

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    Running Lessons

    I learned more from observing one "real man" than anything else. Sir Charles (Charley) Mac Mullen. A running fool. He was in my book an exemplary human being. Charley not only fought the running record books, he wound up fighting some bad asse disease too. One of a very very...
    Seppe Seppe 61-65, M May 31, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I go running after every schoolday. It calms me down.
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F Oct 5

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    Not the serious type of running just running around like a kid playing a game or just goofing around, that type of run or run while I'm in a hurry. I don't like running on a...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 16

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    i always act like a kid i play with toys jump up and down run around (use the force) and do random stuff like running in circles
    daniellynnleee daniellynnleee 16-17 1 Response Oct 3

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    She ran not wanting to look back but after a while her curiosity got the better of her and she could see him right behind her with his knife in hand ready to attack. She had to...
    twistedunicorn88 twistedunicorn88 18-21, F Oct 6

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    I hurt my back last year and it took me some time to recover. I just started running again. I'm busy with my 3rd week and I still feel just as unfit as what I did when I started...
    sparkie77 sparkie77 31-35, M Oct 8

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    Got back into hitting the trails this year- more speed walking than running though, I find the impact of running bothers the heel I broke a couple of years ago. Slipping a 25# rock...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 46-50, M Oct 9

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    Yesterday, I ran my last ever race at Van Cortlandt Park in Manhattan. it was a tough course and I wanted to give up at many points. I kept thinking of how hard I worked to get...
    gracejay gracejay 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Who is running America? Have you ever asked that question? Under the doctrine of Parens Patriae, "Government As Parent", as a result of the manipulated bankruptcy of the United...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    love wearing yoga pants with my leotars to the gym. Often in the morning i'll just go running for my morning jogs in just a leotard and a pair of yoga pants with a jacket to cover...
    nothingnobodynowhere nothingnobodynowhere 26-30, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Always loved running up the mountains and through the trees. The still, refreshing, crisp morning air... It gets my heart pumping! I can't stand the agony of walking! If it's a...
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 2 Responses Oct 16

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    Yes, I am a straight man and I love running. Yes I use opaque pantyhose under the running equipment. Cheaper,Warmer and definitely more comfortable than everything you can find...
    leto8485 leto8485 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There's certainly something about sitting just right next to the window, be it a bus, a train, especially in a plane, that's when a lotsa things running in the back of your head...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F Oct 2

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    3 days caged like an animal. Awaiting running partner, with a kick *** playlist ready to beat and a heart ready to pound.....the excitement is just too much. So the only answer...
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Even though my knees really cannot take the pounding, the only exercise I need is long-distance running---like 5 miles or more. Afterwards, my body is at peace and energized for...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M Oct 8

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