I Like Running

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 534 People

    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
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015
    Givemethesea Givemethesea
    56-60, M
    Sep 1, 2015

    3 miles today on the treadmill not favorite

    place to run but it worked for me
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    Oct 9, 2015

    I spent 1 hour on a dreadmill today it took all

    the mental will power I had , but I did manage to get 5 miles in
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    I world like to start running

    and train for a Marathon but how do you get motivated to run? I'm out of shape at the moment too
    evey1010 evey1010
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015

    That feeling. The wind blowing in your face,

    the birds chirping, your legs getting more and more tired as you continue onwards.. the sun beating down on your face, until when you almost reach the end of your destination. That's when you give it your all.. run until your feet feel like they're going to fall off. That pain...
    RosaGoesMeow RosaGoesMeow
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    Does anyone know of any recommended charity

    or fun runs in southern england? Im starting running again and would like to take part in a run around summer time.
    pbarn pbarn
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 24

    I'm about to start running again I need

    something to do after school, and it feels amazing
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    Oct 22, 2015

    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, 2014
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    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

    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
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    Oct 24, 2015

    Running in the rain is

    so much better than in hot weather
    untitled360 untitled360
    16-17, F
    Jul 20, 2014
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    Oct 29, 2015

    It feels so good to run

    and with the stress I'm under,with the money problems and my family yelling about drugs and we are moving its just a mess but running and read and helps me
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 17, 2015
    Rimmer99 Rimmer99
    31-35, M
    Jan 19

    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

    It's my new thing. It is a replacement

    for cigarettes. Not a bad trade I reckon.
    Gem1970 Gem1970
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015
    fenomen02 fenomen02
    36-40, M
    Dec 2, 2015

    Next week I will join some friend to Thailand

    Phuket to run my no. 19th marathon.
    joyyau joyyau
    31-35
    May 29, 2015
    martinez93 martinez93
    22-25, M
    Jul 3, 2015

    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, 2014

    5 miles today in just a light drizzle

    but before I was done it was an all out rain storm with thunder and all , but it was still an awesome run
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    Oct 28, 2015

    I got my new shoes for track !

    They're so pretty And I can't wait to use them.
    alicep67904 alicep67904
    16-17, F
    Mar 9, 2015

    a week later, I will join some running friend

    Puhket Thailand to run a marathon
    joyyau33 joyyau33
    36-40, M
    May 29, 2015

    5 miles today and 5 days

    until my first half marathon
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    Nov 2, 2015

    I ran competitively in school

    and early twenties, then gave it to battle a sickness for many years. Twenty years later, I picked it up again and absolutely love it. Entered one 5k this year and am training for a half marathon right now. So happy to be feeling better :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    Been a long distance runner

    for 3 years and it's great. I've never known a different life from running, working out and eating healthy. It was the best life choice :)
    runner96 runner96
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    Half marathon over Saturday

    and a easy 2 miles today
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    Nov 11, 2015

    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
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    Nov 30, 2015

    I am doing a run in June 2016

    for the mental health charity mind. who would be interested in donating to my just giving page?
    pbarn pbarn
    31-35, M
    Jan 31

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 25, 2014

    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, 2014

    But why is running outside

    so much harder?
    sunnywoods sunnywoods
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    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

    Today I ran 10 miles gearing up

    for the Half Marathon in May! Couldn't imagine I could make it that far! #youarewhatyouthink
    wise025 wise025
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2015

    first proper hard frost,

    went out for a run this morning. painfully cold even tho wrapped up with a base layer on, my nips feel really sore, how do you stop joggers nipple?
    somethingaboutMolly somethingaboutMolly
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Jan 19

    Short run Today. Less then a mile.

    Starting back up again after a long break due to weather and injury, my knees finally feel up to the task. cold as heck. But I feel good now!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 23, 2015

    I might wake up early

    and go running but, I also might win the lottery. The odds are about the same.
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    46-50
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    my run is finished 4 miles at a slow 13 minute

    pace. at this rate it will take me about 3 hours to finish my first half marathon
    franky2222 franky2222
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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