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I Like to Run

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    Many years ago during cross country I was

    running a 7:11 mile at my best. Then in track I did a 7:13 at the first meet. By the end of track I did a 6:07! Keep running never stop! There are always improvements to be made!
    treelover034 treelover034 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    I had a great day in Sydney this weekend,

    my first 14k fun run, I'm used to 5k but I thought I'd stretch myself. I had an amazing time, a bit sore today but otherwise I feel great!
    formieyesonly formieyesonly 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 11

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    I always run at night

    and for some reason I'm scared that I'm gunna get kidnapped or something bad is going to happen to me.
    143blondieee 143blondieee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    hera2014 hera2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Was World Class Runner

    Now I just dodge work.  Not really but it sounds funny, doesn't it?
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M May 31, 2008

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    Running has always been a favorite of mine.

    I used to think that running a mile was impossible. Now that I'm running over three miles a day, I feel awesome! Anything is possible if you put your mind to it! I promise it is. :) I just put in my music and find a rhythm with my legs and music. And I just focus on going...
    matt904 matt904 16-17, M Jul 10

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    I love jogging in the back of our cornfield.

    I try to get at least two miles in every day, I'm fortunate to live right next to the Iowa River. The scenery is unbelievably beautiful and i can't help but admit that it is beyond the best stress reliever. I ruptured my ACL last year and it took the better part of almost a year...
    DayDreamer81 DayDreamer81 31-35, F May 29

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    I have always enjoyed distance running,

    and now that my knees aren't what they used to be, I cannot run every day, but enjoy my runs more than ever. I appreciate them more, especially a run in the springtime when the weather first starts getting warmer. I also detest treadmill running more than ever. When I enter...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 31

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    I love running and I've gotten pretty good at

    distance, but I want to be a good sprinter to ( not because I have to I just think sprinters are pretty damn cool ) any tips on how to become better at sprinting?
    Bonkerzz Bonkerzz 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Noloveforyou Noloveforyou 26-30, F Sep 2

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    Not So Much.

    I like the results, not the running. (I hate how it adds you to groups when you share an experience, even if you already listed the group as a goal.)
    HappilyMarriedDad HappilyMarriedDad 36-40, M Feb 3, 2012

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    I don't really look like it,

    but I love running. Anytime I can get a run in it's a good thing. I especially love when I can run outdoors. It takes my mind off the actual physical act of running, and I love the fresh air. Running is great mental therapy for me.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    When Did This Happen?

    I have always hated running for as long as I can remember. I was always more of a biking kid. In fact, I still am. But that's not the point. By the time I was in 4th grade, we realized I had asthma, but it wasn't until I was passing out in the hospital room in 5th grade that the...
    mcdonaldsworker mcdonaldsworker 18-21 1 Response Jun 5, 2011

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    I can't believe I waited 40+ years to start

    running and exercising on a regular schedule. Wow I feel so much better especially right after I run.
    sdk40 sdk40 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    That's Not Exactly True.

    I actually hate running.  It's boring.  I love ice cream more than I hate running though, so I do.  I run up to ten miles at a time, usually more like five.  I like to wear a running skirt when I run to make it more interesting.
    AFeminineGuy AFeminineGuy 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    Just a Typical Running Story...

    I started running when I was 40 - to lose weight mainly.  I was already going to the gym on a regular basis but was losing interest in aerobics so I didn't really have anything to get my heart rate up.  I got into gradually, by walking first then slowly adding...
    muddywaters muddywaters 46-50, F 5 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Run As Fast As I Can

    Growing up and playing baseball I was never the fastest player out there. But, I was not the slowest. The only reason I got stole bases was my ability to dive and get to the base. But, that's a different story. Recently I have found out that I have a long stride. Like my stride...
    Beastmode2011 Beastmode2011 13-15, M Aug 13, 2013

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    Tomorrow I have to run 300 metres

    and if I get first second or third, I go to districts
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Training For A Marathon

    I have lost 35 pounds and ran a 20 miler today. I feel great and even some arthritis in my knees seems to have disappeared. My pace is really slow compared to my 20s. I once ran a 4:09 mile shortly after college, but due to a foot injury in 1994, I haven't run very much in the...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    I've been trying to go

    for a run before or after work eerday! And it was going okay, I had this tactic cause I'm one step above useless, run jog walk, run jog walk rinse and repeat. But I found when I ran the other night I run faster when I'm mad, I was faster and I lasted longer just wondering if...
    Arriety Arriety 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I really wish I liked running

    or could take it up as a hobby but it just seems impossible sometimes. My legs start to hurt or I can't breathe if I run for very long. Any advice or tips to help me perhaps get better at running?
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    1 Km

    Today i ran two times. The firs time, i managed to run 1 Km in 3:43.47 (3 mins and 43 seconds). Then i ran one more time 1 Km and beat the record to 2:30.87 (2 mins and a half). I could not believe myself! So I decided to go home and eat something and return to the running...
    DreamyFellow DreamyFellow 22-25, M Aug 16, 2013

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    Nothing Holdin Me Back.

    When I was born I had a couple issues with my legs and their bones. The dr's told my mother that I would never be able to walk right, and that I would always need help. My mom doesnt believe that kind of stuff, she knows if you have hope, faith, and alot of motivation you can do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    IT band issues suck! I can barely walk my hip

    hurts so bad. Abs, & arms for today I guess.
    BrutalJewel BrutalJewel 26-30, F Mar 6

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    Compulse

    Running is like second nature to me. I used to run everyday, just for fun. See how close to flying I could get...I only run every other day now, to balance out my overall training, but I still do it more for kicks than for purposeful exercise.It really opens up the energy centres...
    JungleRunner JungleRunner 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    TheotheAUSTRALIAN TheotheAUSTRALIAN 18-21, M May 8

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    No One Else Likes to Run?!

    i meannnn.... it gets you in shape. you get to be outside. listen to your ipod. release stress. what could be better? im taking a jogging class next semester. hahaha.
    palmtrees palmtrees 19-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2007

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    In My Blood !

    I love running! Always have, always will.... Being of the tall frame that I have, when I was a kid, I was strictly a 100m person...ok, occasionally 200m but that was my forte..... The early 80's was the time of middle distance legends from the UK....Steve Ovette and Seb Coe...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M May 19, 2013

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    I love running with a passion,

    I've been doing it since I can ever imagine. Everyone in my family have been runners and played other sports. I run track and am going into my first year of cross country. I run the 400m and 800m now. I also used to play basketball and wanted to do soccer like HELL, lol but my...
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 16-17, F Jun 28

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    Red Hook 5k

    Over Memorial day weekend I ran in the Red Hook 5k. I have been running for 15 years. I had to stop running about 2 1/2 years ago due to degenerative disk disease. Oh the pain was unbearable. My Dr told me to stop running and take up biking or swimming. I did, for about 1 year...
    Gyummy Gyummy 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Just Started.

    Okay so I am not an avid runner, but I do like to do it.  I just started running yesterday, and it makes me feel great!  I remember I used to hate to run.  Running a mile in PE class forget it, I was a walker.  This year I am...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    Rainy Streets

    This morning (Sunday 20th January) I dressed for my run, not for the cold, but for comfort as I covered the distance I decided on. I planned my route before going out. I pulled on my blue boyshorts, blue cotton short ankle socks, my green cotton tee shirt under my dark green Nike...
    Anuledroan Anuledroan 18-21, F Jan 20, 2013

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    4 years ago I could barely run 700 foot,

    and I started training because I was forced to pass a sport test 1 mile and I realized that I like to run. I passed the test and after that I stop runing because I had no time, after 2 years I start run again but I stop again for the same reason . Now I decided I wanted to...
    Ovidiu91 Ovidiu91 22-25, M Apr 20

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    Just went on one.. love the feeling of staying

    active and getting into shape. just feels amazing after a workout and taking in the pride of a successfully active day
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Aug 25

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    The only running I do is running to the toilet

    I don't do physical exercise because I don't like moving my muscles. At all.
    theorangefreak theorangefreak 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I love the natural high I feel

    when I run, it's awesome. I do track at school and I'm the best sprinter that represents my school. My specialties are the 100M and the 200M. I'm still great at the 400M, but I'm not that good when you get to distances farther than that. I do long distance runs when I train, but...
    RacistPlastic RacistPlastic 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 22

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    I Just Stated Running Again

    It been around ten years ago when I used to go running. I would get up at 4am.it didn't matter if it was cold,rainy or just hot. I had gave my trendmill away to my sister because I couldn't run inside in one place. I glad I just started back, but it's going to be challenging. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Dimanche!

    Sunday! Always a day to stay away from the gym, and all the perverts you can get there. Instead, I run. I vary the distance, but I leave the house (in Eden-Roc, just off rue Paradis, sixieme arrondissement) and run eastwards. I like to go along avenue du Prado towards the Palais...
    Peri23 Peri23 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    I run a 5k five times a week.

    I get an hour for lunch so I go to the gym.
    BrutalJewel BrutalJewel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    idk i think its fun!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    Alana97 Alana97 18-21, F Feb 4

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    Ocassionally

    I don't run a lot, but compared to those people who hate running. I enjoy sprinting time to time. If I'm crossing the street ill run, also did track for a bit.
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M Jul 27, 2013

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    My Habits When Running

    I ha e noticed there are some things I always do when I run, so I wanted to share and ask if any other runners have some habits and what they are! For me it's basically two things. When I'm getting tired or feel like I'm wanting to stop, I move my hands in a way that would...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    I like going up to the track

    and running sprints.
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Back home after a big holiday in dubai. Litteraly back from the hot sun, beachlife , cocktail and back into a very very gray and early autumn. Its just painfully cold and...
    monah monah 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Why do we feel like this I wont run away so I cant hurt the ones I love anymore so no one has to deal with me I hate this feeling and it drive throw my head most day and I wont it...
    philipm42 philipm42 41-45, M 4 days ago

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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 just like running in general. I started track in 7th grade and proceeded to do cross country from 8th grade onwards. I've been improving so much in the past year and a half. At...
    sblp2017 sblp2017 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I try to run 4-5 times a week, its a little pocket of pleasure. Ive been running for a couple years now but i just started taking it seriously this year. At first i was doing 3...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    I'm jus so redi 2 runaway im 14 nd I h8 being yung I'm redi to b a adult I need to runaway my dad h8s me and my mom don't care
    ih8beingyung ih8beingyung 18-21, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Morning! Being a little lazy this morning but I'm going for a run once I get up and have some food! I'm feeling extra energetic today and I haven't had my energy bar yet
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 7 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I need a group of people to runaway with. If you can add me in your group, please message me.
    ommo ommo 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed the human body. One said, "It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the joints." Another...
    afoolishheart afoolishheart 46-50, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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