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    It's always a great feeling of accomplishment

    when I finish out a run and look down at my shirt...unable to find a single spot that is dry.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    angelsouth angelsouth 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    January 1st, 2015! On the road.

    .. :-) A beautiful, sunny day, snowcapped mountains, far in the distance but looking closer because of chill crisp air... The tap of my feet landing softly on asphalt with each step is overrun by my new compilation of running music pumping through headphones. What a beautiful...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    I ran 3.1 miles today.

    Good pace after crawling previously!
    barryoor barryoor 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I just got back in from a 30-minute session

    of jogging 60 seconds and walking 90, with a five minute warm-up and cool down walk. It's the first step of the couch to 5k program I mentioned in my post yesterday, which can be found here, if you're interested: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml. It was awesome...
    EmCWolf EmCWolf 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Getting out there for a few miles today

    but it seems to be hard to motivate some days.
    kipr359 kipr359 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Just ran the mile and half to the nearest

    Walgreens, now waiting for it to open so I can purchase one item and then running back home!
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F Jul 11

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    I'm usually not a morning person.

    Today however, I surprised myself. At a pace of 5:35 min/km I managed the 6.3km trail around the beautiful lake Bled. It's really nice to be able to change the running scenery from time to time. It rained the whole time but it did not or could not keep me from going all the...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 10 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    Did my first trail run today

    and it was completely different to road running. I twisted my ankle on the first 2km but luckily it was sideways and not forwards so I made it okay. The harder things are the better it is to complete them. The vibe is also awesome and there was live music and I had a nice chat...
    Shade74 Shade74 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Iron Maiden's Loneliness of the Long Distance

    Runner is truly the only correct song to run to.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love to get up early

    and run though the village, I'm nowhere as fast as i used to be when I trialed for the county, but I love the countryside and an early morning run
    laurielovesyou laurielovesyou 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    When you come to realize

    that you love to run; that the feeling of your legs and lungs working in unison, effortlessly moving along a street, trail or track is what you truly enjoy and can put the watch away in your pocket, unconcerned if you've shaved off another second or two from your 1/4 mile...
    FatherThyme FatherThyme 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Ran cross country and track

    since I was a kid, but never have I been challenged like this on hills! I'm used to the flat land in Texas, but now in California I'm trying to adjust to these hills otherwise they'll be the death of me.
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    Just ran a very hilly 30km

    and finished strong. Feeling confident in achieving a 3hrs40min marathon coming up soon
    katness99 katness99 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    So I was doing an interval workout this morning

    and I was counting my intervals as I went. I was going to do 7 one minute high intensity intervals. I thought I was on #6 ...turns out I lost count. It was actually #7. ... oh happy day! I thought I had one more to go but I was done! :D ...but karma's a ***** because my...
    bdiggles bdiggles 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I love running, am in the middle of a training

    plan to do a half marathon in October. I shall then continue training for a 10mile fell run in December. My point? I've gone and pulled my hamstring this week and it hurts!
    richfor richfor 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm planning to start the "couch to 5k" running

    program tomorrow, and I can't wait! I know it's going to be miserable for the first couple of days as my body adjusts to running again, but it'll be worth it when I've proven to myself I have what it takes to stick it out. My motivation to run is my desire to join the Marine...
    EmCWolf EmCWolf 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    can't believe it! i ran from school to home {

    it is far }! it was hard but i managed it well. i got something that's called speed control! i couldn't handle my speed and got tired but.... this time was different! i controlled my breathing. 3 breathe with nose and one breathe with mouth {fast running}. this all started when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 14

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    sydneygardner4 sydneygardner4 13-15, F Apr 10

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    and I decided that Eminem is my favorite music

    to run to. Everyone has anxiety to some extent and for me running/working out helps A LOT. I have a tendency to turn to unhealthy outlets such as drinking or smoking, but then my anxiety or stress comes back even worse afterwards. The best way to deal with any type of demon is...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I Dont Have Inspiration Cuz Its Winter

    Well i havent ran for a few mounts.I wanna start this week but i dont really have some inspiration, because it's winter and i ussualy go running at summer, but i realised that starting in summer its late. So im starting this week however even if im whitout inspiration and outside...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    This is it! I made it.

    ..! My first half-marathon accomplished at just a little over my target (2hours 3minutes) but the most important thing is: unlike last year, my 1st 10K race, this was completely injury free! I'm ready to go running again tomorrow! How awesome is that? Am I happy...?! YES...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 16 Responses May 3

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    2 miles this morning .

    ..9 for the week
    txbabygirl txbabygirl 36-40, F 13 Responses Mar 11

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    My first marathon ever was yesterday.

    City of Chicago. 40,000 runners. It was such an amazing experience to see close to 1 million people along the course cheering and volunteering for a positive cause. I "high five" hundreds of people along the way. All that positive energy will stay with me for a long time .
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    Just got home from a 3.

    5 mile run. Only time I stopped was when I was waiting for the street lights to change so I could cross. The entire time I was remembering when my cross country coach in high school would follow the team on routes while riding his motorcycle and then he would park somewhere in a...
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    Ran 4.5 Miles Yesterday Not bad given I had

    run next to nothing since grade school. I signed up for a 5k race and a 10 k race in the next couple of months. Given I am 3/4 of the way to 10 k already, I am thinking to do a half marathon by year end. So how did I do it? I reported last year about my success in getting in...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 7 Responses Feb 23

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    I love running, I'm driving to a huge meet

    right now and am really nervous
    teenagegirl555 teenagegirl555 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    No , I can not say that I love.

    But I am going to do my mini mini charity marathon at midnight! yes Midnight! for some not so huge distance.Regarding this, I quickly made an announcement to one of my dearest EP friends since he is a big fan of running."There you go""you can do it"Ah ha.. ah ha.. I will and I...
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    I just finished a four mile jog.

    Oh boy, what a physical and mental toll it was. I probably shouldn't be running like this because of my anemia.
    xJesse24 xJesse24 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Sometimes i want to run in the woods

    and never stop running, not to run away but to feel free.
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Okay, I love running

    but I can't run by myself. I always run with this one friend and I don't think any of my other friends run, and I can't always depend on that one friend to go running with me, when I want to run . So any tips/advice to help me? Please (: ?
    Toshaa Toshaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I RAN because somehow completely exhausting

    myself is the most RELAXING part of my day.
    mr8bitmonster mr8bitmonster 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 22

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    agunn87 agunn87 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    5 miles this morning in the rain.

    . I feel washed clean!
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    My 5k race is tomorrow.

    I'm nervous as hell
    sunkissedxo00 sunkissedxo00 22-25, F 23 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    Ran my first marathon yesterday!

    Definitely a struggle but it can only get better from here.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses a week ago

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    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    Ran 8 Miles A long overdue update about my

    running. In May, I successfully finished my 10 k race in less than an hour, as my goal was. Unjusted was there to cheer for me, after completing a shorter race on her own. It felt great. I’m already signed up for a half-marathon in November. Plan to take up training for...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 8 Responses Jul 12

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    Today I ran 18 km (11 miles) .

    The beginning of my day was full of tension and frustration. It has been a cloudy, somewhat cold and rainy day to add to my mood. Shall I run indoors? Shall I go out to the rain? No thunders in the horizon... What the heck? No iPod. Only my water bottle and me.this run is in a...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    7.2 miles of active meditation.

    Conversation with myself.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I run because I'm happy.

    I run away from being sad. I run because I'm strong. I run away from being weak. I run because I just made peace. I run away from a fight. I run because I want to be with people. I run away from being lonely. I run for life. I run away from death. No matter what I do, or...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 5 Responses May 17, 2014

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    I'm not fit. I'm not fast.

    I'm overweight. But I love running! Especially until my legs feel numb and can't take it no more. It feels great. When I can't go out for a run, I just use the threadmill at home after midnight for half an hour or so non stop. My body aches so much but it feels so so good...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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    Tested myself and busted out the best run of my

    year thus far. 10km in 54 minutes. I couldn't manage a walk around the block pain free back in November. Happy :)
    Aero2015 Aero2015 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 28

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    JennaH96 JennaH96 18-21, F 7 Responses May 4

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    I have my first 10km trail run this weekend.

    I was a little hesitant to do the 21km for my first event.
    Shade74 Shade74 41-45, M Jul 22

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    Ran in Race for Life today to raise money to

    beat Cancer. So good to see so many people running to beat this awful disease.
    Pebble34 Pebble34 41-45, F 8 Responses