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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 5 Responses Apr 20

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    My First Beach Run

    I'm spending my July 4th weekend near the beach. I woke up real early this morning, just before dawn, and decided to take short drive to the beach near Pine Knoll Shores, NC, parked and went out for my morning run. Sometime last year, I bought a pair of running sandals and...
    nccindy nccindy 26-30, F 23 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    Today was urban running.

    Watching tons of people and pretty faces, bodies while running. When I run my troubles are minimal and my emotional pain is mitigated.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M Sep 21

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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

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    8k this morning that's 25k this week !

    The most in 3 years. Not easy but I took it steady. Did stretches and still on track for the 10k in 4 weeks time. Woo hoo !
    devo79 devo79 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 29

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    Hi guys I need your advice!

    I'm running a 5k soon and outside it will be about 30 degrees. I'm not sure what exactly to wear. Tips anyone? Thanks!
    sunkissedxo00 sunkissedxo00 22-25, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    The moon was in the horizon.

    Birds were chirping anticipating the sunrise. A deer crossed my path when..... Floor! I should have learned to pay attention to rocks in the pavement. Other than my pride, nothing else was hurt. πŸ˜„πŸƒ. 8 miles of bliss.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 9

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    5 miles this morning in the rain.

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

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    This morning I went to my usual run.

    However, this is the first time I do this route in a month since I was in a holiday. Last night was an emotionally loaded day and I woke up with those worries in my mind. Great morning for a run and to do some active meditation. The wind was blowing in my face, a freedom...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 27

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    Started my training. Started with 5k in 30 min.

    Going to have to start dialing it up if I am going to make 50k in January. Why do I feel like doing this? Because I CAN!!!!! :-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 27

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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...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 15 Responses Oct 18

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    But I am a beginner..

    .. I have been running for a month and a bit more and I'm trying to do the 'couch to 5 K' challenge.. It's been quite hard because I'm not really an exercise person.... But I'm really trying.. Wish me luck today! I am about to go out now!
    FloraTristan FloraTristan 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 15

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    AveryWhite AveryWhite 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    What's your pace number ?

    Mine is 10.33 What's the best running shoes you ever own? I bought some expensive ones and they are not worth a s****t ..
    Ilovetorun123 Ilovetorun123 36-40, F 33 Responses Jul 19

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    Went for a nice long run this morning.

    I needed it it felt so good. However I do need a good pair of running shoes my just aren't cutting they are kind of old. Any recommendations?
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 7

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    REALLY Foggy run today.

    Listen-don't know if it's just me but if I'm running in the fog and my Dog comes bounding up I have to stop and exclaim "Good GOD Holmes.. A Giant HOUND" in my best Watson voice. Obviously there's no other human there to appreciate it but in pretty sure the dog is bloody...
    Blondie1978 Blondie1978 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 16

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    It is dawn and the birds are chirping.

    I am running with the solitude of myself and my shadow. With all the good and bad that my shadow carries, but is me and my run.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 8

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    Hills, pine trees, earth,

    lake, breeze, twilight... Silence only broken by footsteps, heavy breathing and my heart pounding out of my chest. With only a few exceptions, these were the best 25 minutes of the day...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Running has been my therapy

    for the last 6 months and now I run for the fallen military members who have died overseas. It adds much more meaning to my run! Wear blue! Run to remember!
    sosieq sosieq 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Especially at night. :) Nothing can beat the

    cold breeze and the way your running shoes go with the flow of music coming from your ipod. I just can't. ❀️❀️
    camillee camillee 18-21, F Nov 9

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    First mile 9.33 second 11.

    25 .. I'm not trying to be an athlete so I'm well aware I'm not speedy pro ;) .. But in this hear I'm drenched and loving it. Sometimes I have to really mentally kick my own *** to get out and go, but as soon as the first mile is done don't wanna stop. I walked a few more tonight...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    In high school I did cross country

    for 4 years and track for 2 years but I got tendentious in my knees and haven't really run much since
    amadchic amadchic 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 27

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    nicedewd nicedewd 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have feet and muddy puddles.

    My favourite things!!!!!
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    So, here I am. Mission accomplished!

    I made it...! 10.19Km before the catcher car caught me...! I had a minor pain in my right leg for the last couple of days which I tried to subdue by taking a few days rest. It looked like I was over it the moment the race started! I felt amazing, one of the most exhilarating...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Morning dew . Wind on stand still.

    My thoughts interrupted by the occasional bird chirping or a squirrel running away from me. Nothing but the present, 6.2 miles of it. All is good .
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 30

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    Just got back from a run.

    Damn that felt good! πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ’œ I think I'm gonna go at it again tomorrow 😊
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    When I feel trapped in life,

    running just frees me from being and feeling stuck in the mud. It gives me the therapeutic feeling that I need.
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    Tomorrow it will be me

    and the pavement for 9 miles of therapy. I need answers but it will remain silent. The silence makes the emotions surface and they will have nowhere to go but down to the ground.
    RunHardEatCupcakes RunHardEatCupcakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I did my first half marathon in a long time

    this weekend! I was so nervous as it has been a long time but excited as well as it is my favourite race to do! It was the worst conditions possible for me (hot!) but despite that I started of pretty strong and was feeling great to about mile 9! Then my ankle went (an old...
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 16 Responses Sep 8

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    My 5k race is tomorrow.

    I'm nervous as hell
    sunkissedxo00 sunkissedxo00 22-25, F 32 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I used to go long distance.

    But then I got injured while training for an Ironman, and now I rarely ever go out for even a short one. But tonight I ran almost 2 miles with my kids - great feeling!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Running my 1st 5k race today!

    I've always ran but haven't done an actual race! I'm also volunteering to run with a group of kids for my daughters school. This is also her first 5k and she is so excited. She's getting her first experience early she's only 7☺️
    Sunflowerhazedays Sunflowerhazedays 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Today I was up early on a Sunday

    for the first time in so long so I went for an early morning run. I love it when there is no one else around and I can just go into my own little world :)
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 3

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    I just did my first half-marathon

    and in under 2 hours! Pretty exhilarating!
    Vestments Vestments 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 24

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    Another half marathon.

    ... And yes I made it in the top 20%. BUT the lesson learned today was from a 60 year old fellow runner. Approached me on mile marker 3 ( about 5 km ) and he started making conversation. He told me he was just happy to be there running at his 60 years. Then he smirked , started...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses May 18

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    Especially when i feel trapped in my life.

    Doesn't matter that I can't literally run away. It still feels good.
    L11s L11s 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 18

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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...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 12 Responses Sep 11

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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...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 6 Responses May 17

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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 treadmill, it's like it's systematic and restricted.
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F Oct 16

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    I went for a 5 mile run this morning.

    It was amazing to be out in the freezing cold air knowing that in a few hours people would be waking up and going about their lives but then in that moment the world was mine.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    Staging my own 90's revival in a forest with

    lycra and headphones. It's like a 90's rave. On my own. This floated my 90's boat today :)
    Blondie1978 Blondie1978 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 14 Responses Nov 5

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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

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    I just signed up for my first race.

    It is 31 miles or 50K It is in January so if I am not on EP I am probably training. :-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 25

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    A marathon is to long

    and a mile is to short.
    livefreensing livefreensing 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 17

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    I did it. Starting my regular routine.

    Gotta get ready for races in the fall.... !!! Woooooweeeee!!!!
    outofthebleu outofthebleu 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I have this tendon (I think) thing going on

    from the front of my ankle up my shin! It's really painful at night, and especially the day after a run. God forbid back to back days. I haven't run in over a week trying to calm this down and it still hurts! Anyone else deal with this?
    Talisman7 Talisman7 36-40, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    It's such a great feeling

    when you set a target and achieve it in the end
    barryoor barryoor 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 9

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    Because somehow completely exhausting myself is

    the most relaxing part if my day!!
    Snnowflake Snnowflake 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 24