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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 36-40, F 15 Responses May 3

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    jeednorrozec jeednorrozec 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Got back on the trail

    as a new year resolution, but 3 weeks ago after getting to a consistent sub 50 minute 10k twice a week the right knee decided enough was enough....... first time back today and kept it to a nice gentle 5k which flew past in 25 minutes ..... plans are to keep it to daily 5k for...
    dadonthesofa dadonthesofa 46-50, M 10 Responses May 13

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    where do you find your motivation to run?

    I'm pretty unmotivated right now
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 16 Responses Apr 29

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    running qualms #688:

    that bad thought that crosses your mind in a middle of a run when you think "crap I should of went to the bathroom before I left!"
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses May 9

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    I've got to stop purging,

    couldn't run as much as I used to because I don't have that much energy my stomach hurts like hell when I run. I think it's my liver. Ran for 5 km today but much slower, I've lost too much energy.
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I "brought it" today,

    I had a banging playlist and conquered 2 miles as fast as I could with the highest resistance....around the end ..the music just seemed to slow down and then it felt like my brain was going to burst...it felt like that "slo mo" drug they have in "Dredd"...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 6 days ago

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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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    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 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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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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    I laced 'em up yesterday

    and went for a short run after recovering from plantar fasciitis. I iced my foot afterward and woke up with no pain! I'm hoping I can build up slowly and train for a 5k.
    MetalRooster MetalRooster 31-35, M 4 Responses May 12

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    63 degrees and slightly overcast,

    perfect day for a good run.
    curiousgeorge898 curiousgeorge898 36-40, M 1 Response May 11

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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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    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 13 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Did a 21km run in over two hours.

    Best part is I ran with a friend all the way.
    Shade74 Shade74 36-40, M 4 Responses a week ago

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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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    sydneygardner4 sydneygardner4 13-15, F Apr 10

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    Over the last two years I've been changing my

    health. And I'm very proud of it. Running isn't something I feel you can boast about to people in your life. A great golf game or a job promotion I feel are meaningful examples of this. In conclusion, I feel it is healthy for me to write this out, and maybe it can relate to...
    Petrolonov Petrolonov 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Just because I need to do errands this morning

    means that I, of course, see every other in the city out for a run! Can't wait to get home so I can go out for my own run!!
    lavigne23 lavigne23 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I have been jogging for health reasons

    for a few years now. Every year when the 10k would be held in the city, I would ask myself am I good enough to take part in it. The time to find out for real had arrived. This Sunday on 17th May, I was one of the 12500 runners taking part in the Open 10k. Most had a timing...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I could run 5 km daily around 35 minutes

    without feeling too tired. I love running and run daily everyday the fastest I could run now is 9.5 mph it lasts only about 15 minutes though. It's like a test where I'll tell myself just another ten minutes just for a little while longer, and I always endure. I'm only 5'2 but...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    Pretty stoked got a 5km PB 20:30.

    ..now my goal to cracked the 19
    katness99 katness99 36-40, F May 5

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    Probably the only sport I've ever taken part in

    and it's also the best. I go for a run every morning and I love how much it refreshes me for the day.
    IneffableSolitude IneffableSolitude 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Major milestone today.

    Tackled what I dubbed the "A-Hole Hill"! Normally, I have to stop mid pace and walk to not fall down the steep decline of this nearby ravine - don't even get me started on the incline minutes later - my legs would be too exhausted by this point. This lowers my heart rate and...
    Petrolonov Petrolonov 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    More of a need then a love.

    I felt chubby when I was younger. It never really bothered me until I got to high school and other girls started pointing it out. I was hurt. I asked my parents what they thought. They were concerned for my health. Never ask a question if you don't want to hear the answer. Ever...
    michelley1999 michelley1999 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I was not in a mood for an early morning run.

    ..I did it anyway to offset the jimmy johns I ate last night
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses May 16

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    Have started to finally get myself back out on

    a regular basis...have a long ways to get back to where I once was. My goal is still to run a half marathon someday. In the meantime I'm back to starting fresh and week by week trying to get those miles back up.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    time to run for 6 miles.

    ...I've been trying to hit that runners "euphoria" but I'm not reaching it anymore ...what the hell is wrong?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 22

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    New record 33 minutes,

    5 km! Hahaha still I did get half-way of the intended 10 km running. I could run 9.5 mph over 20 something minute now.
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 36-40, F 5 Responses May 17, 2014

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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 29 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    ran over 6 and a half miles tonight

    and now I'm laying in bed sweating everywhere, yay night running!!!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 15 Responses Apr 8

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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 6 Responses Feb 23

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    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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    28km in 2hr 20min....

    marathon training ramping up
    katness99 katness99 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 17

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    angelsouth angelsouth 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 14 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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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    I want to go for my morning walk/run

    but it's throwing it down outside & I'm already poorly :( yoga it is
    littlelib littlelib 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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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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    I just ran a half marathon on the weekend at

    1hr37min so so happy with all the hard work I did to get that time. Last year I was running 1hr55min. happy my training had paid off
    katness99 katness99 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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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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    JennaH96 JennaH96 18-21, F 7 Responses