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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, 2014

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    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Had a track meet today!

    ! So much fun! And I got my best mile time :)
    Ladybugprincess Ladybugprincess 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    kyleeMAe kyleeMAe 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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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, 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 6 Responses May 17, 2014

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    3 miles today recalculated this weeks runs I'm

    at 14 for the week.. Feeling good again and motivated
    txbabygirl txbabygirl 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 12

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    Marathon training has had some hard times.

    I expected it to be..well:) easy because I could run ten miles while starting the training. Even though its been slightly difficult. Two months down of training and three months left :) any tips for marathons? Id love to hear them. Running is the best therapy around. How amazing...
    kyleeMAe kyleeMAe 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 3

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    I can nearly run two miles a day now,

    which isn't much comparing to professionals or experienced runners. I'm happy with small accomplishments, though. It's fantastic to be running again :)
    Bobbiin Bobbiin 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I love running! I'm on track team

    and I love it! I love most of the people on my team and I'm so greatful to have the opportunity to be on the team! :)
    hannahrose29 hannahrose29 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I love going on runs,

    it makes me feel much better. :) I just don't like going by myself all the time though.
    143blondieee 143blondieee 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 14 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    my coworker invited me to do a "booze run".

    .where you run downtown and collect badges at bars...is that a good idea a day before a 5k?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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    My daughter made this painting of me,

    for me :)"Daddy, you can do it!"Runners need all encouragement they can get :)
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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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 26 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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

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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...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    today's run was majorly brutal,

    my shirt is soaked but I'm feeling great ... hit that runners high
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Oh I do! Today I was reminded how much,

    my next 10k is in just a few weeks, although I'm far from the finish line I'm closer distance wise than I was 2 weeks ago. This week has been wrought with migraines and today was no different... 7:15 the alarm in my head went off, ice pack and medicine didn't touch it, so what...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 4 Responses a week 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 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 1

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    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M Mar 19

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    This morning was one of "those" mornings.

    You know, when your alarm goes off and your bed does it's best to convince you to stay. I snoozed once and really wanted to a second time, but reluctantly got up. There are some mornings I'm more willing to get up, but I don't like early mornings, this was neither, don't like...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 3 Responses May 1, 2014

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    Ran an easy 16km (10 miles)

    and felt like I could do a few more after. Also got to 48.5 km for the week. Time to look out for a 21km race to do.
    Shade74 Shade74 36-40, M a week ago

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    I absolutely love running

    and I just got a new sports bra to help me to get back into running, because where I run has just had a load of trees cut down, so you couldn't run there for 3 months, but now it's open and I went and it was fabulous but now I need to wash my brown trainers that were previously...
    laurabaillie16 laurabaillie16 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    people ask me what my secret is to long-term

    cardio/running... simple...a good sports bra
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Two miles in 28 minutes.

    Getting a little faster! :D x
    Bobbiin Bobbiin 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I agreed to doing a 5k with my coworker,

    what have I gotten myself into?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Ran 10 km in slow pace (53 min) at the beach

    resort where we spend vacation. The path was lovely, I enjoyed the forest and the nature and being by myself. I think I run the same route again tomorrow.
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 did it. Starting my regular routine.

    Gotta get ready for races in the fall.... !!! Woooooweeeee!!!!
    outofthebleu outofthebleu 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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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, 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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    Got 3 miles in with my running group!

    I like running with peeps!
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    Ran 12.75 today! Last long run

    before shamrock 1/2!
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Spring is here! Now I'm back on the trails

    trying to get back into the swing of things. Although moving at turtle speed, it's so nice to be outside again without having to deal with hands and feet that might fall off because of the cold.
    outofthebleu outofthebleu 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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