I Love Running

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    Thursday, I had a great experience.

    I ran. It was cold outside (about 30 degrees or so), and I figured I'd run with my beautiful doggy for a few miles then call it quits after doing just enough to tire her out. I often run outside in the cold for her sake (being cooped in an apartment all day) when I'd rather...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 7

    I have a lantern race this evening,

    only 10km but a nice training run. Did a half last Saturday, 15km Sunday and this weekend it's a 15km trail run.
    Shade74 Shade74
    41-45, M
    Feb 10

    I am doing a run in June 2016

    for the mental health charity mind. who would be interested in donating to my just giving page?
    pbarn pbarn
    31-35, M
    Jan 31

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    5 miles this morning in the rain.

    . I feel washed clean!
    megansunshine megansunshine
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 4, 2014

    I just ran 3 miles in 17:23.

    I was aiming to get below 18 minutes. What should I do next? I am amused to see sub 18 is USMC 100% points score and I have not found it hard to do better than that. I just restarted running under 6 months ago but used to run years ago. HERE USMC FITNESS TEST 3 MILE RUN RULES...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 13
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 11
    JennaH96 JennaH96
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 4, 2015
    HannaBanana420 HannaBanana420
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2015
    judyn judyn
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    My 5k race is tomorrow.

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

    Passionately! doing it

    and talking about it every now a then a bit of music comes along that makes my head and heart race, my blood flow and my legs strong .... I'm sure you know what I'm talking about This song does it for me ... and the imagery in this video is pure class (I wanna do this!) I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 3

    Never a runner. NEVER.

    Weight lifting, body building.... great shape... then the injuries started. At 48, I ruptured both rotator cuff tendons - incompetent ortho surgeon misdiagnosed it. Long story short, permanent damage, no surgical option. My bro-in-law is my age and one of the best triathletes in...
    JustTired54 JustTired54
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    Did a very scenic half marathon today.

    I also found out that my core exercises worked the right muscles after 17km. At least I got in under 2hours.
    Shade74 Shade74
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 28

    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
    41 Responses Jul 3, 2013

    6km tonight. Ran my hear out

    so I could be home for supper that I had accidentally left on in the oven. Oops. Was delicious and I loved feeling a little breathless.
    megansunshine megansunshine
    22-25, F
    Mar 2

    Did my first trial run this year 15km,

    only fell once which is good and no ankle injuries. My leg also feels better than before I started. Time 1hr 47mins.
    Shade74 Shade74
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 14

    In Southern California?

    Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie, independent, guerrilla (outside of major film industry), skeleton (minimal...
    supergirl805 supergirl805
    22-25, F
    Feb 10

    So does anyone know about the affects of a hot

    tub after exercise? I recently have been running on a treadmill at a gym recently, and afterward have been cross training in the pool. So sometimes I will hop in the hot tub afterward to warm up before I go out in the snow. The amount of soreness I get the following days is...
    Wildpurplesky Wildpurplesky
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31

    Few things in life make me feel happier

    and more relaxed than running. I can't wait to start training again so I can PR at my next race.
    apresm0i apresm0i
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 1

    Always be aware of your surroundings!

    Tips for runners : always wear bright colored clothes and run against traffic so oncoming traffic can see you and you can see them. If I wasn't running against traffic this morning I would have got hit. This lady was turning right and texting. Luckily I moved out of the way. Can...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    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
    10 Responses Feb 28, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    yes I love running because it's a way to

    perform myself to be more conscious of my body and be calm inside
    lyllou30 lyllou30
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 18

    I try to get in 6-9km every day.

    I have a very disturbed sleep cycle so I usually run late at night or very early in the morning. I prefer to run in the dark. I'm trying to get into working out in the gym, riding bikes, etc... But running will always be my main addiction, followed closely by swimming :-p
    Promiscuous669 Promiscuous669
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 14

    I used to be really unhealthy n unfit.

    3years ago I started jogging but really sucked n was so intimidated by other fast n fit runners. After 3 years of running on n off n workouts here n there, got myself into small run -6km.Guess wat? I ran past so many runners n it was actually a easy run for me. Got a gold medal...
    Wonderstruck28 Wonderstruck28
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 4

    I ran my first half in funky pants,

    they are awesome and it felt like someone was hugging my bum the whole way. Also no chaffing, yay.
    Shade74 Shade74
    41-45, M
    Mar 13

    ran over 6 and a half miles tonight

    and now I'm laying in bed sweating everywhere, yay night running!!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    Running is one of the most painful

    but enjoyable things ever. Definitely frees the mind
    nb0411 nb0411
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    Today's times....(treadmill,

    not outdoors): Warm-up mile, 20 minutes Second mile: 13 min 40 sec Third mile: 13 min 06 sec 5k (3.25 miles) = 50:05 total Cooled down for the last part and totaled 4 miles even at 62 min 30 sec Considering the divorce, and move, and not having run since early or mid August - I...
    GrantGeek GrantGeek
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    I just had a sweet run.

    My right calf is pretty sore, it feels like tendinopathy so I'm using RICE, of course. Got my leg up on a chair with an ice pack, my beer and cobb salad and then I'm going to tape it up and I won't run for a few days. I need to go to a running store and get a gait analysis and...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 20
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    I decided to walk 2.5km from home to the mall.

    .and walked another 2.5km back. Now i am feeling my thighs sore and legs tired when i can run 4km without any problem. Anyone can relate?
    25minutestoolate 25minutestoolate
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 28

    It is such a stress relief to run.

    I love explore new trails, especially through the woods. There is something so comforting about the lighting and the life in the trees.
    ShadowStarDancer ShadowStarDancer
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 1
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    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

    "...I want to run, I want to hide I want to

    break down the walls that hold me inside I want to reach out, and touch the flame... ...I want to feel the sun on my face I see the dust cloud disappear without a trace..." ~ Pet Shop Boys
    ObliviousSainte ObliviousSainte
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 16

    Hit 20 miles earlier today

    and 10 of it was in the rain. It was awesome :)
    agunn87 agunn87
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    My best position in parkrun.

    Second. My dog ran her best time and has 3 runs down. 7 to go then she gets a certificate.
    Shade74 Shade74
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 5

    I'm new here and am aware

    that this isnt a specific forum for inquiring about injuries but I thought id see if any fellow runners could help me out. I ran my first half marathon 4 nights ago during training for a full marathon in a months time. I did it in a time i'm pleased with - 1hr 58min, however I...
    SamBam2 SamBam2
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 31

    18 miles in 2 hours 15 minutes

    and 45 seconds in the heat. Yay!!!!
    agunn87 agunn87
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    Running became a safe haven to me

    but today I found out I have a shin splint so I'll have to rest for a few days, I'll work out at home to fill in the void I would feel if I didnt go running
    GarciaJBA GarciaJBA
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    I know this is not actually happening

    but after each run I feel like I'm a little bit thinner hahaha Maybe it's the weight lifted off my shoulders brought on by stress haha Either way I love it!
    ZippyGigglebuns ZippyGigglebuns
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 19

    Another half marathon today,

    missed the start and felt tired from my trial run last week. It was also really warm. Even with all that I ran a very good time. I also got 4 league points. Time 1hr 51min and some 20 seconds.
    Shade74 Shade74
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 20

    Head high flowers on my favorite local trail!

     Such a good way to start the day.
    mountainrunner mountainrunner
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 23

    Got in 16.5 miles yesterday

    and it was awesome!!!
    agunn87 agunn87
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    I did it! Done my first sub 2hr half marathon!

    So pleased.. Official time was 1hr 59mins 39 seconds.... Really really chuffed. That was Sunday, tomorrow's Thursday and my legs were still too achy to run this morning but I'm hoping to get out for a run tomorrow... Happy running everyone x
    lonelylondoner11 lonelylondoner11
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    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
    54 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Jul 12, 2015
    filledspaces filledspaces
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    I just looove to go outside

    and run up my street while listening to music~ It takes your mind off of things and its fun. - w - Good exercise~ Can't wait for track this year
    KazumaIkez KazumaIkez
    13-15, T
    1 Response Feb 1

    outside or inside - almost daily

    and now my beloved my treadmill is dead or dying. it is almost 15 years old it was perfect for me now I need to purchase new one - any suggestions I do not want anything with tv or wifi as I zone out running just focusing on breathing almost meditation like. sad face
    blonde10 blonde10
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 5

    I just ran 5 miles in 32:46!

    ! Besides my feet being extremely sore I'm so happy:)
    tristan1223 tristan1223
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 14

    LA Marathon is in 10 days.

    Right about now, I begin to wonder why I'm doing this....
    JustTired54 JustTired54
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 4

    Especially during the night,

    I think it feels better.
    john9421 john9421
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 8

    3 miles this morning!

    Running gives me the best high ever! Love it! Get to dump all my worries, anxiety, and anything else that is bothering me!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2015
    agunn87 agunn87
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2015
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