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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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    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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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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    Had a track meet today!

    ! So much fun! And I got my best mile time :)
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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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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    Two miles in 26 minutes today.

    I love getting faster every few days, even if it's only by a minute or two. :) that high after working hard is such an amazing feeling!
    Bobbiin Bobbiin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I try and go for a jog everyday

    when possible. Even though I get weird looks from people considering I'm not exactly skinny, but it hasn't deterred me. Although as I type this, it's really windy outside and has been for a couple of days, so I've decided against it today, I'll just have to make up for it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 31

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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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    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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    where do you find your motivation to run?

    I'm pretty unmotivated right now
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    If you know me because

    if this post, I am ok if you say hi. One of the best things I have found out about runners, they are always supportive and encouraging. Running is a sport that does not discriminate between rich or poor, sexual preference , religion, race, sex, or what type of beer you drink...
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    2 miles this morning .

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

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    JennaH96 JennaH96 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    going to run for 7 miles today,

    kinda feeling stressed but ready to bring it.
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Lesson learned, don't try

    and call someone while running, you might trip and fall!!! At least not hurt and happy with my time considering 6 miles done. Tapper to 1/2 marathon next weekend!
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 51-55, M Apr 12

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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'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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    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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    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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    Today I ran 10,5 km in beautiful weather

    and a fantastic path, a lot through a forest and through fields. I was a bit faster than yesterday, my average pace was 5:12 and I used the runtastic app the first time, it was 70 meter longer than my gps watch Garmin forerunner 305
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M Mar 28

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    Two miles in 28 minutes.

    Getting a little faster! :D x
    Bobbiin Bobbiin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    nothing better than a run on a not

    so hot day! 🏃💙👟
    sydneygardner4 sydneygardner4 13-15, F Apr 6

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    10:37pm and just got back from my run!

    Ahhhhhhhh! Despite being all sweaty and smelly, I loved it! It's my first run after I broke my foot :( and the weather is amazing to go and run! The warm wind I can feel like it's running with me. My cheeks cold as ice. PERFECT!
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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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 13 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    28km in 2hr 20min....

    marathon training ramping up
    tan999 tan999 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 17

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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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    6.2 miles...who knew three years ago being one

    of 20,000 runners would turn into a passion. Three years ago, my brother, sister and I set out on a 10k just for fun. I've been running since I was 17, off and on. That race in March, 2012 was the beginning of a simple spark. My brother is running his first half marathon in...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    This is what I had to run from,

    shopping for Easter eggs :))Scary ha???? It was very exciting 
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 26-30, F Apr 7

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

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    Okay runners help a newbie out!

    I have been running for about a month month and I went out this morning around 5am (on wooded trails lots of uphill) came home with the WORST shinsplints ever!!!! I don't have time to wait it out for it go away! Any quick fix or anything to do to help them stop hurting?? Is...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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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 Mar 27

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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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    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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    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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    So I've just participated in a really

    interesting 5K marathon. We actually started after 7pm so it was all dark but they had us wear these glowing neon clothes and accessories so as to brighten up the road ourselves. While running, they shoot us or we shoot each other with neon paint we had been provided and it was...
    FlawfulCreation FlawfulCreation 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 14

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    sydneygardner4 sydneygardner4 13-15, F Apr 10

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    Who are the world’s fastest slower

    or recreational runners? A new analysis of more than a million recreational marathon participants at major marathons around the world finds that the world’s swiftest amateur marathoners do not share the same nationalities as the world’s elite racers, many of whom come from...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 24

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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 4 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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    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 51 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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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 28 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    Running is the fix all tool

    for anything that's negative. Ignore your speed, time, pace, stares from people, and give it your all while running your heart out. You will feel 1 million times better when you're done, and will wonder why you were so upset in the first place :-) .
    imasweetheart imasweetheart 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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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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