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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 16 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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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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    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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    Treading my own path.

    .. Enjoying an invigorating and headclearing morning run. But the demon is back again... Got to seriously look after my leg... πŸ˜’πŸ˜’
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Need to train for a 5k,

    anyone fancy a jog?
    needtojog needtojog 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    It makes me feel free,

    energized, alive, usually over rides any bad mood, keeps me grounded, keeps my bubble butt bubbly.
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Marathon Completed.

    Exhaustion fits me like a bodysuit. Every muscle cell cries out for attention and breathing feels like a voluntary activity. Interwoven between and through the exhastion is an exhiliration that accompanies those rare times in life when I accomplish what I once considered...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    I run 6 days a week, usually 6 miles a day

    Sometime though I go up to 8 or down to 4, but usually 6 or 7
    Nickiboy14 Nickiboy14 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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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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    Lol I just took a jog Sooo

    who wants to talk
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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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    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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    Ugh knee injury has kept from running 7 days

    now! Intolerable! Too much pent up energy what's a guy to do
    Atrain77 Atrain77 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I have been running cross country

    for two years and I play softball.
    kklisa18 kklisa18 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    So, 10 minutes later,

    still led on the floor. That feeling you get when 15k was way too much!!! Note to self....don't do it again :(
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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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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    I want to do the colour run!

    !! πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šβ€οΈπŸ’—πŸ’›
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I think I'm going to wait

    until it is dusk before running today. Usually I run when the sun is up but it's just been too hot lately.
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    After thinking only thinking finally i have

    started running which i wanted to since very long time. i did 2 set of sprint for 1.5minute and 2 minute running only these two have made me exhausted...i think way to go for me...:)
    sam941234 sam941234 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I was out for my run on Tuesday night in an

    unfamiliar area as I was on the road for my job. I set a 6 km goal in my run tracker and headed out for a 3 km double back course. The temperature was great with a nice sea breeze. The 3 km out were a slow incline with a 5:30 min/km pace; a good rate for me. On my return, at...
    chefdrewski chefdrewski 51-55, M Aug 15

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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 31-35, F 22 Responses Jul 19

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    I absolutely love it.

    Nothing compares to the feeling of your feet becoming light, your heart beating at a steady pace, and your lungs breathing in the air that fuels each stride. ❀️
    AriadnesLabyrinth AriadnesLabyrinth 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I got sick this week with cold/ flu

    and have been out of action for a few days. My 10k race is in 2 weeks time. Hope I can run again by the weekend. I know I must not push it too much ....
    devo79 devo79 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Country run......amazing!

    Although my feet strongly disagree today!
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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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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    Running

    I enjoy running. My line of work entails maintaining a certain baseline level of fitness and running is an important element of this. While I don't consider myself a "runner" - my times aren't Olympic standard but I'm also no slouch, I do find running to be very therapeutic. Sure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    I love to run but I have major body image issues

    so I hate going on runs in public because I feel like I'm being judged on my appearance but thank goodness I'm getting a new treadmill tomorrow❀️
    XSimplyXSuicideX XSimplyXSuicideX 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 15

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    Did my first full marathon in 18 months

    and got my personal best of 3 hours 20....
    Thonglover6969 Thonglover6969 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses May 1

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    My day feels incomplete

    until I run a few miles. I honestly don't know how people deal with stress if they don't run. If you don't, you should try it!
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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 5 Responses Aug 3

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    I'm back with a vengeance.

    .. πŸ˜‰ In fact, it's more like treading {my own path} very carefully... Did almost half an hour slow running today. Everything ok {knocking on wood}... And I can stop in my steps to take in and enjoy the romantic sunset on the lake and warm orange light filtered through the...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 31

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    When I was around 16 years old

    and I was in highschool I used to love running I used to be such a athlete I had short legs but you know what people with short legs are amazing at short distance such as 100 meters like me in the summer we would have sports day and my bestfriend she would do the 1 lap because...
    Brook03 Brook03 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Boo yah! 1km runs with 200m recovery today.

    Completed 4.8km and topped it off with a mixture of sprints & recovery. My friend who's coaching me said my form is getting better. And today is the first workout that I felt in the glutes! It's gonna be an experience when I wake up tomorrow!
    lemonthyme lemonthyme 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    This morning I completed 4 miles walking with

    my cousin. The weather has hampered my running so, my brain finally kicked in with a solution, now that it's beautiful, let's join a gym. Lol. For my early morning runs when it's dark and also for my weight training this is a necessity, whoever created the 24 hour gym, I'm a...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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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...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Right 10k, it's time to get hot,

    sweaty and down right diiiiirty!
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I miss the freedom of running,

    but I'm slowly learning how it feels again. I've heard you never appreciate your health until it's compromised, I agree. I got the go ahead to run from my PT. The best feeling in the world was the first two minutes. Beautiful, last week I managed 5 minutes, tomorrow I'm...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F Jan 4

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    WTF...who stole the sun.

    Why is it still dark outside. I can't run in this!
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    First run in 11 days

    because of a sore knee, and it's amazing how much better I feel. I didn't realize how much tension was built up in me. Yet another reason why I love running!
    Atrain77 Atrain77 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    What's Not To Love??

    Pulling on my shorts-the cool smooth fabric tickles my skin Sliding on my tank tops-i try to color coordinate :), Lacing up my favorite running tennies- purple and black, Rubbing a bit of sunscreen moisturizer-just for good measure, Putting my pink football team hat on to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    My experiences the last few days have left my

    brain unable to form a thought. I'm filled with chaos, an inability to concentrate. This is my body's way of telling me my presence is requested for a run. This will be the day I start with the music and go through the motions of finding a song that works, all the while...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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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...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 3 Responses May 4

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    After the stresses and strains of day-to-day

    life,there's nothing better than getting out and letting off some steam on the road,track or in the park.As I run I can feel the tension easing out of my bones and muscles.I set myself a route and a finish line and I don't stop until I'm over the line.My head throbs,my chest...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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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...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 7 Responses May 17

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    I ran my first 5K and it was just

    as tough as running a 10K. I think my body is getting more acclimated to warmer weather but slowly. My finish time was 30:39. My friend also ran her first 5K and she finished not long after I did. There were lots of older women and very fast, too. They looked great. I love...
    outofthebleu outofthebleu 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 15

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    Just completed 7k. On track

    for my 10k race in July
    devo79 devo79 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I just needed to share this

    because I feel so great after an 8 mile run on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in my new asics trainers. Before I left just over an hour ago I was feeling so unmotivated and like I really couldn't be bothered but once I started it was great! So to anyone undecided whether or not to...
    magdal magdal 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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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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    So it's pouring outside

    and it's been two days since I've been for a run, I could go in the rain sure, I've done that before, but it is bucketing down. So I improvise and start doing laps around the house...I think it's an addiction...lol
    desy1 desy1 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Nothing more exhilarating than running through the meadow barefoot enjoying every blade of grass caressing your feet while the morning dew moistens your skin and the sun smiles in...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 16

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