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I Love to Run

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    Carrying a heavy body

    while running makes it all the more difficult... It's important to be focussed on the goals but it's equally important to enjoy the journey by making fitness a lifestyle rather than just an end objective to lose weight ... Any ideas on how you can make a run fun filled and not...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 24

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    NataliaHeart21 NataliaHeart21 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 24

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    Nothing better than a four mile run to start

    the work week( well maybe a longer run, but you get the point)!
    ric66runs ric66runs 46-50, M Aug 4

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    Morning! Being a little lazy this morning

    but I'm going for a run once I get up and have some food! I'm feeling extra energetic today and I haven't had my energy bar yet
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 14

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    I ran 6 miles this morning

    and then another 5 tonight, feels great to run everyday. I'm thinking I'll do 12 tomorrow :p
    baller3454 baller3454 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I had an accident this afternoon in a restaurant

    where me and my friends had lunch. When I stood up, my right foot twitched. I fixed my shoe and wonder why. Then I stood up again and walked. After 2 steps, I fell, my dress up on my thighs, my face red, my foot so painful. Bad fall. Now it is so inflamed. This morning...
    Oaklyn Oaklyn 70+, F 9 Responses Feb 5

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    I ran 6 miles today. When I say I ran I

    probably did my best time. I don't know because didn't have my gps on. I just know how far the trails are. Have you ever run until you got tired and then felt like stopping, but have like an emotional break.. Some might call it a runners high but whatever it is, I'll get...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    ♥running In The Heat♥

    Do you love running in the heat?Well I do a lot. Ussualy in winter i don't even have inspiration for running and its cold outside.And when its summer here where i live its almoust as hot as in Africa. By the way i don't live far away from Africa nd the last years here we have hot...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15, 2013

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    Half-Marathon, I'm Coming !

    Almost two years ago, one of my friends told me about a 5K she ran the year before, It was the first time I hear about those kind of competitions and It took me a while to understand what are marathons, half marathons and 5K's. That year, that friend of mine ran that 5K again...
    ichbinverloren ichbinverloren 18-21, M 10 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    I always feel so much happier during

    and after my run - My thoughts are clearer, I'm focused, and I feel incredible. Any other runners out there that understand my love for it? Hahaha.
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I used to loathe it. Mostly

    because I would have a hard time breathing. But 3 years ago I started walking. And saw ppl running. I thought I'd try. It started out slow. Only a few houses, then walk. Then a few more houses, then walk. Then a street length, then walk. Before you know it I ran more than I...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I love running. I get pretty stressed sometimes

    and when I run there's no responsibilities, no gender roles, I'm just me...
    TrulyAGirl TrulyAGirl 13-15, T 1 Response Oct 8

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    The longer and farther I ran,

    the more I realized that what I was often chasing was a state of mind – a place where worries that seemed monumental melted away, where the beauty and timelessness of the universe, of the present moment, came into sharp focus.”
    MollieB MollieB 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Why I Run

    I can't say I run because Im good at it. I don't think I am. I think I run for various reasons. 1. Fitness and health- First and foremost I run for my health. I don't feel any other form of exercise helps my weight and health as does running. I sweat a lot when I run and I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I love the feeling of my legs pushing off the

    ground the wind through my hair. No matter the weather and when I finally hug that runners high nothing really beats it. Between that and how much better I look and feel thanks to running.
    Monwell Monwell 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    So after some days of rest

    and travel it feels really good to be back hitting the road .. A slow 10km run is probably just right to get the blood running in the muscles again.. But the weather is getting worse with a lot of heat and humidity & a little rain would probably just be enough to cool...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Nov 2

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    Oh god that was awful,

    my roommate left the door open and my dog got out. I had to run suchhhh a long distance to find her. I was freakin terrified she got run over or something. I am gonna KILL my roommate
    bluebell45 bluebell45 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    What is it about heart rate

    when you are running ? When I started, I was pretty heavy and my max heart rate used to reach 180-185 bpm. But then I used to get damn tired and could hardly breathe. Now it reached 190-195bpm and then if I rest for about 2 mins, it drops to 125 bpm.. This is beginning to get...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Running helps me release negative energy.

    It calms me.... And its good for you too :)
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Why is it that the hardest part of going out

    for a run is getting yourself out of the door? Went out for a run today and once I started doing it I was glad to be there, finding my way through the woods, my mind totally focused on my footing not to trip on the rocks. My thoughts stilled, and I felt this zen feeling wash...
    phoenix9009 phoenix9009 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Summerrunner Summerrunner 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    Running helps me cope.

    I was abused when I was little, and lately I've been fighting a lot with my family. My step dad, half brothers, and my mom have been driving me up the walls. Running gives me an escape and a release, plus it helps to keep me healthy.
    thatonekid98 thatonekid98 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 18

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    AND RUN AND RUN AND RUN AND RUN!

    !! Until I can't anymore. Feels amazing afterwards.
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    It's time to set goals.

    .. My life has found a rut....maybe I will train to run a marathon... I need something
    Talisman7 Talisman7 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I need to start running again,

    there is no better pain then soreness.
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    Sometimes I like running at the local high

    school track. It was 35 degrees (F) today and there was someone equally as crazy running in this weather lol. Been resisting joining the gym, but I don't know how long I will keep it up. What to do once the snow falls? I know some people run in the snow but I feel like I'm...
    phoenix9009 phoenix9009 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So ready for my evening running!

    !!! Haha!!! Lol!!! Just love this song !!! While..!!!! ;) http://youtu.be/N9hazmsUxrM
    Divine82 Divine82 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Running In The Rain.

    The best time for me to go for a run is when it is just starting to lightly rain outside. :) I love how the world looks, sounds, and smells when it rains as I jog by. By the time I get back home its full on rain and invigorating. It's the best- except when I have to peel off the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    It's been a fee days of rest due to a vacation.

    Although I have been running even on those days but I won't rate the runs very highly as I binged equally or perhaps more. I need to start seriously training if I have to make it through the half marathon distance without getting injured.. Timing of the finish does not matter...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Run: Fit, Fun, Flirt

    Favorite socks and shoes laced up, Final adjustments to shorts and top, Keys, music, watch in hand. Out into the open air, Smile as he joins me there, Fist bump: always the way we start our run. Usual route on the path along the tracks, Four miles agreed no turning back, Love it...
    IvoryTapestry IvoryTapestry 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    Yeah!!! Time to hit the track!

    ! I lost my running motivator.. Hope he comes back soon...!!
    Pretywoman Pretywoman 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Worth Your Time.

    It's been over 3 years since I've seen you. A lots changed since we've seen each other last. You took up a life of health living, and a life built well suited for you. I took up a life just enough to get by, only to make me selfishly stronger. You love The Lord, I'm a drifter...
    cocopuffs2 cocopuffs2 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    Sometimes you think the Sun would kill you.

    Surprisingly most of the times all it does is that it gives you a tan making your brown skin look more dark.. But when you are running in the hot scorching sun, you are not bothered of your skin getting tanned or changing colors, but all you are bothered about it will I ever...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Dec 7

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    consecutive days of running .

    . yoga has now taken a backseat...although I miss it & hopefully will be back at it in some days .. For now it's time to focus on distances .. Though 6km is not a big distance but it just gives enough pleasure when you do it after a full day at work in a regular busy weekly...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I did it to get things off my mind 2 years ago

    when I was in major depression. Running has made me so much happier and healthier
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 6

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    Back At It

    I haven't posted many stories lately. I have been running about 64 km (40 miles) per week for several years, minus a week or month here or there because of work travel or other pressing matters of life. Running was one of the most stabilizing factors of life and a great source of...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Finally the marathon is over.

    Running under a burning hot sun makes it difficult but thankfully I survived. 3 hrs of bodily pain just to run 21km .. super bad stuff.. Now it's time for a break coz I am seriously getting bored with running and need to do something else to keep myself motivated to run again...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I absolutely love running it just feels amazing

    but I hav bad feet so I can't do it that much. Last night I took advantage of being drunk ( masks the foot pain) and went for a 45 minute run at 3:00 am. I haven't felt so happy in a while
    bluebell45 bluebell45 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 23

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    I try to run 4-5 times a week,

    its a little pocket of pleasure. Ive been running for a couple years now but i just started taking it seriously this year. At first i was doing 3 miles but now im up to 4 and 5. My longest so far has been 6. I got shin splints from trying to do too much too fast but after...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Run 6 days a week. Respect the rest day

    and I eat my body weight in carbs after a long run 😊
    carlyistortious carlyistortious 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My right knee is starting to give way.

    . Slight pain when run.. Does knee guard help?
    Pretywoman Pretywoman 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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    I did it! I finally got past the injury

    and laziness hump. I got past the initial inertia and got out for my first run in a month. A 5 mile run yesterday left my legs like jello and a good sore this morning. It feels good to be back!
    Talisman7 Talisman7 36-40, M 8 Responses Dec 14

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    When you don't have much time left in your race

    , whatever practice you can get is important so as to build up your muscle resistance ...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Nov 4

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    It's truly the perfect way to start a weekend!

    My playlist of Paloma Faith, Florence &The Machine, Aluna George and David Bowie all ready and set. My route to the village, through the fields, down the river and then back to the house all planned. It's a bit chilly and windy but that will make it all the fresher. Have an...
    MisssCharlie MisssCharlie 31-35, F Nov 8

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    Happy Boxing Day-always my favourite day of Christmas Here's my alternative cure for any hangover..running while doing random ballet leaps is hard. http://youtu.be/nXMsDuuNDOk
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    I want to start running, but it feels so weird running by yourself. Anyone in here from the San Francisco Bay Area California seeking a running partner?
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 6

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    Running my first 100 miles run in 2015. (Tp100)...not to worried about the run itself...Im more worried about the regular training. ..:-)
    fetishforfeet fetishforfeet 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been a Cross Country runner since middle school when I could finally join a team, and I have entered in races since kindergarten. I have always been an athlete, and going to...
    CrossCountryLife CrossCountryLife 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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