I Love to Run

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    It's so simple! All you need is a pair of

    shoes--no fancy equipment. Recharges me after a day of work. After running I feel like I added hours to my day. Sometimes I feel like having too little time is an illusion. When I run, I recharge, refocus, and reprioritize. Some of the things that seemed super important...
    phoenix9009 phoenix9009
    31-35, F
    Jun 22, 2015

    I've started my Zombies,

    Run! again after stopping when the weather turned cold. I'm going down to the gym and running on the treadmills just for something to do to pass the time. Started over from the first mission and I look forward to the upcoming 5K they have planned this Spring!
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    Jan 12, 2016

    i love running since i was chased by a dog.

    ..now running is my thing...lol
    safaabushra safaabushra
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    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...
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    3 Responses Feb 29, 2012

    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

    14.04 mile run last evening

    after work. Raced the setting sun out of the state park before it got dark.
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    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    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

    I need to start running again,

    there is no better pain then soreness.
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    3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    Song: Everloving - Moby Scenario: Last

    stretch of a long run close to sunset Just, **** yea ya know?!
    hisdudeness3 hisdudeness3
    31-35, M
    May 22, 2015

    I love running. I get pretty stressed sometimes

    and when I run there's no responsibilities, no gender roles, I'm just me...
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    2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

    August 14, 2014, I was training

    for the Marine Corps marathon and had about 1/8 of a mile to on a 12 mile run when I had my heart attack. One year later I'm back to running 9:30-10:30 miles for 5 miles. I'm pretty happy with that. Yes, Doc cleared me to run long distances again. :)
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    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    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, 2016

    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.
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    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    Dec 20, 2014

    I can run a mile in just under six minute

    which is great and the aim is now under five.
    Loganland Loganland
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    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...
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    1 Response Dec 18, 2012

    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
    7 Responses Feb 5, 2014

    I live in West Virginia

    which rely gets a bad wrap due to some of the socioeconomic difficulties that are so widespread. It is a beautiful state though and has an abundance of natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor activities. There is a state park called Cooper's Rock that is close to where I...
    hisdudeness3 hisdudeness3
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    less than a month for my 2nd full marathon.

    condura skyway marathon here in phils. my 1st marathon is injury free but took me sometime to finish as i dont train due to lack of time and knowldge. but im hoping i can practice this time before my 2nd marathon. im also asthmatic by the way. :)
    zzample zzample
    26-30, M
    Jan 4, 2016
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    Apr 27, 2015

    Hello, I love running with a passion

    and also hate it some times lol. I live in Northern VA, USA. Msg me if u r near me and maybe we can run together.
    ThatGuyNathan ThatGuyNathan
    18-21, M
    Sep 20, 2015

    ...it helps with my thoughts

    and makes everything better. I feel like a new person. Before my mom died she always thought I would be a runner, then after she died I started to lose weight and run... I use to hate running now I love it because of my moms dream.
    Aubree1 Aubree1
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2014

    Run 6 days a week. Respect the rest day

    and I eat my body weight in carbs after a long run 😊
    carlyistortious carlyistortious
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2014

    ♥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
    Jan 15, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 15, 2013

    I love running, it's one of my greatest joys.

    I love that it keeps me fit, that it builds stamina, which helps me to pursue all of the other sports that I love so much. I have always been a very physical person, my physique, and, strength, bear witness to this. I start, my run, at a fast pace, I remember how, in real...
    iptbg iptbg
    66-70, M
    4 Responses May 6, 2015

    My body does not like it though.

    Foot pain, back pain, and head aches. Ugh.
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    Aug 25, 2015

    Ran 3 this morning.. The weather was perfect,

    had negative splits .. Life is good !!
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33
    51-55, M
    Oct 8, 2015

    PR a 10k Sunday morning ,

    PR a 4 miler Sunday evening. Yep 2 races one day!
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33
    51-55, M
    Apr 27, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    I run in the early morning around 5:00am.

    I put my head phones in and good music and I get lost in my run.
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    Jul 11, 2015
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    1 Response May 16, 2015

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    2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    Yeah!!! Time to hit the track!

    ! I lost my running motivator.. Hope he comes back soon...!!
    Pretywoman Pretywoman
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2014
    Summerrunner Summerrunner
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2013

    Running is quite enjoyable

    for me when there's a nice view and music. If both of those are absent I feel like a hamster on a wheel! Am I the only one that gets shin pain and allergies while running often?! Gosh it sucks! I rarely run when it's cold because a runny, stuffy nose while running is miserable...
    UrbanRonin UrbanRonin
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    Am not very athletic

    so speed doesn't come naturally to me. I have to put in a lot of effort to achieve my Personal Best timings. I have been trying too hard to beat my timing for 5km for a long time. But sometimes you push too hard for things and they just elude you. It's just a good lesson that...
    uselessguy uselessguy
    36-40, M
    May 11, 2015

    For 6 months i stopped running.

    And i did it last night. 4km in the nignt at the beach.. Feeling good..
    25minutestoolate 25minutestoolate
    31-35, F
    Mar 26, 2016

    Either late at night

    or early in the morning, nothing in my life is more satisfying than an 8 minute mile.
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    Jul 24, 2015

    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.”
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    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    I ran three miles this morning

    and I feel good!!! Just thought I would share.
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    Ran a hot, hilly, inaugural Petersburg 1/2

    marathon. I finished, but I am not happy with my run. Oh well there is always next year
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    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
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    5 Responses Sep 14, 2014

    Running a 10k Sunday morning

    and a 4 miler Sunday evening. I must be nuts!
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    I did 5 miles today at our town gym.

    It's so cold outside, snow and ice, no more real runs for me until spring. I do have a treadmill at home but it's so easy become a hermit in the winter. So I come to the gym couple times at least on the weeks I'm not working. They also have a leg press.. Only pros to the gym...
    megansunshine megansunshine
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    I am running in my first 5K in over 5 years.

    Second in over 18 yrs. I used to run 5 and 10 K runs multiple times a year in my 20s and 30s. So glad I am able to get back into it and the body is holding up well.
    Fatherofthedaughter Fatherofthedaughter
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    Nov 16, 2014

    I truly love to run. I find myself getting

    excited about my next run. I meticulously lay out my gear the night before. The first thing I do when I wake up is check the weather to see wind and temp. I also have 10 different routes pre planned depending on the direction of the wind. If I could choose a weather condition...
    Insortediaboli Insortediaboli
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 21, 2015
    Runnergirl2015 Runnergirl2015
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015
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