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I Love to Run

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    I started running again after a few years away. I am hoping to do a half marathon in April. So far things are going well. I started two months ago by walking and doing some slow jogging. I am now up to 7 miles and feeling pretty good about my time which is a little over nine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    maryabo maryabo 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    So many people who i know

    that workout say that they hate running and thing its a waste of time. I love to run, listening to good music and clearing you mind when you run is the best feeling ever. Before i used to run because i played soccer and didnt really think to much about it but after i stopped...
    easylistener easylistener 36-40, M Mar 27

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

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    Pretywoman Pretywoman 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 enjoy running. It is an activity

    that I have always liked doing. It keeps you both physically healthy as well as mentally. It also pays off when you are escaping after stealing something! (I kid, I kid!)
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 7

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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 1 Response Jul 6

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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 8 Responses Feb 5

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    A Wild Animal

    A godam beast. I need the fatigue, I become restless. I like the speed and momentum, the acceleration,the sweat and heat. Some animals like it like that.
    Alrez Alrez 26-30 Jan 11, 2011

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    So it's the start of the weekend.

    Running on a Saturday morning has got it's entirely different meaning in my life. I always look forward to a Saturday morning run. Although it's not about the distance but it's about the people I run with, They are really special..
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My fellow runners: my heel started hurting me.

    I know it is because the way I run( wear and tare on my sneaker). Should i rest til better or change the way I run and continue running.
    ric66runs ric66runs 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Running the 400. One small lap has never seemed

    so big. Rounding that first curve, I'm half way done, then the rigor-mortis bend starts to kick in, but the coach is screaming at me telling me to push it. I can't stop. I get past the bend and begin to go numb. The second phase, rounding the second curve and finally to the...
    wonderinglover wonderinglover 18-21, F Jan 15

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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 6 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    I can't believe how great I feel

    after my run. It's not just a physical thing, it's more like a mental thing. I love to be out there and get lost in my thoughts !!!!
    Spartanrunner66 Spartanrunner66 46-50, M Aug 17

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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 6 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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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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    Running has become an important part of my life.

    I love the feeling you get after a long run; sweat dripping, sore muscles, and gasping for air while your strong, healthy body recovers. I run for the feeling of being free, for the beauty of nature, and to keep my body feeling great everyday. It's also a great way to clear your...
    Jtabbb Jtabbb 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I did the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning

    last year and this year I'm doing the Color Run. Next year I hope to do even more 5ks!!
    aurorad19 aurorad19 13-15, F Jul 9

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    hermitpanda hermitpanda 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I am a runner,the feeling of being on the trail

    or pavement with my music, miles passing under my feet is exhilarating. I've always wanted to do a full marathon. That is my goal, this year I have focused more on being in the weight room, so I haven't run as much, but it still calls me and I put on my shoes and go for a run.
    Barefootonthebeac Barefootonthebeac 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't really like running at all

    but today I did and I just felt like I did some thing to change me and am as skinny as **** but I felt bad because I skinny but don't do any thing and never have become big you know but I still skinny but am still going to work out ever day and make my body hot...
    lovemariefrance lovemariefrance 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I took part in the happiest run ever at the

    weekend - The Colour Run. If you haven't heard about it before the basic premise is you start off in a white t shirt and end up like a colourful mess! As you run you get different colours of paint powder thrown at you around the course! It's so funny and such a good atmosphere...
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    It makes me forget about problems

    and daily stuff, it's just me, my tennis, my music and the road... ❤️
    dalexand16 dalexand16 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Definitely

    I had retired from running – even evening jogs – as I was tired of it. At my peak, I was running on average 50 miles a week, which was probably too much and as you can imagine very time consuming. I wanted to read more, drink more and engage in more activities. Now the...
    BillyBeach BillyBeach 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    I love to run early in the morning,

    when the sunlight just touched the trees but haven't yet reach the groud. Its cold and warm at the same time, just like us humans. Warm bodies but a little bit cold hearted sometimes, aren't we?
    beckaslife beckaslife 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was in my primary school cross country team,

    I was really fit and happy with my stamina. Over the years I had more important things to do than go for a run. But just entering into my 20's, my physique is now a high priority. Running on a treadmill or outside, I don't mind. Try my best from now on to run every day. One day...
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M Apr 15

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    With the music as loud

    as it can go. Just run until my legs feel shaky and I can't hardly breathe. It's the best therapy ever.
    Missmetomorrow Missmetomorrow 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    running a half marathon in December

    and I need to start training for it as soon as possible else it's gonna be really tough..
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I just started running last month encouraged by

    a friend. It's been a long time since I ran, like since high school ( I took a semester of long distance track) . I want to at least be able to run the 5 k by the end of the summer . I'm amazed by how good I feel when I'm running. I have forgotten this feeling for a very long...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    im am 22 years old and love to run,

    i been a runner since 4thgrade making it to states in highschool for the 2mile.also i made it to states twice in college for crosscountry. i love to run,its the hardest sport out there.any one else love running,crosscountry/track
    crosscountry35 crosscountry35 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I run a few miles a day.

    I have too or I would be completely impossible to be around I think.. I have way to much undirected energy and running is the only time I can zone out and just not think..
    Missmetomorrow Missmetomorrow 22-25, F 2 Responses May 21

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    Most of my morning runs are in the countryside

    enjoying nature. But there is something beautiful about urban running too. First, the background noise: cars, ambulance, bicycles and ladies sweeping the sidewalk. Smell from fresh produce, flowers and then some waste mixed with water. And then you encounter another fellow...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 13

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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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    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 16-17, M 11 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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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    The mornings are the best to start the day

    night time is better before going to bed :)
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M Aug 19

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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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    I WANT to start running

    and loving it. How do I start? Any tips?
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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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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    I signed up to the Richmond 1/2 marathon

    training team. Maybe I will learn how to run properly! Regardless 1/2 here I come!
    ric66runs ric66runs 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    ageing does slow you down

    but then it's also important to practice. Not so that you can run fast and beat your PB but most importantly not to get injured, Did a 10click run after a long time. I wanted to beat my PB for the same run I participated last year but I was way below my PB took me 90 mins as...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 6 days ago

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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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    Seriously wtf i cant run with this type of

    weather! Rains all the time..
    Pretywoman Pretywoman 36-40, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Pretywoman Pretywoman 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    ric66runs ric66runs 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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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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    Well, I don't actually,

    but it's something that I know is good for me.... My best friend runs a lot; does aerobic and anaerobic exercises and martial arts too... That's way too much for me!! But, 3 times a week I will go on a 3 mile run with her.... I hate getting up early and doing it, running...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    Brook03 Brook03 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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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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    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...
    chefdrewski chefdrewski 51-55, M Aug 15

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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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