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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, 2014

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    I have signed up to run the shamrock 1/2.

    It will be my 3rd time. What have your ran?
    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 5

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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, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27

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    Haven't done much running

    since a half marathon in October. Been doing lots of core & giant sets in the gym over winter. But the bug is coming back.... Longer days etc. Think I'm going to run home from work tomorrow, 11+ mostly pretty and slightly uphill miles. Excited. I have my camel back and double...
    Meistrllapgoch Meistrllapgoch 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    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

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    Rickrunner33 Rickrunner33 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    So ready for my evening running!

    !!! Haha!!! Lol!!! Just love this song !!! While..!!!! ;) http://youtu.be/N9hazmsUxrM
    Divine82 Divine82 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16

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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 did a mile today. Considering how unfit I was

    a few months ago, I'm pleased with myself. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6

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    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 61-65, M 5 Responses May 6

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    I started getting back into running just

    recently. I missed it a lot. I went for a run last night, but now my plantar fascia is killing me this morning. Argh!
    MetalRooster MetalRooster 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 17

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    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I need to start running again,

    there is no better pain then soreness.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    Summerrunner Summerrunner 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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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 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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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

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    The less I run, the better shape I "think" I'm

    in. Today was a reality check as it was my first day out in awhile. Need to start getting ready for my next half... Day 1 complete :-)
    AveryWhite AveryWhite 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Running a 10k Sunday morning

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

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    Most people like to collect stuff

    when they visit a foreign location. Some people collect T-Shirts, others stock up on postcards. For me, I collect runs. Nothing excites me more than going for a run in a foreign spot. I don't plan ahead, I just pick a random direction and hope for the best.
    maxjab maxjab 26-30, M Jan 7

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 7 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    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 2 Responses May 18

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    Been running 5 times a week strength training

    twice a week. I am so ready for track next month! The mile. The two mile and hopefully pole vaulting!!
    ilovemusic7 ilovemusic7 16-17, F Feb 6

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    I shared this on another experience,

    thought I would share here as well 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 31

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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 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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    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, 2014

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    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    It just feels so nice.

    Like you get all tired and sore and hot and its just like you get to run away from anything and everything and you're clearing it away. I love how it makes me feel after I finish.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Feb 6

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    PR a 10k Sunday morning ,

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

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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, 2014

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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

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    Song: Everloving - Moby Scenario: Last

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

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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