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@GINNABOOTS

I feel the exact same. I figure the 'graceful' running will come eventually! In the meantime,
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Don't know what I look like when I run, just happy that I can.

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Oh my God..so do I. Ive been running for a little while now, a few months and Im running for 25 min straight now. Im using the couch to 5K and am going to be running a 5K for cancer in Philly on Sept 13. I hope Im ready.

If I was any slower...Id be moving backwards....

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NASFKAB - I think that you deserve extra credit for going on your walks !
Good for you !
I know that it's not easy, but you're doing it, anyway.
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9/4/14 12:38 A

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I look a sight walking with a lopsided gait & cant run at all

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Me, too ! Quack !

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I Run like a dinosaur!
I walk like a duck!

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Col. 3:23


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9/2/14 11:58 P

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at least you CAN run I cant as have a steel rod from hip to knee after breaking my femur

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I don't know what I look like when I run BUT thank goodness I don't care! LOL! Glad you didn't let them discourage you.

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Oh, I feel right at home as I read about everyone else's running styles. I can relate! I'm getting ready to run my only race for the season, and I can't wait to be done! If you need some comic relief, here's a blog post on my adventures, "Run Like a Turtle" rnforhealthyliving.com/?p=131

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just do it

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way to go

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Love this! Thank you for sharing, it helped me laugh at myself emoticon
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go dinos go! Got my run on this morning!


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I am not fond of running and when i read your post, I laughed so hard. My husband said when we first met in college, I always ran funny in our physical ed classes. He says I looked like wimpy when I ran. So when he saw our daughter run, he said she is just like you.

I only started working out diligently these last years. I may have been a lot thinner then (because of my youth) but I am more fit now.

Your post made my day!!

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Go girl go!!!

Hard to change habits; changing bad habits for good habits is my main goal for now


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8/28/14 9:33 A

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cant run at all

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Got my dino-phant on today! Go me!


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I look silly, running, too !

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I look silly running too



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Yes I totally agree.



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cant run at all

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beautifully put

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Aren't we funny people sometimes! I think people are great the way they are and to accept ourselves as unique and beautiful regardless of mean comments or thoughts it's just a triumph!! Love yourself!! Have a blessed day!!

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Thank you for this! I was just thinking this weekend "I run like an elephant". Or a hippo. I can't decide. But my SIL runs like a gazelle....and then there's me. But you are right...it doesn't matter because we are out there moving it!!



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8/26/14 7:14 A

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you can do it keep pushing

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So glad you have come to a point where you are more comfortable in your own skin--this post reminded me of an episode of Friends (which I thought of often when I first took on the challenge of running) when Phoebe invites Rachel to go running with her--Phoebe, of course in her own unique style, runs with arms and legs flailing, and Rachel is embarrassed, until later when Phoebe fills her in on why--she doesn't care if it looks crazy to others--she's enjoying herself.

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Keep running!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!!!
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We hear ya!!!! Keep running, this to shall pass!! Oh!? it already has??? Good!!!

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You are hilarious! But I do get your point. I tried running last summer and I'm about to give it another shot with the C25k plan. I'm not sure what I look like when I run, I just know that it's probably a slightly mess! Keep up the good works. emoticon emoticon

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Hip Hip Hooray!! You are doing great and I am touched by your story. Thanks for the uplift speech! You're awesome. I have a long way to go and it's stories like yours that help me out. I always want to give up but I keep going. Thanks again



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Your progress this far is fantastic! Keep it up!



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Woo Hoo to you from a fellow dinosaur!

Susie South Central WI
There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
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When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right thing!



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A quicker turnover will help your gait.

Think about picking up your other foot as soon a the first hits the ground - just thinking about it will help..

PS we all look strange - too bad!

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I used to be a runner myself. but that has been many moons ago. Now I'm quite satisfied with just walking. I find running more damaging then beneficial to my body. But it was something I loved with a passion. I had emotional runs, instead of emotional eating. And I think of my body was cooperative I'd try to run again. But, for you runners hang in there give it your best. It doesn't have to be fast, perfect or pretty. Just at your pace!! emoticon



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You self-critical runners crack me up!

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Even when my feet and knees were perfect; and I had been young--trying running, I'd gotten a burning midriff ... I decided early on, that running distances any longer than 1/4 mile at a time was never going to be for me.

And, that had been the end of that.


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You self-critical runners crack me up!

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Even when my feet and knees were perfect; and I had been young--trying running, I'd gotten a burning midriff ... I decided early on, that running distances any longer than 1/4 mile at a time was never going to be for me.

And, that had been the end of that.


Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

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Find a way.

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(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

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You are hilarious and adorable. Keep doin your thing!!!

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emoticon Congratulations and keep up the good work! You are an inspiration!

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I weigh at present 262 and for the first time since i was a teenager this week I ran. I didnt run far but I ran not jog not speed walk but ran. on Monday the 25th I will start a training program from Spark People to run a 5k in 8 weeks. I have some serious foot issues but I will not let that stop me. I will run a 5k before I loose the ability to walk . It is something that needs to be done for the betterment of myself. It isnt going to be easy and it most certainly will not be pretty but who cares .

You are doing great just keep pushing you will get there.

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I haven't ran since last fall. I can only work out at they gym for twenty minutes before going hypoglycemic. Having MELAS (Mitochondria Encephalomypathy with Lactic Acidosis and Stroke like symptoms), which is the cause of my diabetes and the muscle aches after I alter my work out routine, kind of sucks. I'm scared to run, even like a dinosaur.The doctor says I should get some exercise but not to the point that I get tired. It could give me a heart attack.

But for those in good health. Run and maintain your health at all costs.

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I too run like a dinosaur. Thanks for the inspiration to keep going, no matter what we may look like doing it. If you like it, do it. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon I have recently found a new love for running and know I don't look as graceful as a pro, but at least I am up doing something

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awesome!!! You are out there and running and that is all that matters. You go!

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Nicely said. Girls in H.S. can be mean and hurtful. Make them eat your dino eggs when you go back for your H.S reunions. :D I know I do..... love it!



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Awesome blog! I'm sure I run like some type of farm animal myself!! LOL..But who cares!! I'm doing me! For the health of it!! Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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I love all these blogs, I am afraid to do even the 3am runs or walks I wish I had the courage to get up and move I try do good and move but something is holding me back maybe its the fear of failing and doing all the hard work and not seeing the results. but It does feel good to know that I am not alone this is maybe what I need to get motivated thank you....

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8/22/14 2:54 P

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lol... oh my gosh Im not alone!! yeahhhh I run like a 3-legged horse with asthma. I can't breathe right, and i cannot run! i wanted to so bad so i tried it in the woman's section once in a gym so less people would see. I tried to be light on my feet because i was embarrassed, which just makes the breathing worst and the woman beside me finally got so pissed off at me after continuing to turn up he volume on her ipod that was plugged into her ears, that she hit the switch off on it, stopped the machine, turned around and dead stared me down. I shrugged while wheezing apologetically like, "Hey I'm not doing this on purpose!" and she stormed off. That made me VERY uncomfortable. Sometimes i try to heave my carcass around the neighborhood at like 2 or 3 am when no one is out, and if i have my little dog and someone is I try to make it look like the dog is holding me back lol. You are not alone! Keep up the fight sweetie!!! dinosaurs are awesome!

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8/22/14 2:21 P

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Thanks for sharing this amazing blog. I too run like a dinosaur. Certainly not like a gazelle.



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8/22/14 2:20 P

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I have a half marathon tomorrow and a full marathon in October (my first full). I also use Jeff's method!

2014 Goals:
Lose 25 pounds
Run 1000 miles in a year

Run a marathon with several half marathons and 5K's in between.


Less computer/tv time, more other house/work stuff needed to be done.
Eat three servings of vegies and fruit--less meat


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8/22/14 2:02 P

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You are an inspiration!

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
J. R. R. Tolkien


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8/22/14 1:58 P

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Awesome message! It doesn't matter how you look or how slow you go; it matters that you are out there! I'm like a turtle running through peanut butter, but I'm moving. In the past year, I've done two half marathons and a full marathon. Running used to scare me but I found a run/walk/run group (Jeff Galloway method) that make it really fun.

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8/22/14 12:34 P

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Go for it! It doesn't matter how you look or how fast you are...it just matters you are off the couch! I also run like a dinosaur...or maybe a half dead dinosaur....:-)

2014 Goals:
Lose 25 pounds
Run 1000 miles in a year

Run a marathon with several half marathons and 5K's in between.


Less computer/tv time, more other house/work stuff needed to be done.
Eat three servings of vegies and fruit--less meat


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8/22/14 11:37 A

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What a great blog! You add a smile and some humour to some excellent wisdom!! Keep it up; you are doing so much good for yourself and inspring others along the way. Great job!!!
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8/22/14 9:15 A

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Way to go. I, too, run like a slug! But I get out there and do it. You are an inspiration! :)

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8/22/14 8:35 A

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While you are running like a dino, I am swimming like a big ol' manatee :-) LOL
Please know that I am quite envious of your ability to run at all. I have bad ankles and knees, so most of my workouts take place in the pool. I guess I can be a swimming dino!

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8/22/14 8:33 A

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8/22/14 8:21 A

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I loved your article! I also feel very similar when I run in our park. I get a boost if I can pass the mommies pushing strollers! Congratulations on the continued success of your journey!

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8/22/14 8:05 A

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Week of 08/21/2014 - Featured Board Post

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8/22/14 7:28 A

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8/22/14 7:24 A

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More power to you!

Slowly and surely wins the race.


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8/22/14 6:34 A

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Loved your blog! You are so right ... we ALL run in our own way and the heck with the isms! To be honest, I don't run yet ... jogging with my dog is what I do every day. Someday I'll be ready to try running ... and I can't wait!



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8/22/14 5:48 A

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How Awesome! Thank you for your spirit, determination, and sense of humor! I, too, was stuck in a plateau for weeks (months!) and decided to hit the road. What a great way to start the day! Best wishes to you on the rest of your journey!



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8/22/14 4:42 A

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You run like a dinosaur and my thighs clap to cheer me on when I run. The title of this blog just instantly cracked me up.
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Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable,
but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible,
they begin to see it as possible."
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8/22/14 2:08 A

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I love this. I did a 5k mud run. I did not run and could not do all of the obstacles, but I made it to the end. Looking forward to doing better next year!

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8/22/14 12:42 A

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Woo-hoo! I really don't want to know how I look when I run. Being self-conscious can be so limiting, and I'm glad you have overcome it!



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8/22/14 12:32 A

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Keep it up. At the end of the day, only thing that matters is how you feel. Life is too short to worry about what other people are thinking!

What would you do if you knew that you could not fail?

Only you can light your candle!


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8/21/14 11:29 P

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8/21/14 10:36 P

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Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)

With God all things are possible.

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
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8/21/14 10:14 P

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For my challenge, I live in Maryland and therefore in the Eastern Time Zone.

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. ~~ Anne Frank

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. ~~ Edward Stanley


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8/21/14 9:24 P

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From one dinosaur emoticon (closest emoticon I could find to a dinosaur)

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Keep up the good work

Edited by: ANUSCHKA9 at: 8/21/2014 (21:25)
"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. It is no more or less than faith in action." - Henry Chester


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8/21/14 9:08 P

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You keep your good attitude !!
That's right, It doesn't matter what others think...If they make comments like that, maybe they can't think?
You are making me jealous though, I would love to run like a dinosaur...right now, I couldn't out run a snail.
Keep it up, one day there will be a marathon with your name on it !
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I will take each day as it comes.
As my grandfather always told me.."Don't ever get old,it's a ..." I should have listened to him!!
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8/21/14 9:00 P

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8/21/14 8:43 P

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Love your attitude!!! Your blog made me chuckle!!!

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8/21/14 8:18 P

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I read your post. It made my day. Keep at it. It's not easy and look how far you've come.
I am trying to exercise everyday too. And I look forward to more of your humorous n inspiring
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