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9/12/12 7:50 P

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A half marathon and a marathon are one of the few things on my bucket list.

I want to run to lose weight, to help me clear my mind, build my self-esteem, get powerful and to keep good to the promises I make to myself.

I'm so inspired by this thread, thanks for sharing everyone.

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Jomi from Brooklyn, NY

"If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive." -Audre Lorde


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8/5/12 7:35 P

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I am motivated because I have lived through too much disappointment and heartbreaks and I want to be opposite of what is around me I want to be healthy again.

Everyday gets easier with perseverance.


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8/5/12 2:29 P

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I run because it makes me feel good. I love being The Fast Old Lady!!!

I lost the weight and have kept 80+ pounds off for 3 years because it is what I always wanted. Dreams really can come true. That's why I am Slenderella.

Central Florida, Eastern Standard Time Zone

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8/5/12 11:17 A

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taking my life back! emoticon

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Don't envy my determination, join me for the ride.....


Lifestyle changes are great...they don't change who we are, they just help us bring out what we can be!!!!


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7/7/12 9:16 P

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My kids! One is a runner and the other just runs me ragged!

Teri - Lexington, KY

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle


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7/5/12 1:28 P

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Running is my therapy. Helps me to sort out issues & keeps me calm. I really notice the differance in my mood if I haven't ran in a few days (and not for the good).

But what REALLY motivates me....the look on peoples faces when I tell them how far I ran before work, or how far I'm running on the weekend for my LSD. emoticon

'Pain is temporary, glory & pride are forever'

"It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop."

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7/2/12 10:17 A

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keeping up with my children who also love to run.

"The God of heaven is the One who will grant us success." Nehemiah 2:20


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7/1/12 9:27 A

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Not allowing my Lyme Disease or Fibromyalgia win!!

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6/27/12 8:07 P

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Not wanting to gain back any of the 70lbs I've lost. Not wanting depression to control my life....I feel better and more alive when I exercise....can't forget that! Wanting to live a long and healthy life for myself and my family!

"Have fun dancing through yesterday's limitations."


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6/11/12 11:41 A

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I just feel better when I eat healthy and exercise daily. I want to be able to enjoy my grown kids and grandkids for a very long time.

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6/11/12 5:30 A

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i love the feeling of "i am a runner"; i love the magnificent scenery around me; i love the feeling that even when the weather sucks, when you put one foot in front of the other, everything fades away.

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
"i run because i can" coach nicole!
"I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham
"Right here, right now, right choice" cannie50!

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6/10/12 1:51 P

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Oh, Seabreeze - hope those arches heal quickly - OUCH!!!

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin



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6/6/12 6:27 A

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I would like to sustain a high quality of life for as long as I can.
I enjoy running (and hope these arches heal quickly) so I can run again.

Edited by: SEABREEZE64 at: 6/6/2012 (06:27)
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6/5/12 3:06 P

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I need to run, I look foward to getting up early and running, or getting off work and httting the pavement or trail, or a full moon run with my dog. No matter how you slice it, I just love to run and am very thankful that I can.


"The future ain't what it used to be"
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Life is full of obstacle illusions.
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6/5/12 2:05 P

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I love being able to run, I want to have along life for myself, my amazing 4 children, and my sexy hubby!!! I would like to have my children learn by our healthy lifestyle, and my hubby enjoys the passion of running, so I have a great running partner!!!

only because I am half crazy! the addiction is as follows:
June 2003 2:12:11 PB
May 2004 2:12:25
June 2004 2:12:35
May 2005 2:08:19 PB!!!
June 2:39:43 (injury)
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JUNE 2:15:42
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may 6 1:57:02 PR!!
may 19 1:58:04
May 27 2:02
June 17 1:58
Aug 19 1:59


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6/5/12 1:01 P

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I know I *should* be motivated by all the right things - improved health, long life, etc. I am to a degree. But there are other things I have to draw on when I need to dig deep.

To be stronger, healthier, fitter, and in smaller jeans than my younger sister. She has always been the pretty girl of the family. Gma once told me - patting my leg in that grandma way - "It's okay dear, if you are not the pretty one then at least you are the smart one." Ouch. I was around 12.

So I am thrilled to have lost so much weight, run 2 HMs, etc, but I am selfishly satisfied to be the smart AND pretty one now...

~ Diane
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6/5/12 11:46 A

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My motivation is simple....the more healthy and balance I become, physically, mentally and spiritually, the more beautiful life becomes. It isn't always easy, but one step at at time, I'm getting there!

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin



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My motivation is simple I have 4 kids under the age of 5 and a beautiful wife. I want to grow old and live a long healthy life to watch them grow up. I also want to be a wicked role model for my children. I do not wand them to make the same mistakes as me and have the same problems as me.

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