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6/2/11 8:09 A

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I run because it clears my mind and makes me feel good, plus it's a great workout! And yesterday on National Running Day, I got in about 1.5 miles of running, with just over a mile of it nonstop, the furthest I've ever gone before! :)

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6/2/11 12:02 A

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Just over three miles for me!

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6/1/11 11:49 P

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It may have been at 9pm but I got my 3.5mi run in! :)

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Whew! Almost missed it - but I got my 5k in.

gosh I love running!!!!!

Happy running day everyone.

Kirsten
Peterborough, Ontario

RESOLUTELY RENEGADE against ennui and instant gratification. Working to be fit, strong and healthy so I can ditch the forever tired feeling, free myself from chronic pain and have the energy to go out and LIVE life as exuberantly as I possibly can.


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6/1/11 10:46 P

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I run because it's soothing to my soul

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6/1/11 5:32 P

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I got in 4.1!





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AZIMMER12 Posts: 2,958
6/1/11 5:19 P

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I ran 2.5 miles today!

"When there's something you want fight for it. Don't give up-no matter how hopeless it seems, even when you've lost hope, cause years from now you're gonna look back and wish you gave it one more shot cause the best things in life don't come easy."

"If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford


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6/1/11 4:58 P

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I run because... I love it & the challenge it gives me! And I did get my run in today!

- Jen

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5/29/11 4:21 A

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I run because it makes me feel free and melts all my stress away. Plus I feel great after the run!

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5/28/11 2:55 P

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I run because I can! I was injured in January and walking was painful. I am so happy to be back out running and love that I am getting stronger and fitter! I love the feeling of a getting a get run in before school! I am so much more patient with my students and have so much more energy to get through my day!

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5/26/11 7:01 P

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I run because...life is short and an illness crept into my life and tried to take away my future. I kicked it to the curb and found spark people, changed my eating and learned that running was the best medicine EVER!!!!
June 1st...I'm there!

Anne

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

I am now who I always wanted to be!


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5/24/11 12:01 P

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I run because I was sick of saying "I can't".

I run because the sense of accomplishment after a personal best is a high unlike any other.

I run because that post race beer tastes soooo good! emoticon

I've got this.


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JEN-LOVES-LIFE's Photo JEN-LOVES-LIFE Posts: 1,202
5/19/11 3:46 P

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I RUN... because it helps me to clear my head and gets me outside with Mother Nature.

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5/18/11 10:56 P

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I run because it gives me a sense of accomplishment and instant gratification for a job well done.

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SLEAUXRUNNER's Photo SLEAUXRUNNER Posts: 1,064
5/17/11 4:26 P

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I run for the challenge, of going a little faster or a little farther or just the sheer joy of finishing and accomplishing something that makes me feel wonderful!

Susie - BLC17 Panthers!

"Never eat more than you can lift" ~Miss Piggy
"The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." ~ Martin Mull
"It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop" ~Confucius

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5/16/11 11:18 P

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Sounds great!

I run....because it reminds me four days a week that I can do anything I put my mind to!

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5/15/11 12:51 A

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hahahaha!!

I LOVE when we realize that we just might be a runner!!!! Golden moments - make sure you write them down;)

Another reason why I run is because it helps me gain perspective in other areas of my life:) Oh yeah, and the boost of endorphins should be outlawed as a drug or something:)

If all you get is all you give, then you should only give all you''ve got.
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5/14/11 11:18 P

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I RUN.. because I want to feel good about myself.. and I just realised I might really be a runner!

Elise

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi


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ETTEZEUS's Photo ETTEZEUS Posts: 23,377
5/14/11 1:33 P

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Carrie, I liked your first reason!

Suezette
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5/14/11 8:27 A

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I run... so I can eat ice cream.

No, really, I run because it makes me feel strong and fit and healthy.

Carrie

"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else." - Winston Churchill




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ROSET491's Photo ROSET491 Posts: 855
5/10/11 9:13 P

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This is so cool! Count me in!! I run because who would of thought...!!! And I'm proud to say that I'm back in the running game!!
Rose

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5/10/11 11:51 A

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That is my BIRTHDAY!!! WHOO HOO!!! Is also a running day for me. I can't think of any other way to celebrate my birthday then running. Knowing I can run and ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!

I run..because it is possible.There are sooo many reasons why I run. I run just because I can, and will never let it say otherwise!

**Jodymarie**

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


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5/8/11 5:14 P

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I run...because it's fun!
And the more I run, the more fun it is, because I get better at it!
I am so grateful that I can run...since many people cannot...
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"Mind like parachute - only function when open!" Charlie Chan

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.”
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5/5/11 4:28 P

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OMGosh, the week of June 1st is to be my first "all clear" to cut loose & return without any restraints! Will be SOOOOO fun to celebrate by sharing a June 1st run with all of you!!

I RUN because I can....

I RUN to challenge ME & stay mentally, physically & spiritually STRONG!

~Deej -

“Life shouldn’t be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly shouting…”Wow! What a ride! Thank You Lord!”
~ Author unknown


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ETTEZEUS's Photo ETTEZEUS Posts: 23,377
5/5/11 10:43 A

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I RUN....because I can! (And I thank God for that!!)

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AZIMMER12 Posts: 2,958
5/5/11 10:42 A

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To Trish and all of the Rookie Runners group- thank you for all of your support. I don't think I would have ever been running a couple of years ago if it wasn't for all of you!!

"When there's something you want fight for it. Don't give up-no matter how hopeless it seems, even when you've lost hope, cause years from now you're gonna look back and wish you gave it one more shot cause the best things in life don't come easy."

"If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford


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5/5/11 12:54 A

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Tracy, I LOVE that!!!! LOL:) "SMOKING!!!!"

You guys are all amazing:)

Trish

If all you get is all you give, then you should only give all you''ve got.
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I RUN..to live a healthier longer life for me, my wife and my granddaughter!

Monty, Team Leader
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5/4/11 4:33 P

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I RUN ....... because it makes my legs look smokin', my hip hurt less and keeps the cobwebs out of my head!!!

Tracy


"TREAT THE EARTH WELL. IT WAS NOT GIVEN TO YOU BY YOUR PARENTS. IT WAS LOANED TO YOU BY YOUR CHILDREN."

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5/4/11 3:21 P

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I run ... because I was not afraid to try





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I run...because it's been the one thing that hasn't come easy to me..it's something I can do to challenge myself to either go faster or longer..I love how strong and accomplished I feel when I go faster or longer. It's also a very good stress reliever for me.

"You don't have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It's what you eat consistently over time that matter. Progress, not perfection, is what counts." Principle 10 of Intutive Eating -


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5/4/11 9:24 A

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I RUN... to manage my pain, stress and to create space for my own thoughts.
I RUN... to be a better parent and a stronger, saner, healthier me.

THANKS, Judi, for setting this up! What FUN it will be to run with you all on June 2nd!!!

Calling all GTA'ers - wanna pick a spot for an evening run? How about High Park??

Kirsten
Peterborough, Ontario

RESOLUTELY RENEGADE against ennui and instant gratification. Working to be fit, strong and healthy so I can ditch the forever tired feeling, free myself from chronic pain and have the energy to go out and LIVE life as exuberantly as I possibly can.


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I RUN....to feel good about myself, about life, about nature, about others.

"It's not how old you are, it's how you are old."

"I am still learning." Michelangelo

"You aren't old until age becomes your excuse." Joe Friel




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5/4/11 4:43 A

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I run to let my mind just go, to get in the zone...

~Beth~

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Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ~Author Unknown


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5/4/11 2:15 A

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I run because when I challenge myself, I realise that I have become so much more than I started at. We sell ourselves short way to many times, when what we need to do is relish in our victories.

I celebrate every victory our team members make!!!

If all you get is all you give, then you should only give all you''ve got.
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5/3/11 11:06 P

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I RUN...for fun, to train, to race, to meet friends & fellow runners, to feel stronger, to relieve stress, to challenge myself, to enjoy the outdoors (all seasons) and to feel alive! emoticon

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I RUN...because I couldn't 6 weeks ago!

Heather

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
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5/3/11 10:07 P

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I RUN ......for me. To feel strong, to feel healthy, to feel confident inside and out.

"When there's something you want fight for it. Don't give up-no matter how hopeless it seems, even when you've lost hope, cause years from now you're gonna look back and wish you gave it one more shot cause the best things in life don't come easy."

"If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford


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I RUN ......much faster when being chased by a frenzied dog!
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Allegiance Health Race to health 5 mile 9/11/10(NOT pregnant!):45:01

5k Run/Walk for Habitat for Humanity(11/20/10): PR-27:40

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Run for the Health of it-
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I RUN ....... to greet the day, and to catch falling stars in the winter, and sunrises in the spring, and the cool part of a summer's day, and Autumn's amazing colors.

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www.runningday.org/site/


The above is a link to the site for the National Running Day, this year to be celebrated on June 1st.

A big thank you to Kirsten (GOEGIRL) for the idea that we should all plan to have a run together that day, and if we have a picture, we can upload it on the team page.

So.......

June 1st is a Wednesday, and likely you won't have an organized race on that day in your area. So let's plan on running a distance we are comfy with (cause we are all at different levels here) that day, and report back in here with our event. Even better if you can drag a non-running friend along with you.

For now, and to keep this thread interesting, finish this statement:

I RUN ......

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