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  • Cori_A Rookie 4 posts since
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    105. Mar 1, 2008 8:32 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why do you still run?

    I still run because I refuse to get old... running keeps me young. I live by the adage, use it or lose it. I want to be that 75 year old lady who can be mid-pack at a 10 miler and still running marathons with the best of them.  Heck - the day I die, I hope it's after my long run that day.

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,368 posts since
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    106. Mar 1, 2008 9:33 AM (in response to Cori_A)
    Re: Why do you still run?

    I'm right with you Mrs.P.  I want to live to a ripe old age and still be running and racing.





    Len

  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    107. Mar 1, 2008 10:18 AM (in response to Cori_A)
    Re: Why do you still run?

    And so do I.

  • nowhite Rookie 1 posts since
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    108. Mar 3, 2008 6:35 PM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why do you still run?

     

    I run for many reasons as we all do, but one of my main motivators is what I like to call "run for another." 

     

     

    Each day that I run, I run for someone.  I run for the people who are ill in the hospital, my friends who are going through a difficult time in life, those who are emotiionally incapable of running, and those who I simply appreciate. 

     

     

    Running for others allows me to push through my miles, realizing I am a very fortunate person to have my body as a vessel; healthy and capable.  I hope that along the way I can inspire others to acknowledge the motivation from within and from others.

     

     

  • staving off decrepitude Legend 1,193 posts since
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    109. Mar 4, 2008 9:48 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why do you still run?

    I just figured out one reason I like to do long distance running.  When you tell someone you just ran 10 miles, 15 miles, 20 miles, they're impressed!  No matter what (slow) pace you ran it at.  I impress myself running those distances! No matter how slow I am.  If you tell someone you ran a 50 yard dash and came in last, they're not going to be to excited.





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  • SusanaIsa Amateur 37 posts since
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    110. Mar 4, 2008 9:57 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why do you still run?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hello, I am new to this site and am also a runner. I guess, not a competitively, but I consider myself a runner because it is one of the things that I love to do. I never considered myself to be a runner until now. I run for pleasure, leisure, stress reduction, and fitness. I love running.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • RUNCRYSTAL Pro 93 posts since
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    111. Mar 4, 2008 10:09 AM (in response to nowhite)
    Re: Why do you still run?

     

    nowhite wrote:

    I run for many reasons as we all do, but one of my main motivators is what I like to call "run for another."

     

    Each day that I run, I run for someone. I run for the people who are ill in the hospital, my friends who are going through a difficult time in life, those who are emotiionally incapable of running, and those who I simply appreciate.

     

     

    Running for others allows me to push through my miles, realizing I am a very fortunate person to have my body as a vessel; healthy and capable. I hope that along the way I can inspire others to acknowledge the motivation from within and from others.

     

     

    I thought that I had to know someone personally to run for a cause but you made me realize that I can run for anyone that I do not know.  That is true, we are fortunate to be able to run any distance.  I remember talking to my coworker who was very impressed and proud of me for running the half marathon.  He said he wished he could run but he has bad knees.

     

     

    So, I also run for other who are not able to.  This will help motivate me through the tough miles.

     

     





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  • HALOjen Legend 1,305 posts since
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    112. Mar 4, 2008 11:52 AM (in response to RUNCRYSTAL)
    Re: Why do you still run?

    Yes, you can definitely run for other people!!   When I ran the MCM last year and didn't know how I was going to make it the last three miles, I dedicated each mile to other people.  Mile 24 was dedicated to my family.  Mile 25 was dedicated to the Marine that would put the marathon medal around my neck.  I thought about his courage and prayed for his safety.  He is willing to put his life on the line for me, for us, and he doesn't even know me!  I figured I could push through a mile just for him!!   Mile 26 (and the .2) were dedicated to me, because I deserved it!  I'm not sure how I would have finished had I not broken down the last 3 miles this way!!





    I will run for cupcakes!!

  • staving off decrepitude Legend 1,193 posts since
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    113. Mar 4, 2008 5:23 PM (in response to SusanaIsa)
    Re: Why do you still run?

    Hi SusanaIsa. Nice to meet you. What sort of running do you like to do?





    Chocolate is very nice.
  • SusanaIsa Amateur 37 posts since
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    Re: Why do you still run?

    Hi there. It's my first time on here and suprised to have such a quick response.   I am mostly into the longer distances, not much of a marathon runner, but like the 5K or longer distances. The marathon seems a little too long for me. How about yourself? I became interested in running ever since I was very young, I never really paid much attention to it, but always ran for pleasure.

  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    115. Mar 4, 2008 7:21 PM (in response to SusanaIsa)
    Re: Why do you still run?

    Hi Susana, you're on a good forum here, you should be running marathons in 6 months;)  If you've never run one, this group will give you all the reasons you should do it and all the advice you need to at least start thinking about it.  Welcome.

  • MarathonPeach Amateur 15 posts since
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    Re: Why do you still run?

    Because I want to get faster, want to run next marathon in 5 hrs...yeah I changed my friends 5:30 goal....

  • John F Thompson Rookie 3 posts since
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    117. Mar 5, 2008 1:01 PM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why do you still run?

    I run because most people think I can't.  I'm overweight, and love to point out to anyone that thinks they can't run,  "If I can run, so can you".  I find it very rewarding to complete 3 - 10 miles.  I'm also happy knowing I can do it.

  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    118. Mar 5, 2008 1:14 PM (in response to John F Thompson)
    Re: Why do you still run?

     

    You set a wonderful example for many.  A lot of people need to hear that.  Keep up the good work.

     

     

  • RUNCRYSTAL Pro 93 posts since
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    119. Mar 5, 2008 1:22 PM (in response to John F Thompson)
    Re: Why do you still run?

     

    John F Thompson wrote:

    I run because most people think I can't. I'm overweight, and love to point out to anyone that thinks they can't run, "If I can run, so can you". I find it very rewarding to complete 3 - 10 miles. I'm also happy knowing I can do it.

     

     

     

    Good for you! I am proud of you1

     

     





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