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RunningTexan Rookie 11 posts since
Jun 27, 2002
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Feb 11, 2008 10:22 AM

I run for...


So, the "running songs" thread cost me A LOT to download all those great songs that I didn't have.



The song that I hadn't heard of before was "I run for Life"  But trusting the opinion of so many, I downloaded it without listening to it and incorporated it into the running rotation.



Well yesterday I was running, and hit a "mental" wall and wanted to stop and walk, and then that song came on and HOT DEMONS, it kicked my butt, and I thought I was gonna cry!  I rethunk the reason I wanted to stop, and it pulled me over the wall...that spoken from a kinda jaded individual!



With that in mind, what do you run for?



I run to find my sanity.



I run to quiet the voices.



I run to hear the voices that cheer me on at the end of the race.



I run to find out what lies on the other side of my presumed threshold.



I run to prove to myself that I'm stronger than I tell myself



  • PudgeyRunner Rookie 26 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    1. May 9, 2008 12:13 PM (in response to RunningTexan)
    Re: I run for...


    I run because people say I can't.



    I run to be able to watch myself do things I never thought I could.



    I run to be able to be in my own little peaceful world (with the appropriate aches and pains) for a little bit.



    I run to have fun.






  • SportiGrl Pro 470 posts since
    Jul 22, 2004
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    2. May 9, 2008 12:34 PM (in response to RunningTexan)
    Re: I run for...

    ... the challenge  

  • Luv 2 Run Amateur 23 posts since
    Jan 31, 2008
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    3. May 9, 2008 2:51 PM (in response to SportiGrl)
    Re: I run for...

    Myself to have time in thought.



    To push myself to a farther limit than I did before.




    To ease my mind of the clutter that accumulates in it.



    and last but not least, TO HAVE FUN!


  • EIgirl Community Moderator 395 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    4. May 9, 2008 5:59 PM (in response to Luv 2 Run)
    Re: I run for...


    Me.  It's the ONLY thing I do in my life for no-one else but me!



    I run for some quiet.



    I run for the challenge.



    I run for the fun of it.






  • iluvtrails Rookie 3 posts since
    Mar 13, 2008
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    6. May 10, 2008 4:17 PM (in response to RunningTexan)
    Re: I run for...


    I run for solitude, it's just me and the trail.



    I run to clear my head.



    I run to feel alive!



  • JPGarland Legend 776 posts since
    Dec 7, 2007
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    7. May 10, 2008 6:20 PM (in response to iluvtrails)
    Re: I run for...

    I run because I'm a runner.


    I don't mean that to sound trite.  It's part of who I am.

  • FIVEK Amateur 40 posts since
    Jan 14, 2008
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    8. May 20, 2008 10:04 PM (in response to JPGarland)
    Re: I run for...

    I run because I can. I began running when I turned 50 and the first run was a Turkey Trot. I went to walk and ended up running as walking was taking too long. I ran casual/usually in 2006 running on my treadmill everyday (for a while) and ventured off to races like the Carlsbad 5000 which was done in a surprising 34:53, and about 4 other local 5K races. They were hard but gratifiying. I didn't run in 2007 (very much) and began running actively this year and my resume includes 'general treadmill workouts' at home and a handful of 5Ks, on 8K and the Coronado (Ca) 4-mile bridge run last weekend. I don't really enjoy these runs until the finish line which is common for some of us but I do like 'having something that I do'. Some people golf, some fish, some play poker, play bridge, bunko - you get it - something they do and talk about. THIS running is something that I now call my own - but lol, nobody really wants to talk to me much about it and probably because I STILL haven't lost any weight from running (and eating carefully).


    Still, this is what I do: (there are two empty frames that are now filled with the races from a week ago Saturday, and the race I ran this past Sunday.





    I think that now I run for me, and to fill this wall! LOL.

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