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  • Deborah Acosta Community Moderator 69 posts since
    Nov 2, 2007
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    30. Sep 6, 2008 10:12 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

    I run because 4 years ago I wanted to make a difference and help someone fighting Leukemia!

     

    I run because I can and they couldn't.

     

    I run to teach my twin boys an active lifestyle is a great thing.

     

     

     

     

    I run to be a good example.

     

     

    I run because I enjoy the challenge of pushing myself.

     

     

    I run because my doctors tell me not too.

     

     

    I run because I am a much nicer person when I am training (just ask my boys).

     

     

    I run because I am a United States Marine.

     

     

    I run because I am a medal *****!





    Happy Running,

    ~ Deborah

  • Kbear74 Legend 416 posts since
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    31. Sep 6, 2008 6:44 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    I run because there is nothing better to see on a race than the above.

     

     

    I run because it keeps me sane.





    Proud mom and Athena runner. Kara (and Jman)
  • MCM Ron Legend 1,916 posts since
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    32. Sep 6, 2008 11:48 AM (in response to Kbear74)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    Kbear74 wrote:

     

    I run because there is nothing better to see on a race than the above.

     

    I run because it keeps me sane.

     

     

     

     

    I'm SOOO with you on that one, Kara!

     

     

    I run to see where my body can go, both in the literal and figurative senses.  I run so that I can run more.  I run for the adventure!  I run to do that which others think I can't, shouldn't, or won't.  I will.

     

     

     

     

     





    To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.  (from my ice tea lid)

  • RunnerWags Legend 624 posts since
    Oct 16, 2007
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    33. Sep 6, 2008 12:47 PM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

    I run because there's no better way to appreciate a tropical storm.

  • Urbster Legend 760 posts since
    May 27, 2008
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    34. Sep 6, 2008 1:58 PM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

    I run because I quit smoking and do not want to go back to it. Can't run and smoke that's for sure.

     

    I run because I didn't want to gain the weight everyone who quits smoking gains....This really is the perfect way to stop that habit.

     

    I run because other people have told me I am an inspiration to them....geez that's a lot to live up too!! I can't let them down.

     

     

    I run so my (ex) boyfriend will think I'm hot.

     

     

    I run because now I'm addicted to it.

     

     

    I run because the after race high is the best thing I've ever felt and it does not give you a hang over!

     

     

    I run because other runners are the type of people I want to hang out with, everyone is so cool and nice!

     

     

    I run because I've never felt better in my life.

     

     

    I run because for the first time ever, I like who I am.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It's a beautiful thing this running business.

  • TampaTom Legend 252 posts since
    Sep 28, 2007
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    35. Sep 6, 2008 2:14 PM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    I run because:

     

    • to finish is good - whether it be a training run or a marathon.  Sometimes you don't feel like starting but finishing always feels good.

    • because I wanted to run a marathon - once I got started I knew didn't want to stop.

    • because i like to eat...and running keeps me thin.

    • because I've made lots of friends running.

    • ......

     

  • cplmtz0121 We're Not Worthy 2,455 posts since
    Nov 1, 2007
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    36. Sep 6, 2008 5:42 PM (in response to TampaTom)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    Because I love to hear "Your gonna run how many miles?  You're freaking insane!!"

     

     

     

     

     

    Because it's a great way to cure insomnia

     

     

     

     

     

    Because I'm up way before a lot of the avg folks are, and I have run more miles by the time they wake up than they will walk on a normal week.

     

     





    Hard-charging motivating Devil Dog

  • Marathon Peach Legend 391 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    37. Sep 6, 2008 5:44 PM (in response to Lafomar)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    I run because its the only form of exersize I've been able to tolorate without getting board and I use it to get the word out about organ donation.

     

     

     

     

     





    Terri - 20 Year Liver Transplant Survivor

    2007 Marine Corps Marathon Finisher

  • thefirecat Community Moderator 2,779 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    38. Sep 6, 2008 8:53 PM (in response to Urbster)
    Re: Why Run?
    Urbster wrote:

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    I run because I've never felt better in my life.

     

     

    I run because for the first time ever, I like who I am.

     

     

     

     

    With reasons like that, who the hell cares what your ex boyfriend thinks? You have everything you need. Welcome home.





    God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,432 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    40. Sep 7, 2008 8:57 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    I've been trying to nail this down for me.  The problem is there are so many reasons.

     

     

     

     

     

    I run for my health, mental and physical, that's what got me started.  I run for the challenge, me against me, that's what keeps me going.  These are the necessities.

     

     

     

     

     

    I do love and appreciate the people I've met, the camaraderie, buying shoes (just bought Mizuno Wave Inspire 4, this will be interesting) and all the other things that go with it.  Honestly though, I could do all that without running.

     

     





    Len

  • Urbster Legend 760 posts since
    May 27, 2008
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    41. Sep 7, 2008 7:28 PM (in response to thefirecat)
    Re: Why Run?

     

    HA!  That made me laugh out loud!!!  I love it!

     

     

    Thanks Firecat. 

     

     

  • Immer treu We're Not Worthy 5,202 posts since
    Jan 23, 2008
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    42. Jun 30, 2010 8:17 PM (in response to Urbster)
    Re: Why Run?

    Jimmy just LOVES the "why" of running........

  • kchilds Rookie 6 posts since
    Feb 18, 2008
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    43. Jul 10, 2010 12:50 PM (in response to Lafomar)
    Re: Why Run?

    I run because  I love the way it makes me feel and look

    I run because I hate not being able to do something I used to be able to do without blinking

    I run because I enjoy the camaraderie with other runners

    I run because I love to eat

    I run because I do really enjoy it!

    I run because I can!

    I run because it makes me feel alive!

  • kchilds Rookie 6 posts since
    Feb 18, 2008
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    44. Jul 10, 2010 12:58 PM (in response to Lafomar)
    Re: Why Run?

    I need to add I run because I love challenges and always deep down inside I wanted to run a marathon and now I am doing my first in October and it is the peoples marathon! What could be better! 

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