(Closed) Where are the runners? Come on in!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
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Helper bee

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strongwithshannon:  Good morning! I am “new” to running. I ran one year of cross country in high school (7 years ago) and never did any long distance runs after that until last summer. I gained a lot of weight my last year of college after our wedding and I wanted to get rid of it. I ran a 10K last August with the plan to do a half at the end of September, but I hurt my foot during the race. Then, I got pregnant and gained a whole bunch more.

Our daughter was born in May and I started running in July. I got stitches in my ankle two weeks after I started running and couldn’t wear shoes so took a two week break right away. So from the time she was 8 weeks old until now, I’ve been getting back into running. Made it up to 4 1/2 miles last night! Going to run a 10K at the end of September.

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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strongwithshannon:  I feel off of the workout wagon, and am trying to get back on it. I was never a runner, and then about 5 years joined a fitness group that got me into it. I was running weekly, and in great shape (would have been better if I’d eated better..haha). I did countless smaller races, a few half marathon’s, a triatholon (the weekend before my wedding), and warrior dash. The fitness group I was part of become so obsessed with running races that I actually got burnt out on running, and quit for a while. I never enjoyed it, only did it for the fitness aspect. I still don’t enjoy running, but recognize that it’s the best way to get back into shape so I’m really making an effort to start again. My Darling Husband is not a workout guy, but we’re both committed to losing weight, so I’m getting back into working out and he started the Couch 2 5k this week.

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Busy bee

Hello! I’ve been running off and on now for years. Currently I’m doing two 5kms per week. No real goal race but my running buddy wants to do the Oktoberfest run (5km). I’m toying with the idea of doing a 10km for the Resolution Run on New Years Day. 5km seems to be about the most I’ve been able to do but I just keep thinking about that 10km…

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Hey there! Runner here! I run a few half marathons per year – up to 10 now I think? I’ve got another one Sept 20th. 

I did a glorious 12 mile trail run into the mountains yesterday ❀️

Have fun yall!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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strongwithshannon:  Me! Runner here! I started 5 years ago when a friend convinced me into running a 5k. 47 minutes…..but I loved it. I wanted to get faster and run longer,and i did! I eventually got my 5k down to 31minutes. But what I would give for that now. I’ve gained almost 30 pounds so I’m a little slower. But I still run. Half marathons,10 milers,10k,5 miler,8k,5k,and ive even got a 3k coming up.I have my 4th half marathon in mid November so I’m working on that right now.

I used to basically quit every summer bc of the heat/humidity. Like literally not run one step in July and August lol I’m like, I run because I like it. I don’t like feeling like I’m dying so I’m not running,great excuse I know. But for the past 2 years I’ve made myself continue. And by signing up for this half in November I’ve made myself train with this heat. All I can say is,I’m so glad its September(basically lol). I’m ready for 45 degree days!

I love running in the fall/winter. We don’t get much snow here so it’s just cool and I love it:) 

I really encourage anyone who wants to try to do it! Don’t get discouraged because ypu can’t run a full mile or you think you’re too slow, or you “don’t look like a runner”. It’s all about improvement. And you’ll be surprised how quickly improvement comes! If it takes you 20 minutes to run a mile,next time try for 19:59,it’s improvement! 

 

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Bee Keeper

Runner here too. About 18years of running I guess…wow…never worked that out before. I started when I was about 20 and wanted to get fit and lose weight. Was never ‘sporty’ in school. 

I can be a bit sporadic with it, sometimes run every day then might have a few weeks when I don’t run at all.  I have a random work schedule and work away but seem to always get back to running.  I’m not a ‘natural’ runner in form nor shape but I enjoy the feeling of being fit. I’ve done a couple of marathons and halfs an enter a few 10ks each year just to give me a goal.  I’ve been lax the last week or two. Need to get back on it. 

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Bee Keeper

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strongwithshannon:  4.30!  That’s dedication!

out of interest about 10 years ago I had running injuries. One bad….hip pain. Had tons of treatment but eventually I was told I can’t run any more or ride my horse πŸ™

I learnt about barefoot or minimalist running. I had to totally relearn how to run. Been injury free since. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Mostly a power lifter- but right now I’m a training for a half marathon- about half way through!! 

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Bumble Beekeeper

I love running too! After college I ran a marathon, but it was VERY slow. I discovered half marathon was better suited for me. I’ve run many half marathons over the past few years with a few shorter distances sprinkled in too. I prefer fast, flat, scenic runs in the city and neighborhoods, but I suppose the hilly routes keep me on my toes (pun!).

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Helper bee

Hi! I love to run outdoors and I use to live in a neighborhood that was ideal for it….great sidewalks, not too many hills (I am not a hill person) I would just zone out and run <3. Recently moved to a very hilly place with a way longer commute to work (2 hours per day) and I have had a tough time adjusting to the terrain and finding time in my day to run.  I haven’t adjusted well at all to be honest.  So trying to figure out how to enjoy running again / and find the time.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i hate running, but i love disney so i’m doing the tinkerbell 5k at disneyland in may. i wanted to do the star wars run in january, but it sold out before i could register πŸ™

my husband and his sister are big runners and they’ve done several races (disney and and non-disney) and the disney ones always look like so much fun, so i’m going for it. i’m not a runner, so i’m starting small, but maybe i’ll “graduate” to doing a 10k or half-marathon at some point πŸ™‚

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Hello! Another runner here – I got into it in high school and have loved it ever since. I used to run fairly regular half marathons / 10km fun runs but I had a very severe injury a couple of years ago (broken femur, from snowboarding!) which threw a bit of a spanner in the works there. Had nearly two years unable to run and am now just starting to get back into it. I’m aiming to run a 10km in November. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Hey!!  

Runner here — or actually, jogger?!  I dunno — I go at my own pace.  I ran the Marine Corps Marathon determined to beat Oprah’s pace – but at mile 18 I went from a 9 minute mile to a 10 minute mile…then 11 minute mile because I got the MOAB (Mother of All Blisters)… but, I love to run/jog — and I have my Constant Companion an 11 year old Border Collie who love to run/jog with me!  

Forrest Gump — 

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