Nov 11, 2010 10:22am

sewblue sewblue
201 posts

Champion Vanquisher Most miles in January Champion! Champion Top Contender Top Mile-Eater 2012 2012 surviver RoadRunner Crazy Person Squatter Extraordinare Gold Medalist 5000 Miler Medalist I did Le Tour de France! Run the Edge Top Dog Running Champ Top Dog OptimalHealth Top April Runner Top Dog Conqueror ...

I run because I like the feeling of power and strength I get from moving through space at my own speed. I like the wind in my face and the sweat pouring off me. I like what it’s done to my glutes and my legs. I’m in control of this little vehicle [ I’m 5ft 1 ]

 
Nov 11, 2010 3:00pm

ThriveFit ThriveFit
1015 posts

I Ran 100 Miles! I Walked 100 Miles! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Lost 5 Lbs! Conqueror I Burned 50K Calories! Queen of upper body fitness! Elliptiqueen I Burned 25K Calories! Conqueror I Biked 100 Miles! Got Fit W/Adrianna!!! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

I run as a challenge. I was the girl in school who couldn’t do the mile run, who walked it and was always last. Even for my healthy and fit self running is still a challege. That’s why I make myself do it.
Pamela

www.ThrivePersonalFitness.com

 
Nov 11, 2010 3:10pm

xcasxsiex xcasxsiex
66 posts

I Walked 100 Miles! Bootilicious I Ran 100 Miles! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs!

i run because i love the sense of accomplishment i feel when im done. i feel like i can do anything after a run where i surprise myself!

 
Nov 11, 2010 6:32pm

arnthorla arnthorla
832 posts

@PamelaH
Hi I don’t mean to sound negative or be negative in any way. I was wondering that perhaps you should do a check up on your cardiovascular fitness, as this might have to do with some sort of weakness in the heart? Because you have always been weak at running, as you said? There might be a reason for this. You might get your VO2max tested, and see if it is a matter of technique, muscles, or if your cardiovascular system is the limiter.
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This probably all very unlikely but I would suggest a little investigation just to be sure that there are no underlying problems. Also due to your profession in fitness, it is better to be safe than sorry. :)

 
Nov 11, 2010 10:38pm

rlingur rlingur
23 posts

I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 35 Lbs! I Ran 100 Miles! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs!

Because it is meditative and feels amazing, and also because in high school I could barely run a mile due to being overweight and out of shape – it made completing the New York Marathon feel pretty damn good in 2007 ;)

 
Nov 12, 2010 11:08am

harleyluv999 harleyluv999
17 posts

I Lost 5 Lbs!

I love how I feel after jogging, My feeling of accomplishment after challenging myself to jog just a little faster and a little longer is Awesome! I’m not a fast runner and am comfortable jogging at my own pace. Jogging helps my stress levels, I sleep better plus the bootay, thighs and calves are not too shabby either!

 
Nov 12, 2010 3:44pm

ThriveFit ThriveFit
1015 posts

I Ran 100 Miles! I Walked 100 Miles! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Lost 5 Lbs! Conqueror I Burned 50K Calories! Queen of upper body fitness! Elliptiqueen I Burned 25K Calories! Conqueror I Biked 100 Miles! Got Fit W/Adrianna!!! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

No need for concern, arnthorla, I’m fine. I’ve had several tests (including a stress test) for other reasons and I’m fine. I’m just not a natural runner. I don’t necessarily enjoy it the way others do. It was really more of a mental block, letting go of those memories of the overweight unhealthy girl used to be.
Pamela

www.ThrivePersonalFitness.com

 
Nov 17, 2010 11:12pm

charliesrp charliesrp
2 posts

Very good post. Many interesting pieces of news and comments on running.

 
Dec 28, 2010 8:57pm

sewblue sewblue
201 posts

Champion Vanquisher Most miles in January Champion! Champion Top Contender Top Mile-Eater 2012 2012 surviver RoadRunner Crazy Person Squatter Extraordinare Gold Medalist 5000 Miler Medalist I did Le Tour de France! Run the Edge Top Dog Running Champ Top Dog OptimalHealth Top April Runner Top Dog Conqueror ...

I run because I can!

 
Dec 30, 2010 11:06am

chaddukes chaddukes
888 posts

I run….because people chase me.

 
Dec 30, 2010 5:20pm

Trolllund Trolllund
123 posts

Chaddukes LOL! ME too! and occasionally to the bathroom. . .

 
Dec 30, 2010 7:51pm

sewblue sewblue
201 posts

Champion Vanquisher Most miles in January Champion! Champion Top Contender Top Mile-Eater 2012 2012 surviver RoadRunner Crazy Person Squatter Extraordinare Gold Medalist 5000 Miler Medalist I did Le Tour de France! Run the Edge Top Dog Running Champ Top Dog OptimalHealth Top April Runner Top Dog Conqueror ...

@chaddukes – That’s worth a laugh, but why do people chase you?

 
Dec 30, 2010 10:55pm

chaddukes chaddukes
888 posts

Not sure. Perhaps I took their car keys?

There are a lot of places you could go with this….but it’s late. And unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow.

 
Dec 31, 2010 12:57pm

signalguy signalguy
6 posts

I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs!

Because it’s the #1 rule of zombieland.

 
Jan 11, 2011 5:01am

faraway faraway
4 posts

To loose weight..
And it is also good for my health.

 
Jan 11, 2011 10:49am

Lephturn Lephturn
152 posts

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Burned 50K Calories! Frozen Popsicle I Burned 25K Calories! I Ran 100 Miles! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

Because it feels great – there is something elemental and natural about running that nothing else does for me.

Also it helps me lose weight, build social connections with other healthy active people, and engage in friendly competition with races.

 
Jan 12, 2011 7:52pm

jakjak jakjak
85 posts

Kumati Champion I Lost 5 Lbs!

I’m like @ThriveFit, I run because it’s a challenge. I’ve never had a real problem with my weight or putting on muscle or doing other kinds of cardio, but running eludes me somehow. So I dive right in, and try to get my times down. Still not at all where I want to be, but I’ll get there some day.

 
Jan 12, 2011 7:55pm

jjensen0110 jjensen0110
21 posts

I Did 1,000 Pushups! Super-Ripped Captain Committed I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs!

Because I need the cardio and it’s more convenient then trying to swim everyday.

 
Jan 22, 2011 7:47pm

sewblue sewblue
201 posts

Champion Vanquisher Most miles in January Champion! Champion Top Contender Top Mile-Eater 2012 2012 surviver RoadRunner Crazy Person Squatter Extraordinare Gold Medalist 5000 Miler Medalist I did Le Tour de France! Run the Edge Top Dog Running Champ Top Dog OptimalHealth Top April Runner Top Dog Conqueror ...

I saw a great quote by Monte Davis “It’s hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time”

 
Jan 27, 2011 3:01pm

skeena skeena
36 posts

I Walked 100 Miles! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 50K Calories! I Ran 100 Miles! I Burned 25K Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs!

I run because it’s measureable… and I need the cardio.
I run because I LOVE the music on my running playlist.
I run because I don’t want to have a square butt anymore… you know.. when you have fat at the top of your butt under the small of your back..it makes my butt look square and I hate it… it’s becoming less and less square now – yipee!
:-)

 
Jan 28, 2011 1:57pm

epr79 epr79
20 posts

I Ran 100 Miles!

I run for a couple of reasons. 1st I know I only have so many beats on the old ticker and running makes it beat slower so I will be around longer. I also do it for the friendships I have gained through it. I have a group of crazies that I meet almost every morning at 5:00 to run no matter what the weather is like. If you aren’t there someone worries about you and checks up. Talk about motivation. Finally, it is a chance to clear your head and worry about basics like staying relaxed, breathing smoothly and measuring your stride. No room for work worries or kid worries or anything else.

 
Feb 1, 2011 12:07am

Roddick Roddick
4 posts

I run because i wanted to get my goal of losing weight…[url=http://www.guaranteedsupplements.com/]wholesale supplements[/url]

 
Feb 19, 2011 12:09pm

allenel3 allenel3
8 posts

skinny hottie I Burned 25K Calories! I Lost 5 Lbs!

Hi all! Great topic and I love the responses. I run because:

1. I used to be good at it, I ran an 8:00 mile in high school! =-O I’d like to be “good” again. Goal is a consistent 10:00 mile.
2. I’ve actually always hated running and, instead of hating it, I want to conquer it.
3. Something so refreshing about a sweaty, exhausting run (or intervals) and hopping right in the shower afterward.

 
Feb 19, 2011 4:32pm

oliver_k oliver_k
79 posts

I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 5% I Burned 25K Calories! I Ran 100 Miles! I Lost 10% I Lost 35 Lbs! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs!

Nice topic.

Despite the usual “I run because I can” for me it is more: I run because I couldn’t.

I started with running (well walking at that time), because I was never good at it. And when I started changing my life, going on my very own diet plan – running was the choice. Why? I wanted to improve by pure will and body power. Running needs no fancy hightech gear, running can be done anytime – anywhere.

On top of all these logical reasons, there is this fascination of running, letting you rmind go, concentrating on yourself and your body. And, as allenel3 said, you can’t really compare the feeling of a shower after a good, long and exhausting run.

Off to go running now :-),

Oliver

// The K-Plan // Healthier. Fitter. Slimmer.
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Jul 8, 2011 4:45pm

fatman2011 fatman2011
5 posts

Running is one. of the best exercise. It develops your cardiovascular muscle and also increases your lung capacity. It helps to burn a lot of calories. It also strengthen your bones and muscles. Running can also be a recreational activity. you can run the miles having a look at the beauty of the road near a farm. You can run on a mountain hill. Running is fun and that is the reason why I run. :) 8)8)


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