Any Runners Here!?!

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  1. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz blessed

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    I'm an avid runner. I just finished my 2nd 1/2 marathon with a PR....and I won first place in my age group! I'm not super amazing fast (not even sure I could qualify for the Boston), but I've improved my speed over the years.

    I also run a little running group for our homeschool co-op.

    Anyone else here run or trying...or want to get started? We could update each week with our running stats.
     
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  2. klee73010

    klee73010 I might have a thing for drummers

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    I would call myself a novice runner. I started with the C25k app last year, and did finally finish that one, then moved on to the 10K app, but never finished it. I've never run a race. I hope to change that this year.

    Ps... what makes one "avid" vs novice or something in between? Haha
     
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    klee73010 I might have a thing for drummers

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    And congrats on your PR! That's super fun and validating!
     
  4. merank

    merank Working my way through scrumdiddlyumptious bars

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    I like to run! I used to run all the time when I was younger and then less and less until I stopped completely. I had not run in years but I started up again last year while trying to lose weight. Now I've signed up for a 10K in July and my first half marathon in October. I'm definitely not fast - my only goals are to finish both races and to not be last!
     
  5. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz blessed

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    @klee73010 The definition of avid: having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something

    So, if you are really interested or enthusiastic about running I would say you are an avid runner...I don't think it has to do with fastness or skill level. LOL! :)

    I definitely encourage you to do a 5k. The thrill of the race is so fun and will get you motivated to do more....really!

    @merank That's so exciting. When you start training for your 1/2 we should keep tabs. I might do one in Oct/Nov. I did say I was going to take a little break after this last 1/2, but I sort of miss it already.
     
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    klee73010 I might have a thing for drummers

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    I was almost signed up for one for April but other plans had already been made so I had to cancel. I was looking for a different one today, actually. Definitely on my list. And I suppose that makes me an avid runner, too, though how I can be an "avid" and still feel like a beginner is beyond me. :giggle!!!
     
  7. klee73010

    klee73010 I might have a thing for drummers

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    Oh... I forgot to mention that I had a running goal for the year, that was an average of ~5 miles/week. I haven't met that by a long shot, but perhaps there's still hope if I get back to the longer running days where I am running 4-5 miles multiple times per week.

    Just made this page recently....

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    And today posted on Instagram "Operation SPI: stroller pace improvement" because my stroller pace is awful. :giggle
     
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  8. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    I'm an avid running avoider who has a desire to be a runner. LOL. Seriously. I used to love running cross country, and I still enjoy getting out for a walk/jog. I want to be a runner again, I just haven't started.

    Congratulations Liz! And Kristina - you are still moving forward! Awesome!
    Meredith, you give me hope.
     
  9. Lindzee

    Lindzee Aging gracefully

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    How about walkers? My husband and I are setting walking distance goals. I can't run with my RA and seriously damaged knees
     
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  10. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz blessed

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    Yes, walking is great too! I saw a race that was one by a speed walker.
     
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