Monday, December 17, 2012

Garmin Forerunner Giveaway

I'm excited to share the 3rd item in my holiday giveaway series from my gift guide...

The Garmin Forerunner 10.

I am a loyal Garmin user and I'd like to spread the Garmin love to you.

The Forerunner 10 is a simple, easy-to-use GPS running watch that you can use to track your:
-distance
-pace
-time
-calories
-time/distance PRs

Key Features:
-Virtual pacer enables you to compare your current running pace to a target pace that you pre-set.
-When you're done with your run, you can upload the data to Garmin Connect, share with others, and analyze away :)
-And it is water resistant up to 50 feet.  This is so important because this is not the case with many higher-end runner GPS watches...

Comes in 3 colors...green (the most popular color), black, and pink.  The black has a slightly larger face and wider wrist band than the green/pink.

The Forerunner 10 is borderline microscopic when you compare it to my trusty ol' Garmin 305.

To enter the giveaway for this green Garmin Forerunner 10, please leave a comment below telling me why you run...what motivates you to get out there and push through that extra mile?

For a BONUS entry, please follow me on twitter if you'd like and tweet about the giveaway...and let me know with a comment.  You can use something like: "check out @NeonRunnerKat's @Garmin #giveaway at www.neonblonderunner.com/2012/12/garmin-forerunner-giveaway.html #Run #HolidayGiveawaySeries #LoveMyGarmin"

I'll select a winner via random.org at midnight on Thursday 12/20.  Thanks for entering!!

329 comments:

  1. I run for me, for the sweat, for my sanity, for the sense of accomplishment and.. I run for cookies :)

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  2. I run to keep sane! It's my outlet. There is nothing better than running a long run with my running group on Saturday morning and laughing and talking the whole time!

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  3. My dog loves running on trails so taking her out on trails helps keeps me going!

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  4. I run for me time, the feeling of the movement and the joy of it all, not to mention..sanity. What gets me through that last mile, knowing I won't be happy if I don't push it and competitiveness.

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  5. I started running for fitness/weight loss and now I run for FUN - never thought I'd say that!

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  6. Running for me is free therapy. I push through each mile knowing my mom is watching over me and smiling! I run because she can't.

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  7. I push for that extra mile because even though it might hurt at the time, I know it'll be worth it in the long run! (no pun intended lol)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Like many others, I run to free my mind and for my mental health :). I'm in grad school right now, so I need time to zone out and a run does that for me!

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  9. I tweeted about your giveaway! (@carolynn_b)

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  10. Running makes me feel limitless, like I can do anything!

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  11. https://twitter.com/PinkHatRunner tWEETED

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  12. I feel better about me when I run . I that I'm taking care of me so I can take care of my family when I'm done.

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  13. Running makes me feel good and gives me a break from everything going on in my life.

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  14. I run for the endorphins! If I go too many days without a good run I tend to feel on edge, grumpy, and just sad. Once I get a good run in it changes my entire mood, outlook on life, and leaves me less anxious!

    I did a whole post on it!

    http://btypes.com/2012/11/09/why-i-run/

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  15. I run because it's an awesome sense of accomplishment. There is nothing like biting into a bagel on a Saturday morning, knowing that you have already demolished a run. :)

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  16. I run to live and I push it to be the best I can be. You can read about my adventures here, which include a 50k PR this past weekend.

    http://briansrunningadventures.blogspot.com/

    Thanks
    Brian

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  17. Mostly to maintain my weight and my fitness!

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  18. I run because I am physically able to, I also run to show my kids that goals are attainable but they take work and effort! it is also fun

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  19. I run to keep improving. I love getting new PR's and hopefully will get a BQ in 6 weeks!

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  20. I tweeted!!! https://twitter.com/jkasparbauer/status/280670863253188608

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  21. Ahhh I love the pink one!!! I run for a million different reasons.. It keeps me healthy, it's my stress-release, it helps my back problems, but mostly I just run because I love it :)

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  22. I run because I do my best thinking while I'm out on the road.

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  23. I have been waiting for this giveaway since yesterday. :-) I love the pink garmin- it is so cute and fun! I run because I love the challenge of it and watching myself break goals that I set for myself. I love the feeling after a great workout- there is nothing else like it!

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  24. I have 4 kids. Running is the one thing i do just for me. It grounds me and keeps me.running on an even keel.

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  25. I run for fun, but knowing that I have completed another race is a great feeling.

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  26. I run for my health and to keep myself sane. Being a stay-at-home Mom is hard some days.

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  27. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/NattieRuns/status/280674820943908864

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  28. I run to keep myself healthy, sane, and to be able to enjoy wine and cupcakes! :)

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  29. Mostly, I run for me. I run to feel - it's how I express myself. My anger, happiness, love, tears - it all comes out. Good or bad, I run!

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  30. Running has helped me deal with a lot of things mentally and it has been my focus over the past year. I have competed in four half marathons this year and my challenge for 2013 is the London marathon in April!

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  31. I run to cope. After I lost my boyfriend suddenly to complications from a massive heart attack, I turned to my sneakers for comfort. Turns out, this coping strategy has worked pretty well for me through grad school and now post grad :)

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  32. I followed you on twitter and tweeted.

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  33. I honestly run because I can. Having had two knee surgeries, I never thought it would be possible for me to run -- let along run relatively fast, and yesterday I broke the 22 minute barrier for a 5k. I'm going to run as long as my body lets me.

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  34. tweeted and I already followed you :)

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  35. I run because I sign up for races and it's silly to race with no training :) But really, I run because I like the challenge, and because it's something I can do for myself to make my day a little bit better!

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  36. I run because it helps me put things in perspective. Also because I can and some people cannot.

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  37. I run to get faster and to stay sane! And because it makes me feel STRONG.

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  39. This time of year, I run for cookies and holiday desserts. Any other time of year, I run for sanity and I run for stress relief. To escape from the day to day, get my head out of the boring repetitiveness of the work week, and for freedom!

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  40. I follow you on Twitter (@__MeganJohnston)

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  41. And I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/__MeganJohnston/status/280687302152433664

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  42. I run because, as a child of the 80's (with chronic asthma), I was always told I COULDN'T. I run to say, "That's ridiculous! Yes, I can!"

    That being said, every run is a victory.

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  43. Great giveaway! This Garmin sure is tiny compared to my first one that was almost the length of my forearm!
    I run simply because I love it and how it makes me feel. And it helps keep me mentally and physically healthy!

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  44. I neeeeed this! I run because its always hard, always makes me challenge myself

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  45. I run because it pushes me to do things I never would have thought possible!

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  46. I run to stay healthy and strong.

    debbiebikes

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  47. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/leahbfrazier/status/280698755790016512

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  48. I run because I love it! I love being outside and moving! Running makes me happy!

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  49. I run to get healthy. It's not always easy since I'm probably the slowest runner on the planet but I'm pushing myself and have a goal of getting faster in 2013!

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  50. I love running because it gets me outside. I learn how to push myself, and most importantly is how I met my wife and we can run together.

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  51. I started over a year ago when I realized I needed to make some major health changes for my wife. Since then I have ran over 650 miles, 23 races and lost 40 lbs. My wife and I run races together and our health has improved so much. My friends that I race with are my motivation as well because we all push each other to run farther and faster.

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  52. I have the Garmin 305 and I <3 it BUT it is huge on my arm! The new one looks so much smaller - and I love the pink and green colors! Finishing up my run and uploading the data is my motivation. I get so excited to see the miles pile up! I would love to try this new model, but am happy with my 305 and will use it every run! Merry Christmas!!!

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  53. I run becuase I sucked at it as a kid. All through school we had to run in gym class, and I always struggled, even with short distances, but I was always envious of those who could run. I decided to finally stop being a pansy in 2006, when I ran my first race. This was not exactly the way I had hoped to start running, but it was a good reality check for me. It wasn’t until two years later that I realized running actually isn’t half bad – if you keep doing it. After a number of 5ks and 5 milers, I made the decision to run my first half marathon in 2009. And guess what? I loved it (once the pain subsided). If you had asked me a couple of years ago if I wanted to run 13.1 miles, I would have laughed in your face. However, I find that the longer distances are actually more enjoyable than the short distances - I have since completed 4 half marathons and am contemplating my first full. I keep running becuase I love the sense of accomplishment when you beat a goal that you once thought impossible.

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  54. I run to be and stay healthy and for those who cannot ;)

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  55. I run to keep my sanity. Sometimes that's the only "me" time I get and what better way to do it. A garmin would really help me maximize that time. :)

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  56. I love running because it brings me peace of mind and serenity. This time of year especially, we all need a little peace.

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  57. I run as a way to relax from the stress of school and work!

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  58. I started running to get in shape after the birth of my son, so he could have a healthy mama. Now that I've been running a while I run because I love it, and I like seeing myself get faster.

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  59. I run to push my own boundaries and motivate others :D

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  60. I also tweeted :D

    https://twitter.com/krissymmurphy/status/280706982783119360

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  61. I run because it makes me feel so great. Sometimes I run alone to clear my head and just be with my thoughts, and sometimes I run with my husband and it makes us closer having shared experiences and support. Cannot imagine my life without running!

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  62. You bet I follow you, and I tweeted.

    Great giveaway! Good luck, everyone!

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  63. i run for that 'me time' that i can't find anywhere else. and to honor my body, and sort through my thoughts :)

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  64. I love to run for the mental therapy .. My happy place .. And this is a great giveaway .. Good luck all ..@riga33 on twiter

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  65. I began running because I had knee surgery and was told I couldn't run. It was the first time I had a desire to run - and once I got cleared by my PT, I've been running ever since. It gives me a sense of control over my own body as well as time to clear my mind and forget all the worries in the world. It's also given me a chance to get to know lots of new people and fun destinations for running!

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  66. I've started following you on twitter thanks to @krissymmurphy's recommendation - and just tweeted your giveaway!

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  67. I run because I love it, and to continue my weight loss!

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  68. I tweeted.
    http://www.twitter.com/kda1114

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  69. I run for me so I can be a better parent and wife

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  70. I run for me, it's nice having something I do just for myself

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  71. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Suz4AU0608/status/280714900232355841

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  72. I run to run for me.

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  73. I run to clear my head, to have time to myself, and to feel strong. I've been off for a month, but I think a comeback is right around the corner! :)

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  74. I love feeling strong and confident every day after a run!

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  75. I run to challenge myself, enjoy the outdoors, and move my body.

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  76. Running is my therapy! Love, love, love to run!

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  77. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/mrs_lacy/status/280724570791624704

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  78. I run to challenge and push myself!

    Roya
    www.royaghorbani.wordpress.com

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  79. I run because I can. I think about those who can't and it reminds me that I CAN run, not I HAVE to run.

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  80. I run to stay in shape physically and mentally. I also run so I can organize my thoughts!

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  81. I run because I like the way it make me feel, lets me accomplish goals, and gives me something to (kind of) do with my husband (he is much faster and has been running longer).

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  82. I run to preserve my sanity and for the sense of accomplishment

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  83. I run to get my mind and body started for the day! I find if I don't hit the road, I am one crabby wife…I also love the feeling of freedom running provides. I mentally check out for the duration of my run and just enjoy the ride :)

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  84. I run because...I'm a nursing student, and if I didn't run, I would've pulled all my hair out!

    THF

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  85. tweet! https://twitter.com/jaredirish/status/280733981815738368

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  86. I am a "new-ish" wanna be runner, but I am already determined to become a "real" runner. When I finish a run I feel accomplished and my brain feels new again!

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  87. I run to clear my head. Its been the best therapy for me. Plus I love showing a good example for my kids. They love running kids races.
    amandamdaley at yahoo dot com

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  88. I get motivated by thinking about all the other people out there running and I need to have an edge on them. My competitive spirit keeps me going that extra mile

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  89. It's cliched, but running is my therapy. I use that time as pure Me Time to think and get negative energy out.

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  90. I've had my eye on this gps watch for awhile now! I love the way running makes me feel. To me, I feel the best after running than any other form of cardio and love how I can just get lost in my thoughts.

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  91. I run for me! It's basically the ONLY thing that I do completely for myself, and it's my me-time. No thinking necessary if I don't want to; sometimes I need it to just be about putting one foot in front of the other.

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  92. I run to fit in my pants and to chase down prs. I want to get more consistent with my pace this would really help.

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  93. I love running because it's the cheapest form of therapy...lots of time to think!! I run the extra mile for the extra cookie. And for PRs!

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  94. I have a few reasons to run: love handles, muffin top, tummy pooch, weird back fat and side boob fat :)

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  95. Running brought me back and out of double post partum depression
    I run because to not get lost again

    thank you for this chance!

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  96. I began running in order to stay in shape, but now I look at it as me time. Running makes my body and mind feel good.

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  97. I run for peace, I run, for me time, I run to inspire my daughter to want to do healthy things

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  98. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted https://twitter.com/TheBroadbents/status/280764227554267136

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  99. I don't love running yet, but I run because I know that it works. Runners are skinny :)

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  100. i run for calm, peace, health, and so i can have an extra excuse to eat a cookie tonight! :)

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  101. I run to be myself. I'm a mom, a wife and an elementary teacher, so a lot of people depend on me. Many days I put my needs aside to be there for others, and I wouldn't live my life any other way! When I run, I feel like "just Angela" again.

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  102. Running is simply a challenge to myself. To push myself out of my comfort zone to prove to myself that I'm stronger than even I think I am.

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  103. thanks for offering this giveaway! i love the endorphin rush running provides!

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  104. I run for my family mostly. I run to be a good example for my kids. I also run to be me. I feel so alive when I'm running and it is also getting me healthier, so an added bonus.

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  105. Totally tweeted the tweet to Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/CVermule/status/280773767754551296

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  106. I run so I can be a better Mom to my 3 boys. I also love the challenge of running. I need a new Garmin mine is pretty old school.

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  107. I run because I want to prove to myself that I can do it. Years of smoking kept me from living for far too long! Now I can push myself!

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  108. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/MommyGoRun/status/280776153415946241

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  109. Being able to brag about completing the extra mile helps me push through. running. in. boise@ gmail. com

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  110. Awesome giveaway! I run because I can. I can go farther than I ever thought possible and love every minute.

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  111. I run to feel at peace with everything. Running brings calm over me and allows me to set goals that rely solely on myself and my abilities. I love the self-confidence it gives me to achieve and set goals in other aspects of my life. I also love running because its something my boyfriend and I have in common and I love that we can spend time together out on the trails, enjoying each other and our love of running.
    ps. i tweeted about this to! (handle:Trails4LIfe)

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  112. I run to be a good example for my little girls and for those who can't run, like my brother:)

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  113. I ran to clear my head, to not feel guilty with I indulge in my sweet tooth, to meet new people, to be healthy, to get some fresh air, feel the "runners high", and so many more reasons.

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  114. I run so that I can feel strong, to de-stress, to be outside, to challenge myself.

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  115. I run because it's the only "me" time I get as a wife, full time worker and mother to 2 kids and 1 Golden Retriever.

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  116. I run for fitness and positive mental health. I race to feed my hunger for competition!

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  117. I run to free my mind from my stressful job at work and to challenge myself

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  118. I run for wine. and beer. but mostly champagne.
    kidding, i just like to sweat.

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  119. tweeting ya now...
    ( @samHOTmess )

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  120. I run and push myself because it is a gift and I am so blessed to be able to get out there and do what I love! I also want to be a healthy role model to my two little boys! Amazing giveaway

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  121. Ooh! I would LOVE to win this. :) I run mostly just because I can and because I love it!

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  122. I'm trying to outrun heredity! At the same time, I am trying to set an example for my kids.

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  123. Tweeted. Now off to check the rest of your site out. https://twitter.com/NickiinNY/status/280792098519801857

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  124. I run to feel less crazy. I moved to a new city and running has been a great source of stress relief.

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  125. I get out and run because i love being outside and staying fit...

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  126. I run as a great stress reliever and to challenge my inner critic :).

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  127. I run to relieve the stress & anxiety that comes along with being a mom these days...the pavement is a great listener!

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  128. Ahhhhhh i need this sucker!!! I'm motivated to run to relieve stress and anxiety, but I also like the way running makes me feel powerful and in control. It is soothing in a really bizarre way that not many other forms of exercise can parallel. Great giveaway!

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  129. hitting 40 motivates me to keep going.

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  130. I run for the feeling of accomplishment that I get when I'm done!

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  131. i run because it keeps me sane and let's me eat a lot of cookies and drink a lot of beer.

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  132. I run because I refuse to allow my body to degrade once I hit 30 in a few months. I refuse to go through life ordinary. I run because I see people riding on scooters who aren't much older than I am, and they are so lazy and overweight that they can't walk. I run because my students need me to have the energy to teach them better. Additionally, I run because my students have more energy than should be possible. I run because people doubted me. I run because I have never felt so alive as I do now.

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  133. I started running to overcome a bad relationship and running taught me to be proud of myself!

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  134. I run because I can. It hasn't always been the way, so I try not to take it for granted.

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  135. I run because it's my time in the morning to organize my thoughts before busy days at school.

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  136. I run for so many reasons. To be healthy, to relieve stress, to have energy, to look good, for nice legs :), for the feeling of accomplishment. I LOVE IT.

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  137. I run because it makes me feel good both inside and out. We only have one body and we should treat it with respect. Of course I love eating junk food and zoning out in front of the tv on the couch. But, with running, you never have to feel guilty for doing what makes you feel good and it's something you can enjoy.

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  138. I run to clear my head and listen to great music! It just makes me feel good :)

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  139. I run for me and my family - I love how I feel after a run - I am ready to take anything on at home!

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  140. I run for my sanity and so I can eat whatever I want!

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  141. I run to feel alive and whole. It's great. Awesome giveaway. I'm a new reader.

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  142. I great playlist. I fast, upbeats song really helps get me going!

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  143. https://twitter.com/ohsmiledarling/status/280852758624600065

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  144. I run to stay in shape, and to spend quality time with myself and my city.

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  145. I run to maintain my health and to get that feeling of working hard for something and achieving it!

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  146. I run because it both challenges and relaxes me. Oh and I love the feeling of accomplishment when I finish.

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  147. Gabrielle (mareavivama)December 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I run to feel strong.....and to prove wrong the folks that said I'd never be able to!

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  148. Gabrielle (mareavivama)December 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    I follow you on twitter...and just tweeted!

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  149. I run for so many reasons...the joy, the challenge, the peace, the beauty... I could go on forever!

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  150. I run for the sights and stories! When does a good run not end with a good story about something along the run??? Hope I win!

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  151. I run because there was a time when I thought I wouldn't be able to run again. After my car accident in 2007 I returned to running with a whole new perspective. And I completely fell in love with running.

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  152. Tweeted!! https://twitter.com/lilmysninja/status/280874614584905729

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  153. When I was running my marathon and things got tough I started dedicating each mile to someone who cannot run, my mom being the first one with two knee replacements. Running because I physically can is my motivation.

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  154. I run because it is the only time I have to completely disconnect from everything: school, work, and life. It's amazing to be able to have those moments for myself.

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  155. I run bc I'm a better wife and mother when I do!

    Shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  156. I run bc I'm a better wife and mother when I do!

    Shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  157. Hi! What motivates me to finish that last mile is pride, that I will finish something even though it is hard. (and that stopping is going to make it really hard to start up again) =) aweb (a) asu.edu

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  158. I run because it clears my head. The wonderful feeling I get when I am done pushes me to do it every day. Sense of accomplishment motivates me to go the extra mile.

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  159. I run because I always feel better afterwards, no matter what was wrong before.

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  160. I run to set an example to my son that anything is possible. Running is hard, so I have to push through EVERY mile, not just the last. But to him it shows him that with hard work, comes possiblity.

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  161. I run to relieve stress and stay healthy. Also I love the sense of accomplishment after seeing all my improvement. I just bought my Garmin Forerunner 2 months ago and I'm already running faster and keeping track of my runs is a breeze. Love it! Dunno how I ran without it.

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  162. I run to stay in shape. I run to motivate myself to be more. I run for the challenge. I run because I really love cupcakes...

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  163. I run because it feels amazing, I like pushing myself and challenging myself.

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