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In this obese world, (china having 20% of all the fatties haha), I have come to see who here is actually a runner. I for one was running 10 miles ...
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    Runners Unite! [Any Runners out there?]


    In this obese world, (china having 20% of all the fatties haha), I have come to see who here is actually a runner.

    I for one was running 10 miles a day before I biked into a brick mailbox downhill 30mph. Now I'm getting fat by eating and geekifying with my linux stuff.

    So anyone a runner? How much do you run a day? On any teams or whatnot?

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    Well I don't run owing to frequent attacks of a medical condition called 'laziness', but I walk a lot. Sometimes my feet are so sore I have to stay in and hack my box, chat on IRC and strum my axe. It's a neat arrangement: the act of staying fit allows me to be lazy ...

    Seriously though, I would like to give it a go over the Winter. Any tips for getting started?

    This old thread may be of interest.
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    i feel running is only necessary under three conditions

    1. someone is chasing you.

    2. impending danger that requires it.

    3. you are chasing someone.

    now riding a bike is fun but running is arduous and painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosponti
    i feel running is only necessary under three conditions

    1. someone is chasing you.

    2. impending danger that requires it.

    3. you are chasing someone.

    now riding a bike is fun but running is arduous and painful.
    Agreed on all points. The last time I was forced to run it was because I had to chase and tackle my roommate's dog before it could make it into oncoming traffic.
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    i run daily....



    ....to the biscuit tin
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    Hey, back to LF after like months of innactivity

    Anyways, i try to get out for a run as much as I can...usually almost every day. But unfortunately haven't been able to go daily as I was able to earlier in the summer. Work has caught up with me...everyone is leaving and I just get more hours.

    And I usually frequent the gym 3 times a week too.

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    I used to jog religiously.

    Then I found cigarettes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNeat
    I used to jog religiously.

    Then I found cigarettes.
    This is really a hot topic in the UK at the moment. The Government want to encourage more people to lose weight and take more exercise. Their efforts aren't helped by Mr. Prescott.

    Yesterday I went to the supermarket, and the pretty girl on the checkout smiled sweetly at me. "Would you like a promotional pack of cigarettes?" she asked ...
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    I don't really run, but I mountain bike like crazy, especially now during the summer. During the last 8 days, I've been on my bike 6 times, for an average of a bit more than 2 hours a day. I'm also waiting for a few days of constant good weather so I can go hiking to Slovenia's highest mountain (2864 meters, about 8500+ feet, not really that much). I go skiing in the winter whenever I can (this usually depends on my wallet, a day pass is about 20 euros, add a beer or two, something to eat...).

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