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Garmin Forerunner 10 {Giveaway}

by Meghann on October 2, 2012

In case you missed it… here’s a link to the original Garmin Forerunner 10 review I did last month.

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Since my initial Garmin Forerunner 10 review, I’ve sort of become obsessed with this watch. Yes, it’s about as basic as GPS-enabled watches come, but I think that’s what I like about it. It’s so easy to use – I only have to press a button and I can run. Heck, it’s even been impressing me with how quickly it’s been picking up signal lately. Yesterday it only took the watch 30 seconds to find signal, I’d say that’s a win.

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So far I haven’t missed any of the bells and whistles from my previous watches. I’ve also realized I never really used those bells and whistles anyway. I’ve had the watch for over a month now and have yet to catch myself saying that “I wish this watch did XYZ like the Garmin 305 or Motoactv did.” The Forerunner 10 provides splits, pace, time, and distance – what else do I really need?

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I’m also a big fan of the sleekness of the Forerunner 10. It’s so tiny that I forget it’s there when I’m running. The bulkiness of the other Forerunner watches in the series never really bothered me, but now that I’ve gotten used to the compact-ness of the 10, it would be hard to go back. I can wear the 10 like a normal watch and no one would think twice about it.

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Really, the only major issue I’ve had with the Forerunner 10 is the fact that it resets itself after being paused for 45 seconds. Generally it’s okay if you just keep pressing the down button or something so it knows you’re still there, but I was messing with my phone at a water fountain during a long run and forgot I was paused – after 45 seconds my current run reset itself and I had to start my stats from the beginning (which wasn’t that big of a deal – I just had to mentally add 3.3 miles to my distance through the rest of my run).

So there you have it. The Garmin Forerunner 10 ROCKS! Don’t believe me? How would you like to try it out for yourself?

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I have one pink or green Garmin Forerunner 10 to giveaway to one lucky Meals and Miles reader thanks to the folks at Garmin. Trust me, this is a giveaway you want to win!

Each person has his/her own story and reason why they run, though the common is that every mile matters no matter how fast or how far. Whether running for health, to honor a family member, for competition, how it makes you feel etc… every mile matters.

Ready to win that Garmin Forerunner 10? Answer why “every mile matters” to YOU in the comments below.

I started running in 2008 as a way to lose weight, over the years I continued to run to keep in shape for my health, but it grew into something so much more than that – it became my passion, my therapy, my excuse to travel the world and make new friends. Every mile matters to me because each mile makes me happy.

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You have until Thursday morning (10/4) at 8:00am to enter to win. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ONLY. The winner will be randomly drawn Thursday morning and contacted via the email.

Good Luck!!!

{This contest has ended. CONGRATS to Em for winning the the Garmin Forerunner 10!!} 

{ 1064 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly October 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

I run to be a better mother! If I am grumpy my kids will actually ask if me if I missed my run today. :-)

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2 Jenny October 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

I’m currently training for my first half marathon, so every mile really does matter to my training! Also because each time I run a mile longer than I ever have before, I feel so proud and amazed!

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3 Kristina October 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

Every mile matters to me because as a busy mom of two running is my personal time to concentrate on me and let the craziness of the day melt away. Running empowers me and even on the days I don’t want to run, I feel a million times better after I have completed even a mile or two.

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4 laura cleveland October 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I started running after having my daughter. Every mile counts because as a full time working mom I have very little time to myself. Running is something i do 100% for me and no one else.

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5 Megan S October 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

Because 5 miles is my long run so there aren’t that many of them! I have to be extra proud of every last one:)

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6 Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution October 2, 2012 at 10:08 am

Every mile matters because it makes me feel strong, confident and ready to tackle anything that comes my way. I know that when I’m running as much as I can, I feel happier, more content, and more alert. I love the way it makes me feel!

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7 Caroline October 2, 2012 at 10:08 am

Every mile matters to keep my health and sanity! Without running I would lose my biggest stress reliever and something that makes me feel the most accomplished. Plus I’ve been told I’m a grouch when I’m not running. :)

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8 Emily P October 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

Every mile matters because after an injury, you appreciate every pain free step!

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9 Dori October 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

Amazing giveaway! Every mile matters to me because they prepare me for racing, which has brought me so much confidence, happiness and a healthy hobby that I LOVE.

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10 Lindsay October 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

Every mile matters to me because it makes me a mentally happier person :) As someone with a sedentary desk job, I need those miles to keep me sane. Plus, nothing beats that feeling you get when you’ve just finished a particularly awesome run– runner’s high is totally addicting!

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11 Holly October 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

Every mile matters to me because each mile shows how far I’ve come–from barely finishing a half mile on the treadmill to running my first road race (a 10k) next month, I’m so proud of my journey!

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12 Katie B October 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

Every mile matters to me because it is one miler closer to my goals and one mile further than where I was yesterday :)

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13 Kristina October 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

Every mile matters to me because as a busy mom of two running is my personal time to concentrate on me and let the craziness of the day melt away. Running empowers me and even on the days I don’t want to run, I feel a million times better after I have completed a mile or two.

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14 Erica October 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

every mile matters because nothing feels better than accomplishing a goal you set our for yourself.

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15 Michelle October 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

I run to relieve stress and improve my overall health. I’m not the best runner so every mile matters to me because I know it’s one step closer to being a better runner and a better me!

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16 Catherine October 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

Every mile matters to me because it’s a time for reflection and regaining my sanity when life gets too crazy!

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17 Lisa October 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

My youngest daughter gets to join her school cross country and track teams next year. She has been looking forward to this for years. Every mile matters to me because it makes my daughter so happy :)

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18 Sara October 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

Every mile matters to me because I know being able to get out & be active is a privilege – I’m so thankful to be healthy, and never want to take it for granted.

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19 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

Every mile I run makes me feel good about my body! I’ve never had a good body image; I’m not overweight, but I’ve never liked how I look. When I go out and run, I am so proud of what my body can accomplish. 12 miles on a Sunday afternoon? Let’s do it! I love that running can make me feel proud of myself like this!

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20 mine October 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

every mile matters to me because i’ve been running so few miles lately and need an inspiration to run more

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21 Kathryn P October 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

Every mile matters to me because as a mom to a toddler and currently being pregnant – personal time can be hard to come by. When I do get that time its so nice to think and just be me… also I always feel SO much better once I am done. Never regret a workout!

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22 Ashley October 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

Every mile matters to me as I started running to lose weight and like you found out that I loved running and racing. I’m so grateful that I’m able to run now and it helps keep me healthy and happy!

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23 margo October 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

Every mile matters to me because one day i may not be able to run any!

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24 Melissa October 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

Every mile matters to me because I love the feeling of accomplishment. I also started running to lose weight and lost over 50 pounds and have done two halfs and I’d love to do a full!

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25 Laura October 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

Every mile matters to me because I am a type-A stressaholic. :) With each mile, I can feel myself realizing how little all of those seemingly “important” things really matter!

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26 Rebecca October 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

Like you, I started running as a way to lose weight. I never ventured away from the treadmill, and was really very miserable. I NEVER thought I would be someone who wanted to get up before the sun to get in some miles. Eventually, as I figured out that weight loss was easier when I wasn’t isolating myself, obsessively calorie counting and working out to burn x amount, running became something I did for fun–my new outlook really changed everything. I’ve gotten to the place where I’m working on speed and my distance has increased to the point that I’m toying with the idea of a half marathon. I live in NYC, so running here is always exciting. It’s also a really good form of free entertainment! ;)

I use a GPS app on my iPhone. It’s cumbersome for long distances and I don’t love wearing a big strap around my arm. I also question its accuracy. The Garmin looks great! I’ve toyed with buying one for awhile now, but the cost always prevents me from pulling the trigger.

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27 Jamie October 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

Every mile matters to me because, like you, I started running for weight loss. Before I knew it I was running because I loved it! Now every mile matters because it’s something I enjoy doing.

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28 Mary @foodandfunontherun October 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

Every mile matters to me because running is the only thing in my life that I truly do for myself, and no one else! It’s the one time of day that I can just get out with no true agenda, and I have no one else to answer to. Every mile definitely matters!

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29 Emily October 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

Every mile matters to me because each makes me stronger, happier, and healthier.

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30 Heather October 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

I started running as a way to the weight that I had gained in grad school. Two years and 6 half marathons later, I am now training for a full marathon. Every mile matters because I LOVE running. What started as a fitness goal, has now become part of my everyday routine. I am a crisis counselor, and my job can be extremely stressful. Running has become my morning therapy.

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31 Joanna October 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

Every mile counts to me so I can be healthy and energized for my family. If I don’t run I become lazy and kind of in a couch-sitting funk. Nobody wants that!

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32 Danielle October 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

Every mile matters because having the ability to run is a gift. Each mile represents the opportunity to release stress, conquer fears, improve health, and overcome obstacles. Every mile matters because having the ability to be physically active is a true blessing.

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33 Ryann October 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

Every mile matters to me because I had a major knee surgery a year and a half ago. I was told it would be highly unlikely to be able to run again, yet two weeks ago I completed the Denver Rock & Roll Half Marathon with zero knee pain! I am currently running to stay in shape, strengthen my knee and to “sweat for the dress”. I am going to continue to defy the odds at the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February and the Denver Rock & Roll Full Marathon next October – with each mile I run, more emotional than the last.

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34 lynne @ lgsmash October 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

This is too crazy – do you live in Denver? I had knee surgery (2x) in Oct & Dec 2011 and just ran the Denver half too! Great to hear you ran pain free! If you’re in Denver, I’d love to connect with a fellow knee-surgery runner :)

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35 Trisha October 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

I run because I love the feeling afterwards…. I get a whole new perspective on my life and it’s when I am my happiest! Nothing beats a runner’s high :)

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36 Renee October 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

Every mile matters to me because I know it keeps me looking better and feeling happier. I started running after gaining some weight during a rough relationship and once we broke up, I knew I didn’t want to look or feel this way. Now I’m happier and sexier.

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37 Christina S. October 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

Every mile matters to me because it shows me that I can do anything if I just set my mind (or body) to it and keep persevering. I never thought I would be a runner and now I’ve run 4 half marathons. :)

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38 Yo Momma Runs October 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

Thanks for an awesome giveaway! Every mile matters to me because I’m getting ready for my big goal fall marathon, and I don’t want it to turn into a crapshoot.

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39 Beth October 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

I’ve been running to lose weight, but it makes me feel strong and healthy. I still can’t believe how powerful my body can be!

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40 Meagan October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

Ever mile matters to me bc I’m just starting to get back in shape after having my son. I’ve been an athlete all my life up until having kiddos and am really excited about getting back in shape!

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41 Megan October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

Every mile matters for my health, my sanity & my goal of running 2 half-marathons in February. I just graduated from college and got my first job as an CVICU nurse, where I see the sickest of the sick. I see the detrimental effects of a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet choices, and excessive smoking and drinking. It also helps me unwind after a long 12-hour shift. I can’t wait for cooler weather when I can run outside instead of the treadmill. This Garmin 10 would definitely come in handy!

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42 Elisabeth October 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

Every mile matters because they add years to my life on the quest to get healthier & lose weight :)

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43 Lauren October 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

Every mile matters to me because I just signed up for my first half marathon – I’m a little nervous!

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44 Laura October 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

Every mile matters because I know every step I take has an impact on my health and wellness. Less for weight management (though this certainly plays a part), running helps me keep stress levels low and happiness high. Being active has always been a very important part of my life but I never realized the impact it has on my sense of well being and happiness until I stopped for a while. Every mile matters, as does every step.

This is an awesome giveaway – I really want to get one of these watches and have been anxiously waiting for them to go on sale!

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45 Rachel October 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

I have just started running, and every mile is a major accomplishment – it means that I can work at something and get better at it!

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46 Racheal @ Running with Racheal October 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

Every mile matters as an example to my future daughter to lead a healthy, balanced, active life.

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47 Lindsey d. October 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

Every mile matters to me because it’s one step forward in my healthy life and one step farther from the overweight couch potato I used to be. Every mile matters because each time I put one foot in front of the other, I’m making a conscious decision to LIVE my life, not watch it pass me by.

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48 Carrie October 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

Every mile matters to me because every mile is hard! Every mile I run is an accomplishment in my mind.

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49 becca October 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

Every mile matters to me because I never thought I would be able to run half marathons like I do now. I never considered myself a runner. But seven halfs later, I’m hooked.

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50 Erin October 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

When I started running last year, I didn’t think that I could finish even one mile! I was never athletic and running was the hardest thing I’d ever tried to do. Every mile matters to me because every mile is work.

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51 Katie D. October 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

Every mile matters to me because when the going gets tough, I think of the people that will would love to be able to run. Specifically my mother-in-law, who has MS and relies on a walker or a wheel chair to get around.

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52 Katelyn A October 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

I began running after reading your recap of the Disney Princess Half Marathon in february, I am signed up and excited for the 2013 PHM! But now I also run as a stress reliever :)

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53 Leigh October 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

Every mile matters because it makes me feel strong and accomplished!

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54 Emily S. October 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

Every mile matters to me because it’s a chance to soak in God’s awesome creation, to balance my emotions out, to be thankful for the ability to live and function! :)

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55 Megan October 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

Every mile matters because I know how much time, work and dedication goes into reaching that ONE mile. I started running with couch to 5k and was amazed how hard it was to just run just ONE mile without stopping. Once I hit that milestone I felt like a real ‘runner’. I’m still amazed how people can run 5k, 10k, marathons, etc .. running is a tough thing.. yet so rewarding.

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56 Carolyn October 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

I’m training for my first marathon in memory of my 11 year old nephew, who passed away from Brain Tumor complications in March. He was barely old enough to know whether he would have enjoyed running. I run for him, just in case he would have liked it.

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57 Jessica @ Keeping Mommy Sane October 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

Every mile matters because it pushes my limits and shows me that I’m stronger (both physically and mentally) than I think I am :)

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58 Juli D. October 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

Every mile matters because it’s an important part of healthy living. To keep myself strong mentally and physically, every step of every run gets me there.

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59 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

Every mile matters because each one keeps me healthy, happy, and sane :)

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60 Kathy October 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

Every mile matters because every mile is another mile more towards better health, a peace of mind, a better perspective, and a new found LOVE for running!
Every mile matters because its a mile more than what I had previously run!
Every mile matters to me because I am RUNNING and feeling GREAT instead of DOWN and Depressed!

That looks like a wonderful Garmin…what a nice giveaway!

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61 Jenny October 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

The miles matter for my health and happiness!

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62 Susana October 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

I started running as a way to get out of depression. Every mile makes me happier and confident about my abilities. After all, running is cheaper than therapy! : )

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63 Steph October 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

Every mile matters to me because it’s a way for my fiancee and I to connect after work every day. It gives us time to discuss our days and just chat about anything without the distractions of “normal life”.

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64 Melanie October 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

Every mile matters to me, because every mile I run gets me healthier, leads me to less fibromyalgia pain, to another few minutes of chatting with my daughter when we run together. Every mile is one more mile to strength, to peace, to sanity.

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65 Kristy October 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

I spent a good portion of 2011 on crutches. I had surgery on my hip and had a slow recovery. Every mile matters to me know because I realize how lucky I am to run at all. One mile, 5 miles, 13.1 – I am so happy I can do any of it!

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66 lynne @ lgsmash October 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Me too! Not hip surgery but surgery on both of my knees. I am with ya, 100%.

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67 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

Every mile matters to me because it is time that I am taking for myself. I’m putting aside the stress of work, the chores and all other commitments to make the time to do what I love and what is good for my body and mind! My current 305 is dying, the battery lasts only 1 hour so I am desperate for a new watch!

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68 JJ October 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

I regard running as an accomplishment. It was never easy for me and still isn’t, so every mile matters because it is a mile I’ve accomplished.

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69 Brooke P October 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

Every mile matters to me because it means another mile spent doing one of the things i love the most! running!

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70 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

Every mile matters to me because running isn’t something that comes natural to me. I adore it and am falling more in love with it every day so every time I go a little longer than the previous distance or time I’m thrilled. It’s my happy place on days when nothing else works! My birthday is in a couple of weeks and this is on my list! I would love to win one instead :)

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71 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

I started running the year I turned 30. I was 213 pounds, unhappy in just about every aspect of life and looking for a way out. I had hit rock bottom. At the same time, my mother got extremely ill and her physician reminded me that no woman on my mothers side had lived past 56 years old.

I was a mother and a wife and that day I made a decision that I would not succumb to my family’s health history. I found a couch to 5k program and never looked back. I’ve lost and maintained a 67 pound weight loss and found a new love of life and positive energy I carry through my every day!! Every mile counts for me towards a longer, happier and more fulfilled life with my family!

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72 Andrea October 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

I run because it makes me want to have a healthier lifestyle and keeps my anxiety in line . Plus the feeling after finishing a race is priceless!

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73 Nikki October 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

Every mile matters to me because every mile makes me feel like the best version of myself!

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74 Ley October 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

When I started running in high school it was for the wrong reason- to be SUPER (unhealthily) skinny. That made running hard and not very fun. After a series of unfortunate losses in my family (both parents and a grandma) I started running for my health. Both my physical health- improve my cardio, my blood pressure, etc. and my mental health. I was in a really dark place and therapy wasn’t really clicking for me but an hour or two on a trail was just what I needed. I can honestly say that running has saved my life.

Every mile matters to me because it makes me feel sane, because it makes me feel powerful and free. I run because I love it.

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75 Kris October 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

Every mile matters to me because I’m a very busy mom of two with another on the way! Running keeps me fit, healthy, and calm. Like many others, running is my biggest stress reliever. I’m a much better wife, mother, and employee when I run regularly.

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76 wende October 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

Every mile matters to me because it makes me a better person, it helps me become the best mom, wife, sister, daughter and friend I can be. Whether it is a short run or a long run, it is all mine.

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77 meghan October 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

Every mile matters to me because they make me stronger and more prepared to reach the goals I set for myself. Every additional mile gets me one step closer to what I want to achieve!

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78 Adrienne October 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

Every mile counts because when I was born, the doctors didn’t think I’d ever walk. Cerebral Palsy was tested out, but I had Transient Dystonia and was in physical therapy up in DC before I was 1 year old. However, out of the 4 kids in my family, I was the earliest walker and have been running since the age of 10. So every mile counts because I know I am blessed to be able to walk.

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79 Bethany October 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

Every Mile matters to me because it is one more mile away from my old self. It’s 1 mile of a new beginning that I can say I accomplished. I started running because I wanted to lose weight, and while I am still getting to my goals, I feel stronger and ready to tackle things that come my way.

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80 Sam October 2, 2012 at 10:28 am

Every mile is important to me because I know that I am getting closer and closer to my goals…. even if it is just a half of a mile!

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81 Lindsay October 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

Every mile matters for stress relief and a chance to escape the stresses of career, life, etc.

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82 Katie Heddleston October 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

Every mile matters to me because you never know when it may be your last mile (this is not meant to sound morbid!)

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83 Eliana October 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

Every mile matters cause i’m training for the ING NYC Marathon!

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84 Alison October 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

Every mile matters to me because 1 year ago there were no miles. I had an accident that required major surgery and I was bedridden, unable to even walk without assistance. To say this was a humbling experience is an understatement!
Now every single mile I run I am so unbelievably grateful to have a body that is strong and capable. I smile on EVERY run!

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85 Laura October 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

Every mile matters because every mile makes me feel great!

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86 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

I run because it makes me feel better. I truly regret the runs I don’t go on and I always enjoy the runs I do (not necessarily in the moment, but later).
I run so I can drink my cokes and not feel guilty.

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87 molly @ heart, sole & cereal October 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

every mile matters for me because it reminds me that i am super lucky to be able to run! i love that (at least for now) my legs, heart, hips, back, etc. is in good enough shape that i can log a long run and i know there are so many people in the world who can’t. i’m lucky to be able to run and feel the rush from running, so every mile matters as long as i’m able to!

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88 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

Every mile matters because, with every mile, a new me emerges. Running has taught me to expect more from myself, to know no boundaries; I have never felt as physically, mentally and emotionally strong as I do when I run. It has also taught me to respect and cherish my body like never before. Fantastic giveaway! :)

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89 Jamie October 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

I run for the mental aspect – if I’m in a bad mood or frustrated, I know nothing will turn that right around like a good run! :)

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90 Jess October 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

Every mile matters to me because it wasn’t that long ago that running a mile was a foreign thought to me. Every mile matters because each mile is one more mile that I couldn’t run before.

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91 Dani @ Living Lightly October 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

Every mile matters to be me because with each mile I am proving to MYSELF that I can do it. I actually wrote on my blog this morning that I have suffered with “wavering motivation” that comes and goes, and I really want to change that. I want to commit to a positive, healthy and light lifestyle that keeps me happy and healthy. Every mile is a step toward the final goal of LIVING LIGHTLY.

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92 Hilary October 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

Every mile counts for me because each mile makes me that much closer to my overall goals: getting faster, losing weight, and getting lost in the running ‘feel good’ emotions that I love.

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93 Ashley October 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

Every mile matters because those miles are my little escape from the world for a (far too) brief period of time!

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94 Stephanie @ LiveCookLove October 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

Every mile matters to me because it is one more mile than I would have run sitting on the couch!

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95 Erin October 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

I believe in the quote that you are either getting better or getting worse, you never stay the same. Every mile matters because it means I am getting better and working towards a healthy mind and body.

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96 Nikki October 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

Every mile matters…because after every mile I feel stronger and proud of my self for accomplishing them!

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97 Sara October 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

I run to be happy with my health and body.

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98 Lauren October 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

I figure someday I won’t be able to do this. So I may as well enjoy it while I can.

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99 Lindsey A October 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

Every mile matters to me because it is one mile closer to keeping a healthy lifestyle.

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100 Tracy October 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

I suffer from major anxiety disorders and I started running less than two years ago. Every since then, I have been off anti anxiety medication. Every mile matters to me because not only am I healthier physically, I am mentally healthier and happier. I have three more half marathons before the end of the year and a cute new green garmin would be amazing!!!!! (I actually had my bff buy a pink one after I showed her your review!)

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101 Jenny October 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

Every mile matters to me because it makes me feel strong! I feel if I can train for and run a marathon, then it makes me feel like I can emotionally and physically take on more than I ever would have thought. It gives me such confidence!

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102 Landi October 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

I started running because I liked the idea of it. I had to fight really hard to run due to asthma, but the more I stuck with it, the easier it was. After a few months, I was hooked. I love the time alone to think, but most importantly, I love discovering my body is capable of more and more year after year. Since I started running, I’ve done 3 half marys, tons of 5 and 10Ks and a triathlon. I’m hooked!

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103 kelsea October 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

Every mile counts because you only live once, might as well fit as much fitness in as you can!

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104 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

I run for my health. I recently had an emergency surgery which set me back in my fitness goals. I have pushed through the hardest part–the mental struggle after recovery–and have made a goal to run my first marathon next year. What better training buddy than the Forerunner 10? :)

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105 Tracy October 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

I started running because when I got my first job out of college, I was so stressed out every day and signed up for a half marathon as something to focus on outside of work pressure. Now I can’t imagine not running!

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106 Belinda October 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

Every mile matters to me because I love to run. And if I can run, I should. I’ve had friends whose lives have been cut short, and they loved to run. If nothing else, I run for them.

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107 Shayne October 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

Every mile matters bc it makes me appreciate the miles that I couldn’t do when I was injured!

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108 Robin B October 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

Every mile matters to me…. because I know there are some people who do not even have the opportunity to do a mile (or even a foot). Whether they are no longer with us, injured or for any other reason their feet can’t hit the pavement. When I am getting down on myself or want to give up on a run I ALWAYS say to myself “Run for those who can’t.”

I did the 9/11 Heros Run and that was my mantra throughout the entire race, “run for those who can’t.” Every miles, yard, foot counts.

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109 Jamie October 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

Every mile matters to me because it is my chance to have some time alone with my thoughts and to commune with nature. As a full time mom with a full time job, I get so little time to myself. Running keeps me sane.

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110 Rebecca October 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

Every mile matters to me because I can run them!

Almost 2 years ago, a friend of mine was in a terrible accident while she was running and later died of her injuries. Two months ago, a very good friend and running buddy was critically injured in a (non running) accident. When a run is hard and I want to quit, I think about my two friends who would love to be able to run.

I am currently sidelined with an injury (luckily nothing major) and miss running every day. I know I will be back on the road soon and every mile will matter even more!

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111 Robin B October 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

Every mile matters to me…. because I know there are some people who do not even have the opportunity to do a mile (or even a foot). Whether they are no longer with us, injured or for any other reason their feet can’t hit the pavement. When I am getting down on myself or want to give up on a run I ALWAYS say to myself “Run for those who can’t.”

I did the 9/11 Heros Run and that was my mantra throughout the entire race, “run for those who can’t.” Every mile, yard, foot counts.

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112 Kendra October 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

I tell people I run because it keeps me from murdering people! It’s a joke, but running is a coping mechanism for me.

But “WHY EVERY MILE COUNTS” has a different answer. Every mile counts to me because I have had a long line of physical limitations. I had vitamin deficiencies that were found through a series of stress fractures 5 years ago, then while training for a 10K I woke up one day and couldn’t feel my legs. I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and have 3 severely herniated discs. I had back surgery 3 years ago to repair a small section of the damage and should expect more surgery as I get older. When I finally got back into my running groove after surgery and started training again I tore the ACL and meniscus in my left knee playing soccer. I had knee surgery in June and am just starting to be able to jog a few minutes at a time. SO EVERY MILE COUNTS because it represents the physical hurdles and emotional determination I have had to overcome to earn them.

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113 Alaina October 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

Every mile matters to me because running is my therapy. Running is extremely enjoyable and I crave a good run, but with a busy, non-stop job, running is “me” time.

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114 Becky October 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

Every mile matters to me because every mile that I run is a victory in the daily journey for my health and fitness! I ran my first half marathon earlier this year and now I’m working on improving my pace for upcoming races :)

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115 becca October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

Every mile matters because running keeps me sane! I’m a naturally anxious person and running calms me down. I always come back from a run refocused and ready to tackle the day!

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116 alice October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

every mile matters to me because i can run those miles. it makes me thankful that i can run and those miles give me time to think and clear my head.

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117 Emily October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

Every mile matters because last summer, I couldn’t even run a full mile. I’m still not running marathons (and probably never will), but I have run a couple 5k’s and I am proud of that!

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118 theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

Every mile matters because no matter how hard or slow it is, a mile is an accomplishment that many people are not fortunate enough to try. I am so thankful for the miles I have ran and the joy it has given me.

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119 Stacy October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

I have severe asthma. Before last year, I hated running and had never successfully run a block, much less a mile. I was inspired by a coworker to try. The day I ran a full mile without stopping for the first time was one of the happiest days of my life. I still can’t run very far or very fast, but when I think about where I started compared to where I am now, every mile really does count for me. I can’t imagine not running now.

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120 Josie October 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

Every mile matters to me because I want to be healthy and strong and after I run I feel great.

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121 L October 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

I love watching my weekly/monthly /yearly totals add up.

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122 Angie October 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

Every mile matters because it’s another mile towards progress!

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123 Jenna October 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

Great giveaway! Every mile matters because when I run, it makes me feel strong and confident.

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124 Britt @ runwithbritt October 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

Every mile matters because it gives me a chance to push my limits and give thanks for the beauty around me.

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125 Natalie October 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

I started running 3 years ago as a way to get back into shape and lose the extra weight I put on during college. I had no big plans for running, just a few miles a week. However, slowly but surely I found that running was an awesome way to challenge myself! I was so proud when I started running distances that I had never accomplished before. It wasn’t long before I completed my first half marathon in 2011, and I must say that it’s been one of my proudest accomplishments! I would have never thought I would ever be able to run that far! Every mile matters to me because it’s proof that I can accomplish my seemingly “impossible” goals!

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126 Kate October 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

Every mile matters to me in order to stay healthy. My dad (former ironman and marathon runner) had a massive stroke at age 55. He continues to improve his physical strength and has encouraged me to keep running no matter what!

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127 John October 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

Every mile matters because each mile I put under my feet, that’s another mile to keeping me healthy for my family. Countless studies demonstrate how critical it is to keep active in order to live a long and healthy life. With the history of medical issues in my family, I know I need to pound the pavement to make sure I’m around for my wife and kids long into old age.

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128 Jessie October 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

I started running to get in shape and to provide some exercise for my golden retriever. We both had so much fun I have continued to run. Every mile matters to me because it keeps me fit, it’s a stress reliever and its free mental therapy.

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129 Michele October 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

Every mile matters to me because I know I’m getting stronger with every stride forward. I’m proving to myself and the world that I CAN DO THIS!

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130 Jill E. October 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

ever mile counts because it proves that if you just get out there you can do anything even if its not as fast or graceful as you would like it.

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131 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom October 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

I started running 4 years ago when my brother(34 at the time) only had several months to live. I had so many emotions that I didn’t know how to deal with and running helped me so much. I had just had a baby(3 months prior) so that combined with my brothers failing health took a great mental toll on my body. Running became my release and when I was tired or hurting, I pushed through knowing that my brother would have given ANYTHING to be given that chance.

I have yet to become a distance or fast runner but every step I take I am reminded of my brother and many others who have lost the ability to do something so simple that we take for granted on a daily basis. I run because I can!!!

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132 Colleen October 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

Every mile counts because every mile makes you stronger.

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133 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run October 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

Every mile matters to me for so many reasons! Because it’s my “me” time, it makes me thankful that I can run when so many can’t, and because I don’t want to repeat all the unhealthy mistakes of my family.

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134 Julia October 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

I run to try and keep my heart healthy and to gain perspective on things that sometimes its hard to focus on while at work or home.

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135 Megan October 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

Every mile matters to me because it means I’m getting stronger, going further and getting better. Each mile helps me believe in myself just a little more.

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136 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

Every mile matters because it’s proof that I can run after the DR’s said it would be doubtful. After two knee surgeries I can still run! Every mile matters because it’s painful but worth it.

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137 Rebecca October 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

I started running in college to try to ward off the college pounds. Now I run to keep up my fitness, because I love it, and because my crazy pooch really loves it!

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138 Christa Hoskin October 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

I love to walk but dont have the motivation to push myself to run most of the time. Every mile matters to me because even though i am moving slowly, at least i am still moving!

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139 Lindsay October 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

I used to have really low self confidence until my mom, an avid lifelong runner, took me running in the 7th grade. It sparked a fire in me for fitness. We were running partners for 12 years. Since moving away after college, running has become so much more than a form of fitness and a confidence booster – it reminds me of home. Every mile I run I feel a little closer to mom.

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140 Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing October 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

Every mile matters because I’m always improving!

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141 shan October 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

i started running to relieve anxiety and stress — every mile i run gives me just a bit more mental clarity and makes me a happier person.

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142 Lisa October 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

Every mile counts because it is one mile closer to my goal of being healthy!

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143 Ashley October 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

Every mile is different and helps with training. Each mile teaches me something about my training. Each mile also helps me reflect on my day or on my life whether good or bad. It is me time and I freaking love it!

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144 Katie October 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

I started running to lose weight- pretty typical. But, I have found that it calms me down and grounds me. There is so much going on in my crazy life, that running is what brings my focus back to myself. It’s one thing I can control.

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145 Tami October 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

Every mile matters because it gives me energy for the day and makes me stronger! I’ve never had a garmin and I think it would make my runs better instead of using (and holding!) my phone! ah!!

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146 Cheryll October 2, 2012 at 10:49 am

Every mile matters because I work so hard for them! And I always want to get better…

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147 Cher @ Weddicted October 2, 2012 at 10:49 am

Great giveaway :) Good luck to all.

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148 Emily C October 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

Every mile matters to me because running helped me recover from anorexia. It taught me that I have to have a healthy relationship with food in order to fuel my runs. I am currently training for my first full marathon and I am thankful am so thankful that running helped save me!

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149 Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer October 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

I started running after the birth of my daughter in 2010 as a way to lose the baby weight. I keep running because it is how I learned to feel strong. Every mile counts because it reminds me that I am strong and capable.

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150 Whitney October 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

Because you never know if it may be your last for a while because of illness or injury!

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151 Tasha October 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

Every mile counts for me because not only has running helped me to lose weight and get healthy, but it’s helped me to truly take the time to embrace the present as it’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind that is life.

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152 jenna October 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

Every mile that I complete still amazes me. I remember dreading the 1 mile run in gym growing up, so the fact that I’ve completed 2 marathons and 5 half marathons is kind of unbelievable to me. I wish my gym teachers could see me now!

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153 Life's a Bowl October 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

Pink or green?! BOTH are my favorite colors, awesome choice :)

Every mile matters to me because it’s one more mile than I thought I could do!

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154 Lara October 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

Every mile matters to me because I want to run while I can! We all have friends and family who are sick or can’t be active, so we should run for them, because we can :)

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155 Amber October 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

I am running to lose weight and training for my first half marathon! It is on my bucket list to run a marathon someday!

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156 Lisa Fine October 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

I feel like every mile I run adds minutes to my life, makes me feel healthier and stronger, and gives me more time to reflect on my day.

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157 Casey October 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

Every mile matters to me because the first time I ran a mile (sophomore in high school gym class) marked the worst day of my life. I was overweight and out of shape and was the only one in the class who couldn’t finish.

Now, 9 years later, I’m about to start training for my first marathon! (Boston at that!). Whenever I doubt my ability to finish a long run I just remind myself how far I’ve come. I would totally love this new tool to help me along the way! My bigger bulkier garmin just broke recently so this snazzy little buy would make a phenom replacement.

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158 healthy ashley October 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

So cool! I’d love to add it to my training!

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159 Tracy October 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

Every mile matters to me because every mile I go I’m proving to myself that I am capable of more than I ever could have imagined. There’s something to be said for how powerful it is to be involved in a sport where you are continually watching people push past what they think they can do to achieve something even greater.

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160 Ailed Arvizu October 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

To me every mile matters because it brings me another mile closer to a happy and healthier me. I started running 13 months ago because I had just started a blog as part of my weight loss journey and need to kick my metabolism in the butt, and 6 weeks later, I ran my first 5k. Now 13 months later, I’ve done 3 – 5ks, 1 – 10k, warrior dash and 2 sprint triathlons. I’ve used the run keeper app on my phone through this journey but as I continue to bring on longer distance, I know that the Garmin would be a great training tool.

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161 Sally Kate October 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

Every mile counts because it’s usually those shorter fast runs that I have to drag myself off the couch for, not the long and slow ones- but they are just as important!!

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162 Megan @ The Running Doc October 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

Every mile matters because it keeps me sane! Seriously, without running I’m pretty sure there are days my head might explode.

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163 Caitlin October 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

Every mile matters to me because my body is capable and strong enough to run long distances and I get to explore beautiful places around the place I live along the way.

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164 Christine October 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

every mile matters because I also started exercising to lose weight (down 100 pounds over 3 years and 2 pregnancies and it feels amazing!) I started running in January and I love it! I am running my second half marathon next weekend!!

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165 Frances October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

Every mile matters to me because I fought really hard to make any mile even happen. I’ve been sick, I’ve been injured, and running has been an intermittent pleasure for me, so when I can get out and pound out 1, 3, 6, 10 miles, it’s a great day.

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166 Jamie October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

Every mile matters to me because every mile I run is one mile farther than I ever thought I could. I have never been into running or even working out. I used to dread working out and am now a proud (very much a beginner) runner.

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167 AnneB October 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

Every mile matters to me because it is when I am in my element and I feel so much better and confident myself after I disprove my mental block that I can just keep running for miles

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168 Matty October 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

NEED TO GET ABOVE 40 FOR THE WEEK

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169 Katie M October 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

Every mile matters because after my car accident, I’m thankful to even be able to run! With major neck and spine issues, getting out on the pavement makes me feel powerful and that the body is an amazing thing! I’ve just recently started taking running really seriously, and it’s so nice to not be in pain while doing it.
xo

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170 Nicki October 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

Every mile matters because it shows my kids – all six of them – that health is a lifelong thing. You can’t just sit around and hope you are healthy. You need to work at it.

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171 Holly October 2, 2012 at 11:00 am

Every mile matters to me because after taking a long break from running through my pregnancy I have a whole new appreciation for what running means to me. I can’t wait to get back out there once my baby has arrived (and I have recovered from her arrival.)

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172 Jenn October 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

My 9 year old son passed away 3 years ago. I run because he couldn’t. And really never could because of his heart condition. I’m slower than a snail. But I keep going because I want to honor his memory.

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173 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

Every mile matters because running is what lowers my stress during these stressful college years!

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174 Jen October 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

At first I was running because I wanted to do a rundisney event so a coworker and I signed up to do the Tink and Princess. However after a routine physical I discovered I have high cholesterol so now ever mile matters to keep my heart healthy!

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175 AmyBrown October 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

Every mile matters to me because with every mile I become stronger, healthier, and a better example for my five sons. I don’t want the health problems my parents have. Some, I guess I can’t help, but u will try to fight them off with every mile I run. And besides, running just makes me happier than I already am! :-)

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176 Aimee M October 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

For me, every mile matters because running gave me a new start. I was miserable and overweight before I started running (/jogging) and I feel so much better about myself!

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177 Emily B. October 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

Every mile matters because it is when I solve the world’s problems (or just mine).

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178 Stephanie October 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

Every mile matters to me because I am always amazed by what I can accomplish. I never imagined that my body was capable of so much! Each time I start to focus on the parts of my body that I am unhappy with, I try to remember what my body can do, and I’m thankful for those things!

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179 Lindsay October 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

Every mile matters because you become stronger and healthier with each and every one of those miles.

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180 Misty Moore October 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

Every mile matters to me because with each mile I complete I am one step closer to breaking the cycle of obesity in my family. My parents are obese, my grandparents are obese, aunts and uncles, and even younger cousins are well on their way to that life as well and while I LOVE my family and their insides are amazing, I choose not to look the same on the outside. I choose to run because I don’t want my future children to become a part of that cycle. I almost did, but now I know that is not my future or my own family’s future. That’s why every mile matters to me.

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181 Krysta October 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

Every mile matters to me because I love making and reaching my goals and there’s nothing like the high I get after!

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182 Carly October 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

Every miles matters because it’s a great reason to keep myself in shape, and not to mention — running is just plain fun to me!

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183 Leanne October 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

Every mile matters to me because it’s one more step to becoming the strong, healthy person I’ve always wanted to be.

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184 Lindsey October 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

Like most people, I started running to lose weight. It’s become so much more than that- every mile counts because it’s my therapy, it keeps me sane, and it makes me strong.

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185 Christina October 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

Every mile matters to me because I use it as a healthy “me time” option. It helps me stay healthy and sane!

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186 Vicky S October 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

Every single mile matters to me because I am so blessed to be healthy! After developing some health problems in college, I was unable to run or workout. I never realized how much I appreciated a great, stress relieving run until I couldn’t do it anymore. Starting to run again was very tough for me after a couple years off. However now, I am increasing my distances and can run up to 8 miles! That is farther than I could ever go before! I am realizing that my body is strong again and I have yet to hit my stride! I hope to run a half marathon in the next couple years.

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187 Diane @ DixieJulep October 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

Awesome give-away!

For me, every mile matters because as a busy working mom, my runs are my “me” time, my way of investing in my own personal health and well-being.

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188 Rebecca Smolarek October 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

Every mile matters to me because running makes me happy. I feel better after I go for a run and I also know that I’m getting a great workout from it making me more confident.

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189 Casey October 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

I was very depressed & in a horrible state of mind last summer & i decided i needed to do something about it. So i impulsively registered for a half marathon, strapped on my nike shox (yikes!) & started training. Thank. God. I. Did. A year & a half later i look great, feel great, & am great!

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190 Hope October 2, 2012 at 11:12 am

every mile matters because with each mile, i feel more beautiful, strong, and confident :)

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191 Robyn October 2, 2012 at 11:12 am

Every mile matters because every mile brings a little more mental clarity to my day. Whether I’m running for stress relief, to enjoy the weather, chatting with a friend, or training hard for a PR every mile puts a smile on my face. Never have I ever regretted a run!

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192 Nina October 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

Every mile counts because it means I can run further next time!

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193 Pam F. October 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Every mile matters to me because back in the day, in middle school I was the slowest girl in cross country but now I just keep fighting to get better, faster, and stronger.

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194 Kathy October 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Every mile matters to me because I have so little time to work out to begin with, with my current job! So, I count even a single mile as a feat :)

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195 Pooja Parikh October 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

I ran my first marathon in May 2011 to defeat health issues I had faced for years. The year following my marathon, my health conditions became so severe that I was in a wheelchair at the beginning of 2012. I’ve had a few major surgeries, I’m doing much better, and I am determined to run another marathon. Recovery is slow but steady, and I know I can meet my goal! THAT is why each mile matters to me.

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196 Stacey October 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

Every mile matters for my mental sanity! When I run, I’m happier and nicer to be around too! :D

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197 Diana October 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

Every mile matters to me because it’s a step towards my next goal, whether to go farther, faster, or just have fun. These days my miles are getting me closer to that sub- 4 hour marathon :-)

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198 Kaley October 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

Every mile matters because it is a release of all the days worries. It is really the only time I stop to think and process the days happenings. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Garmin!

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199 Coby October 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

Since I am new to running and only run 1-2 miles at a time, every mile DEFINITELY matters! I can’t wait till I am running longer distances and I would love to have the Garmin to help me in my journey. Thanks for the giveaway!

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200 Em October 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

Running makes me happy and healthy – both physically and mentally.

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201 Adam October 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

I started running back in 2010, because my gf was a runner and I wanted to give it a try. The first race I did was the Gate River Run 15k and it felt great to finish! I’ve done several half marathons after that and still continue to run. I’m actually starting to like running, which is why every mile matters to me.

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202 Megan October 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

Every mile matters because it makes me happy! I can push myself with running and see the benefits every time.

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203 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

Awesome. Every mile matters to me because it keeps me healthy. Two years ago I lost 40 lbs. I’ve managed to keep it off through healthy eating and exercise (mostly running!)

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204 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

Every mile matters to me because, like you, I started running to lose weight. Several years ago I was over 200 pounds and knew I needed to make a change. Running was definitely the change I needed! I lost almost 50 pounds, make new friends along the way, and have totally revamped my life!

My husband has started running, too, and he’s lost 70 pounds!

Running saved our lives!

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205 Cait @ Cait Strides October 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

I run to clear my head. It’s amazing what a nice 6 miler will do for my mood after a rough day. I got into races back in 2009 and now I’m addicted! I love the atmosphere and the community that surrounds running!

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206 Tara October 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

Every mile matters to me because I have always been chubby and out of shape. I have tried to be healthier and more active and always failed. A knee injury coupled with unemployment, forced me into a deep depression. I do not run much but I run once a week to complement my workout ( I am becoming addicted to spinning and yoga). Every mile matters because I remember not being able to walk a mile without major difficulty and pain. I might be doing run/walk method but every mile I do is one I could not do for a long time. And that makes every mile a victory no matter how slow or difficult. I know one day I will want to tackle the half marathon in my home of NYC one day and I know that will be one of the proudest moments in my life.

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207 Bridget October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

I am currently running to get over a really bad break up-a man I lived with and was planning on marrying, had to move cross country and quit my job to just get out of the unhealthy situation, and had to leave the Garmin 305 I used to run with because it was his.

I am still running to maintain my sanity when sometimes I just want to sit down and cry.

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208 Amber M. October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Every mile matters when you get that feeling of accomplishment. It’s also a combination of staying healthy and having your own time to get away from it all.

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209 Kristin October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Every mile matters because it brings me closer to my goal of running a marathon!!!

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210 Meg October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Every mile matters because it makes me feel healthy and happy and has helped me make a bunch of amazing new friends.

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211 kathleenbean October 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

Each mile is another opportunity to decompress and breath in some fresh air!

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212 Liz October 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

Every mile matters because whether it’s run where I feel on top of the world or a run where I am praying for the finish line, I know I’m doing something positive for my mental, emotional, and physical health. I find a lesson in every mile that I finish!

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213 Britt October 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

Every mile matters because after a recent injury I was reminded that running is a privilege, not a right. I won’t be taking the ability to exercise for granted again.

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214 Emily October 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

Every mile matters to me because I’m just getting in to distance running and every mile is a new accomplishment!

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215 Tyler October 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

Every mile matters to me because when I started running I couldn’t even run a mile. Now I am competitive in my local races! Every mile reminds me of how far I have come and how strong I am.

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216 Samantha October 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

What a great giveaway! I started running as a way to keep in shape during college after my soccer career ended, then kept it up because it’s truly something important to me. It’s my stress reliever, a way to make new friends, catch up with old ones, or just be by myself. And I run to raise money for causes near and dear to my heart. Every mile matters because I always try to remember that I do it for those who can’t!

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217 Tracey October 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

Every mile matters to me because it means I’m one step closer to reaching my goal of finally running a marathon!

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218 Heather October 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

Every mile matters because it is one more than I was able to do before and that means progress! Sometimes progress can be slow and that is frustrating, but when you hit that extra mile it makes all the struggle and sweat worth it! A Garmin would help track that extra mile!

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219 Emily October 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

Every mile matters to me because of health and wellness. More miles = feeling good, staying toned and maintaining a healthy weight! It’s important to continue a healthy lifestyle and maintain it for life! :)

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220 Vivian October 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

Running allows me to avoid taking blood pressure AND anti-anxiety medication.

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221 mary @ minutes per mile October 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

why does every mile matter to me? because it gets me one step closer to the finish line :)

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222 Deborah October 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

I started running in 2004 because I had a dream of running the NYC marathon. After being sidetracked with a major injury in late 2004, I didn’t think I’d ever be able to run again. In mid 2005 I ran my first race ever and 2006 I crossed the NYC Marathon finish line. Seven years later I am still running for my health and sanity!

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223 Jessica October 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

Every mile matters to me because I feel myself becoming a healthier me every time I get out there and run.

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224 Kate October 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

Every mile matters because it reminds me how far I have come. I could barely run a mile when I was younger and now I’ve done many half marathons and a full marathon. Running makes me feel strong and accomplished!

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225 maija October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

every mile is 10 minutes less therapy i need.

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226 Cindy October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

Every mile matters because I never know when I’ll be unable to run. Despite suffering from burnout and injuries (from tripping and falling…) for over TWO years now resulting in every run being pretty disappointing – I know that if I keep pushing ultimately I’ll fall in love with running again – and if I can’t, I don’t want to regret not making every mile count.

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227 becca fitzgerald October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

Every mile matters to me because it makes me feel accomplished! I started running as a New Year’s Resolution/Goal and just wanted to finish a 5k. Now I’ve also finished a 10k and want to start training for my first half marathon!!

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228 Rose October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

Every mile matters because it is the only thing that keeps me sane amidst the craziness of grad school and clinicals

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229 Amy H. October 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

I just started running this year, so every mile matters to me because it sets a new milestone and shows me that my body is changing for the better – getting stronger with each step!

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230 wendie October 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

Every mile matters because running keeps me sane and happy :)

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231 Jessica@domesticated-bliss October 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

Every mile matters because it’s one step closer to a goal :) My current goal is to improve my 5K pace so I can start increasing my mileage again. Having the forerunner would be a huge help!

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232 Danielle October 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

Every mile matters to me because it’s proof that I can do whatever I set my mind to!

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233 Kim H October 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

Every mile matters because I’m just now coming back from a LONG injury hiatus and was told I might never run again. To be able to run one mile (or any amount) makes me so happy.

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234 Meghan B October 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

I run for how it makes me feel, both physically and mentally. Every mike matters because it makes me happy!

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235 Becca October 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

Every mile matters because it makes be PROUD of myself. I’m proudest of my running accomplishments; it’s hard for me, and I am proud of myself for doing it, every mile!

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236 Teresa October 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

Running is a way for me to catch up with friends if I need some chatting time or decompress if I need alone time. Either way, every mile counts to me because its one more mile I’ve gone!

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237 Heather October 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’m a stay at home mom and running is my chance to recharge and take care of myself. Every mile counts for me because every mile I run makes me a better mom and wife for my family. And it makes me feel great too! :)

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238 Lindsay October 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

every mile counts because running is necessary for my mental health!!! nothing clears my head like hitting the pavement :)

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239 Becky October 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

Every mile matters because it reminds me of my dad – he’s the one that talked me into running in the first place! I wish I could run one more mile with him but running makes me feel close to him now.

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240 abbi October 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

Every mile matters because it helps me realize how far I’ve come in the few years I’ve been running and the amount I’m starting to be able to give back as well.

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241 JessicaE October 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

Ever mile matters to me SO MUCH! As a first time Mom of a son I cherish and am grateful for every rare opportunity to get out the door and run with just myself and my music. Its important now more than ever that I am healthy and have energy. I never thought I could love running more than I already did, but since becoming a Mom I appreciate it so much more.

Thanks to Garmin and Meghann for a great giveaway <3

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242 Beth @ 990 Square October 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

Like you, running is my therapy, my grounding. I didn’t realize how much so until I got injured, and had to defer my entry to this year’s Marine Corps Marathon. Now I’m just sort of moping around. I know I’ll run again, but it kills me not to be out there now.

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243 Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy October 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

I first started running when my long term boyfriend was diagnosed with leukemia as a way to deal with stress. I loved it, but didn’t love it, if that makes sense? Five years later I started to run long distances because after a bad breakup with my fiancée, and unemployment in a tough job market- running became my release as well as my accomplishment. I may have felt like I had nothing going for me, but I was a “runner”, there was a great amount of solace in that. Every mile matters to me because it seems like each mile is directly correlated to my sanity!

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244 rachel October 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

Every mile matters bc running is medicine for my mind and body.

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245 Jean October 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

Running is just hard for me. I am a very mental person and have a lot of I don’t think I can’s in my head. So hitting each mile marker is always a small victory in itself for me and keeps me trying for the next one.

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246 Elise October 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

Every mile matters because you better make hay while the sunshines now — you never know when those miles are going to be taken away from you.

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247 Karen @ Run Shop Travel October 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

Such a cute watch! I have the 305 and love it but it is definitely bulky! Every mile counts for me because I was the girl who walked the mile in gym class every year growing up and now in a month I am running my first full marathon! (done 7 halfs!)

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248 Lindsay October 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

“Every Mile Matters” to me because I recently found out that I had 3 fractures of my right pelvis. I was in so much pain and had to wait 2 months to consider returning to running the pavement. NOW that I am healed, I am grateful for EVERY mile I run!

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249 Colleen October 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

Every mile matters to me because after being diagnosed with arthritis at 22 I went from not being able to walk while experimenting with medicine to running because I love it and because I can!

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250 Rey October 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

Every mile matters because it gets me closer to my goal of finishing two 10Ks next month and getting in shape for my wedding!!!!!

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251 Megan October 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

I’m loving the new Garmin! Every mile matters to me because I feel great after I run. In that 8-12 minutes (depending on how my body is keeping up), I am putting myself first and doing something great for me and each mile is a reminder that I’m important!

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252 amy October 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

Every mile matters because I do each one for me, my sanity, my health, my pleasure!

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253 Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run October 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

As a working mom and wife, every mile is a gift that I give to myself. It is the only time I put myself first. It keeps me balanced and helps me be a better mom, wife, employee, etc.

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254 Jessie October 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

My three-year-old son has Type 1 Diabetes. I run because he has no choice in life but to exercise to stay healthy. I want to set a good example for him, so that he will grow up thinking that exercise is just a part of life like brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. Every single mile counts because it is a reminder that we must take care of these bodies we were given.

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255 Megan @ The Delightfull Dash October 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

Every mile matters because the miles that I run can never be taken away. I started running this year and ran my very first 5k and 8k races. The training was tough, the races were even tougher, but each mile I completed was a huge accomplishment. Even through setbacks I can still look back and say “I did it,” and use it as motivation to keep going and not give up.

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256 brenda October 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

Every mile matters for my mood. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety and it all melts away when my feet hit the pavement or trail.

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257 PaigeP October 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

Every mile matters to me, because running heals me in many ways. Every step that I take, is time that I have to think about daily struggles and triumphs…time for me!

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258 Leigh October 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

I started running a year ago to do something positive during a rough time in my life. So every mile matters to me because each one is a reminder that I made it through and am better – and in much better shape – for it.

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259 Danielle October 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

What an awesome watch! I love the sleek design in comparison to the other Garmin models. Every mile that I run has taken on a new meaning for me over the past two years. My husband’s little brother (my brother-in-law) has cancer and the tumors have spread to his legs which causes him a tremendous amount of pain when he walks/stands/sleeps/etc. And yet he has the most INCREDIBLY positive attitude about what he is going through. When I am tired while running, I just think of the courage he has and how he fights through every day with such strength, and it gives me strength with each mile.

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260 Kylee October 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

Every mile matters to me because Being a recent grad with a new full time job it is so difficult to find time without making major compromises. I make the time I make every mile matter.

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261 Kellie October 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

Every mile counts to me because I realize each mile is a gift. There are people who would love to be able to run but are unable to. I run for them.

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262 Julz October 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

Every mile matters because it is progress towards becoming a better runner and I know that all my teammates are working just as hard!

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263 Samantha October 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

Every mile matters because it gives me peace. With each mile I have the power to work though problems or just leave it all behind me.

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264 Laura @ May Your Bobbin Always Be Full October 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

Every mile matters to be because it’s good for my mental health. Scratch that. It’s GREAT for my mental health. I use running to help keep my anxiety in check, and find time to sort through things in my head before making rash decisions.

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265 kelly October 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

every miles matters because it keeps me strong for my outdoor adventures.

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266 Laura October 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

I run to stay in shape, keep my dog happy and healthy (she starts to whine when I get home after work if we don’t go for a walk/run) and just because I enjoy it! Would love to try out the Garmin!!

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267 Megan October 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

Every mile matters because every mile clears my head and gives me peace of mind. :)

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268 Jackie October 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

Every mile matters because it makes the the impossible seem possible. Setting and conquering goals in my fitness gives me the confidence to tackle far greater challenges.

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269 Cheryl October 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

Every mile matters to me because they make me who I finally am, a runner. For so long I wanted to become a runner but I never took a single step. One day I realized I could be a runner too if I just got out there and ran. So now I continue to be a runner, however slow, every mile at a time.

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270 Emily October 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

Every mile matters because I am able to run! My brother had an accident that nearly killed him, and it was a reminder never to take my body for granted. Today I can run, tomorrow I may not be able to. Celebrate the body you have right now, not what you want it to look like tomorrow.

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271 alderaic October 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

well every mile matters as it prepares me for the next one :)

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272 janice Ellis October 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

Every mile does matter to me, because I am not a runner. Oh I know the saying that if you run one mile, you are a runner. Well, I have a hard time believing that. I live with a man who runs 6-10 miles a day during the week and 10-20 a day during the weekend. For us to spend more time together, I need to learn to run. I am a softball player, and so running more then the distance to 3rd base is a long way for me. I keep trying though. I go out on the trails with him, and even though we go our own way and speed, to me we are still together. Some times I just cant do it, and he understands, but someday I want to consider myself a runner and be able to run a competition with him. I keep trying.

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273 Maura October 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

Oh I would absolutely love to win this giveaway! I’m a fairly new runner (I’ve been running for about a year). I initially started running to lose weight and get in shape, but now every mile to me is a way for me to see how far I’ve come in a year.

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274 Casey October 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

I run to feel strong and it’s my “me” time. I just love the rush of energy and accomplishment!

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275 Samantha October 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

Every mile matters because the more miles I run, the more I don’t want to give up because I realize how hard it was to build up to this point and I have nooooo desire to ever start at the bottom again.

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276 Erika October 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

Every miles matters because I never thought I’d be running again after a horrific neck injury a year and a half ago – now I cherish even the challenging runs because it is a reminder that I am at least able to be out there doing it! Something I always took for granted before. Would love to win this…..I’m training for a half marathon and could use the right tools :)

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277 Odette October 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

I started running because I was inspired by my boyfriend (now husband)… he spoke of running so amazingly that I knew I had to try it. I knew I had to hurt a little so that later I would enjoy running as one of my passions. Why not get hooked on something so good for the body and mind? Every mile counts!

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278 Hannah Fleming October 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

I was always the kid who got straight A’s, except for in Phy Ed, and always joked about being unathletic. After starting running two years ago, and completing my first FULL marathon in May, every mile matters to me, because it is one more mile than I ever imagined possible!

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279 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

I run for my health, both mental and physical. It keeps me a sane and happy person! I only recently began to enjoy running and am doing it not only to stay in physical shape, but mental shape as well.

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280 Ash October 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

Every mile matters because it makes me feel better and better about myself and what I can accomplish.

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281 sara October 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

Every mile matters to me because each one makes me happier, healthier and stronger!

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282 Megan October 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

Every mile matters to me because each one is a connection to my dad. I run with him when I am home for summer and winter breaks. As hard as it is being away from home at school I run and feel like he is right there with me.

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283 Allie October 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

every mile matters because it takes me that much further from my couch potato life style. Running/Walking is something I do for me, which in the chaos of motherhood hasn’t always happened.

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284 Abby Stollar Ecker October 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

Every mile matters because it brings me to closer to my ultimate goal of running a full marathon at 26.2 miles! :)

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285 Kate October 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

Every mile matters because I am lucky and grateful for the ability to run every mile!

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286 Steph October 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

Every mile matters to me because a year ago I could barely run one mile and now I am running half marathons! I started running as a way to prove to myself that I could do it. It started as a personal challenge and has become much more over the course of time. The positives it has given me are countless, but to name a few … better fitness, a chance to meditate, and a new community of friends I would have never met if I hadn’t started running!

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287 ct cupcake October 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

after suffering a stress fracture last fall and being unable to run for over 9 weeks, every mile matters to me because I can run again! I was so grateful to be able to return to running again!

love the pink!

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288 Natalie T. October 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

Every mile matters to me ever since I was diagnosed with a stress fracture. I started running to keep myself healthy and fit. Not being able to run due to an injury was very hard. I appreciated my legs so much more now.

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289 Lucy October 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

I run to be the best me I can be!

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290 Rachael October 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

Every mile matters to me because I feel truly accomplished after a good run. It is the one thing I do that is completely for me!

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291 Molly October 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

Every mile matters because each mile reminds me to choose happiness. Running helps me keep things in perspective, it frees me.

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292 Amy October 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

I was a “fat” kid growing up. I remember having to do one mile in gym and thought it was a marathon. I lost weight as I grew up but still didn’t think I could actually run one mile. I started running to prove I could do one mile. Every mile matters to me because it is one more I didn’t think I could run and it makes the 11/12 year old me proud.

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293 Carissa @Fit2Flex October 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

I think running a gift and I’m happy everyday that my body CAN run. Every mile matters because I’m celebrating that gift.

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294 Karen October 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Every mile matters to be because I know one day will come when I can’t run and I want to be certain I get in some good miles while I can! Each mile makes me stronger mentally and physically and makes me appreciate my healthy body.

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295 Emily October 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Every mile matters to me because it proves that I am accomplishing my goals

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296 Cass October 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Every mile matters to be because it reminds me of how far I’ve come as an athlete and as a person. Running has given me confidence I never thought I could have.

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297 Colleen October 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Each mile matters to me because I have had a lifetime of substance abuse. I replaced one addiction for another. Miles. Each and every one of them are hope for tomorrow. Hope for stability.

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298 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Every mile matters because it has taught me that in order to exercise, I need to fuel my body with good food. As someone who previously dealt with an eating disorder, running makes me proud to be strong and healthy!!

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299 Jamie October 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

Every mile matters to me because its another mental and physical challenge to push myself. I’m looking forward to getting back into running after my baby is born later this fall.

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300 Crystal October 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

Every mile matters b/c I want to lose the baby weight before the baby isn’t a baby.

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301 Ashley October 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

I would love a garmin!!

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302 Ashley October 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

Every mile matters because exercise keeps me happy.

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303 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

Every mile matters because with each mile complete I feel more accomplished.

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304 Chelsea H. October 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

I started running because I lived right across the street from Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. One day I started walking, then I started to jog, gained speed and endurance. Since then I have run 3 half marathon and numerous 5Ks and 10Ks. Every mile means I am stronger then the last mile I ran and the sense of accomplishment will never be taken away.

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305 Kelly October 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

Every mile matters because it’s one more mile than you ran before that, and we all know the little things add up to big results!

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306 Alex October 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

Every mile matters to me because I am training for my first 5k!

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307 Kristina October 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Every mile matters because a little over a year ago, I’d never urn more than 5 miles… now I’ve completed three half marathons and had a 7 minute PR last weekend just 3 months after my last race (yay for an average pace in the 8s) and as of January, I’ll be able to say I’m a marathoner (Disney!). Not to mention, I look better and feel better than I ever have.

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308 Casey October 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Every mile matters to me because I was always the girl who said I “couldn’t” run…until I did :) I had no idea I would ever enjoy it as much as I do. Running our first 10K on Thanksgiving Day!

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309 kaitlin October 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

every mile matters because running is 100% personal for me. it’s my time with my feet and my brain that i cherish. every mile pushes me to be stronger, physically, mentally, emotionally. every mile means something different than the last.

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310 Shauna October 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Every mile matters to me because it helps me balance my mental and physical health!

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311 Jessica W. October 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Every mile matters to me because I am in the middle of my weight loss journey and am training for my first 5K!

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312 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I’m applying to medical school right now and I could not be more stressed out. Every mile matters for my mental health! Running allows me to let go of all my worries for a little while.

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313 Meghan October 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is my outlet. The more mileage I accomplish, the better I feel. I used running as a way to relieve boredom in the gym and a stagnant weight and have since lost weight, gained confidence and enjoyed every minute of it. Every mile matters because every mile counts.

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314 Erica October 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Running is my stress release. I work as an accountant and tax season can get really stressful. Running is my release, it keeps me sane.

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315 Heidi G. October 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Every mile matters to me because it makes me happy! As a working mom, my morning run is my only alone time, and I think that alone time helps me to be a better mother, wife and co worker!

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316 Jenny October 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Every mile matters because sometimes there are no miles. I had some pretty bad runs earlier this summer and felt low, but nothing compares to not being able to run at all. When I get my sea legs back, you better believe I’ll cherish every mile, panting, red-faced and all.

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317 Simone October 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

My best friend is cooped up in the hospital fighting for her life so every mile I run I run for her, anytime I get super tired on my run I just have to think about how much she would love to have the opportunity to be out there and I get a huge second wind.

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318 Danielle October 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Every mile matters because I think every run has it’s own little personal lesson to teach me. Whether it’s digging deep for that last kick of speed or getting on the road when I’d rather not, every mile matters in some little way. I’ve learned a lot about myself while running and since I’ve been injured for the last month, I’ve only recently realized how much it means to me and what a big part of my life it is. Can’t wait to be up and running again!

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319 kaity October 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

every mile matters to me because for 4 years i had shin splints so bad i could never run over 2 miles at a time 2x a week, which was torture because I’m someone who was used to running 30+ miles a week..changed up my running style and have completely CURED myself of those pesky shin splints…and every mile i run further than the last run is seriously THE BEST EVER..never tell yourself you can’t do it..have patience!

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320 Kyra October 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Every mile matters because each mile I complete I am closer to my goal of being healthy and sticking with something that I’m not naturally good at!

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321 Lacey Q October 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Every mile matters because it’s something I never thought I could achieve. So it’s about proving I can do it.

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322 Neely October 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Every mile matters to me because as someone who is not naturally athletic every mile is a new accomplishment :)

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323 Kyle Kranz October 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Every mile counts, because it all adds up on race day :)

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324 Brittany @Berries and Barbells October 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Every mile matters because it is my “me time.” The only time during the day I can spend on myself and not feel guilty!

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325 Cheryl October 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Every mile matters because I have always wanted to be a runner, but always gave up after a few weeks of trying – it wasn’t until I turned 45, started working out at a womens boot camp to get in shape, became addicted to fitness and finally realized my dream of becoming a runner!

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326 Megan October 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I run for fitness, but also because it is a family tradition. My dad was a marathoner and now I want my daughters to see me run a marathon. They’re not yet 2, but every mile matters because if I am spending it away from them, it better be worth it.

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327 beth October 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Every mile matters to me because there will come a day these legs won’t be able to carry me as fast or as far. Never take what you have for granted!

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328 Erin October 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Running lets me think, and it keeps my mind and body healthy. It allows me to challenge myself and set new goals and then accomplish those goals. Running is my time and every mile counts because, to me, every mile matters and I am thankful for every mile that I am able to run.

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329 Grace Kennington @ Eat Sweat Sing October 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Every mile matters because with each one, I get stronger! Physically AND mentally! :)

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330 Lisa October 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Every mile matters to me because I can hardly run ANY. I’m a newbie to this running thing and every mile I complete is a huge accomplishment.

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331 kathy October 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Every miles matter because it is hard for me to run longer distance so any mile over 1 is an achievement

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332 Ciria October 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I run for the races. Getting out there will all the people and music… its just so exciting and fun!

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333 Chrissy October 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Every mile run is a moment I step away from my desk. As a writer and grad student and teacher, this is very important!

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334 Morgan Hurst October 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Every mile matters because it is keeping me in shape and giving me quality time with my husband

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335 Michael Starace October 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I hate running, but I do it for the person I love. She loves to run and so I force myself so as not to miss a single moment with her.

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336 Kelly October 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Every mile matters to me because running makes my body feel good. I feel comfortable in my own skin when I am in the shape that running gets me to. Thanks for the chance to win!

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337 Aubrey October 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I run when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m anxious, or on just any normal day. No matter what mood I’m in, after I finish running, I always feel better. In my ever changing world since college I’ve moved abroad, came back, moved states, had my heart broken (multiple times), changed jobs, and gained and lost friends. However, running has been the one constant thing in my life. From one mile to 26.2, I’ve loved every mile. Every mile matters because in a world where my life is changing daily, I can always count on a run to bring me home and feel the most like myself.

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338 Alice October 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

oh no!! Every mile matters to an Italian runner too! :( We should be included considering running matters so much that I even follow the adventure of an American runner who writes a blog in English to get more motivated and that, my friends, requires extra work involved to read :D

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339 Will October 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The sense of accomplishment I get!

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340 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Every mile matters for my health and my sanity :)

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341 Katie October 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Every mile matters because it relieves me of stress and worry and makes me so incredibly grateful that I’m strong and healthy enough to have even a bad run that turns into a walk.

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342 Corinne October 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Every mile matters because each step makes me healthier, happier and stronger. Every time I run, I realize how lucky I am to do so.

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343 Jessica October 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Every mile matters to me because when I quit competitive swimming, my soccer-playing sister told me I could never be a runner. Last year, I ran my first half marathon and have since run 3 more and am training for another! Every mile I run helps me remember that I can do anything I set my mind to, no matter what anyone else says!

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344 Renee October 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Every mile for me is an escape–from the pressures of life. It is time for me to push and sweat and for that time simply be free.

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345 Lauren S October 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Every mile matters because I am struggling with weight loss and each step is improving my health.

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346 Alison October 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Every mile matters to me because they keep me healthy and a happier person!

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347 Kelly October 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Because every mile I run is 1 mile closer to confidence, 1 mile further away from self-doubt.

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348 Gina October 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I’m so excited for this giveaway. I just had a baby and I’m getting back into running. I use to run at the gym but now I’m hitting the road with the babe and need to know how far, fast, etc I’ve gone. Every mile matters because I’m better for my baby!

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349 Ashley October 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is something I never thought I’d be able to do and after plateauing and yo-yo-ing for years on my weight loss journey, I’ve finally lost more than 50 lbs.

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350 Erica October 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I run because my life depends on it, literally. I am a 34 year old stage 3 breast cancer survivor and running helped get me through a year of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries. I truly believe it not only helped my physically but mentally and emotionally as well. I am having a bilateral mastectomy in two weeks so I will be off for a couple of months, but you can bet I’ll be back stronger than ever as soon as I can!

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351 Meg October 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Every mile matters because I never thought I could run a single mile. Yet through hard work and training for 3 years I just ran a 10-miler race (Tower of Terror) without walking! I can’t believe how far I’ve come.

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352 Melissa October 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Each and every mile means I can do it!

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353 clare @ fittingitallin October 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

every mile counts to me because it’s something healthy I’m doing for my body after treating it terribly for years!

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354 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Every mile matters because it gives me more energy and always puts me in a better mood than I was before I headed out!

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355 Cat October 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I was the clumsiest, most unathletic child until my friend dragged me to sign up for cross country in eighth grade. Since then, running has become an essential part of me, a constant in a world of variables; it keeps me grounded when I’m stressed or sad, becomes a release when I’m angry, and only elevates my high when I’m happy. For the past year, I’ve been struggling with an injury and my day always feels off when I don’t begin it with a run. But not being able to go out for my daily miles has only made me cherish it more. Every mile matters because it makes me feel alive and complete.

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356 Krista F. October 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Every mile matters to me because every step I take makes me a better person, wife, friend, co-worker, daughter, sister, and doggy-mom. Running is my constant. In this crazy busy world, I know the pavement won’t judge me. Each mile clears my head and allows me to see what a very lucky woman I am.

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357 Krissy @ Shiawase Life October 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

EVERY MILE MATTERS because running is DEFINITELY a journey, not a destination. Whether it’s running for sanity, running to train for an event or just running for the sake of running, it all matters and makes us who we are :D

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358 Meredith October 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Running began as a way to get in shape… but now I find that I need running every day to blow off stress or just to mentally zone out and relax! It’s wonderful!

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359 NYC strong October 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Every mile matters because it reminds me that my body is strong, capable and resilient…something I have learned to never take for granted after battling and overcoming an eating disorder and surviving a near fatal bike crash. Getting back out on the roads, being thankful for EVERY mile the easy and the hard ones is what showed me how strong I am and brought me across countless finishlines, including Ironman Lake Placid in under 11.5 hours. Every mile does matter.

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360 Carly D. @ CarlyBananas October 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Every mile matters to me because I was sick a lot earlier this year. I went from running a lot to not at all. And now, even though I’m not running as much as I want to be, I know every mile will take me back to where I want to be :)

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361 Monica October 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Every miles when I’m running matters because running gives me the strength and endurance for the other miles in life – the miles at work and the miles at home that are always more difficult than the ones in my running shoes.

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362 Maria S October 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Every mile matters because I have a goal!

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363 Natalie @ Free Range Human October 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Although I’m not a avid runner, I feel like I relate a lot of my experiences with hiking to those of the runners I read about. Every mile matters to me because it’s one more that moves me towards the best possible person I can be.

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364 lynne @ lgsmash October 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

every mile matters to me because after overcoming 2 knee surgeries 1 year ago, i take no miles (or steps or jumps or anything!) for granted. each mile is special and a triumph.

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365 Melissa October 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I run because it gives me a chance for a little “me” time without my children- that I am getting healthier at the same time is a win/win!

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366 Amy October 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Every mile matters because I am so so grateful for the ability to have them! They give me “me” time, they make me feel strong (physically and mentally) and I hope I never take them for granted.

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367 Jessie October 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I was the girl who could barely run for 10 seconds around the track in high school. My more athletic classmates laughed at me as I huffed & puffed, always walking while they were running.

I don’t want to be that girl anymore. 20 years later and I can still hear their laughter.

I want to run to prove them wrong. To prove myself wrong.

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368 Rebekah October 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Every mile matters because I want to get farther, faster, and achieve more than I did yesterday. It keeps desire alive. Plus, there’s no better cardio than a good run :)

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369 car October 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

every mile matters because it’s one more mile i’ve pushed myself to achieve, and that’s the most important thing

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370 Summer October 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I’m applying to med school right now- it’s terrifying to think that my future us in the hands of others. Every mile matters because every mile is therapy- it’s in my control

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371 Val October 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Running helped me to overcome an eating disorder and every mile since has helped keep me happy, healthy and sane!

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372 Melanie October 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Every mile matters, because every step is a gift and a reminder of how grateful I am to be able to get out there and move!

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373 RunInBoise October 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Every mile counts for me because that means one more mile of bragging rights. :-)

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374 Beverly Aragon October 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Every mile matters because I only get out to run occasionally. It’s really hard on my hips and knees so as much as my mind loves it, my body speaks otherwise. :) I do love to run for the endorphins and the “me” time so while I can’t do it on a more consistent basis, I make sure to relish every single mile…err step!

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375 emily b October 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Running is the one thing that always makes me feel good about myself. No one can take away the miles I’ve logged, and I am a stronger person for having run each and every one of them.

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376 Beth October 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I would LOVE to win a Garmin!! It’s been a tough year for me and half marathon training has been major therapy. Something about distance running is just sooo good for the soul. :)

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377 Mel October 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I run for bragging rights. And so I don’t get fat.

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378 Kristi M October 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

fitness and bragging rights :)

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379 Jill October 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Each mile matters because each one is difficult and I’m proud of myself for finishing them!

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380 Sarah A. October 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Every mile matters because I used to HATE running! I was always a swimmer and a road biker, but running made me cringe. In fact, my dislike for running kept me from signing up for triathlons… even though I had the other two sports under my belt. About two years ago, I took a good look at myself and decided that my dislike of running was really a fear of failing at it. I ran around the block that day. It wasn’t too bad, so I ran twice the next night. Soon I was running 5 miles with no problem! I took some time off to have my daughter, but I have been back to running for 6 months and I have been gaining strength ever since! I have done some 5k races recently and hope to sign up for my first triathlon in 2013! This would be a great tool to help me reach my goal!

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381 Debra October 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Every mile matters because it is one step closer to being the athlete I thought I could never be.

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382 Savannah October 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Every mile does matter to me. I am 19, a student at Georgetown University, and promised myself by my sophomore year in college I would run a half marathon. Next Saturday, I am off to run my first half marathon. I never thought in a million years I would be sitting here saying this. But every mile I take is another mile I have never taken before. Every mile is a new personal record and a new way of telling myself I am capable, strong, and blessed to be embarking on my personal running journey.

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383 Kristin October 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I run to lose weight and keep weight off and I run for sanity. I also enjoy running because my husband is a runner and its something we bond over continually!! Love running!!

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384 jennie October 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Every Mile Counts… I started running about a year and half ago to save my marriage. We had been married for a few years, and had a small child. I was average size when we got married. I let myself get into terrible habits of eating poorly and not exercising. He however has always been into fitness, and was able to workout for his job. Stuck at home, bored, with a baby, while he was gone for long periods of time for his job the weight just piled on. At 5’2″ I was at 215 lbs, and felt terrible about myself which in turn radiated out into everything I did. Always in a bad mood, lazy, and just miserable in general. One day my husband said what I thought was the harshest thing “you are fat and unattractive” and I couldn’t believe the words coming out of his mouth. I felt that way about myself, but never voiced it, and now that he had said it, it was all too real. I decided then and there to change myself, be a better person, and a better role model for our daughter. I couldn’t run a block when I started. A year later I had lost 90 lbs, and was at a healthy weight for my height. Blood pressure normal, finally. I got my confidence back, and gained a sense of accomplishment. To go from not being able to run a block, to running 5 or 6 miles like nothing. I’m proud of myself, and what I can do. I still run 5 days a week, but not for losing weight, for keeping myself.

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385 Sandy W. October 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Every mile matters because I matter. Running is my chance to be me when life is pulling at me to be one of the many hats I wear. I run for me, my health, my sanity.

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386 meghan October 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

every mile matters to me because its has helped me battle depression for the past half decade. its the best remedy to make me feel better

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387 Jess October 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I was put on high blood pressure meds at 22 (way too young)… I started running after that, and 6 years later haven’t stopped. I am now med-free and no longer have any issues with high bp. Every mile counts towards prolonging a healthy life!

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388 Alyssa October 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Every mile matters to me because it reminds me that not everyone is fortunate enough to run due to health and physical conditions. I want to keep moving so when I’m old I can look back and feel I truly used my body.

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389 Katie October 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I run to stay in shape! It’s a necessary evil to me!

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390 penny October 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I run because I can. I may not be the fastest, but it keeps me young, keeps me thin, and keeps me from going crazy

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391 Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups October 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Every mile matters because I feel so blessed to have the ability to run and be active. With every mile and step, I feel stronger!

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392 Chelsea October 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is the time that I get to solely focus on myself. You really get out what you put in. There was a time where I thought I would never be able to consistently run again because of injuries, however with dedication and training, I was able to run my first half marathon this past August and fell in love with running even more.

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393 Rebeccah October 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Every mile matters to me because…
I was the first person in my family to start running, and then everyone picked it up. My mom and sister just finished a half, my dad is doing the Chicago marathon and my brother runs 7-8 miles for “fun”. I’ve fallen off running but I still pop out a 5k every so often.

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394 sarah roberts October 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Every mile matters because I feel better mentally and physically after I run. It helps me to do more than I could ever imagine.

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395 ashley m October 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

i run because…i know without running 1 mile, i’ll never run 13.1 (or sometime 26.2).

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396 Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale October 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Each step of each mile is one step farther from my eating disorder and one step closer to living my life to its absolute fullest!!

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397 Kate October 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Every mile matters to me because I feel so blessed to have the ability to run. My brother is in a wheelchair and i’m sure would kill for the opportunity to run even 1 minute. So when I’m having a rough run, I remind myself that this is a privledge and a gift.

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398 Mary October 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Every mile to me matter because when I was ten I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Running makes me want to be healthy and motivates me each and everyday to make the right choices!

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399 Carol October 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I run to be a better mom, daughter, sister and wife!

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400 Jen October 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I started running for 7th grade cross country because I didn’t want to play volleyball. I’m still running now at age 26 because when I go to long without running I miss it terribly and it helps me think more clearly and feel better in general. And I like to race!

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401 carolyn October 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Keeping my mood up and my weight down is why every mile matters to me

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402 Brittney October 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Every mile matters to me, because running keeps my sanity… be it 10 min or an hour, that time is either spent gossipping with a running partner or getting lost in my own thoughtS!

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403 sarahsaysrun October 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Every mile makes me a stronger runner, and a stronger person. And the garmin keeps track of how many!

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404 Lisa in IL October 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Every mile matters for my sanity, it keeps me strong physically & mentally.

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405 Lisa Watkins October 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I started running because I thought that’s what all healthy people did. It just seemed like the thing to do. Then I fell in love with it. It’s an incredible way to learn discipline and feel pride in something you do all by yourself.

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406 Kaylin October 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I decided to sign up for a half marathon (only a week and a half left of training!) because it was on my bucket list but also because I was looking for a way to change up my workout routine as I am looking to stay in shape for my wedding! Along the way I have fallen in love with running. I love the challenge and love the “runners high” I feel after. It has given me confidence and showed me how far I can push myself. I would love to add a Garmin watch to my running outfit, I have recently stopped running with music, but still have to carry my iPhone with me to track my miles. This is why every mile counts to me!

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407 Megan October 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Every mile matters b/c it brings me one step closer to my goals!

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408 Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! October 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Every mile matters, because every mile makes me a better runner. Running is a *huge* stress reliever for me, and even one mile will set my mind at ease.

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409 Arpi October 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I began running in 2010 when a very special friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. It first became a way to escape my reality. Every mile was a distance further away from the real world. However, I changed my view point and decided to make running not just an escape but a way to help out my friend and others with cancer by doing sponsored runs to help with cancer funding. :)

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410 Jennie October 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Every mile matters because it’s something I do for me. It shows me that what I think are my limits really aren’t and when I think I’m done, I have more. And that’s a lesson I take with me everywhere in life.

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411 Jessica October 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Every mile matters to me because I just started running this year and am working at getting faster and better for my second half marathon in November. I ran my first on one of the hottest days in San Diego this summer and had so many moments I didn’t think I could make it. That feeling at the end and for the next few days made those 13.1 miles matter so much to me and my self confidence! I accomplished something I never thought I would and now I need a Garmin so I can do it again but even better!

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412 Daniella October 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Every mile matters to me because… it gives me time to think about what’s going on in my life. It’s nice to have that extra time to reflect on my current situation and it doesn’t matter where I am in the world – I can throw on a pair of running shoes and have some “me” time.

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413 Caroline October 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Every mile matters because it proves that I don’t have to be held down by my medical condition. I can choose to be healthy and make healthy choices- I don’t have to take up the victim role! I love that!

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414 Lauren October 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

another mile means that i’m getting stronger and on my way to getting back in to shape!

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415 Casper October 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Every mile matters to me because running (or walking) is my time to clear my head. As a working mother, with a 2.5 year old and expecting twins, getting out for a run or walk keeps me sane.

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416 Sharon October 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is a reminder of what a healthy body can do. I have a very special person in my life that can’t run due to an injury and so I’m able to cross off those miles for him. I run each mile because I can.

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417 Crissy October 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Every mile matters to me because I made a commitment to fitness and am sticking to it! We have similar stories of college weight gain to transforming into healthier living styles once becoming a young professional. I am inspired to continue with my fitness goals because I love the way I feel when I work out, and I like the positive effects I have on teaching my nieces and nephew about fitness, being active, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle! PLUS, what’s better than free therapy! I run to stay sane :)

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418 Ari @ Ari's Menu October 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Every mile matters to me because for every however many minutes I spend running them, I have those minutes for just me, to free my mind from the rest of life, and do something for myself.

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419 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Every mile matters to me because it’s proof that you really can do ANYTHING you set your mind to. I started running earlier this year to get in shape, and at the time I couldn’t run longer than half a mile without stopping. Since January, I’ve increased the distance of my longest run to 7 miles, I’ve competed in two races (4miler and 10K), and my longest distance/race yet is in 3 weeks, the Army 10 Miler in DC. I am so proud of how far I’ve come, and I have my sights sent on a half marathon and a triathlon in 2013!

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420 Haley October 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Every mile matters to me b/c my goal in life is to live as long and as best as I can. Running helps me reach this goal!

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421 Andrea S October 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Every mile matters because each time I lace up my sneakers there is at least one pair of little eyes on me. While they may not always listen to what I say.. I hope that they will imitate what I do :) Find a sport and LOVE it!!

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422 Emily October 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

What a great giveaway – thank you for the opportunity!

Every mile matters to me, because it brings me that much closer to being happy and healthy. I’ve got a long ways to go (170lbs to lose!) but I’m not letting that squash my dream of someday running a marathon with my father. *

* who, btw, is 58 and just ran his 25th marathon. BAD. ASS. ;)

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423 Christina October 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Every mile matters because running makes me feel good about myself and also about life. I started running long distance about 6 years ago. I have since run 1 marathon and about 7 or 8 half marathons and a number of shorter runs. I sometimes fall off the wagon and try new things but running has remained a constant. I always come back to it and no matter what it helps to clear my mind and makes me feel refreshed. I honestly feel that running has made me a better person!!

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424 jameil October 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Every mile matters for me because obesity and its ills are prevalent in my family. I’m glad to be able to get in front of that and hopefully stop it from ever happening to me. And I hope that my running will encourage some of them to take charge of their health.

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425 allison October 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Every mile matters to be because I have had serious injuries that have taken running away from me, and therefore I know how precious it is to be able to walk out the door and run!

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426 Kashi @ Cape Island Runners October 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Every mile matters to me because each means that my body is strong and healthy enough to put one foot in front of the other and reminds me how grateful I am that I can do that :)

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427 Tabitha October 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Ever mile matters to me because I run with Team in Training. I am running to honor those that can’t run because of cancer. A cause that is near and dear to my heart.

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428 Beth October 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’ve worked so hard to gain this fitness; I never want to lose it!

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429 Morgan October 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Every mile matters because running is the only thing I do that’s just for me.

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430 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’ve been eying this watch ever since you reviewed it and think it sounds like a perfect alternative to the fancy running watches that are too intimidating for me to use. Every mile matters to me becuase it’s the time I take out of my day for myself. There are not many moments out of the day that I get to be alone and a run is a perfect time for self reflection and “me” time. It also keeps me healthy, happy, reduces my stress and makes me feel amazing.

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431 Valerie October 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Every mile matters to me because there are so many people who physically can’t run, for medical reasons or otherwise. Every run is a gift and I’m fortunate to be able to push myself to accomplish new goals.

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432 Ali October 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I began running as a way to get healthy for myself and my family. I have now lost 62 pounds and “every mile matters” in reaching my goals. The garmon would help me get rid of those last 15 pounds!

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433 Joell October 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Every mile matters because running is my therapy and its the one part of my life that is only for me.

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434 Cassidy October 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Every mile means accomplishment to me. Accomplished in feeling healthy and happy.

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435 Amy Mc. October 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Every mile matters because it is my version of therapy. I get out there and pound the pavement and every stress flies out of my mind.

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436 Taylor October 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Every step matters to me because it shows how much my body can accomplish when motivate myself to keep going. I would love to use the Garmin 10!

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437 Alexandra October 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Every mile matters because it means a happier, healthier me!

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438 Sarah AJ October 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I’m just grateful to be able to run. I have a special needs four-year-old who can’t even stand independently, which has certainly put my occasional grumbling about my slow pace in perspective.

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439 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Every mile matters because it reminds my body and mind what it feels like to want something and work hard. Of course, it’s always nice to see the benefit of those miles in the mirror afterward…

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440 Allie October 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

every mile matters to me because after fracturing my hip and not being able to walk let alone run, i truly appreciate every single mile i am lucky to run.

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441 Darbi October 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I’ve had a pretty tough last couple years of life. Each mile I run makes me feel stronger and gives me the confidence that I can do anything!

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442 Bing October 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Every mile matters because it reminds me of what I have accomplished to be and stay healthy. Plus it’s a stress reliever! :)

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443 Katie W October 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’m trying to make a real healthy habit of running multiple times a week. Every time I get some miles in, they count towards my goal. Habits are hard to make, but they’re also hard to break. Once I make running a habit, I don’t think I’ll stop! :)

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444 Katie October 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Every mile matters because every mile, half mile, etc is an accomplishment! It takes effort and 3 miles sounds like a lot more than 2.8 for example. I love tracking each step I take!

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445 Dina October 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Every mile counts to me because it gets me 1 step closer to my goal of a half marathon sometime this winter!

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446 Melissa October 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Every mile matters to me because it’s a culmination of every step I’ve taken (and I’m taking!) to get/stay healthy, commit to my fitness, and to put myself first once in awhile.

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447 Noel October 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

To get my mind, body and spirit in the best shape possible!

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448 Leslie M October 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Every mile makes me a stronger female and role model for my kids. If I can run, I can do anything

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449 LeighAnn October 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Every mile matters because it’s my future!

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450 Lizzie October 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Every mile matters because each one makes me happier and healthier!

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451 Jen October 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Every mile matters to me because I could not run while I was growing up. I always wanted to be a runner, but when I was in high school and waking up early on the weekends to try to ‘go out for a run’ and ended up walking after the first 1/8 mile – always – I was convinced that I would never be able to run. Little did I know if I kept at it, I would build up my lung capacity and my muscles and REALLY be a runner! After I started running regularly when I was 26, I suffered a severely sprained ankle and was in an aircast for 10 months with no running. After that experience I have such an appreciation for every single step I take when I run and I never take it for granted!

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452 Danielle J October 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting one of these bad boys ever since I saw your review!

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453 Jennifer T. October 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Every mile matters because every mile is a major win over just sitting on the couch!

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454 Krista Rajanen October 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I run because it makes me feel strong. When I run I feel like a powerful woman who can take on anything. The mantra I say in my head is, “I can do anything!” I love it. It makes me a better partner, teacher, friend, sister and daughter. Running makes me feel ALIVE!

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455 hannahviolin October 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I run for me. I run to clear my head and keep me sane and healthy. Every mile matters because it keeps me that way!

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456 Annette @FitnessPerks October 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Every mile matters to ME because it is my time to sweat, get the stress away, and clear my mind. Not to mention it makes me FEEL awesome!

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457 Lindsey October 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Every mile maters to me because I am able to push myself past limits I never knew I’d be able to. :)

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458 Emily October 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Every mile matters to me because it help me clear my head and keep me humble… it’s a blessing to be ABLE to run.

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459 Caitlin October 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is what keeps me going. I don’t know if it’s the endorphins or what but I live my best life when I’m running and being healthy. Running makes me feel the way I’m supposed to.

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460 Katie October 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Every mile matters to me because no matter what else is going on in my life, meeting my workout goals is something that I can control and makes me feel great!

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461 Krystal October 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

At first I ran as a way to get some energy out of the pups, now I run because it makes me feel good and burns up any frustration I may have felt throughout the day :)

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462 Leah October 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Every mile matters to me because it helps me clear my mind and focus on the good things in life.

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463 Jordan October 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Every mile matters to me because I love to eat ice cream! On a more serious note, running calms me down and provides a healthy stress outlet.

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464 Steph @ Upbeat Eats October 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Every mile matters to me because each mile is 1 more than I would have under my belt if I were sitting on the couch. It’s easy to say “what is ONE run going to do to affect my life? Will it even change anything?” Every single mile is a contribution to my health and happiness, even if it includes walking!

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465 Julia October 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I run for sanity and clarity and to keep my weight in check so I can eat lots of yummy food,

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466 Mona October 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I love pushing myself everyday with my training. Be it Crossfit, running or weightlifting. Every mile matters because it is one more mile that i am pushing myself to see how farther and faster I can go. For every mile that i go, i am pushing myself.

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467 Cathy October 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I run for my health. I am 51 years old and I want to be around to run behind and spoil my grandchildren one day. I want to teach them how to live a heathy life.

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468 Rachel H October 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I am an athletic girl born to non-athletic parents. I never learned to ride a bike, roller skate or ice skate. I only know how to swim because my mom is a beach bum. I started working out in high school, because you have to. I fell in love. Weight training, volleyball, softball, tennis. In college, I began running. I ran around campus, on trails, around the basketball court (hey cuties!), anywhere I could. When it was time to grow up, I joined NYRR. Now I love running with other people who love to run. It’s something inate, something that I can’t explain, it’s just a part of who I am, as an able-bodied human being, I was meant to run. Now I’m a mom and I run with my little girl in tow :) Every mile I run is for me and for her and for everyone everywhere who is fortunate and blessed with the gift of running; every mile is an opportunity to push your body and your mind, to grow and stretch and be happy and healthy. Thanks for the opportunity to share!

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469 Ja October 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

We are planning to conceive by next year. My husband and I run because we know that if we start taking care of ourselves now, we can be better parents in the future! :)

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470 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I run for the alone time! Getting a few minutes all to myself out in the fresh air gives me time to clear my head.

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471 Kristi October 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Every mile matters to me because I know I am challenging myself, and I have a sense of accomplishment when I have finished!

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472 Lindsay M. October 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Every mile matters because running centers me and energizes me– it centergizes me! It also helps to keep that pesky high cholesterol at bay!

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473 Heather October 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is therapeutic. With each mile, the stress melts away.

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474 Rachelle October 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile is a way to lead to good health, great legs, more peanut butter, and a awesome group of friends. I also love the feeling of success that you receive after a run and the atmosphere of several runners running together. There is nothing like it! Plus it’s a great way to explore your surrounding neighbor and nature while promoting physical activity to others and the family!

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475 Rachel October 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Every mile matters because I’m learning to love running! I’ve always been more of the gym classes/soccer type & I love the way I feel after running but I find it takes a lot of work. Therefore, I’m trying to enjoy and be proud of every single mile I accomplished!

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476 Ashley A. October 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Every mile matters because when I started running about 6 months ago, I struggled to complete one without a walking break. I now have run half marathons and other shorter races, and have found that I have never been more passionate about an exercise in my life. Running has absolutely changed the way I see my own strength, and that’s pretty freaking awesome!

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477 Lisa G. October 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’m a better mother, wife and employee when I run those miles in the morning. I love watching my weekly mileage tally up! I love running half marathons and am training for my second of three I’m running this fall. Hoping to add the Boston Marathon to my list of races I’ve run in the near future!!

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478 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I’m not much of a runner yet so every mile matters because I know I will not be motivated without knowing I’ve accomplished something.:)

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479 Chelsea @ CardioandCocktails October 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I originally started running to get back in shape but I dreaded every minute of it. After a few months of consistently running, I decided to sign up for a half marathon and I haven’t looked back. Last May I ran my first marathon and I still can’t believe it sometimes! Every mile matters to me because it reminds me of how far I’ve come and how strong I am today!

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480 Shauna@Pleasure, not Punishment October 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

What a great giveaway! My first half marathon is this Sunday (!!!) so every mile is instructive. I learn more about my body, my mental steel, and my spirit with each mile logged.

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481 Aimee @ Happy Medium October 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile is a hundreds of steps towards an accomplishment that isn’t about my weight!

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482 Robyn October 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

While I always ran as part of conditioning for my sports growing up, I began to really become a “runner” after graduating from grad school when I joined a marathon training program and raised money for the American Stroke Association. My Pop-Pop died after complications from a Stroke, and watching someone who was always so athletic and strong become so disabled was horrible for all of us. This was my way to do something to not only honor him, but raise awareness while getting healthier myself. Today, every mile matters for me not only to stay in shape but to hopefully be able to someday teach my children about the memory about my Pop-Pop! This Garmin would be an amazing way to keep my fitness going strong! Great Give-away!

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483 Denise October 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Every mile matters to me because doing this for myself makes me a better wife, mother, and friend. :)

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484 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Every miles matters to me because each one reduces my stress and brings me a sense of accomplishment!

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485 Jamie October 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Every mile counts because I have been injured all summer. First, a stress fracture and then IT Band. I am just now able to run. So every mile counts. I feel no pain finally. :)

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486 Kristin S. October 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Every mile matters to my sanity in law school. It helps me disconnect and recharge. Running during school has transformed my goal of weight loss to mental health. It has been so important. Never underestimate endorphins!

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487 Hope Epton October 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Every mile matters because if they didn’t, why would we run? It matters to everyone for different reasons, mine; accomplishment. It’s not easy to fit in a run – work, family, house, etc. there are a lot of excuses so I make a point of running more miles than I have excuses not too!

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488 Meg October 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm

After my softball career-ending knee surgery, they told me I’d never be able to compete like I once did. Every mile matters because in the race against myself, my fastest time, and my fastest pace, I’m consistently proving my doctors wrong! And let me tell you, it feels GREAT.

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489 Lauren Theis October 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Every mile matters to me because it’s one more mile I didn’t know I would do, one more mile that I didn’t know I could do, and one more mile to show myself that I am strong, capable, and persevering.

Great giveaway!

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490 Angela October 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Every mile matters because I wasn’t a “runner” until 3 years ago, so every mile I run now seems like a major accomplishment :)

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491 Chelsea October 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Every mile to me is a blessing. 6 years ago I had ankle surgery and thought I would never be able to run again. The freedom, joy, and peace I get from running is something I will never take for granted!

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492 Leada October 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Every mile matters to me because running makes me happy. I run only for myself and as someone who is always trying to do things for other people, it feels amazing to do something just for me.

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493 Bethany October 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Every mile matters because I have been plagued by injuries and I know being able to run is a gift. I am back up to 3 miles now and hoping to run a 8k in a month.

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494 Alina @ Keep Smiling and Love Life October 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I run because its helping me to recover from my bumpy past! I’m learning to love myself and to challenge myself. I know I’m worth it :)

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495 Abbey October 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile makes me happier and healthier!

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496 Jenn October 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Every mile counts because it’s my “me” time and it helps to keep me sane. The rest of the day belongs to my family, but my run, whether it’s 3 miles or 15 miles, is all about me.

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497 Rebecca Alwine October 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Every mile matters to me because it means I have another day to run, another day to live. Each mile I run, no matter how fast or slow, means I lived that day.

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498 Jaquelyn October 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Every mile matters to me bc I’m training for my third half marathon but my FIRST since having a baby! If I can get out there and log even a mile I’m happy. :)

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499 Pam Gordon October 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Every mile matters to me, because every mile helps me clear my mind a little more. It makes me less stressed and allows me to enjoy my time with my children.

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500 jennyh October 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Every Mile Matters! That is for sure, as a mom of 1 yo twins and a full time job I look forward to my daily runs for stress releif, fresh air and peace of mind. Rain or shine, jogging stroller or solo I am always ready to go :)

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501 Kristina October 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Every mile matters because it makes me appreciate my good health!

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502 Samantha October 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Every mile matters to me because running makes me feel healthy, happy, and strong!

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503 Kerry October 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I have three kids and the only ‘me’ time I get is when I’m running. Running gives me a chance to think and sort through everything in my head. I love my kids more than anything, but every mile I’m out on the road makes me a more same, happier mom.

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504 Emily October 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Every mile matters because I am just getting to the point where I am enjoying running! I have been on a fitness journey for a little over a year, and only recently have I decided to forgo some terrific group fitness classes in favor of a run! who knew?!

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505 Elizabeth October 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Every mile matters because I have become such an inspiration to my daughter. I started running during my weightloss journey and I have continued to run. My daughter is young and can’t keep up with me in running so she rides her bike next to me. However, she recently expressed interest in running, I can’t wait until she is old enough to keep up!

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506 Raffi October 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile helps my heart and my brain and my mood. That’s pretty much my entire foundation. Oh, and my butt, which is my foundation when I am sitting.

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507 Kaci October 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Every mile matters to me because each one restores just a little bit of my sanity from the crazy world we live in.

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508 Heather October 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Every mile matters to me because it reminds me how far I have come. Running is also far cheaper than therapy :)

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509 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes October 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is my “me time.” Nothing quite clears my head and leaves me feeling energized like a great run. It’s become a lifestyle, and I can’t imagine my life without my running sneakers.

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510 Ashley Adams October 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I run because it gives me clarity in my head. It makes me feel like I am acomplishing something!

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511 Stephani October 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Every mile matters to me because I love the feeling I get from running them! I feel energized and I feel healthy. :)

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512 Heather October 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Every mile shows how much stronger I am. It’s gone past losing weight to a way for me to prove both physically and mentally that I have fortitude.

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513 Angela October 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Every mile matters to me because it keeps me sane, happy and healthy!

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514 Meagan October 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I run because it keeps me healthy, but also because running has the ability to taper to my mood. Some days I run just to zone out completely and other days I use it to really push myself.

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515 MB October 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I run to gain inspiration and health!

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516 Ashley October 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is something I never would have dreamt I could do. Now I am training for my first half in 11 days! Every mile also helps to keep me sane–its definitely great therapy!!

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517 Laura October 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Every mile matters for me even more so now that I am expecting! Although my body doesn’t feel like my own anymore and I feel sick a lot of the time, running/walking make me feel like ME again. And I know the miles I am putting in now are making me healthy and fit for my baby. It’s a way of life I can’t wait to pass down to our Lil Peanut!

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518 Stefanie October 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Every mile matters because it is one more closer to my first half marathon. The more miles I add on to my runs, the prouder I am of myself.

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519 Valerie October 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I am so excited to read this post about every mile matters! I have always been a runner but I looking back, I wouldn’t say I was an avid runner. I ran a good four miles when I wanted to and really only did it to try to stay fit. I would do one mile to four but never any more. I had a Garmin Forerunner 305 and felt that that made me a runner! I never liked my time or took pride in the mileage. I just did it. I had little motivation to push myself harder or faster. What I was doing was trying to even out the fact that I smoked cigarettes with running. I was a health nut who smoked. What an oxy moron! As if that made it okay. I would run a particular path and reward myself with a cigarette from time to time when the run was done. How awful is that?

Then I met the love of my life, again (we went to high school together but nothing happened until almost 8 years later). When he figured out that I had the occasional cigarette, two or three a day, he was not happy. And for the first time in my life, I wanted to quit. I hated seeing his disappointment in me. I was a closet smoker who never admitted to smoking! Because of my now fiancé, I kicked the habit. It was easy. And I took up running as a sport versus a hobby to counter my smoking. I charged my Garmin, strapped in on my wrist, untied my earbuds from the knots, and went out my door every day, well okay 4 or 5 times a week, and started running for real. My lungs began to burn for the right reasons. I was growing into my running and I was addicted. I could run farther, harder and I was suddenly less exhausted. I ran miles upon miles. I started tracking my mileage. 25 miles a week. 30 miles a week. 50 miles a week. I wanted all the new gadgets. I purchased the Nike iPod plus. I have the Nike Lunarglides and the Nike LunarFly shoes. If I can’t run 50 miles one week, it’s okay because I know that I am capable of making up my numbers when I hit the road again. I mix weight training with my cardio and now I’m planning a wedding. Meeting wedding photographers, disc jockeys and sending out the Save the Dates, my running is taking a slight back seat. But the greatest part is that I can wake up at 4 am and run and then run after work. My double runs make up for my missed days running and the newest addiction is that it my double runs make me feel invincible. I can plan a wedding and run. I might miss my mileage or how many days I run, but I’m out there doing it. I have lost myself into running and yet, I have found myself.

I run to cope with stress. I run to stop worrying about family (my grandparents and parents are aging-aren’t they all. They aren’t suppose to!) I run to eat gummy bears! I run to be healthy. I run to be active. I run to feel fit. I run to be fit. I run to feel sexy. I run to be sexy. I run for those who can’t run. I run hard to push myself to the limits I didn’t know I could push. I run to run over problems. I run to reinvent myself every day. My runs make me stronger. My runs have helped me graduate college. My runs have helped me make the decisions to apply for my dream job. I run for my health and the health of others. I run because one day, I can’t

Every mile matters because with each step, I transform. Each mile matters. I celebrate all my successes when I run. I celebrate the successes of my runs. I learn from my failure when I run. I learn when I run, I am not a failure. I am inspired.

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520 Anna S. October 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile is a challenge. Running has never come easily to me but I still enjoy it and try to push myself to do things I never thought I could do – and that makes me feel strong and proud :)

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521 Meghan R October 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Every mile matters because I havent been able to run the past 2 months and I’ve realized just how much a part of my life it was. Whether its 1 mile or 10, its a part of my life and who I am.

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522 Courtney G. October 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Every mile counts for me because I am still a newbie runner. So every mile is a huge accomplishment for me. I love setting goals while running and meeting them.

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523 Nikki October 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Running is a major stress reliever for me and if I miss a run I turn into a huge bear. I always feel better, physically and emotionally, even after the shortest of runs. I hate missing my runs!

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524 Monica October 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Every mile matters to me because it helped me lose my baby weight and become a more balanced person. Plus, each mile I run means I can eat the foods I love (more miles = more calories burned = more food):)

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525 Jennifer V. October 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Every mile matters to me because it gets me one step closer to achieving a goal I never thought possible!!
What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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526 Nikki October 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile is a mile for me, my health and my life. Running wasn’t something that I would say I am good at or fast at. I enjoy it because it is the time I know I have set aside for me. Whether it is to get rid of stress, gain perspective/focus or just to have fun I do it for me.

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527 Liz Ford October 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I run to be happy! I’ve battled stress and anxiety. Running always gets me through. There are no worries … I just put one foot in front of the other and go. And the feeling after?! I wouldn’t trade that for the world!

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528 amy hays October 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Every mile matters to me because in 2001 I nearly lost my left leg to a staph infection. When I was told just how close I came to nearly losing my leg…and possibly my life…I never took my ability to do things for granted again. I started running and working out to stay fit then started entering races that were in my “bucket” list. My first race was a half marathon that is labeled as the toughest in the Northwest…and it was tough but I was hooked. Running to me has become a way of life for me. My schedule now revolves around my daily runs. I have also met some of my best friends through running.

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529 Steph October 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile I log in counts as 1 more mile towards my goal towards better health and fitness!

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530 Susie Le October 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Why does every mile matter to me? Because every mile I move adds more time to my life. Health and fitness are so important and I feel like I only have the right to be a role model for friend and family if I practice what I preach. :)

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531 Sarah S October 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Every mile matters because I used to weigh 356 pounds and running used to be a dream and now after losing over 140 pounds, I started running, while not the best at it, I enjoy it. And it hasn’t stopped me from training for several half marathons. Every mile feels like a victory for me.

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532 Lauren October 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Running matters to me because it reminds me that I am capable of what I previously thought I wasn’t. I also do it as a part of volunteering for girls on the run to encourage kids to appreciate who they are and to set goals for themselves.

Also, I didnt have enough money to get a forerunner, so i got one off ebay and paid a little less, but it doesn’t work, and I’m devastated!

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533 Annie October 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I’m training for my second half-marathon. Every mile puts me closer to my goal of finishing!

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534 Alison October 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Every mile matters because it makes me a better wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. I started my healthy journey in 2002 and it hasn’t been easy. In fact, when I started running I could only run a mile. Before I knew it, I was running 2, 3, 4, half-marathons and triathlons. Every mile matters because you eventually achieve your goal – whatever it is – even if it’s to be a better wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.

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535 Jess October 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I started running purely for vanity reasons. I wanted to look good. I kept running because I was running for my Grandpa doing TNT. After that I fell in love and found it challenging and rewarding.

After I had my daughter I used it to lose the baby weight and relieve stress. Happy mommy, happy baby, happy husband, happy life. I’m running my first post-baby marathon next weekend in San Francisco!

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536 Blakely October 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Every mile matters because each mile is a chance to focus on yourself for a little longer. I think so many of us get bogged down in the pressures of everyday life and every extra mile is a chance to give up worry for just a little while longer and enjoy the simple things, like running.

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537 Tiffany October 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’m sitting on my but studying literally from waking up to bed time with maybe two hours chill and eat time every day including weekends..any work out and every mile I get In counts!

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538 TriNurse October 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Every mile matters to me because I see long runs as a metaphor
for life. Running is just as much mental as it is physical. It forces you rely on yourself to accomplish the task. Training and running races has given me so much confidence in all aspects of my life. I only started running 2 years ago, as an adult, and it has brought so much joy and adventure into my life.

Great giveaway! The pink is adorbs!

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539 Kelly October 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm

In 2010, my dearest friend committed suicide. He was an avid runner and had completed his first marathon just the month before (in incredible time too – 3 hours and 17 minutes!). He had always tried to get me into running and I always resisted. His death changed my life in many many ways – but the foremost is that I run now. I run for him. Each mile matters because it’s another tribute to the life he lead – to the life he lost- and to the life I miss every day.

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540 Lainie October 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is my time to just be me. Between working, being a mom, being a wife, cooking, cleaning and managing everyday life, running gives me an excuse to do something that is not only good for me… It is something that is JUST for me.

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541 Debra Temoche October 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Every mile matters because that means I am one step closer to a healthier, happier, faster, and all around better me!

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542 Annie October 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Every mile matters to me, because it is one mile more than I ever thought possible. I was always the slowest kid in P.E., so I dreaded running. Now that I run on my own terms, I’ve accepted the slowness. Tortoise and the hare, right?

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543 Heidi October 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Because I just started running this year and don’t take any distance for granted!

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544 Su October 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Every mile matters because it means I’m healthier, better than I was before.

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545 Tracy October 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

every bit helps on my weighloss journey

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546 Krista N October 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Every mile matters to me because it helps me to stay in-tune with my thoughts the payoff in a race doesn’t hurt either! :) Running is something that I hope to never take advantage of!

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547 Jenifer October 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

After battling addiction for most of my adult life, every mile matters because it reminds me how grateful I am to be alive and PRESENT. Every breath I take is a miracle and every step I take is proof that I am stronger than my disease.

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548 Susan October 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Every mile matters, because it helps me sort out my thoughts, de-stress, and feel awesome!

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549 kathleen @ fittitudefreedom October 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Every mile matters to me because running keeps me grounded and gives me clarity . Running is cool and I love every step!

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550 Jen Ressler October 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Every mile matters to me because I am giving to myself. So many years I have done for others and not me. I paid for those decisions and now I take care of me. For me that is running. It is my salvation and my life.

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551 Siobhan October 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I started running for charity- at a 10K for cancer research fundraising and I’ve been hooked ever since. Now I run as my stress relief. I started grad school this fall so the few hours a week I run get to be my study breaks. I’ve even convinced a few friends to start running races with me.
Every mile matters to me because it is helping toward my goal of running a marathon (and then my goal will be qualifying and running Boston). I just completed my 4th half marathon last Sunday and for the first time came in under 2 hours (!!!) I have a long way to go but I’m pumped for it.

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552 Arie October 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Every mile matters to me as I beat anxiety and stress. As a grad student and now as I prepare for the boards I am working on beating stress one step at a time.

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553 Kate October 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I started running a little more than a year ago as a way to lose weight. Since I started, I’ve learned to love running, and it has become my primary stress-reliever since I started graduate school last month!

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554 Elise W October 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Every mile matters to me because it shows me I am capable, and that I can do what I set my mind to – even on those days when I try to convince myself otherwise.

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555 Kimberley October 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Every mile matters because I’m training for my first 1/2 marathon. I’m turning 45 this month and I decided I didn’t want to get older only better. Running has pushed me beyond what I thought I could do and it is very empowering

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556 Allie B. October 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is mine. My time to de-stress, work hard, zone out, grieve, express joy…. Whatever it is I need that day. Mile by mile, I work it out (physically and mentally) and am a better person when I finish than when I started. There is nothing like the feeling from hard speed session to make you feel alive J

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557 Alyssa October 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Every mile matters to me because each one puts me closer to my goal of running a full marathon. Each mile makes me stronger and gives me more motivation and determination to keep going and I gain more confidence in knowing that I CAN run a marathon in January!

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558 Meghan @ After the Ivy League October 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Every mile matters to me because it shows how far I’ve come as a runner! In the past, running 2-3 miles at 5.8 mph on the treadmill killed me…now I can knock out a 4-5 mile run and have FUN!

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559 Liz October 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I’ve always been a quiet, go with the flow person without very much confidence in my voice or my opinions. Running has given me strength. Every mile matters and makes me stronger and stronger.

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560 Amy P. October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Every mile matters to me because with each one I’m doing something good for myself and being a good role model to my kids and others around me.

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561 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Every mile matters bc I am just returning to running after an injury I incurred doing a half marathon in March. EVERY mile is a big step for me now!

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562 Candice October 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Every mile matters to me because its my “me” time. I lead a pretty busy lifestyle and running keeps me sane. I do my best thinking when its just me running around the city. I love it!

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563 Michelle October 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I injured myself training for a 1/2 marathon last year and had to take a LOT of time off. Every mile matters now more than ever because I can finally run again! You never know how much you take something for granted until you can’t do it.

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564 Maggie October 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Every mile matters to me because I don’t run as much as I used to and I’m thankful for the times I do run (and I’d love to do it more often!).

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565 Melissa October 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Every mile matters to me because running has replaced ballet as my primary source of exercise. I used to take being in shape for granted because ballet was something I just did without thinking. Now, running is something I do because I decide to.

P.S. I love the pink watch! I’ve wanted one every since your original review!

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566 Natalie October 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Because you don’t know how much you love running until you can’t do it. After I was hit by a car while out running and couldn’t run for 4 months, I knew I would never take running for granted again!

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567 Kelsey October 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Every mile matters because it is another step to a faster, stronger me!

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568 Erin October 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

What a fun giveaway! I run to carve out an hour of time to do something positive for myself everyday. We get so caught up in errands/bills/etc that it is important to spend time taking care of ourselves – and reap the benefits mentally and physically.

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569 Danielle October 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Every mile matters because I’m still working myself up to running by using a C25k program, so every mile definitely matters to me.

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570 Christine Hetzel October 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

My father had a stroke in August of 2010 after many years of making his work and career a priority and neglecting his health and having diabetes. It was the scariest day of my life. After helping him through recovery, my mom was shortly after diagnosed with MS and again the many years of her yo-yo dieting and not exercising didn’t help her in controlling her symptoms. I sat down one night to console myself with ice cream cake and realized that was my future. The next day I woke up laced up my shoes and went for a walk, the walk turned into jogging, downloaded c25k, and fell madly in love. This November I celebrate my one year anniversary of running at Disney’s Wine & Dine half. Every mile I run is a mile farther away from diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. Every mile I run is closer to being the person I want to be, happy, healthy, and active.

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571 Hope October 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I spent so much of my life thinking that I couldn’t run (I had bad knees, had never been a runner, etc.). I so often dismissed it by just saying “I’m not a runner.” One day, I decided to give it a shot and I was able to run for only about 3 minutes before having to take a break. Now, every time I reach a mile marker, I smile, remembering thinking that there was a time when running a “whole mile” seemed impossible – but I did it, and conquered many miles after that!

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572 Margo October 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I Run to battle eating disorders… if I run I have to eat. It has worked for the past 7years to keep me at a healthy weight and healthy mindfram!

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573 brittney October 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Every mile matters to me because it reminds me of how far I’ve come from the person I used to be. So intimidated to run outside, winded by a mile and self concious about telling anyone I even ran. Every mile pushed me and encourages me and keeps me sane most days.

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574 Kathryn October 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Every mile counts because its one mile closer to my goal of being healthy and running a half marathon!

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575 Daria October 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I used to hate running and could not run for 5 minutes without huffing and puffing. Then I caught the running bug last spring. Every mile matters to me because it shows me that I can do something I considered completely unfathomable just a few months ago!

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576 Carrie L. October 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Because every extra mile gets me that much closer to a half! A dream I never thought I’d accomplish!

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577 Kate October 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’m never as content, fulfilled, and at peace as I am when I run.

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578 angie October 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Running has helped me regain my health and ever mile matters because it is a celebration of that and keeps me sane.

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579 Billy Rodgers October 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Started out running to obtain my current employment fifteen years ago and have come to use it as a form of stress relief, a challenge to keepbfit and active, a way to clear my mind of the clutter of the day- and just a few years ago a way to cone to terms w the loss of my father at the early age of 64. I have passed on the joy of running to my three children and am running w the whole family and my brother this Sunday in my brother’s first 5k! All these miles matter to me! Thanks

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580 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Every mile matters because just the act of lacing up my sneakers can help set the right tone for my day. Whether I’ve got 2 or 10 miles on the agenda, the outcome is always the same…feeling good, confident, positive and able to keep taking steps that allow me to be the best version of myself that I can be. Every mile matters because looking at small steps and accomplishments help you keep going and arrive at the bigger picture. Every mile matters because it could just mean your future. For your health, your family, your children. I have been wanting my longtime boyfriend to get healthy for years, and it has just been recently that he took up running and is now training for a marathon! I seriously feel like all of my dreams are coming true. We can move ahead with our future with confidence now that we will be there for each other and set the right examples for our children. Every mile matters because there is nothing better than doing something nice for your body…and your sanity. ;)

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581 Katie @ running4cupcakes October 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I run every mile because I feel better after that mile than I did before it. No matter what I am dealing with in life, it is always better after a run!

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582 Jill October 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Every mile counts because it gets me one step closer to being healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle.

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583 jess October 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Every mile counts bc I have the opportunity
to.do.it!

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584 Tammy Freeman October 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is like breathing … I need it

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585 Emily S October 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Every mile counts…because every mile reminds me who I am. It is so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life, the give and take of work, the tides of friendship, the push and pull of family. Running allows me to step back and remember who I am, why I do the things I do, and come back to my daily tasks with renewed energy and a bounce in my step. Every mile counts because every mile allows me to be me.

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586 katie October 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Every mile matters to me because now I have a daughter watching my every move. What may have started out as a weight loss effort has morphed into setting a healthy example for her.

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587 Lori October 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Every mile matters to me because exercise keeps me sane. Like most other people, I also want to lose weight and be healthy, but the best part of working out is how great you feel after you’re done.

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588 Sara October 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile completed= a percentage of my sanity saved! I’m thankful for every bit of it!

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589 Nicole October 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Every mile matters because running is not easy for me, and every mile that I tick off is a big accomplishment. I love the feeling after a good run, and the endorphins arn’t bad either ;)

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590 Abbey October 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Every mile brings me one mile closer to my weight loss goals and the healthy lifestyle I want to have!

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591 Kaitlyn October 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

To me, every mile matters because I’ve worked my ass off to be able to run each and every mile. There was a time when I could barely run 2 minutes, and I’ve worked so hard to keep building my stamina and endurance. Every time I set a new PDR, I can’t help but feel so proud that I’ve pushed myself and worked hard enough to earn that distance.

I want the Garmin Forerunner 10!!! I’ve never won a giveaway before…I hope this is it!

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592 Laurel C October 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

When I’m running, I always have to remind myself to not think about how far I have to go, but how far I’ve come. I think this really transfers over to everyday life too. Every mile is another reminder of how strong and capable I am!

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593 Leah October 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Because it’s all about putting one foot in front of the other. It doesn’t matter if you finished a marathon, or a half marathon or even a 5k. If you just keep putting one foot in front of the other, you will eventually complete one mile. One mile on top of another mile on top of another, will eventually get you to the 5k, half marathon and someday even a full marathon. Breaking down goals is hard for me, because I want everything right now. WE all know losing weight and getting healthy doesn’t happen overnight. It’s all about one step in front of the other OR one mile on top of the next :)

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594 Heather October 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Every mile matters to me because this is something I’ve had to do for myself. I’m battling one of the most difficult obstacles in my life, and running is not only my escape, it’s my solution. I want to be a mom someday, and I’ve been trying for over 6 years. Getting healthy, and lowering my risk for diabetes, cancer, and overcoming obsesity has become my only priority. One of my goals is running the Princess 1/2, and I will keep running mile by mile, getting myself better, happier, and living my life to its fullest. Mile by mile, I will make my dreams come true.

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595 Alexandra October 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I started running to keep in shape and after a friend encouraged (challenged) me to train and run a half marathon with her. Before that I had never run 3 miles straight. Less than 2 years later I have completed my second half marathon and hope to complete a full in the coming year. Running has turned into a way to challenge myself and push my body to the limit. Plus the more I run the more yummy food I can eat!

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596 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Every mile matters to me – because I can! I run for many reasons, mostly becuase it keeps me sane and is great therapy for me. But, when I’m really having a hard time on a run or consider missing a training run (although this still happens sometime) I think about how lucky I am to have running as part of my life and I think about those people who can’t but would love to be able to run.

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597 Sarah Garner October 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Every mile maters to me because I did it on my own!! I never thought I could run until I just did and each mile is pure joy!!!

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598 JESSICA G October 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Every mile matters to me because I am a mother of two, ages 4 and under. I work full time and I go to school part time. Running gives me the opportunity to think, have time to myself, and destress. If I wasn’t running I would be a stressed, grumpy mother and wife.

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599 Amy October 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Every mile matters because it’s another chance to improve.

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600 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Running matters to me because it keeps me sane. :)

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601 Larissa October 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I started running for weight loss then it turned into some “me time” after my children were born.

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602 Emily N October 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm

every mile matters because it keeps my head straight. After being diagnosed with bipolar type 1 in 2009 I have tried dozens of meds to stabilize my wildly fluctuating moods. but running is what really did it for me.

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603 Erin October 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Every mile matters to me because with every step I become stronger- Mentally, Physically, Emotionally! (even if I feel WEAKER at the moment! ;) )

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604 Crystal October 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Every mile counts because I am training for a half marathon…and I am planning on rocking it!

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605 Rachel October 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’ve come back from injury multiple times… just getting back from a 3 month hiatus after a stress fracture during marathon training and even being able to run 2 miles feels great!

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606 Mary October 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is something i never thought I could do! I grew up with sports, volleyball, soccer, softball, you name it! BUT I, even at 16, was unable to run 2 miles. I, for whatever reason, had a really hard time running. I always wanted to be a runner. Over the years, I gained a lot of weight. Finally, I looked at myself in the mirror and said THIS HAS TO CHANGE! I started road biking, which has been so fun and wonderful, but running was that obsticle I thought I would never be able to get over. SO, I started running. First it was the couch to 5k on my phone at the gym, then I signed up for my first 5k! Running outside is totally different so it was an adjustment for me. I found out pretty quick that my heart runs fast, although I have gotten checked out, I have to keep a close eye on it (while running my heart rate can reach 185 easy). I have the gym that I can monitor it on, but when I run outside (which a runner has to do) I dont have any way of monitoring right now and this would be AWESOME. I have officially signed up for my first 1/2 marathon and a 10K, do 5k’s monthly now, and am THRILLED to say I did 7 miles last night :) WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGH?! I’ve been training so hard, have lost 20 lbs and am so excited for this new adventure and looking forward to getting better and better.

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607 Kristin October 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Every mile matters to me- the ones I have done in the past and the ones I will do in the future! Whether it’s by myself or with my dogs, each mile is a step towards a healthier life!

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608 Becki @Fight4Wellness October 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Every mile counts for me because it is another step toward a long, healthy life. I also started running to lose weight and have now lost between 85-90 lbs. (with a few more to go). Every time I can increase my mileage (or run a little faster) I am reminded that I can do anything. I may not always feel amazing on those last miles, but seeing what I can accomplish motivates me like nothing else.

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609 kate October 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

every mile matters to me because each mile i have run, has helped me dig myself out of a deep hole of depression and self harm. every time i go out for a run, whether i’m feeling it or not, i always come home and am amazed at how capable my body is. it reminds me that my body is something i should respect and honor, instead of harm and hate. running has taken me on quite the journey and while i still deal with depression, i know running has made a huge impact in my recovery. every mile matters to me because each and every one remind me i am worth it, i am capable, and i am strong! i hope running has helped others in this way as well. running is so wonderful and empowering, and i hope everyone can experience what i have found in the sport :)

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610 Heather October 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

every mile matters because I want to be in great shape and really healthy when we start trying to have kids!

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611 Rebecca October 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is a victory in health and wellness. Running makes me feel strong and “whole” in a way that no other exercise does!

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612 Tiffany October 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

What a fun giveaway! The Forerunner 10 looks perfect for me, a relative newbie to running.

Every mile matters to me because I’m pregnant with our second child and, for now at least, my miles come in walks, not runs. I’d love for something like the Forerunner to motivate me to get back into “fighting shape” after giving birth — although realistically, my children do that for me. It’s important for them to see me and my husband leading healthy, active lives.

Anyway, thanks for the giveaway!

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613 Trisha October 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is cheaper than therapy!

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614 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake October 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Ahhh, I’m dying to get my hands on one of these!

Every mile matters to me because I’m training for my first half marathon!

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615 Erin October 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Every mile matters because running makes me feel strong and capable.

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616 Josephine October 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Every mile matters because I am just starting out with running. Those small little increments add up and make me proud!

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617 Lily October 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I run to appreciate my natural environment, which is currently is the Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, WY. Here, every mile matters to me because they are reminders to enjoy life, take chances, and embrace the unexpected!

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618 Heather October 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Every mile matters because there was a time when I didn’t think running would ever be fun or pain free. Now that it’s both, I can smile and be free as each mile ticks away on my watch.

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619 Catherine October 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Every miles matters because every mile I run gives me time to be alone with my thoughts while surrounded by nature. Every mile matters because I always feel wonderful when I finish running!

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620 Katie October 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Because it is the best stress buster I have. One quick run after a bad day and I am feeling so much better!

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621 Susan Comer October 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Running makes me feel strong!!

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622 AlisonJ October 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Every mile counts for my health & sanity! Boy, some days I REALLY need it (just as my husband!).

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623 Anna October 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I run because three years ago I was given new life and the ability to run after having my aorta and aortic valve replaced. Running feels amazing and I run because I CAN!

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624 Anna October 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I run because three years ago I was given new life and the ability to run after having my aorta and aortic valve replaced at the age of 22. Running was something I couldn’t do before and have since run three half marathons and love every moment I am blessed to be able to run! I would love to try this new garmin!

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625 Cori October 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Every mile matters because each run makes me happy!

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626 Alice G October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Every mile matters to me because each mile adds strength, life and happiness. Every run may not be the best and some are down right he** but I am stronger, happier and have added days to my life because I choose to lace up and move!

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627 Jessica October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Every mile matters to me because right now, running a whole mile is a big accomplishment for me! I’m just starting to run and am planning to sign up for my first 5K. Running definitely doesn’t come easy to me, but maybe that cute little watch would give me some extra motivation and encouragement! :)

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628 Angela October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Every mile matters because every bite counts :)

(PS- I really like food.)

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629 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I run for my sanity! Sweating helps me get rid of stress and decompress.

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630 CASSY October 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I RUN FOR MY HEALTH! AND FOR MY SANITY!!

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631 Stefania October 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Every mile matters to me because it’s one more than what I have already ran. I am fairly new to running and am trying to improve everyday. I have plans to run my first 5K at the end of the month!

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632 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Every mile matters to me because it relieves stress, clears my mind, and makes me a stronger person.

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633 Christine October 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Running is just part of me now. It’s more natural to me than anything. I even have better balance when I’m running than when I’m walking!

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634 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Every mile matters because in medical school, every hour, minute and second is filled with the constant stress of always needing to do more, be more, study more. Every mile I run is freedom, a mind-clearning, free-flowing, beautiful time to breathe and remember how truly amazing life is in the midst of all the crazy.

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635 Morgen lauber October 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Every mile matters because a year ago they were an impossible dream. Something I couldn’t do because I had been out of shape for 17 years. I had dreamed of it and envied those who did run. So now every mile is a dream come true!

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636 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Every mile matters because I’m training for my first half marathon!! Running is SOOOO hard for me, but I can’t help but love the runner’s high every time I hit a new distance record!

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637 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Every mile matters because I’m currently training for my first 1/2 marathon!
Running is SOOO hard for me, but I can’t help but love the high I get when I’ve compeleted a new distance record!

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638 Lori October 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Every mile matters because I had cancer and couldn’t run for several months after surgery. Now every mile is a way for me to express my gratitude for beating it!

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639 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Every mile matters because you never know if it will be your last. People take the abilities to walk, run, and jog for granted. As a nursing student and being in the hopsitals I have seen a lot of otherwise healthy people lose these abilities and it really makes you count your blessings. :-)

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640 Christine October 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Just because I want to.

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641 Sarah S. October 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Every mile matters because I’m running my second half marathon on Sunday and trying to PR. I love the fact that a good run allows me to relax and decompress, regardless of whether it’s 3 miles or 13.

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642 Kristy Du October 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I prefer mixing up my workouts, taking lots of fitness classes, but I think I like to run to take advantage of the beautiful weather during the mild seasons (Spring and Fall) when it’s neither too hot or too cold. I’m a busy grad student, so running is my chance to take in the fresh air and get a change of scenery.

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643 ashley October 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Every mile matters because I like getting new sneaks!

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644 shelly October 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Every mile matters because now that I am expecting each mile shows me that I am stronger than I think I am and I am helping my baby grow healthier and stronger each run.

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645 Sandy October 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Every mile matters to me since because I have a very busy schedule and getting to the gym or out for a run can be difficult! My miles also matter since they build me up for my races and keep me in shape so I can eat whatever I want!

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646 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I run for me! For my health, sanity, and peace.

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647 Michele October 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Every mile matters to me because that’s one mile more I am with my best friends!

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648 Tiffany C October 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I run to be an example to my daughter. She signed up for a running program through her school. She runs several 5k’s throughout the year. I figured if she can do it, I can do it with her. So I began the couch to 5k running program. Then I was HOOKED! You’re never too old to start new habits. :)

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649 Camile October 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Every mile matters because every mile makes me stronger, faster, and more determined. I am using my body to accomplish amazing things!

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650 Sarah Jeanne Marbach October 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Every mile matters to me for a number of reasons. 3 years ago, I walked into a surgeons office at 440 pounds, and was told that if I don’t do something NOW, I wouldn’t see 25. I was only 20 years old, and this scared me to death. I had gastric bypass surgery a few months later, and now I stand here, 3 years later, at 195 pounds. I’ve only been running since may, but I’m getting better every day! I’ve done 3 5ks, doing my first 10k on sunday, and the disney princess half in february. I run for the girl that still exists inside me, who sat on the sidelines during her teenage years, whose had terrible things said to her because of her weight, and for the girl that wanted to run but could barely walk up a flight of stairs without stopping half way. I’m blessed to be alive, healthy, and a runner.

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651 Samantha October 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Every mile matters because it keeps me healthy and energetic! I’m currently training for my first marathon (in just a month-eek!) and, while it is sometimes very difficult to motivate myself for the long runs, each mile makes me saner and stronger. Great giveaway!

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652 Beth B. October 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is my challenge. I am really not that good at running and run very slowly. But, the fact that I love to take on the challenge ALWAYS makes me feel good and like I have accomplished something.

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653 Blair October 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

every mile doesn’t really matter to me, but I want a new watch :)

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654 Lindsay October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is something i began to do to lose weight but has turned into so much more. i continued to set new goals for myself and this weekend i will be running my first half-marathon.

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655 Liz October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile pushes me to be better, run faster, run faster. The Garmin changed the way I run and train. I would love an updated, sleeker version.

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656 Liz October 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

*run farther

I guess I’m obsessed with pace right now. lol.

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657 Lindsey @ Goldilocks and the 3 Bodies October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I would love one of these! I have nothing similar to track distance or heartrate, anything like that. I don’t even have a smartphone!

Every mile matters to me because it adds to how far I’ve come from my unhealthy life and gets me closer to my healthy, happy, & fit life. :)

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658 Colleen October 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Every mile matters to me b/c each mile reminds me of my crazy journey towards healthy living.

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659 Kelsey October 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is one mile more than I would have gone if I was just sitting on the couch! Running is a great stress reliever for me!

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660 Lara F. October 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Every mile matters because after breaking my knee cap earlier this year, I’ve learned not to take running for granted. It is a privilege and I cherish all that it gives to me – a mental release, health, fitness, etc.

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661 Carolyn C. October 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

It helps relieve stress and be a better wife, mother, and friend! Every mile matters because I can be a better me because of it!

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662 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Every mile matters because it proves I can do more than I think. It reminds me of the potential I possess to do something important for someone other than myself.

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663 Lana October 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Every mile matters to me because it brings a sense of calm and peacefulness to my day.

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664 Allison October 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Every mile counts for me for health and wellness. I run to keep in shape and to keep my mind at ease. Whenever I’m stressed, I just go for a run. It clears my head and I almost always feel better. I’m currently training to run the Walt Disney Marathon in Jan. It’s my first marathon!

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665 Luci October 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is my me time. all day I worry about everyone else, when I run it’s all about me. I don’t care if that sounds selfish.

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666 Jeanette K. October 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Every mile matters to me because I know I can eat that many more treats for dessert! ;)

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667 Natalie October 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Every mile matters because it is continuous inspiration of what I can do. The miles inspire me to be healthy, in both mind and body, and always strive to do the best I can.

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668 Pam Keenan October 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Every mile counts towards the larger goal of your race day!

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669 Tracie Jackson October 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Every mile matters to me because last year I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at age 35! I am not overweight, but am a highly anxious person. I began running with a group of friends from college because we thought it would be a fun girls trip to do the Disney Princess 1/2 together. A little over a year ago, I started training for that and have not quit. I became addicted to the way running calmed me and gave me time to reflect. Over the course of the year, I have also lowered my blood pressure and no longer need medication!! Running gave me a better quality of life! I would love this watch, so I can keep track of all of those miles on the pavement! I am running my 2nd half marathon at the end of this month! Happy running!

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670 Emily October 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Every mile matters to me because of the journey I’ve been on. Just over four years ago, I weighed 70 pounds more than I do now. I found myself through running, and to this day, am thankful for the activity that truly changed my life for the better.

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671 Tory October 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

The miles matter to me because every step I take is helping both the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and my own health; I only started running to battle a fierce illness and wound up finding a wonderful charity to dedicate my time and efforts to. I run for those who cannot.

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672 Sara October 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Every mile matters to me because I earned every one of those miles. It’s nice to have a hobby where you get out what you put in!

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673 Nikki October 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Every mile matters to me because it feels so good to accomplish my goal!

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674 Caroline October 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Every mile matters for me because running is my therapy!! It keeps me sane during law school and helps me sort through anything that is on my mind!

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675 Erika October 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I’m currently training for my second half marathon. 3 years ago, I’d never run a race and probably couldn’t have run a mile if I’d tried. But 3 years, 30 lbs., and a bunch of amazing race-day accomplishments later, I know that every. single. mile. matters.

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676 Kellie I October 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I started running to become lose weight because I was on the unhealthy side of overweight. Now I run because it keeps me going and it makes me feel great. Every mile is a step closer to my goal, it’s my passion.

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677 sarah jane October 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I run to release stress!!!

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678 Em October 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

The miles matter to me because I was always the chunky girl who “couldn’t” run. Running helped me lose weight and gave me confidence for the first time in my life (at 30 years old). I’m a mom of 2 young kids, so it’s the only time I have to think. And, I see how becoming a runner has changed everyone around me. My parents and husband have all become active and lost weight, and I can already see the benefits my children will reap from having a runner for a mom. They’re runners already, and it gives me hope that they will love themselves their entire lives and not wait until they’re 30.

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679 Judi C October 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I turned 40 this year, 70 pounds overweight and usually too tired to do anything fun with my daughter. As a single mom, if I wasn’t going out to do something, neither was she. I finally realized how much I was missing out on. I rejoined Weight Watchers and started walking. A friend of mine from HS joined a fundraising team and with them completed the Boston Marathon this past April. He had never run before joining the team. I figured if he could complete a full, I could complete a half. Then I learned of the Primcess Half Marathon in Orlando.

I started training this summer, and I’m loving it. I’m losing weight, I’m feeling healthier and more energetic. Every mile matters to me because it’s making me a better person which will also make me a better mom!!!

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680 Sara@RunningInPinkProject October 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Every mile matters because I used to be unable to just walk a mile without getting winded. Even though Im a slow runner it still blows my mind that I can even use the phrase “I went for a run”. :)

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681 Lanna October 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I run for my health, mental clarity, stress reliever, happiness perk, the list goes on….

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682 Kim October 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Every mile matters to keep me sane and add years to my life! I started running because I was inspired by my dad and he continues to inspire/motivate me through every single mile! :)

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683 Karen Brassfield October 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Garmin 10 is hot! Thanks for the great review. I started running to lose weight and learned I was able to do more than I thought I could. I continue running to remind myself, ” I am strong.”

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684 Nehal October 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Every mile matters because running has made me a much healthier + happier person!

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685 Amy October 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Every miles matters because each mile makes me that much stronger, fitter, and happier!

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686 Laura October 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Every mile matters because as a college student at a competitive school, finding the time to run means I’m building healthy habits for life!

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687 Virginia October 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Every mile matters because I am full time student, a part time student teacher, a full time legal secretary & IT admin, and have a full time family. My daily plate is full even more adding on sides of life, chaos and the unknown. I know I am not the only who has a daily plate like mine, but every mile I log matters because it gives me the mental space to be able to complete it all; the endorphin help too. The miles are my quite time, and quite time matters.

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688 Lea October 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Each and every mile matters. Every mile reminds me of the strides I have taken toward recovery and living a happy, healthy life. Every miles reminds me of the strength I have and continue to develop in both mind, body and willpower.

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689 Heather October 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Every mile matters to me because it’s changing who I am. I’m happier, having more fun, living a brand new, active life and I love it!

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690 Katie October 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Every mile down means I’m stonger than I was the day before!

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691 Yin October 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Every mile matters because it makes me feel stronger and more healthy. Running makes me feel alive and it’s something I do when I need time away from everyone and everything.

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692 Rachel October 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

In 2009 I put together a company team for a 5k that was sponsored by one of our biggest clients. It was my first race and it was so much fun. I’ve done 12 races since then and am competing in my first Half Ironman next summer.

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693 Angie Barthel October 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I run for more mental than physical reasons – discovered how nice it is to have something to train and look forward to while dealing with migraines and know that being in the best shape I can be in helps! :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

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694 Lindsey F. October 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Every mile matters because its leading me one step closer to being a healthy, happy person

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695 Paige October 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Every mile reminds me that I am powerful and no longer a victim of Rape.

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696 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I run as my therapy! I started having high stress while going through nursing school and used running as a way to calm down at the end of a long day. A good run makes me feel strong and ready to face all the things that need to be done. I want to start taking my running outside away from the treadmill, so this would be perfect!

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697 Lindsay A October 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Every mile matters because it is every step that gets me closer to my goals and makes me feel betterboth mentally and physically. I am so grateful that I am in good health and that I am able to use my legs to benefit my life!

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698 Heather @ Run Eat Play October 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Every mile matters to me because it shows me that my body is strong enough to do anything! It keeps me healthy and happy!

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699 cindy October 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I started running in 1998 in graduate school. My study partner was a runner and that’s what we did on study breaks. Now, almost 15 years later, I run to set and example for my 2 young boys. Every mile is one mile further away from childhood obesity!!

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700 Karen Delarda October 2, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I run to clear my head…and being a child protection social worker trust me, there’s a lot of clearing to be done :)

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701 Lauren October 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Every mile matters to me. Running is a way for me to clear my head, push myself, and stay in shape. I am currently training for my first marathon to prove to myself that I am strong enough. Running has helped me lose weight, kept me sane through grad school and working full time, and overall become a stronger woman.

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702 Amy October 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Every mile matters because I am grateful to be able to run when so many people around me can’t. I have a few relatives and close friends who have hip problems, joint problems, and other illnesses that keep them from being able to do most workouts. I started running to lose weight and to feel fit, but I’ve continued to run because I can. I run for myself (time to clear my head and enjoy life!) but I also run for those who can’t. And that is an amazing thing :)

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703 Tracy Schwartz October 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Every mile matters because want to lower my risk of getting Breast Cancer. Every mile matters because my mom and I were running buddies until BC took her from me in 2010 and now every mile is a memory I share with her.

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704 Kristen October 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Every mile matters to me because it means I’m taking charge of my own health and well-being, every mile is one step closer to being the best possible ME for those I love!

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705 Hillary October 2, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Every mile matters because every mile reminds me of how much progress I have made in the past six or seven years. When I started running, I could barely make it two blocks before feeling winded. But I stuck with it, and, two half marathons later, I finally consider myself a runner!

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706 Sandy (SillyRunner) October 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Every miles matters to me because it brings me that much closer to feeling like my real self. I get this inner peace, happiness, and a drive to do well and live my life in the fullest. It is my moment of glory and my moment to feel absolutely FREE. It is the gift that I give myself every day and that no one can take that away from me.

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707 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Like you I started running to lose weight. Throughout my time running I have had different sources of motivation. For instance, this past weekend at the Tower of Terror 10 miler I ran each mile thinking about a friend who is going through chemo.

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708 Erin October 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I run because it is something I can control when there are other things about my body I can’t control.

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709 Megan October 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I started running because the budget was too tight for a gym membership, and I wanted to (finally) get rid of the last of the baby weight. I have kept running because I love the changes I have seen in my body AND my mind! I just feel so much better after a few miles and a good sweat!

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710 marci October 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Every mile matters because I matter it shows me that I do and I makes me feel good about my self.

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711 Lisa Tanis October 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I run to release endorphins! It makes me HAPPY! :)

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712 Rob October 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Every mile matters as I grow older…I want to be better now at 40 than I was at 21. I run to keep fit, I keep fit to maintain a career that I love, I love serving in the United States Army National Guard. As a full time Soldier I must maintain a level of fitness, be tactically and technically proficient and willing to go that “extra mile” in order to keep up with todays young Soldiers, a few of which I can actually outrun, out train and push past their limits. I’m a Solider, a Father, and I want to be a better person in all aspects of life…
That’s why I believe that every mile matters!

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713 Amy October 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Every mile matters because every endorphin energizes me and helps me to be the best daughter, wife, friend, and teacher I can be.

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714 Chelsea October 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Every mile matters to me because I am blessed enough to have a body physically capable of running each of those miles!!

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715 Kate October 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm

There was a time when I couldn’t run, and I’m sure some day there will be a time when I can’t anymore. Every mile between those limits matters to me, because they’re the only ones I’m going to get. Running keeps me sane!

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716 Meghan October 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm

It’s cheaper then therapy! All of my miles are theraputic!

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717 Dana October 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm

First of all—funny thing about our blog names;) this is the first time I’ve visited yours! love it:) Secondly—every miles matters because running gives me time to myself, time to think, and time to release all of my stress. It makes me crazy when I can’t do it!

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718 Diane R. October 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Every mile matters to me because I have decided to take back my life and my health. I’ve discovered that I love running. I’ve been told that I don’t do anything half way and that’s true! I’m 46 years old and I now want to do things that make me happy – running is one of them. I’m sure some time soon I will work my way up to a Marathon!

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719 Amber October 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Every mile matters to me for relaxation and my own time. When I run I can get in my own head. I can think my day out or just zone out. It is my time.

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720 Laura @sweatingforit October 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I have been a runner for almost 15 years! I run to stay sane and am trying to lose my last 15 pounds.

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721 Kate October 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’m on a journey for healthiness!

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722 Rachael October 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Every mile matters because it’s time for myself when the rest of my days are dedicated to my kids, job, and grad school. Every mile matters because I am teaching my kids to be active by example. Every mile matters because my kids are seeing me work hard to accomplish my goals. Every mile matters because my husband started running after seeing me rock my first half-marathon.

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723 Renae October 2, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Every mile counts to me because that is another mile that I proved myself and others wrong. Its another mile that gets me that much closer to being healthy and happy.

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724 Ellen October 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

every mile matters because I CAN run!

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725 Sarah S. October 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Every mile matters to me because I never thought I could run more than one. I’m currently training for my third half marathon, and am so proud of how far I’ve come!

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726 Sam October 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Every mile matters because each one is a challenge to me. I’m not a great runner, but I give it my all and I believe the good, and the bad miles make me a better runner in the end.

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727 Anna October 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Every mile matters to me because running has been a healing journey for me. Over the past few years, I’ve seen the end of a 3-year relationship, moved to a new city, and started a PhD program, all while battling with disordered eating. Despite these challenges, I started running regularly and have now found that it provides a consistent activity for me to calm me down. Also, in order to stay healthy and have the energy to run, I’ve improved my eating habits and learned to take better care of myself. If I don’t, I know I won’t be able to continue my new favorite activity! Every mile matters because even a short run on a day when I’m feeling under-the-weather can improve how I feel and help me focus on taking care of myself.

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728 Carolyn October 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

What a giveaway!! I started running in college, because I’d always played team sports in high school and suddenly felt a void without them in college. As it turned out, running is a great way to get to know a place! As I run more and more, I realized that running was not just exercise, but an amazingly beautiful and therapeutic time for me to start each day off on the right foot. Since then I’ve run a few half marathons, and am hoping to bump up to the full sometime soon. But nothing can take away that amazing feel after a morning run – no stress or thoughts just me and the morning.

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729 Kelly October 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Every mile matters because it’s my own form of stress relief. The more I run the better wife, friend and daughter I am!

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730 Heather October 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

every mile matters for me because i use running as my “me” time… either to reflect on whatever’s currently going on in my life, think about goals for the future…or just totally decompress/zone out!

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731 Meghan October 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I run to keep me sane, it literally melts my stress away. Plus, it’s my ever necessary “me” time.

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732 Crystal October 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Every mile matters because it’s a moment in time that I am taking for myself – gains in fitness, melting away stress, reflecting on deep thoughts, sweating away the day. I love it!

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733 Kelly October 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Every mile matters to me because I just signed up for my first marathon today. Running a marathon has been one of my life’s goals, and each mile I run brings my dream closer to a reality. I never take a mile for granted as I am blessed to be able to work toward my goals. The Garmin would serve as an added bonus to help me accomplish them!

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734 Janine @ The Purple Giraffe October 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Every mile matters to be because each mile makes me stronger/better/faster!

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735 Laura October 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Sheesh.. 715 comments?! A long way from the typical 24.

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736 kate October 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Running makes me a better person, inside and out. I’ve never found an activity that provides me with such a sense of peace and accomplishment!

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737 AmyD October 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Every mile matters to me because running brings me joy, peace, and has brought me together with my best friends.

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738 Heather October 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Every mile matters to me because it’s one more mile I wasn’t doing a few years ago.

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739 Clarice October 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Every mile matters to me because even though running is extremely hard for me, I’m able to do it and it makes me feel amazing afterwards. I know I am lucky to be able to run therefore even on days where I can only run 1 mile, I am still grateful that I was able too!

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740 Bonnie October 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Wow…what a giveaway! Thanks, Meghan! :D Why does every mile count to me? Because as cheesy as it sounds, running is such a great metaphor for life, and it’s been so clear in my life that it’s not about the sprint – not about the moment – but about the long term. I’m training for life, not just one event! Every mile counts because it keeps me sane, keeps me trim and keeps me breathing in life – even the difficult, “junk” and easy miles have their places with the long, planned or speed miles.

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741 Janine October 2, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Every mile matters because, every step is a huge challenge for me. But the more I continue running the more confident and successful I feel.

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742 alexandra October 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Every mile matters to me because I was born premature and had lots of health issues. Now I love running and racingd and I’m so thankful for every step because I wasn’t always able to move as well.

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743 Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife October 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

every mile is one more than I ever thought I would do! What an accomplishment!

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744 Tiffany October 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm

For every mile means I’m that much closer to my goals that I never thought we’re possible. I’m no marathoner so even just a few miles are accomplishments for me. The further the distance I can run, the more it pushes me to work harder.

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745 Ashlee October 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I’m actually entering the giveaway for my mom. My mom has always been an avid walker and when we get together we always go together. Recently, she has been making it more of a walk/run – I think because of how much I run. She make every mile count to keep herself healthy and not rely on medications. She’s been looking into garmins but hasn’t bitten the bullet yet. This would be perfect for her.

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746 Nicole October 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Every mile matters to me because it means that I am able to run longer and longer each time. I eventually would like to run a half marathon.

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747 Kim K. October 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Every mile counts as one mile closer to my goals! Whether its losing a few pounds or training for a race. I keep telling myself that one foot in front of the other is the only way you’ll get anywhere in life.

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748 Amie October 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Every mile matters to me because I never thought I’d be able to run for more than 2 minutes at a time, and now I can run up to 5 miles! I used to say “I hate running” but now I kind of love it.

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749 Hillary October 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I run because it’s something that I never thought I could do. Each and every mile is a personal victory!

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750 Macrae October 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Every mile matters because it is my time of peace, thankfulness, and prayer :) Worries fade with each mile!

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751 Rachel @ For the Love of Chocolate October 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is such a mental challenge for me. I always feel lucky if I make it to two or three miles, because it’s such a struggle. I’ve also battled many feet problems, so running pain-free is always a gift!

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752 Catie October 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is a gift to be able to do it and every mile challenges and inspires me to run farther.

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753 j October 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

every mile matters because i can do it!!! and im lucky for that.

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754 cristina October 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Every mile is 10 minutes of me time. Time I use to clear my head and reflect.

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755 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Honestly, this may sound somewhat strange but I started running to recover from a two year battle with anorexia. It gave me life and made me realize that I am more than numbers on a scale or on a measuring tape. It gave me a reason to live when I felt that my life was worthless. Every mile matters to me now because it’s one more step to being fully recovered. Running has given me a peace that nothing else could give me. It’s really cheesy but running pretty much saved me from the next step which could’ve been a hospital and every time I have a bad thought, I think, “do I want to be strong or do I want to be sick?” I really hope my story hasn’t triggered anyone and once again, thank you for having this blog!! <3 :)

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756 Mary Ellen October 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Every mile matters to me because it’s a way for me to relax and leave all my worries behind.

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757 Julie G October 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I run to stay in shape, clear my head and to set a good example for my daughter.

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758 Paula October 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Every mile is an opportunity to relieve stress and spend some quality time just focusing on myself. Over the last year – through supporting my boyfriend through medical issues and surgery, buying and then remodeling a house, being laid off and finding a new career – I forgot that running was a gift, and my emotions definitely paid for it!! Now that I’ve relearned to love the sport, I am in a much better mental place and view any bumps as challenges, not snowballing setbacks.

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759 Ally October 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Every mile matters because no matter how fast or how slow you run it, it’s time you have completely to yourself. Time where you can forget about the stress around you, or the bad day you had. It’s about a fresh slate, from the second you lace up your shoes to the final step you take, it’s about renewing your mind and soul in order to be the best person you can be. That’s why every mile matters to me.

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760 Flavia G Ortiz October 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Every mile count because it is always better than none.

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761 Lauren October 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I started running initially because of my friends. In college, every single one of my friends used running as a form of exercise to avoid the “freshmen 15″. As I began running more and more, I realized how much I genuinely loved it. Every mile matters to me because it is time away from reality and the perfect stress reliever.

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762 SB October 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Every miles gives me greater confidence. From the girl who begged for a doctor’s note excuse her from running the mile in gym class to someone who can bang out five miles easily, every mile matters to me!

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763 Morgan October 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I’m training for my first marathon- the walt disney world 2013..would LOVE this watch…such an upgrade from my current gramin!

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764 Katherine October 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I run to clear my head. For me, every mile is an extra several minutes of stress relief and relaxation! :)

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765 Meghan B. October 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

every mile matters because every mile makes me feel fantastic and makes for the best day ever!

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766 Lisa J. October 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Every SINGLE mile matters to me because 6 short weeks ago, I could barely walk a mile! I decided this summer that it was FAR past time to get in shape! I have three amazing kids and a wonderful husband and I had let myself get completely out of shape. I was walking with my daughter at the mall and caught a glimpse of myself in a store window and just couldn’t BELIEVE how bad and how long I had let myself get. I used to walk with pride and feel good about myself – and a good number of years later, I would barely look in a mirror. I bought a great treadmill two years ago, but it was in the storage room folded up! So, I came home that day and decided it was time. I brought the treadmill right into the middle of my living room, and the next morning I got myself up and did ONE SINGLE mile – ONE SINGLE mile. That was honestly all I could do – it took almost half an hour. I felt horrible that it was all I could do, but proud that I had begun the journey. So a few days later I was telling my cousin about my decision and told her I was going to plan to do a big 15K that we have here in town – and she said … “you know what would be even MORE fun???” Hmmm, I give – “what?” – then she says – “there is a Disney Princess Half-Marathon in February how about we do that!!” So… our journey took on a whole new meaning! We are now a team of 4 Princesses, and we are in TRAINING for the DPHM in Feb!! Woo! Can you imagine?? So, winning this watch would be AMAZING as I am now easing into the Galloway training and it is perfect for what I need!!

Thanks SO much for the chance to win – I would be BEYOND THRILLED to be picked!! Princesses ROCK!

Lisa J.

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767 Libbi October 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I run because it’s something I want to find joy in. It’s been a struggle for me to find it an enjoyable activity, but it’s been part of my goal setting of the past year. Of course, summer isn’t the ideal time to start trying to run in Arizona, but I’m signed up for a 5k in November, and want to run Ragnar del Sol in February and the Lululemon SeaWheeze next August. The trick now is finding good routes through my neighborhood!

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768 JeLLi October 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm

very simple… Every mile gives me hope.

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769 Dana October 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Every mile matters because each mile is a mile I am able to run that day.

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770 Julianna @ Julianna Bananna October 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

every mile matters because each one, whether ‘good’ or ‘bad’, makes me a better runner. each one brings me a sense of pride and happiness :)

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771 Jen Uzmann October 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Every mile matters because that is 8 less minutes I may be sitting around. Also more time to think about life and “de-stress”. thanks for a great giveaway!

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772 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Every mile matters because not everyone can run. So you can’t take advantage of any mile!

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773 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I run for health and happiness I feel empowered when I finish a great run

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774 Kim October 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Every mile matters to me because it is my time alone. I am a stay home mom to 3 kids and that “me” time means a lot.

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775 Nicole October 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Every mile matters because I love my solo time out on the road in the early morning hours. Starts my day off on the right foot!

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776 Zelda October 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Every mile matters to me because I wasn’t able to run for a long time because of injuries. I’m starting back up again, and I’m making sure to be careful and treasure every mile!

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777 Mari October 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’m just getting started with running. It may be hard, but I plan on pushing through and enjoying every last minute of it!

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778 Tori K October 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

As a former competitive weightlifter, I never did much running if I could help it. Now that I’ve had a child, I find that running is a great way for me to get exercise while still spending time with my daughter. We love to go over to Bayshore or out to Fort DeSoto and go for a nice jog or run. I’m trying to get rid of A LOT of extra weight and being able to calculate exactly how far I go and how much I burn would be so freaking fantastic!

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779 BroccoliHut October 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Every mile matters because each one makes me feel just a little bit stronger!

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780 Catherine October 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Every mile matters to me for many reasons! I am a new runner (only started a little over 2 years ago) and running has given me so much already! It is my “me” time and a way to destress from work. It makes me a better wife, daughter, and friend. I have struggled in the past with body issues and running has allowed me to see my body for the strength and beauty it possess to carry me through all my runs. Each mile makes me feel strong and proud and has shown me that I can accomplish anything!

I have read your blog for years but this is the 1st time I have commented- I really enjoy all of your posts! :-)

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781 Tracy October 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Every mile matters because some people can’t run or even walk!

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782 Wendy B. October 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Every mile matters to me because I am a cancer survivor!

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783 chelsey October 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I fell in love with running at the end of high school and continued running in college. It started getting really difficult to run at the end of my freshman year of college; I kept having to take walk breaks to catch my breath every half mile or so. But still- loved it, and spent most mornings out in the sunshine making my little loop. It turned out that I had iron deficiency anemia, so low that I had to undergo iron transfusions and drop a semester of school. I kept running through it, slowly but surely, and it finally started easing into my system just in time for the Gainesville Half Marathon, which my family, friends and I would run every year. I PRed by 15 minutes! My love for running took off from there, and I’m now running the New York Marathon next month (a dream since I was in middle school). Every mile matters because I know how long those miles can be….and now, I relish them all.

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784 rae October 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Every mile matters because it reminds me how alive and lucky I am to be able to run, swim and bike….plus, its cheaper then therapy :-P

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785 Brenda Hively October 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Every Mile Matters to me because every one is me proving to myself that I can. I can prevail, I can fight, I can find joy, I can find peace. Whatever it may be, each mile brings me strength.

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786 Alicia October 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Because I have the ability and the freedom to run and some very worthy people do not.

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787 Sara October 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Every mile matters to me… because each mile reminds me how hard I can push my body!

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788 Kim October 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Running is a huge part of my life! I used to take it for granted. I had an upper femoral neck stress fracture 2 years ago and was devastated to learn that I couldn’t run for 12 weeks. I got through it, cross trained and eventually healed. I learned my lesson, to listen to my body and not to overtrain. I now cherish my runs and focus on how I’m feeling to be sure not to injure myself. I’m so happy that my body allows me to run. Running is my “me” time, it’s when I relax, distress, think and just enjoy life. I also run with my Dad, husband and baby, so running is also family time. My hope has been to incorporate running and a healthy lifestyle into my son’s life as early as possible so that it also becomes a part of who he is.

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789 Caitlin October 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I started running in college to try and get in shape, but found running to be very difficult. I would often give up after getting up to a couple miles. However, always thinking that I “wasn’t a runner”, pushed me to continue challenging myself. Now I’ve done a Tough Mudder, can run 7 miles, and am working up to a half marathon.

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790 Meghan October 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Every mile matters to me because it shows how far I’ve come! Never in my life did I think I could run one mile without walk breaks, but this summer, I managed to do it! I am now up to about 3 miles, and love running!

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791 Kate October 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Every mile matters for my SANITY! Whether I’m tired, sad, bored, or whatever I’m feeling, I know I’ll feel awesome after a run and that’s all the motivation I need to get out the door.

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792 Abby J October 2, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I first started running because it was something throughout the years that I was horrible at! I could barely run a mile for gym class. After I started to get out of shape over this past winter, I got into P90x, then decided, if I can do P90x, I can run! So, little by little, I started and boy did I suck at the beginning! But, now, my furthest has been 7 miles!! I run because of how amazing it makes my body feel, makes me proud of myself, and reminds me of how lucky I am to be able to run.

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793 chrissy endicott October 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Every mile matters because it keeps me sane :)

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794 John Whitaker October 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Every mile matters because it means I can have another beer :)

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795 John Whitaker October 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Every mile matters because it means I can have another beer :)

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796 Lisa October 2, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Every mile matters to me because I would go absolutely insane without running. There’s something about it that just clears my head. This is especially important on high-stress days when I have class, lab, work, homework, meetings, etc. I couldn’t imagine my life without the ability to run. No matter how terrible my day is, I know I can lace up my shoes, pound the pavement, and instantly feel better. It makes me feel so alive and rids my mind of the small stresses my busy college life brings.

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797 Cassie October 2, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I run to prove something to myself, not anyone else. I wasn’t athletic growing up and it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I found a passion for being active through running and other weight training. Now, I love to challenge myself with new activities. Every mile that I run gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride.

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798 Marissa October 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Every mile matters to me because it makes me feel more alive! Running started as a form of fitness, and although it is still that for me, it is also a form of therapy. I’m able to clear my mind and feel confident and strong. It is also such a great way to personally challenge myself. Each mile makes me stronger! I would LOVVVEEE TO win a garmin. I’ve wanted one for so long and can’t afford it , so it would make my week!

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799 Kelli p October 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Every mile matters because I want to remain healthy and active and be a good example for my 2 boys. As a single busy mom my running is my own time. Going to races and running is what makes me happy. I love the look and super excited about the new Garmin….can’t live without my Garmin!

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800 Emilie October 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Every mile matters because it’s a true testament of what your body is capable of doing. And the extra endorphins don’t hurt :)

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801 Molly October 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

i would love to win a garmin! Every mile counts because you lap all those sitting on the couch!! haha. (thanks pinterest for the silly quote!)

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802 Cindy October 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Well actually, I can’t run right now because of a knee injury, so it’s been the only thing I can think about! The injury has made me even more grateful for when I can run, and I run because it makes me feel strong, and powerful, and able!

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803 Liz @ runbakerace October 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Every mile matters to me because every mile makes me more confident in myself.

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804 Amy S October 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Every mile matters to me because I am training for my first half marathon and I am really starting to love running! Every mile makes me feel stronger and happier and I cant wait to see where I go from here :)

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805 Jen October 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Miles matter to me because I am a new runner as of January and I love to see how far I can push myself. Looking back on my miles…..I still can’t believe I’m a “runner”.

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806 Jamie S. October 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I run to stay in shap and to keep challenging myself to meet new goals!!!

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807 Claire October 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Every mile matters because I’m pushing my farther than before.

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808 Tonia October 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Every mile matters to me because running is just me, the path, and my thoughts. I feel at peace.

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809 Katie | wholelivingimprint.tumblr.com October 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I started running in middle school and was the worst on my cross country team, literally came in last place in almost every race. Granted it was middle school and it didn’t really matter, but I wouldn’t let that slow me down. I went on to winning two state championships in high school and have continued to place in races to this day. I found that running is something I love to do and is a part of me. Every mile makes me smile :)

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810 Kathryn Szklany October 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Working in a hospital I see so many people lose their lives every day and other people have the ability to be physically active taken away from them. Every mile matters to me because the ability to run is a gift, a gift that should not be taken for granted. Anytime, I’m tired or hurting or lazy I think of a patient, a patient who wishes he/she could go for a jog, or someone who lost their life that touched my heart and I run every step, every mile, for that patient.

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811 katie A October 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Every mile counts for me because as like many people I started running for weight loss. I have continued to run for the past 5 years. I have run 3 marathons and many 1/2 marathons. I also ran while I was pregnant including a PR half marathon. Since having the baby it is hard to find time to get out.

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812 Katy October 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Running clears my mind. I had a stressful day and thought about blowing off my planned run, but i talked myself into doing it because I knew it would make my day better….and it did! :)

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813 Lori Z October 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Every mile matters to me because I am running to stay healthy and be around for my girls for a long time!

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814 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

LOVE! Every mile matters to me because it means my lungs are getting stronger! Having asthma really makes it difficult sometimes but since running consistently, I can feel my lungs strengthening and running gets easier mile.by.mile.

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815 Anita October 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Every mile matters to me because no matter how bad my day is after a long hard run I feel like I have accomplished something.

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816 Rebekah Reidy October 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

The reason that I run is because in 2010, I had debilitating symptoms that stopped me dead in my tracks while on a run, and 2 months later, ended up having brain surgery. The doctors told me that I would never be able to run again, however, slow and steady I have gotten back into it. I am currently on track to run 13.1 in November. So now, I run simply because I never know when I may not be able to run. I run for everyone who can’t physically run and I run to feel free and alive.

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817 Jeri October 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Running entered my life in the form of an eating disorder. I ran for calorie burn and to lose weight that I didn’t have to lose. When I went into treatment last year all my exercise was put on hold for 9 months. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. Every mile matters to me because it is one more mile than I could have run with anorexia.

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818 Val October 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I started out running just to get back into a workout routine. I later start doing 5 and 10k’s and have stuck with running every since. I like the way it makes me feel after a run and love the races!

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819 Natale October 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I run so I don’t follow in my dad’s footsteps of heart disease at age 51! I’ve been dying to try this watch! It’s already on my Christmas list!

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820 Melanie October 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I run because it gives me an outlet for me and my thoughts. It also gives me a sense of accomplishment.

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821 Christina October 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Every mile matters to me because each run makes me happy! I was injured for about a year and could not run so it is great to be able to run again.

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822 Mindy October 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Each miles sets a good example for my 3 year old and 4 month old!

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823 Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel October 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I use to run to lose weight and got a little too into the losing weight part to where it got bad. Now I run to better my health and to relieve stress. I love the way it feels after a run and now that it’s getting colder, even better. I love running in the cold!

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824 Kate October 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Every mile (or in my case, kilometre) matters to me because it’s one more step forward to living a longer life and reaching my goals. I started running this year initially to lose weight and ensure a healthy blood flow (I have a blood clotting disorder) but have found a love for the sport and a great circle of friends. Once I do my half marathon next year, I’ll be aiming for a full marathon with perhaps hopes of an ultra in the future. Who knows!? If I can inspire one friend or stranger to do a short run and get healthy again, then my work is done :-)

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825 Elizabeth October 2, 2012 at 9:42 pm

As a grad student, crazy hours and a frustrating days of results are pretty common. It’s great to know I can plan a run into my day an know that even on my worst day in lab, I got something great accomplished.

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826 Anna@ActiveFingers October 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I started running for my health and because it was something I was itching to do since I got off crutches a few years ago. I love how it allows me to push myself and find out what my body is capable of.

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827 melinda m. October 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Every miles matters to me because it is the time out from my day where I am doing something to benefit myself! I spent a lot of time after a knee injury working to get better that now it means even more :)

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828 Olivia October 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I’m in my 4th year of med school and only started running during the turkey trot of my freshman year.
I love running. It’s MY time. Every mile takes away my stress, puts me in charge of me and takes me faaaaar away from my studies.

It also helps me be a better role model for my patients and I plan on running till I can’t run no more! =)

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829 Sarah October 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Every mile matters to me because every step I take is progress towards my goals. Every pound I drop, every set I do, every inch I lose, every mile I run is moving me in the right direction. It means I am going forward.

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830 jennyv October 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

every mile counts b/c it reminds me that i’m alive, i’m capable and i’m alive

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831 Amanda October 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I run for myself. To regain lost confidence. To de-stress. To make myself happier and healthier. To just get lost in the moment with my own thoughts and let eveything go.

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832 Rika October 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Every mile=every step towards progress!

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833 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Every mile matters because it helps me de-stress and stay focused. I never realized how much until I had to take some time off for an injury!

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834 Shannon Clark October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I started running because I just wanted to be able to run a 5k race. My husband laughed at me-said I was too old and out of shape. Joke is on him! :) Started Jan. 1st-ran 1st 5k end of February. I. Love. To. Run.

Every mile matters because I can. :)

Shannon
http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com
shannonabc123@gmail.com

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835 Erin October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’m so thankful for an able and healthy body that allows me to run/exercise. Not everyone is that lucky!

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836 Jessica October 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Every mile matters for my sanity! From de-stressing to fighting off the winter blues (it gets dark up in Seattle!), I need regular movement. Running gets me up and out and exploring the world. I can go when and where I like and I love that!

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837 Rebecca October 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Every mile matters because running is something I do solely for me–for my health and happiness, as well as my sanity.

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838 Lauren October 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Every mile matters to me because I’m thankful I am healthy, strong and determined enough to run!

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839 Kristen October 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Every mile matters to me because for every mile I move, the better I feel!

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