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Hi! + Brooks Running Giveaway!

by Meghann on June 16, 2017

Hi! I’m alive!

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here. Work has really been picking up at the office, my sister and her family were in town last weekend, and I simply don’t open my laptop up as much as I used to when I’m at home. Honestly, the days and weeks seem to fly by way too quickly – I honestly can’t believe we’re halfway through June!

Let’s play a little catch-up.

What I’m Watching: The Handmaid’s Tale

Dang, this show is good! The cinematography, the storyline, the characters – everything immediately pulls you in and it’s hard to look away. The modern dystopia depicted in the show is so relevant in the current political climate and definitely makes you think. The storyline was so enticing, that I downloaded the original book and have been listening to it on my daily commute, as well as my morning runs and evening walks with Maddie. Despite originally being written in the 1980s, the book still feels very fresh and not dated at all. If you’re a fan of the show – I highly recommend the book for a deeper dive into Offred’s head and thoughts.

What I’m Wearing: Le Tote

I signed up  for Le Tote last month and have really been enjoying it thus far. I head of a while ago Le Tote (thank you Facebook ads), but it wasn’t until I complimented someone’s shirt at bar class, that I actually became curious about it. She told me her shirt was from Le Tote and continued to gush over the clothing rental subscription service. Basically you pay a monthly fee that grants you access to an online closet you rent from. You select your pieces, wear them, return them, and they immediately send back another box of clothes. For someone who loves to wear new clothes, doesn’t have time to shop,  and likes to change it up – this sounded great. I did a test box and just kept it going from there.

LOVED this Free People dress I received in my first box.

If you want to try it, use this link for $25 off your first month.

What I’m Doing: Glazer Children’s Museum  

Derek and I recently purchased an annual membership at our local children’s museum and love it. It’s a great way to wear out an energetic toddler and it’s a great escape from the summer heat. It gets serious bonus points for being INSIDE, which is really key for Florida summers. We had a zoo membership last summer, but the heat and humidity were brutal. Plus, it’s nice to change up our memberships every year. Next year we might be touting our new Aquarium membership.

What I’m Excited About: Brooks Endorsed Athlete

I’m about a week behind, but in case you missed it, Brooks made a really cool announcement on National Running Day.

 

According to the fifth annual Brooks Global Run Happy Report, the majority of runners across the globe (62%) dreamt of becoming a professional athlete as a kid; however, big-time endorsement deals in running are generally reserved for only the fastest in the world. Brooks is mixing things up because the company believes all who run—fast or slow; chasing a personal record or feeding the soul—deserve support in their running pursuits. So in celebration of all runners everywhere, they want to help make those childhood dreams come true by inviting all runners to become a Brooks endorsed athlete with the Brooks Big Endorsement.

All runners can head to www.BrooksAthlete.com now to sign their endorsement deal with Brooks. All endorsed athletes will receive a $1 check, as well as bragging rights and access to a community of fellow endorsed athletes. It’s really just a fun celebration of runners everywhere and a big reminder of why I love Brooks so much – they really do believe in all things Run Happy!

Speaking of Brooks, they also just released the new Glycerin 15s.

The Glycerin shoes were my initial introduction to Brooks way back in 2009. I like to refer to them as Brooks’ luxury shoe since everything about the Glycerin is luxurious. They’re maxed out with cushion, keep my feet feeling strong, and are my absolute favorite shoe for casual long runs. I’ve pretty much run in every release since then and the 15s 100% live up to everything I love about the Glycerins.

I particularly enjoy the extra-cushioned wrap around for my heel. It’s so soft and doesn’t dig in at all, I almost feel like I could run sans-socks and not have to worry about any blisters in that area. I feel like my foot is wrapped in a big pillow.

Granted, I wouldn’t call these a flat and fast shoe for hard-core speed training days. But for the days you just want to run on cruise control – they’re perfect.

Giveaway Time!

So who wants to try a pair of their own? Brooks has graciously offered a pair of the new Glycerin 15 to one lucky Meals and Miles reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know what’s your summer running plans. Running a race? Sticking to the trails? Or Simply taking a break? Leave a comment below and I’ll pick a random winner next Wednesday, June 21st. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

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1 Megan June 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm

We started a running group at our gym on Tues/Thurs mornings…I plan to keep that up this summer, even in this crazy Florida heat!

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2 Meghann Richardson June 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm

I’m getting back into training for a half marathon I have penciled in that is in October. It’ll be my third half and I’m really hoping to break two hours this year! The only bad thing about a fall race is my training is happening during the heat of the summer! Yay for treadmills and early training runs.
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3 Melissa Luchau June 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm

I’m starting a half marathon training team in August and until then just running a couple times a week for fun. Hopefully some beach runs too!

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4 Erin B. June 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm

I ran a half marathon two weeks ago but I’m 23 weeks pregnant so not sure I’ll do anymore official runs this summer but I plan to keep running as far into my pregnancy as I can! Doing 10 tomorrow.

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5 Jenna June 16, 2017 at 5:17 pm

We are working back into it at our house…slowly but surely. Doing exercise videos on fitness blender, taking the dogs on walks and bike rides. Planning some fun hikes as a family in Moab and Breckenridge later this summer/early fall.
Trying to just enjoy being outside!!!

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6 Lauren Tschida June 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Pregnant and large this summer so I can’t run, but I’m looking forward to jumping back into it in the fall! I’ll need new shoes!

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7 Amy June 16, 2017 at 5:20 pm

How fun about the children’s museum- we love ours here in Austin too, especially to beat the heat. Speaking of heat, my summer running plans involve lots of super early morning runs because it’s about the only time that is bearable. Come July, I’m not even sure that will be the case because its even hot and sticky in the morning- I know you can relate. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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8 Lisa June 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm

I am taking a break this summer!
The heat really does me in and morning runs are just not practical with my schedule. I will stick to indoor classes until fall.

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9 nOEL June 16, 2017 at 5:39 pm

I’m doing a couch to 5K next month

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10 melissa @fitnessnycblog June 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Lots of hiking and maybe some trail running
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11 JS June 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Looking to start back up with running once I settle in with my new job.

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12 Hillary June 16, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Taking a break from running until I miss it and I’m sure that’ll come on hard!

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13 kelly June 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Fall marathon training, of course!

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14 Eva @ All Books Considered June 16, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Totally agree re The Handmaid’s Tale! I read the book many years ago and then listened the audiobook before starting the show – all so good and so timely!

I’m doing a lot of cross training this summer – spinning, Pilates, HIIT and just running once a week.
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15 Stacey June 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm

I’m pregnant, so no marathons for me this year, but I am “racing” a 5k this weekend!

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16 Jen June 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Training for the NYC marathon beginning next month! Not looking forward to long runs in the heat!

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17 Ali June 16, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Looking forward to my first postpartum run in August!

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18 Emily June 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm

Short and sweet runs in this heat! Trying to run for fun and run only when it feels good physically and mentally.

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19 Rachel Tanquist June 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm

I’m building up for a 10K fall race.

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20 Caroline June 16, 2017 at 6:44 pm

I”m hoping to spend some significant time on trails this summer!

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21 Becki McMahon June 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm

Now that my almost four month old is sleeping through the night I’m just hoping to get back out there!

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22 Indhu June 16, 2017 at 6:49 pm

I have been slowly getting back to running post my pregnancy. Want to run the Seattle Marathon in December 🙂

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23 Heatherfeather June 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Hot Texas heat plus a six month old means I am squeezing in runs whenever I can! We get up early, walk late, and take easy jogs around the block whenever we can. I am a Brooks girl, and I am excited about these shoes.

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24 Emily June 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm

Running a 10k in a few weeks!

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25 Courtney June 16, 2017 at 7:06 pm

I’m training for my first half marathon! Just bought my first pair of Brooks!

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26 Amanda L June 16, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Running on my local bike trail!

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27 Amy B. June 16, 2017 at 7:27 pm

I’m training for the Chicago Marathon. Lots of running, cross training, yoga. I got a new pair of shoes last month and I’ve been phasing them in, but I don’t love them. These could be just what I need. ?

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28 Holly June 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Doing a lot of walking and weight lifting this summer!

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29 Karen O June 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm

I’m getting back into running after taking way too long off after baby (who is your daughters age, whoops). Hoping to run a 10k or maybe a half in the fall!

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30 Rebecca June 16, 2017 at 7:49 pm

I just ran Ragnar Chicago last weekend (so much fun!) and now I’ve got no real running plans. I have a half marathon in September that I’m keeping in the back of my mind but we’ll see.

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31 Amanda June 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Trying to get back into the running grove since baby #2!

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32 Jen A June 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm

Training for my 10k in October!

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33 Linda June 16, 2017 at 8:15 pm

I just started running again after having twins!! It is so hard to make time to run when you get so busy!!

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34 tracey c June 16, 2017 at 8:17 pm

No racing for me this summer, but I’m hoping to try a 10 miler this fall for the first time.

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35 Sarah U June 16, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Similar to you – trying to survive the heat! Texas girl. There’s a Thursday 5k summer series I’m pretending I’m going to do…

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36 Alyssa June 16, 2017 at 8:23 pm

I’m hoping to get back into longer distances and looking for a half marathon to run in early fall!

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37 Kelly June 16, 2017 at 8:27 pm

Torn ACL has put me on the sidelines from running, but I have been rocking on pureflows at PT 🙂 luckily, biking is encouraged, so I will be spending lots of quality time in the saddle this summer!

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38 Michaela June 16, 2017 at 8:31 pm

I’ll be getting back into running shape. I just had my second baby on June 4th. I cannot wait to run again!

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39 Rachel A June 16, 2017 at 8:36 pm

I’m trying to rebuild my mileage after an early spring episode of itbs, followed by a bad bout of bronchitis at the end of May.

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40 Emily S June 16, 2017 at 8:39 pm

I’m due with my 2nd baby August 1, so not much running happening currently! I can’t wait to get back into it and have my sights on some fall races.

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41 Katie June 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

Planning on taking it a little easy and trying to get back to enjoying running, rather than it feeling like a chore! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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42 Lauren June 16, 2017 at 8:49 pm

I haven’t run in a while but I’m starting up a new home workout routine! I’ll get back to running in a few weeks so I’m ready for fall 5ks!

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43 Erin June 16, 2017 at 8:49 pm

I’m hoping to keep going through my second pregnancy! I am eighteen weeks and have a 5k in two weeks.

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44 Ryane June 16, 2017 at 8:50 pm

Probably ridiculous to say to somebody who lives in FL, but I can’t do competitive running in the summer… too hot…. (in NH… sorry lol!) but I just ran my fastest 5k the other night though and will pick back up in September with a couple halves!

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45 Lindsey June 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

I’m trying to add running in with my crossfit schedule now that I’m on summer break!

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46 Diana June 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm

I love Brooks! This summer I’m training for the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon mid-July, a neighborhood biathlon end of July, and the NYC Marathon on Nov 5th! I’m usually wearing Adrenalines, but would love to try the Glycerins!!

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47 Ashley June 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm

Had a baby boy in February so looking forward to getting him into the jogging stroller later this summer and getting some miles in! I love Brooks shoes- have been in the Adrenalibes for several years but have heard great things about the Glycerins and would love to try them.

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48 Kashi Davis June 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm

I usually like to run long but my job has gotten nutty so I have been doing 5ks– and forgot that they are fun too! I have a race tomorrow or if and another next week. Can’t beat the quick recovery time in between races, either!

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49 Feisty Eats June 16, 2017 at 9:17 pm

Hitting some more trails this summer! 30k next weekend.

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50 Blair June 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm

I’m training for a fall half marathon! It’s been a while (5 years…) since I’ve run that distance but I’m excited to have a structured training plan again.

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51 Sarah r June 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm

My plan is to train for a sept half- I haven’t run one in 3 years!

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52 Aileen June 16, 2017 at 9:28 pm

I’m looking forward to getting back into running after a long pregnancy/young baby break!

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53 Amanda June 16, 2017 at 9:38 pm

I have my sights on a race in Mexico!

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54 delia June 16, 2017 at 9:38 pm

running when it’s not too hot.

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55 Katherine Manor June 16, 2017 at 9:48 pm

Starting to train for my second full marathon – first one as a momma of two!

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56 Lindsay June 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm

I am running a VERY VERY HILLY 15k tomorrow morning … I am in need of a new pair of Glycerin’s. Have you noticed a big difference from the 14s to the 15s??

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57 Emily June 16, 2017 at 9:59 pm

I want to run our local half marathon this fall, so I’m aiming for morning runs 3 days a week.

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58 Regina June 16, 2017 at 10:15 pm

So fun! I’m spending the summer training for the Chicago marathon!

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59 Elisabeth June 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

I keep the running pretty low-key during this time of year because of the heat/humidity in Ohio on most summer days.

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60 MaryBe June 16, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Definitely trail running

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61 Amy June 16, 2017 at 10:36 pm

summer running plans? hoping to get a few in!!! I’m currently 28weeks pregnant, so we’ll see how long I last…but this fall it’s on!

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62 Heather Rennie June 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm

i’m hoping to train for a marathon and qualify for boston at a race in early september! i’ve been coming back from an injury these past couple of months and experimenting with new shoes to see how my ankle responds. the glycerins sound like good ones to try!

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63 Kelsey Miller June 16, 2017 at 10:39 pm

I have a ton of races this year! 2 halfs, 3 5ks, and 3 10ks! I love it!!

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64 Melanie June 16, 2017 at 10:44 pm

lots of walking and may do couch to 5k!

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65 Lisa June 16, 2017 at 10:46 pm

Training for a 5k

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66 em June 16, 2017 at 10:55 pm

I’m 2 weeks away from finishing a summer running challenge, so I’m looking forward to some rest after that 🙂

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67 Natalie June 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm

I have a 4 month old baby, so my summer plans are to get back into running and hopefully be able to train for a fall 5k!

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68 Katie B June 16, 2017 at 11:19 pm

In a few weeks, I’ll start training for the Twin Cities Marathon. Aside from that, I have no races planned YET…but I’m sure a few will crop up between now and then!

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69 Kellie Morgan June 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm

I’m training for a full Marathon in October and trying to BQ. I just bought the brooks Ravena and love them.

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70 Danielle June 16, 2017 at 11:34 pm

Ramping up mileage to train for a half marathon in November (would be my first race since my marathon in 2013!) After my long hiatus these shoes would be awesome!

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71 Megan s June 16, 2017 at 11:46 pm

Just signed up for a 10k after a couple years of only 5ks! Thanks!

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72 Katie james June 16, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Training for my first marathon in the fall! Scared but excited!

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73 Chelsea June 17, 2017 at 12:06 am

I’m hoping to maintain my shorter distance runs and transition to early morning runs now that the Texas heat is starting to kick in!

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74 Kellie June 17, 2017 at 3:08 am

I’m planning to more sprints, hills, and stairs this summer. I’m primarily a weightlifter so working on power is very important!

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75 Teresa Eskew June 17, 2017 at 3:32 am

My goal is to rest and recover from a consistent hamstring injury.
It’s actually a good time to heal since the temps in Phoenix are going to be above 110 for awhile now

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76 Nikki June 17, 2017 at 7:08 am

Trail running

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77 MollyRose June 17, 2017 at 7:14 am

Now I’m definitely interested in reading/watching The Handmaids Tale!

This summer is for “cruise control” running 🙂 I like to take it easier during these hot ass months and add in more strength training, before training for races goes down in the fall!

I’ve tried the Brooks Ravennas and Launch, never the Glycerin but they sound marvelous

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78 Amanda June 17, 2017 at 7:16 am

Running on the beach as much as possible! These have been my fave sneakers for years as well.

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79 Emily June 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

Hoping to explore some of the trails by our new town once we move this summer!

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80 Molly S June 17, 2017 at 8:17 am

Summer is the prep work for a fall half marathon PR!

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81 Laura Carr June 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

I actually want to START running! I always avoid it because I’ve never been “good” at it but I live right next to a bike path and want to spend as much time outdoors as possible!

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82 Amanda Edwards June 17, 2017 at 8:51 am

My parents recently rescued a dog who turned out to have way more energy than they anticipated. Most of my running has been with her lately in an effort to help them out. It’s win win though because they watch my kids while I hit the road 😉

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83 brittney June 17, 2017 at 11:05 am

I took a break from running for awhile but will be running a 1/2 in a few weeks- I’m in Colorado so it’ll be hot but nothing like in Florida. Excited and nervous for it!

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84 Nicole Nguyen June 17, 2017 at 11:14 am

Training for the Chicago Marathon starts next week! Summer training is always difficult, but worth it for the fall marathon season 🙂

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85 Jessica June 17, 2017 at 11:16 am

I just ran a 5k PR this morning!! So now it’s time to build up a good base for a fall marathon– it’ll be my first one! 🙂

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86 AJ June 17, 2017 at 11:19 am

I’m a pretty amateur runner and I haven’t been strategic in the past about different types of runs (long runs, speed workouts, etc)—I just set a mile goal and run until I finish. I’d like to level up my runs and start making some goals to push myself farther!

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87 Kathlyn June 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

I’m training for my first Marathon!! Learning so much about running and the community already, it’s going to be a good summer 🙂

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88 Kathlyn June 17, 2017 at 11:22 am

Excited to be training for my first Marathon!!

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89 AER June 17, 2017 at 11:38 am

This summer, I’m running one 5k with friends. The rest of the summer will be spent training for my 4th half marathon in September! Luckily, I’ll be able to do a ton of my training miles on the boardwalk of my favorite beach town!

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90 Tiffany McKenzie June 17, 2017 at 11:39 am

I’m slowly making my way back to triathlon this summer. I have signed up for two in August! 🙂

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91 Kali June 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm

I need to buy a double running stroller this summer! I will be happy to get any running done.

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92 Jenny June 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

I’m recovering from a stress fracture in my tibia so just being able to run again is my only goal. 6 weeks without putting in any miles has been rough. But another half marathon this fall is the plan.

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93 Amanda June 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm

At five months post partum, I am training for my first half marathon! Power to all the mamas out there!!

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94 Shay WLBM June 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Trails, trails, and more trails!

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95 Cori June 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Running on the treadmill! I run in the morning when it’s still super dark out. 🙂

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96 Elizabeth Chaney June 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Watching my grandson 13 and granddaughter 10 who have run in The Flying Pig in Cincinnati has inspired me. So I plan to join a running group and learn to run properly, so I can run with them.

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97 Connie Biksacky June 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Trying to run 8-12 miles per week.

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98 lindsay June 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Running into my second trimester!

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99 Karla June 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Ah I LOVE brooks!! Summer running goals are to get out as much as possible, with and without my son in the jogging stroller. I have a few small local races I signed up, nothing over a 10k.

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100 Eric June 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Getting to know the suburban running trails around our house – likely not as frequently as I want to unfortunately!

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101 Brandy June 17, 2017 at 7:52 pm

Whew. I love summer, and I really love summer running. I crave the heat and humidity. This summer I’m enjoying taking my runs to the local high school track (since it is open to the public now that school is out). I love the simplicity of a track. It is flat, and easy to gauge pace and distance without any planning.

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102 Brandy June 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Whew. I love summer, and I really love summer running. I crave the heat and humidity. This summeI’m enjoying taking my runs to the local high school track (since it is open to the public now that school is out). I love the simplicity of a track. It is flat, and easy to gauge pace and distance without any planning.

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103 Erin June 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm

After taking a long break from running after a hamstring injury, I’m training for a 10k

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104 Jess G. June 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

I’m hoping to PR a 5k this summer!

Also, would love to hear your thoughts when you finish Handmaids Tale…I just finished the book this week and haven’t seen the show yet. The book ending threw me a bit and I’m wondering how they handle it in the show!

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105 Suezeeeff June 17, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Easing back into training for a September 10K as I recover from a calf strain. The Glycerin is a great shoe!

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106 JoLynn June 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm

I’m hoping to join the Galloway group at my local running store next month to train for a half this fall.

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107 Karen June 17, 2017 at 10:07 pm

After taking some time off from running, I’m excited to get back out there and start ramping up my milage for some fall half marathon.

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108 Heather S June 17, 2017 at 11:09 pm

I’m taking a small break until August then running in a small local run 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win!

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109 Jama June 17, 2017 at 11:10 pm

I’m training for my first half marathon!

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110 Lila June 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

Taking a break running; PF issues and working on strength core during summer. Thank u for the chance to win! Obsessed with brooks!
Brooks

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111 Lila June 17, 2017 at 11:23 pm

Working on strength training

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112 Chandy June 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm

Sticking to the treadmill until it cools off in AZ 🙂

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113 Elizabeth June 17, 2017 at 11:33 pm

I’m pregnant so my running is slower and shorter than it used to be (and summer feels even hotter this year somehow…), but these shoes sound like they might be just perfect for my current running style. There are lots of summer 5ks here even though it’s over 100 degrees most days, but I will be skipping them this year and just doing my own thing.

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114 Linz June 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm

I am recovering from back surgery (lumbar fusion) and expect to get cleared to begin running again at the end of this month! Glycerins have been my go to shoe since I first started running in 2010 as part of a New Years resolution, they are the best!!

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115 Stefanie June 17, 2017 at 11:45 pm

Training for my 3rd half marathon this summer!

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116 MissMaeg June 17, 2017 at 11:50 pm

These are so up my alley. Not a speed runner but love the comfort factor… Thanks for this!

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117 Adina June 18, 2017 at 12:14 am

Since starting cross training and spinning in January, I’ve lost almost 30 pounds and have now started running. I’ve been feeling super strong and have signed up for 4 races this summer!

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118 Liz June 18, 2017 at 12:39 am

I’m hoping to get back into running actually so a new pair of shoes would be amazing! This summer would be a great time to start up again!

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119 Carla S June 18, 2017 at 12:51 am

I plan on slowly starting distance running again this summer.

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120 Doris June 18, 2017 at 1:11 am

I am trying to get back into running again since I gave birth not long ago.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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121 Mariam June 18, 2017 at 1:11 am

So pumped to train for a 5K! Thanks!

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122 Eric June 18, 2017 at 1:19 am

My wife and I are going back to the gym! So, we will start running again.

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123 Reynaldo Gamino June 18, 2017 at 1:45 am

I am running a half marathon in August and then training for the Dallas Marathon in December. I’m super excited as it will be my first whole marathon. I signed up for my first whole marathon in April but it got rained out, how disappointing it was for me. I trained for months and months and got up to 20 miles in a little over 3 hours. I was so ready to conquer it and now it’ll have to wait til December but the training will be lots of fun.

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124 Katrina June 18, 2017 at 3:33 am

I’ll be training for a half marathon! Excited and nervous!

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125 Jignesh Shah June 18, 2017 at 4:17 am

I plan run in the gym and bike outside all summer ..

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126 Kathleen June 18, 2017 at 5:16 am

Found a new running partner for long runs on the weekend! Training for a half in the fall.

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127 Erin June 18, 2017 at 7:26 am

I finally just got cleared to go back to working out and running after having a baby, I’m sure my runs will be short and I’ll struggle at first again but I’ll push through it!

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128 danielle June 18, 2017 at 7:49 am

I plan on running outside (when it isn’t Florida weather here!). Gotta keep sane for my wedding in October!

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129 Laura W. June 18, 2017 at 8:16 am

Hey Meghan! I’ve been following your blog for years now! I just started my own weight loss journey and have 85 lbs to lose! Running is one of my main forms of cardio. I’ve always wanted a pair of brooks running shoes, and specifically the glycerins. I think that being heavier, the extra cushion would help the joints in my knees and hips. Thanks for offering a giveaway! ?

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130 Lindsey June 18, 2017 at 9:01 am

I’m moving to Florida this summer and would love to have a fresh new pair of shoes while exploring my new city!

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131 cara June 18, 2017 at 9:02 am

My summer running plans are to just get back into running. I just don’t have the time like I used to, but miss it so much!

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132 Bridget June 18, 2017 at 9:03 am

Needing some motivation to get back to running 8 months post partum! Maybe some new shoes will do it 🙂

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133 Kirsten June 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

My goal for the summer is to work on running shorter but faster! Also increasing my mileage on my stroller runs with my little one.

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134 H June 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm

I just started orange theory and started getting some knee pain. Hopefully a shoe switch would help!

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135 Matthew De Luna June 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Well just go finished my 1st marathon so now going to try and tackle my 1st ultra! Prayers are welcome:)

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136 Heather June 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Super great giveaway! I’ve got 5K and 15K PR goals set for my favorite fall races, which means buidling a strong base with summer running.
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137 wendie June 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm

Training for the Missoula half…so I can use it as proof of time for the Disney full. You inspired me to run it next year 🙂

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138 Rachel D June 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm

My summer running plans include getting back into running consistently! I’ve been exploring other workouts, but I’d like to get back into running almost daily. And I would LOVE to try this “luxury” shoe from Brooks! Sounds incredible.

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139 Christina June 18, 2017 at 4:19 pm

I’m hoping to get back to running after finishing up another century training cycle. I love the Glycerin!

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140 Flavia Ortiz June 18, 2017 at 5:11 pm

I’m getting back into running, it has been a while and need some extra protection on my feet.

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141 erin m. June 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm

I’m getting back into running after an injury and keeping my mileage low. It’s nice to just be running again!

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142 Katlyn June 18, 2017 at 5:56 pm

I plan on finding some 5k’s to run with my fiance to help us look good on our wedding day!

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143 Carrie L June 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm

Love the idea of that clothing rental company!

Next race is the Watermelon 5k here in Orlando. Always a good time!

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144 MaryBeth June 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm

I’m running the Marine Corps Marathon this fall! I’m excited to start training in a few weeks!

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145 Stefani June 18, 2017 at 9:21 pm

I’m just trying to get outside and run as much as I can while it’s nice out!

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146 Stefanie A June 18, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Training for my third half marathon!

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147 Valerie June 18, 2017 at 10:00 pm

I’m running a shoreline half marathon and plan to train for a fall marathon! 🙂

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148 Dana Sterling June 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

I am nursing a foot injury at this time causing a DNS at my first half ironman yesterday. Still able to swim & bike, but itching to get back to running. That’s where my heart is. Hoping to still make my marathon in November.

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149 Miranda June 18, 2017 at 10:09 pm

My plan for summer is to just get back to a steady running schedule. I’m only signed up for one half in Nov. right now but am planning on signing up for a few more races and I’ve been slacking on my runs.

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150 Linda @ the Fitty June 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

That’s my goal this summer is to taper down on my outdoor runs. It’s getting humid, and hot, and I’m trying to move my workouts indoors so I can still stay active. Perhaps in the fall I’ll be running a lot more!
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151 Kristin L June 18, 2017 at 10:19 pm

I almost exclusively hit the trails in the summer because I exercise with my dog and don’t like her feet on hot pavement! Hoping to do a 5k in the fall though. (PS, I love Handmaid’s Tale too!!)

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152 Ingrid Brien June 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm

Getting back into running after a couple years off. A few 5ks and maybe a half. Enjoying getting back at it ?

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153 Eve June 19, 2017 at 12:51 am

My summer running plan is to maintain my mileage base and enjoy. I’ve been half or full marathon training pretty much nonstop since April 2015 so I’m enjoying a break from heavy duty training!

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154 Carolyn June 19, 2017 at 7:08 am

I just started back into running after taking a break (I ran a MudRun in 2008 and half in 2009) and smaller 5Ks after that for several years. Wanting to get back into it without injury this summer! Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

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155 Corinne June 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

Just hoping I can keep running 4 times a week in the Atlanta heat!

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156 Stephanie June 19, 2017 at 8:18 am

Just trying to enjoy runs during the crazy heat/humidity 😉

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157 Melissa L June 19, 2017 at 8:23 am

I’ll start a half marathon training team in August and until then just easy 3 mile runs with a new friend from the neighborhood! And trying to maintain those runs while traveling 🙂 thanks for the giveaway!

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158 Stacy June 19, 2017 at 8:28 am

Training for my first half back after my second baby!

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159 Emily June 19, 2017 at 8:49 am

I am loving not training for anything in particular right now! 🙂 I am just enjoying my runs! 🙂

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160 Marybeth June 19, 2017 at 8:52 am

It finally started to get warm here in Cleveland, so I’ve been running in all the Metroparks and loving it!

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161 Somer Myers June 19, 2017 at 9:12 am

I’m signed up for my second half marathon in October. I did really awful at my first and I am gunning to shave 30 minutes off my time! I haven’t updated my shoes since I signed up for my first and would love to get a new pair. New shoes, new attitude, new time!

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162 brook June 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

i start training for my fall marathon in two weeks. in the meantime, i’m working on strength training and keeping my mileage up.

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163 Stephanie June 19, 2017 at 9:28 am

I’ll be sticking to shorter runs until the fall. I looove the heat until I’m running in it!

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164 wendy June 19, 2017 at 9:29 am

I start training for my 8th marathon(Hartford, CT) this weekend!

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165 Jenn June 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

I’m doing Ironman Frankfurt on July 9th (so close that it’s scary and I want to cry). I just ordered a BEAUTIFUL pair of Brooks to start breaking in for that marathon I’ve got to run in, well let’s just not admit how many days away that marathon is!

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166 Brigid June 19, 2017 at 9:32 am

I just completed my first half marathon yesterday, and I’m hooked! I’m signing up for another one in the fall, and plan to train more this summer to increase my speed and endurance.

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167 Kathy June 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

Well, after taking a huge break from all things exercise (haven’t done much since Thanksgiving 2016 due to a bought of depression) I am FiNaLLy getting back to moving.

I say “Moving” because any moving is better than sitting or sleeping….its slow but its happening…and summer helps a lot!!!

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168 Megan June 19, 2017 at 9:40 am

Getting back into running after having a baby 5 months ago.. running is hard now! LOL. Hoping to do a 5k in the fall.

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169 Kara June 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

I’m picking my mileage back up and working towards a Fall half marathon. And, I’ve recently decided to tackle Marathon #2 in 2018!

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170 Keisha Rust June 19, 2017 at 10:05 am

I’m planning to start training for my first 5k ever! 🙂 🙂

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171 Michele June 19, 2017 at 11:27 am

My summer running plan is to run 2-3 days a week and build mileage

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172 Jamie June 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm

My summer plans are casual running! Mostly during CrossFit workouts. The last pair of running shoes I got was in 2012, which is INSANE, and I’m desperately in need of a dedicated pair of running shoes!

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173 Stephanie June 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

My summer running plans are to get back out there.
I had a baby in December and am just getting back to being active and returning to running.
I’ve made a goal to run a turkey trot this year. 🙂

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174 Lisa June 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

I’m working on becoming a morning runner! Waking up early isn’t my first choice, but this Florida heat and humidity is brutal!

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175 Tara June 19, 2017 at 2:28 pm

I’m running a 5k on the 4th of July and then will start training for a 15k later in the summer.

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176 Michelle June 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Doing my first ever trail run in July!!

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177 Bex Penn June 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

I’m having a baby this summer, so my fitness plan in a few weeks will be Slow & Steady. I’ve enjoyed reading your fitness journey since baby!

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178 Ryan | The Blessed Mess June 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

I’m hoping to get back out there. I ran a 1/2 at the beginning of May and have had some knee pain since then. I’ve been giving it some good rest and being (admittedly) lazy but I need to get back into the swing of things!
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179 Michele Johnson June 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

I’m hoping to get back into shape and train for an October half!

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180 Amy June 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

My hope is to get back in a running routine. I did a relay in April and have hadn’t any regular runs since then ;-(

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181 Rebecca June 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm

I love the Glycerins, I’ve also been running in them since 2009/2010!

I am running a few races over the summer and will definitely get in some trail miles as well. I just started training for the Chicago Marathon, so it will mostly be about building up my endurance!

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182 Jessica June 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm

The goal is to get a consistent running schedule going this summer.

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183 Joan June 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm

After training all winter and spring, I just ran 160 miles across Eastern Nebraska to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. The rest of the summer I plan to run much shorter distances:)

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184 Nicole June 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm

I’d love to get back into shape and start at least lightly jogging!

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185 Kim T June 19, 2017 at 5:11 pm

I’m avoiding being outside pounding the pavement until Sept until then OTF!

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186 Jessie McClellan June 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

My summer plan is to try to remember to drink as much water as possible. Cause humidity. And trails + shade is the way to go.

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187 Kaelin June 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm

I love running on the trails at my local park!

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188 Katrina Gardner June 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm

I’m not a big runner, but I love my long walks and my walks during lunch. These would be great to help cushion my feet while I walk.

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189 Sarah June 19, 2017 at 11:31 pm

I was in a serious car wreck last August that shattered my ankle. It’s been a loooong rehab, but I am finally cleared to run a bit. My summer will be spent getting my feet moving again! I’ll never again complain about running or take it for granted!

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190 Sara June 20, 2017 at 12:03 am

Just finished a marathon, so now I’m focusing on speed this summer. Have a 9 miler and half on the books.

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191 Jeffrey June 20, 2017 at 2:09 am

I ran a half marathon this past weekend, it was pretty darn hot…85 degrees at the finish! I’ll do some 5K’s this summer while training for a fall marathon.

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192 Jessica D June 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

I was planning to take the summer off, thanks to the heat and humidity of FL (I know you know what I’m talking about!), however, I’ve got the itch to run!

We are also going to San Francisco for vacation, and I’d love to try some real hills!

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193 christine June 20, 2017 at 7:46 am

At 33 weeks pregnant, I’m currently during a lot of walking (stopped running at 27 weeks) and hope to keep up daily walks through the summer until I can run again.

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194 Kristen R June 20, 2017 at 7:49 am

I’d like to get back into running this summer. I took a break when I had my daughter (over a year ago!), but want to start up again!

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195 Monica June 20, 2017 at 8:18 am

I am taking a break this summer. I plan to give birth and adjust to life with 3 under 3!

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196 Molly C June 20, 2017 at 8:19 am

Working on a couch to half marathon training..can’t wait!

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197 Emily June 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

Beginning training for my second marathon in the beginning of July… I think I may be crazy!

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198 Sarah Beth June 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

I’ve been running, trying to decide if I want to run a half marathon on thanksgiving day! I used to run halfs pretty often, but that was a decade (and a baby) ago! now that my daughter is a toddler, I feel ready to get back to regular running and have been working toward a goal of 3 runs a week.

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199 Jessica D June 20, 2017 at 8:46 am

I was planning to take a break this summer (hello FL heat and humidity) but can’t stop, won’t stop.

We are going to San Francisco and I hoping to try out some true hills!

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200 Abby June 20, 2017 at 9:35 am

I just raced my goal half this past weekend and PR’d by a minute! I usually do a fall race too but this year I may switch gears and do a sprint tri in August- havent decided yet but for now I will enjoy running for fun for awhile!

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201 Brianna June 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

I just had a baby so my plans are to get back into a running routine!

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202 Madeline D June 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

I’m training for the Steamtown Marathon!

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203 Jessica June 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

My summer plans are to keep up on my half marathon training, along with plenty of hiking and camping thrown in 😉

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204 Nikki Nikki June 20, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Healing my fracture and taking the balanced approach to training. New shoes would help!

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205 Erica June 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm

I’m going to be training for a race this fall. First one since having baby #2 so its a slow process – as I’m sure you know Meghann. 😉

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206 Laura June 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Gosh, I’d love to win! I desperately need a new pair of running shoes! I have twin infants, so I run for sanity! 🙂 No races or milage or anything else–just for my peace of mind. Love to sweat!

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207 Jenny June 20, 2017 at 7:03 pm

I haven’t run a marathon in three years and after a long break I am excited to say I signed up for an October race. I’m looking forward to a summer of training in Southern California! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! ~ Jenny

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208 Liz June 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

After losing 100+ pounds in the last year I am finally felling the urge to run. I am hoping to complete my first 5k this fall.

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209 Jen June 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm

I am getting ready to train for my first 100 miler which will be in December! I’ll continue running on trails and try to get some night runs in this summer. I’m also doing Ragnar WV in August so that will be something fun to look forward to!

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210 Laura W June 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm

im gonna plan to run around the lake near my condo as much as possible!

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211 Donna June 20, 2017 at 9:41 pm

I’ve been hitting the trails this month! Playing in the mud and staying out of the sun.

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212 Kim June 21, 2017 at 7:24 am

I will be running a lot of hills this summer 🙂 training for a fall half marathon

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213 Siobhan June 21, 2017 at 7:51 am

Love Brooks! A new pair of shoes is great motivation to get out there and log some miles ?????

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214 Brandy H. June 21, 2017 at 9:18 am

I have a 5k next week and then I will slow down for July and pick up again in August with another 5k! And then start training for my 10k in San Fran in Nov! I would love to log these miles with some Brooks shoes! I’ve always wanted to try them so I am crossing my fingers (and toes!)!

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215 Tara June 21, 2017 at 9:48 am

Hoping for a half PR this July and then planning some trail races out in CO!

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216 Carrie June 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

I run a couple miles a few times a week and am hoping to incorporate a jogging stroller into the mix. It was tough enough getting out to run but between the weather, work schedules, and nap/wake times, it’s been trickier than I thought!

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217 Nichole June 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Training for a trail run in Aspen, CO!

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218 Kaley June 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

My summer running plans are inside! It is so hot, that the treadmill is all that makes sense right now 🙁 Can’t wait for cooler months!

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219 Kelsey June 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Just signed up for a fall half marathon to give my runs some purpose again! I can’t wait!

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220 Brooke June 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm

I have been running a lot outdoors this summer.

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221 Stephanie June 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

Excited to get back into running! I’ve been on hiatus!
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222 Stephanie Nullmeyer June 21, 2017 at 10:46 pm

My summer running plans include chasing after my 4 young kids!

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223 Ashley June 22, 2017 at 8:37 am

Now that my baby is 5 months, I would like to start taking him on short jogs with me soon!

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224 Shaina Reynolds June 24, 2017 at 2:41 am

Running for fun this summer! When and where I can, but not stressing about it 🙂

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