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Hump Day Giveaway: A Six-Word Sentence About Running

June 23, 2010
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Six words is all you need.

Last week, I threw you a softball: what do you like to eat? A question that, if you’re like me, you can answer faster and more accurately than the dates of your kids’ birthdays. So this week, something tougher. Think of it as empathy: because I have to engage my brain to run these days, you get engage your brain for this post.

About two years ago, six-word sentences hit the scene because of this book. I’m as late with this as I am in discovering the Avett Brothers. Still, it’s a worthy drill: six-word sentences force you to pick the exact right word (as SBS well knows, I’m a stickler for specificity) and eliminate the fat from your thoughts. Distilled, succinct, beautiful.

So assignment for today: one six-word sentence (or two or three: no limit, really) about your running. Your metamorphosis as a runner; why you aren’t running right now; why you’re going to start running next week; your best running buddy; the race you’re taking on next week. Anything that links you and putting one foot in front of the other in exactly six words.

The sentences don’t have to be proper noun/verb structure. Anything goes—random punctuation, made-up-words—as long as it’s just six. Hyphenated words (like half-marathon) can be one or two, depending on your needs.

Some of mine to get you started:

**Mostly I run to stand still. (O.k., I stole that from U2.)
**Stubborn spirit strongest part of body.
**One winner. Never me. All good.
**Running for two decades? Can’t believe.

SBS’ sentence I asked her to compose on the fly:

**Mind races when body stands still. (A U2’ian theme, but points for an original tweak.)

One shirt goes to one winner. (That's six words.)

And today, since SBS and I value words so much, we’ll have two winners: one picked randomly, one picked for the sentence she writes.

And one headed to another winner. (Yep, six again.)

On the line: two Icebreaker Tech Ts Lite, surprisingly soft, ultra-thin merino wool shirts made to wear while you sweat. Yes, you read that right: sweat. Wool, which wicks the way Ma N. intended, keeps you dry and cool during the dregs of summer. I’ve worn Icebreaker tees, which come in a rainbow of six colors, on runs in August, and never regretted my choice.  Except that it didn’t showcase my sweat (read: hard, admirable effort) post-run as loudly as synthetic fabrics do, so I think Grant probably thought I was walking the dogs, not doing a tempo run. The sweat dried nearly as quickly as I produced it.

A few more six-word sentences to get you psyched to craft your own:

**Sheep’s fur trumps synthetic anything. Baa.
**Be original. Wear wool in summer.
**Break the ice. Run in wool.

What are your six words?

214 Comments leave one →
  1. KathyinMN permalink
    June 23, 2010 5:08 am

    My marathon plan needs a couch.

  2. Gen Cumpson permalink
    June 23, 2010 5:37 am

    Insanity only other option

  3. kim permalink
    June 23, 2010 5:41 am

    i am always a finisher. always.

  4. June 23, 2010 5:45 am

    I run for me. Only me.

  5. alison permalink
    June 23, 2010 5:56 am

    husband goes crazy without me running!

  6. Lindsey permalink
    June 23, 2010 5:57 am

    I’ll finish stronger than I started.

  7. June 23, 2010 6:02 am

    Exhaustion makes room for simple gratitude.

  8. iliana zuniga permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:04 am

    Running is my free mental theraphy

  9. iliana zuniga permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:06 am

    Pain is temporary, satisfaction is eternal

  10. Kara permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:07 am

    Mind willing. Body able. I run.

  11. iliana zuniga permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:07 am

    Don’t stop. You can do it

  12. iliana zuniga permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:09 am

    I am stronger than I think

  13. June 23, 2010 6:09 am

    Mother, cook, maid, + badass runner chick

    having a hard day? go run

  14. Jessica permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:10 am

    Cannot believe I am training, AGAIN!

  15. June 23, 2010 6:17 am

    Don’t. Give. Up. (it’s not 6, but they are words I have come to live by the last 6 weeks.)

  16. Annabet permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:22 am

    Hated running, then I tried it!

    PS…Just finished RLAM last night, thanks for a great book! Loved it and all the practical and witty advice.

  17. June 23, 2010 6:25 am

    Just started running. Injured. Returning soon.

  18. becelisa permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:35 am

    nothing cleanses my soul like trails

  19. Jami permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:36 am

    Strong body, strong mind, strong Mother.

  20. June 23, 2010 6:38 am

    Undoubtedly, runner first, logical thinker second.

  21. Beth permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:40 am

    Running provides me peace and energy.

  22. June 23, 2010 6:47 am

    Just started. Injured. Will run soon.

  23. June 23, 2010 7:03 am

    Never figured I’d actually love it.

  24. June 23, 2010 7:14 am

    Mom of 2. Golf widow. Runner.

  25. June 23, 2010 7:19 am

    Run to the finish, then keep going.

  26. Iliana permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:21 am

    runners aren’t born. they are made.

  27. Jocelyn permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:26 am

    I am stronger now than ever.

    P.S. My daughter thinks I should write a haiku as well!

  28. June 23, 2010 7:30 am

    Happiness is fresh air, steady pace.

  29. KIm permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:31 am

    “You are happier when you run!” (Said by husband and kids.)

  30. June 23, 2010 7:35 am

    Happy run starts by leaving bed.

  31. Lesley permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:42 am

    I run cause I can’t fly

    Run – your heart will thank you

  32. June 23, 2010 7:42 am

    running – only me time I get.

    not loving it but hoping to.

    what else would I be doing?

    I want to be THAT running-girl.

    I like it when people stare.

  33. Alison permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:48 am

    Vacation=running in temperatures below 80:)

  34. Amber Izzo permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:48 am

    Clear mind, relieve stress, runner girl:)

  35. June 23, 2010 8:04 am

    Never thought I’d run. Go me!

    You never regret an early run.

  36. Emily G permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:04 am

    Am I a runner? Finally … “yes!”

  37. Stephanie permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:08 am

    Maryland’s hills only make me stronger.

  38. Ann permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:09 am

    A little stronger, a little faster.
    (what I repeat several times to get me up and over a particularly large hill near my house)

    “Mommy, you are back from running!”
    (favorite words from my three year old, Maggie…really trying to set a good example)

  39. Christina permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:12 am

    run by myself, happy mom

  40. Katie permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:26 am

    Too pregnant! Will run again soon!

  41. Andrea permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:30 am

    Run for insanity control and accomplishment

  42. Andrea permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:32 am

    Running is cheaper than therapy bill

  43. Megan Barnes permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:41 am

    Think how good you’ll feel after!
    No more exercise ’till tomorrow-yes!

  44. OtherJulie permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:45 am

    Time to run, spare children’s lives.

    or

    Stolen from a magnet on my fridge regarding race strategy:

    Start off slow, then back off.

  45. Laura permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:51 am

    Sometimes I am just plain lazy!

    This is in tribute to my running rut as of lately, need to get the motivation back!

  46. JnetRuns permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:52 am

    Run for health. Run for life.

  47. June 23, 2010 8:56 am

    Running doesn’t love me back today.

  48. Koby permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:59 am

    Challenge Self Determined Motivated Never Thought

  49. June 23, 2010 8:59 am

    Brain says “can’t.” Body knows better.

  50. Tryna permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:01 am

    Depending on my mood:

    I have never regretted a run
    or
    GET OUT OF BED RIGHT NOW!

  51. June 23, 2010 9:03 am

    Chaos abounds: run for your life.

  52. June 23, 2010 9:27 am

    Getting lapped. Again. Must keep running.

  53. Kathy permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:32 am

    Keep running! Ice cream at home!

  54. June 23, 2010 9:41 am

    I LIKE this challenge…so I thought I would TRY over and over…

    Tall Mom Running above the crowd 🙂

    Qualified for Boston Man I’m Tired

    My size 10’s give me power.

    Baby Didn’t sleep, not an excuse.

    Do what your body can today.

    My husband pushes the double jogger.

    Slow or fast we finish together.

    My lunch hour is my time.

    Change your attitude, change your life.

    Diet and exercise cute jeans YIPPEE!!

    Dimity, Sarah and Me, Amazonian Runners.

    Dimity, Mel and Sarah, TALL trio.

    Two Boys Running keeps me calm.

    That is all IU have for now..

  55. Susan Riley permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:51 am

    Running to keep fit and sane.

  56. Melissa permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:02 am

    Camaraderie, frustrating, exhilarating, life-changing, empowering, simple.

  57. Tyler Black permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:09 am

    Thank you God for the BOB!

    Same time as pre-baby…boo-yah!

    Love sweaty-drippy mornings this summer.

  58. Carla permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:10 am

    Finally free from annoying, injured knee!

  59. June 23, 2010 10:13 am

    I run for wine so no whining.

  60. June 23, 2010 10:16 am

    Mom runs to keep her sanity!

  61. Pam permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:17 am

    Try running to keep yourself sane!
    it works for me 🙂

  62. Alicia B. permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:20 am

    1. I run to stay somewhat sane.
    2. Running is my much needed downtime.
    3. Mommy runs so the family flourishes.
    4. Run cause I love size 8s.

  63. Callie Berger permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:22 am

    Suprising myself with my abilities daily.

  64. Grainne Keogh permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:23 am

    “I run for Pizza & Beer & Sanity”!!

  65. June 23, 2010 10:25 am

    Love running, even with SORE shins!

    also:
    Running is “contagious”, ask my daughter! 🙂

  66. Lori Bondy permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:31 am

    Win? Finish? No Matter. Lookin Good!!

  67. Katie permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:37 am

    Gently beating my body into submission

  68. Minnie in PDX permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:47 am

    Overweight, insulin-dependant diabetic learning to run.

  69. Lyndsay S. permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:48 am

    Fail not. Run. Or Run more.

  70. SS Mother Runner permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:53 am

    Long run. Mommy happy. Family blossoms.

  71. June 23, 2010 10:58 am

    “Me before I became a Mom”

  72. June 23, 2010 11:05 am

    1. Legs scream stop! It’s not happening.

    2. Running equals my time for peace.

    3. Better mom and wife post run.

  73. Southernrunningmom permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:06 am

    When I run, my candle lights.

  74. KarenM permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:12 am

    No whining! Suck it up, buttercup!
    Bad run? There’s no such thing!
    Remember: it never always gets worse.
    Speed is sex…distance is love

    This is fun!

  75. Lynnette M permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:19 am

    Love its wiggle; hate its jiggle.

  76. Lelia permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:22 am

    Avoid middle age spread. Keep running.

  77. realrellim permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:30 am

    Less whining, more running. Go, go!

  78. Carla permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:42 am

    Running away from husband and kids!

  79. Mary permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:45 am

    No running today; pneumonia still lingers.

  80. Kaylyn permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:48 am

    I run so I can eat!

  81. Bethany permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:53 am

    Disney Princess Half with my sister.

    Stubborn baby weight won’t lose itself.

    Feeling sweat dripping down my legs.

    Feeling frumpy today. Gotta run now!

    Push the stroller. Burns more calories.

    Need fresh air. So does Baby.

  82. June 23, 2010 11:55 am

    Exhilarating, frustrating, camaraderie, empowering, strong, simple.

  83. Ali Hernandez permalink
    June 23, 2010 11:59 am

    All about me. And that’s okay.

  84. RunMommaRun permalink
    June 23, 2010 12:10 pm

    Wife, Mother, Runner, Marathoner…that’s me!

  85. Beverly permalink
    June 23, 2010 12:15 pm

    Running heals my mind and soul.
    Nothing like running to save sanity!
    I run for chocolate and wine:)
    Never run alone. God runs too.
    Running makes chocolate a diet food!

  86. julia permalink
    June 23, 2010 12:39 pm

    first marathon. about to turn forty.

  87. June 23, 2010 12:44 pm

    1.Pain, Exertion, Sweat, finish line, triumph
    2. Fast or slow, run to finish
    3. Pain will be forgotten, finishing won’t
    4. Pushing harder, farther, faster than before

  88. Kaylyn permalink
    June 23, 2010 12:58 pm

    Ok, this was fun!! I thought of some more!

    Pre-Baby Body but Toned and Better!

    Why didn’t I think of this sooner?

    Stephanie’s, “Maryland’s hills only make me stronger” inspired me to think of….
    Georgia’s heat only makes me tougher!
    (or at least thats what I try to tell myself while guzzeling water & running at 7am and it’s already 80 degrees out!)

  89. Jamie permalink
    June 23, 2010 1:36 pm

    I want to run. Need help.

    (this is true, I want to run, but I’m struggling to get a good schedule and plan in place…I’ve been trying to get myself started for over 2 years.)

  90. Lisa permalink
    June 23, 2010 1:37 pm

    I run to eat. A lot.

  91. ikkinlala permalink
    June 23, 2010 1:37 pm

    Running got better after discarding shoes.

  92. Melissa permalink
    June 23, 2010 1:44 pm

    Turned 30. No more excuses. 13.1!

    Contemplating 26.2. Time to release fear.

    Not finishing is not an option.

    Runner’s high. So happy! Accomplished. Proud.

  93. June 23, 2010 1:45 pm

    running makes me healthier, happier, saner

  94. Cheryl Kaiser permalink
    June 23, 2010 1:51 pm

    My legs rock! Girl’s a runner.

    Fast Feet. Clear Head. No Shrink!

    Speedy Mom. She’s super fast. Wow! (from my son)

    She’s super awesomely fast. Go Mom! (from my daughter)

    p.s. I am not fast 🙂

  95. June 23, 2010 1:52 pm

    beer. pizza. birthday cake. chocolate donuts.

  96. June 23, 2010 1:56 pm

    Running: peace, sanity, health, me time

  97. Heidi permalink
    June 23, 2010 1:57 pm

    Running strong, away from self-doubt.

  98. Lee permalink
    June 23, 2010 1:59 pm

    Running helps me live with diabetes.
    running vs. insanity after daughter died.
    I feel stronger when I run.
    Running takes less time than swimming.
    There is still room to improve.

  99. June 23, 2010 2:10 pm

    feet touching earth equals happy soul.

  100. Tuba permalink
    June 23, 2010 2:48 pm

    Running brings balance to my life.

    Or

    Run until knees break, swim then.

  101. Caroline permalink
    June 23, 2010 2:49 pm

    Five 5k done. first 10k next.

    to finish is always the goal

    1/2 marathon is in my future

  102. Anitra permalink
    June 23, 2010 3:04 pm

    Running is my life in a nutshell-Fun,scheduled,inspiring,challenging,and rewarding!!!

  103. Terry permalink
    June 23, 2010 3:20 pm

    I run because I can today.

    Running in Colorado was life changing.

  104. June 23, 2010 3:22 pm

    I run because I like wine.

  105. Terrhan Dial permalink
    June 23, 2010 3:23 pm

    Injury builds a more patient runner (or insert mother, wife, partner).

    My kids are my running motivation.

    I do it, so can you!

    She did it? So can I!

  106. Terrhan Dial permalink
    June 23, 2010 3:26 pm

    okay one more!

    I smell, need shower, great run!

  107. June 23, 2010 3:44 pm

    Running on hold while I work.
    Will running miss me while gone?
    Running needs to happen by Friday.
    No run Friday? Watch me freak.

  108. Tori permalink
    June 23, 2010 3:45 pm

    Run after kids. Gotta be strong.

    Run plus sweat equals happy gal!

    Mama loves her some flat sidewalk!

  109. Maria Young permalink
    June 23, 2010 3:47 pm

    A long run is wonderful meditation.

  110. April permalink
    June 23, 2010 4:01 pm

    Two boys under three. Peace. QUIET.

  111. June 23, 2010 4:21 pm

    I run to discover no limits!
    Running with determination, heart and attitude!
    Setting an example for my boys!

  112. June 23, 2010 4:28 pm

    Black toenail will not go away.

    Race downhill, but bridge at end.

    Craved run. Ran longer. Felt great!

    New shoes, new shirt, new PR?

    Complained… skipped run… felt like crap.

    Never regret getting out the door.

    ps – thanks for writing your book! I saw myself in so much of it… it made me laugh and, really, who doesn’t appreciate a book that talks about poop (I have a 3 year old so that explains my mentality)? 🙂

  113. Jen permalink
    June 23, 2010 4:46 pm

    Body goes. Brain slows. Peace grows!

  114. June 23, 2010 4:48 pm

    Becoming a runner, slowly but surely.

  115. June 23, 2010 4:53 pm

    Me, a runner…yep…believe it!

  116. June 23, 2010 4:54 pm

    Have some dirty fun, run trails.

  117. Jackie permalink
    June 23, 2010 5:02 pm

    Didn’t run today-was too lazy!

  118. Junko permalink
    June 23, 2010 5:13 pm

    Because a runner’s tan is sexy. [Oh yeah]

  119. Amanda permalink
    June 23, 2010 5:44 pm

    swim, bike and run…drink beer!

  120. Jama Kyle permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:01 pm

    Running with friends is the best

  121. Jamie permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:28 pm

    First half marathon in 3 months!

  122. Judy permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:33 pm

    1. Tramps like us, born to run.
    2. Yoda says, ‘”there is no try”.

  123. Wendy permalink
    June 23, 2010 6:46 pm

    Me and running – taking a break.
    Bad race left me burned out.
    I’m sure we’ll be friends again.
    Now I’m biking, swimming, and crossfitting.
    Maybe next I’ll try a tri?

  124. June 23, 2010 6:48 pm

    Every step for my baby boy.

  125. Cheryl Willson permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:10 pm

    I fight insomnia by running hard.

    Mom’s night out – Tuesday trail run.

  126. Beth permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:50 pm

    Oprah ran in under 5 hours.

    Nice legs. Never cankles.

    -17 below zero, hmmm? Yup.

  127. Natalie permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:53 pm

    Puts the “me” back in “Mommyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.”

  128. June 23, 2010 7:56 pm

    1. Too hot later, go run earlier!
    2. In 2 – 3, Out 2 -3 (I count my breathing)
    3. Make it count every single day!

  129. niki permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:58 pm

    Too many excuses, no ‘do’ power.

  130. Becky permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:00 pm

    Endorphins are my drug of choice.

  131. Sarah permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:00 pm

    Running teaches me nothing is impossible

  132. June 23, 2010 8:01 pm

    Marathon? Oh, the places you’ll chafe.
    Resting on my laurels… they’re achin’!
    Facebook password? Date of next race.

  133. Rhonda permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:02 pm

    Runner’s high is the absolute best.
    Morning dew and morning glories: priceless.
    I run therefore I am woman.

  134. CarrianneB permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:03 pm

    It makes all of me healthy.

  135. June 23, 2010 8:07 pm

    13 weeks off, sad. Running=happy place

  136. Lisa permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:08 pm

    I never wish I hadn’t run.

    • KathyinMN permalink
      June 23, 2010 8:10 pm

      Lisa … I love yours.

  137. Kathy Mickus permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:11 pm

    Summer heat unbearable, gotta run early.

  138. Erica Richards permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:14 pm

    happy running wife, happy running life.

  139. Heather permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:15 pm

    Running community supports my new habit.

  140. June 23, 2010 8:19 pm

    Makes me strong, makes me happy!

  141. Kathy Mickus permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:19 pm

    Run to stay sane…..and eat.

  142. Michele O'Brien permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:20 pm

    I can’t believe I did it! (in reference to getting my big butt off the couch, training and running a 10k, losing 35 pounds doing so, and now loving running! I am even signing up for a 1/2 marathon now!!!!)

  143. Alison permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:21 pm

    Running is sanity amidst the craziness.

  144. June 23, 2010 8:24 pm

    Yes, I found my happy pace!

  145. Jay permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:24 pm

    Beats the hell out of me!

  146. Loydene permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:26 pm

    Beginner. Where is this runner’s high?

  147. Sarah permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:27 pm

    Every run is an accomplishment.

  148. Marianne Hopewell permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:27 pm

    Best thinking done while I’m running.

  149. Karen G. permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:30 pm

    Without running, I am not whole.

  150. Jennifer Brannon permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:30 pm

    Running makes me believe in me!

  151. June 23, 2010 8:32 pm

    Before… scattered, fragmented pieces. After? Peace.

  152. Amanda Muhlbauer permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:33 pm

    See Mommy Run, See Mommy Smile. 🙂

  153. Sarah permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:33 pm

    Do or do not. There is no try.

    Ok, so it’s 8 words and I stole it from Yoda. SO WHAT! It’s my favorite.

  154. June 23, 2010 8:34 pm

    Oh. my. god. I DID IT! (after my first half marathon–wow, what a feeling)

  155. June 23, 2010 8:35 pm

    Just one foot at a time!

  156. June 23, 2010 8:43 pm

    Muscles, tendons, bones…exhausted. Mind? Energized.

  157. Vicky Douglas permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:46 pm

    More fun than doing the laundry

  158. June 23, 2010 8:47 pm

    Barefoot in the moonlight. Childhood dreams.

    Scabby knees, races around the block.

    400. Left behind. Finish it out.

    Chasing a ball, down the line.

    The frozen-nose hair run. Fun.

  159. June 23, 2010 8:52 pm

    I run for beer and pizza!!

  160. Beth Barrese permalink
    June 23, 2010 8:58 pm

    I run to keep my sanity.
    The best people I know run.
    I love seeing my moon shadow.
    I run because I love chocolate.
    I don’t mind losing a toenail.
    It’s all good, I just ran.
    This could go on and on.

  161. June 23, 2010 9:02 pm

    My mantra- don’t think, just run.

    I run to get out of my head.

    Midwife running off the birth hangover.

  162. Nora permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:03 pm

    Ripe Shirt. Run a little faster.
    Emptying the Brain. Filling the Spirit.

  163. Julie Berland permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:03 pm

    Running for sanity, exercise and food.

    feet move… time passes; life’s good

    just keep running, just keep running…. (Dory inspired)

  164. Summer permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:09 pm

    Me, my thoughts, and the pavement.

  165. Diane Henry permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:11 pm

    Running always reminds me who I am.

    I run to become…more invigorated.

    I run to become…my best.

    I run to become…sub-4 hours.

  166. June 23, 2010 9:16 pm

    Like Puppy dreams, I chase sleep.

    I race but only against me.

  167. meghan permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:16 pm

    I run slow. I run happy
    Proud to say I am a runner
    I run towards a better me

  168. June 23, 2010 9:17 pm

    I hated running, now I don’t.

  169. June 23, 2010 9:18 pm

    Busted stroller? No choice. Run alone!

    “No stopping, mama; run!” Ok, sweetie!

    I run. Child rides, eats, sings.

    Strength isn’t optional; sheer will is.

    More runs, happier mama, happier kids.

  170. June 23, 2010 9:23 pm

    Run for fun or go home.

    Run to live longer and better.

    I run. Do you? Why not?

    Running isn’t a fad for me.

  171. June 23, 2010 9:23 pm

    Running fast injured me. Slow down.

    Slow and steady Always finishes happy.

    I wish I ran more frequently.

    Marathon, you and me one day.

    This is fun may never stop. (both running & 6 word haiku!)

  172. June 23, 2010 9:36 pm

    Oooooo, fun!

    Every run is a new adventure.

    The great outdoors at 6.2 mph.

    Doctor said it’s a stress fracture.

  173. Atha permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:44 pm

    I run because I’m psycho competitive with myself, I have a husband that is as needy as my 5 children, I have a yellow lab that has no manners & refuses to be trained, I have a mortgage, I drive a minivan, my garden is overgrown, I’m a badass when I’m out there and can pound the pavement and sort out all of my daily problems, I love Chardonnay, I’m training for 26.2 . Oh wait, you said 6 words or less, oops, sorry! I guess I got carried away!

  174. Julie permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:56 pm

    Running is hard. I won’t quit.

  175. June 23, 2010 10:01 pm

    I run. I read. I eat.

  176. Susan Price permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:21 pm

    Running saves mommy from the crazy-house.
    Fat girl to runner-still amazed.

  177. June 23, 2010 10:29 pm

    I am learning to love running!

  178. Erin permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:42 pm

    6 weeks of bedrest. Now RUN.
    Run while wind untangles my braids.
    Run while my mind untangles itself.
    Run with friends; it’s free therapy.

  179. Angela permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:43 pm

    Striving to hit the 5K mark.

  180. June 24, 2010 1:02 am

    Faster I run, sooner I’m done.

  181. christina permalink
    June 24, 2010 3:34 am

    running partner equals friend for life.

  182. June 24, 2010 4:06 am

    Life is better because I run.

  183. June 24, 2010 4:21 am

    Running is free. Therapy is not.

    Not running is not an option.

    Happiness is running barefoot in grass.

  184. Amanda permalink
    June 24, 2010 5:17 am

    Running = chocolate, cookies, muslide, and sanity.

  185. June 24, 2010 5:33 am

    Running Away. Always coming home.

  186. Karen C permalink
    June 24, 2010 5:39 am

    Love the burn; beat the heat!

  187. Renada permalink
    June 24, 2010 6:02 am

    Running good; make head, heart better.

  188. Christa permalink
    June 24, 2010 6:25 am

    Running makes me a better mom!!!!!

  189. JnetRuns permalink
    June 24, 2010 6:28 am

    You seem to have started something here, Dimity, we’re all going to be thinking in 6 word sentences from now on. I thought of another one while lying in bed this morning:

    Get up, get moving, get strong.

  190. June 24, 2010 6:34 am

    Keep running Keep smiling Keep improving!

  191. June 24, 2010 6:39 am

    Running makes me stronger every day.

  192. June 24, 2010 6:48 am

    without running I would be insane!

  193. canuck_grad permalink
    June 24, 2010 7:35 am

    Slow as cold molasses. That’s OK.

    Did a 5K two weeks ago.

    Now training for my first 10K.

    Am glad I found your site!

    Saw link on the Shredheads blog.

  194. Alison H. permalink
    June 24, 2010 7:46 am

    What happened to my big booty? 🙂

    My rhythmic footsteps quiet my brain.

    My running partner is a badass!

  195. Tina M permalink
    June 24, 2010 8:07 am

    Running makes me strong and confident.

  196. Laura permalink
    June 24, 2010 10:14 am

    Running to lose, not to gain.

  197. Michaela permalink
    June 24, 2010 10:23 am

    Mommy in motion stays in motion.
    (Seriously. A good early morning run gets the day started better than an extra hour of sleep, for me at least)

  198. Julie Fredericks permalink
    June 24, 2010 10:41 am

    Rain, shine, early, late, just run.

  199. Lisa Zieger permalink
    June 24, 2010 11:24 am

    Lost the baby weight. Kept going.

  200. June 24, 2010 12:06 pm

    Lost weight. Found feet. Started running.

  201. larasky permalink
    June 24, 2010 1:08 pm

    All vacations now revolve around races.

  202. Gina permalink
    June 24, 2010 1:40 pm

    In it for the long run.

  203. June 24, 2010 1:45 pm

    I run therefore I am.
    To run or not to run?
    Cape running: mountain trails, sea views.
    Running shoes are my best friends!
    Sleep; run; eat; work; play (repeat)
    Three-wheeler running prams: a godsend.
    Have baby and stroller, will run.
    Live to run; run to live.

  204. Andrea permalink
    June 24, 2010 2:37 pm

    Mom of three. Running saves sanity.

  205. June 24, 2010 3:44 pm

    I talk with God while running.

    Running is my own mental salvation.

    Running makes me a better mommy.

    Conquering hills makes running more fun.

    My second marathon seventeen years later.

    Drink more water to lose weight.

    Weight reduction instead of losing it.

    I’ll never find my lost weight.

  206. June 24, 2010 5:43 pm

    Mind over chub rub–just go.

  207. June 24, 2010 7:08 pm

    My kids want something…I RUN.
    GONE RUNNING…Will return..@ kids bedtime!
    I run to..KEEP> MY >SANITY.
    That, that don’t kill me…onlymakesmestronger!

  208. Terzah permalink
    June 24, 2010 7:46 pm

    I know I’m far too late–somehow I missed this yesterday–here’s my borrowed-from-Tom-Petty contribution:

    If you don’t run you rust.

    Do a running haiku contest sometime! :^)

  209. Cydnie permalink
    June 25, 2010 7:00 am

    I wish it was getting easier. Running for peace of mind today.

  210. Angie U. permalink
    June 25, 2010 7:27 am

    Learning to run. Wish me luck.

  211. lulu kaliher permalink
    June 25, 2010 8:03 am

    Legs. Thighs. Shuns. Feet. Arch. Freedom.

  212. Kathy permalink
    June 25, 2010 3:39 pm

    Must outrun kids always and forever.

  213. Kelly permalink
    July 3, 2010 3:50 pm

    Live to run. Run to live.

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