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Hump Day Giveaway: Springing Forward

April 13, 2011

Pure + simple: spring.

I’ll spare you the picture, but my closet is a mess. I’ve got summer skirts mixed with wool sweaters mixed with yoga pants. None are in neat piles, let alone even folded well. Back in the day, I used to change over my closet seasonally, but somewhere between Ben being potty-trained and Amelia reading the Ivy + Bean series, it’s become a mash-up of all seasons, all styles.

But spring always gives me a little kick to clean out–and add to it. Who doesn’t love a new white tee (no more pit stains!); a new summer weight pair of jeans (no more sprung out knees!); a pair of shorts that show off how badass your legs are, thanks to how many miles you’ve logged?

Better yet, who doesn’t love a piece of running gear that celebrates spring and is totally cute and functional at the same time?

Spring has sprung, and it's time to dress up for your run!

Enter Nuu-Muu dresses, a company whose tagline I love:
We believe in strong girls and women.
We believe in real bodies and real friends.
We believe in trying really, really hard.
We believe in having fun along the way.

The dresses, which come in a variety of pick-me-up prints, are multifunctional: they go on a run, they go on a ride, they go into Warrior pose. Ranging in sizes from XS to XXL, they fit and flatter nearly every body, and because they don’t have any liners, you can put your choice of compression shorts or leggings, as well as your own sports bra underneath.

In honor of the sprouting daffodils and warming temps, we’re giving away a Nuu-Muu dress of your choice; you can pick the original style or a Ruu-Muu, which has a helpful back storage pocket. In order to for a chance to spruce up your closet (and with it, maybe the motivation to do some spring closet cleaning), you just have to answer this question: if you had a tagline, what would it be?


p.s. From fun florals to basic black: the random winner of the 110% compression capris is Beth Jensen, who, like many of you, voted for the jogging stroller as the best invention for mother runners. Beth writes:

I also think the jogging stroller. There is no way I would have found time or energy to train for 3 marathons (and maintain my sanity) since becoming a mom with out it. Also, the kids love it because they know that usually runs mean a stop at the playground!

E-mail us at run mother at gmail dot com, Beth, to claim your cargo capris! Congrats!

365 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2011 3:48 am

    My tagline would be…..always on the run, always having fun!

  2. April 13, 2011 3:57 am

    Go big or go home

  3. Terri permalink
    April 13, 2011 3:59 am

    “slow but steady”

  4. BigDogMom permalink
    April 13, 2011 4:11 am

    Running away….but always coming home.

    • Jenny Womble permalink
      April 13, 2011 12:59 pm

      I love this!!

    • Teresa Smith permalink
      April 13, 2011 6:53 pm

      me too! very true.

    • Lindsey permalink
      April 14, 2011 7:31 am

      I love this saying, it’s a perfect thought!! Thank you!!

  5. April 13, 2011 4:14 am

    “Suck it up, and get it done. “

  6. Lynn Dahlin permalink
    April 13, 2011 4:16 am

    Go Big or Go Home.

    • Lynn Dahlin permalink
      April 13, 2011 4:18 am

      just realized that was already taken! oops! The other one I try to live by and what my husband teaches my daughters is to “love yourself first and the most”. When I put myself as a priority and take care of myself, I am such a better mom and wife and friend and sister, etc….

  7. Kelly K permalink
    April 13, 2011 4:16 am

    Fueled by M&M’s!

  8. Nan permalink
    April 13, 2011 4:20 am

    My tagline: mom of 4 boys running from noise! Ha! Okay, a little cheesy, but it’s too early and my brain is still asleep. πŸ™‚

    • Mindy Condon permalink
      April 13, 2011 7:13 pm

      Mine could be the same one!!!

  9. April 13, 2011 4:21 am

    My friend Elizabeth and I just began a running club on Facebook…

    Our tag line is “We run to be stronger…for everyone.”

    We are teachers, mothers, and runners. By running, we give ourselves time away from helping everyone else to be stronger individually. In turn, we are then better for everyone :).

  10. BeckyA permalink
    April 13, 2011 4:22 am

    Because I’m worth it!

  11. April 13, 2011 4:26 am

    Tagline: The Journey is the Destination

  12. Heather C permalink
    April 13, 2011 4:40 am

    I believe in running more and cleaning less.
    I believe Yoga is my yin and running is my yang.
    I believe friendships are fostered on the trails.
    I believe that nothing is more empowering than finishing strong.

    • Melissa permalink
      April 13, 2011 12:03 pm

      This is awesome, Heather. Thanks for sharing.

    • Shari permalink
      April 13, 2011 5:57 pm

      Love it!

  13. Carrie B permalink
    April 13, 2011 4:44 am

    Running makes me a happy Mama. If I had a tagline it would be: “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” Therefore I run.

  14. Anne permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:00 am

    My tagline;
    Laugh always and wear great shoes.

  15. Staci permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:03 am

    mine would be… “Just keep running. Just keep running.”

  16. April 13, 2011 5:03 am

    Phoebe: Be Hope

    (Explanation… my Mom’s name is Hope. Two of my sisters have H-names [Heidi & Heather] and I always felt bad as a kid because I didn’t have an H-name. Then, a couple of years ago, a co-worker pointed out that if you change the letters in Phoebe around you get Be Hope. If you knew my mom you’d understand why that is such a daunting but worthy goal. My family and friends seem to be under siege lately with illness and sadness, so this idea is really important to me right now….)

    • Christine McDuffie permalink
      April 13, 2011 7:41 am

      Wow almost cried at work.

    • April 13, 2011 8:08 am

      I love that, Phoebe. Made me a little teary eyed at work, too.

  17. Deanna U permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:04 am

    Putting on her own oxygen mask before placing the masks on the loved ones around her.

  18. Val permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:09 am

    My tagline is “Queen of the Testosterone Castle” because I have 3 sons and a husband!!

    • Laurie A. permalink
      April 13, 2011 7:26 am

      Love this one! I too have 3 boys and a husband (shoot, even the dogs are boys). I have discovered and affinity for pink as a result. Pink I-Pod, pink arm band, pink water bottles and their carriers. No chance of anyone “borrowing” my stuff and not putting it back before I am ready to run!

      • Paula Smith permalink
        April 13, 2011 7:36 pm

        I buy pink for the same reason- pink running hats, pink duffel bag- my three boys and husband have never “borrowed” my stuff.

  19. April 13, 2011 5:09 am

    “I run so I don’t run away.”

  20. Jill permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:18 am

    Mine are ‘Go big or go home’
    ‘Suck it up and go’ (Breathe in, in, in, out, out)
    My friends and I go with ‘Girls running for chocolate/coffee/conversation/cake/caramel/……..’

  21. Tricia Staley permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:20 am

    What is around the corner? Let’s go see!

  22. April 13, 2011 5:30 am

    I may be a late in life runner, but better late than never!

  23. Jennifer keller permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:40 am

    I run because it is good cardio and very healthy for your heart so mine would be, ” Run for your Life!”

  24. Mary permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:43 am

    keeps on movin on

  25. Becky C permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:43 am

    “Run or Die!” I saw this on a pair of running sleeves on Dailymile the other day and figured it was my best “motto” for my upcoming trail race this Sunday! Those are my only two options right now…lol!

  26. April 13, 2011 5:56 am

    Right before a race starts my last words are always- “Game On”. So that’s gotta be it!

  27. April 13, 2011 5:58 am

    Mine would be – Courage to start; Strength to finish

  28. Tammi permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:02 am

    There is always a downhill after a tough uphill!

  29. Jana permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:08 am

    Mine would definitely be, “Don’t Think. Just Run.” πŸ™‚

  30. Kristen permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:12 am

    and no one is chasing me!!!

  31. Julie permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:15 am

    My tagline: I run for fun. πŸ™‚

  32. allison m permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:17 am

    I have to say ‘if mama ain’t happy then no one is happy’ so I run. πŸ™‚

  33. Linda B permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:18 am

    Slow and steady!

  34. Ali B permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:19 am

    Never Never Never Give Up – Winston Churchill

  35. maryk permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:20 am

    After successfully raising 4 sons: “Raised 4 – now it’s out the door”!

  36. April 13, 2011 6:22 am

    “Nailed it!” – that what I report to my coach and husband. It feels so good to just yell it out loud to anyone who will listen

  37. Bethany permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:25 am

    Give me the shining sun and I’ll take you for a run.

  38. ShelleyMM permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:27 am

    Suck it up, Buttercup … you can do this!

  39. April 13, 2011 6:28 am

    Sister gets it done.

  40. Laura B permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:29 am

    Run for your life!

  41. Stephanie Flinn permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:42 am

    “Push harder…live life larger!” *Metaphorically not literally πŸ™‚

  42. Debbie R permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:42 am

    You can do anything you put your mind to!

  43. Holly S. permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:44 am

    I’m Holly and I’m addicted to running.

  44. Stephanie permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:45 am

    Running Down a Dream

  45. Carrie permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:47 am

    Slow and Steady! I might not be fast, but I get it done.

  46. April 13, 2011 6:51 am

    My tagline would be, “Just Go.”

  47. Nicole Griswold permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:52 am

    Patience, strength and focus. Not necessarily a tagline, but three things I pry for on a daily basis:)

  48. April 13, 2011 6:53 am

    Tenacity works well for this tortoise!

  49. J.L. permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:01 am

    I’m tired.

  50. Autumn permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:08 am

    I believe in me.

  51. Anne permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:13 am

    Embrace the suck!

  52. Carrie Ann Delaney permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:19 am

    “Running to be a better, stronger, and happier me!!!!”

  53. Ruthie permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:21 am

    I don’t know what I don’t know.

  54. April 13, 2011 7:22 am

    I believe in me.
    I believe in my husband
    I believe in my daughters
    AND I believe in YOU.
    Now go do it!

  55. April 13, 2011 7:24 am

    My tagline would be Run for the downhills. My running buddy and I usually run/walk as we train and race and the way she has always pushed me to run is by making us run every downhill and so we always say that we run for the downhill!

  56. April 13, 2011 7:27 am

    Life is too short to be anything but happy.

  57. Laurie A. permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:29 am

    I totally stole this from a blog (Frayed Laces) but it has become my mantra when the going gets rough, “There will come a day when I cannot do this. Today is NOT that day.”

    • Teresa Smith permalink
      April 13, 2011 6:57 pm

      Reeeeaaallly like!

    • Ecy permalink
      April 13, 2011 7:33 pm

      Wow. This is the best. Best, best, best. Thank you for sharing.

  58. April 13, 2011 7:29 am

    My tagline is also my blog name. Live Laugh Run Breathe. Live life to the fullest. Laugh like no one is watching. Run to your heart’s content. And don’t forget to Breathe.

  59. Kristyn G permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:32 am

    RLAM taught me to “Just Go”
    But my life’s moto would be: “Put your big girl panties on and deal with it!” I don’t handle pity parties well πŸ˜‰

  60. Christine McDuffie permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:32 am

    Dimity, I think the reason I don’t swap over the seaonal closets anymore is because we are fortunate to end up in warm weather places in the winter and we need that stuff. It’s the sign of a good life, enjoy it! But you also give us a good reminder to clear it out, mother’s everywhere need our donated stuff.

    My Tag line “Will Run for food and adult beverages” At my last HM there was a group of women who ran past me around mile 10 and gave me a ‘shout out’ which helped me pick up my dragging behind, I caught up with them at mile twelve and they were walking, I yelled to them “why walk now? There’s beer in 1 MILE”, the one woman said “She’s right, let’s go”. (PS-can’t remember what was on the back of their shirts but it was a clear indicator that adult beverages was also a motivator)

    • Christine McDuffie permalink
      April 13, 2011 7:37 am

      Favorite stolen tag line for life in general “Get busy livin’ or get busy dying” Shawshank Redemption

  61. sharyn permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:33 am

    Getting healthy for the rest of my life.

  62. April 13, 2011 7:33 am

    “One foot in front of the other” or “1,2,3,4 / 1,2,3,4”

  63. Karen permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:34 am

    I run and so, I eat!

  64. April 13, 2011 7:34 am

    My tagline would be “Never, ever, ever give up.” πŸ™‚

  65. Sara permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:37 am

    “Work Hard – Play Harder”

  66. Penny permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:39 am

    Dream it, then go after it.

  67. jessica permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:43 am

    Running on empty….I am fighting a bad case of bronchitis three weeks before my first marathon ever and I can’t breathe and I have NO energy! My hope is gone, my energy is gone, and my race pace is gone.

  68. Keri permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:45 am

    Built to ENDURE

  69. sandi permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:48 am

    I saw this in an advertisement and now have it posted by my treadmill:
    Find your strong

    It may not be a proper sentence but it inspires me!

  70. Steph Johnston permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:52 am

    Caffeine free, are you kidding me?

  71. April 13, 2011 7:52 am

    Great Days = (Bible Study + Workout + Coffee)* Every Day

  72. barbara permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:54 am

    So many good ones already! I like “I’m Tired” πŸ™‚ but would probably use “Enjoy the Journey”.

  73. Jennifer Vickers permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:56 am

    Run Happy, take the party with you!

  74. April 13, 2011 7:58 am

    It may look like I’m going slow but I’m just getting started.

    (And then motivational music would start playing in the background)!

  75. Jennifer H. permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:58 am

    “On the road is where the best of friends are made.” My running partner and I began running together a year ago and have grown so close that our husbands say if they die, we will live like the Golden Girls. We run for many reasons, including health, strength, sanity, but I think most days we run just to have our time together in the mornings before anyone else can interrupt our conversation. πŸ™‚

  76. WendyLD permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:58 am

    Work hard and play hard!

  77. April 13, 2011 7:59 am

    “One Day at a Time”


  78. April 13, 2011 8:05 am

    my tagline would be…not Wonder Woman…but pretty darn close!

  79. April 13, 2011 8:05 am

    i hate people that don’t use their blinkers

  80. April 13, 2011 8:05 am

    From spendy to thrifty, one penny at a time. =)

  81. Sportsmama457 permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:07 am

    Dimity, you are really testing those of us who are creativity-challenged! Great prize – I tried a skirt last year and loved it. Would love to try a running dress!

    With apologies to Charles Dickens –

    “It was the best of runs, it was the worst of runs, but it was MY run!”

  82. April 13, 2011 8:10 am

    Honestly, right now it would be: Limping through Lent

    Generally my motto is: 90% of life is just showing up. I can do that.

  83. JamiAnn permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:13 am

    “Can you believe I got a ‘D’ in gym class? That was so 1990-something!”

    Another note – these were so fun to read. Thanks for making my morning πŸ™‚

  84. Jenny Chapman permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:13 am

    Back in 2003, we bought a home gym. My tagline then was “Muscles for me in 2003”. Just so you know…. didn’t happen. Home gym makes a great luggage rack.

  85. April 13, 2011 8:15 am

    Run because I can.

  86. Terry permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:16 am

    “I’m doing this. Now it’s your turn!”

  87. April 13, 2011 8:16 am

    Born to Run. (Can you tell I’m a Springsteen fan? πŸ™‚ )

  88. April 13, 2011 8:18 am

    If I can do it, you can too!

  89. Tasha permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:20 am

    My tag line would be.. I am a work in progress

  90. Judy permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:21 am

    “Do or do not, there is no try.” Yoda

  91. Jennifer permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:24 am

    On days when I don’t feel like running, I try to remind myself of what a blessing it is to be ABLE to run. On days when conditions are perfect and I feel great, I marvel at what my body and mind are capable of. So – I often think, “Running is an opportunity – not a chore.” Another one I love: “Choose joy.”

  92. katie p permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:26 am

    Run hard, love more

  93. The Momster permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:27 am

    Life is a body of work.

  94. Farah permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:29 am

    Running for three….running for me

  95. April 13, 2011 8:31 am

    Be Passionate. Be Inspired. Be Active!

  96. Katie permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:31 am

    “run, run, run. rest. repeat.”

  97. Kathleen permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:32 am

    You Go Girl!

  98. Julia permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:38 am

    My two taglines that I often repeat to myself are: “No excuses” and “No Guts, No Glory”

  99. Mary Beth Dickerson permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:38 am

    The theme for my life…”Never Settle”

  100. Kerry Van Renterghem permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:39 am

    You put one foot in front of the other……. (and soon you’ll be running (walking) out the door)

  101. Julie Weidner permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:41 am

    I saw those dresses at the Disney Princess Expo and they were just too cute! My tagline is the Nike Sligan – “Just Do It”! It really struck me and motivates me all the time!!!

  102. Martha permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:44 am

    “I am not a quitter!” For a few years I just could not seem to stick with working out, losing weight, etc. Then 1 1/2 years ago everything fell into place and now I know I have the self motivation and constantly tell myself (for anything that takes will power) that I am not a quitter. And hopefully I will lead by example and my kids will learn to follow through on all different things in life (not just running).

  103. MelindaK permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:45 am

    “Because I can!” I get asked by people all the time, why do you bike? why do you run? why swim? why tri? why not is what i asked them back….i am young, strong and able…..who doesn’t want to live life to the fullest! get out there and do it!

  104. Jamie permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:51 am

    You’ll never finish if you don’t get started.

  105. Cheryl permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:51 am

    Here are some
    who like to run.
    They run for fun
    in the hot, hot sun.

    Oh me! Oh my!
    Oh me! Oh my!
    What a lot
    of funny things go by. (Seuss, of course)

    Replace ‘hot hot’ with ‘cold cold’ and you have a comment on winter running where I live – kooky. Too long for a tag line, I know.
    BTW, I couldn’t wait, and immediately ordered Nuu-Muus for me and my daughter. So cool, and they ship to Canada.

  106. April 13, 2011 8:53 am

    “Left, Right, Repeat”

  107. jessicac permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:54 am

    Strong, fast and ready!

  108. April 13, 2011 8:54 am

    Test your limits! AND KEEP GOING!!

  109. Kathy A permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:07 am

    I’ve adopted your saying “Badass mother runner!”

  110. Tara Loorz permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:11 am

    “Keep breathing. That’s the key. Breathe.” — From Gimli in “The Lord of the Rings.”
    I’m feel like a dwarf when I run, compared to all the elves that pass me seemingly effortlessly. But I keep going. πŸ™‚

  111. Karen permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:11 am

    My tagline for life is… Live happily ever after
    I stole this from somewhere a long time ago, but it fits so well

  112. Sue permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:14 am

    Just Get Out the Door and Go!

  113. Amanda permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:14 am

    “When in doubt, make a list”?? Okay, I’m gonna have to think some more but this one fits me pretty well, lol.

  114. Megan permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:27 am

    Get after it!

  115. April 13, 2011 9:47 am

    Rachel: Running through life one day at a time πŸ™‚

  116. Liz permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:57 am

    Done is better than perfect

  117. Kate B. permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:57 am

    The faster you run, the faster you’re done.

  118. corrine bell permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:59 am

    a-w-e-s-o-m-e! awesome, awesome, awesome is me!!

  119. April 13, 2011 9:59 am

    This is hard! I’d start with “Because I Can.” It’s what’s on my Road ID. That’s what I tell people when they ask why I run.

    But I’ve got “Powered by God” in my head. I use a lot of my runs to pray. I’d like to finish this one out with somethign, but it hasn’t quite gelled yet. I use “Power, Energy, Strength” a lot (power from God, energy from my mind/heart, strength from my body).

    I also use “You got this!” and “Just keep swimming” (a la Dory from Nemo)!

  120. Sarah permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:01 am

    tagline – Breathe!

  121. Marsha Zimmerman permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:10 am

    Faking it until I make it – haven’t made it, but faking it less and less each day!

  122. April 13, 2011 10:10 am

    Running my way to sanity or as close as motherhood will let me get to it!

  123. Amanda permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:12 am

    Trying not to wet myself one step at a time.

  124. April 13, 2011 10:25 am

    I believe that my gifts + my values + my passion = my calling (G+V+P = C)

  125. Kathy G permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:32 am

    You’re stronger than you think!

  126. Carolyn in NC permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:43 am

    not sure if it counts as a tagline or not, but I like the quote

    “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” EB White

    p.s. that dress is cute enough to wear to the coffee shop before or after a run

  127. Jules permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:52 am

    “My only competition is my old PR.”

  128. Amy permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:09 am

    Hope never quits.

  129. CindyAz permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:13 am

    I can’t remember where I heard it but I love “I don’t chase boys, I pass them”.

  130. Jennifer A. permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:14 am

    Goddess of Sweat!

  131. April 13, 2011 11:15 am

    I love your shirt that says, “are my kids still chasing me?” That would be mine. πŸ™‚

  132. April 13, 2011 11:24 am

    I looooove those dresses! I think my tagline would be Brooks’ slogan (I’m obsessed with it):

    Run Happy.

  133. Kristin D permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:25 am

    Wow, these are so much better then muu muus! I love the original style. My tagline would be:

    I believe in hugs and long runs.

  134. Anne permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:26 am

    Give yourself over to joy!

  135. Tara permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:32 am

    Forgive yourself to move forward.

    This refers to the days you don’t do what you should or any other instance where you might be likely to beat yourself up unnecessarily. I found that to forgive myself leads to better results than to feel bad about letting myself down.

  136. Amy permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:33 am

    I used to tell people that I only ran when people were chasing me.

    Not really a tagline but I love the quote I found……

    Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ~Author Unknown

    As a new runner, some days it is so hard for me to run. Running doesn’t come easy for me. I have to remind myself to just do it, keep running, and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

  137. Jessica Russell permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:33 am

    I gave birth to twins, I can do anything!

  138. Julie B permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:34 am

    Never have thought of a tagline before but in a few races have found myself thinking, “Nothing left to lose.” I guess the positive side of that is Nike’s line, “Just Do It”

  139. Sally Hess permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:36 am

    My tag line has been (for about 5 years now):
    It’s not hard to do, it’s just hard to make it look good.

    It originally applied to my students question about whether a certain project was hard to sew (I teach sewing), but I find it applies to most things in life.

  140. April 13, 2011 11:38 am

    Suck it up, buttercup.
    I saw this on someone’s blog once & remind myself of this whenever I want to quit, or I’m struggling.

  141. Christina permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:53 am

    If you can dream it, you can do it!

    Yes, I’m “borrowing” Walt Disney’s tagline, but I firmly believe that it is worth following my dreams, and that it IS possible to achieve them!

  142. April 13, 2011 11:58 am

    I seem to go through so many variations of taglines.
    The iPod version: iRun4Me:)
    The quote version: If you have to ask you aren’t a runner!
    and finally: Just because I love it!

  143. Sara permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:59 am

    Tri easy!
    (I use this when I get all balled up with the effort of running or biking or swimming… Just let your body relax and do what it knows how to do. Make it easy. It works for me!)

  144. JenericFN permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:59 am

    You were made for this.

  145. April permalink
    April 13, 2011 12:06 pm

    Thanks so much for your site!!! I’m mother of a three year old and a runner. Life is active and hectic so it’s great to connect with likeminded people. Have a great day!

  146. Vickie permalink
    April 13, 2011 12:21 pm

    you never know what you are capable of, until you try!

  147. Melissa permalink
    April 13, 2011 12:31 pm

    I’m a recovering perfectionist and it’s hard for me to accept that some things will never be exactly the way I want. Like right now, I can’t run due to an injury, so I’m having to swim instead (a distant second choice). Some days I would rather do nothing if I can’t run. I always remind myself “perfection is the enemy of the good”…something I also have to remind myself as a mother, wife, and PhD student with a full time job. Some things only need to be “good enough” and I can’t beat myself up over it when it seems I can’t do it all.

  148. Megan permalink
    April 13, 2011 12:45 pm

    Mind over miles.

    Multiple meanings:
    1- Running for me is mental, it’s where I process an email I need to write but don’t want to, or a conversation I need to have and don’t want to, or anything that requires my undivided thought process.
    2- I easily psyche out when I think about having to run more than 3 miles, so it’s really, getting that out of my head, and just accomplishing the miles.
    3-I love alliteration!

  149. Shay permalink
    April 13, 2011 12:46 pm

    I am a working mom of 4 kids who all play at least one sport… when people ask me how I do it, I usually respond “I just do!” I have to use this on myself sometimes when I am asking how I am going to find the time to run myself sane. My other go to mantra is “I will be a better (fill in the blank with mom, wife, person…) when I (fill in the blank with get to the top of the hill, or complete the distance, or beat my time).

  150. Jenny Womble permalink
    April 13, 2011 1:03 pm

    This is a tough one as I have been struggling to find my own mantra… but I love it when my sister-in-law (who was a collegiate runner) tells me (the marathon runner wannabe), “stride on!” So maybe that is my tagline.

  151. Jessica permalink
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  152. realrellim permalink
    April 13, 2011 1:32 pm

    Small but mighty.

  153. girlsworld permalink
    April 13, 2011 1:52 pm

    Being the non-girly mom of three girls my blog tagline is “Estrogen overload is in my future.” But for running? I don’t mind being a little extra girly. I have a running skirt that I love for my mid-distance runs. So maybe my girly girls are rubbing off on me.

  154. Amanda B permalink
    April 13, 2011 2:13 pm

    Finish what you started…don’t give up!

  155. Rose permalink
    April 13, 2011 2:37 pm

    Fake it ’till you make it!

  156. Marne permalink
    April 13, 2011 3:06 pm

    you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think (Christopher Robin says this to Winnie the Pooh)

  157. Heather permalink
    April 13, 2011 3:16 pm

    This question got me thinking…I’m not great at taglines but I think mine would be “I may be a little slow but I’m always on the go go go”

  158. April 13, 2011 3:20 pm

    I never thought I could be a runner or would even like running. Just goes to show “Never say never”.

  159. Celeste permalink
    April 13, 2011 3:29 pm

    Man, some of these are really good! I guess mine would be, “The more miles, the more smiles.” Running is my stress relief.

  160. Carolyn permalink
    April 13, 2011 3:41 pm

    For the next couple weeks mine would have to be “Yes I’m pregnant AGAIN, yes I’m still running” . It seems to be something I repeat alot after having 3 kids in less than 4 years (well the third is still cooking:).

  161. CarrieOnTheRun permalink
    April 13, 2011 3:41 pm

    I have one less ball then Lance Armstrong.

  162. Carla permalink
    April 13, 2011 3:46 pm

    Mine is step up to the plate.

  163. Darlene R permalink
    April 13, 2011 3:48 pm

    Always believe in the power of your dreams. (Paraphrased from the great Eleanor Roosevelt) is my daily motivation – I come from a long line of people telling me what I can’t do.

    When I’m out running: I’m running, you’re watching, I had the courage to try, you’re just standing there.

    These are great! I’m going to post some on the motivation poster I have on my wall.

  164. April 13, 2011 4:20 pm

    i can, i will, i am

  165. April 13, 2011 4:55 pm

    As I told someone last night, who was asking about “hobbies”. I said, “I run, I work, I mother. That’s my life.”

    I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  166. Jamie M permalink
    April 13, 2011 4:58 pm

    Sometimes you just have to let your sparkle out.

  167. April 13, 2011 5:45 pm

    To run or to run faster, that is the question. πŸ˜€

  168. Dee Dee permalink
    April 13, 2011 5:46 pm

    I have loved reading these! Thanks for sharing, everyone. My tagline these days is, “Relax. You’ve got this” I’m trying speed work on the treadmill and it takes as much or more mental energy as physical, I swear!

  169. Jules permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:06 pm

    Run it like you own it!!

  170. Rebecca permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:14 pm

    Mine would be:


    • Karri Thompson permalink
      April 13, 2011 8:31 pm

      Love this! I might have to steal that one day! lol

  171. Czarina permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:33 pm

    Suck it up and just do it!!

  172. Beverly permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:49 pm

    Step by step. Mile by mile. Anything is possible.

  173. Heather permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:49 pm

    “If I can do it, ANYONE can do it.”

  174. Jennifer permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:50 pm

    The little momma that could…

  175. April 13, 2011 6:51 pm

    Dare to be remarkable !!!!!!!!

  176. Megan permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:52 pm

    “Because I matter”. My business tagline is actually “Because Birth Matters”, so I find it especially fitting.

  177. Elizabeth permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:53 pm

    Running Mother: Always Cookin’!

  178. Danielle permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:55 pm

    Giddy up!

  179. April 13, 2011 6:56 pm

    Running helps keep me crazy πŸ˜‰

  180. April 13, 2011 6:57 pm

    tagline: Life is too short not to run through it!

  181. Sylvia Goen permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:57 pm

    My tagline….hasnow become my tattoo it’s a Bible verse: Run in such a way as to get the prize….

  182. Jennifer Hansen permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:57 pm

    I may not be fast but I am f#cking persistent.

  183. April 13, 2011 6:58 pm

    Calm the hell down and go steady.

  184. Kathy Kappert permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:58 pm

    I’m a procrastinator, my tagline is usually “just start!” and from there, I go.

  185. April 13, 2011 6:59 pm

    “We were made to shine, not just survive.” lyrics from a song by MercyMe. I spent a lot of years just surviving, and it feels pretty great to be running into my 40th year, shining (even if its sweat!)

  186. Stephanie permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:59 pm

    I run so the paparazzi can’t catch me.

  187. Paula permalink
    April 13, 2011 6:59 pm

    Go to the Nuu Muu site and checkout their sizes! I love it!! I don’t have a tagline/motto but I may adopt some of the great ones here! Thanks, Ladies πŸ™‚

  188. Melissa Brook permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:01 pm

    “Start slow and ease off”

  189. Amy permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:01 pm

    The farther I go, the better I feel!

  190. Debbie S permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:01 pm

    I believe.

  191. Rhonda permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:02 pm

    If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

  192. April 13, 2011 7:03 pm

    Since I recently started running using the Couch 2 5k program I’d say mine is ‘Get off your seat, get up and move those feet!’

  193. Heather permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:05 pm

    Not JUST running my mouth… (if you know me, you’re probably laughing your @** off right now!)

  194. Alison H. permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:06 pm

    Commit to the moment.

  195. Brenda permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:06 pm

    Although this is already on there it is: “Suck it up Buttercup.” I tell my 4 children this when they whine and I tell my students this when I am teaching.

  196. April 13, 2011 7:10 pm

    At least I’m out!

    I tell myself that every morning as I’m dragging myself out of bed at 4:30am to go run!!

  197. Jill permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:13 pm

    RUNNING: All the cannots disappear.
    RUNNING: All the knots disappear.

  198. Kaci permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:14 pm

    My newly adopted one: “Time to sweat, baby”

  199. Becky permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:14 pm

    Given to me in 1992 by my HS coach “Silver tongue devil”. I’m positive yet honest.

  200. gloria permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:15 pm

    I’m a mother, wife, teacher, volunteer, student and (to manage it all)….A RUNNER!

  201. Carolyn P permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:15 pm

    The Ringleader of Chaos
    Built for distance, not for speed

  202. Emily permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:16 pm

    Sadly (or not) my tagline would be “I run to eat, not eat to run”. And I had the BEST chicken wings tonight after a TERRIFIC (and easy? Gasp!) 5 miles today. πŸ™‚

  203. Michele N. permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:16 pm

    Always an adventure!

  204. Heidi H. permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:18 pm

    I have lost 76 lbs. My tagline would be :

    Running my butt off

  205. Staci Hawley permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:18 pm

    She’s like the wind (insert Flashdance image here)

  206. Mindy permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:19 pm

    On the run all day long…
    At least this hour gives me great legs!

  207. cathy crisp permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:21 pm

    plain and simple: RUNNING ROCKS!!!

  208. jennifer e mitchell permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:22 pm

    Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if must just NEVER give up. -Dean Karnazes
    I’m not original at all. That is one of my favorite quotes.

  209. Melissa Krile permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:22 pm

    “I run to be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I run for all of those who can’t. I run because I can.”

  210. Jessica permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:23 pm

    I run for sanity. I run for success. I run for me.

  211. keedokes permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:23 pm

    Eat your vegetables!

  212. Maxine Athena Jennings permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:24 pm

    Anything is possible!

  213. Lynn W permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:26 pm

    For me, “effort is everything”. If I gave it my all, I refuse to be disappointed with the result. I did my best and that’s something to be proud of!

  214. Julie permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:27 pm

    Marathon Mommy…26.2 miles of peace and quiet.

  215. Dawn Ball permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:28 pm

    Mine would have to be: “Picking ’em up, and putting ’em down”.

  216. Stephanie permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:29 pm

    One day I won’t be able to run… but this is not that day. (I stole that from somewhere, but it speaks to me!)

  217. April 13, 2011 7:29 pm

    Mine is “Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, I run so to Disney I can go!” (you know you want to whistle along! lol)

  218. Julianne H permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:31 pm

    “Reach deeper. Dream bigger. Run farther.”

  219. kimmie permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:32 pm

    I have a Road ID that says “Just Keep Moving” and that is my perfect tagline. I forget sometimes that I have to keep moving to stay sane and healthy. But if I have to choose something more ‘taggy’ it would be “Late Bloomers are Still Beautiful” because I was never active when I was young and now I love it.

  220. Kelli permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:32 pm

    nothing worth it is easy!

  221. Jen permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:34 pm

    I am worth it.

  222. Christina Boston permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:35 pm

    My Tagline – “If you want something you’ve never had before, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done before. ”
    One could get philosophical w/ this but for me the “something” is nice legs. πŸ˜‰

  223. April 13, 2011 7:35 pm

    Almost done.

  224. April 13, 2011 7:38 pm

    For this season in my life, my tagline is:


    I’m working on the house (cleaning out cabinets, closets, etc) and working on myself (eating habits, baby weight…), and a cute running dress would be a fun way to celebrate my accomplishments.

  225. Karen Bjorge permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:38 pm

    Legs swift, mind strong, I can do this all day long!!!

  226. Megan permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:39 pm

    Coping. One step at a time.

  227. Bethany L permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:40 pm

    I have completed my first 2 half marathons this year, and I have signed up for my first full and also Ragnar Relay. I sometimes wonder, what am I thinking…but I always answer “if not now, then when?” Now is the time…do it when you can and are able. Make it happen.

  228. Heather permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:41 pm

    I can. I will. Today.

  229. Mary Jane permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:42 pm

    I had this Nike shirt that I wore out….completely and hole-y (sic) out….that said: “Mary had a little shoe, its sole was full of air. And anyone that Mary raced, didn’t have a prayer.” On the back it said, “Mary kicks butt.”

    That’s it.
    Mary kicks butt.


  230. Sonci permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:42 pm

    Just heard this today and love it: “Say YES to life!”

  231. LaJean permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:42 pm

    “Onward and upward–woo hoo!!”

  232. April 13, 2011 7:43 pm

    Hmmmm, hard one, but I think I’d go with “I will go, I will do” πŸ™‚

  233. Emily Jelinek permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:44 pm

    Run, Bike, Swim. This is what I do for fun. This is my joy.

  234. Christina S permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:47 pm

    Running. To escape the chaos of life and enter the zone that is calm.

  235. Lee permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:47 pm

    Run for the health of it.

  236. Ashley permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:48 pm

    “It only hurts until the pain goes away”

  237. Anna permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:49 pm

    Mine would be “This will only make my butt look better!” πŸ™‚

  238. Kay permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:50 pm

    From legally blonde: the musical… I am SO much better than before!

  239. April 13, 2011 7:52 pm

    The tired-er I get, the taller I run.

    That sounds corny, but when I am tired and my form is suffering, I say this to myself, I start running “taller” and my energy surges!

  240. April 13, 2011 7:52 pm

    “Run like the wind!”
    thanks for the chance to win!

  241. Christy permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:52 pm

    “just keep running” applies to so many things!

  242. Kelly permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:52 pm

    “This is the mile that counts”

  243. Alison Price permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:52 pm

    I run because I can. or I’m not small, I’m fun-sized.

  244. Kathy permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:52 pm

    This IS my fun!

  245. Yeiko Menzies permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:53 pm

    I tell myself: “Run so that your crazy isn’t so crazy.”

  246. Heidi Crawford permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:54 pm

    The girl who tried to get out of the mile in school that now runs for fun. πŸ™‚

  247. Miriam Patient permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:55 pm

    “Put on your big girl panties, quit whining, and just run!

  248. Taryn permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:55 pm

    Encouraged by friends
    I tightened some new sneakers
    Found peace in running

    **Just started a poetry unit with my kids at school, so I thought I’d try a little haiku.

  249. Jill Dettman permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:56 pm

    My tagline – Do I have more to give? Always.

  250. Carla O. permalink
    April 13, 2011 7:59 pm

    Since the craziness starts showing its ugly head when I don’t get my workouts in, my tagline should probably be: Running/keeping active for a saner momma…

  251. Lori T. permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:01 pm

    I stole it from Nike….”Just Do It!”

  252. Jennifer W permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:02 pm

    My tagline would be: One day (or minute, or mile) at a time.

  253. April 13, 2011 8:03 pm

    Strength. Courage. Happiness. Get it all, run!

  254. Tracey Smith permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:07 pm

    You can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you want to do it.

  255. April 13, 2011 8:07 pm

    Run through it now.

    Just “run through it now” makes everyone realize that if you just run through the rough times in life, joy, love and peace will meet you at your destination.

  256. Kim permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:09 pm

    My brother, who is basically my best friend would say my line should be “I forgot to pay attention.” or “Heel, toe Lemon”.

    But I think it’s more like “Life’s an adventure; pack a snack”

  257. Denise permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:11 pm

    So many inspiring and funny comments, but my first thought was “I run to eat”!

  258. Trina permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:12 pm

    I’ve been listening to Apolo Ohno…

    “Be better than yesterday”

  259. Kathy permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:12 pm

    I believe that this is the way to a better life.

  260. kim vayda permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:14 pm

    “the fast girl your mother warned you about!” – the tagline for my gang of running gals! πŸ™‚

  261. Diana permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:14 pm

    “Run with the boys… and then pass them!”

    (I run with a mostly male running club and I looove to kick it in at the end πŸ™‚

  262. April 13, 2011 8:14 pm

    Wind is for warriors! (I live in Kansas, where it very windy all the time.)

  263. Steph permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:15 pm

    “…because I can.”

  264. Nicole permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:16 pm

    “I rock my stilettos because of running shoes…or is it the other way around?”

  265. Christine M permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:17 pm

    Body by Krispy Kreme

  266. Michelle permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:17 pm

    I believe perseverance and determination can get me through anything,
    I believe courage is cultivated by using perseverance and determination!

  267. Paula S. permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:19 pm

    Slogan- “this dream will be mine”
    The power song on my ipod is “Reach”- Gloria Estefan and almost every line is slogan worthy : )

  268. Sonia permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:19 pm

    No excuses.

  269. jennifer permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:22 pm

    You can’t win the raffle if you don’t buy a ticket.

  270. Karri Thompson permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:29 pm

    I’m a mother runner, because otherwise I would be a mother f%&#er.

  271. Kaylyn M permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:31 pm

    My tagline would be : Don’t judge me.

  272. Julia permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:32 pm

    I had the courage to start …

  273. Sara permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:36 pm

    Dig deeper – you are stronger than you think.

  274. April 13, 2011 8:37 pm

    Bringing the heat!

  275. Cheryl K permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:44 pm

    I had to think about this for a while – “Why do something anyone can do?”

  276. April 13, 2011 8:46 pm

    My tagline has been, “Everything is so much better after a run.” My Road ID has this one: “Live Deep.”

    Words I live by! πŸ˜€

  277. Laura permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:48 pm

    Just keep moving.

  278. Linda Smith permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:49 pm

    Run toward what you love.

  279. April 13, 2011 8:50 pm

    Enjoy the moment!

  280. Kortni permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:52 pm

    Mine would be “Run to be happy!”

  281. Sarah permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:52 pm

    My tagline would be my favorite running quote….”Remember yesterday when you said you’d go running tomorrow? Well. It’s tomorrow.” (I’m a huge procrastinator.)

  282. Kristen K. permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:55 pm

    What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger

  283. Stephanie permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:55 pm

    Dwell in possibility
    -Emily Dickinson

  284. Kristi permalink
    April 13, 2011 8:59 pm

    My mantra lately has been “Will run for girl scout cookies!!!” (especially samoas!)

  285. carol permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:01 pm

    I am their MOM!

  286. April 13, 2011 9:05 pm

    Behind the clouds the sun is always shining. –Cars soundtrack

  287. JenniC permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:05 pm

    My sister, cousin and I have run 10 marathons together and our mantra is “Relax, have fun, don’t think, just run!”

  288. Meredith Johnson permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:07 pm

    My tagline would be what I use as a username for online things: Run. Hop. Skip. Or, as it translates to cyberspace: runhopskip

  289. Patty permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:13 pm

    Gettin’ better all the time…

  290. Lisa D permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:30 pm

    My tagline would be….. Breath

  291. April 13, 2011 9:32 pm

    One more! Go one more!

  292. April 13, 2011 9:56 pm

    My tag line is “There are no downsides in ROJ” ROJ is the Republic of Julie, my own little world that my Mom says I’ve lived in since I was a child. No matter how bad things get or how many “hiccups” there have been…I always find a way to see something positive in the experience, pick myself up and keep going!

    If that is too “out there” my other saying is “I’m not racing…I just happen to be running in this race”.

  293. Stacy K permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:08 pm

    My tagline is “Why not??” As in…Why NOT sign up & train for a half marathon after not running for 20 years…and then do 4 more that year to become a Half Fanatic (2010) πŸ™‚ Why NOT do a triathlon this year? Why NOT go back to school at 46 to do learn a career doing something I will love? Why NOT buy myself a Harley as a graduation present (next year), and maybe one for hubby too? πŸ™‚

  294. Alison T permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:46 pm

    easy. As one who is turning 50 this year and in the best shape of my life? “The longer I run, the younger I feel!”

  295. Kris O permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:48 pm

    “Piedra la Casa”. Yes, I realize it actually makes no sense. But to me and my then 11th grade Spanish-taking sister, it was hilarious. And I now rock the house for her, as she passed away when she was 25. Love ya Stephie!

  296. Paola permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:55 pm

    Mine would be a Radiohead lyric: Just cos you feel it doesn’t mean it’s there. (from There There song).

  297. Laurie B permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:55 pm

    “runner chicks are hot….. because they run a lot” stole this somewhere from face book

  298. Laurie B permalink
    April 13, 2011 10:59 pm

    “running is cheaper than therapy!”

  299. elaine mencas permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:52 pm

    “You’ve so got this.”
    I told myself many times in my 10 mile race on Sunday. I actually believed myself and listened. My definate new mantra.

  300. Tracy T permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:55 pm

    Well, I guess right now, my tag line would have to be “I may be down, but not out”…… I’m nursing an injury right now and hoping to be able to run my first Half in 25 days. I soooo want to be able to run it….. I’ll have to settle for walk/run, or even walk only, if it’s not going to let me run, but I will be there to participate, one way or the other!

  301. Nicole permalink
    April 14, 2011 4:09 am

    Everyone has their own pace.

  302. Shannon permalink
    April 14, 2011 4:35 am

    My tag line is…and continues to be…”Because I can”…;)

  303. Melanie Pontier permalink
    April 14, 2011 5:07 am

    Life is short, so laugh hard.

  304. Arwen permalink
    April 14, 2011 5:25 am

    Run because you can!!

  305. Sheryl permalink
    April 14, 2011 5:57 am

    Daily exercise is happiness

  306. Rita permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:13 am

    My tagline – “I Run, because it is cheaper than the gym, wine, and therapy”

  307. April 14, 2011 7:17 am

    Live a Big Life.

  308. Sandy permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:23 am

    Begun is half done!

  309. Carol permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:30 am

    I run for ice cream.

  310. Anna Sanchez permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:30 am

    My run = my sanity. Seriously.

  311. Lindsey permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:43 am

    It’s mind over matter and I’ll always finish stronger than I started.

  312. Jill in Little Rock permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:49 am

    “By golly, I’m going to figure this out!” Refers to surgery, injuries, problems finding the right shoes–obstacles on my journey to run regularly and get faster, and my unwillingness to quit.

  313. Deb permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:57 am

    “Bigger, Better, More – The only way I know how!”

  314. Jennifer Mattesky permalink
    April 14, 2011 8:20 am

    “I do it because I can”

  315. Kathy S permalink
    April 14, 2011 8:28 am

    100% back

  316. Melissa L permalink
    April 14, 2011 8:57 am

    “I’m on my way back.”

    Which is my response to a quote (don’t know if it’s Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, or simply the Rolling Stones):
    It’s okay to let yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back>

  317. Momma Please Run Home permalink
    April 14, 2011 9:27 am

    I run. therefore I am!

  318. Amy Jenkins permalink
    April 14, 2011 10:28 am

    I am not a quitter!

  319. April 14, 2011 10:33 am

    Wow, I have never thought to give myself a tagline. Hm. How about “Gratitude builds happiness”.

  320. tjr permalink
    April 14, 2011 10:34 am

    as i got to the top of that big climb-thighs burning, hips aching, calfs in little balls-i thought “thank goodness i can pee standing up, squatting sounds like a terrible idea right now.” i laughed at myself.

  321. April 14, 2011 11:23 am

    Tri, tri, tri, trying to tri!!

  322. Lea permalink
    April 14, 2011 12:11 pm

    Great question!! Here it is…

    Nobody limits me but me… be limitless!!!!

    My head gets in the way far to often!!! Thanks for asking!

  323. April 14, 2011 1:32 pm

    I am here to finnish the race, not win the race.
    (True in running and in life!)

  324. Keren Hudson permalink
    April 14, 2011 4:48 pm

    Drop Everything and Run (For a little While)..

  325. Jackie permalink
    April 14, 2011 6:24 pm

    Running is my happy hour. (ok, this is not original, I have it on a shirt from gone for a run, but I love it!)

  326. Kari Powers permalink
    April 14, 2011 6:39 pm

    My tagline would be: “My husband says this make me a better person”
    (which is totally true, I do a much better day coping with my life, kids, work ,relationship after a good run/workout)

  327. Alisha permalink
    April 14, 2011 7:36 pm

    embrace the journey.

  328. Wendy permalink
    April 14, 2011 9:29 pm

    Champs like us, baby we were born to run!!!

  329. April 15, 2011 6:01 am

    My tagline was coined by my daughter regarding our new approach to life after her cancer diagnosis: Fight it with Sparkle!

  330. Christine Jensen permalink
    April 15, 2011 1:36 pm

    For me it would be : Finish Strong!

  331. April 15, 2011 9:13 pm

    Cleaning does not fit into my working, workout, & kids’ schedules.

  332. Kelly permalink
    April 15, 2011 10:28 pm

    My tagline – I’m never sorry I went out for a run.

  333. Sherry permalink
    April 16, 2011 6:06 am

    Believe in yourself.

    for a long time I didn’t think I had it in me to be an athlete…a runner…but all it took was a bit of self motivation and effort. I may not ever be the best, but I’m trying to be MY best.

  334. Linda Q permalink
    April 16, 2011 9:42 am

    “Slow but steady; run don’t think”

  335. Vanessa Charette permalink
    April 16, 2011 12:15 pm

    Do it with style, ’cause style counts! I love my running skirts & have been eyeing running dresses on line but have not jumped in yet. Looking cute & fun & flirty is motivating. I drop the kids off at preschool in my running skirt & then hit the trails for a run….a drss would be even more fantastic. Nothing like looking like a girl & then kicking butt on a run.

  336. Darlene R permalink
    April 16, 2011 5:39 pm

    I posted mine earlier but after reading all of these I have been inspired to create a new one.

    Two really stuck out for me and I put them together, I’ve already sent it in for my Road Id:

    Hope Never Quits. Be Hope.


  337. Tonya permalink
    April 16, 2011 7:13 pm

    Let’s do this!

  338. April 18, 2011 4:49 am

    ‘I am a knitter runner mother…’

    Like running, knitting is therapy. Unlike running, I can do it when I have 5 minutes to spare – in the waiting room at the doctor or osteopath or waiting for the kettle to boil. Both knitting and running are very integral to my sanity right now!!

    PS. I ran my first ever race yesterday – Yay!! 5.2k, ran all the way πŸ™‚ Given I struggled to run 60 seconds & walk 90 seconds for 30 minutes at the start of February, I am VERY pleased with myself!! I just hope I’m on track for the 8K I’ve signed up for in 3 weeks!

  339. April 18, 2011 10:59 pm

    The only place; I’m just me.

  340. Catrina permalink
    April 19, 2011 7:09 am

    I also love your shirt that says, “Are my kids still chasing me?” I had twin boys when my daughter was 18months old, and after a few years was drained. I started running to get away, so this so totally fits for me.

  341. Ann permalink
    April 19, 2011 12:30 pm

    “Be grateful for the ability to run” I tell myself that at least once during each run. When things get tough all it takes is a little gratitude…completely changes my attitude.

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