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Hump Day Giveaway: Saucony Hoody, Top + Capris

The dread asphalt of which I write is slightly visible here. Looks like NBD, right? I assure you, it's not.
The dreaded asphalt of which I write is slightly visible here. Looks like NBD, right? I assure you, it's not.

My pals and I meet a couple times a week at a nearby park, which is our starting place for a handful of different runs. One route is the short Cherry Creek route, which requires a long hill climb that makes you feel like Bruce S. for conquering it, then a beautiful little stretch on dirt, typically with views of a vivd 'rado sunrise. After the dirt, you hit the road, and then after the road, you hit the asphalt.

I hate the asphalt. It's maybe half a mile long; it's uphill enough to feel plenty hard but not hard enough to produce a gonna-beat-this-baby feeling; your back is to the reservoir and the orangish, pinkish sky; there's absolutely nothing redeeming about it.

This morning, I was running with a speedy pack of four women. I was keeping up relatively fine, and then the asphalt came. I immediately told them, "I'm going to slow down and drop back." Never mind if I could physically run step-to-step with these women; mentally, I had convinced myself the asphalt was going to suck. (And so, of course, it did.)

As I turned onto the smooth, rock hard 'phalt, I immediately thought to myself, "This portion of the run is brought to you by the letter S: suckalicious;  sh&*ty; so not fine; so over it."

I ran the whole thing—my version of success on that stretch—and was thrilled my pals waited for me. We ran back down the big, rock-star hills, and the nearly six-mile run was done.

What the letter S really stands for during 99.9% of my runs: Saucony. As in the smart shoes that carried me through all my Ironmother training. As in the supportive sports bras that Sarah and I are firmly swear by. As in the sassy styles of clothes that both flatter beautifully and function effectively.

As in this amazing fall outfit that has one (TBD) lucky mother runner's name all over it:

The Kinvara DryLete Hoody, a sassy, wicking long sleeve with mitt cuffs, asymmetrical detail, and a ponytail holder in the hood. (This is brought to you by the letter P: pink + powerful.)
The Kinvara DryLete Hoody, a sassy, wicking long sleeve with mitt cuffs, asymmetrical detail, a back zip pocket and a ponytail holder in the hood. (This is brought to you by the letter P: pink + powerful.)

 

The back of the Kinvara Short Sleeve, a wicker of a shirt that is brought to you by the letter F: fast + flares + fashionable.
The back of the Kinvara Short Sleeve, a wicker of a shirt that is brought to you by the letter F: fast  flares + fashionable.
Finally, the Ignite Tight Capri, made of super supportive Powerknit EX fabric and full of details like a zippered back pocket. Brought to you by C: cute + comfy + the perfect bit of colorful.
Finally, the Ignite Tight Capri, made of super supportive Powerknit EX fabric and sporting a zippered back pocket. Brought to you by C: cute + comfy + the perfect bit of colorful.

Fall is around the corner, and we're confident the Kinvara DryLete Hoody, the Kinvara Short Sleeve, and the Ignite Tight Capri can make even miles of uphill asphalt feel pleasant. I know if I would've had the Hoody on this morning—and we are getting into long sleeve early morning run weather—I would've been up for the challenge. Call it the super Saucony gear effect.

In order to win this outfit, please write in the comments below, in your best Sesame Street fashion, what letter or number a recent run was brought to you by?

 [Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States and Canada. It begins on 8/14/13 and ends on 8/20/13; the winner will be announced on 8/24/13. One entry per person. The value of the prize is $183. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.

 

 

 

1,662 responses to “Hump Day Giveaway: Saucony Hoody, Top + Capris

  1. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “J” for Joy. My 5:30 a.m. run, in near-darkness with bats flying overhead and gnats sticking to my face (did I mention that it was hot? and humid?) brought me nothing but joy because I was joined by my dear friend and running buddy, Kathy. What more could a 39 year old married mother of two with a full-time job ask for than 45 minutes to start my day off right?

  2. My run today was brought to you by the letter “F” (don’t worry I know this is a family show!) for forgot. Today I forgot about a playdate I organized for my kids at my house and then almost forgot my running date with my BRB. Thankfully the kids got their playdate and I got my run so everyone is happy tonight!

  3. My most recent run (not counting today) was brought to you by the letter “M” for Monday, magnificent, somewhat miraculous, and mind over matter. I, like Dimity, dreaded the mile run for the Presidential Fitness testing in school, but took up running recently. I could barely run 30 seconds when I started, but on Monday I pushed myself to run 3.1 miles in honor of my 31st birthday. Well, this girl right here, ran 3.5 (!) miles. Something I never, ever thought I could. Running for me is so much more about overcoming mental challenges rather than physical challenges.

  4. My morning run today was brought to me by the letter “D” as in Dizzy after Doing intervals and Diarrhea setting in right after I Dropped my Daughter off at school-almost didn’t make it! Almost had to borrow a Diaper from the baby! 🙁 Seriously thought about it…No idea what brought it on.

  5. Today’s run is brought to you by the number 1 – just onerous time around this track for my speed work, just put one foot in front of the other, along with 1 very supportive running partner we did it together!

  6. My last training run was brought to you by the number 10 and letter K. As in I’m *this close* to raising $10,000 for cancer research. I’m running Chicago with the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation. Woo! :))

  7. This mornings run was brought to you by the letter “D” and the number 10. 10 miles Done. Marathon training getting Done. And now, at 10pm, this mama is Done.

  8. My recent run was brought to you by the letter L for lousy and by the number 3 for the hours of sleep I got the night before. LET THIS BABY’S TEETH COME IN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Thank you. I feel better now.

  9. My recent run is brought to you by the letter “H” as in Hamstring injury preparing for the upcoming Dumbo Double Dare, that left me Hissing in pain and feeling Hopeless and Humbled prior to getting Help from my physical therapist. Back on the road to feeling Hopeful, Happy and Healthy to cross the finish line with a P.R. Also brought to you by the Number 2 as in drinking a lot of H2o and after my ortho told me to find another long distance hobby, embracing the mantra of “2 Slow 2 Win but 2 Dumb 2 Quit!”

  10. My recent run is brought to you by the letter “R” (reborn) and the letter “M” (muscles). REBORN MUSCLES, thanks for the great idea of adding in some additional exercises on an ordinary run. I mixed up my run by adding in some push-ups, squats and planks. I haven’t done any upper body exercises since the kids were in school. And now its oh yeah I remember those muscles…….Thanks

  11. S for Saucony because their shoes and gear rock! Love my Kinvara’s, Ride 6’s are like running on clouds, and the running shorts and capris fit amazingly well!

  12. “H”, as in “Husband”, who selflessly came home from work and immediately set into daddy/dinner-chef mode, while I quickly escaped outside to get in my run/sanity time before we enjoyed the rest of the evening together. The same evening he knows I wouldn’t have enjoyed quite the same w/o that run. So kudos to him ;).

  13. My latest run was brought to you by the number 20. My parents were visiting and I had 20 minutes of childcare…and BOY did I maximize my use of each minute. I pounded it, baby!

  14. My run on Saturday was brought to you by the number “3”. Three lovely ladies appeared at various points on my run and turned a near-disaster run into a great run. It was like they magically appeared to save my run!

  15. The letter “h” for hill. I live in North Texas and ran in Southern California over the weekend. No hill in my neighborhood could ever compare. The heat sure is a bear where I live, but I have it pretty easy in the hill training department. I feel like I’m missing out on a great running challenge.

  16. My run was brought to,me by the letter ‘F’ for “fires”. I have been running on the treadmill lately thanks to all the fires here in the Northwest. Maybe it should be the letters ‘P-U’!

  17. The letter C for camping. My husband and I are teachers and we spend our summer break camping with our daughters. I always look forward to those days where I get to run a new route in a redwood forest, or run alongside the sand dunes on the north coast. Sadly, last week’s run in the mountain pines was cut short as there was a wildfire not too far away and now summer camping running is all over – school starts next week!

  18. The letter “W” – as in, the heat has slowed my runs down to a walk for the time being. Looking forward to the fall and cooler temps!

  19. Today’s run is bought to you by the letters F and O. My epic Freak Out over the rustling I heard in the brush while running the Appalachian Trail will not be soon forgotten.

  20. This is brought to you by the letter H. I ran into my friend Hillary during my latest run & told me all about this website & the books. I’m brand new to this group & can’t wait to follow along!

  21. My most recent run is brought to you by the letter “M”, for Madison Mini Marathon, my most favorite half marathon this past Saturday, and for all my Mother runner friends!

  22. The letter “D” for Disneyland Half Marathon. I all running my second half next weekend, first time doing the Disneyland Half! I will be wearing my Kinvara 4s as well!

  23. My latest training runs are brought to you by the letter S for speed work…hoping it pays off with a PR on Saturday at my half marathon!!

  24. A- for alone time! I’m a single mom so 90% of my runs are behind a jogging stroller. A friend gifted me a kid free run Saturday and I relished in the sacred aloneness of it!

  25. My latest run is brought you by the letters “C” & “D”.

    “C” for being Confident that I can accomplish anything & being Comfortable in my own body whatever it’s shape.

    “D” is Determination & Dedication to get out & run no matter what life throws my way.

  26. My last run was brought to you by the letter “I” in “Team.” Yes, contrary to what Bert, Ernie and your English teacher may have told you, there’s an “I” in there. My last race was a 5K with all the girlie touches of a woman’s event – great music blaring, positive energy flowing, and bouquets of fake flowers in the port-a-potty urinals. As I crossed the finish line, my best friends were waiting at the finish line cheering me on – one of the benefits of being the slowest. Then there was that feeling – the power and satisfaction that comes from doing your best. And my best self would not be possible without the people surrounding me – the friends who inspire me, the coaches who won’t let me quit, two beautiful kids who require that I stay on my game, and a husband who signs up for lots of Daddy-Daughter time so that I can be free to run. The team is me. And I am the team. Oh yes, there wouldn’t be “I” without the team – they are beautifully intertwined.

  27. Today is my 8th wedding anniversary and this morning I had a wonderful run. I was recalling my wedding day and the lovely walk I took with my mom that morning…I was also thinking of my attire– 8 years ago I donned a beautiful ivory gown, today I wore a t-shirt that says “Mom +Miles = sanity”…lots of changes in 8 years, so much to celebrate and contemplate on my morning run 🙂

  28. My last run was brought to you by the letter K and the number 8. The letter 8 because I ran 8 miles. The letter K because it was kickass. I ran an 11 min. pace which included many hills.

  29. 7. Nothing to do with my run (other than I was running on 7th Ave at the time), but I was thinking about favorite #s – such an interesting phenom. My b-day is 7-27, I have lived at both the south (ages 3-5) and north (now) ends of 7th Ave, I got pregnant at 27…7 (or 27) have always been my faves!

  30. The letter T for treadmill – got my four miles in on the treadmill on Friday afternoon because I didn’t want to wait until Saturday when I could run on the track. I just wanted to run!

  31. My last run was brought to you by the letter “A” for awesome. It was a surprisingly quick half mile with my 5 year old as we “train” for his first 1/2 mile fun run (Saints Back to Football Races) happening in a couple weeks. The finish line is the 50 yard line of the Superdome!

  32. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter H. After running my first 5k this weekend I’ve started training for my first Half Marathon. Happy, hills and hoofin’ it!

  33. Today’s was run was brought to you by the numbers (and letters) CouchTo5K…my wife has recently started this program and today we did 2 miles. This was one of her longest runs to date! She would look great in this new Saucony gear!

  34. Today’s run brought to you by the number 5.5. I know that is a strange number but…it is my goal. I focus on it every day. My goal for the year is to run 2013 miles. So I constantly track my miles to make sure that I am on target so that I reach my goal. Right now, based on my current mileage, I need to run 5.5 miles per day (or 38.5 miles a week) to reach my goal. No problem! Especially with some new running gear.

  35. Today’s run was was brought to you by the letter “N” as in not gonna happen cause I am healing from a Grade 3 w/o detachment tear in my Rt. Calf Muscle -oh the pitty!

    And the letter “U” for U GO GIRL!!! For registering for the Vancouver Half Marathon in JUNE 14!!!! Regardless of my condition or how I do at the Tinker Bell Half in Disneyland!!!

  36. Yesterday was the letter T; twenty miles, tough, tight legs, too hot at the end. In one word, Trying. But it brought to mind another word as I finished it (within the pace range I wanted!), Tenacious!

  37. My run today was brought to me by the letter H, as in H-O-T! I ran 7.5 miles, but it felt way longer because it was so hot today! So glad I got through it!

  38. My last run was brought on by the letter “F” as in finally. I’ve totally slacked off recently and can no longer blame my job, fatigue, pregnancy, baby, husband, the sun, the wind, the dust, the dirty house for my complete lack of motivation. So I got my butt out of the bed and hit the pavement with some new friends. And I’m glad I did!

  39. My latest run was brought to me by the number 16. As in my longest run EVER by just over two miles. I can see this marathon plan working.

  40. My best run last week was brought to me by the letter “F” as in friends. I was running to meet some friends who suggested dinner and a drink after realizing this Mommy needed some supportive friend time AND some cathartic miles so they said “meet you there, come sweaty so you can get your miles in, we’ll drive you home!” So perhaps it should be “G” as in grateful for having such supportive friends!

  41. My latest run was brought to you by the letter “H” for HUMIDITY! Here in Florida we get a sweat on before the first step.

  42. My latest run was brought by the letter “D” as in determination. Playing two sports at once, and juggling academics as well. All the while still trying to pry myself off running sites like Flotrack.

  43. My latest run was brought to me by the letter F. As in feet & first. I’ve been a runner for 5+ years but did my very First trail run and my Feet are killing me. Using stabilizer muscles in my Feet I never knew I had.
    It was Fun though and I will do it again. Once I am recovered…

  44. My running these days is brought to you by the letter T – as in Take in easy while trying to deal with plantar fasciitis.

  45. My latest run was brought to you by the letters PR. OK, not really an overall PR, but since the great hamstring injury of 2009, my running has not been going well. 2013, I am smarter, a bit older, new AG, todays race 5k – 24:59 is my new PR, from here there is smart training and back to racing.

  46. My latest run was brought to me by the letter “M”: for Mental, because it was hot and humid (for the desert) and I was sleepy at 5:30 am and SO not feeling it, so it was all about not giving into the negative voices urging me to just give up and go have a breakfast burrito instead. For Meandering, because I got so caught up in my back-and-forth Good Angel/Bad Angel thoughts that I went about a mile and a half off my intended route. And for Mirage, because no matter how pouty I am or how many extra miles I end up running, I never have to worry about getting blisters or soreness in my fabulous Saucony shoes.

  47. My last run was brought to you by the letter “O” as in oh my gosh I am having an “off” day and everything felt wrong, but I continued to finish my 13 miles! Today my body is reminding me!

  48. Yesterday’s long run was brought to me by the numbers 1-100; as in the counting mantra that kept one foot ahead of the other through 12 miles of marathon training.

  49. My latest run was brought to me by the letter ‘s’ meaning strength. As in physical and mental strength. Find Your Strong!!

  50. The letter C for closed road….I got to run the new stretch of highway near my house the day before the 5 laner opened….

  51. Yesterday’s run was brought to you by the letters B-A-M-R. B is for badass tank – My first run in my badass mother runner tank top that my badass husband gave me for my 40th birthday. A is for appreciative – Appreciative that my four little boys continued to sleep while I headed out for an early morning run. M is for morning – Oh how my body loves to run early in the morning, when the neighborhood is silent and the sun is just starting to rise creating beautiful pink clouds. R is for Ragnar Napa Valley, baby! I am loving training virtually with my 11 other team members for the event next month.

  52. My last run was brought to me by the letter “m” for memories. I always find my mind wandering to memories when I run. Sometimes it’s a sound, smell or overall feeling that will take my thoughts back to different moments in my life.

  53. My last run was brought to me by the letter “S”…Sleep deprived Susie went on a Sweaty, Sunny, Seven mile run. She Slept for 2 Short hours before Starting her 12 hour Swing Shift. Smiling She is Simple Surprised at her Self for Sticking to her goals and her training Schedule.

  54. Thanks to the start of a storm getting ready to pound down, tripping on rocks (but not falling, quite), and not fixing the sock I knew I should stop and fix, I would have to say my run was brought to me by the letter B – blustery, bumbling, and blistering!

    Oh well, tomorrow is another day, and you know Sesame Street never runs the same letter 2 days in a row 😉

  55. My runs are brought by the letter D for determined. I’m training for my first half marathon. I’m determined to stay focused and know that I can do this because I’m a BAMR!

  56. While some other words may describe some of my recent training runs,
    I try to always have my runs brought to me by the letter P – possible. I am heading
    back to work after having twins (#4 & 5) and training for an October marathon.
    Sounded like a great idea when I registered : )

  57. My first run after a long recovery period was brought to me by The letter ‘B’ as in ‘I’m baaa-ack!’ and I’m Badass! I’m a Believer!! Not a Bieber-Believer but a BAMR-believer! . I’m a Badass Believer. And I’m Back. Did I mention that? I’m BACK! Thanks for the continued inspiration.

  58. The letter ‘S’. My last race was sweaty. It wad the kind of race that when you show up to at 9:00 (who races that late in the morning on a hot summer day?) and you are already sweating before crossing the start line.

  59. My run is brought to you by the letter S for slow and steady training that keeps me working toward my first half marathon. I have been amazed by my successive runs ever since I signed up for the race. Love it !!

  60. My recent run was brought to you by the letter A for the Adirondacks which is where my family and I were recently vacationing. Also, A for Awesome which is how it felt to be running on a dirt path around an Amazingly beautiful lake, looking at the houses and docks and trees and loons. Also, Ascending up the hills which made the workout even better!

  61. The letter C – C for Courage to keep going, C for the realization that Cross-training and strength/Core work are essential (especially as a mild case of plantar fasciitis plagues me), and C for my beloved “Coachy” (hubby) who gets that the hour I need to run or hit the fitness center makes me a better wife/mom/person. “C”

  62. I am a Kindergarten Teacher so this is right up my alley! In fact, today’s run was brought to you by the letter F–First Day of School Frenzy. I spent most of my run going through what we’ll be doing on Monday, the first day!

  63. My recent run is sponsered by the letter K – for a killer 10k that kicked my butt and for my three krazy kids who keep me motivated.

  64. J. As in Joe, my husband, who was playing with the kids while I was gone And it is not just THIS run, but every run that is brought to me by the letter J. I faced losing him this spring and since the morning of his life-saving surgery, I have faced every morning with Joy having him by my side as I roll over in bed.

    That, and Jealousy. I am Jealous of whoever stole a very similar outfit, my favorite running outfit from my locker at the pool this spring. I had run to the pool with the double BOB (3&5yr old in tow) for their swim lessons. When I emerged from the pool, my capri tights, long and short sleeve running shirts (with the sports bra and underwear wrapped inside…Just plain yucky) were gone from my locker. it was one of my favorite (running) outfits. Who steals Just worn running clothes? Gross! I promptly bought a lock for my locker, but I just plain miss that outfit. At any rate, this would perfectly replace the perfect outfit that was stolen.

  65. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter F… for fabulous family fun. I ran with my 11 year old son who was running his First Five K and he ran Fast (I’m not so fast}. It was great to share something that will keep us Fit with my son!

  66. My run was today was brought to you by the letter H for happy and healthy. Definitely pushed myself, but was happy to be able to run and finish my mileage.

  67. My last run was brought by the letter S: surprisingly good, considering it was the day after my first session with a personal trainer. My muscles were aching but it felt good to run.

  68. Friday’s run was brought to me by the letter S – for strength! I have been participating in a squat/plank challenge for about two weeks and running with a friend, who is new to running which means my runs are slower, and yesterday’s run was full of hills and my legs and abs felt strong and I pushed hard through each step. When I finished I felt like the strongest I have ever felt!

  69. My run today was brought to you by the letter ‘F’… a good one! I aimed to Finish my First Five k race without stopping… And I did!!

  70. I have been unable to run for the last 2 weeks, so I am dedicating my next run to the letter “w” for “Welcome Back”

  71. My run today was brought to you by the letter D- determined. I was determined to run until I’d dealt with my anger over a family situation . It took over 8 miles but it worked!

  72. My run is brought to you by the letter D for a pair of Dogs who Don’t listen to Directions. However, without them I would not have been inspired to finish 6 miles at 7:30pm on a Wednesday evening.

  73. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter C. C is for coaxing a cacophonous ‘caped cattle. Okay – I helped catch the escaped Rosie from the pasture – definitely a highlight of my run and the week.

  74. My last run was brought to you by the letter P, for Patience. Just got home from a “fun” run that was anything but that. The kids were running with us, and I got 7 year old Oliver with me. Normally he’s full of energy, running around like crazy with his friends. But since we just got back from a road trip to Yellowstone and did 20+ miles of hiking there, he’s a bit tired. He was slow and whiny and wanted to keep walking the whole time on our “fun” run race. (Of course, I was a bit cranky as well, having been in the car for over 1000 miles in the last two days.) P for Patience was very important this morning.

  75. My recent run was brought to me by the letter P for painful! I got super bad cramping in my calves and had to walk/limp/wanted to crawl home!

  76. My latest run was brought by the letter D for determination: Determination to get out of bed before the sun, determination to do the run when I said I was, determination to not make excuses, determination to finish the distance I said I was, determination not to stop the training (just walk instead) due to pain, and determination to finish even after my GPS died, so I wasn’t sure how far I had left to go.

  77. Today’s run was bought to me by the number 1 – my 1st 15km run (as part of week 6 TLAM half finish it plan), being number 1 in the group to reach the top of every big hill this morning, putting myself 1st to run while hubby kid-wrangled three tired munchkins, and smiling to think I’ve almost reached my 1 year anniversary of starting (and smashing) the couch-to-5k running program. Oh, and I am totally drooling over the Saucony Kinvara hoody – loved it ever since I spotted it in a Runner’s World photoshoot, and even called Saucony HQ to get the product name so I could put it on my birthday wish list!! LOVE!

  78. My most recent run was brought to us by the number 65… As in degrees. We are usually in the 100s this time of year, but it has been amazing lately! Definitely ready for fall!

  79. My latest run was brought to me by the letter “I” for impromptu. We recently moved to Alaska, and with the house hunting, unpacking and general settling in I hadn’t set my sights on any particular race. However, one of my friends had to bow out of Sunday’s 5K because of injury (bummer!) and so asked if I wanted her bib. So impromptu 5K Big Wild Life run coming up Sunday!

  80. today’s run was brought to you by the letter “W” for winning!! got some great news today and had to celebrate with 5 miles in the beautiful, fall-like weather!! I WIN!!!

  81. My run this morning was brought to you by the letter S – solo, smart (with my RoadID and phone), sassy (in my new Oiselle Rogas), and Starbucks (because that’s where I ended up!) 😀

  82. My last run was brought to me by the letter H. H is for hills, hills and more hills. No matter what my running route I have to scale a huge hill to get home, and usually have several throughout. There are 3 gigantic hills on my regular route.

  83. My 17.5 km (Canada represent lol) run tonight was brought to me by the letter H: My Husband Hurried Home from work so I could get out of the House by myself before the kids’ bedtimes; the run itself felt Hard at first with some Hills but then Halfway through, things just clicked and I really felt that ‘runner’s High’ – Healthy and Happy 🙂

    Ps: So glad to have found your blog! Love it! 🙂

  84. Thursday’s run was brought to me by the letter “B” for bittersweet. I pushed through a painful run following a back injury. The run was sweet (mentally), but physically I was forced to face the reality of needing a running break.

  85. I love this question! Too bad i don’t have an incredible answer for it 🙂 The letter and # of the day for my run was S and 1, respectively. I usually run with my triple stroller but I’m visiting my grandma and have the luxury of running “S”olo and only by myself (yes! 1 person running does exist!).

  86. My latest run was brought by the letter C for Cool. Cool run in August (yes, 68 degrees!), Cool for recovering from an injury, & Cool for me getting up early for a run instead of putting it off until the evening. C is for Cool!

  87. My latest run was brought to you by the letter G. G for GRATEFUL. I have been having major hip flexor issues and my first half is four weeks away. After visiting the chiropractor, I am slowly feeling better. I was so grateful I could continue to run. Here’s to a 12 miler this Sunday.

  88. My run this morning (and every morning) was brought to you by the letter “B”. I have a tendency to hold my breath during the hard parts which leaves me feeling like I’m drowning in the middle of my run. So every run has a sound track of “Breathe, baby, breathe” going in my head.

  89. Mine last run was sponsored by the letter “K” for “Keep moving forward” from one of my favoirte Disney movies. Sometime I feel so slow running but I know that with every workout I am getting stronger.

  90. My early morning run was sponsored by the letter C for the cool, crisp morning that took me by surprise! It has been so hot and humid, that I was shocked when I walked out and it was a mere 56 degrees and very low humidity! I almost said “Brrr, it’s cold”, but stopped myself because it’s been so hot!

  91. My run was brought to you by the letter “G”! After a hot, humid, rainy summer here in Atlanta, we have had GREAT weather this week! I also began training forFall half marathon by running with a couple of GIRLFRIENDS! It was a Gorgeous week to be a Mother Runner!

  92. My last run was brought to us by the letter T for terrific trail race. It was my first trail race and I totally rocked it and am now addicted!

  93. This weeks runs are brought to you by the letter “M” for Must!!

    Despite getting ready for school, moving, and the rest of life, running Must be part of the routine.

  94. This mornings run was brought to me by the letter “D” – as in Dry as Dirt! It was super hot out there today and to make matters worse I neglected to bring water with me. I was SO thirsty. It was just 5 miles, but with the heat I really needed it by mile 3.

    Fine Print: this message was almost brought to you by the letter “H” – as in “Hotter than Hell”. Because I was as red as a little devil at the end of this run also. My face wasn’t burnt, but SO red from having such a hot and dry run. Luckily I had a pool jump to make it all better at the end 🙂

  95. This morning my 8 miles was sponsored by the letter G for Gutting it out, because my gut literally felt so rotten 2/3 of the way through, I wanted to rip it out. 🙂

  96. My last run was brought to me by the letter “t”. T is for Taper, which Turns into Too long of a run when you run into a friend on the Trail.

  97. H for major HILLS! and the whole time I was repeating “kill the hill”. Thanks for being there with me SBS and Dimity!

  98. My last run was brought to me by the letter S: short, sweet, and just a little sunny. I’m hoping for a slightly longer one this weekend…but hopefully just as sweet and sunny!

  99. F – as in Few and Far between at this point. No races on the calendar, a house move to a new “city”, race directing my first race on top of working full time with two children means my runs have been Few and Far between for my liking right now:) BTW, I love that hoodie!

  100. My last run was brought to you by the letter “T” for treadmill. The first time I had to succumb to the dreaded thing this summer to get my run in! Boo!

  101. My last run, brought to me by the letter “R”: the moment I entered the woods, there was instant RELIEF and RELAXATION from the REALITIES of everyday life.

  102. This run was brought to you by the number… 14. A couple of months ago, I was training for a half marathon and set out for a 12 mile run (last long one of my training). Well, took a wrong turn and ended up doing 14 miles. It was a miserable 14 miles as there was freezing sleet coming down. I have learned to map out my runs beforehand and keep to the route!

  103. #7. I count light poles on bridge crossings. Since my hometown is flat, they are the only “hills” I run. My last bridge had 7 light poles to the top.

  104. The letter C stands for so many things on my runs: the Calm that comes from being away from the chaos of home, the Contemplation time that I have to myself, Cheer for the way my mood lifts every time I make it out the door for or a run, and the Competition of striving to be faster or go farther both in daily runs and races.

  105. Today’s run was brought to you by the letters S (singing) and R (rain). And by the number 4.69 (longest run yet in training for first 10K).

  106. My last race was sponsored by the letter “G”: Gaelic Getaway! My husband and I spent 8 days together (alone!) last week when we went to Ireland so I could run the R&R Dublin Half Marathon. But “G” really stands for: Grateful.
    Grateful for: Grandmothers! My mom came to stay with my 4 children while their daddy and I were away. Group of friends who stood in line at 3 different schools to make sure my children were registered. (Maybe G should stand for Guilt?) Sweet husband who lugged around our ginormous camera along with a sign from the kids that read “We Love You Momma!” My Podiatrist, who injected steroids into my heel in an attempt relieve a raging case of plantar fasciitis just 4 days before the race. For the pint of Guiness afterwards, which was surprisingly tasty! And Grateful for the ability to run and the gift of crossing that finish line once again!

  107. Tuesdays run was brought to me by the letter H – humidity and mild hung over feeling from too much birthday wine and not enough water.

  108. The letter O, because since my kids are back in school (yes already) I usually have to go on the treadmill but on Thursday my hubby got them ready so I could run OUTSIDE before work.

  109. My last run was brought to you by the letter G- Get going, get moving. I have been going through a running slump and the letter G is helping me to keep on running!

  110. My last long run was brought to you by the letter “D” for Determined. It was a tough 17 miles, and my running partners were both unavailable, so I pushed through it on my own, determined to finish the whole thing!

  111. My Wednesday run was brought to me by the letter ‘R’… It was a relaxed recovery run for me, and for the first time in 19 years of running, that concept is actually making sense to me.

  112. ‘H’, my most recent run was brought to you by the letter H for humidity. Running at 94% humidity while on vacation!

  113. M is for mommy it’s good enough for me
    M is for marathon it’s good enough for me
    M is for motivation its good enough for me

    Hoping for my comeback marathon in Seattle this fall, so it’s all M’s over here.

  114. Running this weekend will be best represented by A for Awesome!! Looking forward to Ragnar Great River with an awesome group of women (The Gnomies). Hoping to have an awesome run and defend our first place women’s division title from last year! Awesome! I can’t wait!

  115. My latest run was brought to me by the letter “p” for partner. My last run was with my running friend and running partner in crime. It was so fun and the miles and time just flew by – love that!

  116. My last run was brought to me by the letter H for Half Marathon training and the number 248 because the 3.5 miles that i completed brings my 2013 total to 248!! 🙂

  117. My recent runs have been brought by the letter W. As in, wow, that was a good run (on Tuesday) and, whew, I’m glad that’s over (tonight)!

  118. Today’s run was about the letter B for a Beautiful run on back roads with my babies. The weather was perfect and my oldest (2 yrs old) had a great Big Sister moment when my 3 month old cried for a couple minutes I spotted the older one hold her hand to make her feel better.

  119. My last run was brought to me by the letter E for “Empowered” and the number 4. On my last run I went 4 miles strong for the first time in my life! (I know 4 miles is just a warm up for most of the readers on AMR, but for me it felt like a marathon!) I am a 40-something mama of a 6 year old and just started my running career 7 weeks ago. I’ve logged 70+ miles so far and plan to keep going until I can run a half-marathon. Who knew I was a runner? I cannot believe the joy and accomplishment I have missed all these years. I found my inner athlete before it’s too late 🙂

  120. Tuesday’s run was brought to you by the letter “I.” It was such an “invigorating” run. After being unable to run for over two months with a knee “injury,” being about to run (no matter the distance) is completely “invaluable.”

  121. Last weekend’s long run was brought to you by the letter “H”…as in, “holy humidity, Batman–it’s hot!”. Here in South Louisiana, I’m dreaming of the day (hopefully 2 or 3) this winter when it will be chilly enough to wear a jacket as cool as this one.

  122. This morning’s run was brought to you by the letter P…Perfect weather, pressure free, comfortably running my 5k PACE, passing the girl who thought she could beat the mommy marathoner!

  123. Yesterday’s run was a T – I was Traveling for work but wanted to keep up my Training so I Took in some new scenery while also Taking it easy on unfamiliar Terrain. Plus, afterward I felt Terrific!

  124. My last run was brought to me by the letter H for Humbling. I ran my first trail half-marathon and whilst I LOVED it the 5 mile, 1,500 ft hill was murderous. But the new pink Saucony top would mean I stood out if I had to be helicopter-rescued 🙂

  125. My last run was sponsored by the letter “I” for Inspiring. My family just completed our annual vacation week at the central coast of California to escape the heat and I got the extreme pleasure of running on a path on cliffs above the ocean. My daughter joined me one morning and then my husband got up with my the next morning (he walked it but I don’t care, it was so great he got up!). It is overwhelmingly beautiful and always causes me to pause and give thanks for what running does for me over and over.

  126. My most recent run was brought by the letter “P” for pushing through the tough parts (hills!), feeling like I am making progress toward accomplishing my goals and finishing proud.

  127. All my runs recently have been brought to me by the letter H. Hot, Humid and totally Had enough of this Heat. Hopefully, it will soon be Hello to cooler temps.

  128. Tonight my run is being brought to me by the letter “m” for motivation. As in I need some serious motivation to move this week!!!

  129. This run was brought to me by the letter F for Fun, Fantastic, and Family but not Fast. I had my 19 month old in the jogging stroller and my 9 year old by my side. I didn’t have any PB splits but I had some great quality time with 2 of my 5 kiddos and had a great easy run at same time.

  130. Almost all my runs are brought to you by the letters B, R and F and the numbers 3 and 5. Three best running friends running 5 miles together every morning. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  131. My run was brought to me by the letter R – Rocked It! 5 miles negative split run. Didn’t even realize I was doing so well until me 3, then kept the pace up all the way home. Made my whole day.

  132. My last run was brought by the letter “T.” My Treadmill Tempo run! Working that Marathon Finish It Plan, and loving the accountability. Hitting the ‘mill in the garage since the kiddos are still home from school. Yes, I could get up early and get it done, but I am enjoying sleeping in too. 😉

  133. Todays run is brought to you by the letter G! Every run is a Gift from God and being grateful. Definitely my perspective today since I am once again fighting an injury, but felt better than I did on my run two days ago. This time I’m being REALLY smart about over doing it and putting myself completely out again for a year and a half. So, even when I don’t feel like going or continuing I keep that perspective… “Each run and step I take is a gift and I am grateful”!!!!!

  134. My last run was brought to me by letter “D” for dark. I followed the BAMR slogan, “don’t think, just go” and ran home from a birthday celebration to my house. I started off too late (I had to let all that food digest!) and the last mile of my run was downright scary. It was dark, car lights were on, and I had not a stitch of reflective wear on me. Now that fall is truly coming, I need to start thinking about a light or reflective clothing.

  135. This mornings run was the letter F for freaked out. I ran on the outdoor track at the Y which has a busy road on one side and woods on the other. Just as I turned the corner towards the woods I look up and there is a deer staring me down from about two feet away. I’ve run this track many times and have never seen wildlife there so it really caught me off guard. It happened to be my last lap so I didn’t have to worry about coming into contact with it again.

  136. My letter this week is P. For plodding. I am plodding through the end of the summer, waiting for school to start so I can once again be held captive to schedule. I like Schedule. I’m tired of the letter “P.”

  137. My recent run was brought to me by the letter E. My daughter, E, was super fussy and not happy with anything we were doing at home. So, I strapped her in the jogging stroller and off we went. Happy toddler, tired mama.

  138. My run today was sponsored by the number 7. That’s how many miles I had to run at tempo pace to train for my next marathon in Dublin! 7 miles at somewhere around 7:30 pace. I git it done but I was glad it was not 7 at 7:00 min pace! Temps were also 77 degrees at the start so that was a neat coincidence!

  139. My runs last weekend were bought to me by the letter R as in repeat. I ran a rapid tempo run of 8 miles on Saturday then a recovery long run of 10 miles on Sunday. It was really, relaxing run resulting in a ravenous appetite.

  140. My run today was brought to you by the number 10, which is the number of months since I last ran!! My son was born 3 weeks ago and I finally decided today to get out there and attempt to run/walk my way back into fitness! I survived and plan to get back out there tomorrow. I want to attempt a 5k in a few months!

  141. My most recent run was brought to me by the letter O. I was finally “Off the couch” after taking a week long Oh so lazy break from running.

  142. This morning’s run was brought to you by the letter H.
    H is for hills, for hutzpa, & for 1 holy moly – 2 mile long 10% grade hill!

  143. My latest runs have been focused on “S”. Slow and Steady as I have a new running friend who is just getting back to running. It’s been great because I can just chat and feel like I could run all day. So, also “S” as she is encouraging me to try strength training as I haven’t focused on this like I should. I am a relatively new runner as well, as I trained and ran my first 1/2 for my 50th “bucket list” and have been running ever since. I have been running the last two years now but always walked, biked leisurely or did aerobics back in the day. haha How quickly you get excited about the proper gear and clothes look awesome!

  144. Recently I had a run brought to me by the letter “I” – Inconceivable. It was inconceivable to think that 3.71 miles could be so much harder than 11 miles was the week before. It also might have been the letter “R” for ridiculous or even “D” … done.

  145. My runs this week were brought to you by the letter M. M for finally getting some “me time” and for my hubby Matt that helps make it happen, no matter what is going on in our lives.

  146. This summer running brought to you by the letter B… for Bucket List Runs.

    1. 15+ mile Sole Sister trail run from Bend to Benham Falls, ending with frozen drink pouches poured into plastic cups enjoyed a la car (and carseats) because it was cold, dark, and the mosquitos were too viscious for a riverside revelrie.

    2. 9+ mile Sole Sister trail run up the Green Lakes Trail – alpine meadows & lakes, being literally at the convergence of 2 mountain peaks, getting lost-crossing a rushing river-getting found, and feeling like a Badass!

    3. 3 mile trail run in Glacier National Park – braving Grizzly territory and running ‘back in time’ along a Pioneer wagon trail.

    4. 1st Annual Sole Sister Run-Away Weekend: 4 amazing ladies + 2 nights without kiddos + 13.1 mile race + mimosas & pedicures = stuff dreams are made of!

  147. Today’s hilly run is brought to you by the letter H for Holy Hills and the number 4, for the number of times another word was uttered that start with the letter H.

  148. A really nice recent run was brought to you by the number 4, the perfect number of mother runners for a small group run. Two faster, two not quite as fast, so everyone can run together a bit and then everyone still has a running partner when the fasties want to speed up.

  149. My last 5K was brought to you by the letter D for determination. I was running on fumes the last mile, but I was determined to run across the finish line and I did!

  150. A truly memorable run last weekend was brought to my daughter & I by the letter “Z”, as in Zooma Chicago 2013 10K & Half Marathon. I flew from Tennessee to join my 24 yr. old daughter for a Mom/Daughter weekend. At 7AM Saturday morning, it was a glorious morning on the Chicago Lakefront. It is a joy to be able to run a race with an adult child. As a mother, it was gratifying to witness that I have imbued my daughter with a love of running! The champagne at the Zooma finish line was a fine flourishing touch.

  151. My most recent run was brought to you by the letter “L” for Lake as in Seneca Lake, as in the lakefront path that runs along the Northern end of the lake in Geneva NY. A glorious evening run, I felt Light on my feet as I ran along the Lake, Loving Life.

  152. My last run was brought to you by the letter “T” for training…my next two runs, though, are brought to you by the letters “B” and “S, D, and G”. The “B” run is for beer- living in lovely, Bend, Oregon- we get to do all sort of fun events like run the annual Twilight Run, which ends with a cold beer right across from Bend Brewfest. 🙂 Then on Saturday, another fun run- with hubby, kiddo, and dogs all participating- and the letters “S, D, and G?” Why- we’re going to be the Scooby Doo Gang, of course!! 🙂

  153. P is the letter of today’s run in regards to PUSH it, PURSUE it and POWER Up it… I am using those to get me through, I have been in a funk lately for my running and need to PUSH right on out of it!! Happy Running!

  154. Today’s training is brought to you by the letters C & K and the numbers 2 & 5. The “C”heering and “C”oaching from my “5” & “2” year old “K”ids kept me running up the hills. They cheered me on with words of encouragement and goal setting, all while showing them what fun exercising can be!

  155. My run yesterday was brought to you by the letter P. P for Pain-free Pinky Piggy after running 3.1 miles on it for the FIRST TIME since I broke it at the end of June. Promising Progress! Pure Pandemonium!

  156. Today’s run was brought to you by the numbers 1 & 2. It was a 2 mile run-my longest run in 1 month after recovering from a hip injury.

  157. My latest run was brought to you by the letter E, specifically for the word, and lack of Expectations. When I go out for a run with no expectations, not for time or distance, that is when I have my best runs. I just go – I don’t think about where I am going, or how long it will take me to get there, or how far to get back to where I started, I tend to run so much better. So, while it’s good to have E for Expectations in most of your everyday life – my lesson for the letter E, is that sometimes Expectations are not required 🙂

  158. My run this morning was brought to you by the number 7 and the letters L and R. 7 for 7.2 miles! L for Longest run EVER! And R for I Rocked it! Prepping for my first half marathon and today’s run felt so stinking good! I got this! WOOOOHOOOOO!!!

  159. My latest run was brought to you by the letter “P” for perseverance and preparation. After taking some time off of running I’m persevering on getting back out there and I’m preparing for the Bad Prom 5K for which I have an awesome prom date!! Can’t wait. 🙂

  160. Once again it is time for the letter of the day, brought to you by Cookie Monster! And no Cookie Monster this is not a cookie! It is the letter “C” for the Cannonball RUN we did last weekend! This was the first race that my girls ages 9 and 6 did with me! It was so much fun!! And I will remember it forever!!

  161. Yesterday’s run was brought to you by the letter J: JUMP off the road into the ditch, JEEZ those farmers drive fast on country roads (not that I would ever mutter JERK under my breath or anything), JUMP again over the barbed wire fence to answer nature’s call (I felt like a real runner when my capris got caught on said barbed wire…the proudest moment of my week that I didn’t just call it quits 10 minutes early) and JUST got home before my husband was leaving. It was a good run.

  162. A for Avian. My run from my parents house 300 miles away from home started with a look out the kitchen window to see a hummingbird feeding at 6 am. The graceful bird made me dread the plodding 7 mile run I was about to endeavor. The avian run continued. Mile 5, 3 sand hill cranes, right in the middle of the road looking at me as if I was in the wrong place. By that time, I felt like maybe they were right. Mile 6, Tom and his girl Tina Turkey were wobbling up to the road. They scared me and vice versa as they were an unexpected treat. Finally, back at my parents house, 7 miles later, a wren greeted me at the door. Welcome back she sang. I was glad to be done, but happy to have encountered my Avian friends throughout the time.

  163. D for DONE because nothing has been worthy of an A or B lately but still moving and trying to find my internal motivation again.

  164. Monday’s run is brought to you by U as in Ugh!

    But Wednesday’s run is brought to you by W as in Whew, I made it back on the other side of Ugh!!!

  165. Most of my runs are brought to you by 1+1…it’s my daughter in the stroller and me pushing. I wouldn’t be opposed to her pushing and me riding once in a while!

  166. “H”, for Humid and Hot as Hell for my runs in NC lately, but we just had the most amazing cold front come in and I can’t wait to get out and run when I don’t start sweating on the steps of my house.

  167. My run yesterday was brought to you by the letter O, for OUCH! We did 7 miles and used your idea of incorporating circuits into the run. We did push ups, backwards running planks and leg lifts. We are all super sore today, but it was a great workout and all done before 7 am!

  168. My run last night was brought to me by the letter F.
    (Not THAT F!)
    I took a 7 mile run with my husband (a rare treat) and we had a Fun and Fast run. We realized that as we ran around our neighborhood with our colorful running shoes and shirts that we were also looking Fancy and Fashionable. All in all it was a great time with the exception of a near Fall when I took a trip on the uneven sidewalk. :}
    Fearful but Fabulous!

  169. C for Cheer. At the end of a 4 mile run with a friend, a woman walking on the sidewalk saw us and yelled “Way to go, girls! Keep it up!”

    totally made my day!

  170. Today’s letter is the letter V. Volunteer when not running, thank the volunteers when you are! (Especially if you are sidelined for any reason…like a hurt leg..and the marathon is 50 days away.) Yesterday’s race was Victorious, even if it wasn’t mine, the water stop was!

  171. The last two runs brought to you by the letter S
    S for Sucky 4 mile run where I completely bonked
    S for Super Sunday Seven mile run where I completely rocked it
    and of course S for Suzanne, which is my name 🙂

  172. I as in “I can’t believe I’m doing this half marathon 8 weeks after CDA and with only 3 weeks of running under me because of my broken toe”

  173. Brought to you by the letter “H”! Hot, humid and hilly and let’s not forget HAPPY because running makes me happy!

  174. My runs this summer have been brought by the letter ‘B’, for BEER. I usually run after work, so I’ll have a beer afterwards. Also, a favorite county park near my house opened a beer garden this summer, so I have been riding my bike to the park, going for run, grabbing a beer and riding home, finally a local running store has been having a “run n pub” running series that I’ve been able to work into my schedule.

  175. Last weekend’s duathlon was brought to you by the letter T for TOUGH and TRAILS! First race post baby and I thought I was going to keel over from the heat on the trails 🙂

  176. My recent run was brought to me by the letter – “B” standing for birthday! Turned 44 – hadn’t ran in several months because of my knees were hurting again – but ran 3+ miles first thing on Aug 7th – in the rain and it felt invigorating!

  177. Brought to you by the letter “G”. Great! I ran a Personal Best last Sunday at the Rio Grande Half Marathon and 5K! It was in the 5K, but I have a grand plan to run a Half by the time I turn 60 in 2 years! I could really use the winter clothes to help me get through the Albuquerque winters!

  178. Brought to you by the letter “T”, meaning TOUGH! I had just been to the chiropractor the day before and she told me to take two days rest. I didn’t listen and ran the 2nd day. I probably should have turned around right away because my knees were a bit weak yet and I could feel every pound on the pavement. But I was determined to get in 2 miles that day. I was determined to make that Tough run a Triumphant one instead.

  179. My runs lately are brought to me by the letter “H” for hills. I killed the major hill today by doing it twice. After August, I will no longer be afraid of hills.

  180. My recent runs are brought to you by the letter C for calves!! I’m rehabbing tendonitis in both hip flexors – my PT told me to focus on springing off at each step – using those Calf muscles to push each leg up so my hip flexors aren’t hauling my legs along. Bouncy bouncy! Run light!

  181. My bike ride today was brought to me by the letter “L” for it’s the Last time I have to climb this hill … every again … because my Ironman is next week.

  182. My most recent outside run was brought by the letter C: cool morning and a chilly breeze. After spending 2 weeks in the middle of the summer in West Texas, it was nice to get back to the cool Montana mornings!

  183. My runs have been brought to you by the letter J, for Just get out the door! Between the summer heat, kid’s schedules & building a fence, anytime I get out the door to run is a success. 🙂

  184. The last two weeks trying to train in Central FL for a Fall marathon have been brought to us by the letter H: Hot as can be, Humid beyong belief and Hard as heck to run in! We’re getting through it knowing it will make us stronger when all this craziness fades to Fall. 🙂

  185. all my recent runs are brought to you by the letter I, as in intervals! i started the couch to 5K program last summer and i feel like i’ve been mastering the 5K distance ever since. i recently adopted dimity’s 4min run/1min walk approach and this has made all the difference. i’m up to 7 miles thanks to you!

  186. My most recent run was brought to you by the letter “H”: hot + humid + humorous (running with a group whose ringleader calls it RWOP – Running With Old People, and I LOVE them)

  187. My most recent race was brought to you by the letter “M” for mountain. Beautiful half marathon from Georgetown to Idaho springs – down the Mountain.

  188. My most recent run was brought to you by the letter “F”, for my Fabulous Friend who listened to me Fuss and vent Frustrations for the Full route. After dealing with the Fool Ex and Fretting about my small Fry’s, I would be a Felon without my morning Fix. It helps me Focus on what should be First. Faith, Family, Friends and Fundamentals.

    Ok, I was reaching there … lol! Happy almost Friday.

  189. Brought to you by the letter “c”. Calmness is what running brings me. After my morning runs I am ready to tackle the day with three kids. Ran 7 miles this morning training for my first marathon in Sept!

  190. My last run (yesterday)was brought to you by H: Happy and Healthy! I have had a long string of continuous injuries since training for and completing my first marathon last October. IT band, plantar fasciitis, then fell off a curb during a run and sprained my foot :(. I was almost starting to think that I wasn’t built to run. I decided to try a different approach, and am so glad I did! I started mixing up my running with yoga and barre amped classes, and guess what? My problems subsided! I am running healthy, pain-free, and am really thankful and HAPPY.

  191. My runs have been brought to you by the letter “F”. F as in FIVE k- the race I am going to run this weekend on a course that is a FIELD where horses race. FIVE miles my previous longest distance has now been replaced by eight miles and I will never FORGET what it feels like to bust my own records whether it be distance or speed. All the FUN I have been having with my new running group as we all become great FRIENDS! FRIDAYS are for resting and hanging out with my FAMILY in preparation of whatever is happening on Saturday whether it be short races or long runs.

  192. Brought to you by the letter M, for miserable! Waited too late to get out there, and was treated to 84* and 80% humidity. It truly felt like trying to run in a steam room!

  193. N for needed. As I sit in week three of forced rest due to stress fracture, I NEED a run – to clear my head, to be out of breath to feel that oh so good tired.

  194. Brought to you by the letter R for relaxed….enjoying some unstructured workouts/runs after my first 70.3 last month!

  195. My recent nonexistent runs are brought to us by the letter Bb. As in a Broken foot 🙁 Which I sustained while training for my first half marathon, which I would be running this Saturday. I miss my running therapy sessions with my “sole sisters”!

  196. Had I answered after Tuesday’s run, it would have been “S for ‘sucky'”, but thankfully last night’s run was brought to us by “H” for “happy hills”! The run group attacked the local incline-of-death (160 ft up in 0.3 miles) and for the first time I ran ALL THE WAY to the top!

  197. The letter “r” as in rest:( I am nursing an Achilles injury as i sadly take a rest before the Rock and Roll Denver in October.

  198. I’d have to say my run “G” for “Getting on”. Getting on the treadmill (on a beautiful day!), getting on some speedwork, getting on some strength work during the recovery portions of the run, and getting back into a routine. Saucony is my favorite, so hope you Get on to pick me!

  199. Unfortunately, my runs have been brought to me by the number 0 because I’m injured and the PT has forbidden them. All that stuff they say about “beware the injured runner” is so very true. I’m trying to decide just how much pain I can tolerate because I don’t think my family can deal with cranky momma much longer!

  200. My 16 miles was brought to us by the letter “D” as I am training for my first marathon in honor of my Dad. He is my hero and I have been fundraising all year for his disease as well.

  201. My current runs are brought to you by the letter “P” as for 8 1/2 months pregnant! I feel so good after running and people just don’t understand it. I have been asked by so many people “how long to plan on keeping this up?” Well, I have 6 more weeks to go before the baby comes but I don’t really plan on stopping there. My jogger is ready for the new little guy. My 5 year old is very sad that he is not able to come with me any more. My plan is to get him to start running beside me 🙂

  202. “H” is for how happy and healing – both physically and emotionally – my runs make me feel, so I can pass on that happiness and healing to my students and family.

  203. My most recent run brought to you by the letter C for cool…mornings are starting to get cool which brings fall, which brings winter….AHHHHHH!

  204. Brought to you by the letter I, for Inconsistent! My runs have been very Inconsistent all summer with horrible schedules, heat, and some injuries, looking forward to the Fall and finding my groove again!

  205. My last run was brought to you by the letter S for Skipped it ’cause I was Sick…. 🙁 But I’m feeling better now and will be back out soon!

  206. My last run is brought to you by the letter P – as in PAIN. I am feeling this terrible PAIN in my SI Joint/IT Band/Hip area but I will PUSH through because I am determined to conquer my first full marathon in October. There has been one obstacle after another trying to PROVE I can do this but PERSISTANCE will pay off!! (Including finding out I have exercise induced asthma…) There is no obstacle too big for this girl!! It’s not a matter of can or can’t – it’s a matter of when! The PROSPEROUS feeling I will get when crossing the finish line of a marathon starting at the college I graduated from and finishing in the city I now live will be PRICELESS!! What better way to connect to milestones in my live with a love of running 🙂

  207. My most recent run was brought to you by the letter C. Cramps and cool.
    The temps finally cooled off for an awesome outdoor run and I was feeling SO great I took off FAST and got some serious cramps. Next time…warm up longer, even if its cooler out.

  208. My last run was sponsored by the letter T. I Tied on my new birthday sneakers and went out for a run to clear my head after my son’s Tonsillectomy.

  209. This run was brought to you by the letter N – for Nonexsistent, and by the numbers 0 and 5 (the number of runs I have done since my vacation 2 weeks ago, and the number of runs per week that I SHOULD be doing since I got back from vacation 2 weeks ago.) Tune in next time, when we’ll be highlighting the letter M: for Motivation (that I got when I realized my shorts were getting a little snug from all the laziness I’ve been feeling lately!)

  210. I am recovering from tendonitis and low back pain. My recent runs are brought to you today by the number zero. 🙁

  211. Today’s run was brought to me by the letter C! Committed to get up early, Colorful sunrise, Cheerful four legged Companion, Calories burned, miles Conquered!

    Thanks for this exercise! It was fun thinking of descriptive words as I Chugged along.

  212. My run was brought to you by the letter N for new. Recently started a new job, moving to a new home, and on a new schedule. It all feels good and is making me smile!!!

  213. by the letter S as in has been So long since my last run because I have the Stomach flu, and I need to get out there Soon as my half in next weekend!!!

  214. My latest run is brought to you by the letter Z. Because it’s the least used letter in the alphabet and I feel sorry for it. My last run was a zinger of a run. I have been training for a 5K and finally feel strong enough to finish the whole thing without walking. I may not be fast, but I can go the distance!

  215. I’m strictly walking these days due to growing baby bump and back pain, but my last walk was brought to me by the letter P for peace. I went at 6:15, when the NC heat wasnt so bad and my neighborhood was quiet. (Helps that my 3 yo was still asleep). I alternated listening to the bugs and AMR Inaugural call-in show!

  216. My most recent run was brought to you by the letter “K” for kick ass! I had a good determined run and I felt like I kicked ass during it and it was just what I needed after a crazy few days!

  217. My most recent runs are brought to you by the letter “C”. Recently 3 friends and I signed up for our first marathon. While we’ve ran many half marathons, we never taken on the big Cahuna (see what I did there? This post wasn’t brought to you by the letter “K”! :). Are we crazy or courageous we thought? As our miles have been increasing, we’ve been concerned. Are we fueling correctly, drinking enough water, etc. What don’t we know that we don’t know? Last Saturday, we ran a 15- mile long run on a cool, crisp almost fall-like morning. We all did well and finally felt like we knew what we were doing. We felt not crazy, but calm, cool and collected. I’m sure that may change before the race, but we’re headed in the correct direction!!

  218. My run this morning was brought to you by the letter “F”: I ran with a Friend on a Freshly paved trail in preparation for my First 10K!

  219. My last run was brought to me by the letter “P” – as in pain. It made my plantar fasciitis flare up in a big way!

  220. My run letter yesterday was “S”…..I had Speed training (UGGG), Which I was Steller in….but also Sad after being dumped by a guy the same day. So I say Suck it up buttercup!!!! Which is what I did:)

  221. Yesterday’s run was brought to me by the letter ‘I’. My daughter and I play ‘I spy’ on our runs to help pass the time. Fun for both of us!!

  222. P is the obvious letter for my recent running……P for plodding along despite frustration with an inability to get any faster. P for the Pelvic floor issues that birthing four children have left me with – will I ever run without a little leakage and the subsequent chaffing!!! And P for the Power that comes with knowing I can suck it up and get out there on the Pavement no matter what life throws my way!!!

  223. My latest run is brought to you by the letter C. My Running Best Friend and I started the run Cranky and Cross AT the world but by the time the run finished we were Carefree

  224. The letter C for Cold! I can’t believe that in late August, this morning’s run was so cold that I didn’t warm up until after mile 2. And my cold weather hives are back 🙁

  225. My recent run was also brought to me by the letter S…I’m following the TLAM half-marathon plan for my favorite distance race (or “Sweet Spot” as it says on top of the page in TLAM!), it was a Surprising, relatively Short (Seven miles the day before) Speedy (for me) run of three miles including Six one minute Stretches in zone 4. Splendid and Super!

  226. My most recent run was this morning brought to you by F!!
    I’ve had an inflamed rib cage so I’ve had to cool it. Finally I had a fun, fast, and free tempo run! Best run I’ve had in a while and it felt fantastic

  227. My last run was brought by the letter B. First, for “better not.” It was speedwork day, and I’d already done my mile’s warm up and was halfway through my first 1600-meter rep, working hard, when I remembered I have a 5k scheduled this Saturday. I could have finished my speedwork and run the race easy, but I took my age group in the first half of this series a few weeks ago, so I’d like to do well. I stopped my watch and finished a few easy miles instead, getting buzzed by a bat on the way home. So, yes, B for bat, too.

  228. I’d say “S” too – after fighting back from an injury (and lots of time off), I finally had a run the other day that felt like I had hit my stride (“S”). I knew it when I felt it and thought, well there it is.

  229. My last run was brought to you by the letter “U”, for ugh and ugly. And then uuuggghhhhhhh. I ran a 5k race with little training (medical issue, rest following an ectopic) and boy, did it feel ugly. But I finished with a time 4 minutes slower than before with a walk/run strategy and was able to sprint in the end. So ugly, but done, and for that I was proud.

  230. Y and T…for the ywca women’s sprint triathlon I am doing this weekend, that’s been motivating my exercise for weeks!

  231. My last run was brought to you by the letter “Z” for Zip, Zam, Zoom!! I am new to running, but I am really starting to love it. It is so empowering and I feel so accomplished when I am finished. Glad I found you guys!

  232. My last run was sponsored by the letter D because the Double Digit mileage made me Dig Deep. I Didn’t think I could Deliver, but I Did. It was a Delicious feeling.

  233. The number 4 is my keep focused, one foot down, next foot down number. When i start counting, then i know i am pushing the envelope. slow and easy, i count to 100….struggling, it is the number 4 that keeps me going. it is automatic now…and feels like an old running buddy, keeping me company and encouraging me on.
    the number 4…i love you!

  234. My last run was brought to you by the letter M for mojo and motivation. I have been struggling
    to find my running mojo lately. I just can’t seem to find the motivation. I think the new outfit would put a new bounce in my step!

  235. My run was brought to you by the letter G. After a hot, humid, and miserable summer, we’re having a spell of fall-like weather and it’s Gorgeous outside!

  236. Today’s race is brought to you by the number 3. That’s 3 races in one morning. 3 kids in the hotel room the night before the race/s=3 hours of good sleep from 3-6am. 3 stellar runs except for the last 3 miles of the half which resulted in losing 3 minutes off my target time. By 3 pm I was holding my 3 lovelies, 3 awards, and 3 pieces of salt water taffy from Rockport, MA. Now to enjoy the last 3 weeks of summer vacation.

  237. This morning’s run was brought to you by the letters A and F – accumulated fatigued. This is the result ofseveral semi-long runs and 800 repeats this week. Less than 5 weeks to the Erie Marathon!

  238. My last run was brought to you by the letter: T.
    T for tracks is saw made by the moose and deer
    on the dirt road. Also for the 30 turkeys that were
    playing on the rock wall as I ran by. And lastly. For
    temperature-it was in the upper 50s- perfect!

  239. Today’s run is brought to you by the letter “r” for recovered. I have recently recovered from some knee problems and am restless to return to my running:)

  240. This morning’s run was brought to you by the letter ‘H’…for hot amd humid! This mama was HAPPY when it was over!!!

  241. My last run was brought to you by the letter “K” for kickass! I have not been running hills-know I have to, but haven’t…and ran up a steep trail(even better, on dirt) 2.5 miles…then gloriously back down…it felt awesome (until the next morning…)

  242. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter C for the Crazy Cool 55 degree temperatures, the Colorful Coral Clouds during the sunrise, and the Complaining Calves that reminded me that I need to get back in the habit of running regularly.

  243. Today’s run is brought to you by the letter “L” and the number 17. Long 17 miles. Haven’t done that many in about a year. Excited and scared 🙂

  244. My last run was brought to you by the letter B. B for both beach and beauty…my parents rented a house on Cape Cod, .28 miles from the beach and I was up to attack the run early the next day:)Ahh.. running along the Atlantic ocean giving the obligitory wave to all the other early risers enjoying it with me!

  245. Yesterday my run was brought to you by the letter F for friend – finally got to run with my BRF after not seeing her all summer! She moved n June and I’ve only run with her once since then, so it was Fantastic to run with her yesterday. 🙂 Love the Saucony shoes and have never tried their clothes, what a fantastic giveaway!

  246. My last run was brought to you by the letter F. For Finally! (Wait what were you thinking). I finally crossed that imaginary line that devides the runner from having to push through those first few miles (In the dark cold morning hours) before hitting the “I can actually keep running!!!!!!! The thrill that came from that was Finally mine at last. I had heard rumors that it had existed but had never had the pleasure of feeling it.

  247. Sadly, my last run was brought to me by the letters P for pain and then D for disappointment. Knee troubles that haven’t been cured by rest and ibuprofen.

  248. LFP (Lucky Fin Project)- I am running my third half marathon on August 31 (Indianapolis Women’s) for the LFP. This organization celebrate children and adults with arm differences. My son is a right arm amputee who is wonderful made. I run for him!

  249. My last run was brought to me by the letter “E” for Early, Easy morning run. Since I had to be to work a little early that morning (6:30 AM) and I was scheduled for a 80 min easy run, this meant setting the alarm for 3:30AM to hit the dreadmill by 4 AM ( I do not like to run in the dark, especially when there is no hope the sun will be making any sort of an appearance!). I also should add E for Enthusiasm, which admittedly I lacked when the alarm buzzer went off.

  250. This morning’s run was brought to you by the number 99 and the number 2. Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall. Each bottle passed around passed 1/100 of a mile on my treadmill, getting me through the last mile without “real” music just in case my 2 year old woke up.

  251. This run was brought to you by the letter ‘T’ as in ‘treadmill’ and ‘thank goodness I can get my run in without having to make the kids panic because I am gone’ and ‘totally not as interesting as going outside, but it gets the job done.’

  252. On my last run, it was a letter “N” run for night run. I love running in the dark, either sunrise or sunset those are the best times to run!

  253. My last run was brought by the letter H for the HOT Colorado Firefighter Calendar guys manning the water stops at the Outdoor Divas Triathlon. They should be at every race!

  254. My latest run is brought to you by the letter E . For the electric run this Friday night . And the Capitol letter M for the Muddy Buddy on Sunday.

  255. My recent runs have been brought to me by the letter R: Reluctance (to get my butt out there), Resiliency (as I force myself through the mental ups and downs of miles), and Relief (as I finish and realize I’m that many miles closer to kicking ass and taking names at the two…yes, two…half-marathons I’m running in September).

  256. My run today was sponsored by the number 10. I worked on intervals today at a 10:00 pace. I giggle when I read times faster than that as other runners slow easy runs but it’s really fast for me!

  257. my letter is K :: i’ve been running with my KIDS these days. i guess the apple doesn’t fall too far, because i’ve got a high school cross country runner already running & two middle school cross country kiddos just chomping at the bit to get started. we’ve been running our hood to get their groove on!

  258. My last run was while camping and the letter that comes to mind is “B” for bacon – I’m running and everyone else is making bacon for breakfast! Mmm, bacon!

  259. Let’s see my letter is F for fitpregnancy 🙂 I’m 34 weeks and I’ve managed to maintain my active lifestyle throughout this pregnancy which has made me so much more positive about myself. Plus it helps with giving me a happy outlook on life 🙂

  260. 3 was the magic number for me today on my first trail run with my 2 daughters in tow. I was hoping for 3 miles & completing those miles with all three of us injury free! We made it!

  261. This morning’s run was brought to you by the letter “H”. I’m trying to focus on my heart rate (which my Ironman husband says is very important for building endurance).

  262. Last weekend’s run at the Georgetown to Idaho Springs HM was brought to you by the letter “C” for “comeback” – first race back after a quad strain injury in July.

  263. My latest run was brought to me by the letter “N” for a New route in the same Neighborhood that I have been running in for 13 years! How is even possible, you ask? Never say Never–New possibilities Needn’t be far away; they can be Nearer than you might expect.

  264. My run today was brought to my by the letter H… Happy that my Husband was able to join me so that He could take a turn pushing our double buggy that carries our two Heavy sons.

  265. My latest run was brought to you by the letter C. It was a “comeback” run after a running injury that ultimately made me a stronger runner. 🙂

  266. My recent run was brought to me by the letter ‘H’. Intervals in 90 degree weather on a route I had to switch to because of unexpected road work made my run hard, hot, and hilly.

  267. My latest run was on 8/1 and was brought to me by the letter X for all the x rays (at the urgent care & podiatrist) that followed it. I’m getting fitted for a metatarsal support to realign my 2nd and 3rd metarsals and hope to be out of pain and on the road soon!

  268. My latest run was brought to you by the letter “J” for my little runner buddy Jhay from the Irun4 Michael Facebook page. He is only 17 months old but the picture of his smiling face & the video of him walking with his walker can inspire me to finish any run I start.

  269. My next run will be brought to you by the letter “F” for FINALLY. I was 8 weeks into training for my 2nd of 3 halves this year and messed up my leg/hip at a cross-country 5K. MRI showed no stress fracture and the labrum doesn’t look torn…so now I start PT…Hopefully, I’ll still be able to do the 3rd half—St Judes in Memphis in December.

  270. My recent walk/run was brought to me by the letter “T” for both trying and tired. I’m coming off of an injury and it has been really slow going but I know I will get there…eventually.

  271. This run was brought to you by the letters s, i and d- as in suck it doubt! The way I’ve been nailing my runs lately is to tell doubt it dots in back. If its lucky. Stand and watch me roll. Stronger than you ever will be. Until we meet again, eat my dust.

  272. This run was brought to you by the number 3 for my third daughter – I’m finally getting back to running since her birth…a year ago… 😀

  273. Trail run yesterday brought to you by the letter “R”. For Rattle snake. The first time I have ever heard one. That’s one way to get me to increase my speed.

  274. My workout yesterday was by the letter A for the annoying person that aggravated me and also made me angry! Fortunately, I used that adrenalin to my advantage!

  275. I is for injured :(. I’m trying my damnedest to not lose the faith. It’s been a year of no running and one knee surgery, trying to avoid a second. I will be back 🙂

  276. The letter B for “back on the wagon.” Been resting and doing PT for knee pain and just now getting back on the wagon after 3 months. Starting over is a bit of a struggle. Looking forward to feeling good again.

  277. My run today was brought by the letters W and A for “Wicked Awesome” as I continue to train for my second half! Feeling great and so happy to be a mother runner!!!

  278. Today’s letter of the day is the letter C, for the Chafed booty I got because I wore my super cute but short running shorts while cross training on the bike. So what did we learn today kids? Don’t substitute comfort for style. It will chafe your butt every time.

  279. Today’s run is brought to you by the letter “R” as in I “rocked” my treadmill speed and hill workout. Oh and my new Altras totally rocked because I had no foot pain which hasn’t happened in literally 3 years.

  280. Today’s run is brought to you by the letter “R” as in I “rocked” my treadmill hill and speed workout. Oh and 8 should also mention that my new Altras totally “rocked” and I had no foot pain while running which hasn’t happened in literally 3 years!

  281. My runs are often punctuated by A. As in I need to get my A in gear. I like to silently give myself a little pep talk for the next stretch, hill or just to the next telephone pole. It would probably be aloud but I’m too out of breath. Using swear words makes me think that I’m serious . . . when I’m talking to myself.

  282. Yesterday was the letter “C” cooler desert mornings mean “carrying” less water, “cumulating” more miles, feeling “completely” awesome when my “cinco” mile run was over, I did not “cease” and slid on my bike shoes, “clipped in” and rode in the beauty of Gods “countryside”. My number is 2! 2 hours of “cleansing” me time while my “children” and hubby sleep. “Capri’s, cute” shirts also start with the letter “C”… (Chuckle…chuckle..)

  283. yesterdays run was brought to you by the number 8….even though I wanted to stop at 4, then 6, and then at 7, I was determined to hear the number 8 on my run keeper:)

  284. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “D” for dog, my best running buddy on four legs. And also “d” for dodge as in dodging squirrels, other dogs and cats which always seem to keep the run interesting and help me change up my pace!

  285. My run was brought to you by the letter “I” as in “I did it”. I got out of bed, tied my running shoes and got out the door for a run.

  286. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter S = STROLLER! I hate running with a stroller, but I slept in and missed out on my normal 6am run. So it was with the stroller and 3-year old — or nothing! Still totally worth it!

  287. My run was brought to me by the number 1. 1 day at a time, 1 mile at a time. Soon I will be moving up to bigger numbers but I will take my 1 today. 1 beats sitting on my couch being Oscar the grouch, in too much pain to get out there.

  288. My last run was brought to you by the letters “P” and “I” P for PR in my last race and I, for injury the day after 🙁 Finding the positives and at least when I’m allowed to start running again it will be fall and much cooler out 🙂

  289. My recent runs have been brought to you by the letter “R” for “relaxing”. I have finished all my big races for the summer (2 full marathons and 4 halfs). I have a few half marathons left, but they are more for fun and i am not gunning for a PR or anything. So, for the time being, my runs are all about relaxing and enjoying the pavement. No schedule, just whatever I feel like doing. Loving it!

  290. Today’s run was brought to you by “H” for Hot! 6pm training run today in 98 degree heat. Blech. I can’t wait for the fall weather!

  291. Run this past Sunday was brought to you (me) by the number 3: 3 miles (5K), 3 loops around the park, and a 3-year-old in the jogger that wouldn’t shut her trap!

  292. Tomorrow’s run brought to you by the letter F for fall-like morning temps and the number 9.5 for the number of training weeks until the Army 10-miler.

  293. Yesterday’s 7 miler was brought to me by the letter “S” … for ‘strong finish’ and working on my ‘speed!’

  294. This run was brought to you by the number 13.1 AND the letter C. Because 13.1 chilly mountain miles were too much for my chump of a sports bra, which left my left boobie chaffed beyond all possible comfort! But I WILL conquer it and power on because I am a champion!!! Oh yeah.

  295. 40. As in 40 degrees at the start of my half marathon last weekend and numb frozen feet till around mile 3! But the rest was lovely.

  296. Today’s run was a “Whiny, wishful Wednesday.” My belly hurt do I was whiny and I was wishful for a better run. I’m sure with a spiffy new outfit, I could change my “whiny, wishful Wednesday” into a “wonderful, winning Wednesday!” 😉

  297. All my runs right now are brought to you be the number 50. For 50 years old in December. Training for a 50k. Yay 50!!!

  298. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “T” for training! Today was the second day of training for my first 10K….and the first time I’m actually training for a race!

  299. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “S” for Smoky! It’s wildfire season here in Idaho. I’ve been wearing Saucony shoes for 25 years, since my high school cross country days. It would be such a thrill to win this giveaway. 🙂 LEIGH

  300. This comment is brought to you by the number 9 because I finally began averaging a 9 minute mile after being an 11 minute miler forever!

  301. The letter U, as in uh-oh. I should’ve run closer to home where there is quick access to a potty! Being 2/3 thru the run and still about 2 miles from home was not fun!

  302. Tonight’s run was brought to me by the letter A for *AWESOME*. It went much better than similar runs did even a couple of weeks ago, and it was in a new and interesting place (I’m traveling for work).

  303. This run was brought to you today by the letter E, as in “ecstatic,” because I was ecstatic today to run in low humidity for the first time in months and smiled the whole 5 miles!

  304. 5
    I just completed our “practice” 5K during last nights Mom’s On The Run group run. My first – now just to sign up and do the “real” one!

  305. All my runs over the next 14 weeks will be brought to you by the number 13.1 for the half marathon I am training for. Bring on November!

  306. The letter is “B”! Get your big BUTT off the couch & go run!! I know the temp said 108 degrees & it’s the dog days of summer but get off your @$$ & go run!!! At least that’s what I told myself this evening when I whined for 2 hours as to why I couldn’t run. And tonight was especially hard because my 19 month old decided she didn’t want me to go run tonight and threw herself into a tantrum & begged me to take her in the baby jogger. And…the dog whined & whined at me as she held the leash in her mouth to go with me as she saw me put my run hat & shoes on! Ugh!!! I didn’t waiver & went for a run all on my own! My place, my time, my personal space!

  307. M
    My run was brought to you by the letter P for pain! (Hip bursitis) and the number 2 for 2nd in my AG for my FIRST medal ever!!

  308. Yesterday’s run was brought by the letter “C”, as in cooler weather. What a difference 10 degrees makes! Faster pace, longer distance. “C”ool!

  309. My run is brought to you by the letter C: wearing Capris to Combat Chafing, Climbing hills and being Chased by Chihuahuas.

  310. Today’s run was brought to me by the letter F! It was fantastic! Just getting back into running after a crazy summer that involved moving twice. It was a beautiful cool morning with just a touch of fall in the air. I was running in a gorgeous park near my new home, and the best part was that nothing hurt! Over the summer all those unused muscles and miscellaneous injuries healed! 🙂

  311. Today’s after work 3 mile run was brought to you by the letter “B”, and the number 37, for how old I am! 🙂

  312. My last run was brought to me by the number: 1!! 1 for 1.1 (small by my standard) miles with a high hamstring tear, on July 11 (I know, but close enough), 1 more summer sidelined by injury just when the going got good. However, this is 1 mother that is not letting this slow her down, who can wait 1 more week to talk to her physical therapist about when she can resume running and get back to the Number 1 thing that keeps her sane 🙂

  313. Today is brought to you by the number “8.”. 8 sprints you say, “pshaw, no problem.”. Sprint 1 ooo, that was brisk. Sprint 2 6 more sounds like a lot. Sprint 3 I can do this, I think. Sprint 4 Hallelujah, half done. Sprint 5 Lord, please don’t let me fall on these jelly legs. Sprint 6 My lungs are going to divorce me. Sprint 7 oh how my quads burn. Sprint 8 Hallelujah, I’m done. What?! Another set?! HA, HA, HA (laughs the Count)

  314. My long run on Sunday was definitely brought to me by the letter “M”! It was a Memorable, first-ever 16-Mile Marathon training run, on Mackinac Island. My family was vacationing in northern Michigan and I welcomed the island run even if it meant I needed to take a ferry to and from, just to avoid the long run through the wilderness, which quite frankly scarred the crap out of this city girl! As I was running my daughters’ favorite song, 22 by Talyor Swift, (which Mysteriously found it’s way onto my running playlist), belted out “..its’ Miserable and Magical, oh yeah!…” which totally nailed my run. It was mostly Magical with views of the great lakes and the Mackinaw Bridge, with a bit of Misery sprinkled in. I think my favorite Moment was actually passing a horse-drawn carriage (maybe a Mare??)!

  315. My most recent run is brought to you by the letters D, C & F, and the number 3.3. It was Dark and Cool when I went for an easy 3.3 mile run, but it was the best run I’ve had, because it was for Fun and not for training.

  316. M and C, the initials of my running partners Mary and Carole. I didn’t start running with them but would not still be running years later without them.

  317. “M” for Miraculous (started running for 1st time last fall at 48 and still going!), for Marriage because my sweetheart and I run together and it has been such a fun adventure, for Mental because after mile 12 there’s some serious internal self talk going on and for Muggy because I’m over this stinking weather. Lastly for Marathon, here we come!

  318. My last run was brought to you by the letter “E” for extraordinary and the number “22′ as it was my long run in training for an upcoming marathon. It was a great confidence booster of a a long run!

  319. Brought to you by the letter F. My most recent run was with two Friends. We ran in the woods where a
    murdered woman was found. We friends are taking back the woods, which is a really peaceful place for us.

  320. So many options! But this time of year, my runs can be described by the letter “S” for shifting. The weather is shifting, routines are shifting, thoughts are shifting. This is what keeps running exciting 🙂

  321. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter S for Splish and Splash! After three years of extreme drought we have had 20+ inches of rain in just a few weeks. Even when it isn’t raining we are splashing through runs. Add to that temps that are a good 20 degrees below normal and cool weather running gear is sounding pretty great! And if I don’t win maybe you could just send me a snorkel. I might need it!

  322. My most recent run was brought to me this morning by the letter Z for Zeke, my wonder dog who licked my face at 5:45 to wake me up and tell me to get off my ass and go take him for a run. Love that dog.

  323. Yesterday’s run was brought to you by the letter B and the number 6, for the half-dozen baby turkeys that ran across my path.

  324. The Letter “W” for walk…I’m in recovery mode, so running still looks like walking for me…I can’t wait to get back to running this fall!

  325. The letter A for ahhhh! And Addy (the name of the horse running underneath me) My last run was not actually me running. It was Addy the Horse who decided to take off across the plains, hop a ditch and send me flying off her back. Ahhhh! Broken clavicle. I am sidelined from running. :’(

  326. D for determination. Last week I had three days of feeling tired and not my best. I couldn’t stop yawning. I was worried with a biathlon on Saturday and a 9 mile long run on Sunday. Determined, I showed up at the start line on Saturday and again on Sunday. I ended up PRing each day, shocking everyone around me and myself. Considering the fact that I felt dizzy before the race Saturday and my stomach was a mess, I was determined to still try and was being realistic about my effort level, keeping the dizziness in check. I ate a lot of BLOKS and sucked down the water, but I nailed the fastest 5K pace and 800 M swim to-date. I turned around and did it again the next day. I’m so glad I chose determination over fear and didn’t sit it out.

  327. My most recent run was brought to you by the letter “S” also for Sunrise. It was at 5:30am on a beautiful Tuesday morning with nice cool temps.

  328. My recent runs have been brought to you by the letter A, as in altitude. Last week I vacationed in Leadville, CO, where just making it up the step to the coffee shop feels like exertion. I watched my pace balloon … luckily my joy did, too. Running in the Rockies is pure bliss.

  329. This month’s run were brought to me by the letter W for wet and wild summer of faithful monsoon rains. I haven’t run in the rain so frequently since I moved from the Pacific NW! Gotta love a muddy trail and the sound of wind and rain mixing with breadth and cadence.

  330. This run was brought to you by the letter “G” & “R”. Because cool “Gear” helps me stay motivated to get out and RUN!!

  331. The letter “H” because I’m so Happy to be running again after a much too long break fighting sinus infections and finally surgery. A morning run just makes the whole day shine!

  332. A is for Awesome! After humping through weeks of the half marathon finish it plan, chugging through the heat, figuring out I was slogging through my long runs because I wasn’t fueling up enough, screwing up my runs and/or plans because I didn’t time my long run well enough, I finally had an AWESOME 9-miler on Sunday. Moving towards taper for an August 24th all women’s race in Eugene, and starting to finally feel like I may be ready for it.

  333. The letter ‘A’ for anxious. I’ve got my first half in just over a month. I’m feeling the anxiety of the whole thing already. It’s keeping me awake at night.

  334. My letter is O…for Oregon! I’m visiting Oregon all the way from Texas and love running in the cool Oregon weather.

  335. Today’s run is brought to you by the letters “G” and “E”. “G” for guts because I had to find mine to tackle a run during my relay race that had sign posted at the start saying “Be Bear Aware”. “E” for Epic, the relay that lived up to its name.

  336. My latest runs remind me of the letter “A”. “A” for “Agh”–when am I going to find the time to run because I went back to work recently?? “A” for “Amazing” because when I do run, I love it and I always feel amazed that I had time to run. “A” for “Awesome” because that is how I feel “ALL” day long. And “A” for “Ambiious” because my friend “Allison” and I are starting to train for a 1/2 marathon in October (bonus: my name also starts with an “A”).

  337. This run brought to you by the letter “O” for one foot in front of the other, one step at a time. It is my first pregnancy and I am attempting to maintain my cardio. 5 months and going strong. I am not as fast or far, but I just go and do what I can.

  338. My last run was brought to you by the letter h….. hot, humid, and hilly! Also healing……my mind and spirit. Not to mention how HOT I would look in the getaway garb! :o)

  339. “W” for Wash Park – love running that place! And “2” because I get to run it twice a week with my running partner Andrea!

  340. By the letter p for pleasant. Even waking up early to run this AM was the first day that the temps were below 70 in a looong time.

  341. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “F” for freedom. It was kids first day back to school and I was able to run 9 trail miles without having to hurry or worry about what was going on at home. It was a glorious sunny cool morning and I was on top of my game — I finished with negative splits and a hawk flew right in front of me as a neared the road home. I’ll carry this run with me for inspiration on the days that it’s not so glorious.

  342. “L” for long, lovely, lakeside run in upstate NY. A canopy of trees, beautiful views, and low temperatures made me want to stay on vacation! Now I’m back at “H” – hot, humid, home.

  343. Sadly, my most recent runs have been brought to me by the letter ‘p’ for poop. I seem to have some type of running induced diahrrea. Yes. Gross.

  344. My runs are sponsored lately by the letter “P”- overcoming a Painful Physical and psychological loss, followed by a Punishing bout of Pneumonia. But, I’m a Positive BAMR, and I’m back up and running again…

  345. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter O for OWIE, I think I broke my toe and the number 46, for how much baby + jogging stroller weighs!

  346. P as in Puppy. Sacrificed my morning sanity-inducing run to try to burn off some of our new puppy’s energy. Also brought to you by the letter “I” for “Ineffective.”

  347. The letter “l” for the longest run I’ve done in 13 years, post kids, first marathon since 2000. It’s like starting over!

  348. “C” for consistency! I have been hard at it for the past month and a half and can see huge improvements!

  349. My last long training run was brought to me by the letter “B.” The Beautiful view as I ran through Mill Valley, past the BAY in Sausalito over the stunning Golden Gate BRIDGE and then I felt like a BAMR as I finished my 18 at the BAY Bridge where my family was waiting to pick me up for a BUrger!!!!

  350. Last Sunday’s run was brought to you by the letter “H”

    After a bachelorette Happy Hour on Saturday night, I decided to run 7 Hot & Hilly miles. It was so Humid and Horrible. I was Huffing and puffing and Hating life! Eventually it was over and I went Home to a Hot shower and a nap that lasted for Hours.

  351. My latest “run” was brought to you by the letter “I” as in injured. I sprained my ankle a week and a half ago, so I’ve been spending lots of time on the bike trainer in an attempt to keep up with my training plan while I heal.

  352. My running is brought to you today by the letter P. I’m Positively a Pig headed BAMR that Punished herself by doing a sprint triathlon with Pneumonia and Plantar fascitis. Pretty dumb…but Pr’d! Pushing through the Pain was less intense than the Pain of quitting!

  353. M for Mental! I passed a major mental obstacle this week. 2012 was a rough year for injuries. A pelvic stress fracture in April and an ACL tear and repair surgery in August 2012. Started running again in November but finally ran my first mile without a walk break! Yay! Such a satisfying run.

  354. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter ‘H’ as in “high on running:)” I’m training for a half, my first, in October and lacking motivation. Today though I ran a 9:34 mile on my run! I smiled the last three miles afterward and was super excited!

  355. Tonight’s run was brought to you by the number 4. Thoroughly enjoyed 4 miles, and got a little nestalgic about my first 4 mile run a few years ago when I felt like a true runner for the first time.

  356. K is for Ketchup. Kind of like when you catch up, but better! My most recent race was in a town that was holding their annual summer celebration. I knew that after my race, there would be a parade. And where there is a parade, there is food. And that kind of food is the gut busting kind you drench in ketchup. So as I spent the last 2.5 miles of my race trying to catch up to a particular runner I had my eye on, ketchup was my motivation. I PRd by the way 🙂  (SIDE NOTE: my family gives customized bottles of Heinz ketchup as wedding gifts. We love it that much!!)

  357. Last Sunday’s run was brought to us by the number 12 as DH and I, away on vacation with family, celebrated our anniversary with a run together. With 3 kids we only get to run together when we are staying with family so the 4 miler (1 for every 3 years!) was a very nice way to start our anniversary!

  358. The letter F for Fall since it’s coming, plus the cooler than normal Minnesota temps have felt like Fall even though it’s still summer. My Favorite runs are on these cooler evenings!

  359. My last run (first timed run since Achilles surgery) was sponsored by the letter I and F. “I” because “I”njury can’t keep you down forever and I realized “I” can do it! And “F” for the “F”riend who after finishing her 5K came back to find me just past mile 2 and helped me to “F”inish. Sorry if this is a double post the first on said something about spamming.

  360. My last run was brought to you by the letter “G”, and sponsored by the letter “E” for “Group Effort”. While I am currently training for the Twin Cities Marathon, my family has been pitching in to get me through those relentlessly increasing long runs. On my 17 miler last week, my ever faithful and loving husband drove to meet me to cheer me on not once, but twice during the first 10 miles of my run, pulling over to the side of the road and getting out of his truck to clap, “woohoo” , and give me a high five as I ran by. He then met me at mile 10 and biked the last 8 miles with me, three of them with only one pedal, as the right one fell off and proved unfixable due to a stripped bolt. In an attempt to switch out bikes, we ran through the house at mile 15, and my 2 youngest kidlets surprised me by already having on their new running shoes (they are training for their first 5K this fall) and finished the last 2 with me, with my 9 year old son holding my hand and encouraging me to “Keep going, Mom. We’re almost there, and think how good that water is going to taste when you get home.” (I had to smile, as this is what I often tell him when he is red-faced and about had it at the end of one of our family runs.) Having bonked at mile 14, G and E couldn’t have picked a better time to step up to the plate. I’m hoping for a repeat performance (minus the bike breakdown) for my 18 miler this coming Friday. Group Effort indeed. 🙂

  361. B! B-ing optimistic that I will continue to not talk myself out of doing other things instead of running. B-cause I really like running (and also I’m weak and can talk myself out of it easily).

  362. My run brought to you by the letter “L” for left behind. My run pace has improved significantly this summer, but I still can’t keep up with the average 9 min/mi crew. I’m struggling to stay proud of myself and just keep trying! I want to turn that “L” into love for running.

  363. My run today was brought to you by the letter D for debate as I debated with myself over whether I was actually going to run or not. I’m not consistent with anything, so I told myself to just “do it.” Another D – do it! Done!

  364. My latest run was brought to you by the letter “R” as in Rain!!! I am not complaining since it hasn’t rained here in almost a month, but I thought I might “R”ant about “R”unning in the “R”ain in order to “R”egister to win this “R”ad outfit!

  365. H for hopeful. My right knee has been bothering me so even though I’m technically training for a 10K, I’ve been taking it easy. Monday I ran and was worried during the first mile but by the beginning of mile 2 I was feeling pretty good. I only did just over 2 to be safe. The 10k is in 10 days and will be my first post baby (now 6 months old), but I’m not sure if I have enough training under my belt to do it.

  366. This month’s runs have all been brought to you by the letter C.
    C is for Cancer
    C is for Can
    C is for Chafed chubby run that takes me on my runs
    C is for chatting to friends about their husbands cancers during our run
    C is for chemo for all my friends fighting
    C is for Cure! It’s time to find a cure for Cancer. Pancreas Cancer took my precious father in law too soon from his grandchildren. testicular Cancer is robbing another friend from having children. Pancreas Cancer is trying to steal my BRF husband from her and we won’t let it!
    C is for children. All four of my beautiful children will see me running for them to stay healthy to keep up with them.
    C is for calm and clear after my runs.
    C is for Contravene the crap out of cancer! Who’s with me?

  367. Today is brought to you by the letter “d” for determined. I’m a nurse and deal with many types of people all day. Then come home as a newly single mom of a fabulous 3 yr old. But I am determined at 8 pm to get on the treadmill no matter how tired, how many dishes to be cleaned or clothes to be washed. I’m determined to get healthy for a better future with my daughter.

  368. My run was ALSO brought to you by the letter “S”…as in Super Sloppy and S-L-O-W!!! Hoping for tomorrow’s run to be a SUCCESS!!

  369. My last 2 runs are brought to you by the letter “D”…as in “dark.” Lots of changes happening in our house….school started, I started a new job. Gotta run in the dark to get it done!

  370. This run is brought to you by the number 5.
    Construction for the new Silver Line of the Washington Metro has brought lots of construction road blocks to the usual route I run to Reston(VA) Pilates for class. My usual route from my home is 3 miles. I decided to alter my route, thinking it was only a tad bit longer. My alternate route turned out to be 5 miles! Whoa! More than a few minutes late for class, but definitely warmed up!

  371. My last run was a week ago and brought to you by the letter “W””: “Wistful” for last “Wednesday” …. I was at the beach in a 5K race, beautiful “Weather” and “Wind” at my back. A PR pace for me and fantastic time all around. I have not been able to get a run in since being back, but “Will” make it “Work” soon enough, no matter “What”!

  372. Mine was brought to you by the letter F. I have been in a funk lately and I can’t seem to shake it. It was also brought to you by the numbers 1 and 2. It seems that if I run “first” thing in the morning, my funk eases but if I wait “too” long into the day, I can’t get passed that blah feeling. Thank goodness for early morning runs and making the commitment that once the shoes are on, there is no turning back. My early morning fate is sealed.

  373. Brought to you by the letter ‘d’ for determined and dedicated. I refuse to let anything get in the way of my running, fitness and health goals, including (especially!) myself.

  374. Last Saturday was brought to you by the letters PB. My personal best time for a 15 miler training run. For my 14th marathon Sept.14, 2013.

  375. How about an L and an S for Long Sleeves! I wore a long sleeve pullover this morning for my 5:30 run! I love it, Fall is just around the corner!

  376. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter C. Immediately prior to my 515am run I check email to see 20+ emails from the moms on PTO trying decide if we should have lemonade with COOKIES at meet your teacher! Make a decision ladies and move on! I was not happy!

  377. The letter “F” running tonight = First time with Father, running Faster & Further, for Four miles, my “new running Friend, equals Fantastic Fun!

  378. letter B. I kept seeing it everwhere. My son and husband’s name is “Bernardo” and I have 2 “B”oys.
    I “B” etter win this outfit or this “B”AMR will “B”e very “B”ummed…

  379. letter B. I kept seeing them everywhere. both my son and husband’s name is Bernardo, and I have 2 Boys (a, b)

  380. Brought to you by the letter P for pain– all kinds of new pains I’ve discovered since I began running two weeks ago after a year off due to a back injury. And for Perseverance, because I will overcome this Phase and get my groove back. And Praying (because that helps too). And pity- because I’ll take what I can get…:-)

  381. My run today was brought to you by the letter “B” for boredom – 3 agonizing boring miles in my basement on the treadmill. Why is it that I can go miles and miles outside and it’s a whole different story inside. I even pretended I had to go to the bathroom just to get a break- my music didn’t even help!

  382. My last run was brought by the letter ‘S’, for squeeze it in wherever it’ll fit into a busy Mom’s schedule. Thanks for the chance for some new Fall gear!

  383. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “D” for running an hour on the DREADmill! At least my AMR Podcast made the time pass quickly!

  384. The numbers 3 and 13!! My Birthday is 3/13 and 13 has always been my lucky number. So you can only imagine how happy I was to have received the number 313 as my last race number. It was the very 1st run I did with my family. My husband pushed the kids (3.5 and 1.5) in a double stroller for a night race with lots of glowing bling. The kids loved it and so did I!

  385. My last long run was brought to you by the letter “T” Ten Terrific Treadmill miles. Would love to spruce up the running wardrobe!

  386. My run on Monday was brought to you by the number 100. I am a new runner (at 60 years old) and have now run over 100 miles this summer. It all started with the AMR virtual 5K on Mothers day!

  387. My most recent run was brought to you by the the letter “S” for success (because anytime I make it out the door to run it is a success!!!)

  388. My run was proudly brought to you by the letters P and R. As in I’ve been trying for months to beat a recent race time and I did it, finally by nearly TWO MINUTES and on a training run and not a race!! PR baby!!

  389. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter U because I felt unstoppable!!! Training for my 2nd half marathon thanks to the AMR finish plan

  390. My runs lately have been brought by the letter P. As in pee. I run in the morning with my lab mix who seems to think he needs to mark just about every tall bush, corner, & tree we encounter!

  391. My last run was 2 weeks ago, and it was brought to you by the letter “f” for frustrated. Turns out that the leg pain was actually two stress fractures. Now, my days are brought to you by the letter “s” for sad. No running for at least 8 weeks. 🙁

  392. The numbers “5” and “17” are my special numbers this week. One year ago (almost to the day), my best friend ran 17 miles ON A DREADMILL because she was training for her first marathon (we were in Aruba, way too hot and muggy to run outside). To show my support, I hopped on the treadmill next to her and ran the last 5 miles alongside her. It was the furthest I had run. This past weekend, in my training for my very first marathon, I ran a 17 mile training run and pretended that she was running alongside me for the last 5 miles, just to get me through.

  393. My run was brought to me by the number 33, as in the birthday I will be celebrating the day after I run my first half Marathon on Sunday!

  394. My last run was brought to me by the letters “BFF” as in Best Foot Forward, the running club my friends started, and Best Friends Forever- which is what most of these women have become to me!

  395. Today’s run is brought to you by the letter “M”…mentoring + mothers + morning…as my friend and I had a PR for our run this morning as she (an “experienced” runner) encourages me as I build up to longer runs…and while she and I take time to run early in the morning before anyone else in our homes is even awake!

  396. My most recent run was brought you by the letter R for Reunion (and the number 3–read on)!! Reunited with my BRF for an easy 3 after a long summer break during which she spent 3 weeks on the AT and I racked up 3 new race medals. 🙂

  397. My run today was sponsored by the letter N as in New Experiences. I am a new runner and I ran outside for the first time instead of on the treadmill inside. It was different and good. Thanks for a chance to win.

  398. This run was brought to you by the letter P, for peaceful! No kids, no noise, just me and the road for 3 miles.

  399. Recent run(s) brought to me by the letter “P” for proud– last week I logged 30 miles running/walking. The most I have ever logged in a single week!! I am proud of my accomplishment and the example I made for my teen ages daughters.

  400. My last run was brought to me by the number 8 as in my first time hitting 8 miles as I use the TLAM half marathon finish plan to prep for my first half. And by the letter S for strength training that our neighborhoid run club has been doing lately.

  401. This weeks run was brought to you by the letter M for mental power! I powered thru the mental block I’ve been having to shave 2 miles off my 5k time!

  402. This morning’s run was brought to me by the letter “A” for Achilles, which has now been properly diagnosed as achilles tendonitis. Whee! The only time it doesn’t hurt is when I’m running, but we can’t be risking a rupture, so it’s heel lifts and PT for this running mama.

  403. This week’s run’s have been sponsored by the letter G. G for Grateful that I’m able to run again after breaking my collarbone 6 weeks ago (on a run). G for Goals because my Fall race goals have been revised and my new smaller goals are just as good. G for GU – bought more this week I’m psyched that I’m able to run long enough to need them again!

  404. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “L”. As in, lerty lert which is what my boys call the stroller I pushed them in today.

  405. Today’s run is brought to you by the letter “T” for “thankful” because as trying and taxing as it felt toward the end, I felt thankful throughout it all. I am thankful to my body and my mind that I am able to run and train for a marathon, and I am thankful for my supportive husband who wakes up with and watches our two toddlers so that I can run.

  406. R is for “rocked it”!! Even though I had been up ultra-early that day with a sick toddler, I was determined to get out for a tempo run. Kept my goal pace on a lovely cool morning (almost time for capris!!).

  407. This run was brought to you by the letter B as I share miles and belief in one of my BRF as she inspires me with her “brave” training for her first 26.2 <3

  408. Todays run was brought to me by the letter H for Half Marathon. I’ve never attempted one, but I started a slow training program and I’m one month in and feeling confident!

  409. P for pregnant. Also, pain in the ass, because I’m a lot more sore these days! Funny, autocorrect tried to change pregnant to prefab! lmao

  410. “G” for grrrrrrrr! I missed a PR by 1:21, but was undertrained. I ran the race I was trained for, but it was still a tad frustrating! Next time: stick to a training plan and invest in a watch!

  411. My most recent run was brought to you by the letter 4 for the “4 friends” joining me in Central Park for a morning run. We celebrated our 25 year high school graduation by meeting in New York City for a girls’ weekend – Fabulous!!

  412. Tonight’s run was brought to you by the number 30. That is how many hours I need in a day to squeeze in a run and not feel like I am neglecting something else!! Between 4 kids, a dog, a husband and being a college student full time again I could really use 30 hours a day!!! 🙂

  413. T – for training, Talladega Half Marathon (my first half) in T-38 days & 10 hours (yikes!) , totally doable, totally psyched & t-totally amazed that these legs will get me there!

  414. My run today was brought to me by the letter “T”: Trails, Torturous hills, Throbbing calves, and ultimately – Tranquility.

  415. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter S and the number 13 as in super early, sun filled, sweaty, suberb, serene 13 miles.

  416. My recent runs have been brought to you by the letter “V” as in vacation. I did my best to run on vacation last week, and now that I’m back I’m trying to get out of vacation mode and start pushing myself again.

  417. Today’s hill repeats were brought to me by the letter V, for the Vomiting I thought I was going to do after each sprint, but also the Victorious feeling of having GOTTEN. IT. DONE. Yeah!

  418. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “S” and the number 13 as in super early, sun filled, sweaty, superb, serene 13 miles

  419. My latest run was brought to me by the silent K… lots of Knee pain due to straining myself moving a piano earlier in the week.

  420. I love to run in cool weather, but I don’t ever get it right. The capris would be perfect, and I need new shoes before I commit to a half marathon with my daughter. She would be shocked if I had decent clothing.

  421. G for “Gut it out”. It was the 3.1 miles at the end of a sprint tri, and I hadn’t trained much for the run because of injury. I could see my goals slipping away with every step, so just had to gut it out and get to the finish. (got the goals too!)

  422. Tonight’s run was brought to you by the number 5 – first 5 miles after hiking 2 ADK high peaks this weekend – and I felt great!

  423. My last run was brought to me by the number 10 as in the 10k train like a mother “finish it” training plan (this will be my first 10k). I started the plan this week and did an easy 3 miles in the chilly morning air. I have no cool weather running gear since I just starting running this year, would be super excited to win this!

  424. “A” for altitude and attitude. The altitude is KICKING. MY. TRASH. But I live here now so I need to change my attitude.

  425. Brought to you by the letter M for mud. Last run was an obstacle mud run this spring… A new outfit wold really help me get going again!!

  426. This month’s runs have been brought to me by the letter H as in, HOLY HILLS! This Chicagoan mother-runner spent a few weeks in Vermont where she was schooled by the ups and downs of mountain-ish running. Now back in the flat Midwest, feeling HELLA tougher and proud of myself for all those runs that involved serious elevation. Would love that great Saucony gear!

  427. My recent run was brought to me by the letter C for challenge. I am training for my first marathon and I’m hitting the 15+ mile runs and my body is being challenged.

  428. My last race- last weekend!- was brought to you by the letter G T I S because I ran the Georgetown to Idaho Springs half marathon in the lovely Colorado mountains and had a fabulous run!

  429. The letter of the day is S for spinning…the workout I force myself to do so I don’t get burnt out on running which, of course, I love!

    The number of the day is 26…the number of days until I head to Chicago to run their half marathon with my favorite runner girls!

  430. My run was brought to you by the letter H…for my husband who didn’t let me give up even though I was ready to give up!

  431. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter P and the numbers 9 and 11. Powering my way through a tough run with 9 weeks until the Columbus Marathon – will be my 11th!

  432. My last run was brought to me by the number 8. Not only was it the minutes per mile that I was going, which is way too fast for me, but also the number of times that I had to stop and walk after I completely pooped out. Yuck!

  433. My last run was brought to me by “O,” for “ouch, ouch, OMG, ouch.” Hello, plantar fasciitis!!! I’m out of commission for a few weeks and trying not to wallow in pity. Lovely new running clothes would really pick me up. 🙂

  434. My last run was brought to me by the letters JT– because he’s a fave on my running playlist! And when Justin Timberlake says he’s “gonna have me naked by the end of this song”, I want to believe him! =D

  435. Long fall runs are my favorite. Bright, chilly, and crisp. No humidity! I also love the colors of these clothes!

  436. My run is brought to you by the letter p for porta potty. Which on my run got the runs. As much as I hate those things, glad it was there.

  437. My recent runs are brought to you by the letter G for grief. They have been helping me deal with my Grandfather being seriously ill in the hospital and being too far away to see him.

  438. Today’s run was brought to me by the letters S…slow and steady and the letter P for patience.. I have been rehabbing my knee for 1 year, slowly and steadily, so that I may be well enough to train for a half in Jan. 2014. Getting there little by little.

  439. This run was brought to you by the letter P for patience. Patience with the kids I was pushing, patience to settle in my stride, patience with my ego who thought we should be going faster, and patience with my tired legs.

  440. My last “run” was brought to you by the letter “M” for mountains. Ran/climbed/scrambled 7 miles for almost 2,300 feet up and down through the Catskills. Even with 2 slightly bloody falls, it was an amazing vacation run with my husband while my in-laws babysat the kids.

  441. My run today was brought to me by the letter “R”. “R” for Regular Rest Run, which is my 5km run I do every week to recover from what ever other terror I put myself through!

  442. My workout on Monday was brought to you by the letter “S” for speed… it was my first track workout in over a month, 6×400 @ 1:45 and I was ever-“S”o-close to nailing it! Wearing the “S”aucony capris and top might have made it happen 😉

  443. My latest runs were brought to me by the numbers 7 and 8…the numbers of miles I got to run along the packed sand of St. Augustine’s pristine beaches while vacationing there last week.

  444. My recent run or shall I shall runs over the weekend was brought to you by the letter P….as in Pain. 4 miles on the beach Friday evening, 5k saturday morning, 1 mile Saturday evening in races and 14 in TLAM marathon own it plan Sunday bright and early. Pain is what I felt at the end!

  445. My last run was brought to me by the letters P and F for the plantar fasciitis that decided to flare up again. Yay for sleeping with a brace again for the next couple of weeks…

  446. Today’s run was brought to me by the letter P- as in Persistence, Perseverance, Patience, Payoff… and of course, Pee (I have 3 kids, ages 2, 4, and 6- ’nuff said).

  447. Yesterday’s run brought by the letters TMH.. as in tread mill hell! Ran indoors due to heavy rain… really didn’t enjoy those 3.17 miles…

  448. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter N. Nausea nausea, will you ever go away?!? Its making it kinda impossible to run. Hopefully it’ll be better soon as I head into my second trimester. Can’t wait.

  449. Pretty much all of my summer runs have been brought to you by the letter “T”. Due to some scheduling changes I have been “T”rapped on the “T”readmill. Looking forward to school starting so that I can get some road miles in.

  450. “E”is for eww….I was traveling and only had one running outfit. Had a great run the first day, but extremely sweaty-major sweaty. The 2nd day was beautiful, and I pulled on those nasty, sweaty clothes from the day before, and ran again!

  451. My run is brought to you by the number 8 for the 8th 5k of 2013 that I have ran. Well on my way to my personal goal of 13 in 2013!!

  452. My last long run was brought to you by the letters M … C … M!!
    As in the Marine Corps Marathon!! Working hard to get there – October 27, 2013!

  453. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter “R”. What words begin with the letter R?
    Run
    Rain
    Refreshing

    The number of the day is… 3.
    Worked until 3 (meeting ended early!)
    Which allowed mama a 3 mile run.
    Good thing because I think I ate 3 lbs. of chocolate bark today.

    Yum and gross all at the same time.

  454. My last run was brought to you by the letter “R” because it was all about reflecting on my running past, recent runs as a pregnant woman and refocusing on why I run instead of how fast or how long.

  455. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter C (C is for chafed thighs, but I would much rather have it be for cookie/carbs) and the number 305 (the amount of stairs I trudged up after my run this morning to get to work).

  456. My run this morning was brought to you by the letter “S” for sanity. The kids being on summer vacation has really been trying to the ole nerves. Thank you Jesus that they went back to school today.

  457. My run today was brought by the letter “A” for amazing! It was the first run I’ve been able to do in 3 weeks because I had shin splints so badly! I took it very slow and easy but completed my 3 miles. Oh running, how I have missed you!

  458. H – Hot and Humid… I reside in Florida where the humidity is usually 120%, August temperature is almost always above 95, even at 6 AM… Oh, and Heat Index… which just happened to be 104 during today’s run. 🙂

  459. “S” for Sammy. And the number “2”. (He’s my two year old who accompanies me on my runs!)
    I just need to teach him to count like the Count… 1 – 1 mile (ah, ah, ah!!)

  460. Saturday’s run was brought to you by the letter M! Muddy! My bff and I slipped & slided through the woods for 14 miles. Around mile 12 my feet went right out from under me & I landed on my back in the MUD. Oh my!

  461. My run this morning was at the beach on vacation. It just so happens that one of my running buddies is on vacation with her family about ten blocks away. So, our run this morning was brought to us by the letter S, sandy, sunrise, serene, and so good for the soul!

  462. Letter p as in painful. Painfully slow. Just getting back into it and it hurts bad! Wonder why I stopped, but love reading all your posts. Everyone is in it together!

  463. My last run was brought by the letter H for hills- ran a 12 mile “downhill” race with more uphill than I was prepared for!

  464. Today’s run was brought to you by the letter T and the number 7. It was speed workout day (7×400) and I went to a real track for the first time instead of doing intervals on the treadmill.