Brooks Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!

The weather here has been so weird lately – one day it’s balmy, the next it’s frigid. What the heck, mother nature?

Last Thursday morning was one of those frigid days. Thankfully, I had some cozy accessories (which you’ll have a chance to win at the end of this post!) from my friends at Brooks to keep me warm!

utopia thermal headband

Above I’m rocking the Utopia Thermal Headband – so cute, right? Stayed put nicely too! On my feet, I had the Essential Low Cut Tab socks on – my faves. On my hands, the Utopia Softshell Gloves:

utopia softshell glove

I was also rocking the PureProject Warmer, which was awesome! I remember last year while running during the Polar Vortex I was cozy in all my gear with the exception of my butt/hips, which got super cold.


This won’t be a problem anymore! The warmer is one size fits all and you cinch it in with a drawstring. Didn’t budge during our run and kept me nice and cozy, too. It’s super soft material!

pure project warmer

After the run, Sokphal and I experimented other uses for it. Hat? Neck warmer? You decide… ;) (Yes, we’re weird.)

brooks pure project warmer

As for the actual run, we had a good one! The sunrise was gorgeous and while it was windy and cold, it felt nice to be out and getting some fresh air.





We had the whole place to ourselves! :)



5.3 miles – great run and fun to catch up my friend Sokphal, who has been traveling/out of town for awhile!


And now, it’s your turn to win some cozy Brooks running accessories – whether to keep for yourself or to gift to your favorite runner. :)

Here’s what one lucky fANNEtastic reader will win, in their choice of sizes/colors:


To enter to win, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below. The only required form of contest entry is leaving a comment on this blog post with what your run happy resolutions are for 2015 – how do you plan to run happy in the new year? After you comment, you can get extra entries with some social media shares/likes, etc. Good luck! :)

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p.s. Looking for some other holiday gift ideas for runners? A few other favorites of mine from Brooks lately are the Utopia Thermal Tight II (sooo cozy and love the pockets – I’m wearing them in this post), Adapt Jacket (REALLY warm and comfortable – will be great for super cold runs!), and LSD Lite Vest II. I’m also a long time lover of the Essential 1/2 Zip and the Infiniti Anorak (love the ruffles – it’s the pink top I’m wearing in the photos in this post!); I have both in multiple colors so you see them a lot here on the blog!


  1. 1

    I am ALL about being EXTREMELY comfortable in cold weather running…yesterday I totally layered up while my hub just went out in a t shirt and shorts…and he froze while I was happy haha.

    Love the gloves!

  2. 2

    Running happy in 2015: making a schedule for fitness and sticking to it! I feel so much better when I stay active!

  3. 3

    My Running Happy resolution for 2015 is to become more comfortable runnng longer distances.

  4. 4

    I plan to run happy by inviting friends to go exercise with me!

  5. 5

    This year, I accomplished my 2014 resolution to run 5 miles and run my first Turkey Trot (I am not a runner)! For 2014 my run happy resolutions are to run a 10K race in the spring and another Turkey Trot in the fall.

  6. 6

    Running happy in 2015 will, hopefully, involve convincing my husband to run with me :)

  7. 7

    My running resolutions for 2015 are to run three half marathons. I’ve already signed up for the USMC Historic Half in May. I’m hoping to do one in the early spring to kick off getting back into running, than another in the late fall.

    Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway – and that Pure Project warmer – best invention ever!

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    Holly Watson says

    Run Happy 2015: Running without feeling the pressure to run faster, long distances and every day. I want to run for myself, my health and inner peace. :)

  9. 9

    I can not wait to train and complete in another half marathon this new year!

  10. 10

    In the new year I’m going to worry less about PRs and more about running simply because I enjoy it and it keeps me healthy.

  11. 11

    I plan to break 2 hours in the half marathon!!

  12. 12

    I plan to run happy in 2015 by keeping up a consistent running schedule this winter.

  13. 13

    I want to run injury free! This past year I’ve had a bunch of problems with my foot, but they seem to finally be getting better!

  14. 14

    My running resolution is to just run more in general – I get bored on the treadmill so these would be great for me to try outdoor running.

  15. 15

    I plan to run happy by working to enjoy my training! Sometimes I get caught up in the miles and think of it as a chore, but I’m hoping to not do that in 2015!

  16. 16

    I just want to run more. 20014 was a year of no running for me. While some situations were out of my control, others were not. So in 2015, I vow to make running more of a priority.

  17. 17

    I would like to get faster in the new year and also run more consistently!

  18. 18

    I plan to run happy but creating a running schedule and sticking to it! :)

  19. 19

    My running resolution is to not get caught up in how much less mileage I’m going to be running while I focus on improving the bike leg for triathlon.

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    I plan to run with my dog more in the mornings. Running with him definitely makes me run happy!

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    10K PR and my first marathon :)

  22. 22

    2015 = first half marathon! Running is good for the mind, heart and soul!

  23. 23

    My run happy resolutions are for 2015 are: run for longer than 4 miles straight, run a 10K for the first time, beat my fastest mile time, and to enjoy it with friends as social dates more often like you did in this post!

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    That Utopia Thermal Headband looks amazing! My ears are always so cold on my long runs outside in the winter.

  25. 25

    My run happy resolution is to increase my distance this spring!

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    My goal is to run at least once a week!!

  27. 27

    I will run happy by visiting and running in races in locations I have never been before – First Stop: Savannah Women’s Half for the race and a fun getaway!

  28. 28

    Definitely will run with friendsmoe

  29. 29

    I plan to run with friends at least once a week in 2015!

  30. 30

    My Run Happy 2015 Resolution is to have two fast and fun weekends running the Glass Slipper Challenge (10K on Sat, Half on Sunday) in Disney World in February and the Pixie Dust Challenge in Disneyland in May!

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    This year I am all about making myself a priority. This past year has been great on so many levels, but I realized that many of the down times were spent worrying about what others thought about me and how my happiness depended on their opinions. 2015 I’m committed to not letting that happen again.

  32. 32

    I plan to run happy in 2015 by doing more track workouts/speed work and getting faster . . . and depending on how that goes, running my first marathon!

  33. 33

    Run my third 10K!

  34. 34

    My resolution is to finish my first marathon! Signed up for the Rock n Roll DC in March.

  35. 35

    My Run Happy goal for 2015 is to complete my 3rd Rock n Roll DC Half Marathon (my 4th half total)! My A goal is to PR but my B goal is run without stopping!

  36. 36

    So excited to run my first 26.2 in March at the Rock and Roll DC Marathon. Week 3 of training just started and I’m feeling great!

  37. 37

    I’m going to run happy in 2015 by completing my first half-marathon in February. The Love Rox Half in Richmond. :)

  38. 38

    I am all about staying warm and comfortable when running. Love the gloves!

  39. 39

    My resolution is to just keep it up. Running is a constant in my life that I need for both physical and mental health! BTW, that PureProject warmer is brilliant. The temps here in CO sometimes dip pretty low!

  40. 40

    My Run Happy goal for 2015 is to work on speed. 2014 I started running and my goal was to make it a habit and finish a half-now I want to work on running faster.

  41. 41

    I plan to run happy by running smart and staying injury free after a couple of rough marathon training seasons! I think I actually have those gloves and you are right – I love them but they are a tad big :)

  42. 42

    I’m hoping to be injury free in 2015 so I can truly run happy and achieve my running goals!

  43. 43

    My run happy goal for 2015 is to get a sub 2 hour half marathon!

  44. 44

    I am running my first half marathon, the DC rock n Roll!

  45. 45

    My resolution is run another half marathon and run the Wildcat Romp 10-miler.

  46. 46

    I plan to “run happy” by running with friends more (active social interaction!) and mixing up my running and including different terrains, etc. (I tend to stick to what I know because its easy but that’s not much fun!) :)

  47. 47

    My goal is to find more opportunities to move throughout the work day!

  48. 48

    I’ll run happy by running for the fun of it and because I love it, not because I to maintain a certain pace.

  49. 49

    I plan to run happy in the new year by worrying less about distance/time goals and just focusing on how I’m feeling!

  50. 50

    Running happy in 2015: new distances! I’m signed up for a 50k! Ahhh!

  51. 51

    I just want to have a regular running routine and stick to it in 2015. I also wouldn’t mind doing the Army Ten-miler again…this time with my husband! :)

  52. 52

    My run happy resolution is to go more in the AM!

  53. 53

    my run happy resolution is to run 5 days a week!

  54. 54
    Rachel Curling says

    I plan to at least run 1x/week in 2015. I’ve really shy’ed away from it since we moved to a hilly neighborhood!

  55. 55
    Sarah from WI says

    run happy by CONTINUING to run and also drop some pounds.

  56. 56

    My running resolution is to start running! And I hate running so this is big!

  57. 57

    My run happy idea for 2015 is to actually TRAIN for some races, rather than just winging it. :)

  58. 58

    My run happy resolution is to run more than 5 days a week and graze 20 seconds off my avg pace/mile.

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    My run happy resolution is to run one race each month!

  60. 60

    My run happy goals are to get out more to run and to exercise, at least 5 days a week. My fiance and I are making it our New Year goal to get healthy and start to exercise more together again. This winter so far has just been a lazy one for me.

  61. 61

    I was just talking to someone at work about how getting out in the morning is really hard right now b/c of the cold….we’re currently training for a half in Feb….and running on a treadmill is just not enticing enough to get out of bed. These items would definitely help motivate me to get out of the house and moving in the morning!

    My Runny Happy resolution is to run more races next year!

  62. 62

    I’m going to run happy while training for a spring half marathon! As long as it doesn’t get icy, I actually kind of like running in the cold!

  63. 63

    I’m making this the year of PRs. I’m hoping to PR my half and full marathon time by putting most of my fitness into running and actually following my training plans!

  64. 64

    This year my goal is to just get healthy. 2014 has plagued me with several running injuries. I’d like to work to get back on track in 2015 and stay healthy.

  65. 65

    It’s hard to know what to expect in 2015 as far as racing so my overall goal is just to run. Whether that’s training for 2 more marathons or just short runs with friends, I want to be running and I want to enjoy it. Running does make me happy and I hope that never ever changes!

  66. 66

    My run happy resolution is to follow a well rounded training plan so I don’t get injured while training to run the LI Marathon

  67. 67

    Goals for 2015: increase my strength training and complete a 10 miler with my husband (his first!)

  68. 68

    my plan is to keep running and gaining back my endurance from having my 3rd baby 21 weeks ago. Getting out for a run makes me happy no matter the weather :-)

  69. 69

    My resolution is to get back into running more. I’ve been a running slacker lately and really miss the feeling of having completed a great run!

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    My 2015 goal is to get a sub 2:00 on a half marathon! Speed work and tempo runs, here I come!

  71. 71

    I’m recovering from a knee issue that has kept me off distance running, but I’ve been using it as an excuse to be lazy. I can do shorter runs and intervals on the treadmill, so I’m going to focus on that until I’m fully back on my game.

  72. 72

    My run happy goal in 2015 is completing my first full marathon! I signed up for the 2015 Richmond marathon.. I’m so excited!! I think that was your first full too, right?!

  73. 73

    I plan to run happy by running my first half marathon this summer!

  74. 74

    I like the pink top. My hips get cold too! What a great idea. My run happy resolution is to attempt a 5k this fall after I have a baby this spring.

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    I plan to get back in to regular running in 2015. After being injured and gaining weight, the road back has been a bit slow, but I am determined to stick with my training plan this winter.

  76. 76

    My run happy resolution is to recover from my recent knee surgery and come back faster and stronger than ever!

  77. 77

    I am going to start up the Couch-to-5K group from our church again and do at least 2 5Ks.

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    My resolution is to just keep running, I always fall off it during the cold months!

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    Great accessories. Gloves are a must for me. I hate when my hands get cold.

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    Build a big base in the first three months of the year and attack all my races as a stronger and fitter runner.

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    My running goal for 2015 is to finish the Rock & Roll DC Marathon in under 5 hours!! Might not seem like a big goal to some, but it is to me! Can’t wait to rock! :)

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    I signed up for a 10k in March, so I’ve got about 3 months to get 10K ready!

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    My run happy goal for the upcoming year is stay injury free! I’m already signed up for Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and I plan to sign up for at least one spring half, but I’m not going to have any pace goals – just take it easy and finish all my races happy and healthy!

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    My Run Happy goal for 2015 is to start training for my first half marathon and continue to do fun short races!

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    Run Happy 2015: Run in the cold more often and care less about mileage!

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    I want to run happy by finishing strong at the end of a triathlon!

  87. 87

    I want to run more races and not lose it in between races like I normally do.

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    My resolution is a 5k every month! I’ve run 4 in my life, one was an 8k, but I want to start the even year with 12 in 12! Looking so forward to it!
    I really like that headband!!! I could use one as I do a lot of country running on county roads which I just LOVE but the wind blows through the empty cornfields

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    I’ll run happy by training for my first 26.2 woohoooo!

  90. 90

    I’ve become less and less tolerant of the cold and too often opt for the treadmill- Definitely could use some new gear!

  91. 91

    My plan is to regain endurance after being sidelined by a hip injury. Once that comes back I hope to enjoy running once again!

  92. 92

    I want to run a half marathon, but need to get myself motivated for all the training runs!

  93. 93

    I plan to pick a race to train for and stick to my training schedule!

  94. 94

    My run happy resolution is to continue running through the winter weekdays. I tend to only run on weekends due to the daylight but my body craves running more than once or twice a week.

  95. 95

    I just won the lottery for the Cherry Blossom ten-miler in April, and in order to run happy in the colder months my ears will absolutely need that headband!

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    I want to break 1:50 in a half marathon this year!

  97. 97

    I am running my first half-marathon at the end of January!

  98. 98

    It doesn’t get too cold in my new city, but it is windy, so these would definitely be helpful!

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    My run happy resolution is to get a new Personal Distance Record!

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    I am looking to run minimally and safely but some great and new runs!

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    I plan to run happy by aiming for a new 5k PR. Nothing like a challenging goal to keep you motivated!

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    I had no idea the hips/thigh warmer was a thing! Mine always get sold cold but never knew there was anything that could be done about it. Awesome!

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    2015 Resolution: run a half under 2 hours!!

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    My goal is to maintain my base mileage through the winter so when training comes around again for distance in the spring I’m not starting over from scratch!

  105. 105

    I plan on running outside more and dealing with the cold!

  106. 106

    I have my first 5k this Sunday and so I’m planning on making a 10k my goal for 2015!

  107. 107

    My goal for 2015 is to break my PR for the half marathon!

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    My goal is to avoid the treadmill as much as possible and get outside more often – even in poor weather conditions!

  109. 109

    After baby this year (and ordered no exercise @ 19 weeks due to complications), my goal is to run wog/walk/whatever Pat’s Run (4.2 miles) in April with healthy baby in jogger.

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    I want to run happy by running with friends more.

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    My resolution is to ran at least one mile every day in 2015!

  112. 112

    My running 2015 plan is to sign up for at least 6 races including a half marathon!

  113. 113

    I’d love to break 2 hours in a 1/2 marathon. I’m always flirting with it but just need to take two or three minutes off my time. That would totally make me run happy!

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    I want to start running with friends!

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    I would love to continue to improve in 5Ks and 10Ks, and would love to rock some of this awesome gear from Brooks!

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    I’m hoping to finish my marathon in May in under 5 hours:/ Love all this fun gear!

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    Increase my speed! Feeling super slow after my first marathon this fall!

  118. 118

    My Run Happy Resolution is to not take any prolonged breaks from running where I have to start from scratch when I begin running again.

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    My 2015 New Year’s Resolution is to run my third (and fourth?) marathons, preferably PR, and to get my colitis under control! It can make running such a challenge!
    Those gloves look awesome. My hands are always freezing!

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    I am going to add more variety to my regular runs and find more trails in my area! Trail running = happy running!

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    Melanie Klesse says

    My Run Happy Resolution is to continue doing long runs (7-8ish miles) once a week even when I’m not training for something. I’m not waiting until January to start since that always seems a recipe for disaster :) Did 7 miles this past Sunday!

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    I am going to try to meet up with my running partner at least 2 times a week and get 2 runs a week on my own!

  123. 123

    To continue with a regular running routine…and remember how good your feel after a run! Yay run happy! So excited for my first hot chocolate race!!

  124. 124

    I’m going to increase my running and resume training – I’ve really missed the running regularity that comes with having a race (or three) on the schedule!

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    I’ve never seen that warmer. I have to have it!

  126. 126

    I plan on trying to run outside as much as possible! I also plan on doing more runs on trails, through the woods, and in new places. It keeps me motivated and is the greatest way for me to find stress relief!

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    My 2015 resolution/goal is to run an 8k from start to finish without walking. My first attempt will be in February, which means I will have to continue running in the cold – always a challenge for me. I just lost my gloves, and these gloves look amazing! I have to replace them before the next cold front hits, because I will use any excuse I can find to get out of running in the cold.

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    Elspeth Lemon says

    I plan on getting back into my running groove. I ran the Chicago marathon in October then PB’d in a 5km race the following Sunday and capped the month off with a 10km race – I haven’t ran since. I am hoping to PB at the half distance in May!

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    Hoping for an injury free & PR 5k running year in 2015!

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    Chris Anne Spehar says

    Running happy for me right now would be to learn how to run without TRIPPING, and somehow trying to protect my phone, so both knees took the brunt of the fall, ripping my brand new $75 tights, and skinning both knees! Running happy would be learning to gracefully & effortlessly run, without looking like I am a heart attack away from perspiring! :)

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    my resolution is to add more variety to my runs and workouts (e.g., do a track workout once a week).

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    I want to run a sub 2 hour 1/2 marathon!

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    my goal is consistency, run at least 3 times per week even if I’m not training for a race.

  134. 134

    I plan on running happy in 2015 by doing by first half marathon!

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    My RunHappy for 2015: sign up for some races to have fun and keep me motivated!

  136. 136

    I want to run 3 half marathons this year while studying for my boards :)

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    I plan to run happy by actually running in 2015! It’s been hard for me to figure out how to fit in running while pumping and nursing a baby, but I am determined to get back to it this coming year! It’s so necessary for my sanity. :)

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    Georgina Dench says

    My run happy resolution is to run a second half marathon! I have had to pull out of 2 recently due to injury so getting back to running/being able to run a half will be fabulous! Oh…and register for a full marathon :)

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    I plan on actually setting time aside for running even during the week when I’m really busy.

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    I’m going to run my fourth half marathon and hopefully PR a race or two!

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    I’m slowly getting into running but plan to make it more regular in 2015 and run my first 5k!

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    My Run Happy resolution is to do more speedwork so I can get faster!

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    I am planning to complete the Chicagoland Half Marathon Race Series, which are 3 halves spread throughout the year. I am intrigued by this warmer thing; it looks super cute and is a great idea if you don’t have a jacket or top that is long.

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    I’m going to run a marathon this year!

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    Elizabeth C. says

    I want to do more races! They are so fun and help me stay motivated with my running.

  146. 146

    2015 resolution: FINALLY qualify for Boston! I’ve been chasing it for a while and I’m getting close!

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    I’d love some cold weather running gear! I’m training for my first marathon in March and these winter training months are brutal!

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    Incorporate more yoga into my routine and make more plans to train with running buddies!

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    I plan on running a half with friends in New Orleans in 2015.. That’s happy!!:)

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    I’ve spent the last few months working my way up to running a 5k after a long time away from running. In the New Year, I hope to keep increasing my mileage, and also add in some strength training!

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    I just want to continue working on speeding up my runs… Orangetheory is helping a lot!

  152. 152

    In 2015 — I’d like to keep up with my 2 5K’s a week running schedule to compliment my pilates!

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    love the gloves! i plan to run at least one race – preferably a trail race, this year! it’s been a little while since i’ve done one and i’d love to “train” for something again.

  154. 154

    I have my first marathon and 2 half-marathons in 2015. I can’t wait to get through those accomplishments!

  155. 155

    I have a million weddings coming up that conflict with all my usual races, so my goal is to find some new-to-me courses to keep me motivated.

  156. 156

    This year, I ran my first half marathon and loved it! Now I want to improve my time and run two half marathons in 2015.

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    My run happy 2015 goals include any running at all. I am having my second baby (any day now!) and I would love to get back into running and training and eventually racing…maybe even a tri this summer! But honestly with two little ones I’ll be happy with anything!

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    I want to try to enjoy runs more! I usually find myself looking at my watch, wondering how much longer I have :) Need to live in the moment!

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    I would LOVE that thermal headband! Keeps your ears warm and looks cute – win win!

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    Get rid of this plantar fasciitis in my foot and get used to running in the cold!

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    Love Brook’s shoes!! Such cute gear you have one in the pics. I plan to run happy in 2015 but taking it back a notch and running for pure enjoyment. No expectations or goals initially-just to go out and enjoy every run. I tend to do my best when that’s my focus.

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    Running happy in 2015 IS my run happy goal! Remembering that achieving new distances and times and goals is supposed to be fun, and to not get bogged down in pressure or stress! :)

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    I speed walk now and would like to start running in 2015

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    More runs with friends! Love having motivation.

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    I plan to run happy in the new year by, running. I have been sidelined by injury so my goal is to slowly transition back into running once I get the okay and enjoy the experience!

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    I plan to run happy in 2015 by honoring the commitment I made to myself when I was 19: to complete a full marathon every 5 years. Next year, I hope to finish marathon #3. Along the way, I want to embrace the joy of long, EASY runs and take full advantage of that little-known thing called recovery. :P

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    I plan to run happy by more speed work to get faster (I LOVE speedwork!) Also, I aim to stay injury free :)

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    I plan to run happy in the new year by fueling my body adequately, eating in accordance with hunger, upping my fruits and veggies, upping my water intake and enjoying lean protein.

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    Jennifer Henshall says

    Hi Anne!

    I plan to run happy in a new city, your’s in fact, as my husband just accepted a new job in the DC-area! We will be moving to the area sometime in the early summer. I can’t wait to explore DC running, as I’ve been following your blog for about 18 months now and always marvel at the stunning pictures you take during your runs. I also excited to explore all that DC has to offer fitness-wise (yoga, etc.), as I’ll be looking to network with other DC-area athletes. But, first we have to find a house and move from RI. It’s going to be a busy year!

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    I plan on running happy, by running by feel not for a goal!

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    I’m hoping to run my first 1/2 marathon!

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    In 2015 I plan on running happy by helping my husband get into running! He wants to try but he is always afraid of holding me back. I want to make the time to help him find some running love.

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    Michelle Eckstein says

    I plan to run happier with lots of trail runs with my dog as an enthusiastic running buddy.

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    I hope to run happy, but enjoying (and not racing) two half marathons this spring.

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    Hannah Jayne says

    My goal is to run a trail marathon in my new mountain town!

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    I plan to run happy by getting outside for a run all winter long, no matter how cozy the couch is.

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    This would be a tremendous help. I’m a formerly non runner training for my first half!

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    My Run Happy resolution is to run more often, build up my miles, and hopefully complete a half marathon!

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    Nifty products!

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    I plan to run happy after my left knee/meniscus gets better and run my first 50 miler!!

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    My running goals for 2015 are to complete the Glass Slipper Challenge with my mom (can’t wait!), improve my speed, and *maybe* run my first marathon!

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    Running happy in 2015: Making the faaar off connected neighborhood part of my run!

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    I would love to run 2 marathons and explore some more trails!

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    My run happy goal is to have fun always – to find balance with goals and nutrition and listen to my body.

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    running more races

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    I’m going to run my first half (eee!) and try to do a race a month!

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    My resolution is to have fun!

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    I plan to run happy in 2015 by continuing to be good about cross training and strength building. Hello pilates, yoga, boot camp, and spinning! They help keep me from getting injured, and I have come to love them!

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    I have signed up for a marathon!

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    being outside is all I need to run happy :)

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    I’m a brooks addict! I plan to keep running in them all through 2015 to run happy!

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    I plan to run happy in 2015 by being outside more in Chicago this winter.

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    Dana Longwell says

    My 2015 run happy resolution is to be consistent with my dynamic stretching and theraband pre-run exercises to hopefully prevent injury while training for the Boston Marathon. I finally qualified and just want to be able to enjoy the whole experience.

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    I am planning to run a half marathon with my mom this year! Her first! And get back into regular running since having my baby.

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    My plan for running happy in the winter is do some sort distance races and an early spring half marathon- would definitely love the gloves, and the warmer sounds really cool too!

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    ‘Running Happy’ for me is always running with my dog, a rescued terrier mix named Bigby. Bigby is an amazing partner. On trails, he likes running with my family or with my friends and is always super compatible for everything. He’s also kept me going throughout the whole Runner’s World Running Streak for winter 2014. For 2015, I plan to keep up the same ideas, invest in some new running outfits, up the mileage and look for new trails to explore with my devoted teammates: my friends, my family and Bigby. I also hope to do more fun runs (Santa Run this year was a blast) and maybe even try out some dog dashes. Go Team Bigby!

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    i plan to run happy by running chick fil a race series and napa to sonoma half with my husband!!

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    I plan to run my first half since my little nugget was born!

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    Michaela Decker says

    My run happy resolutions for 2015 are to run the Baltimore Running Festival marathon in October and a half marathon with my mom! Also, I plan to fuel my runs with healthier foods and a more positive mindset.

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    to run happy I will try to always remember how lucky I am that I have two healthy feet to run with…

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    Sarah Boschung says

    Hi! I plan to run happy because I am grateful for good health to be able to run and exercise. I hope to expand out from my NYC running bubble and run races in different locations. I already have Cherry Blossom and Big Sur lined up! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    My 2015 running resolution is to run a half-marathon in less than 2 hours! I ran a 2:05 earlier this year, so I’m hoping that adding speedwork and tempo runs will help me knock off a few minutes. :)

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    I plan to run happy by doing lots of cross-training to make sure I don’t injure myself during my first full marathon in 2015!

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    Alexis Teevens says

    I plan to have a goal race in mind for both spring and fall, but I also want to make sure that I’m balancing my runs with other cross and strength training so that I truly get to enjoy every run I do. And join a running club to run with more people!

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    This year, my resolution is to run my first half marathon in the spring. I’m coming off some overuse injuries from this fall, so the half marathon is something I am looking forward to and training for as a reward for the time I have given myself off from hard running. Running injury-free will be running happy!

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    Goal: continue to work to get hamstring healed — and then run 5+ miles 3-4 times a week (biking on other days)!

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    I play to run happy by fueling my body with the right nutrition and by exercising with friends!

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    I’m planning to Run Happy in 2015 by hitting new PRs in the 5k and Half Marathon distances! Also hoping to participate in my first triathlon this summer. Yay, 2015! :)

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    My plan to run happy in 2015: make a plan, stick to it, have fun :)

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    ELLen Trasko says

    I will run happy with my little girl in the jogging stroller!

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    I’m planning to Run Happy in 2015 by finishing the three half marathons I’ve signed up for and crushing my 5k time! 2015 is my second full year as a runner, and I can’t wait!

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    I’m planning to Run Happy by running throughout my pregnancy…even if its only a mile at a time towards the end!

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    I did my first-ever race this year despite being a long time runner bc I was worried it would take the fun out. I want to run more of them (already registered for two!) but also still “run happy” – not stressed!

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    After running my first ultra on trail this year, my run happy goal for next year is to dedicate more time to the dirt and mountains rather than the pavement!

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    I neeeed that pure project warmer! That would have been perfect for polar vortex runs! By mile 3 my glutes were always numb!

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    My plan is to get back into running after rehabbing a hip flexor injury.

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    Definitely ready to start running happy in the new year! Took a break during November and December, but I’m ready to start back training for my Ironman!

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    I plan to run happy in 2015 by getting this body strong to be fitter, uninjured, and maybe even a little faster.

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    I’m planning some big running goals for 2015!

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    I will make running a priority in 2015 by making a part of my daily (or every other day!) schedule.

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    Next year I plan to increase my distance and work up to my goal of running a half marathon. I live in New England, so it’s mostly treadmill running in the winter, but my last goal for 2014 is to get outside more and brave the elements!

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    My run happy resolution for 2015 is to complete my first full marathon. The Shamrock Marathon in VA Beach :)

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    Meredith streeter says

    I’m considering a full marathon for 2015, but will do a few halfs at the very least. Looking forward to training even smarter than in 2014.

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    I’m going to run several 5ks and a 10k!

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    My run happy resolution is to be injury free by listening to my body instead of pushing myself because my workout says that is what I need to. I spent too much time sidelined this year with injures.

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    i’m slowly building up my weekly mileage, and it feels great. looking forward to continuing this trend into the new year!

  227. 228

    I want to run faster this year!

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    2015 will begin trying to get some speed back after a few years of injuries, and hopefully end running a happy marathon!

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    I plan to run happy by sticking to a plan and putting in the miles.

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    My running resolution for 2015 is to get at least 3 runs a week with one of them being a longer run. I would love to get more consistent with my running

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    I’m signing up for the chapel hill 10-miler to run happy in 2015 … It’s a bucket list item I want to complete this last spring we’re living in ch :)

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    I plan to Run Happy in 2015 by adding more mileage without getting injured, and earning new PRs!

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    Kaitlyn Eck says

    My run happy resolution is to run my first marathon this spring. I am a little worried about training through the cold winter, but this awesome cold weather gear will make running a little happier!

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    My hands freeze so easily, so I’d loooove the gloves :-) Run Happy!!

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    Love the Brooks gear! I’m planning on running happy by signing up for my second marathon and many other races! Already have 2 half’s planned for 2015 – one in January, one in May :)

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    First half since baby is in the spring so winter training will start soon!

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    I’ll run happy with great friends in order to get through those cold winter runs! ;)

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    My plan for 2015 is to make sure I get in at least one run per week! 2014 was the year I tackled my first half marathon so who knows, perhaps 2015 calls for my second one?

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    My run happy resolutions for 2015 is to run a race in a state I’ve never visited before–great way to explore the scenery! I also wouldn’t mind a new PR (in the 8 minute range)!

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    I hope to train indoors so I can (fingers crossed) run in a half-marathon in June! Getting used to my new orthotic is hard, but I’m confident that if I make it a priority, it will happen!

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    I’m looking forward to returning to running after a few months of recovery!

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    Stephanie S. says

    My Run Happy resolution for 2015 is to enjoy all types of running weather- from hot summers to chilly winters and everything in between :)

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    Runing happy for 2015 means finding a balance with my running and cross/strength training to avoid injury.

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    I plan to run my first half marathon! Eventually I would like to do the Disney Half Marathon!!

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    I plan to keep running, run another marathon, and get my BQ!

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    Sarah Evans says

    My run happy goal of 2015 is run Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim in the Grand Canyon! Also to run a sub 1:30 half and a sub 3:15 full marathon!

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    2015= explore some trail runs

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    Running happy in 2015: Get faster and break 2:00 in a half marathon!

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    I am having a baby in a few weeks so haven’t been running much. I plan on getting back into it ASAP.

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    My goal is to run SMART so that I can spend more of the year running HAPPY (and less time sidelined by injury)

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    I hope to BQ during the Seattle Rock N Roll in 2015. Cold weather gear would come in handy as training officially starts in Feb. Brrr!

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    my 2015 goal is to continue running consistantly. i hvae been every other week-1ce per week, for the past few months and i’d like to keep it at least 1ce a week!

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    I’m going to run happy by doing strength training to keep my body strong and by continuing to run with my running buddy. :-)

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    Thanks for the giveaway oppurtunity! I would love those Brooks Gloves! My running goal for 2015 is to not get injured!

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    I plan on running more with my family!

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    My running happy goal for 2015 is trying new distances in new cities. I’m ready to have some fun racing!

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    My goal is to actually get out there and run and even sign up for a 10k. I have always preferred running for time rather than distance so I truly have a love-hate relationship with running but have been pushing myself to enjoy it more and keep going further. Since I moved from Scottsdale (115 degrees) to Milwaukee (15 degrees) I have been looking for gear to keep me warm when I workout outside or want to go for a run. So far my feet are always freezing but you’re giving me great ideas with this post!

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    My run happy goal of the New Year is to spend less time on the treadmill and more time outside in the fresh air :)

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    my run happy resolution for 2015.. to stay healthy and FINALLY break 4 hours in the marathon :)

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    Get better conditioned for endurance

  261. 262

    I plan to run happy by signing up for a couple of races. They’re always fun and give me motivation to actually get out there and RUN!

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    Molly Bortnick says

    My RunHappy resolution for 2015 is to complete my second half marathon, and feel better during the run than I did in my first one this Fall!

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    Kristi Sander says

    My resolution is to stick to my training plan to run my first-ever half marathon in May!

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    My run happy resolution is to get back on track with my marathon goal. It was my 2014 resolution, but due to a back injury, I had to shelve it. Now it’s time to get at it!!!

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    I need to get back into running longer distance. 2014 went by without any half marathons but 2015 is time to get back to it!

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    My run happy resolution is to train happy and push myself for my second half marathon next spring!

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    I would love to travel more during 2015…GOod for the soul :)

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    My running goal for 2015 is to listen to my body! I overdid it earlier this year and I’d like to find some balance next year.

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    After more than a year of recovery from plantar fasciitis, my goal is to get back to more regular racing for 2015.

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    My run resolution is a strong January marathon followed by consistent running to stay in shape

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    I am going to start training for my first 5k.

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    I am getting a membership to run indoors during the winter!

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    Jennifer Lattin says

    I plan to run for me next year. Considering attempted a 2nd marathon (my first was a year ago)!

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    I ran a half marathon in October that did NOT go the way I wanted it to. Leading up to the race I had mentally checked out of running due to the fact that I had to cancel my plans for a full. After that half, I stopped running consistently for a few weeks. In the last week or so, I finally got the urge to run again for fun. I think the break did me some good so I’m excited to continue this recaptured desire into the new year!

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    I runhappy with friends!

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    I plan to train to run a 5K this year.

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    I always thought that running in freezing temperatures would be horrible so I sued to bore myself on the treadmill during the winter. After reading about how your favorite running weather is cold/sunny I decided I might as well try it.. and it was awesome! I looked a little ridiculous due to lack of cold weather running gear but I’m so glad I went. I plan to run happy in 2015 by signing up for a half marathon and going for more early morning runs at a nearby lake to avoid crowded sidewalks and see the sunrise!

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    My run happy goal for 2015 is to try running a marathon again. I got injured while training for one this year and the race did not go well at all (I walked most of it). I really enjoyed training for it so I’m hoping things will go better the second time around.

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    I’m looking forward to the rain to stop and snow to start so I CAN run happy!! My goal for 2015 is two outdoor runs… One long and one fast :)

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    My run happy goal for 2015 is to train for and run my first marathon! It’s a crazy busy time of year right now being a full time student but my workouts and runs actually help me concentrate. I’ll be so excited and proud of myself if I can complete a marathon!

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    My run happy goal for 2015 is to run more races. 2014 was busy and full of life changes so I didn’t get to do many at all. I’d like to do at least a couple more half marathons and *maybe* a full in the fall!

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    A Disney marathon is on my radar for 2015. I’m beyond excited!

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    I’d like to run more consistently in 2015!

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    Michelle Gill says

    I plan to work on my half marathon pr and hopefully go under 2 hours!

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    I hope to run my second half marathon in 2015! I am also hoping to find some new running buddies :)

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    I will seriously work on my speed this year!

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    My 2015: have a blast running and complete at least 2 half marathons!

  288. 289

    I am hoping to train for a half marathon for 2015.

  289. 290

    I’m going to increase my training distance and run my first half marathon in years!

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    Mine is to get back into running again. I teach group fitness and I have let my running take a back seat. I am ready to get back into running form again.

  291. 292

    After some time off in 2014, I hope to get back at it in 2015 and my first half marathon!

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    I’m hoping for a half-marathon PR in April!

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    My run happy resolutions are to run my 2nd half marathon!

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      And since I forgot to add the second resolution to that post… I also want to pick up some speed in my shorter runs!

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    i’m going to run happy by running outside more often!

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    I resolve to run happy! I’ve rejoined my winter running group that I ran with last year. I know we will have fun together and I’m really looking forward to 2015!

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    I’m not planning on running any races–which to me means all the running fun and none of the training pressure! Woo hoo!!

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    My ‘run happy’ goal will be to hit the 10 mile mark. I’m new to longer runs!

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    Carol Morton says

    My run happy goal is to run! My knees and hips are doing better thanks to exercise and PT,
    and I am looking forward to breaking into a trot frequently next year! Yay!

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    After having a fantastic year, capped off with a PR in the marathon and half, I’d like to try and work on my speed…and set a PR in a 5k!

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    My run happy goal is to get a PR in the half this year and to run my first full marathon in the fall! Im excited for it!

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    I’ll be running happy in 2015 with a few different New Year’s Resolutions – strength training two times a week and eating a solid balance of carbs and protein within 60 minutes of a workout will make me a LOT happier runner and will hopefully also get me to Boston :)

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    I will run happy by running my 3rd half!

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    Shannon Hartley says

    I always check the weather the day before planning to run outside, but any day that it is sunny and or above 30 outside I gear up and go for a run. My ears, toes, and feet are always the first parts of my body to get cold so these stocking stuffers would be great

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    I am moving to a new state & I hope to run happy by signing up for a race this spring in my new city :)

  305. 307

    I plan on running happy and working on my overall fitness postpartum. I’m due in April and am looking forward to running like I used to!

  306. 308

    I want to break 2 hours in a half! Have a great holiday! :)

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    ready to train for Cherry Blossom!

  308. 310

    I plan to run happy by just going on daily walks with the dog and making sure to get in yoga time a few days/week!

  309. 311

    In 2015, my goal is to run a 10K. 3 miles is the furthest I have ran, but I look forward to running more.

  310. 312

    I resolve to do more speedwork in 2015 — I had an injury this year and need to work to get my speed back!

  311. 313

    2015 I am hitting the trails in my new state of WA! There are endless trails here and I can not wait to explore as much as I can, the mountains are my happy place!

  312. 314

    My resolution is to run another half marathon this year. I also want to commit to running 6 miles twice a week.

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    I plan to run a marathon in 2015 — it’s been several years since I ran my last marathon, and I have Boston in my sights!

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    Want to run TWO half marathons during 2015. For the last three years I have done one each year, but hoping to kick it up a notch this year. This apparel would be PERFECT for winter training in Wisconsin to prep for half number one in the spring! :)

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    I plan to run happy by running regularly. My training has always gone up and down and it 2015 I want to push to keep it going all year.

  316. 318

    I need to buy a new pair of running shoes to keep my feet happy in 2015 lol

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    mary matheson says

    I won’t be running, but my family walks a lot each day.

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    I get cold easily so these warm accessories might motivate me to try to run again!

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    With a new job, it’ll be harder to squeeze in workouts, so my Run Happy goal is to actually enjoy the runs I have time for!

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    Serena Powell says

    My Run Happy Resolution for 2015 is to run a 5k. It is going to take a while before I can get to that point as I can’t run a minute without being out of breath.

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    I’m looking forward to hopefully getting a treadmill so that I don’t have to potentially go for months without running because of the horrible weather. This happened last year and I hated it!

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    Cheryl Harris says

    My Run Happy resolution is to run injury free this year!

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    After having foot surgery a Year and a half ago, I’ve only been doing shorter runs. So for 2015 I’d love to increase my mileage!

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    Train for my first 5K

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    I’m going to try and run more outside and for longer distances.

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    My run happy goal for 2015 is to run 15 half marathons. Its a very ambitious goal for me but I’m ready for it!

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    Kristen Hill says

    My run happy New Year’s resolution for 2015 is to keep running injury-free and to break 2 hours on my half-marathon!

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    I plan to start training for another half

  329. 331
    Jennifer de Ridder says

    My 2015 goal is to run a race with my hubby. He loves OCR and I am going to try one with him.

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    I’m already signed up for another half marathon……i’m thinking of doing another full in the fall….Richmond maybe??! :)

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    Rachel Schlosser says

    My run happy resolution for 2015 is to start running. I recently lost alot of weight and have started to jog a little since it’s much easier now and I don’t hurt anymore.

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    I plan to run happy by bringing the fun back into my running.

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    I just started running last week after only doing elliptical and yoga for years

  334. 336

    I really want to run my first marathon in 2015! 26.2 when I am 26 this year! I have A LOT of training to do

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    Continue to push my running game while keeping it interesting with lots of different cross training via Class Pass (my new obsession!).

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    i plan to run happy by just running for the joy of it and not just because i have to get 30 min of workout in

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    I was ill recently and just started getting back into running/walking! So my goal is to always just run happy and be thankful my body is able to run:)

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    I plan to Run Happy in 2015 by training for my second marathon! Haven’t made a decision yet, but really looking forward to getting back on track!

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    Allison Galassie says

    I plan to run happy by actually attempting to run outside in the winter. I’ve been against it out of principle that I freeze easily and my lungs hurt in the cold, but I need to get used to it because my treadmill runs are just not cutting it. I’ve been phoning it in on them because I get so bored!

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    Incorporate more running in my workouts.

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    I plan to run happy by getting back into running after I finish recovering from a few injuries. Hooray!

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    I will run Happy in 2015 as we meet our goal of 1000 miles for the year

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    Running Happy with my Hubby and dogs for 1000 mile goal

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    Looking to keep up the running thru out grad school & full-time work

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    Jillian Chance says

    I am going to incorporate some strength training to build endurance and strength.

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    i want to run happy by training for another half marathon :)

  347. 349

    My goal this year is to step up my speed! No more trotting along!

  348. 350

    In 2015, my plan is to run outside year around. The cold MN winters have scared me away in the past, but this winter I’ve been running outside and really enjoying it!

  349. 351

    I really want to get back into running next year!

  350. 352

    I have my eyes set on a 10k!!

  351. 353

    My Run Happy Resolution for 2015 is to sign up for and run a 5k!

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    Great review! I plan to run happy with my new pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14’s. I would love the gloves but any addition to my winter running gear would be much appreciated!

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    My running goals for 2015 would be to do another 10K. I’ve been slacking in the running department and need to get back into it!

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    Ran my first half this summer and finished in 2:37 :) Getting back to training and planning to break 2:30 this year (but of course if I beat 2:15 I’ll be even happier!)

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    My goals for 2015 are to be more consistent and be less afraid of being a little uncomfortable (aka speed work)

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    I plan to run happy in 2015 by completing my first half marathon! Wahoo!

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    Stephanie W says

    My 2015 running goal is to run a second (and possibly 3rd!) half marathon and improve my time from my first 1/2!

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    My 2015 resolution is to up my mileage, and maybe finally tackle a marathon!

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    Rachel Kerrigan says

    I’m training for my 2nd half marathon in 2015!

  360. 362

    My 2015 running goal is to run outside more!

  361. 363

    My resolution is to run my second half!

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    My Run Happy goal this year is a new marathon PR. My current PR is from 2012… yikes! Hoping to achieve it at the Paris Marathon in April!

  363. 365

    Not solely running, but I had a baby in October and I’m hoping to get back into shape by training for a sprint triathlon. My husband does Olympic and half distance, and I sort of want in on the fun.

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    to run! I’ve gotten out of the habit after injuries knocked me down, but I’m really trying to get back in the game, however slowly!

  365. 367

    My 2015 goals are to continue doing speed workouts- just started doing them after a long break :) and to complete a triathlon!

  366. 368

    I’m running the Boston Marathon! I plan to run happily during the (cold) training.

  367. 369

    Running happy in 2015 means getting to the starting line of my first marathon injury-free! (Second times’s a charm?)

  368. 370

    Running happy in 2015 means actually sticking with a training program! I tend to fall off the bandwagon too easily these days :)

  369. 371

    My goal is to stay consistent with my running!

  370. 372

    My plan to run happy includes running with a goal-I’ve only ever raced 5k so am planning a 10k race and looking at a potential 1/2 marathon too!

  371. 373

    My plan to run happy is to run at least three days a week in 2015!

  372. 374

    I plan to run happy in 2015 by recruiting friends to run with me. Best if they’re up for early mornings, but I’ll take what I can get!

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    Run a pr in the NYC Half Marathon!

  374. 376

    I want to start running. I am going to start slow and build from that!

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    I’m running a half with friends in KC!

  376. 378

    I plan to run! After tearing cartilage in my hip, I haven’t run in over 7 months. Next week will be my first run since May. It’s the best Christmas present I’m getting this year!

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    Planning on doing more running in beautiful Yellowstone and training for some triathlons!

  378. 380

    Hoping to stay healthy and run longer and longer races, maybe even up to 100 miles. Here’s hoping!

  379. 381

    My run happy resolution is to just run! Every mile counts.

  380. 382

    I plan on running happy this year by training for (and completing) my first marathon!

  381. 383

    My Run Happy resolution is to train for and complete an Ultra marathon. I’m eyeing one on my birthday in July! (Now I just need to sign up…and make a training plan!)

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    I plan to run happy with my new baby who will be born in March 2015 in her jogger stroller!

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    I’m going to try to be more consistent and run more races so I always have a goal to work towards! 2015 is going to be a great year!

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    Barbara Needles says

    My running resolution is to begin training for my first full marathon.

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    My goal is to at least go for a walk every day

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    I will run happy in 2015 by setting new running goals and enjoying the scenery along the way!

  387. 389

    My goal is to run my first half marathon this year. I plan to run happy by taking my baby girl along for some of my runs in her stroller.

  388. 390

    My goal is to be more regular with my running. I recently took and 2nd shift position, and my workouts have been getting pushed to the side it seems.

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    My goal is to walk on my treadmill a few times a week and to use it as a time to catch up on shows : )

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    My resolution is for 2015 to be the year of being healthier. I’ve skipped too many workouts this year due to stress, laziness, or being busy. But I hope that will change, starting with running at least a mile a day and meeting my 10K step count.

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    Get out and run no matter my mood or the weather!

  392. 394

    I’m planning to start training for my second sprint triathalon!

  393. 395

    I just want to get out and run! Maybe meet some other mother runners or train for and run a half. I keep it simple!

  394. 396

    Training with a coach for the first time!!

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