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Motivation For Your Monday: ExtraOrdinary Runner Award for July

Posted Jul 28 2008 4:11am

Need a little kickstart to your running this week?   Take a few minutes to readMel's story.

Mel (aka:m0mmymel) is the winner of our July ExtraOrdinary Runner of the Month Award.  In July, she took a few minutes to tell us her story of how as a single mom she came back from brain surgery for seizures, quit smoking and started running.   And after just a year, she has now done many races, including her first half marathon.    But my short summary doesn't do it justice, so clickhereand read it for yourself.

And as our winner, she receives a $100 gift certificatetoOnLineShoes.com.   OnLineShoes.com continues to be a great partner of the Lounge.   They have a great selection and at fabulous prices.  If you haven't stopped by to pick up a pair of shoes, stop by today.

The theme for this week in the Lounge isLook Back, Look Ahead.  As you look at what you have accomplished so far this year,don't forget to add your great storiesto theInspirational Story section.   We built the section to be THE "library" or archive for Ordinary Runners stories.   No story is too big or too small.   Please take a minute to read the great stories and then add your own on:

In addition to adding some inspiration for other runners, you become eligible to win a pair of shoes from OnLineShoes.com.   And what runner can't use a new pair of shoes?

If you still need a nudge to keep you running this week,check out the great posts from last week'sTake It and Run Thursday.  Each week, many Loungers stop by and contribute great articles for our topics.  But last week ... WOW!   They are over the top great!   The topic last week was "Overcoming the Tough Stuff" andeach contributor took the time to talk about what is hard about their running and how they overcome it.  The tips are valuable, but I also walked away after reading them feeling very inspired.  It was comforting to know that running isn't easy all the time for other runners either.

And congrats toIn MotionandBobAllenfor being the winners of our drawing from TIART for an autographed book from Amby Burfoot and a Runners' Lounge Tshirt.

Wishing you great runs this week!

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