run about

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run about

1. To run haphazardly or in different directions in an area. Primarily heard in UK. We took the kids to the park so they could run about for a couple of hours.
2. By extension, to be exceptionally busy doing many different tasks or activities, especially in several different locations. Primarily heard in UK. I've been running about all afternoon getting things for Carol's party this evening. I can't wait for the weekend. I've had to run about all week getting little jobs done for my boss, and I'm exhausted!
See also: run
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I mentioned that I was going to run about half the race with Governor Huckabee.
I run about 25 miles per week, with a weekly long run on a combination of road and fairly rocky trails with quite of bit of elevation gain and loss.
If you run about a 10-minute mile pace and weigh approximately 170 pounds, this would mean that you burn around 2,080 calories (13 calories/minute times 10 minutes times four miles times four days a week).
Start out with walking, then jogging, until you can comfortably run about 40% of your usual non-race preparation workout.
I cross train with upper body workouts three times a week, run about 20 miles a week, and until recently, ran marathons regularly I still compete in shorter races, and often win in my age group (I am 62 years old).