first day of practice tomorrow!
technically it’s paper turn it, but we’ll do an unnofficial run anyways. maybe through the fountians on the college campus near by (: then play some sardines- the official game of rams xc. SO EXCITED. i went to rach’s house today and we had a water fight, then got online to try and find some good tshirt quotes for our girl’s team shirts. we found a few we liked, but...
weight-obsessed: I want to follow all the runners out there! I don’t care if you’ve been running all your life, or just started today. I don’t care if you’re a sprinter, or a marathon runner. I don’t care if you’re underweight, or overweight. I just want to follow other runners so reblog!:)
back from xc camp!
probably one of the greatest weeks of my life. i’ll follow up with some stories & some interesting info/lessons we got over the course of the week, but it’s just way to much to tell at one time. so. much. fun.
GOOD ENOUGH ISN’T
i wear asics. cross country, track, spikes.. when i wear one pair out i get another pair of asics. i love how nikes look… although they seem like more of a cross training shoes. they’re so awesome looking. my uncle got an awesome pair of grey and neon ones for like, $30 at bobs. we don’t have bob’s where i live, but i really want a pretty pair of nikes. without having to...
well, it is summer after all, and i’ve literally been travelling all of july. i’m heading to xc camp tomorrow… and it’s been a consistent 95-105 degrees here with high humidity. hopefully i don’t die. keep running everyone!
lose yourself: in the music. the moment. you want it. you better never let it go. you only get one shot… [ultimate pump up song]
when it hurts, make it hurt more
thank goodness i found running. or it found me. whoever made the introduction, i am forever indebted to you. when i’m in a terrible mood, i can run. if someone hurt me, i just make it hurt more. but not in my head, or in my heart. in my calves. my arms. my thighs. my abs. pain is weakness leaving the body, and i want to be strong. the trails don’t care what you look like, what you...
whining is a waste of oxygen you’re about to need a lot of
There’s something so universal about that sensation, the way running unites our...– Christopher McDougall (Born to Run)
reading born to run via google books preview
…yeah. i’m that girl.
i’m so used to using my elastic waistband on spandex/ running shorts at meets, practices, around the house, etc for carrying my phone that i have to remind myself that’s what pockets are for on regular shorts. hahaha, runner girl problems. ps: why do guy’s athletic shorts (not short shorts, just regular ones) have pockets and girl’s don’t?
week of july 4- july 9
monday: didn’t run (fourth of july shenanigans) tuesday: 4.5 miles around lake wednesday: 40 minutes hard paced thursday: 35 minutes moderate with fast kick at the end friday: 35 minutes moderate. got honked at by a lot of creepy construction workers. that will be the last time we don’t run in the woods for a while… saturday: gunna be in the car for a while, might be able to...
one of the best blogs ever...
what do you really want?
I could stay the way that I am. I am healthy and fit and generally accepting of the way I look. I won’t die if I stop trying so hard and if I remain in my size 3/4 jeans. But there is a quote in one of my favorite books: I had blonde hair that got much lighter in the summer time, slightly green if I swam too much, which didn’t bother me because I was a total track rat, the kind of girl to...
manmukh: I wouldn’t call myself an “active person” but ugh I love the feeling I get after working out for like half an hour. I feel like I can breathe better and it’s like I sweated out all of the shitty feelings that I have and ugh I just wish I cared more
find of the day
i was at dick’s sporting goods, and on clearance they had a women’s adidas polyester training jacket on sale for $20, originally $45. bargains on nice athletic clothes = awesome. too bad it’s 85 degrees with 80% humidity.
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and...– Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile (via goneonarun)
do you smell bacon, i smell bacon?
plus about having your home xc course go through a campground: it’s shady minus about having your home xc course go through a campground: if you run it in the summer, there will be people camping. so this morning, as we were running along the trail that leads to the campground, i turned to rach: “do you smell bacon? i smell bacon” “and pancakes”...
oftentimes i find it ironic that i blog about...
it’s all about balance i guess, hahaha
week of june 27 - july 2
monday: 4 miles moderate tuesday: didn’t run (shhhhh…. i had a dentists appointment and it was reallllyyyy hot & humid later) wednesday: 3 miles fast thursday: 4.5 miles hard-paced friday: 4.5-4.75? moderate/hard paced saturday: 5k xc course plus add on [hasn’t happened yet though, hahah] basically this is the first week since i took the assigned 2 week hiatus after...
we’ve been holding unofficial conditioning practices for xc since school let out, although when having 5 people come out is a good day, it’s less of a practice and more of a ‘let’s not run by ourselves’ type thing. which is fine, because i’ve run everyday this week, and if i stay on track, i’ll be in tip top shape before official practice begins in...