i’m traveling north tomorrow
and i’m going to trail run every day possible in all of the northern states i visit.
i miss greenery and hills and uneven ground beneath my feet.
running for the first time since last tuesday. FINALLY!
Fast Girls Trailer (2012)
Shania, a street smart runner, develops an intense rivalry with ambitious middle class Lisa. Their two worlds collide on the athletics tracks.
Fast Girls Trailer. The movie, directed by Regan Hall and starring Lily James, Noel Clarke and Lenora Crichlow, open in theaters june 15 2012
A TRACK MOVIE OMG
HOLY JESUS, I CAN’T WAIT!!!
THIS LOOKS SOOOO GOOD yayy
i guess anything is better than nothing
todays run = challenging and deathly hot. but i did it!
10.5 mile run in full sun: 88 degree heat + sweltering humidity on the coast. also 6 miles of it were in a straight line.
just about died / passed out. had to walk a couple times in the last two miles to keep going. got the worst side stitch i’ve ever had in the last mile. thankfully i had my heat-acclamated running buddy, jim, there to squirt water on me and throw encouraging words at me.
after a gatorade recover, a banana, and an oreo, i am now ready for a hot shower, a movie, and thennn oodles of homework!
"You might be a runner if…"
Hahah omg I love this so much! Especially #1, 2, 6, 12, 13, 15, 17, 20, and 22, stories of my life :P
yes yes yes! every single one (except 24, i’m too OCD to even want to get started with that..)
i don’t think i could live without running.
so, over these past few weeks i have had a revelation: running is the only way i like to work out.
seriously. i have tried multiple times to get into p90x, weight lifting, hooping, biking. but nothing works as well as running. i just don’t get a rush from those things. there’s no goal at the end except for a nicer body, and i guess that’s not enough motivation for me.
i love running because it challenges me. there’s always a longer distance, a faster race, a harder course to endure. and this fuels me. i thrive off of beating PRs and running with other people. before my sophomore year of college, i would have never believed that i’d ever love running so much, but it’s just so fun!
today, i ran a 10k PR. and i didn’t even expect to. (granted i’ve only run a small handful of 10ks before). i was just doing a training run for fun, and i didn’t even go too hard. it was a small race (about 300 people or so), but having other people around me working towards the same goal was refreshing. i barely run hard, but i finished in 48:46 at an average pace of 7:51/mi.i placed FIRST in the female age group 20-24.
recently, i have not been running a lot because i guess maybe i needed a little break. and i didn’t really have a good group to run with. i just wasn’t making much of an effort. but when i heard about a running group that meets at 6 AM on tuesdays & thursdays, and 7am on saturdays… i had to go. and it was a blast! i loved having an organized workout again. speed drills, tempo runs, etc.
i can’t wait to do another race. i can’t wait to be in good running shape again. i’m so excited!
88 degrees and humid. 5 miles down. booyah!
INSANITY FIT TEST RESULTS
Switch Kicks - 106
(counting each leg as a single kick)
Power Jacks - 51
Power Knees - 73
Globe Jumps - 10
Suicide Jumps - 16
Push-up Jacks - 27
(probably didn’t have great form on these, didn’t go low enough)
Low Plank Obliques - 53
ahh, that was hard. i’m so scared for the actual workouts. haha. now, i’m going to go hoop for a little bit since that was kind of short! and then have my protein shake!
Any time I don’t feel like running 5.5 miles, I think of this.
He is my favourite human, seriously.
I can’t even run a mile hardly good gosh