1. Robbie Andrews, Mike Rutt, and Donn Cabral came and spoke to us and they were great.

    Mike and Robbie focused too much on giving us running advice and didn’t tell us enough about their story. Anyone can tell you to communicate with your coach and train hard and find what works. But only they can inspire us with their personal story. However, they were still awesome.

    Donn Cabral did an amazing job of telling us his story and giving great advice through that. He also was very himself and wasn’t afraid to let us know how weird he is.

     

  2. Running Camp: Day 3

    Running camp is going super well!

    Woke up and had a nice run with my group. Played some ping pong. Lunch was delicious but came at a bad time.

    We had Reddish Knob to do that afternoon, despite me wanting to destroy that weird taco nacho stuff and chicken quesadillas.

    Reddish Knob was TOUGH but such an accomplishment and so much fun. It’s really special to do it with 400 people.

    Our speakers Julia Lucas and Frances Koons were awesome too.

     

  3. Running Camp: Day 2

    My lord what a day. Woke up and met my group. They’re an awesome bunch of kids that are really cool, and I know we are going to have tons of fun.

    Attended some good talks on form as well as sport physiology.

    Connected with a bunch of the counselors here.

    Had an awesome run with the group in the afternoon.

    I absolutely love this camp.

     

  4. Running Camp! The Beginning

    So running camp started yesterday! There’s a ton of new counselors, so that means making new friends, which is cool.

    My roommate runs for William and Mary and is super cool. We stayed up a whole talking about random stuff like dragonball z and Ramadan.

    I find out who is in my group today and that’s always a good time. And the kids on my floor are really cool and well behaved.

    RUNNING CAMP!!!!

    P.S. Sorry for my hiatus. I was taking some recovery time from running because I am stupid and ran too much. But I’m trying to get back into it.

     
  5. be-dumb-just-run:

    a-pure-guts-race:

    angel-likes-running:

    maddies-miles:

    Posting this because on my run today a woman yelled from her Jeep as she was driving, “Put some clothes on!”

    I wish I had the opportunity to tell her how it feels to hear that. YOU try running six miles on the streets in 80+ temps and come back to me and tell me that yea, wearing a sticky, itchy, and down right uncomfortable shirt is a good idea. 

    Body shaming is just so aggravating.  All I’m trying to do is run in the most comfortable way possible. I’m not showing off, I’m not aiming to be provocative, I’m not even wearing tight spandex. But who cares if I was? Who cares if I wanted to flaunt my body? It’s my body and I have every right.

    You’re wearing even more clothes than I do. People suck.

    I just don’t understand it… why go out of your way to yell something like that out of your car?? What good are you doing in the world? Does it make feel all high-and-mighty? This has happened to me too many times before. (In fact, one time I was running with a few of the girls on the team and we actually got, “SLUT!” from a car. Yep.)

    I hate people. Keep doin your thing,girls! People are so rude that they feel entitled to spoil someone’s mood when they’re just doing the thing they love

    (via arcadiaxc)

     
  6. the-wistful-collectivist:

    slimluciano:

    cocoamoon:

    deusx-machina:

    storming-s:

    amadrei:

    marimboo:

    alacritousheart:

    This is in my Economics textbook

    This is fucked up

    if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.

    a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).

    a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.

    a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.

    tell me again why feminism isn’t important.

    I am personally offended to the highest degree

    "The wage gap doesn’t really exist." Fucking yeah right.

    hmmm

    Now let’s break it down by race.

    this is why women outnumber men in college. A vast majority of women need college for a higher income vs men.

    Not sure why I’m reblogging this, but maybe it’s because I get annoyed when people twist facts to support their own beliefs. First of all, I am a feminist. I believe men and women should have equal rights, opportunities, wages, etc. There is no reason they shouldn’t. Second, that says AVERAGE INCOME. Notice they are NOT comparing a man and a woman of the SAME job, just of the same education. Due to our societal beliefs, women are more likely to stay at home and not work to take care of kids. Even if they don’t have a child, more often than not a man will provide financially for a women than the other way around. Not saying I agree with that, but that is the norm of our society. That MAY be a reason why the female incomes are far lower than the men - a man is more likely to work. However, we all know that women DO make less than men at the same job. These numbers are just a bit inflated in that regard. On the other hand, you could infer this data to mean that men receive more job opportunities and higher paid positions because they are men - so that sucks.

    (Source: graceinoveralls, via ordinaryisextraordinary)

     

  7. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick nasty brah

    Woke up with a nasty cold and a super stuffy and runny nose. Was able to get out for a run, but didn’t swim or do yoga. I feel better tonight maybe I’ll do some outside or something.

    But yeah, I did kind of a walk run thing for my run because my legs felt like crap. I’m in such a funk and it sucks, especially since I have a 50 mile race late August that I haven’t really trained for.

    Oh well. LIFE GOES ON

     
  8. running-crossfitting-adventuring:

    Seriously, who looks so happy at mile 22?

    Don’t forget to vote!

    Yo, GO VOTE FOR HER! Get a runblr on the cover of RunnersWorld.

    Vote. Reblog.

     

  9. Bet Your Bottom Dollar

    Tomorrow, I’m going to RUN, SWIM, and do YOGA.

    Forrizzle.

     

  10. Come on

    Made it all of 2.35 miles yesterday before I had to stop and walk a good amount. My legs were KILLING ME! And it wasn’t soreness or tightness - it was deadness. They were fucking dead…again. So I need to really do some light stuff - yoga, swimming, etc. And short light running to recover in time for running camp in less than two weeks. It was probably that stupid DC run that did me in. I’m so stupid.

    Anyway, I learned that doing yoga to The Black Keys makes it fun. 

     
  11. Homemade Moroccan dinner :)

     

  12. My asscrack is chafed.

     
  13. I did a little DC tour on my run this morning. I ran from my aunts house which is like 3.5 miles from the mall. I was only going to run for an hour, but I was persistent in seeing all I wanted to see. So I ran on in the crazy humidity and it was KILLER. I was walking a lot and was super dehydrated and tired as sweaty. Ended up being 2 hours and 10 minutes. Oh well, it was fun to see everything!

     
  14. I did a little DC tour on my run this morning. I ran from my aunts house which is like 3.5 miles from the mall. I was only going to run for an hour, but I was persistent in seeing all I wanted to see. So I ran on in the crazy humidity and it was KILLER. I was walking a lot and was super dehydrated and tired as sweaty. Ended up being 2 hours and 10 minutes. Oh well, it was fun to see everything!

     

  15. Male runner problems:

    Your mom gives you your sister’s running shorts from the laundry…