I’m okay with sucking because I get up and I do it. Every day. And every day, I...– AndreAnna at Bodies in Motivation is a Crossfitter with a great attitude. (via 94monkeys)
Your Perfect Tempo →
I need to learn how to do this!
Monday morning thoughts
I’m really starting to like yoga. I only practice it once a week, and I think it would be better if I do it on my off-running days. Although yes, my ITB still gives me trouble but not like it used to. It’s more tolerable, and I can walk normally and painlessly after a run. This morning I was gunning for at least 9 km, but ended up doing only 7.7 km at a slow pace. I wonder...
This is it!
My officemate and I signed up yesterday for the Adidas King of the Road on October 24. Time to get serious with my training. 10K, here I come!
This morning I was able to run 5.5 km progressively faster, which only proved my theory that if you keep pushing, sooner or later something’s got to give (thankfully, it wasn’t my legs). Now, if only I could improve on my speed… I’ve been running for 7 months now. Can I reward myself with a Garmin yet? :) Have a great weekend ahead, everyone!
neon-spandex asked: My 10k is Nov 6 - a week before my birthday. I was really nervous when I signed up, having really only run 5ks to date. But then the other night I ran a full 50 minutes (though not at "race pace") and felt great. Totally encouraging! I would suggest, if you're toying with the idea, to find one your feel comfortable with that's far enough (but not too far away) and just go get...
Don’t judge your running by your speed.– Amby Burfoot, The Principles of Running
The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles...– Jesse Owens
I had a great weekend! I was on leave from work last Friday, and I was able to get some stuff done. Saturday morning I went to my yoga class, and in the afternoon I attended the D-group (discipleship group) meeting. I had been feeling restless and unfocused the past few weeks, and being there with my fellow D-group members comforted me and blessed me. Sunday morning, I attended the Sunday service...
Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training,...– George Sheehan
Thanks to all who replied to my eating question. As a newbie runner, I still struggle with my eating habits. It’s not that I want to lose weight or get thinner… I just want to be in my best form when I run. I want to feel as if my feet have wings (or that my shoes do — how cool are the kicks below?!). I read about this challenge on FitSugar, and I wanna do it. Now, what shall...
Circle of Life →
I love this piece by Kristin Armstrong. One of my favorite parts: Birthdays are referred to as “mile markers.” Runners love those, too: Ticking off miles means making progress. And runners don’t dread entering a new “age group”—as I will next year—because that means being the youngest in a new set of competitors, setting new masters PRs, and adding five minutes...
Your two cents?
What food do you try to avoid and think does nothing for your running and fitness? See, I ran 5.5 km this morning and my legs felt like logs. I think that it has something to do with my love affair with junk food - chips and sweets (cake, pastries, ice cream, cookies…). Do share your eating habits!
I’ve been very lax in my training recently. I think I’m in a funk. I set the alarm at 6:15 am every other day but I snooze it until it’s too late to run. Last week, I ran only once! Maybe signing up for Adidas King of the Road on October 24 will motivate me to take my training more seriously. Registration starts on the 24th and I’m still undecided if I have enough guts to...
How Running Affects Your Body: Weird Science →
Quite an informative and entertaining read. Parts I liked: 18. Why do I feel like a genius after a run? Perhaps the biggest benefit of a great 10-K is that, postrun, you’re sure you could score 1,600 on the SATs (2,400 if you’re under 25) —or at least improve. and 20. At the end of a long run or race, why do I question the meaning of life? I had a client who told me at the...
Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are...– Hal Higdon
Thought for the day
Why is it that when I’m not running all I wanna do is run, but when I’m running all I wanna do is stop?
@idontgetrunnershigh and billhinton
Thank you so much for your insightful answers. Now I have a better idea of the often heard “Listen to your body.” Sometimes it’s hard when you don’t have anyone to talk to about running, you know? So glad there’s Dailymile and Tumblr. :)
Eat, Pray, Run: Meh →
billhinton: idontgetrunnershigh: I hadn’t been able to run the past week and it was awful. Awful! At first, I missed running days because I was busy with family stuff - sister came in from out of town and there was a party. Then I missed running days because of the weather! Monday night - I slept early (well, early for me is… The worst thing you ever want to hear, but maybe the best...
I hadn’t been able to run the past week and it was awful. Awful! At first, I missed running days because I was busy with family stuff - sister came in from out of town and there was a party. Then I missed running days because of the weather! Monday night - I slept early (well, early for me is 11:30 pm) so I could wake up early the next day. Tuesday morning - I did wake up quite early...