A very long time ago, before this blog, young women like runningonoatmeal and mmountainrunner, were very gracious to give me helpful fitness and running tips; share tips of speed and strength. I still have one lengthy message from Katie!
When I got injured (IT band + stress fracture), less than a week after I made this blog, I reached out to championsaremade. She, too, has IT band pain. (A degree far worse than I, and I pray she recovers in time for the XC season!) She has been wonderful to talk to, and an absolutely bright spot in the community.
Stepping away from the seriousness,
For kicks and giggles, I want to point you in the direction of run-bassel (his favorite color is blue, guys, and he is fun to chat with), and mediocremileage (a fellow runner ‘married’ to an elite athlete x’D). Oh! Unlike the other two, I never messaged her, but everyone knows pearlbruh‘s hurlarious snapchat running photosets!
From my experience, everyone only has kind words for each other–positive vibes, words of compassion, and helpful advice–and I have never been prouder to be a part of it, no matter how minute my contribution is. Love y’all!
Yesterday this wonderful girl right here completed her first 50K. It’s been a long road battling a broken ankle, surgery and all that fun stuff. By no means did she pick an easy race, with 6000’ of climbing and the race starting at 9,000 feet it was gonna be tough. 10 and ½ hours later, barely able to walk I was able to join her across the finish line. I am so proud of you Alex, you were determined to finish no matter what and that’s one of the most important traits as an ultra runner. Welcome to the club alexlovespancakes