the road to new york

Had intended to do about 8 to 10 miles, but the day was so nice, a bright warm late summer afternoon with a hint of fall breeze mixing in with the sunlight, continued on in the park for 13 miles in all.  The legs were tired but gained strength in the last 5 miles to finish the run strong.  Was worth going the extra couple miles, will pull back on another day.  Now ready for the week ahead.

Disney XD on Twitter
“It’s time to Remember the Falls! Four days of #GravityFalls PLUS new fanfic from Soos! https://t.co/Sw1c9Ev5kr”

So it looks like Disney XD will be having a Gravity Falls marathon February 17th with (maybe) a new short from Soos?

Though even if the latter turns out to not be true, lets just take a moment to admire these little paper cutout puppets from this promo:

Look at these dorks.


Kathrine Switzer, first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, is racing it this year

  • Women haven’t exactly crossed the finish line when it comes to gender equality, but we’ve certainly come a long way since Kathrine Switzer first hit the pavement at the Boston Marathon.
  • It was 1967 when Switzer, then a 20-year-old journalism student at Syracuse University, became the first woman to officially enter the historic marathon.
  • At the time, women were woefully marginalized in the world of athletics. 
  • According to CNN, Switzer had been training with the men’s cross-country team at Syracuse when she decided to enter the race, with little encouragement from her coach. 
  • In her memoir, Switzer recalled the Syracuse coach telling her the 26-mile marathon was too long for a “fragile woman.”
  • During the marathon in ‘67, race director Jock Semple chased Switzer down and ripped her bib off of her.
  • Now, after running 39 marathons, 70-year-old Switzer will run in this year’s Boston Marathon — wearing the same bib number an angry man tried to rip from her 50 years ago. Read more (4/17/17 11:26 AM)


It seems the Journey of our heroic Samurai has finally come to an end. 

He trained for a long time to become the physical specimen he was but would his training actually work in real life? 

or would it Absolutely Kill you, Well Today we analyze Samurai Jack’s Training

 and see how effective it would be if attempted in real life in another installment of ‘Would that Workout"


Women in Tehran protest marathon rules, risk arrest and run their own race

  • After what could only be months of training, a group of female runners checked their emails a few weeks ago to find that they wouldn’t be allowed to run in TehRUN, a 26-mile marathon that took place on Friday.
  • According to the Independent, the marathon’s organizers informed the women they were being banned from the race because of a rule that says men and women can’t participate in sporting events together. 
  • The outlet reported there had been “several confusing updates” on the race’s official policy, but in essence, organizers said any woman who wished to still compete in TehRUN would have to run on an indoor track if they wanted to run the full-distance marathon. 
  • On race day, however, it emerged that women could take part in the 10 kilometre run but not the half marathon or full marathon, and those still wishing to complete the full distance would have to use an indoors sports stadium track instead. Read more. (4/10/2017 3:20 PM)

anonymous asked:


You have two humans, two individuals, who are going through a ritual. They are sitting at a table. They’re absolutely silent. They’re making no eye contact, and they do nothing more physically taxing than every now and then, one of them picks up their hand and moves a little piece of wood on the table. And if these happen to be the right two individuals in the middle of a chess grandmaster tournament, these people are maintaining blood pressure for six hours running that you only see in a marathon runner. These people are going through thousands of calories a day doing nothing more than thinking. (x)

A few person asked the lolirock team how Izira look on earth, her colors etc… Teamlolirock transmitted me these questions and so… As I worked as colorist on Lolirock, I made a little fanart of Izira.

This is not an official version of Izira, of course. This is how I see her on Earth.

I hope you’ll like it! :-)

In her first running of the Boston Marathon, Edna Kiplagat powered across the finish line of the Boston Marathon this month nearly a minute ahead of her closest rival. Kiplagat made the 26.2 mile outing look like a spirited jog in the park. She even clocked a blazingly fast 5:02 minute mile at the 20-mile mark of Boston’s storied road race.

And now, as she does after every major race, she’s taking two weeks off.

“I’m in my second week of that right now relaxing at home with my husband,” she says when reached by phone at her farm outside Eldoret, Kenya, in the western highlands. “In the afternoon, we take our children to play. My son likes golf. And my daughter likes swimming. We take them to the Eldoret Club for two hours, then come home.”

Boston Champ Juggles Marathons, 5 Kids, Kenyan Farm

Photo: John Tlumacki/Boston Globe via Getty Images