marathon running

As I sit here, eating my tenth homemade oatmeal cookie of the day (I haven’t kept track but I wouldn’t be surprised) I realize the amount of calories I have consumed in the past week is staggering.

Even my boyfriend was disgusted impressed with my inhalation of an entire pizza on Sunday night. All thanks to girl hormones and peak marathon training coming together at the same time. 

@metalgf My fave venus sign 👻🏹 I’m not being bias I truly love ppl w air venus placements I think they’re so charming and witty and communicative and active and when U get them really feeling for you it’s the best feeling in the world. It’s a no. 1 trophy it’s running a marathon and not breaking a sweat it’s waking up in the morning after mad drinking w no hangover I LOVE. THEM.


Diva 💁🏼 Run HM 2017 - Week 2: Day 2

Today’s run was an easy 2 miles done at an 11:01 pace. The weather is finally getting cooler and we are expecting rain any day now so the ocean has been super pretty lately. I took the scenic route tonight to sneak a peak at the waves.

In other news, we got a super basic oven range with our condo and wanted to upgrade so we sold that one on craigslist on Friday and bought the one we wanted from Best Buy that same day and long story short Best Buy screwed up and we won’t get it until tomorrow instead of Monday like we planned. So tonight we are attempting to cook dinner in our crockpot. We may not be eating until 9 or 10 tonight. Oh well… so looking forward to getting the new pretty range and cooking all the things on it.

anonymous asked:

While I am no fan of the couple and how they use pregnancy as a pr tool, I'd like to point out, having a baby is an achievement, especially if you are diagnosed with infertility or have difficult pregnancies. Now, that being said, I SERIOUSLY doubt that is the case for them or they wouldn't stunt it like they do, and it's another reason this whole thing leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.

I suppose if achievement means “to complete something” then yes, growing and birthing a human is an achievement.

I was thinking more like an achievement being something you work hard to accomplish, like earning a college degree, running a marathon, climbing a mountain, stuff like that.  If this case the only hard work SH did is convincing BC she was on birth control ;-) 


Here’s how human athletes (our very BEST human athletes) measure up against a few other members of the animal kingdom. We don’t look too good.

BUT there is one physical activity where humans actually do pretty well. In fact, we might be better than every other species on planet earth. Watch Skunk Bear’s latest video to learn more:

Useful running technique to take you to the next level

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Marathon runners eat your hearts out — The Tendai Monks of Mt. Hiei.

The Tendai Monks of Mt. Hiei in Japan are an ancient Buddhist order that trace their origins as far back 806 AD.  Masters of mental and physical discipline, among their regular meditation and religious worship, the Tendai Monks practice an ancient endurance challenge that ranks as one of the most grueling endurance challenges of all human history.

The Tendai Monks like to prove their mental discipline through acts of physical endurance.  These devoted Buddhists take the saying, “where the mind goes, the body will follow” to the highest extreme.  Called the “Kaihogyo” (circling the mountain), the Tendai Monks walk a series of roads and trails which circle Mt. Hiei.  The full Kaihogyo takes seven years to complete altogether, with the first year being a trial period, and the remaining six being the ultimate challenge.

Most monks typically only do the first year of the Kaihogyo, which is a challenge in itself.  In that year the monks walk 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) a day for 100 consecutive days.  During the walk, the monks only take breaks to pray or meditate at the various shrines that circle Mt. Hiei.  When walking the monks wear their traditional monastic garb, as well as hand woven straw sandals for footwear.   

If a monk completes the first year of the Kaihogyo, he may petition the elder monks to complete the remaining six years of the challenge.  Originally in ancient and medieval Japan, there was no turning back after being accepted to complete the Kaihogyo.  Those who failed to complete the challenge committed ritual suicide.  Today in modern Japan, the suicide clause of the Kaihogyo has been removed from the challenge.

The remaining of the Kaihogyo follows as thus, on years 2 and 3 the monk must walk 30 km a day for 100 consecutive days.  On years 4 and 5 the monk must walk 30 km a day for 200 consecutive days.  On year 6 the monk must walk 60 km (37.3 miles) a day for 100 consecutive days.  Finally on year 7 the monk must walk a whopping 84 km a day (52.2 miles) for a consecutive 100 days, followed by a “cooling off” period of 30 km a day for 100 consecutive days.  During “rest periods” of the year, the monk is expected to complete all his monastic duties, such as administering to the public, meditating, worshiping, conducting scholarly studies, and completing chores around the monastery.

Those who complete Kaihogyo will have certainly achieved an amazing feet, walking 38,500 kilometers (23,860.7 miles).  That’s only about 1,500 km short of walking the circumference of the Earth.  Few have ever completed the challenge.  In fact since 1885 only 46 monks have successfully completed the full 1,000 days.  One of the oldest was a monk named Yusai Sakai, who completed the Kaihogyo at the age of 60 in 1987.  


“run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings. run like hell my dear, from anyone likely to put a sharp knife into the sacred, tender vision of your beautiful heart.” ~hafiz

this. this has been seven years in the making. two months of running. no injuries, no pain. not fast, but running. seven years of countless “i don’t know what we can do anymore,” and “maybe your body isn’t capable of running.” 

finding out i had been silently battling lyme’s disease for years was the weirdest mixture of relief and fear i have ever experienced - realizing i had a reason and an explanation was gratifying, but wondering what that would mean going forward was intimidating. but here i am today, 3 months lyme’s free, and helping my body grow into the best version it can be. like i said - i’m not running fast - but it’s thirty magnificent, breathless minutes of running with seven years of gratitude in each step.

p.s. a tremendous thank you to @championsaremade and @rachaeldee - thank you for being gloriously inspirational beams of light, hope, and motivation. it has been nothing but encouraging and empowering to see you, christiana, conquer your injury and come back with even more fire and passion than ever. and rachael, watching you dominate your marathon and continue blossoming into the gorgeous go-getter you are today has been so unbelievably wonderful. you both are such beautiful souls that inspire so many people to continue striving to be the best they can be. thank you both for encouraging so many people to fearlessly chase their dreams.

{my beautiful bracelet courtesy of dan - my biggest fan and dearest supporter}

So I splurged and bought the official race pics & honestly… who looks this happy while running a marathon!?? (apparently I do)

Running gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. (granted, the race was still young at this point, as was I… & I believe this was taken around mile 8-9. Back when I was naive and cheerful and blissfully unaware of the pains that awaited me between miles 21-24)

Still though. I think this very accurately depicts my feelings towards running…sweaty and smiley! #happylittlemarathoner