they can’t all be good

But this one was GREAT.

The weather was perfect. post rain, clouds blocking the sun, temps ideal.

I went out to do 5, and did 7.

Yesterday was hot and humid. I rain 5 with karen and walked probably 30%?

Anywho. Always go for a run because sometimes it is really, really good.

Marathon training week 15 workout 7: 20 mile long run.

Boom! It’s taper time y'all!!!!

I did an out and back and the way out was uphill into insane wind and the way back was downhill and with the wind which meant big negative splits and my last mile was my fastest at 8:54!! And I saw beautiful fall colors and zombies and @malloryrunsthis so overall it was a really good run. MUCH better than I expected.

Feeling good right now!

Twas the night before PSACs..

And I still cant believe I made it this far…

Especially after the month I’ve just went through.

Tomorrow can possibly be the last time I ever run as a Mountaineer and a Collegiate Athlete.

My college career may be something I’m not athletically too proud of, but its certainly taught me ALOT about myself.

It’s crazy what you can learn about yourself while running a long still drunk, ellipticaling 80 mins straight or aqua jogging. 

You also learn how much you value yourself and your studies or even sleep.

I know I haven’t made perfect life decisions but it’s how my life was supposed to be.

I cant look back and say “what if I did run nationals my freshman yea” or “what if i never broke my feet and/or dated Chris”

This is what my college career was supposed to be.

It was supposed to be something that I didn’t want and teach me I don’t always get what I want.

It was supposed to show me I can’t be the greatest at everything and to make sacrifices.

It was supposed to help me see my true colors and learn how to deal with my mental “illnesses”.

Life isn’t perfect & neither was my college career.

I wouldn’t trade this crazy ride for anything. 

That was my journey…

It was full of ups & downs, twists & turns, and I never ceased to get through it. 

On Heaven
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“Delicious autumn! My very soul wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
- George Elliot
🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 Like running in an oil painting, this trail turns into Autumn’s version of a winter wonderland in October.
It’s paved with gold for a few weeks each year, and has always been one of my best thinking places, somewhere I’ve felt close to God and a place I can’t help running with my heart, where the trees provide the music as the wind blows through and fish jump in the river along side. I’m convinced it’s one of the most magical places on earth. Running heaven.
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. October 22, 2016 at 11:57AM


A humid 2 miles today with temps in the 70s and humidity at 90%! My GPS was a little wonky today but still solid run.

As I stepped outside, it started pouring so I grabbed my running windbreaker. Of course half a mile in, it stopped and here I was running with a super light but still long sleeves so… it got SO hot.

Good way to start off the weekend for sure! All sweats and smiles.


What was s'pose to be a 3-mile recovery turned into a rain-soaked 5-miler. I think that rain gave me life though because those last 3 miles seemed pretty effortless. It started pouring really good during mile 3, so I sped up a bit to get to some tree-lined neighborhood streets to break it up. Most definitely a smooth effort in the rain for sure. Can’t complain at all. Tomorrow, I get to go a lil longer. Looking forward to that!

Until tomorrow…Peace.Love.Run