It takes time to fall in love with running again. It takes runs in the pouring rain, excited conversations with your teammates, running new courses, running familiar ones just for comfort. sometimes falling in love means removing yourself from the science of it all and just feeling it. feeling the run, the pain, the high that comes after. sometimes it means leaving the watch at home and forgetting about pace. falling in love again means forgiveness. sometimes you need to take a step back and realize you are exactly where you need to be. you have been in the darkness before, and you have no reason to fear anything anymore.
Humans are naturally persistence hunters that move in packs who can run longer than their prey and can persevere through bodily injuries. Zombies are basically us imagining what it feels like for animals that are hunted by humans.
I kind of imagine that there was some incident that separated the two boys from Ignis and Gladio. An imperial ship crashed and Noct and Prom ended up being thrown off the edge of steep incline. With the wreckage Gladio and Ignis can’t get around to them so they call out.
I love that trope where one character ends up unconscious but it is the character who is still conscious that is the one who’s the worst hurt.
“Noctis? Prompto? Can you hear us?”
“Y-yeah Gladdy, Noct is out cold.”
“Are you hurt Prompto?” Prompto looks down at his torn shirt where an injury runs from his ribs and down his side.
I’m so excited to finally get to share this AU with you guys!!
This au all happens in a world where the governtment is super corrupted. Everything is controlled by the most powerful corporations and the richest of people. Got money, then you have the power.
Technology is rather advanced and nearly all info is stored as data. However, it’s nearly impossible for rebels to hack into the systems and gather information and proof to fight the system. That’s why there is runners. Runners use parkour to get all over the city, fast and unnoticed, and break into corporations to personally get to the data and information that can help the rebellion.
Exercise is extremely important when it comes to keeping healthy and losing weight. For adults it is suggested that you should do at least 1 hour of exercise per day.
-Swimming provides a great total body workout, while burning a high number of calories (around 600 calories per hour). The common freestyle stroke works well for most people, but using a variety of strokes places emphasis on different muscle groups - the change of intensity will burn more calories.
-Running is a good way to lose body fat as well as improving your fitness. Running burns around 600 calories per hour! It is recommended for beginners that you run at least 3 times a week for around 20-30 minutes per session.
-Cycling involves the same muscles as running, but has the advantage of lower impact of injuries, therefore making it ideal for everyone. Cycling also burns around 600 calories a per hour!
2. Working out at home
You can also work out at home if you feel more comfortable rather than going to a gym. You don’t necessarily need weights but it can be more beneficial to help tone up faster (Bottles of water or cans of beans can be just as good!!)
-30 second plank
-20 walking lunges (10 each leg)
-10 push ups
-Repeat this 3 times.
-Each day try and increase the number of reps you’re doing, for example after 2 days try and do 20 sit-ups, 30 squats and so on.
-Take at least 1 rest day per week!
Remember it’s important to do stretches before and after your workout to reduce muscle pain.
My mental health has been taking a steady dive the past few months, and there are honestly times I would just like to yell at everything in my head to be quiet. Except it doesn't work. Anyways, Anabasis is really, really cathartic for me and I was wondering if you could post anything from it? I don't care what, since literally everything you write for this 'verse does the trick.
Hey anon, I’m really sorry for the week-long wait, and I hope you’ve been coping okay. Writing Anabasis is pretty cathartic for me, so I’m glad it’s good for other people, too.
I really wanted to finish up this section so I could post it for you - hope you like it! This snippet follows immediately after the last snippet I posted. (So I think this marks the first time I’ve posted two bits that actually connect!) It also makes reference to this snippet.
In which Anakin explains his new tattoo, Padmé learns she was baby Vader’s secret hero, and Orn Free Taa should probably start running.
Warnings for discussion of slavery, references to Anakin’s transmitter explosion, and very oblique references to conditioning and abuse of children.
All of that said, this is actually a pretty happy snippet.
They talked in circles for another two hours, and by the
time Padmé saw her guests out, very little had changed. Taa and his cronies
remained unmoved, and still planned to bring their bill to a vote, in spite of
their demonstrated inability to defend it with anything other than easily
debunked talking points. She was still less confident than she’d like to be that
they would fail. But at least they now seemed more sullen than smug. And they’d
kept glancing nervously at Anakin and then away.
He’d joined their meeting ostensibly as an unofficial
representative of the Outer Rim Territories, but he’d referred more often to
Imperial policies than to Tatooine. As political tactics went, it was both
transparent and stunningly effective.
And Padmé would be lying if she said she hadn’t enjoyed
watching it play out.
So she was more than a little surprised when, after the last
of her guests had gone, Anakin turned to her with a set jaw and shuttered eyes
and snapped, “I’m not going to apologize.”
Voltron - Lance/Keith - Some Sort of Injury Dealings - Part 1 of ??
From the moment that Lance had exit the healing pod within Allura’s castle, he knew that he needed more time to heal from his wounds and injuries from the Galra solider that sent in the drone during the castle’s celebration with the arusians. From the moment he left the chamber, to the moment he woke up the next day, his body felt stiff and tense as well as drained from how energetic he usually felt.
1) eat at least 2 hours before running. If it’s something light and carby, it can be less but at least 45 minutes
2) stop drinking water 50-60 minutes before running. It causes cramps
3) 3+ liters of water daily
4) sleep is your BEST friend. Sleep is as/more important than the work you’re doing. You will stay where you are or get worse if you don’t sleep enough, it is the body’s opportunity to rebuild what you broke down during running/training
5) always eat *enough (*= however much until you feel full and satisfied. Try to stick to whole foods and fruit&veggies, but the world won’t end when you eat something processed. Treat yourself often, you deserve it girl!). Also note that your fitness is what’s inside of you and not entirely aesthetic
6) don’t spend too much energy on nutrition. The best athletes have a general guideline of what to eat during training, but you should never restrict yourself if you’re training at a high volume. Or even if you’re not. Just eat freely you’ll feel better while running, guaranteed
7) enjoy every single run. There will be times where you can’t pound the pavement due to injury or something else so never take any run for granted
8) trial of miles, miles of trials. There will be a daily grind that isn’t always glamorous but it’ll always be there and there’s comfort in that
9) workouts are the place to get better. In order to get better, you need to push your body into discomfort. Be honest about what that means to you
10) LEAVE YOUR NEGATIVITY AT THE DOOR. Being negative is a choice, no matter what. Don’t choose it!!!!!
11) trust that process. You’re doing everything you do for a reason. Trust that it WILL get you where you want to go.
12) shitting in the woods is okay and even encouraged!!!
10 things I wish I knew about running before I started...
First and foremost… welcome, don’t be afraid of other runners, sure, it’s a solo sport, but it’s a big support community.
Secondly, don’t worry about how far & fast you go, we are all cheering for you to keep going.
3rd, starting is the hardest part, if that’s done, then keep going.
4th, goals are golden. Set as many small goals as you can and keep crushing them.
5th, drink more water.
6th, do post-run stretches.
7th, a couple weeks from now you will look back and see how much farther you can go now.
8th, if you’re injured then REST! Don’t power through a bad injury and make it worse. Running with pain is different than running injured.
9th, keep going. If you feel tired then take a break, but don’t stop.
10th, you’re awesome and every run will keep making you more awesome.
Super Junior's Hardship: Just because they are from a big company doesn't mean they had it easy.
This is just some of Super Junior’s Hardship
This is like a semi-long history of SJ. Basically SJ has been through a WHOLE TON of shit in their careers. They started as a 12-member project group in 2005 by their label that intended to rotate out members. They originally included a Chinese member named Han Geng and didn’t include Kyuhyun who joined in 2006. They were actually just a collection of leftover trainees from the group that didn’t make it into the original 5-member lineup of DBSK/TVXQ.
SM decided against their original plans and the members were finalized. Against all odds, they started becoming popular in 2006 and in 2009 they released Sorry, Sorry, which among others is considered one of the most well-known KPOP songs. Unfortunately, at this point Han Geng had been having a very difficult time and sued their label for a variety of violations including (unfair contract length, poor profit distribution, not giving him a single day off in 2 years which led to severe illness, and poor handling of his visas-which meant he performed covering his face for a good while and poor individual promotion, etc.). His last appearance in an MV is the Sorry, Sorry Answer video. Another member, Kim Kibum went on hiatus in 2009 to focus on his acting career and never returned; his last MV was It’s You.
In between this period of time we have several other horrible things. In 2006, Donghae’s father succumbed to his battle with cancer-there is an emotional video somewhere on YT where he dedicates their first music show win to his dad. On their way home from the funeral, Heechul was in a car accident and he broke his leg in 5 places and had rods in it for about two years. It’s unfortunate but in some of their live performances you see that he can’t really run and there are some dance moves he just can’t complete from that injury.
In 2007, our poor maknae Kyuhyun was in a horrible car accident with Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, and Shindong. He was pretty much almost dead and in a coma, and the other three members were injured fairly badly as well (Leeteuk got over 100 stitches for glass in his back and eye, etc.). There is a whole long story about that incident as well and if you want to hear about it react to “Strong Heart Kyuhyun talks about accident” (just search it up and get the one with English subs).
Also in 2007, SM created a Mandarin subunit SJ-M with two other members-Henry (Canadian-Taiwanese) and Zhoumi (Chinese). Some fans were terrified that these two new members would ‘replace’ some of the original members (remember the original idea of SJ being a rotational project group?), so these ONLY13 fans protested and basically made Zhoumi and Henry’s lives a living hell (some still do). Fortunately, most ELFs (SJ fans) now consider them to be full members of the group (#Forever15) even though SM prevents them from performing anything except their solos and SJ-M activities at concerts.
In 2009, Kangin got a DUI and an assault charge (that one was later proven to be self-defense), so he became the first member to do his 2-year mandatory military service. In 2014, Leeteuk (the leader) had a pretty horrible thing happen. His father, who was struggling with depression and was under enormous financial burden to take care of his parents, Leeteuk’s grandparents, who both had dementia, killed the grandparents and himself in a murder-suicide.
And all of these awful things happened to them while they were under the stress of just regular idol activities like being overworked, having little sleep, trying to maintain their figures with dieting, and having various members do their military service, and constantly being scrutinized and criticized for being celebrities in the public eye.
Anyway, it’s a miracle that they are still around despite all of the challenge and are still producing and performing great music. They are considered one of the foremost groups in KPOP and are credited with leading the wave of K-pop style music into the western hemisphere.
I understand you have a long list of these questions, but figured I'd get in line. I want to adopt a retired greyhound racer. What health problems do you see with them? I've also heard they are especially sensitive to anesthesia due to their low body fat. Do you have a protocol you find is particularly safe for them? The rescues have too many conflicting answers. One even claims they never should be put under anesthesia ever, even for dentals, because they "just die!" Which is ridiculous.
Anonymous said: Is it ok to request another breed? If
so, greyhounds? Possibly rescue racing hounds if that specification
has any problems that pet raised greyhounds dont
Anonymous said: Hello! I was wondering if you could (or
have already done) a post about greyhounds? Specifically
racing-quality ones? I read something earlier that claimed they were
a lot healthier than most dogs and I’m wondering if that’s true.
Anonymous said: Hey there! I noticed you said recently
you’d like to see more ex-racing greyhounds as pets - I’m seriously
considering adopting one in the future and I was wondering what
health issues you see in them? I’ve heard that they can get painful
corns on their feet and that you need to be careful about their
temperature, but is there anything else you see that a future adopter
should be watching for? Question tax: came for the the vet stories,
stayed for the refreshingly sensible advice :)
Oh vetlings, I have a lot to say
I adore these dogs, and am glad to work
with them, but don’t specifically condone organised greyhound racing.
Most of these dogs like to run, I would have no problem with them
running around a track casually for fun, but once prize-money is
involved it becomes too tempting to push limits, to cheat, to cut
corners, to overbreed, and this leads to poor welfare outcomes for
too many dogs.
Please note the disclaimer that these
posts are about the breed from a veterinary viewpoint as seen
in clinical practice, i.e. the problems we are faced with. It’s not
the be-all and end-all of the breed and is not to make a judgement
about whether the breed is right for you. If you are asking for an
opinion about these animals in a veterinary setting, that is what you
will get. It’s not going to be all sunshine and cupcakes, and is
not intended as a personal insult against your favorite breed. This
is general advice for what is common, often with a scientific
consensus but sometimes based on personal experiences, and is not a
guarantee of what your dog is going to encounter in their life.
Also please note that this will be a Long Post.
General conditions of Greyhounds
history all greyhounds have a few things in common. Most of them
struggle to sit, they tend to either stand or lie down. Their pain
tolerance is interesting, walking in with a broken bone but screaming
at a tiny needle prick. They like to feel someone touching their
head. There are also a few conditions common to them, regardless of
their lifestyle or upbringing. They are one of the very few breeds
that I think it’s not an exaggeration to say you benefit from seeing
a vet with experience in this breed. We have a lot to get through, so
I’ll try to keep the basics fairly short.
(Gastric Dilatation Volvulus) is more common in the big males, but
can occur in any greyhound due to their deep chest. Delicate, picky
eaters seem less at risk.
are generally very athletic, but they can and do develop Dilated Cardiomyopathy. While they
have generally reached a reasonable age before developing this
can affect any greyhound, and this chronic eye condition is generally
made worse by UV light exposure. Once diagnosed it’s not too hard to
control with medication but it is a long term condition. This is the
most likely reason you would see a greyhound wearing doggy sunglasses
can also get Progressive Retinal Atrophy,
which may manifest as ‘night blindness’ first, though this seems to
be less common lately.
perhaps surprisingly for all the raw food they seem to get when
racing, have generally poor Dental Health. Despite being big
dogs that are generally pretty tolerant, most of them don’t like to
chew. They’re delicate chewers and won’t necessarily gnaw a bone.
Speaking of bones,
these dogs get Osteosarcoma (Bone cancer) fairly readily. This
cancer has a biphasic age pattern. Basically it usually occurs in
dogs around 2 years of age, and dogs around 8-10 years of age. It’s
all kinds of bad, every time and there’s not much else to say about
it, other than the life expectancy is short. I’ve talked about it
Of purely cosmetic
concern, greyhounds also commonly develop pattern baldness.
Typically the affected areas are the thighs and ventral neck, and
there are a few possible reasons for this. It might be genetic, it
might be nutritional or stress related, or it might be due to blood
vessel compression under due to large muscle groups underneath the
skin. This generally bothers the owners more than the dog.
have thin skin, and while this doesn’t necessarily bother the
dogs most of the time it certainly bothers me as the surgeon! Some of
these poor dogs will seem to tear themselves open with any little
scrape, so be careful of the suture materials you choose. They are
prone to pressure sores with poor bandage care too.
with their thin skin, some of these dogs develop “Happy Tail,”
which is basically a chronic injury on the tail tip which wont heal
because the blessed dog insists on wagging it against solid objects
all the time, despite the
pain and injury. They can’t help it. They’re too happy, hence the
name of the wound. This takes creative bandaging or the occasional
partial amputation to fix.
associated with Racing
greyhounds are reared for the race track and it’s not until later
that they’re identified as being 'unsuitable’ for the track. Some
greyhounds will be 'retired’ early, before they ever get to run, but
many will be retired either with injuries or because they just don’t
win. Greyhounds that have been retired due to injury are not
necessarily lame, they may have healed well enough to do normal dog
activities, just not enough to win races.
is probably the most common 'racetrack injury’ we see. It’s basically
a swelling on the inside of the tibia below the knee, caused by the
greyhound continually hitting its hind leg with a front leg as it
runs around the track in the same direction all the time. They’re
usually not painful, and generally go away when the greyhound is not
restricted to always running in a very large circle.
are hard thickenings in the bottom on a footpad, either secondary to
trauma, foreign objects (grit) or papilomas. They start out small but
grow with time, and are painful. It’s like having a stone in your
shoe all the time
and many greyhounds will become footsore because of it. Affected
greyhounds are often reluctant to walk on harder surfaces, and
anti-inflammatories doesn’t seem to make much difference. We treat
them by paring them out and waiting patiently.
in foot pads
can cause corns, and can cause similar lameness to corns, but will
show up on Xrays if you use high enough detail. These are fragments
of sand or other foreign objects that have become embedded in the
foot pads while running. Greyhounds are particularly lame with this
injury and often don’t respond fully to anti-inflammatories. They
need surgery to remove these pieces of grit, and the surgery can
result in corns.
hock, carpus or metacarpal/metatarsal might be a racing career
ending injury, but not necessarily a life ending one. Depending on
the extent of the fracture the greyhound may have no lameness with a
walk or light run, or may end up with a completely fused joint.
Generally these dogs are only retired to pet homes if they can still
get themselves around pain free.
A Split Webbing
is an injury to the web of skin between toes. When this skin tears
it’s nearly impossible to get it to heal if both layers are torn, so
the recommended technique is to split it all the way to the base of
the toes and remove the webbing. This doesn’t seem to bother the dogs
at all, and prevents it from re-tearing over and over again as it
are a rare injury of long-nosed dogs who are also klutzes and trip
over, slamming their nose into a fence or the ground. This upwards
force can fracture the upper jaw, just in front of the canine teeth.
These fractures may be non displaced, causing little more than a
blood nose and needing pain relief and soft food for a few weeks, or
they may be loose and need wiring. They are fairly uncommon overall,
but it seems to be greyhounds that get them most.
with racing greyhound husbandry, Neospora
infection from raw, infected beef consumption (and similar Toxoplasma
from kangaroo or sheep) is more common in greyhounds due to their
high prevalence of raw meat being fed. It may present as anything
from back pain to blindness, and you can lose whole litters to these
There are a number of odd Assorted
Sports therapy things that
greyhounds might be subjected to, from particular lineaments being
used, ultrasound therapy, chiropractic treatment or 'seeing the
muscle men’, some of the 'treatments’ racing greyhounds are exposed
to seem more like hope and witchcraft than medicine. These dogs may
also have been supplemented with all sorts of things during their
racing days, including iron and B12 as the most common supplements.
You don’t necessarily know what a dog has or hasn’t been given in its
racing days, but most will be little consequence, if any, after a few
Racing greyhounds are also known for a
few particular metabolic weirdnesses. Exercise associated
heart conditions, exercise associated epilepsy, water diabetes (like
a temporary diabetes insipidus), rhabdomyolysis and acidosis are the
most well known.
Now, this is an
interesting difference. Greyhounds are
a bit different when it comes to anaesthetics. Most vet students will
easily recall that barbituate anaesthetics aren’t recommended in
sighthounds due to their proportionally low body fat (and very young
or very fat dogs for the same reasons), but greyhounds also seem to
have a different liver metabolism that makes handling this class of
drugs more difficult. Fortunately there are many other options these
whole 'they die under anaesthesia’ thing is…sort of true. If you
put them under anaesthetic when they’re under 24 hours off the race
track then they tend to…well… die. But when these dog’s have been
at rest for at least 24 hours there doesn’t seem to be a particular
increase risk of death specifically.
dogs are prone to both hypothermia and hyperthermia under
anaesthetic, and in life in general.
are prone to rapid wake ups from anaesthesia, which is not fun when
you have a 30kg dog thrashing about and freaking out. For this reason
higher premed doses seem to help if you’re using an alfaxalone
protocol, medetomedine/butorphanol works well for sedation and we
usually use xylazine/ketamine/atropine for orthopaedics. I will not
be posting dose rates on this blog, but rest assured greyhounds are
perfectly able to have an anaesthetic. They’ve got to get their
dental disease treated somehow!
Compared to other breeds
greyhounds are considered pretty healthy. They’re not free of
problems, but their common problems are different
to common problems in other breeds. Greyhounds have one of the lowest
incidences of hip dysplasia in purebred dogs, and rarely develop the
same common structural issues we see in other breeds.
blood results are often a little different. A greyhound in racing
condition will have a higher PCV, and a pet greyhound may keep this
in their retired life. They often have a lower platelet count, by
around 20-25% or so, and may have a relatively low T4. A low T4 can
be normal for a greyhound, and hypothyroidism shouldn’t be diagnosed
without a TSH level.
are, in general a little more prone to being clingy or developing
separation anxiety. This is generally because most of these dogs are
raised in big groups in a kennel situation, and may not get to be
truly 'alone’ until they’re in a pet home. Some dogs just need a few
weeks of being spoiled with TLC to adjust, some dogs need some
pharmaceutical assistance for a while. Some dogs only really relax if
they have a companion, but it depends on the individual.
is the greyhound breed from a veterinary viewpoint in a nutshell.
Some of these points are brief because I only want to give you an
overview, but I do recommend vet students spend some time in a
greyhound practice, even if you don’t want to work with them or the
racing industry, because the musculoskeletal exam of a greyhound is
so much more thorough and I understood hocks and carpi much better in
greyhounds than I ever did in horses.
Okay so at my old public school we had a teacher, imma just say his first name-it was legit spikester, FUCKING SPIKESTER. But anyways, he was always a total asshole and liked to make P.E hell, always yelling and getting in our faces with his ass breath and beady lil eyes. He legit made me run laps one time for getting a leg injury in his class because it made him look bad. My leg was almost broken and was squirting blood and the next day he was being a little bitch about it. Well after that year, he got fired. Wanna know why? He CHOKED A KID. The kid ig was making sheep noises that pissed him off and he snapped and C H O K E D him!!!! Like wtf??!!!! It was a legend. The kids okay btw
Summary: You have been alone all your life, and from a young age, you learned that love doesn’t exist. However, as soon as you met Peter Parker, you learned to love again.
Pairing: Peter Parker x Fem!Reader
Words: 2,477 (goddamn that’s a long one)
Warnings: kinda agsty, kinda fluffy, couple of swears, my really bad spanish skills (I SPEAK FRENCH STILL LEARNING SPANISH) also first fic so there’s that
A/N: guys i did it. first ever fic. i don’t know if y’all will hate it or love it, but it was so much fun to write. ALSO THERES AN IN THE HEIGHTS REFERENCE.
You didn’t need love.
You were an independent person who didn’t need to feel satisfied by having someone love you.
You were strong, independent, and brave.
That’s what you told yourself everyday when you looked in the mirror.
Truth be told, you lied to yourself everyday. Everybody needed somebody, but you just weren’t used to that. With your mom out of the picture, and your dad always gone for work, you had convinced yourself that love was for the weak.
You just never realised how emotionally weak you actually were.
For those of you that have been following Stephen and the rest of the cast with their workout posts, you’ll know that Stephen has suffered a couple injuries this year, his shoulder while running the American Ninja Warrior course, and then he had some Nerve issues (Ned the nerve) upon coming back to regular training with the start of filming. Since he took a near complete break from working out since about May, he’s feeling a bit weak. Check out his Facebook post today doing kettle bell pushups alernated with tricep dips.
I feel bad for the guy. I too had an injury with my ankle this year and it really stinks when you have to hold back so you don’t injure yourself more. Makes getting back into a fitness routine even harder, and you truly do feel yourself get weaker, which is incredibly evident when you struggle to do what you used to do so easily.
I’m also inspired, because he let us see him struggling. Just like we do.
We all know getting started is the hardest part. The first couple weeks, the first month, are killer. We know that everyone goes through it. But it’s somehow easier for us to push ahead when we see our heroes pushing through those struggles too right?
Super thankful to Stephen for the encouraging post. He recognizes that we can all do this, he’s cheering us on, working through it all with us.
“You’re not alone, and I believe in you.”
All of you.
This is more than a bit personal, so I apologize (even though I don’t need to?) in advance.
Today was the day I broke. Four months ago, I did a workout that really hurt one of my knees. So, like any seasoned runner, I stopped running. For weeks, I biked or used the elliptical. I did hours and hours and hours of strength work each week. I started seeing a physical therapist. I began taking supplements that claimed to (maybe?) decrease my recovery time. And I started running again, little by little. Things started getting better. Like, much better. And then things started getting worse.
Today was the day I broke. I’m sick and working from home and I was in the middle of typing an email when I just felt this giant pang in my chest. Out of nowhere. This deep-seeded, gray wave of sadness. Like a stick hitting a gong. Reverberating despair from the deepest part of me.
And I cried.
I startled my puppy and she got out of her bed and sat next to me. I surprised myself, too. I’ve been so strong and defiant in the face of an injury that seems to always linger right on the edge of full recovery. I haven’t cried once about it. I haven’t let it get me down, even on days when I questioned everything. I have been true to my recovery, never pushing myself too hard. I held onto faith.
But today was the day I broke. I broke, I broke, I broke.
And you know what? Letting go of that heartache felt okay. Not good, but not bad.
When I cleaned up, I looked in the mirror and I saw that same woman — somebody not afraid of the challenge ahead of me, somebody full of strength inside and out, somebody dedicated to taking any and all measures necessary.
Somebody who is human and unafraid of being so.
Somebody who is pressing onward, no matter how heavy my pack may be.