running without music

things i associate with mbti types

enfp: a balloon blowing on the wind, the moment right before a hug, popping bubbles, reading a book while sitting next to your friend, sunshowers, superman ice cream, graffiti, hot air balloons, paint smeared on your hands and face, butterflies in your stomach, hot wax, your best friend’s laugh, a sugar rush, confetti that looks like tiny stars

enfj: getting someone else’s lipstick on your lips, revenge, neon lights, mystery flavored lollipops, dancing around the room with your friends at 3 AM, street photography, the way smiles are contagious, screaming at a concert, puns that are so bad you can’t help but laugh, pranks, mirrors, a tight hug, smiles that show all your teeth

infj: libraries, abstract art, looking up at a full moon, quotes, loneliness, a rainbow through a prism, the aurora, instagramming your starbucks, the way fairy lights look like stars, optical illusions, the vastness of the universe, almost touching, a message in a bottle, walking through the snow, spiral staircases, trompe l’oeil, waterfall mist, echoes

infp: dragonfly wings, a wildflower field, random acts of kindness, watercolors, tears that burn your eyes, diaries, a messy room, a tea kettle shrieking, falling asleep in a hammock, the first day of spring, blanket forts, climbing vines, braids, dewy grass, tree houses, laying on a field and looking at the clouds, sun over an open field

intp: puzzles, light shining through blinds, braille, lightning, tide pools, typewriters, white bedsheets, windowless hallways, waking up before dawn, old maps, writing late at night, blowing glass, warning signs, street musicians, crisp suits, the subway, mathematical formulas, broken fingernails, making music with wine glasses

intj: red-hot embers, newspapers, marble sculptures, deep sea creatures, dark hair, minimalism, silver chains, crumbling petals, the sound of pouring rain, chinese checkers, déjà vu, dystopian fiction, bathing in the dark, merlot, barbed wire, overgrown lawns, antithetical statements,  blizzards, dry anger, bitter baking chocolate

entj: dark chocolate syrup, memorizing equations, skylights, thick makeup, constellations, feeling invincible, city nightlife, falling from the roof of a building, balancing on a tightrope, the golden gate bridge, kissing someone’s shoulders, loud voices, screaming for no reason, sharp teeth, old churches, brain scans

entp: wildfire, writing words on a bathroom stall, lighting a match, wind-blown hair, staying awake for too long, counting lane dividers as you pass by, wandering through the woods, staring contests, the light changing your skin color, fences, a blank sketchbook, people-watching, leathery hands, running through an alleyway, blowing a fuse

estp: blurring lights, going over the speed limit, the feeling in your stomach when you go upside down, jumping over a waterfall, drinking straight from the bottle, being on a roller coaster, belting your favorite song, late nights, one-night stands, movie theatres, parties full of strangers, forbidden books, blacklight posters, duct tape, fluorescent bulbs

esfp: unwrapping a present, a sparkle, hot soup, bubblegum, laughing with your friends, a spinning carousel, hickeys, strobe lights, a hershey’s kiss, songs on repeat, jumping into cold water on a hot day, burning your hand, the thrill of being onstage, dramatic entrances, spinning until you get dizzy, rainbows on a cloudy day

isfp: a flock of birds, blowing bubbles, cigarette smoke, poetry, lens flares, cat fur, white sand, doodling, the night sky, a picture of a nebula, original grimm fairy tales, ambiguity, acrylic paints, a crescent moon, photography, fingers flying over piano keys, liminal space, doorways, social activism, the line between thoughts and reality

istp: a stormy ocean, skydiving, cracking your knuckles, shaking a soda, looking down from a height, salt plains, limestone, sand on a wooden floor, bioluminescence, clutching something so tightly your knuckles turn white, throwing off your hat, a cloudy sky, tinted windows, skipping class, seeing your reflection in metal, breaking glass, dry ice

istj: graphite streaks on your palms, polishing a sword, glass shards, brass knuckles, netting, methodical sketches, geometry, permanent marker, punching a mirror, hammering a nail into place, ice water, machinery, boiling oil, bold letters, metal-rimmed glasses, dark smoke, oxygen masks, cold showers, static, skylights

isfj: fresh baked cookies, light filtered through leaves, porch swings, disney movies, sketches in the margins of your notes, the sound of waves, oversized hoodies, holding hands, embroidery, down feathers, showing your bare back, seeing veins through pale skin, black and white photographs, a flute melody, touching a butterfly’s wing, rocks in a stream

esfj: sunflowers, your first kiss, cities during the daytime, standing at a crosswalk, tile floors, art museums, running through sprinklers, dancing without music, bathing in sunshine, falling in love, streetlights, thick hair, smiling at a mirror, children’s laughter, drawing words with sparklers, gold glitter, whispered secrets, flower crowns, flipping on a lightswitch

estj: skyscrapers, railroads, a river that flows through a city, going underwater, iron bridges, old paper, vintage champagne, broken-down fountains, city limits, cathedrals, borderlines, Greek architecture, arches, windows, heavy wooden doors, locks, buildings overgrown with vines, cracked pavement, the world through clear glass


a spider’s lullaby | a Natasha Romanoff fanmix

01. here I come, a firebird, don’t offer up your sorrow, today you see me crash and burn but I’ll be back tomorrow / 02. acting like I’m heartless, I do it all the time, that don’t mean I’m scarless, that don’t mean I’m fine / 03. you will feel me like a thunderstorm, I shake the ground you walk upon, and you can wonder who I really am, I’m only the face of every woman, just a heartbeat in a man / 04. you don’t want to look at me, for you will turn to stone / 05. the song of the siren, a moth to the flame, do you live for the poison? then forget my name / 06. I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord, I’ve been waiting for this moment, all my life / 07. down in the deep where the sirens sing and hide in the muddy water, blood on my hands / 08. lay me down, leave me lost and found / 09. after the storms are passing through, they’ll know my name, when they’ve forgotten all about you

[ L I S T E N ]


It’s hard to believe this run even happened given I haven’t been consistent with running for over a week, the distance, and how it was unplugged (!!!). The latter wasn’t by choice, mind you. My dogs got a hold of my headphones and chewed them up! However, in a way it was kind of a blessing cause it resulted in this beautiful run where I didn’t think, I just went with it. I listened to my body, to running water, to the chirping birds, to the wind, to my feet hitting the pavement, and I couldn’t stop smiling. I don’t know why I was so scared of this before. 

After tonight I think I ultimately run better without music, or other medias, so here’s to becoming less dependent on them! 

Also, who digs my sheep socks?  

I feel very anxious and sad and I have a 4 page paper to bullshit in the next two hours and then I get to write my review of how I’m doing for clinical and like…I can’t lie but I don’t want to set myself up to fail????

Gone Too Far

Based on a prompt from blangstpromptoftheday by darrenbeundapper. #781: (Tested AU) Blaine takes the “Jog until you hallucinate” quip seriously and takes up jogging, however, it doesn’t seem to work. One day, he trips and falls in the middle of the street. Little does he know, he’s 4 months pregnant and the baby’s in danger. Blaine tries to call Kurt but passes out from the pain before he gets the chance.

I kinda played with the prompt a little because I didn’t have it on me when I started writing this, so Blaine doesn’t actually trip. But he does get hurt so, umm, I hope that’s okay! BLANGST! Mpreg!Blaine!

One gulp, two gulps, three gulps.


Blaine grimaced as he finished off the rest of his coconut cleanse drink, scowling as the bitter taste of barely mixed garlic and hot sauce burnt his throat on the way down. One would think he’d be used to the taste already, having been on the cleanse for a few weeks now, but he always seemed to gag over the strange taste, no matter how fast he drank it or how well he tried to stir it up. Coughing, he patted his chest as the burn settled a little lower and then he put his cup into the sink, turning to head out the door into the hall so he could complete his usual jog ‘til you hallucinate part of the cleanse. He was almost out the door when someone else entered his line of sight. Mercedes raised an eyebrow at him as she stepped by him with a bag full of groceries, her eyes running down the length of his body.

“You going running again?”

“Yep. Gotta get the run in while this stuff is still coursing through my veins.”

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Detroit W6D2 - easy 4

Target pace: 10:52-11:38
Actual pace: 10:47

The weather tonight was so great! I may be glistening a bit haha but the weather was actually great. It was about 75 and low humidity with a breeze, not bad!

My head phones died less than a mile into this run. So I didn’t really have a choice in the matter of running with no music. Props to all of you who do it! I was SO bored! Apparently my thoughts aren’t entertaining enough to myself. Oh well! I still got these done!

I have my first tempo on deck for tomorrow morning. I’m nervous my legs will be too tired. If they are, I’ll just shorten it and try again next week! Gotta listen to my body and not push it too much!

Happy Tuesday! :)

San's i-Pod

So, for @rookcanrun ~ here is another one since you apparently think that #1 and #10 don’t count for separate thoughts… {which they were by the way!!} :-)

#?   I really should go back and get my i-pod….I really can’t do this without my i-pod….this is going to SUCK without my i-pod…FUCK IT – I CAN DO THIS WITHOUT MY I-POD!!! 

But, in all seriousness, I did get a ¼ mile from the house and thought those exact words.  But I opted to push myself mentally and NOT use it!!

I ran Boston with it in my pocket but NEVER took it out!  There was sooo much going on and I didn’t want to miss a thing so I didn’t use it.  Additionally, when I did the Rock and Roll Half in LV in December I also went sans i-pod since there was live music up and down the strip AND I was running with @activeinpink so we chatted and motivated each other so the i-pod was NEVER a necessity!

@runnnninhigh ~ I would do it again as I am learning to run and listen to my body more.  I find when I have music, especially outdoors, I tend to run to the beat and not listening to my body and therefore can’t really get a groove!!

Its been a gradual progression for me.  I always take it but often times I either start with it and then drop one ear bud out and try to better listen to my body or just keep in my pockets for the “use in emergency” case that might flare up!!

Running without....

I recently have been running without music. It’s a whole new world for me. I usually depend on my music to get me through my runs but over the past two weeks it hasn’t been like that. Work over the past two weeks has been crazy. Like come home exhausted and hurt and injured crazy. So my runs where purely to clear my head. Guess what?! thats what they did. I had lots of time to reflect on things and or not to think of anything at all. While I haven’t run anything longer then 4 miles without music, ok for my long runs I run with my running partner so I have done lots of long runs sans music but that’s besides the point.

I hope that this means I am growing as a runner. I am not saying that running with music is bad heck I don’t even know if I can run 5 miles without music but this little venture I am on is new and fun and helps me see how strong I am.

Just a baby run. And really slow too. BUT I’m still glad I got out of the house. I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t.

Also ran without my earphones in, it was interesting to actually pay attention to the different sounds that can be heard at night, the sound of my own breathing and pay attention to my stride. Makes you more aware of everything going on and obviously during a night time run it definitely pays (particularly as a female) to be aware of your surroundings (case in point: the creepy dude standing at behind the bridge pass on the initial hill climb. Avoided that potential rape scenario like there’s no tomorrow!)


Dr. Strange 10k photos. This was a tough race for me. The races at Disneyland start at 5:30am, I live about 45 minutes away if there isn’t traffic. I set an alarm for 3:30am but accidentally set it on the one I usually use for work which is weekdays only… So at 4:30am I woke up and thought for sure I would miss the race. I brushed my teeth, put my clothes on (I had them on the counter of my bathroom ready to go), and sped off to the race. I didn’t get to put my contacts in or try to make myself look nice for the photos (basically just wanted to get my hair in a better braid). I drove like 90 all the way to Disneyland (not exaggerating, I made it there by 5:08) and when I got there I realized I didn’t bring my armband to hold my phone or my headphones. So I had to run without music. I also forgot to chew gum which is what I do when running because I am forever congested and can’t breathe though my nose well so my mouth dries out really badly. Running with a dry mouth and no music was a huge challenge for me and although I didn’t hit my goal of a 50:00 minute or under 10k I did manage to finish in 51:03 which was a PR of five seconds over my last PR. 😃

The photos aren’t as nice as I wanted them to be (glasses ugh) but I purchased them anyway because I’m proud of myself for not just going back to sleep when I realized it was 4:30am and I would be in a huge rush. (I’m usually the kind of person who gets to stuff 30-45 minutes early due to anxiety and just chills in my car)


Indy Mini W7D2 - SPEED 8 X 600

Target pace: 8:00
Actual pace: 7:59

Decided to tough out the cold tonight and ditch the treadmill. It wasn’t even that cold (~30) and I warmed up quick so I felt good the whole time! I also decided to do these just around the neighborhood near my house. The streets are pretty grid like, so it was easy to navigate and I was worried about snow on the track.

After a 1.5 mile warm up I started my first repeat. I was slightly discouraged with how hard it felt! But I used my recovery (which I made 2:30 with 1:30 walk and 1:00 jog) to regroup. The second repeat felt so much better! I was very happy!

After about half way through I was tiredddd though. My legs felt heavy and my breathing was heavy during the repeats. But I just kept telling myself to dig deep, stay strong, and that I can do it. And I did it!

I took my phone out before the last repeat to take a snap of some deer and my phone decided it had enough of the cold and shut down. Womp! THANK GOD it was before the last one though! I knew I could do it without music since it was the last push. If it had died earlier I would have been very sad to run without my music.

Overall I’m very very very happy with this workout! I pushed HARD and wanted to quit, but I didn’t! I kept moving, pumped my arms when my legs wanted to quit, and kicked ass for this workout. I feel very pleased and proud and am very excited for my rest day tomorrow :)

And you get a picture of Simba butt. He loves to be held/carried around on my left shoulder. Such a silly kitty :)

I hope everyone had good Tuesday’s!! :)