summer running

Good week

It’s hard to believe I could have had such a spectacular fail racing last weekend, only to bounce back so strongly this week. I’m not complaining about it, though. If anything it has restored my confidence. I’ve felt really good all week, and as far as what happened last weekend goes, screw it, it’s water under the bridge now. I don’t like to dwell on what I can’t change. I’d rather learn from it and get better. The target race of the season looms next weekend, too. No time like the present to leave the past behind and focus.

Looking for a Series to Watch While Waiting for Disney to Reconsider WOY Season 3?

Then look no further than:


Originally posted by cili-ai

Camp Camp is an online animated series created by Rooster Teeth Productions for their Summer of Animation lineup alongside RWBY Chibi and Red vs Blue Season 14.

This is definitely not a child-friendly show, since it has constant swearing, sexual references and even more mature stuff.

Camp Camp tells the story of Max, a jaded ten year old, who finds himself stuck at a dysfunctional summer camp run by a shady business mogul who is looking to turn a profit any way he can. The cynical Max will have to survive annoyingly cheerful counselor David, the weird cast of campers, and bizarre surprises at every turn before he can escape for home.

Every episode mostly follow the trio Max, Nikki and Neil, along with the eternally optimistic counselor David and the other counselor Gwen who is easy to anger and just likes to read vampire romance stories.        


Awesome moment from the Olympics this morning.

Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand goes down halfway during the Women’s 5k, American Abbey D'Agostino is behind her and gets tripped up. Both are down on the track and both are badly beaten up and injured. Abbey helps Nikki to her feet and the two finish the remainder of the race together. Abbey’s knee twisted and bent in when she went down (you can see it in videos) so she’s in pain the rest of the way and she’s limping to finish but Nikki stays with her, she helps her. They finished together.

The Whiniest Run Ever.

It’ll be fun”, they said.

“You’ll feel great afterwards”, they said.

“Bah! BAH! BAH!”, I said. 

You know what I didn’t miss? Gnats dive bombing towards my face, only to die a watery death in the pool of sweat on my hairline. GROSS X 1000.

Also, my thighs are FURIOUS. I didn’t bring Body Glide with me, so chubrubchubrubchubrub. Yeeeeaaaahhhh, NO. 

The good things:

  • It got done. 
  • It got done. 
  • It got done.

It was slow as F**K. I couldn’t make my self move any faster, partly due to not hydrating properly, partly due to it being hot even at 7:30pm. Tomorrow will be better, I just need to remember that if I can suffer through 80-90 degree weather, I will KILL a race in 50 degree weather. 

Now that I’m done whining, I’m going to go wash the gnats right out of my hair, then EAT.

Let the runs begin!

3 miles/38:47/12:55 pace


Detroit W11D7 - LONG 16

Target pace: 10:29
Actual pace: 10:08

First of the three 16 milers! This one went by well! I set out early (should have been earlier) to try to beat the heat. That only lasted until about half way through, but oh well!

The first three miles went by okay, the usual waiting for my body to relax into the run. I stopped at a water fountain right at mile 3 and chatted with a guy out running too. He was aiming for 20ish miles today and is training for the Wisconsin iron man. A nice exchange with a fellow endurance athlete :) I saw him again towards the end of my run. We both weakly waved at each other haha

I ended up taking a gel at mile 4 because I was feeling sluggish. That helped so much! I decided to take them every 4 miles instead of 5 like usual. I think that was a good choice I may continue to implement.

Once I reached the half way point I was feeling good still. My return home things got a little tougher. It was getting much hotter and the sun kept peaking out. I made sure to take frequent water stops though and just kept pushing forward. My legs were getting really tired too, but I knew this run would make them stronger. Once I got to the final two mile stretch I was still feeling strong. If it hadn’t been so hot I know I would have felt great. I pushed the last two miles and finished happy and strong (and very very sweaty) :)

Once I got inside I chugged so much water and turned into a puddle on the ground. I was wishing so hard for someone to make me food, but alas as I live alone that did not happen. I eventually picked myself up, showered, and devoured a wonderful self made brunch.

Overall a successful long run! I’m happy with how this went and with how I’m feeling. I hope the trend continues! :)

I hope you all had great weekends! I’m excited to read long run recaps!