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things i wish i knew when i started running

1. this sport breaks your heart. over and over and over again. 

2. your worth is not in how many miles you run, how fast you race, what place you finish. 

3. when a dream starts to feel like a prison sentence, it is okay if you leave it.

4. step back. breathe. LITERALLY stop to smell flowers, stare at the sunrise, or talk to the squirrel gathering nuts. look around you. take the moment in. you are alive. remember that. thirty seconds of appreciation will never be a mistake. 

5. you can’t weigh 100 pounds and be a size 00 forever. muscle mass is bad ass.

6. but you will still never have boobs. genetics really did a number on you. 

7. you will save all of your race bibs and all of your “good luck, run fast” notes. these will be stored in a box shoved under your bed. you will come home from college, find it, and cry. do not let the bitterness overwhelm the good memories. there are so many good memories. remember those instead.

8. you will outrun your love for running. it will take you two years to admit this aloud.

9. always stop if you see a dog during your run. always.

10. you may never become the runner you thought you would. but you will become an incredible woman who knows of sacrifice and strength, commitment and perseverance. you will become a woman so many people are proud of, even when you can’t be. you will stand on the same legs that met the finish line muddy, sweaty, or bloody hundreds of times before. you will breathe with the same lungs you swore were collapsing during your conference meet of your sophomore year. when reunited on winter break, you will hug your teammates with the same arms that held them during pre-race huddles and post-race breakdowns. you will be different, but beautiful. my god, you will be beautiful. you will be who you always needed to become. 

You Know You're a Runner If:

Here is some light hilarity for my fellow runners

You Know You’re a Runner If: 

  • You have more athletic clothing than “regular” clothing in your dirty laundry pile.
  • You being to envy Tom Hanks distance run in Forest Gump
  • You buy shorts that feature built in underwear 
  • You find random clusters of safety pins around your car.
  • You grimace when you hear people say they are training for a “10K Marathon”
    … Not possible 
  • You appreciate the humor and cleverness of the signs help by loved ones during races
  • You can spit while running 
  • You experience chafing in surprising places
  • “Splits” is not a gymnastic term 
  • You appear to still be wearing shorts when you’re naked- alas, tan lines

Being a runner is like being a member of an exclusive motley crew. No matter where you go, or what race you enter, everyone experiences similar trials, tribulations, and exhilaration’s. 

If you are a new runner let me be the first to say, Welcome to the family.

* Run On 

Welcome to our first ever tumblr awards! 

★ Rules:

  • Must be following these two badass ladies: Lydia and Meg
  • Reblog this post (likes to bookmark only!)
  • Must reach 50 notes
  • Ends February 28th
  • One winner and 1-2 runner ups per category (depending on notes) 

★ Award Categories:

  • Sophia Burset (best url)
  • Katniss Everdeen (best icon)
  • Irene Adler (best theme)
  • Rae Earl (best updates tab)
  • Hermione Granger (best posts)
  • Charlie Bradbury (best supernatural)
  • Buffy Summers (best multifandom)
  • Natasha Romanoff (best original content)*
  • Peggy Carter (best rising blogger)**
  • Donna Noble (friendliest blogger)
  • Veronica Fisher (Lydia’s favorite)
  • Leslie Knope (Meg’s favorite)
  • Wonder Woman (best overall)

★ Prizes (winners):

  • +f from both Lydia and Meg (if not following already)
  • featured spot on both Lydia and Meg’s blogs for the month of March
  • promo upon announcement, 3 surprise promos throughout the month of March, unlimited additional promos upon request for the month of March
  • personalized icon OR url inspired graphic from Meg (your choice!)
  • personalized GIF set OR 2k-5k ficlet from Lydia (your choice!)
  • our undying love and help with any and everything you may need :) 

★ Prizes (runners-up):

  • +f from both Lydia and Meg (if not following already)
  • featured spot on Lydia and Meg’s blogs for the month of March
  • promo upon announcement, 3 additional promos upon request
  • personalized icon upon request from Lydia or Meg
  • our undying love and help with any and everything you may need :)

★ Additional Info:

  • *please submit link to your original content to Lydia
    • multiple winners for different original content areas (i.e. writing, graphics, gifs, fanart, etc.) will be awarded if this gets enough notes/submissions!
  • **must have under 500 followers to be considered - please submit screenshot of your follower count to Meg

If you have any questions, feel free to message Lydia and/or Meg! Happy reblogging :) 

rules:

  • must be following me
  • REBLOGS ONLY
  • reblog by: April 27, 2014
  • winner announced: May 1, 2014.
  • this post must have a reasonable number of notes
  • no poll, I’ll pick the winner myself based on the criteria below

searching for:

  • quality posts
  • nice theme
  • a nice person, no assholes
  • an organised blog aka you tag stuff
  • hot sex

winner’s prizes:

  • a follow back if I don’t already follow you
  • your url in my sidebar for all of May
  • i will be your pimp and promo you whenever you want throughout May
  • a URL graphic

runner-up’s prizes:

  • a follow back
  • 3 promos throughout May

ignore the shitty graphic like last months woo

♔Rules♔

  • must be following me
  • reblogs only; likes will not count as an entry
  • marvel must be a main fandom 
  • check out my May botm
  • you have until May 30th
  • winner/runner-ups will be chosen by me

What I’m looking for

  • a clean, organized blog
  • friendly blogger
  • quality posts

Prizes

Winner-

  • +follow (if not already following)
  • a place on my updates tab/side of my blog
  • unlimited promos
  • my eternal love 

Runner-ups-

  • a place on my updates tab/side of my blog
  • 3 promos each (whenever you’d like

Good luck to all who enter! 

ChiCon is two weeks away! What does this mean? It means that Lydia and I will be going to our first ever Supernatural convention AND that we finally get to meet in person and hug each other for at least five minutes straight :D In celebration of this awesomeness, we’ve decided to host our second joint (ChiCon themed) tumblr awards. 

★ Rules:

  • Must be following these two BFFs: Lydia and Meg
  • Reblog this post (likes to bookmark only!)
  • Must reach 50 notes
  • Ends October 22nd
  • One winner and 1-2 runner ups per category (depending on notes)

★ Award Categories:

  • Autograph Award (best url)
  • Photo Op Award (best icon)
  • Costume Parade Award (best theme)
  • Master of Ceremonies Award (best posts)
  • Vendors’ Area Award (best original content)*
  • Tumblr Friend Meet Up Award (friendliest blogger)
  • First Time Con Goer Award (best rising blogger)**
  • J2′s Panel Award (Lydia’s favorite)
  • Misha’s Panel Award (Meg’s favorite)
  • ChiCon Award (best overall)

★ Prizes (winners):

  • +f from both Lydia and Meg (if not following already)
  • featured spot on both Lydia and Meg’s blogs for the month of November
  • promo upon announcement, unlimited additional promos upon request for the month of November
  • personalized icon OR url inspired graphic from Meg upon request
  • personalized GIF set OR 2k-5k ficlet from Lydia upon request
  • our undying love and help with any and everything you may need :)

★ Prizes (runners-up):

  • +f from both Lydia and Meg (if not following already)
  • featured spot on Lydia and Meg’s blogs for the month of November
  • promo upon announcement, 3 additional promos upon request for the month of November 
  • personalized icon upon request from Lydia or Meg
  • our undying love and help with any and everything you may need :)

★ Additional Info:

  • *please submit your original content tag to Meg (sparksflycastiel)
  • **must have less than 500 followers - please submit a screenshot of your follower count to Lydia (jensennjared)

If you have any questions, feel free to message Lydia and/or Meg! Happy reblogging :)