1. I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned this

    and I’m too lazy to read back on my blog, but I’m running my first mud/obstacle race tomorrow! I’m running with the other officers of the dietetics club and our team name is the Happy Apples (we were exhausted and nearly brain dead when the name came up). There are a few non-runners on the team so it’ll be slow but sure to be ridiculous and fun. My only goal is to not get injured. Expect pictures!

     
  2. 11:01 17th Sep 2014

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    My dietetics club handed out broccoli stress balls and they’re pretty much the cutest things ever.

    My dietetics club handed out broccoli stress balls and they’re pretty much the cutest things ever.

     
  3. Running has officially turned into a luxury. I am completely swamped with school, work, volunteer, and club activities and quite literally have no time for anything extra. In fact, I’m writing this as I stand in line at the student clinic because I can’t do homework at this second. I actually started crying during class when I realized I scheduled an hour lecture I have to give on the same day as a huge medical nutrition therapy exam and the day before an 8 page MNT case study is due and another community nutrition exam. Seriously I just want to cry and scream and run for hours all at the same time.

    Anyway, I’m still following my half-marathon training schedule (though not to the T) and will still run it next month. The thing I’m NOT going to do is stress about it. Whatever time will be fantastic because that meant I’m still running and was lucky enough to get outside and run down a mountain on a (hopefully) splendid fall day. 

    My number was just called gotta go!

     
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    cbucks-fitness:

pussy-pat:

christel-thoughts:

this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts…. 
do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?
stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.

!!!!!!!

this is SO IMPORTANT

    cbucks-fitness:

    pussy-pat:

    christel-thoughts:

    this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts…. 

    do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?

    stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.

    !!!!!!!

    this is SO IMPORTANT

     
  5. 13:52 14th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from myracepace

    Don’t think about the pain
    When you run for long distances it’s impossible to avoid pain — it’s for everyone. When it comes you need to think of other things — the landscape, you talk with the racers, listen to music. I think about stories, like I’m a warrior being chased by an army. To not think about pain, you need to be in another world.
    — 

    Kilian (via ultrarunnersean)

    This is a man who knows.

    (via manvmiles)

    I love this. When I get tired in the backcountry I always make up stories, like I’m on a mission or escaping something, and it shifts my perspective every time. I love that endurance sports allow us as adults to rediscover that side of imagination and play.

    (via ranfull)

     
  6. I ran today!

    It was slow because I can’t quite breathe efficiently right now, but damn it felt so, so, so good to be out there again. Pictured are the two emotions of the run: hacking up a lung/phlegm but still happy, and just plain unbridled happiness. Good day!

     
  7. 19:32 13th Sep 2014

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    Today I ran a tiny bit to test the lungs out and didn’t make it far due to the insane chest/throat burning. I’ve been coughing a lot of junk up so I must be nearing the end of being sick, but all this coughing has left my throat/chest feeling raw. If the air had the tiniest bit of moisture I’d probably feel fine and that’s just annoying to think about .

    Feeling so jealous reading about everyone’s races and training runs from today and so, so ready to hit the road again.

     
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    No running today again because my chest and throat hurt and burn when I breathe. The extremely dry air is only making things worse (20% humidity hurts, man) so I’m gonna have to dig out a humidifier. Bummed to not run because the weather is so perfect, but I thought if I dressed in running clothes I’d feel better. It kinda helped.

    No running today again because my chest and throat hurt and burn when I breathe. The extremely dry air is only making things worse (20% humidity hurts, man) so I’m gonna have to dig out a humidifier. Bummed to not run because the weather is so perfect, but I thought if I dressed in running clothes I’d feel better. It kinda helped.

     
  9. 16:16 11th Sep 2014

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    I’m not a failure as a runner if I don’t run every day while I’m sick, right? Cuz I’ve been feeling crap about myself all week for only running twice so far even though it’s unpleasant to breathe at rest.

     
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    I’m the epitome of what sick looks like right now. I conveniently realized while I was running earlier today that whatever I have has made its way to my chest. I’m thinking that 10 x 800 meter workout I had planned for tonight isn’t happening. 

Screw you, scumbag body.

    I’m the epitome of what sick looks like right now. I conveniently realized while I was running earlier today that whatever I have has made its way to my chest. I’m thinking that 10 x 800 meter workout I had planned for tonight isn’t happening.

    Screw you, scumbag body.