bambiegoodwin: you aren’t delicate or lovely you aren’t romantically sad or poetically broken you are just a sick little girl with your head in the toilet and scratches on your wrists Truth: I wish someone would have been brave enough to say this to me when I was sick. There’s nothing glamorous about your pain. And whilst you’re protecting your illness with everything you have,...
We’re so wrapped up in our running that we’re afraid to take a day off, run...– Jonathan Beverly, Editor’s Note (via vulgarocean)
Cakes have gotten a bad rep. People equate virtue with turning down dessert....– (via stayhealthychicago) This is a very symbolic and essentialist reading of cake that I’d never thought of…and I like it. (via progressiveresistance)
SHE LET GO Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear....– Written by Ernest Holmes (1887 – 1960)
Warning: personal content
I’ve been having a really tough time with my body and my relationship with food recently. Funny how that is such a tough thing to admit. Like if I admit that I’m struggling then I’ve somehow failed. It’s been five years since I was first diagnosed. Four since I started recovery. Some days are fine; some days I’m nearly what I would classify “healthy”,...
Learn to make fresh pesto and fresh tomato pasta sauce. Another grand step to leaving processed food behind. Journal for 10 minutes each night. This used to be a huge part of my life and it has fallen by the wayside. Tell Jake something I love about him everyday. Speak now. Even when life gets a bit crazy, remember to run a minimum of three times a week. This means that I’ll keep in a...
Sometimes you work hard and things don't work out....
This week has been difficult. Most days I have been in the library until gone 6pm, only to return home, grab dinner, and then come back to the library until 11pm. I have been abusing my body - not taking the time to heal it through nourishment and running, but cramming it full of whatever sugar will give it a kick. I was surviving until today when it fell apart a little. For starters, it looks...
It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see...– dirty wings (via thatsgoldjerry)
Weekly Training Recap: 18th Feb - 24th Feb
This was my first day back on a full-training plan and I have to admit that there were a few tears along the way. But being this out of shape, I always knew it was going to hurt, and boy was I right! Monday: 3.04 mi 00:27 08:52 pace This was just crap haha. It was not fast by any standards and yet the pace felt so damn hard. Having said that, I had a bad feeling as soon as I set off because my...
fuck yeah, pilates (and yoga)!: Yoga bible →
nosybey: Neck & Shoulders Hatha Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Health - 57 Min Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Tension and Injuries - 14 Min Feel Good Friday: Yoga for Neck & Shoulders - 14 Min Back to School Shoulder Stretches - Yoga Sequence - 6 Min Yoga for Your Shoulders… Reblogging this for later!
I fear the day that I won't be able to run...
Whilst this is so beautiful, it also breaks my heart. The day I won’t be able to run? Unthinkable.
runningtothefinish: I actually really hate winter. Where’s my warmth and sunshine? I feel ya. So ready to wear tanks tops and shorts. But no, instead we’re still in heights of 3 degrees c / or 37 degrees f. Ugh.
angel-likes-running: “The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet.” I have been broken, beaten, shattered, and abandoned but I have never given up. I will never give up. I will continue to stand up, brush off the dirt, wipe off the blood, and fight on. This is what runners do. This is what running taught me. It will hurt, it will suck, it will feel like...
I know that dance will never make me rich. I won’t grace the covers of national...– Christiana Bennett, Breaking Pointe (via imsimplywalkingintomordor)
ohtobefitandhappy: Life is way too short to constantly be self-conscious. It doesn’t matter if you’re 100 pounds or 300 pounds, if you want to wear a bikini, wear it. If you wanna wear shorts, wear them. Wear whatever the hell you want and flaunt your happy ass all around, because you’re beautiful.
Monday 18th February
3.04 mi 00:27 08:52 pace Such a rubbish run. This was the first day of my Hal Higdon training plan, calling for 3 miles. Those 3 miles may have been finished, but they weren’t fast even though they felt so hard. It was actually really demoralising coming away from a 3 mile run, giving it my all to the point that I thought I was going to be sick, only to see my time barely touching under...
The biggest wall you’ve gotta climb is the one you build in your mind, you don’t...– Jonathan Fields (via onlinebizboss)
But the longer and farther I ran, the more I realized that what I was often...– Scott Jurek (via rock-the-trails)
Weekly Training Recap: 11th Feb - 17th Feb
Monday: travelled back to university from home. Because the journey is so blooming long, Monday was pretty uneventful. It was just full of me travelling cross country and then organising myself once I got back. Tuesday: thanks to a horrific deadline that was approaching, all of Tuesday was spent in the library. Wednesday: ditto. Thursday: 4.66 miles / 40:00 / 08:35 pace. Finally felt on top...
Weekly Training Recap: 4th Feb - 10th Feb
From now on I’m going to do weekly training recaps just so I make sure I cover each and every one of my workouts in some form or another. Having said that I’m sure if I have a really notable workout then I won’t be able to wait to that long to tell you about it ha! Since I only really kicked my butt back into gear on Friday that is where this week is going to begin ha! Friday...
I have found it so hard to put pen to paper these past few weeks… or more aptly, fingertips to keyboard! My life has been, well, difficult. There’s no way I can go into all of the detail and I don’t want my blog to become some moaning soundboard. However, you will have to trust that there have been some personal things going on that have thrown me out of sync. But I’m done...
before running: AW YEAH LET'S DO THIS
during running: i hate my life i hate my life my legs hurt and i can't breathe and i have 2 miles to go and this song sucks
after running: YEAH BITCHES THAT WAS AMAZING
Without running, I would have missed the joy of rain. What could be considered...– Kristin Armstrong (via motivationforfitness)
If there was one word to describe me, it would be just that: un-mo-ti-va-ted. Lame, I know. So I’m sitting here in my running gear, to-ing and fro-ing about getting my butt into gear and getting out there. If anyone feels like throwing a kick up the butt my way then it would be much appreciated. In other news: this weekend I went home for a break, which was possibly the best idea ever....
I live for the runs that help me make sense of the...
Trawling through race directories to find a 10k /...
If anyone has signed up to any in the South of England then give me a shout! I need a little inspiration.
There will come a point in the race, when you alone will need to decide. You...– Rolf Arands (via runningwthangryeyebrows)
Sometimes my runs end in tears. Not because I’m in pain, although every fibre of my muscles and lungs are screaming. Not because I regret the run, in fact I don’t think I have ever regretted a run. No, sometimes my runs end in tears because the banks of my emotions break. Everything that has been bottled in, locked away and pushed aside, suddenly becomes loose. It’s like I can...