I ran my fourth half marathon today, 2:10-I’m okay with the time. 9:57 mile. I am fully aware I have not been in the best of shape lately. I am having a hard time dealing with some things emotionally; I just need to let it go. I am tired of all the bullshit. I’m happy and glad I ignored her text message, for her to be nice to me now.
If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless.
heartwithhustle said: Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the kind words; you know how to make a girl's day. Sometimes I feel like I'm writing to no one, so your comments are especially touching. I really connect with your blog mantra; how we deal with obstacles and hardships makes up such a big part of who we are, and we can let them defeat us, or we can be resilient and strong and power through them. Cheers to you, us, and people everywhere tackling life with tenacity.
Hello Again, this is going to sound so creepy. Were you in Whole Foods downtown during the hours of 1 and 2. You wearing a soul cycle shirt with an ironman bag? I was like, hmm, I think that’s the girl I follow on Tumblr. I was going to come over and introduce myself. I felt like a total stalker if I did that though
Tips for running uphill:
-Run on your toes.
-Pump your arms vigorously.
-Drive your knees upwards. You want your foot to hit at about a 90 degree angle as you go up the hill.
-Breathe in your nose and out your mouth. Try to regulate it into a slow, relaxed, rhythm.
-Relax your shoulders- they’re probably going to be tensed up.
I have not been on par lately, I am not sure whether it’s the weather or I’m getting bored and need a mix-up. I could use some recommendations on how to improve my speed and endurance again. Last year I was running a pace of 8:17 and 8:19, I don’t know what is with me. Until then, I’m on a racing hiatus. I’ll see all you racers in September and hopefully, Ill be back with a venegance.
I pray that I’m back by September.
So I went into this race confident and excited to run 5 miles in gorgeous weather. The first mile was a success with a 8:30 mile, then came the never ending hills. This whole race was one big hill that never stopped and was all turnarounds. You know if you were going down that hill, you were going right back up it. Needless to say, I think I’m more Warrior Dash Ready than Firecracker 4 Miler ready. Well, I was hoping top 10 for Firecracker, but not this year. I’ll just pray for beautiful weather and no humidity.