Running

Thoughts which every runner has while running!!

1. What a beautiful day for a run!
2. This sucks.
3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so I’m really only running four miles. That’s not too far.
4. It’s starting to feel far.
5. How long have I been running? A year?
6. SIX MINUTES?!
7. I can barely remember what my life was like before I started this run.
8. OK, concentrate. There are still four-plus miles to go.
9. But who counts the first and last mile? This is pretty much an easy three miler.
10. Oh, shit! A fellow jogger!
11. Should I wave?
12. I’m totally gonna wave.
13. OOOK, they didn’t wave back. Never doing that again.
14. Just keep running, no one saw. Except that old guy who may or may not be averting his eyes.
15. Man, I think I’m hitting that “second wind” thing my gym coach was talking about.
16. Wait, never mind. I’ve been running down a decline.
17. If I leap to avoid dog shit, does that make me a CrossFit athlete?
18. What the heck is CrossFit anyway?
19. Mental reminder: Google CrossFit when I get home.
20. If I ever get home.
21. If I had a heart attack right now, I wonder who would find my body.
22. OMG, I hope I never find a dead body. Joggers always find dead bodies.
23. Bodies. Body. Bod-ay. Runnin’ all day, no one can catch … may.
24. OK, I must be halfway done by now.
25. What?! Only two miles in?
26. Alright, stay focused. What am I going to eat when I get home?
27. I’m running five miles so I should probably eat five slices of pizza.
28. Or I could buy one pizza and ask them to cut it into five slices.
29. I should probably get a side salad too.
30. …
31. Fuck the salad actually.
32. Man, what are these people doing in front of me? Walking?!
33. Is this a contest to see who’s the worst at walking? Because you are both champions in my heart.
34. Maybe if I pound my feet on the ground they’ll hear me coming and let me pass.
35. Oh, God. They didn’t turn around and now I’m right behind them. They’re going to think they’re getting mugged by the world’s sweatiest criminal.
36. You know what? Now seems like a good time to run in the street.
37. * Jumps off curb * Parkour!
38. Hi hi hi please don’t hit me with your car.
39. Pedestrian pedestrianizing over here, let me cross.
40. Thank you, Mr. Blue Honda. I’m trying to smile at you but it probably looks like I’m having a stroke.
41. Actually, I wonder what I look like right now.
42. * Checks out reflection in shop window * Yeesh.
43. Is that what I look like when I run? What am I, a newborn deer with a drinking problem?
44. Whatever, I must be almost done by now.
45. Heck yes. Three miles down, two to go. It’s all downhill from here.
46. Except for that very real uphill in front of me. God damnit.
47. Wait, is that… Is that…
48. A DOG!
49. Hi dog! You are so cute. You are now my mascot. I will finish this run for you, pup.
50. And — hello — what do we have here? Your human is pretty cute too.
51. Hope you like drunk fawns, Cute Human.
52. Watch my bambi ass prance up this hill.
53. Holy shit, prancing is exhausting. I am exhausted.
54. Honestly, I don’t even like running.
55. Why do I even run?
56. Why does anyone even run?
57. Why are we even alive?
58. OK, let’s not go down that road.
59. Focus. Focus on that sweet, delicious ‘za waiting at the finish line, calling your name with its cheesy breath.
60. Wait, less than one mile to go? I am KILLING this run.
61. I AM THE SWIFTEST GOD OF ALL TWO-LEGGED CREATURES.
62. YES, including ostriches.
63. Honestly, I should sign up for a marathon.
64. What is it, like 30 miles?
65. That’s just 15 miles each way, which is practically 10, and 10 is twice five, and I can run five miles EASY.
66. That’s it, I’m doing it. Thirty miles.
67. Thirty-mile marathon…30-mile marathon…30 Rock marathon.
68. On second thought, I’ll probably just binge-watch every episode of 30 Rock. That takes a lot of dedication and I will be winded from laughing so hard.
69. But I could probably do a marathon IF I wanted.
70. OK, almost home. Should I shower first and order pizza or order pizza and shower before it shows up?
71. Yep, definitely ordering first. I earned that shit.
72. Oh, no. Oh god no. Another runner. Should I wave?
73. No, be strong! Do not get burned again.
74. OMG, SHE waved first! Hello! Yes! We are both runners! Look at us run!
75. I guess running’s not so bad.

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7 Cardinal Rules in Life

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  1. Make peace with your past, so it won’t screw up your present.
  2. What others think of you is none of your business.
  3. Time heals almost everything, give it time.
  4. Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them.You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  5. Stop thinking too much. It’s alright not to know the answers. They will come when you least expect it.
  6. No one is in charge of your happiness, except you.
  7. Smile. You don’t own all the problems in the world.

 

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Choose, Lace, and Replace Your Running Shoes Based on How You Run

There are a bunch of factors that go into choosing the right running shoe, including what kind of surface you run on and if you have a high or flat arch. This infographic from REI summarizes all the basics of running shoes, including tips for when to replace them and how to lace them.

The graphic, for example, suggests you choose shoes with more cushioning and flexibility if your ankles tend to roll out (underpronate) or ones with motion control and extra stability if your ankles roll in (overpronate). How to tell? One clue may be the height of your arches: High angles probably underpronate, while runners with flat feet normally overpronate.

Another tip is to estimate about how many miles you run and how fast, so you can figure out if it’s time for new shoes. (The average shoe lasts between 300 and 500 miles, according to the graphic, but if you run very fast shoes will get extra wear and tear.)

Choose, Lace, and Replace Your Running Shoes Based on How You Run

Source: http://lifehacker.com/5918705/choose-lace-and-replace-your-running-shoes-based-on-how-you-run

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Inspiring Video from LIMU

Life is tough, that’s a given.

When you stand up, you’re gonna be shoved back down. When you’re down, you’re gonna be stepped on. My advice to you doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles.

It’s no secret: You’ll fall down, you’ll stumble, you’ll get pushed, you’ll land square on your face. But, every time that happens, you get back on your feet. You get up as fast as you can, no matter how many times you need to do it.

Remember this–Success has been and continues to be defined as getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down.

If experience has taught me anything, it’s that nothing is free and living ain’t easy. Life is hard, real hard, incredibly hard. You fail more often than you win. Nobody’s handing you anything. It’s up to you to puff up your chest, stretch your neck, and overcome all the difficult. The nasty. The mean. The unfair.

You want more than you have now? Prove it!
You want to be the very best there is? Get out there and earn it!

Once you decide that, you will know where it is you want to be and you won’t stop pushing forward until you get there!
That’s how winners are made.

At the end of the day, success is what we all want. We all wanna win and the race will be won. There is no question about that. So, come on. Get out on top! Run faster! Dream bigger! Live better than you have ever before. This is in you! You can do it! Do it for yourself. Prove it to yourself.

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10 Reasons to date a Runner

Came across a wonderful article from Runningbug (http://therunningbug.co.uk/training/motivation/b/weblog/archive/2013/11/08/10-reasons-to-date-a-runner.aspx).

Sharing it here:

1. We wear really skimpy clothing

2. Your dog didn’t die. You didn’t lose your job. You got a running injury. Don’t worry, we understand.

3. You can say what you really want to do on date night…

4. You don’t have to explain why you have chafing in strange places

5. Runners are comfortable in all sorts of weird positions

6. Runners don’t mind bringing new toys into the bedroom

7. We speak the same language

8. If you run out of things to say you can always make fun of peoples running styles…

9. They won’t complain that you have more pairs of trainers than normal shoes…and that you show up everywhere in them

10. They won’t ask stupid questions about your running

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Fifteen Commandments for the Runners

  1. Thou shall not compare thyself to the other runners. A Mile is a Mile.
  2. Thou shall never say, “I am not a runner”. If you run, you are a runner.
  3. Thou shall not skip on sleep.
  4. Remember the Rest Day and keep it Holy.
  5. Honor thy muscles and thy “aches & pains” and do not push through an injury. Runners are not invincible.
  6. Thou shall not commit the sin of wearing cotton; especially on a run day.
  7. Thou shall enjoy your every run like its last run of your life.
  8. Thou shall not ignore thy shoes.  Get  properly fitted shoes and check for wear tear regularly.
  9. Thou shall not get stuck in a usual “rut”, but will vary thy running by switching distance, pace and slopes.
  10. Thou shall not overanalyze your runs, but shall evaluate your progress over a period of time.
  11. Thou shall stay positive and enjoy the smallest of  running successes.
  12. Thou shall ‘Push On’ in the face of pain and discomfort.
  13. Thou body shall ‘Project Confidence’ i.e. thou shall feel like a supremely confident runner.
  14. Thou shall develop “Selective Amnesia” i.e. thou shall focus on positive training and running experiences and not on bad runs.
  15. Thou shall try to smile during the roughest patches of the run.. 🙂

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