A girls journey to RunDisney and find herself.

- Walt Disney

- Walt Disney

Had an 11 hour work day..

But managed to pull myself to the gym (been so hard when I’m so tired) but so excited. Body pump and a run. Im fighting to be back where I was :)

Oops. Dopey 2015.

Oops. Dopey 2015.

London power walk and life talks with my bestie.

London power walk and life talks with my bestie.

ivegotreasonstolivefit:

This photo makes me very happy.

ivegotreasonstolivefit:

This photo makes me very happy.

oh my goodness, i absolutely love your last post! i always stop on my runs, only for a like 20 seconds everything couple of miles but its literally the nicest thing because it refreshes you and its them seconds when all the endorphins hit my head and make me soo happy and enjoy my run, i'm so glad you wrote that post, its made me feel soo good! :)
- Anonymous

I’m glad to hear this. I think it’s because no runner talks about it but it’s more common than people think. It shouldn’t be thought of as making you less a runner or slower or ‘the mileage doesn’t count the same’ because it does. Run how you want and enjoy it. Otherwise what’s the point?

Dear people that don't run

healthyandahalf:

runningtoescapethetruth:

Don’t tell me what I should or shouldn’t be doing or where I am going wrong. If you have never trained with me or have never run before DONT judge me.

Somehow I have managed to train for 5 half marathons, numerous 10ks and the Dopey Challenge by myself….

Yes these past few months have been…

I so so feel this. I think one of the biggest misconceptions about runners is that they NEVER STOP RUNNING on their runs. I’m sorry, that’s ridiculous. Sometimes you accidentally go too hard and can’t catch your breath, sometimes that hill was just a little longer than you thought it would be, and sometimes you just plain feel like walking. Or, if you’re like me, you like sitting for 5 min half way through and staring at the ocean, because what is life if you can’t stop and admire unexpected beauty? Who the fuck cares? I stopped half way through every single run training for my half-marathons and still managed to run them in full with splits that were 15s faster than I’d ever run in training. You keep doing you!!

Amen!!!! Runners who like to appreciate the little things unite!!

Dear people that don’t run

Don’t tell me what I should or shouldn’t be doing or where I am going wrong. If you have never trained with me or have never run before DONT judge me.

Somehow I have managed to train for 5 half marathons, numerous 10ks and the Dopey Challenge by myself….

Yes these past few months have been hard for my running. Yes I am not where I want to be, but this is and has always been MY journey and I do it my way.

In my years of running I have never been one of those people that runs without stopping when I am training, sometimes I take a few moments at my turning point or to change music or to stretch out - and that’s just something I have always done. I personally don’t think it’s ever affected me come race day - I’ve always been able to run non stop then! It’s just one of my running quirks, sometimes I just stop at traffic lights, sometimes I stop every other mile. Only for about 20-30 seconds but it always refreshes me. Who is to say that this is wrong? Who wrote the rules? No one. Do it your way

At the end of the day I will listen to coaches and fellow runners but I always follow my own intuition. Yes Im having to put alot of groundwork back into my running, but I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again. And I’ll do it my way. So that I still enjoy running at the end of the day.

Sorry for the rant but some people need to just not try and tell you what you should and shouldn’t do and how to train when they have never done it before.

When I’m out on a long run, the only thing that matters is finishing the run. For once, my brain isn’t going bleh-bleh-bleh all the time. Everything quiets down, and the only thing going on is pure flow. It’s just me and the movement and the motion. That’s what I love—just being a barbarian, running through woods.

     — Jenn Shelton (via londonrunning)

It’s Easter.

guyfitblr:

It happens once a year. Eat that chocolate egg. Enjoy it. Have two if you wish. Don’t EVER feel guilty for eating.

Okayyyyy then