once-a-runner:

Verzbicas

once-a-runner:

Verzbicas

widowersheart:

We conquered Roy Griak and Chipotle is our reward 👏😎

My race wasn’t amazing but I’ll take it! Griak conquered :)

widowersheart:

We conquered Roy Griak and Chipotle is our reward 👏😎

My race wasn’t amazing but I’ll take it! Griak conquered :)

Hey sorry I haven’t updated!!
I had one of my worst races ever last Saturday, the mental strength was just gone. I need to turn that around and get back on track this weekend. I’m racing the Roy Griak hosted by U of M if anyone else will be there!! It’s a hilly course but I’m looking to have an amazing race and PR by 1:15. that will set me up to qualify for our teams elite meet in a week. I need to make a 2:30 PR jump, but I know my legs can do it, I just need my brain to cooperate.
Tomorrow I have physics lab and then a spanish TA session, then I’m going to make lots of Mac and cheese and go to Starbucks and study, and then have an awesome recovery run to get ready for my big weekend. It’s time to get shit done. I need to trust my training, because for once in my life, my training has been amazing. No injuries, big mileage. And this is the year to go from below average to good.

"The truth is we all get tired, we all get weary. In fact, if you never feel like giving up, then your dreams are too small. If you never feel like quitting, then you need to set some larger goals. When that pressure comes to get discouraged and to think about how you can’t take it anymore, that is completely normal. Every person feels that way at times."
Joel Osteen (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Actually one of the worst races of my life. Other personal problems are getting in the way of my running and I’m so sick of racing badly.
On the other hand, I have some really good friends that talked me through a nice cry after the race and that was pretty awesome.

lucysweatslove:

And I believe this way can be the same for everyone :)

lucysweatslove:

And I believe this way can be the same for everyone :)

First big meet on saturday!! It’s at St Olaf in Minnesota if anyone is going to be there… I’ll be in blue and yellow!
I’m so pumped to have a good race, it’s a quick course, and I’m going after a sub 27:00 this meet. Baby steps. Positive self talk. I can freaking do this.

"When you’re hurting in the middle of a workout or race, it’s easy to hold back or let yourself off the hook from running faster. But regret is the worst feeling to me. You want to challenge yourself. The more you get out of yourself, you start wondering, Maybe I could get even more. It’s fun to see what you can get your body to do."
Kara Goucher (via runningxctf)
nine-run-run:

YES best quote ever

nine-run-run:

YES best quote ever

actually getting so confident with myself… wore my friends crop top and i looked hella good last night :)

actually getting so confident with myself… wore my friends crop top and i looked hella good last night :)

run-caiti-run:

How am I supposed to do two hours of homework after xc practice if I really just want to eat and sleep