"Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters."
Ernest Hemingway   (via modelmefitx)


You know what, fuck it. Who the fuck cares if I embarrass myself trying. At least I went for it. From now on I’m going to go into everything with as much confidence as I can. I’m not going to let my lack of self confidence slow me down anymore.

"You don’t become a runner by winning a morning workout.
The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many days, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years … the Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials!"
J. L. Parker (via trailflow)


The cool thing is that, by 9:00 you could be just waking up or you could be finishing up with a ten mile run.

When you work as hard as you dream, people will notice.

"When the hurt starts, there’s no change in strategy. You press on. When you’re tired, and it’s time to sprint at the end, you sprint at the end. The decision has already been made."
Abbey D’agostino (via thirtytwohundred)
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couldn’t be more pumped about this xc season


couldn’t be more pumped about this xc season

guys i’m back from cross country camp and i’m honestly so pumped for this season. it’s going to be MY SEASON.

also i ran 10 miles at an 8:40 pace and that is what my half marathon pace was so that’s freaking great!


Life update: it’s day 4 of cross country camp and I can already feel that I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been at the start of the season and this is my breakout year. Also, our assistant coach is the head distance track coach and we talked, and he invited me to do track and I’m going to do it! It’ll be a big commitment to run year long, but I’m so excited to be a three sport college athlete.

At XC camp until Friday!! My first workout on Monday went really, really well. Today we have a 5k time trial and I’m a little bit nervous!!!


to another season of team pasta dinners, double knotted laces, prs, planks, muddy legs, sock tans, and the best times of our lives. 

Been laying around for a couple hours but I need to get on the bike for a while before it gets too hot outside. Maybe I’ll ride a different trail today???
Also, camp starts on sunday!!!!!! Then my posts will actually be interesting as I start racing at the end of the month :)


if someone can’t wake up early to watch you race, then they don’t deserve you