beradiantlyraw:

Nothing works like consistency. Be constant.

beradiantlyraw:

Nothing works like consistency. Be constant.

"I will stay on course. Sometimes when I am running a hard work out I get discouraged. I begin to doubt if I can finish. The pain seeps into my lungs, my legs and eventually my heart feels like it will burst. Same as in life when you hit hurdles to your goals. You get weary from trying, your heart has felt so much pain and begins to think it will fail… As I thought about the hardest workouts and races in my life, I know it is always most difficult right before the finish line and accomplishing what I thought I could not. So I will stay the course. I encourage you to do so as well."
Lolo Jones (via nine-run-run)
"I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me."
Tracee Ellis Ross (via streetetiquette)
bentonbeingfit:

Sauconyyyy

bentonbeingfit:

Sauconyyyy

silverliningrunner:

I love this picture, it has my two favorite runners doing what they do best & the background is so beautiful. I LOVE FALL WEATHER!

silverliningrunner:

I love this picture, it has my two favorite runners doing what they do best & the background is so beautiful. I LOVE FALL WEATHER!

for some dumb reason i didn’t run today… (i guess i was feeling sore and tight this morning and then i got a pro massage and i couldn’t do anything for a few hours after that…sunlight gone)

but tomorrow i’m going to get out for suuure even though it’s a hella busy day, last day at home (!) and i’m going to a basketball game too. guess i’ll be going out at 8:30ish. 

i’m dreading starting school and homework cycles again but i’m excited to get into a routine of hard work, in school and running. that’s my focus this semester. leggo.

dirttrailsandsideponytales:

I am Chris Derrick.

dirttrailsandsideponytales:

I am Chris Derrick.


Everyone likes to think they have their own little corner; it can be anything: needlepoint, lawn bowling, whatever. Some guy may gratify himself by thinking hes the best goddamn fruit and vegetable manager the A & P ever had. Which is fine. It gives people a sense of worth in a crowded world where everyone feels like part of the scenery. But then mostly they are spared any harrowing glimpses into their own mediocrity… The thing is that in track we are painfully and constantly aware of how we stack up, not just with out contemporaries but with our historical counterparts as well. In that regard it’s differenct even from other sports. A basketball player can go out and have a great day and tell himself he’s the greatest rebounding forward to ever hit the hardwood, but he’ll never really be troubled by the actual truth, will he? Maybe he’s just in a weak league. Maybe Jumping Joe Faulks would have eaten him alive thirty years ago. But he’ll never know. He’ll just have to leave such judgments in the sorry hands of the sportswriters, many of whom it has been pointed out can be bought with a steak.
In track it’s all there in black and white. Lot of people can’t take that kind of pressure; the ego withers in the face of the evidence. We all carry our little credentials around with us; that’s why the numbers are so important to us, why we’re always talking about them….
We can all be good boys and wear our letter sweaters around and get our little degrees and find some nice girl to settle, you know, down with… take up what a friend of ours calls the hearty challenges of lawn care…Or we can blaze! Become legends in our time, strike fear in the heart of mediocre talent everywhere! We can scald dogs, put records out of reach! Make the stands gasp as we blow into an unearthly kick from three hundred yards out!
- Quenton Cassidy

Everyone likes to think they have their own little corner; it can be anything: needlepoint, lawn bowling, whatever. Some guy may gratify himself by thinking hes the best goddamn fruit and vegetable manager the A & P ever had. Which is fine. It gives people a sense of worth in a crowded world where everyone feels like part of the scenery. But then mostly they are spared any harrowing glimpses into their own mediocrity… The thing is that in track we are painfully and constantly aware of how we stack up, not just with out contemporaries but with our historical counterparts as well. In that regard it’s differenct even from other sports. A basketball player can go out and have a great day and tell himself he’s the greatest rebounding forward to ever hit the hardwood, but he’ll never really be troubled by the actual truth, will he? Maybe he’s just in a weak league. Maybe Jumping Joe Faulks would have eaten him alive thirty years ago. But he’ll never know. He’ll just have to leave such judgments in the sorry hands of the sportswriters, many of whom it has been pointed out can be bought with a steak.

In track it’s all there in black and white. Lot of people can’t take that kind of pressure; the ego withers in the face of the evidence. We all carry our little credentials around with us; that’s why the numbers are so important to us, why we’re always talking about them….

We can all be good boys and wear our letter sweaters around and get our little degrees and find some nice girl to settle, you know, down with… take up what a friend of ours calls the hearty challenges of lawn care…Or we can blaze! Become legends in our time, strike fear in the heart of mediocre talent everywhere! We can scald dogs, put records out of reach! Make the stands gasp as we blow into an unearthly kick from three hundred yards out!

- Quenton Cassidy

roadtogreatnesssteve:

The conversation taking place on twitter right now couldn’t be anymore legit.

roadtogreatnesssteve:

The conversation taking place on twitter right now couldn’t be anymore legit.

dirttrailsandsideponytales:

Don’t judge someone else’s pace on the stationary bike. You never know what resistance level they’re set at. #deepcrosstraininglifelessons