Hungry Runner

Uh oh!! So I woke up this morning feeling muuuuch better (I was contemplating whether or not to run today because I was feeling kind of under the weather the second half of the week) and I made an executive decision to go forward with this week’s long run, which for me was also part of @skirtsports 10 on 10 race! 

So, it started out great, I was feeling strong… Until about 10 miles in when I felt like something behind my left knee was starting to tighten up. So I stopped, I stretched, it felt better and I kept going. But the ache continued to reoccur every mile or so, so I continued to stop and stretch every now and then and I took walk breaks too. Then at about 14 miles it was just too bad to keep running, thank goodness Mark was there to meet me with water and a banana at that point! 

Anyway, I finished the rest of the way back to his house, him walking, me limping. I iced and napped and it’s  starting to feel better now, so I’m hoping this isn’t anything too serious and I’m focusing on recovering for the rest of the day!

Uh oh!! So I woke up this morning feeling muuuuch better (I was contemplating whether or not to run today because I was feeling kind of under the weather the second half of the week) and I made an executive decision to go forward with this week’s long run, which for me was also part of @skirtsports 10 on 10 race!

So, it started out great, I was feeling strong… Until about 10 miles in when I felt like something behind my left knee was starting to tighten up. So I stopped, I stretched, it felt better and I kept going. But the ache continued to reoccur every mile or so, so I continued to stop and stretch every now and then and I took walk breaks too. Then at about 14 miles it was just too bad to keep running, thank goodness Mark was there to meet me with water and a banana at that point!

Anyway, I finished the rest of the way back to his house, him walking, me limping. I iced and napped and it’s starting to feel better now, so I’m hoping this isn’t anything too serious and I’m focusing on recovering for the rest of the day!

"Don’t think about the pain
When you run for long distances it’s impossible to avoid pain — it’s for everyone. When it comes you need to think of other things — the landscape, you talk with the racers, listen to music. I think about stories, like I’m a warrior being chased by an army. To not think about pain, you need to be in another world."

— Kilian (via ultrarunnersean)

This is a man who knows.

(via manvmiles)

Keeping this in mind as I head out for my 16-miler.

(via manvmiles)

micdotcom:

Finally, a jet pack to help you run faster

Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a faculty mentor, ASU student Jason Kerestes built a prototype of this jetpack as part of a university program called iProjects, which “brings students and industry together to find innovative solutions to real-world problems,” like how to run super, super fast. 
How it could save lives

micdotcom:

Finally, a jet pack to help you run faster

Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a faculty mentor, ASU student Jason Kerestes built a prototype of this jetpack as part of a university program called iProjects, which “brings students and industry together to find innovative solutions to real-world problems,” like how to run super, super fast. 

How it could save lives

It seems many runners tend to passively accept the fact that they are “injury prone.” As a result, they spend an excessive amount of time trying to heal recurring ailments or even worse, run through pain, ignoring the fact that something is seriously wrong and adding to the damage with every step they take.

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation estimates that about 70 percent of the running population becomes injured at some point or another.

If this is true, then it might really make you wonder how it’s possible that one ultra-runner, who’s completed five 100-mile races over the course of just seven months, hasn’t dealt with one common running injury since.

Continue reading…

(Source: theactivetimes.com)

Maybe at first, dating a runner might not seem like a bright idea. Really, who wants to spend the majority of their time with a fitness-obsessed freak who usually wakes up before the sun is out, hands over their hard earned cash for race entry fees and is probably missing a few toenails?

It doesn’t really sound all that great, does it? Well, maybe we can convince you to reconsider, because if you can get over the toenail thing (really, that’s only true for a small portion of long-distance runners anyway), then you’ll likely find that dating a runner comes along with a pretty long list of sweet perks.

And I’m not just saying that because I am a runner. I asked my boyfriend to share his perspective. “You’re passionate, dedicated and just the perfect amount of nuts,” he said, inserting a smiling emoji with its tongue sticking out and a “JK.” (Whatever, most runners can admit they’re a little nuts, so no need to cushion the blow.)

“But seriously, just being fit and pushing others to better themselves, but not in an overbearing way,” he said. “Being around someone with too much passion can rub off on another person the wrong way.”

So there you have it; dating a runner means you get a partner who will inspire you to be better, not by badgering you, but simply by being who they are and doing what they love to do.

And if you’re still not convinced, continue reading to find out a few more (really good) reasons you might consider dating a runner.

Read more…

Klondike Road Relay complete!

Two days, two countries and 108 miles; hands down the most incredible race I’ve ever been a part of!

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