Date a girl who runs. Date a girl who chooses to move than to let the world pass her by. She will cover the roads with you while talking about the mundane to the profound without gasping for air. She will notice and appreciate the little things: the extra cushioning of her shoes, the softness…
“In running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions.”—Glenn Cunningham
- signed up for the Great Eastern Women 10k in july! - collected my race pack for the Nike Goddess 5k next week! (my first race) - had a good run at the gym where i cleared my head of work issues and managed to sort out the problems (yay, running!) - hung out and had lazy days with the boyfriend :)
so many public holidays so soon after starting work… has plus points and several bad points. :\
so i started work last week. so far it’s been a busy, tiring first 2 weeks. i havent had the time or energy to really keep up with my training :( at least i ran 3 times last week..
today, i was on my feet all day dealing with kids 7-12 years old. from 830am-4pm. that’s a major workout in itself, i reckon! lol.. but now i’m on my sofa after a nice hot shower with my feet up. im beat. sighhhhh.
did my first after-work run yesterday. had to rush home and throw on my running shorts in order to get out n run before it got too dark. was really quite tired but it all just melted away the moment i started running. i hit a “moment” mid-run where i zoned out and just kept running. i went fast and my body just didn’t want to stop! it felt AWESOME! :)
but i developed a crazy side-stitch n had to stop soon after. zzzzzz
“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.”—Arthur Blank (via mikesmuzac)
so after learning that the weird tingling and “stretched” feeling in my soles were actually the first signs of PF, i’ve been on my butt resting. i havent run since monday, when the symptoms started… or had a decent run since last week. it’s slowly driving me mad!
as per given advice, i’ve been using a tennis ball under my feet and it’s definitely been helping. the tingling has stopped and my feet have been feeling more limber. but its still not a 100% yet and i’m afraid to try them out in case i trigger a full-blown PF. :( that would keep me on my butt for months and would really suck!
sigh.. hopefully i’ll be able to sneak in a run this weekend?
so i started out nice and slow. but at about 20mins, i had to stop. my soles (particularly the arch) felt very tight and ‘stretched’, and also kinda tingly. i’ve never had any running injuries, but i’m guessing that’s not a good thing? so i decided to stop. :\
bummed me out as i wasn’t even out of breath and REALLY looking forward to a long, slow run. meh.
anyone experience this ‘stretched’ and tingly feeling before? i’d love for some advice?
“Love a girl who runs and she will love you back the same way she loves running. You will ask her why she loves running and she’ll answer: Because I can. You will ask her why she loves you and she’ll reply: Because I do.”—date a girl who runs (via eelovestorun)