Running for Fun

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Saturday’s hot run, where my left leg was too tight, led to slightly pulled hamstring, very uncomfortable calf, and hateful foot pain. 

I haven’t run since. Rest is good. Although I’ve been stretching and rolling as much as possible ever since.

Tomorrow I start back up again and according to my training schedule I have only missed two runs. Four miles. Gonna be slow and careful.

OK and now I go to bed.

Filed under marathon training

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Tomorrow I will write about training progress, sore muscles, and sleep.

But now I must actually do the sleep thing…

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hodge-podgery:

cuntravoid:

malformalady:

 An old tree stump with grass growing over it, Faroe Islands

are you stupid thats a unicorn

oh what I have to draw this

I love this unicorn

"Unicorns? I thought they only existed in fairytales. This is a forest, like any other… isn’t it?"

"Then why do the leaves never fall here? Or the snow? Why is it always spring here? I tell you there is one unicorn left in the world, and as long as it lives in this forest we’ll find no game to hunt here."

hodge-podgery:

cuntravoid:

malformalady:

An old tree stump with grass growing over it, Faroe Islands

are you stupid thats a unicorn

oh what I have to draw this

I love this unicorn

"Unicorns? I thought they only existed in fairytales. This is a forest, like any other… isn’t it?"

"Then why do the leaves never fall here? Or the snow? Why is it always spring here? I tell you there is one unicorn left in the world, and as long as it lives in this forest we’ll find no game to hunt here."

(via she-likes-pretty-things)

Filed under The Last Unicorn

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ofgeography:

so here’s a fun story about this movie. guess who loves this movie? me! i do! i love this movie. i love this movie so much that when i was in the 7th grade and i saw “first wives club 2” on pay per view i was like: HELL YEAH!! FIRST WIVES CLUB TWO!! NO ONE TOLD ME THERE WAS A SEQUEL!!!

here’s the synopsis for first wives club 2:

disgruntled first wives take their ex-husbands’ new lovers under their wing.

sounds great, right? awesome viewing material for a precocious 11-year-old.

so i buy this movie, and like, three minutes into it i’m starting to feel suspicious?? like it’s really low quality and my girls are nowhere in sight?? how come none of the first wives are the same?? how come they’re alone in a bedroom with mood lighting?? why is she taking off her shirt?? why are they both taking off their shirts?? WHY ARE THEY—

here’s what i did not know about first wives club 2:

  • it is a lesbian porno of no relation to the beloved 1996 classic.

so of course i, horrified that i’ve accidentally bought porn on my family’s account (and in that state of panic that kids work themselves into whenever anything regarding sex is mentioned), quickly shut off the TV and go upstairs and watch an episode of veggie tales to like, cleanse my soul and apologize to jesus, and that’s that.

EXCEPT, OF COURSE:

  • you have to pay for pay per view.

so the end of the month comes and i have completely put this incident out of my mind, haha, i accidentally bought porn, how funny, TELL NO ONE. right? and i’m sitting at a nice dinner with my mother, my stepfather, and my very religious aunt deb, and we’re just talking about farm things, whatever, when suddenly my mother puts her fork down and says, “okay, there’s something we need to discuss. as a family.”

  • AS A FAMILY.

and i’m like, running through a list of people i know who could conceivably be dead, and fantasizing about my mother announcing that she’s going to buy me My Own Computer Just Because U Earned It Kiddo, and she pulls out a piece of paper that says DIRECTV across the top. and i’m like: OH NO.

"i received the tv bill today," my mother said, and i was like, shoveling potatoes into my mouth as fast as i could because i knew that when i went to PORN PRISON they weren’t going to feed me this kind of quality starch. "does anybody want to tell me who purchased the pornography?"

as a reminder, a quick table survey:

  • my mother, surprised and disappointed by the porn bill (innocent)
  • my stepfather, a grumbly old cowboy who just wants to sing along to kenny chesney and watch the hunt for red october (innocent)
  • my aunt deb, a super religious catholic whose best friend is a nun named Sister Placid (innocent)
  • me, the 11-year-old with a mouthful of potatoes who definitely purchased the lesbian pornography

silence.

my mother said, “i’m not going to ask again.”

silence.

my aunt looked at my stepdad. my stepdad looked at my aunt. NOBODY LOOKED AT ME, THE 11-YEAR-OLD WITH A MOUTHFUL OF POTATOES WHO DEFINITELY PURCHASED THE LESBIAN PORNOGRAPHY.

my mother shook her head and put the bill down. “this was incredibly inappropriate,” she said. “skip, deb, whoever. buy that shit on your own time. i’m not paying for it. what if molly had seen it?”

  • WHAT IF MOLLY HAD SEEN IT?

"don’t expose my kid to that crap."

  • DON’T
  • EXPOSE
  • MY KID
  • TO THAT CRAP

"if you want to watch porn, fine, but do it in private and don’t expect me to pay for it. i can’t believe one of you did that in the living room."

  • I CAN’T BELIEVE ONE OF YOU DID THAT
  • IN THE LIVING ROOM

but molly, why didn’t you own up to it and explain that it was an accident?

  • are you fucking kidding
  • i did not want to go to porn prison

the fun conclusion to this story is that i never owned up to it, which means that there are 3 people in the world who have not solved the mystery of the lesbian porn. a quick survey:

  • my mother, who lives every day wondering whose porn she paid for
  • my stepfather, who probably wishes he knew less about his wife’s sister’s porn preferences
  • my aunt, who probably wishes she knew less about her sister’s husband’s porn preferences

but molly, why don’t you own up to it now, with the safety of time and distance and the knowledge that porn prison isn’t real?

  • are you fucking kidding
  • this is the best thing i’ve ever done

Crying with laughter on the bus home.

(Source: bellecs, via takingbackpaula)

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OK this afternoon’s run was … brutal. In the shade it was OK, and thankfully Charlotte is a very green city with a lot of beautiful tree-lined roads. Even so 3 out of 9 miles were pretty much out there unshaded.
I only saw two other runners fools out there; a woman who was way ahead of me. I caught up to her when she stopped at a lights to cross to the shaded side of the street and we talked a while further down the road. She was running 12. Then there was a super fit shirtless guy who ran past us. He was a all muscles and sweat; I should have taken a pic for y’all - he was really quite impressive. But my running companion might have got the wrong idea :)
So my 10 turned into 9. I was just glad to be alive when it was all over. Ha!
It wasn’t all about the heat; I got started and very quickly left leg was tight and twingey from calf up through hamstring to glute. I spent the first 1.5 miles trying to get into form that didn’t tweak my leg further.
The next 5 miles were OK, and it helped having company on the road. But by the end my legs were just heavy and getting painful so I had to walk/run. Ankles protested, and things were turning craptastic fast, so at the end of my run I came to a point to continue straight and make the full 10 or turn home early, and I made the turn for home.
I feel very meh about the whole thing.

OK this afternoon’s run was … brutal. In the shade it was OK, and thankfully Charlotte is a very green city with a lot of beautiful tree-lined roads. Even so 3 out of 9 miles were pretty much out there unshaded.

I only saw two other runners fools out there; a woman who was way ahead of me. I caught up to her when she stopped at a lights to cross to the shaded side of the street and we talked a while further down the road. She was running 12. Then there was a super fit shirtless guy who ran past us. He was a all muscles and sweat; I should have taken a pic for y’all - he was really quite impressive. But my running companion might have got the wrong idea :)

So my 10 turned into 9. I was just glad to be alive when it was all over. Ha!

It wasn’t all about the heat; I got started and very quickly left leg was tight and twingey from calf up through hamstring to glute. I spent the first 1.5 miles trying to get into form that didn’t tweak my leg further.

The next 5 miles were OK, and it helped having company on the road. But by the end my legs were just heavy and getting painful so I had to walk/run. Ankles protested, and things were turning craptastic fast, so at the end of my run I came to a point to continue straight and make the full 10 or turn home early, and I made the turn for home.

I feel very meh about the whole thing.

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So … thunder!

Morning run didn’t happen because of a wicked thunderstorm and heavy rains.

So I’m getting ready to run now. In the hottest part of the day. In the sunlight …

this might not end well!

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Remind me tomorrow that it’s supposed to be a Long S-l-o-w Run.

Negative splits, negative splits, negative splits, negative splits, negative splits!