Officially registered for marathon attempt #3! • Attempt 1 was 2003 in Mobile when I was a naive college runner home on Christmas break. I raced strictly on 5k training and my stupidity afforded me a 4:15 finish and walking funny for the next 2 weeks. • Attempt 2 was Chicago 2005 when I trained properly with a group under a coach and due to an achilles issue that cropped up a couple of weeks out I decided to DNF at mile 13 due to severe pain. • So here I am 13 years older ready to try again. I’m shooting for the same goal I had in 2005– 3:30! #learnfromyourmistakes • #marathontraining#hshive#goals#runner#motivation#run#running
I just finished this book! I’ve read so many this year but here’s another I had to stop and talk about. The girl who wrote this story came off to me as the most annoying, infuriating, severely sheltered, ignorantly reckless girl who ended up moving me so damn much. She tells this story of herself continuously accommodating people who clearly have bad intentions, but through her journey hiking the PCT she actually learns to be alone, to say “no” and with power, to stand up for herself without fear and she ultimately learns what she is made of. Aspen Matis, I was yelling at you until I realized I was yelling with you. You are a lovely writer and I hope you know how incredibly powerful you are. You found your voice. Don’t ever lose it. I can’t wait for my own walk for peace. Thank you. #pctgoals#girlinthewoods#aspenmatis#recklessgirl#wildchild#nomeansno#letstalkaboutrape#realstories#inspiringjourney#learnfromyourmistakes#neverstopgrowing#mexicotocanada#hereicome
Do not accept whatever comes. Do not accept whatever goes. You have infinite power. Exercise your choice!