Middle school Steph would have her mind blown if she knew current-me was at a Smash Mouth concert but also drinking beer. Too much.

Every boss I’ve had has complimented my punctuality and almost seemed surprised that I can hold myself to strict deadlines. I’m the kind of person that thinks punctuality is important, though, I’m not sure how they stand coworkers who aren’t. People who can’t stick to deadlines make me want to hurl myself/them into the sun.

namastebandar:

The whole beach was my mat this morning. 

I love this human. I’m so jealous of this beautiful view, too, I love the beach!

namastebandar:

The whole beach was my mat this morning.

I love this human. I’m so jealous of this beautiful view, too, I love the beach!

Watchless morning 10k run.
My future roommates visited last night unexpectedly and it forfeited my run time :( but in good news, they invited me to a Sugar Ray/Smash Mouth concert tonight. That’s an okay trade to me.

Watchless morning 10k run.
My future roommates visited last night unexpectedly and it forfeited my run time :( but in good news, they invited me to a Sugar Ray/Smash Mouth concert tonight. That’s an okay trade to me.

marathon training

Is it still road rage if you’re on a bike?

Dear black jeep that almost T-boned me: thanks for running that red light. It’s so inspiring to see people like you be so considerate to cut me off while I was crossing the street.
This also applies to the scooter that was weaving between lanes to get through traffic and struck a cyclist stopped in the bike lane by swerving in unexpectedly.
Why you do this to me, Boston traffic.

Real life: At work, the desktop PCs all have glitter stickers on them. Of hamsters, in Christmas hats, eating candy canes and opening gifts. I’m unclear where you purchase such greatness, but I really want a set.

mamagetssfit daniellethesheep

I think it’s still important to take rest days if you’re only running, or doing minimal workouts. I’m not sure if I should be interpreting working out minimally as infrequent workouts where rest days are built in, or where you frequently do a short workout, but if it’s #2 I think you should still rest, just a little less frequently than if they were burnout workouts. Most race training plans have you run only 5 days a week at most, usually, so I think that’s a fine benchmark. You need rest to recover, without it your body can’t adapt to the stress you’re applying and make appropriate growth changes. I also think that running on rest days is Ok, I take active rest days like that occasionally, where the workout is easy or short and I take a full rest day the next week for certain. I can’t say if this will be good for all athletes, but taking one full rest day every 14 days had worked for me. But YMMV. I’ve definitely been talking more rest days than I want this month, and not committing to taking deload weeks seriously, but they’re important to successful growth and change.

training