Running has taken a backseat in my life at the moment. 

This last month or so has been one of the most emotionally challenging of my life.

Sometimes the pressure of a race coming up has been helpful and motivational, but at the moment it’s nothing to me but stress, and probably keeps me from what little running I have felt like doing. I am getting back to that - and not training. I’m not training for any races now. I am just, running. When I can. For fun. For stress relief. Because that’s why I used to run. I need that now. 

This is far from the motivational and positive theme my tumblr usually carries but I guess sometimes that’s just the way it is. Thanks for the support always, fellow runblrs :) 

Adidas “Runners, Yeah We’re Different” Ads

“In 1999 and 2000, Adidas ran a memorable ad campaign.  In my opinion, these are some of the greatest running shoe ads ever created.  Each one touches on something private I have experienced as a runner, something that a non-runner would probably appreciate. 

This series of ads apparently won recognition within the advertising community, and was successful in increasing sales.”

(via thepsycheofcee)

How do cookies always know what I need to hear…

How do cookies always know what I need to hear…

 wuugle said: OMG I DID SNOW RUNNING THE OTHER DAY TOO!!! And it was terrible…TERRIBLE FUN <3

WU I love you! Snow running is probably my favorite : ) 

I get a huge kick out of running in weather most people won&#8217;t even go outside in.
8 inches of snow? Yes please.
Not a long run, but a hell of a work out trudging through snow.
2.24 miles
10:01 pace 
I&#8217;ll take it.

I get a huge kick out of running in weather most people won’t even go outside in.

8 inches of snow? Yes please.

Not a long run, but a hell of a work out trudging through snow.

2.24 miles

10:01 pace 

I’ll take it.

‎”Nearly all runners know the voice in their heads that tells them to back off when the going gets tough. Part of training is to help you get better at ignoring this voice and continuing to push even though the voice gets louder and louder as you get more and more fatigued… Don’t hope that the race feels easy. Expect it to be hard and know that you’re going to have to repeatedly challenge yourself to ignore the voice in your head that wants you to slow down.” ~Greg McMillan

(Source: runnersaredifferent, via liveloverunning)

7 miles in 1:10 today. Not my best time but it’s the longest run I’ve managed in a few weeks.  

There’s this evil cycle where I feel bad when I don’t run, and then I don’t run because I feel bad… I think I’m over it. Feeling pretty good :)