having faith in the run
i almost didn’t run today. for no reason other than that i was tired and it was cold and rainy outside. inside, i sort of knew that running would make me feel better. but getting on the bus and heading home just seemed so much easier than going to the gym, changing, and facing the road. but i did it anyways. i had been carrying my running gear around all day and i wasn’t going to...
question for my lovely followers
how would you feel about reading more personal posts about my life beyond health and fitness? as in more about school, dumb things i do with my roommate, random adventures, etc. some potential responses include: it’s your blog do whatever you want. i follow this blog because i want to see posts about health and fitness, i would prefer if you kept extraneous posts limited. i’d...
need to man up and go out on this run.
confession: i haven’t gone on a real run since last sunday because of regionals and i’m NERVOUS to go out and run now. which is totally dumb because even if i get out there and suck, it’s still a run. so i’m just sitting here wasting my time. okay. I’M GOING. see you guys in some number of miles.
sorry for my absence over the past few days..
i was in snowshoe, west virginia for uscsa regionals (where there was no wifi or cell service). i had an awesome time and our women’s snowboard team did really well. i’ll post a more thorough update when i’m back home! :)
Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and...– Julie Isphording
met with my school's nutritionist today to talk...
i got some really good advice and i think it’s going to be easier than i thought! i can ask for my food to be served from back-up bins so that i’m not risking cross-contamination from nearby foods with gluten. they also have a bunch of specialty gluten free items that i can request. i can call in early for my meals or even send them a week’s meal plan in advance and my food...
Anonymous asked: what's you home mountain? what team do you ride for?
recipe: kale, feta, and sun dried tomato stuffed...
i made a modified version of this recipe for lunch the other day and oh my goodness, there was party in my mouth. Ingredients: 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 large handfuls of kale, washed and chopped 4 sun dried tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup feta cheese handful of raw or roasted pine nuts 1 large chicken breast, cut in half lengthwise to create two large flat pieces 2 tbs lemon juice 3 tbs...
just killed 11 miles!
AWW YEAH. 11.02 in 1:43:32, average pace of 9:24. that’s the furthest i’ve ever run! my long run today was actually scheduled to be 9 miles but i didn’t exactly map it out.. when i hit the 9 mile mark i wasn’t even back on my campus yet! so i figured i would just keep running because i felt kind of fantastic. i feel so ready to tackle this half marathon and i still...
i like to spend my long runs fantasizing about...
recipe: healthy chocolate fudge pie
just look at that pie. look at it. now guess what? it’s incredibly easy to make, super delicious, and fairly healthy! i just made it for my birthday and i’m definitely NOT telling my friends what’s in it! ingredients: 12-oz package silken or firm tofu 1 tsp cocoa powder 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 T nondairy milk scant 1/8 tsp salt 8 to 10 oz chocolate chips (a...
taking a rest day on my birthday....
which is unfortunate because i was looking forward to running today in ~celebration. but i have an orgo exam on monday which means: i’m pretty much not acknowledging my birthday anyways i can’t do my long run on monday because i don’t want to be tired while taking the exam so long run (9 miles!) is moved to tomorrow which means i better rest up today!
hot, sweaty, and happy!
5.05 miles in 43:30, average pace of 8:37. i love seeing and feeling improvement.
Ladies, meet your new hero. Men, prepare to be... →
fitminine: This girl deadlifts 315 lbs. THREE-ONE-FIVE, holy shit! And she does NOT look bulky at all! She’s actually 5’4, 140lbs, and looks leaner than me. Proof that heavy weights will not make you girls look like Arnold. Most guys can’t even look like Arnold. I’m gonna start focusing on strength again. Getting weak. damn, girl.
Never forget how far you've come.
motivationforfitness: When you are about to look in the mirror, close your eyes first. When you open them, pretend you’re looking at someone else. You may just find yourself thinking “damn, bitch looks good.” Then you can say “HA! That bitch is meeeeee!!!!” :D
Anonymous asked: How did you start running?
timed a mile for the first time in awhile
kelseynoll: i ran it in 8:30. i really had no idea what to expect from myself but i’m kind of disappointed because i thought i’d have a lower time. but that’s just more motivation to keep working harder and improving my technique. i’ll be faster next time. reblogged this post from my personal. this was over the summer, around six months ago. i’ve been true to my word about working...
good things of the day
got blood taken and didn’t cry/freak out grocery shopped, stocked up on some gluten-free products ran 5k in 25:37, average pace 8:13 had an amazingly delicious salad for dinner won 3 free personal training sessions from my school now that’s what i’m talking about!
i just really fucking love to run.
The Spartan Warrior: Protein Controversies by Lyle... →
thespartanwarrior: The following represents the entirety of Chapter 8 from The Protein Book: A Complete Guide for the Coach and Athlete. Before looking at whole proteins and protein powders, I’d like to address some of the most common controversies that tend to surround the high protein intakes typically seen…
heading out for 8 miles
temp: 31 ˚F wind: 15-20 mph “feel likes” temp: 19 ˚F it’s gonna be a chilly one!
recipe: chocolate peanut butter banana protein...
now is that a mouthful to say or what? these were so delicious today, definitely the best overnight oats i’ve made - i just had to share! here’s the breakdown: 1 cup of almond milk 1 ripe banana 1/2 cup oats 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 scoop protein powder of choice 2 tablespoons peanut butter directions: blend almond milk and banana. add oats,...
No one runs in my family. I am not built like a runner. My bones aren’t...– ~ Nike. (via runfit-foodforfuel)
gluten free diet starts today.
comprehensive health update
well, the doctor finally called and results still aren’t conclusive but i’ve been talking so ambiguously about what’s going on that i’m just going to lay it all out. in november, i went to see my doctor because i hadn’t had my period in 3 or 4 months. she sent me for bloodwork and the cbc indicated that my hemoglobin was really low (i think it was 6.9) and that i...
light purple shorts, hot pink top, purple zip-up, magenta socks. haters gonna hate, am i right?
i think i have to go for a run.
a. it’s FUCKING BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE HOLY SHIT. as much as my snowboarder self thinks this is appalling, my runner self is itching to get out there. b. my doctor was supposed to call with my test results by the end of the week and i STILL HAVEN’T HEARD. i just called up to ask and the secretary told me she would leave a note for them to call me and get back to me by the end of the day....
Run when you're happy, run when you're sad, run...
Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path...– Ellen Degeneres (via berryhealthy)
i could definitely feel the difference in my run...
monday (two days ago) i was coming off of two rest/cross training days (does snowboarding count as cross training?). yesterday i did bodypump. today i was definitely feeling the burn… it did not feel easy like monday’s run. i made it 7 miles in some amount of time that i don’t remember since my garmin is off, definitely slower than monday though. i think i’m going to...