As Seen at the Gym…
I knew right away it was from my almamater, UAlbany.
Go Great Danes!
So now I want to know !!!
I want to play the why you follow me game. So tell me.
Cause Imma follower
I’m curious too… Why do you follow me?
Corinne…your sister is being mean.
Haha… Can’t help you, Sam. Sorry! We were raised right… Giants fans! ;)
Thinking you see your boss’s wife and (little) brother-in-law in Michael’s Craft store… But not knowing for sure.
Should You Listen to Music While Running?
No. The sound of your feet hitting the ground should be all the music you need.By Scott Martin My first year as a runner, I never left the house without my iPhone and my headphones. If you happened to be on the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Maine at the same time I was, you probably heard me rapping along with Eminem. Music, back then, was a huge part of running for me.
Which are you?
I used to run every run with my iPod. Then I hit a plateau. I stopped running with my music and started focusing on my runs. I focused on my breathing and my foot falls. I paid more attention to the effort I was exerting and what kind of results I was getting for that effort. I have to say that I completely believe that I became a much better runner when I stopped listening to music and started listening to my runs.
Just to be clear, I don’t knock anyone for running with music (as long as they do it safely) but I encourage you to try running without your music and maybe, just maybe, you’ll see that you can still experience the same euphoria that running brings without the noise.
I’ve always run with music because it’s how I zone out. Then there was a time early on (during my original C25K) that I had to run without music because my headphones broke mid-run.
Having to listen to my labored breath was beyond discouraging. I heard myself wheezing and doubted myself my ability to run. I hadn’t yet learned to breathe properly while I was running.
Now that I have I could probably run without music but it pumps me up and keeps me out of my head. When I struggle to get through a mile I sing along with my music and just go. I pay attention to my form and breathing by feel instead of sound.
As for safety, I highly recommend Yurbuds. They stay put but still allow you to hear sounds around you like traffic. I make my music just loud enough that I can’t hear my breathing but I can hear the cyclists that actually say “on your left.”
As I Scrolled Through These 45 Photos, One Thing Became Very Clear. And Everyone Should See It.
Tears, smiles and more… it’s all here.
These stories have gone around and I’ve seen them before but with all the fighting going on around the world and the sad stories we’ve been hearing in the news I think we could use another dose of awesome.
Make sure you have tissues nearby.
Team for Kids!
I remembered my gym bag and forgot my sweater.
I’m usually the warmest person, but my current office is an ice box.
A few more responses before bed…
Random Shit About Me
I’ve noticed a bunch of new followers and have failed to say hello! HI!!!
You can learn a lot from my “about me” and “races” but here’s some random stuff… stolen from gabalotmom because I’m bored. :)
- the meaning behind my url: I breathe. I run. I live. It all stems from being a runner with asthma.
- a picture of me: You saw my sweaty selfie this morning.
- tattoos i have: None until I move out… yes, I know I’m an adult, but I know when to pick my battles.
- last time i cried and why: Watching TV this morning… ‘Chasing Life’
- piercings i have: 3 in each ear, one extra in right ear, right tragus, right cartilage & belly button. I think my left cartilage might still be open too…
- favorite band: Imagine Dragons, but my favorite artist is P!nk.
- biggest turn off(s): Liars, people who take me for granted, and one-uppers (the negative one-uppers are the worst!)
- top 5 (insert subject): top five places I want to see: England, Australia, Italy, Ireland, Germany
- tattoos i want: A hummingbird for my grandmother (paternal), on my foot somehow highlighting the birthmark we shared (on my toe). Some kind of running tattoo, and a tattoo memorializing my grandfather’s Yartzeit (my birthday). Probably a few more but that’s to start.
- biggest turn on(s): honesty, sense of humor and knowing the importance of family
- **ideas of a perfect date: Something fun… mini golf, an amusement park, laser tag.
- life goal(s): run a marathon, move out of my parents house, find a career I enjoy and have a family… even if it’s only with furbabies.
- piercings i want: I alway wanted my tongue but I won’t do that now. Maybe another funky ear piercing.
- relationship status: single
- favorite movie: anything Harry Potter or Mel Brooks.
- a fact about my life: if I could go back in time I wouldn’t study music… I would study computers. Someday if I can afford to I’ll go back to school.
- phobia: Crickets, sharks, being alone and death.
- middle name: Elise.
- anything you want to ask: What do you really think of me?
My post about tumblr relationships was about curiosity and not validation. I posted my thoughts to see all of the thoughts & reactions it would bring. I shared how I see a few of you because I genuinely wanted you to know.
The best part about all of this is the realization that I’ve grown so much that I don’t *need* to know exactly where I stand in one person’s life. I just need to know that I’m in it. Make sense?
So if I shared something about you today I’m happy to say I don’t need reciprocation. I’m perfectly happy just knowing that you know what you mean to me. :)
I totally agree.
I like tumblr people about a million times more than people in my daily life. I usually say friend.
runslikeapenguin answered your question:Tumblr Relationships
Mostly everyone on here is a “friend.” I think of certain people like shortmom as “tumblr mamas” but that’s it
I figured we all have different views of this… it’s interesting to hear what you all think.
shortmom is definitely like a “tumblr mama” and I hope she’s having an awesome birthday!!