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    The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.

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    For the Beginner Runner: A Short List of Links



    These links are pulled from everywhere: LiveJournal, Active.com, RunnersWorld and beyond. I found them useful when I was beginning running, and I hope other beginners will, too. This is not a full, comprehensive list of “everything about running ever,” but I hope to shed some light on good places to look for information for beginners. If you have any suggestions or additions, please feel free to message me. :)

    Good Places for Beginning Runner Q&A

    Beginners Running Q&A Blog

    Forum for Beginning Runners (RW)

    Runners Community on LiveJournal

    General Advice

    “Newbie” Advice (by supermanz)

    Breathing Tips for New Runners

    Basic Gear for Beginning Runners

    27 Ways to Run Better Every Day

    Running Basics Explained

    Base Training Explained

    Stride Rate and Length, Explained

    How to Find Good Form (Midfoot striking)

    Training Plans

    Couch-to-5k Plan

    Free RW Training Guides

    Hal Higdon’s Training Plans

    Coaching by Pfitzinger

    “The Healthy Runners Marathon Training Plan” by LiveStrong

    Injury Prevention

    How to Avoid Injury (RW)

    Injury Diagnosis

    How Injury Happens/How to Avoid It

    Barefoot Running

    General Discussion on Barefoot Running - What and Why?

    Article on Barefoot Running (Science Daily)

    Finding “Barefoot Shoes”

    Barefoot Running University

    Minimalist Running

    Fun/Useful Stuff

    What to Wear for Runners


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    I know I have posted similar before but this is awesome

    You know what happens when women lift weights? Lets forget aesthetics for a bit shall we..

    When women lift weights their metabolic rate increases, their bones become stronger, their muscles and tendons become tighter and stronger.

    Strength changes women though, it changes everyone. Gaining strength involves gaining skills. Skills bring forth confidence. Confidence then brings on more skills. Strength gives a sense of being able to do more, a willingness to try and the ability to walk down the street with a bit more pride.

    Strength training makes you realize that you are capable of doing and being more then you thought you could be. It sounds corny but it true. When you start to lift your own bodyweight you start to realize that your body, your mind, is more then you thought it could be. When youg et that first strict deadhang pull up you feel like a damn rockstar. When you start to set goals that seem stupid but you know - you KNOW - you can reach them, you realize that you’ve changed.

    Fuck what you might look like if you pick up a barbell. I think there are more reasons to lift then just an ass worthy of putting into jeans. I mean fuck, you can get abs and not really strength train everyone know thats. Lifting is a whole person changing thing.

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    sethlexico said: sorry for being such a bad follower and not asking too many questions. still, i want you to know that your blog is SO awesome.


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    Anonymous said: Just going through a few pages of your tumblr makes me want to go out for a run and not stop. Do you have any tips to keep going when I'm dying and out of breath? I'm not a regular runner whatsoever hahaha.

    Its all about remembering what you want that can last a lifetime ;] instead of only thinking about that moment you’re in all tired and fatigued..

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    Anonymous said: Your last update was 4months ago.. WE MISS YOU!!!!


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    4 months ago, i left this tumblr for Marine Corps boot camp

    On August 8th I departed from New York to Parris Island, SC for a 3 month training matrix that would make me a United States Marine.  When I graduated and came home for my 10 days of boot leave I never went back on tumblr, and soon left again for MCT that took me another month.. This is my first time logging in and posting in a long time, and it made me really happy to see people were still inboxing & reblogging from here..  I love you all, and its really hard to express how grateful I am for making this blog and learning from everyone that comes and goes here…

    If anyone would like any information on Marine Corps, boot camp, nutrition, training, PT, myself, fitness and anything in between feel free to inbox me !

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    Eighteen more days until boot camp.. and spending all of them on PT

    I’ll be out most of the time for the next two weeks, so I won’t be posting on this blog anymore.  Thank you to all fitblr’s for the time that I did share posting with you.  I will share my experiences when I come back in November, hopefully with plenty tips on fitness up to Marine Corps standards.  Leave me an inbox and I will answer as many as I can before I go.

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