"Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently."

- Abbie Nielsen, Dear Future Daughter (via octobermoe)

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Alexa Efraimson from Camas, Washington runs a 2:09.36 to win the girls 800 at the Oregon Relays. Photo by: Runnerspace




Alexa Efraimson from Camas, Washington runs a 2:09.36 to win the girls 800 at the Oregon Relays.
Photo by: Runnerspace


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 Anonymous asked: "Karina just out of curiosity, are Trina and Ellie teammates of yours? Haha or just like competition?"

neither actually, they have blogs on here so i figured i’d reference them in that post to help make my point hehe.
trina runs for columbia (trinalesins.tumblr.com) and ellie for illinois (heartland-harrier.tumblr.com)

"As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does:
It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.


Dr. Christiane Northrop

Hungry for Change

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"A warrior feeds her body well. She trains it, works on it. Where she lacks knowledge, she studies. But above all, she must believe in her strength of will and purpose and heart and soul."

- David Gemmel   (via tobeheal-ed)

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"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."

- Bill Cosby (via thatquote)

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"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

- Norman Vincent Peale (via observando)

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"Life is an Echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you."

- Zig Ziglar (via shortstackphotos)

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"To be a runner is to learn continual life lessons. The very act of surpassing personal limits in training and racing will bend the mind and body toward a higher purpose for the rest of my runners’ lives. Settling for mediocrity- settling for good enough- becomes less and less of an option. And with so many in the world all too happy to bask in mediocrity- settling instead of pushing- those who learn to be the best version of themselves know the secret to a full life."

- Martin Dugard, To Be A Runner (via initforthe-longrun)

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 Anonymous asked: "Karina will you do an intake?"

Sure! Today I had a meet do it was all mixed up so I’ll do yesterday’s.

Whole-wheat banana pancakes with blueberries, coffee of course

Mango piña colada smoothie mmm

Grilled chicken on a bulkie with provolone cheese and lettuce with a bit of ranch dressing

Sliced avocado with salt and pepper

A small salad with a teensy bit of steak.. Also strawberries, chia seeds, and honey in a lil mug

Scallops for dinner with a tiny bit of pasta on the side with some tomato-carrot soup

And I was stuffed after that so I went to bed hehe

Feelin’ stronger 

Okay so I guess I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from this blog since I’ve been having some difficult training and therefore I had nothing exciting to post. And we all know I was having a lot of trouble towards the end of indoors, but I think I’m bouncing back and I really believe I can make this season what I want it to be.

I’m going to post about my meet today!

BUT to preface this, we are all at different points in our running careers right now. We’re all different. Trina can bang out a 56-low 400 (I think?) while Ellie can do a 3200 in the 10:40s. So no one take my description of the meet as douchey or cocky or whatever because that’s not how I intend it.

ANYWAYS, it was a low-key invite with literally almost no competition so I cruised to a 5:14 mile. It felt like a tempo and I was fully recovered in my legs and lungs within probably 20-30 seconds. So I am VERY happy with that and it gives me confidence that when I need to push or race or hit a time, I can do it. I think sub-5:00 is a feasible goal, especially since I ran 5:01 last spring. So like I’m hoping 4:50-4:55 but I mean I don’t get many chances to race the mile sooo yep. I mainly used today to work on my form and stay relaxed and it worked out well.

I ran the 4x4 after and hit 58-low. Which is great because I was 58-high indoors with no wind (lots of wind on the final straightaway today) and I’m in a tougher bit of training than I had been then.

SO. Speed is still there.. Check. Feeling pretty good endurance wise.. Check.

I’m just going to continue to eat good and take great care of my legs and I think some great things are coming :)