Anonymous asked: "Hey Karina (or any of you girls:) I was just wondering when you started putting together your portfolio for running in college and getting noticed by coaches. I'm a sophmore right now and want to improve a lot this season, (my 5k pr right now is a 19:50) but I dont know when I should start looking at different colleges or talking to coaches. I was just wondering if you guys could help! thanks so much I love your blog:)"

Definitely, definitely don’t even stress about it until junior year hun! The truth is that nothing much happens until like winter-ish of junior year at the absolute earliest, so thinking about it now will just add unnecessary stress to your life! When your junior year starts, you can start getting your NCAA clearance stuff started (x). A 19:50 PR at the start of your sophomore year is pretty darn impressive, so I bet you’ll have plenty of luck with recruiting if you keep going onwards and upwards :) Unless coaches start emailing you on their own during your junior year, definitely wait to reach out to coaches until like May or June of your junior year or even July/August after your junior year. Coaches can start to call you in early July before your senior year, and then you’ll start to see it all fall into place. Good luck! :)




"Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me."

- J.K. Rowling (via kushandwizdom) Not to me, either.

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longdistancetrackgirl:

Person: So what’s going on in your life?
Me: *gives update on team’s cross country season*

(via s-hutupandlisten)




on my to-do list for this year

on my to-do list for this year

(via lifes-funner-when-youre-a-runner)




when sub11orbust goes on a semi-hiatus I kinda don’t know what to do with myself




"When I’m running I don’t have to talk to anybody and don’t have to listen to anybody. This is the part of my day I can’t do without."

- Haruki Marakami, novelist and author of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (via exercise-runner)

(Source: run-inthe-sun, via lifes-funner-when-youre-a-runner)





thatcrazyxcsoph:

thecobaltwolf:

the-running-girls:

runkaherrun:

“God has given me the ability. The rest is up to me. Believe.  Believe. Believe.”- Billy Mills (Olympic Gold Medalist)

such a good quote wow

I watch this kick before every meet

I believe.

(Source: running-to-inspire, via mind-over-miles)






clifbarunner:

this is so important

clifbarunner:

this is so important

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Today I ate super well go me:

  • Homefries with garlic and cut up sauteed onion, and an apple/almond butter/chocolate chip sandwich for breakfast
  • an english muffin at job #1 (i worked 10-2 here)
  • a peach, packet of trail mix, fruit gummies, apple at job #2 (i worked 2:30-6 here)
  • pasta with sauteed broccoli and onion and parmesan cheese
  • puddin’ 
  • run in the dark which i went way too fast on (we have a 600 workout tomorrow so i planned on going slow but it was dark so i got frightened of getting hit by a car)
  • now i’m gonna eat chocolate milk and some strawberries and watch criminal minds YUM
  • also side note: i am not working for TWO DAYS I HAVEN’T HAD 2 DAYS IN A ROW OFF SINCE EARLY JULY WHO’S EXCITED I’M EXCITED AH 





 Anonymous asked: "Hey :) . I really love to run, and I want to join my high school xc team. But I'm scared I can't run far enough or that I'm too slow. I run 6 days a week and about two miles a day. My fastest mile is 9:00. I'm trying really hard to improve, I'm running a 5k with a friend on the 14th. I'm trying to decide to try xc this year or wait for next year, when I will be better. My family is encouraging me to join this year, but I'm scared I'm not good enough."

ABSOLUTELY join this year! honestly, running with a team will help you improve so much more than on your own, especially with a coach and the moral support of your teammates. there is absolutely no such thing as too slow- we have a girl on our team who used to be able to only run a 8:30-9 minute mile, and she works insanely hard and this winter she ran a 6:57! never ever doubt what you can accomplish. also, i have made some of my best friends in the whole world through cross country. there is not a single reason i can think of as to why you shouldnt do it! let us know if you end up doing it!!




peachtml:

openyourthird-eye:

highonvodka:

themixedbagofspooky:

spoopy-len-in-a-dress:

riningear:

doryishness:

displaced-angel:

ryedragon:

inritum:

reblog and make a wish!this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????

ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE

OKAY I SWEAR TO GOD THIS THING WORKS YOU HAVE TO PATIENT BC I WISHED THAT I COULD MOVE AWAY FROM MY SHITTY TOWN TO A WARM PLACE AND GUESS WHAT THIS JULY IM MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA OKAY GUYS IM NOT MAKING THIS UP I AM SO CONFUSED ACTUALLY THIS IS GREAT BYE

LEMME TELL U SOMETHING THIS SHIT WORKS

peachtml:

openyourthird-eye:

highonvodka:

themixedbagofspooky:

spoopy-len-in-a-dress:

riningear:

doryishness:

displaced-angel:

ryedragon:

inritum:

reblog and make a wish!


this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.

THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.

The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.

AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.

THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO

I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS

LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL

IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????

ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE

OKAY I SWEAR TO GOD THIS THING WORKS YOU HAVE TO PATIENT BC I WISHED THAT I COULD MOVE AWAY FROM MY SHITTY TOWN TO A WARM PLACE AND GUESS WHAT THIS JULY IM MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA OKAY GUYS IM NOT MAKING THIS UP I AM SO CONFUSED ACTUALLY THIS IS GREAT BYE

LEMME TELL U SOMETHING THIS SHIT WORKS

(via thatcrazyxcsoph)