Thursday, April 23, 2015

#TOLT - More Inspo, Please.

Sometimes in training, in life, in anything that is worth something to you, you need a swift kick in the rear-end.  Sometimes, that fire is in you, but something slows you down.

I'm starting off my TOLT randomness with a video from my favorite athlete on the planet, Lolo.

1.  "If you fought through one thing, you have the strength and courage to fight again."

For the first time since 2005 I will not be able to return home for Drake Relays. This competition has had everyone from Jesse Owens to Micheal Johnson compete there. I was born in Des Moines, Iowa. I actually lived 10mins away from the Track growing up. In Elementary School I went to Drake relays for the first time. It was my first taste of a Track and Field meet. At the time I didn't know I would ever become an Olympic Track and Field athlete. I only knew that I wanted more. Drake Relays will always be special to me for inspiring my dream of running. Every person who attends Drake Relays knows it is one of the best Track & Field Competitions in America. I hope to see you guys next year. Have a funnel cake for me please.
Posted by Lolo Jones on Windsday, April 22, 2015
2.  I had a wonderful swim yesterday morning.  I'm finally in the mood to start working on distance. 3 x 400s (that will eventually become 4 x 500s).  I can't wait.:)

3.  One word:  KICKBALL.

4.  I had had a two-day brain pain.  I think it's the humidity...?  I got home and just went straight to bed.  I felt bad, since I was supposed to hit up track with the /R/iver /R/unners, but knew that it'd just get worse if I didn't rest.

I'm happy to say that it's gone now.:)

5.  Because we need a puppy video here.  Right.  Here.

6.  Some Earth love info from The North Face!  

And more about the #ClothesTheLoop program.  Get in on it this week, guys!


7.  And speaking of which, how did you celebrate Earth Day?

8.  MORE INSPO.  Read the most inspiring Boston race recap from an elite HERE.

9.  MORE inspo, you say?!

Raise your hand (lol I'm such a teacher) if this applies to you, and it involves running, Yoga, something active and wonderful.

10.  And one more for the road.

Show me some inspo!

Tell me -- how's training going?

Big plans for the weekend?


  1. The quote about bad things leading you to the best is so true. A) because you make what you do out of life and b) I just have to look where I am now and what I've been able to accomplish, and I would never have gone on that path without Crohns, or not being able to find a job.

  2. Love all of those quotes! Sometimes you need to hear something like that. And that puppy is the cutest thing ever!!! Happy Thursday!

  3. Awww the puppy!!! Love that bad things quote. SO impressed with your swimming. Maybe someday I'll get there. I did go to masters swim for the first time this week. Swam for a freakin hour and it was hard. But I didn't die.

  4. Love the inspo! I have had a lot of great inspirational posts on my feeds today and I'm loving it! Training is up and down--the down being that I've got some stuff going on that's been sucking up my time so I haven't been running as much as I should. (Shh--I'm starting a new job today! I'm planning on announcing it on my blog later today after I sign my paperwork. :)) My big plans for the weekend: working! Gotta make the monies! Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

  5. .... I need a puppy now lol. And I really love the quote about the bad things leading you to the good. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a good reason, even if it's hard to see at the moment. Thanks for the inspo, girl!


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