Spikes-and-Singlets

Hello internet, I'm Shannon. I am 19 years old and a freshman in college. I completed 4 years of high school running xc/track. I have had this blog for 4 years and it has become my way of motivating myself and others to not only run but to live and maintain generally healthy life style. Be Happy, Be Healthy, and Let the Rest Come Easy. - Personal Blog - Twitter - /

nobucky:

Thinking about Chris Evans like

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thefaultinourheadcanons:

emeralddarkness:

ughjohnwatson:

do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general

BUT YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING.

It’s in words

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trackandfieldimage:

"Solitude" 17x22 in.
Now on view at "BEAUTIFUL MACHINE" at StudioFIVE08 gallery in Santa Monica.
FREE ADMISSION.
An intimate look at track and field athletes by photographer Jeff Cohen.
On view through August 9, 2014.  
Studio FIVE08  508 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90401
tel (310) 994-9400

trackandfieldimage:

"Solitude" 17x22 in.

Now on view at "BEAUTIFUL MACHINE" at StudioFIVE08 gallery in Santa Monica.

FREE ADMISSION.

An intimate look at track and field athletes by photographer Jeff Cohen.

On view through August 9, 2014.  

Studio FIVE08  508 Santa Monica Blvd.

Santa Monica, California 90401

tel (310) 994-9400

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situpsandfruitcups:

How I feel about every single one of you

situpsandfruitcups:

How I feel about every single one of you

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Get out and run.

Do not worry about the rest.
Make running a lifestyle. A daily habit, like brushing your teeth. If you run 300+ days a year, every year, for several years, good things will come your way. Start now. Doesn’t matter if you are 16 years old or 66.

If you want to be a decent runner you must get out and run; the rest is just noise.

Get the running in first— that is the foundation. Then: Eat mostly good stuff. Get enough sleep. Stretch if you want to— or don’t. Lift if you like lifting. Cross-train if it makes you happy. Wear minimalist shoes or big bulky ones, whichever you prefer. Listen to music when you run, or not. You can carry water with you on a long run, or you can go without. If you want to do a core routine, then do it— but first you must get out and run.

Run on trails, or streets, or on a treadmill, whatever works for you. Run slowly. Run quickly. Run up hills. Run in the rain. Run in the snow, the heat, the cold. Run into the wind. Run on the days that you do not feel like running. Run on the days that you can’t wait to get out and run. Run with friends. Run alone. Run races. Run in the country. Run in the city. Run in parks. Run when you feel happy. Run when you are depressed. Run when you have a ton of energy. Run when you are feeling like shit. Run when you feel good. Run in the morning. Run at night. Run before work. Run after work. Run.

myracepace:

Runner boys

myracepace:

Runner boys

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sugarrette:

fun prank: put $1000 in an envelope and mail it to me

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windowsvriska:

do you ever wonder if u have a reputation like people u dont even know could have opinions about u 

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sssibilance:

sssibilance:

I am disabled and unable to work due to my progressively failing health.  I have a growing list of diagnoses that include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Celiac disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Raynaud’s phenomena, chronic pain syndrome, and Bipolar disorder.  I now use a wheelchair, and despite having a Master’s in English and experience as a professor, cannot work due to extreme fatigue, memory loss, chronic pain, and other symptoms.  Working with my doctors to find a diagnosis has been prohibitively expensive.  I have seen many specialists, have had MRIs, EMGs, EEGs, and other costly tests with more ordered. (For instance, I badly need an MRI of my lumbar spine because my reflexes are abnormal, but the copay is $200.) I have about $9,000 in medical debt, not counting my $70,000 student loan debt.  I have had to go without tests or medications because I cannot afford them.  Without being able to afford diagnostic testing and doctor’s visits, I cannot get additional testing done, which is critical for my health and to apply for disability.  At this point, we cannot afford a wheelchair ramp, anything to make the house more accessible, other accommodations for my disability - like an a new mattress, as my current one is broken with springs poking out dangerously and other springs completely collapsed, making sleeping an even more painful ordeal, and dangerous.

My mother, who is my caregiver, is currently chronically underemployed.  She herself has fibromyalgia and arthritis and struggles to work.  She is working whatever temporary shifts she can find as a nurse, but we are now struggling to pay for groceries, rent, and the car payment.  We have made rent lately by selling all our gold and silver jewellery, asking for donations, and selling off possessions.  Medical expenses naturally take away from these necessities even more, and vice versa.  I have a small Etsy shop - etsy.com/shop/thesibilantshoppe - and pick up small odd-jobs, but as I’m usually stuck at home, on the couch, I can’t help much.

I have set our donation goal in the hope that we will have a safety net for a few months - so that we will not have to worry about eviction, or car repossession, and that I will be able to pay for my medications, doctors visits, and tests.  Being homeless while disabled is a terrifying prospect.  I feel immense guilt that I have become so disabled, and have lost the ability to work and help provide for the household, and that I am now entirely dependent on my mother.  I want to help ease her mind, and get us both the help we need to make it through until she finds a job, and I am well enough to work.  Please help us stay housed and healthy.

I also have a PayPal account that you can use to donate if you cannot or would not like to use a credit/debit card: the email address to us is hansonp@uwindsor.ca.

Things are pretty serious and scary right now.  Mum’s temp job ended abruptly because the facility she was sent out to was bought out.  We are now without income, and have an important car payment coming up.  If we miss it, the payment is three months late and the car will be repossessed.  This is Detroit - we have no reliable public transport, so this is serious business.  We are also running short on money for groceries and other basic necessities.  I am desperately trying to sell whatever I can with limited luck.  We’ve received a few donations (thank you) but not enough to get us through the month and save the care.  Please, please, if you can donate even a dollar, if you can buy something from my store, etsy.com/shop/thesibilantshoppeplease help.  And PLEASE reblog, reblog to save us.

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fitnessluvr:

asshole-tier:

truepac:

DO YOU GUYS HAVE THAT ONE FRIEND THAT DOESN’T THINK SHE’S ANYTHING SPECIAL BUT SHE’S BEAUTIFUL AND FUNNY AND WITTY AND EVERYTHING AMAZING THAT YOU COULD EVER WANT IN A PERSON BUT SHE DOESN’T SEE IT AND YOU JUST WANNA TAKE HER AND SHAKE HER AND SCREAM IN HER FACE ALL OF THE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT HER JUST SO SHE WILL APPRECIATE HOW ABSOLUTELY LOVELY SHE IS 

 someone could be thinking this about you right now you never know

yeah right

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