[She] insisted, running was romantic; and no, of course her friends didn’t get it because they’d never broken through. For them, running was a miserable two miles motivated solely by size 6 jeans: get on the scale, get depressed, get your headphones on, and get it over with. But you can’t muscle through a five-hour run that way; you have to relax into it, like easing your body into a hot bath, until it no longer resists the shock and begins to enjoy it.—
"Born to Run" Christopher McDougall (via rachel-reagan)
Thanks for the video, @erikafishhh!!
MY FAMILY WATCHING ME TRY TO GET AROUND THE HOUSE THE DAY AFTER MY FIRST MARATHON
Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.
I was telling some of my students last night (especially the ones somehow even smaller than I am, including two very badass ladies) to look this performance up cuz it is legit inspiring.
There were like FOUR places where her height required her to JUMP when taller competitors could REACH. So cool.
I just watched this last night, and she is incredible. 5’ tall, 100# flat and she beasts through the course even making it up the ramp in one run. She’s positively epic. Makes me want to look into freerunning clubs around here.
This is mad! The only thing I’d definitely screw up is the shifting the pole pull-up looking bit.
so unbelievably badass. Entire video here - very much worth the watch