So, I started running over summer, and I managed to build up to 13 miles, although it was in 2:02. But, I joined my school's track team, and it's just so completely different. I'm the slowest on my team. I have no desire to quit, but, i'm just worried, will I get better?
Asked by Anonymous
I’m no expert on distance running when it comes to 6+miles but the way I see it you are your #1 competition. Who cares if you are the slowest on the team, everyone has to start somewhere, just listen to prefontaine “”I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.” It’s true he was a legend but talent or not he had determination, either being the best or worst he would still have the same passion for running as any true runner does. If you have that passion you will see results, take it day by day and don’t give up and you will achieve what you never thought you could. I expect to hear from you when you reach your personal goals in the future :)
Food/workout log Joanne and I made. I LURVE IT SO MUCH can’t wait to fill it with RECIPES AND WORKOUTS . No calorie counting here just cleaning up the diet( with cheat days of course cuz I’m not crazy)
My fitness/ food log bout to hit some low times if I keep it up :)
To my followers, this may not be track related but this is a blog for inspiration as well.
Women who have muscle are considered “manly”. Many have in their mind that a woman cant have muscle and be girly, thats just a crazy thing right? As athletes I would hope the most of us would disagree, seeing as in our sport we must be at the top of our physical game to get any results, what MAC is doing is a huge step for the fitness and beauty world.
MAC uses a female bodybuilder and fitness model as the spokesmodel for its new “Strength” campaign:
Well-developed muscles are the embodiment of strength, and our culture doesn’t value physical strength in women. It might even be a little suspicious of it. A man with a six-pack is supposed to be sexy; a woman with a six-pack is supposed to be “mannish.” That stigma is why it’s so shocking to see [model Jelena] Abbou in a cosmetics ad: she’s styled and photographed in a way that glamourizes her and highlights her beauty and her femininity, but the ad also does not camouflage or attempt to minimize her incredible body. (Which is the usual treatment that athletes, particularly female athletes, get in fashion photography — for reference, just consider any time Vogue picks a lovely, slender, female athlete to be in a fashion spread.) In fact, Abbou’s muscular arms are the focus of this picture. That’s what makes this ad so striking, and so incredibly beautiful.
Read more about this rather remarkable ad campaign here.