arunnerforever
In football, you might get your bell rung, but you go in with the expectation that you might get hurt, and you hope to win and come out unscathed. As a distance runner, you know you’re going to get your bell rung. Distance runners are experts at pain, discomfort, and fear. You’re not coming away feeling good. It’s a matter of how much pain you can deal with on those days. It’s not a strategy. It’s just a callusing of the mind and body to deal with discomfort. Any serious runner bounces back. That’s the nature of their game. Taking pain.
Chris Lear - Running with the Buffaloes (via adistancerunner)
dolphinity
This is not a love poem.
This is watching everything
around you with such intensity
because you are too afraid
to look at yourself. This is
the bareness of trees in
human form. THIS IS YELLING
AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS
AND NOT WAITING FOR AN
ECHO. Do not mistake
this for a love poem.
I was never weak and the
sky is waiting for me—
with or without you.
Shelby Asquith, I was quiet once but now I am loud (via exahele)