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How to Become a Runner (Who Actually Likes to Run!)
- Don’t go overboard: You may be ready to pound the pavement with the best of them (at least in your mind), but enthusiasm and skill don’t always match up — which can lead to discouragement and injuries that can set you back. Don’t push yourself too far or fast when you first start running; just focus on learning the right form and how to breathe while you run rather than your pace when you first start. Once you’re comfortable with how running feels, try following a plan designed to make you a faster, better runner, like this beginner’s 5K training plan.
- Go at the right time: When you run when you have the most energy, you’ll be more likely to actually like your new hobby. Try out different times to run to see when you feel your best. You may find that running those three miles in the morning is a breeze compared to mustering up enough energy to hit the treadmill after work.
- Fuel right: You need energy for your run, but slipping on your sneakers right after a big meal is a recipe for disaster. Stop the stomach aches by planning out your meals with your running times. You should wait at least two to three hours after a main meal before you go for a run. If it’s been longer, have a small, easily digestible pre-workout snack at least 30 minutes before you go.
I’m willing to give it a try. Which is more than I’d normally do. #babysteps
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I had a brief 5 minute period where it seemed like a good idea to clean out every cabinet in my kitchen. It was just long enough to get almost the entire counter covered. Then I got distracted trying to link my twitter to my tumblr and found myself going down an interweb rabbit hole only to look up an hour later and see a sight not unlike that kitchen scene from The Sixth Sense, only without the creepy dead woman
“In this piece Wynton has truly fused his jazz and classical backgrounds in way that is truly natural and inevitable,” says Alan Gilbert about Wynton Marsalis’s Swing Symphony (Symphony No. 3). “The symphonic forces do spend time supporting the jazz ensemble, but they also work together on an elemental level, and both have a lot to say. In a way, Swing Symphony is an anthology of jazz — it covers a lot of territory, with a variety of styles from different eras passing by in a relatively short amount of time.”
Having given the work’s U.S. Premiere on a nationally-televised concert in September 2010, the New York Philharmonic the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform the work for the second, third, and fourth times May 30, 31, and June 1. Performances are almost sold out, but you can always check in for possible returns and experience the evolution of jazz for yourself.
(Photo: Chris Lee)
OMG! Things have been crazy this past week. Horrible horrible horrible news hit me and I’ve been trying to comfort my best friend and her family. Tragedy unfortunately struck this family, who is like my second family. This is how far back we go, Rachal became my best friend in the womb! No lie! Our parents met in Lamaze class when they were pregnant for us! We’ve been attached at the hip since then! So it kills me to see this family in pain. Anyways,
Ill be posting good freezer friendly recipes soons. Ill be making a few recipes in a big batch to bring to their house for them to have food.
Anyways, I found out great news. Walmart sells Olive Garden Italian dressing. And even better news? They sell it in light!!!!!! I was thrilled! It’s my favorite dressing but it’s sooooo fattening. Now, I don’t have to feel guilty eating this goodness!
2 ounces of Colby jack cheese chopped in very very small cubes
2 oz mini pepperoni
1/2 can black olives sliced
1/2 jar Olive Garden salad dressing, 1/4 c parmasean cheese
I box of the colorful spiral noodles
Salt and pepper
Cook your noodles. Then toss all ingredients together! We didn’t make measurements so you may need a little more parmesan cheese or dressing.
Looks delish!Source: cdargis
Ep. 171 - Paul F. Tompkins, @PFTompkins - 17:13 - They have the best junk in Paris, you big dummy!I make a super dumb mistake in this clip that delighted me to no end. But really, you should subscribe to this podcast whether or not an episode features me or super or regular dumb mistakes. Dave and Graham are wonderful children and very funny. - Paul