I like sports, traveling, and volunteering. I’m also an adrenaline junkie. In this video, I am on the Human Slingshot in Kissimmee, Florida.

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This is Nina Schlosberg and Rachel Harrison, two girls from the high school I went to, finishing a race. 

Me: Why, yes, racewalking DOES exist… and there’s another reason for me to buy Netflix… so I can watch this.

thee-a-word:

Netflix Instant Stream Recommendation:

Walk Don’t Run

Adorable. This movie is just adorable. I mean, wow, it really depresses me to think that dating might have really been like this in the 1960s. But still enjoyable.

I just could NOT get over how cute this story line was. How cute Cary Grant looked. How adorable everyone else was. ALSO seeing an American film set in 1960s Japan was amusing. But not as amusing as Cary Grant’s British accent. Amusingly cute.

PS. did you know that racewalking is a real thing!? I guess racers need to keep one foot on the ground at all times. Ugh. This movie. So cute.

WATCH IT!?

So. From here starts my training hardcore in an effort to make the Millrose Games at the Armory in February. Goal time? A sub-8 mile. I cannot make any mistakes. Not in my diet, not in my training, not in what I do when hanging out with my friends. None. There’s only three races to make it. My definite goal is Penn, my reaching for the stars goal the Millrose mile in the racewalk.

Even on Christmas, I need to stay away from junk. Any food that is not specifically fuel for my training does not belong. I need to build muscle and lose fat. I need to find willpower and concentration. The attached video is one of my favorite songs for motivation in athletics.

Today’s five miles. No hardcore strength/core/flexibility workout but definitely doing something anyhow.

Breakfast: clementine. I’m never hungry for breakfast but know I should have SOMETHING to kick off my metabolism.

Lunch: A veggie burger with Swiss cheese, lettuce, jalapenos, and onions. I had a fruit salad of pineapples, honeydew and purple grapes on the side, and threw in some carrots and mushrooms. The dining hall cook kept asking if I wanted tomatoes, I kept saying no- I’m definitely not fond of tomatoes. In fact, I detest those things.

Dinner: That’s coming soon… I’m going to go to Whole Foods. I’m supposed to hang out at a museum in Manhattan with a friend, but then it’s the 5 miles after that and before bed, perhaps roleplaying on my Harry Potter board before then. That’s one thing you should know about me that has nothing to do with racewalk- I love Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Robin Hood is my favorite hero. I play Dungeons and Dragons, and also take part in activism of various sorts, trying to do my part for social justice. I suppose if one were trying to label me, they might say I’m a geek, activist and athlete rolled together.

“This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will, five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to REMEMBER THE NAME.”

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

Too right this is.

haileyingebretsen:

not into running? try this.

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fact: race walking is an olympic sport

fact: olympic race distances are 20k (12.5 miles) and 50k (31.25 miles) [source]

fact: top athletes can walk a mile in 7-8 minutes [source]

fact: judging by the looks of serious competitors, it must be a good workout

fact: race walkers look somewhat ridiculous

fact: if it weren’t for fear of embarrassment, I might think about trying it

Posted: October 24, 2011 in Uncategorized
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This song is meant to poke fun, but hey, I love it anyhow. I’m rather fond of self-mockery. “Racewalker, racewalker, racing for his dreams, walking for his life, yeah, racewalker, racewalker, sweat sweat sweat, sweat sweat sweat sweat”