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Anonymous said: what's your hardest clasS? and why?

My hardest class would have to be a history course I’m taking. But my reason is pretty personal. I enjoy history a lot and thought it would be one of my favorite courses, however the class is a lot more research and analysis based then I anticipated. I hate research and I would’ve enjoyed something more along the lines of a traditional fact and discussion class on historical events. So this is pretty specific to me as it’s not terribly content difficult, I just don’t find it enjoyable which makes it hard. 

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#FYSfall @saucony 😊🍁 enjoying the last of falls colors

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NE-10 Preview Meet

So we heard rumors that the course was challenging, but once we got there my coach described it as “brutal.” And for her to say that, you know it’s hell. We planed on pack running the race just to get a feel for the course. For me however this strategy meant racing it as my race pace would be the pace some packs would be going at, as I’m last/second to last girl currently. But after seeing the hills (executioner’s- no big deal!) and the overall condition of the course she told us to slow down on the paces we were given. Then, after it continued to rain and no leaves or anything was being blown off the course we were just told to screw everything and do a sustained run. It really was that bad. Not only was the course torture, the leaves COVERED the ground and they were coated with slippery mud and rain and disguised the roots and boulders that were everywhere. The turns were sharp and poorly marked and it was just dangerous. I had never seen anything like it and all the coaches seemed to appalled. 

As for me the race was really hard. The hills killed me but I didn’t know how fast to be going on the downhills and flats. My coach said not too push them because we knew we’d be going hard up the hills and we should conserve energy for that. I felt I tackled the hills as best as possible and didn’t give up. But at the end I felt like I had some oomph left in me and I wasn’t sure if that was because the ending was flat and I was just doing a sustained run, or if I really wasn’t going fast enough. I had never seen anything like, or done a sustained run during an actual race, so everything through me off. If I hadn’t already been having a crappy season this wouldn’t have been a big deal but I just wished it could’ve been different. 

As of now I’m just trying to stay strong finishing my cross country season. We added a race at Franklin Park next Sunday which I’m psyched about because I really liked that course and I think I can do some damage. Then it’s conferences back at that hell of a course. Then it’s over. I had higher goals and visions of myself this season, that’s for sure. But I’m just hoping to finish with my head held high knowing I gave it my all. College has been way harder than expected. I need to stay positive and continue on my track to success. It will continue to be hard but I know I’ll get there. My team is so strong and inspiring and I just want them to know I deserve to be there too. I’m going to continue working towards finishing cross but I’d be lying if I said I’m not already looking forward to winter track. I just remind myself every race, good or bad, makes me better. and I have the next two seasons to look forward to. 

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thebrejay:

Bliss.
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thebrejay:

Bliss.

myracepace:

Wisco Invite
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myracepace:

Wisco Invite

Just a quick pic of me while rolling out today- we had 7AM fartlek today which I actually loved. In winter we’re going to have morning workouts because olf building renovations on the indoor facilities and I’m looking forward to it. I love getting it out of the way and feeling good all day. Next race is this Saturday (I really should be asleep but my boyfriend is stress-texting me right now and I can’t just leave him hanging- he’s always there for me!) and I’m not sure how to feel about it. I haven’t thought about it much which could go two ways: it’s good because I don’t want to get nervous as I hear it’s a really tough course, but it’s bad because I need to be pumped and ready to run! I need to tap into my racing mentality, but I don’t want to overthink it too much where I take myself out of the race before the day even comes. Oh 6ks… {

Just a quick pic of me while rolling out today- we had 7AM fartlek today which I actually loved. In winter we’re going to have morning workouts because olf building renovations on the indoor facilities and I’m looking forward to it. I love getting it out of the way and feeling good all day. Next race is this Saturday (I really should be asleep but my boyfriend is stress-texting me right now and I can’t just leave him hanging- he’s always there for me!) and I’m not sure how to feel about it. I haven’t thought about it much which could go two ways: it’s good because I don’t want to get nervous as I hear it’s a really tough course, but it’s bad because I need to be pumped and ready to run! I need to tap into my racing mentality, but I don’t want to overthink it too much where I take myself out of the race before the day even comes. Oh 6ks…

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run-faster-run-stronger:

I think I might actually cry when XC season ends.

Out of joy

live-by-the-mile:

Wall of runspiration
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live-by-the-mile:

Wall of runspiration

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Anonymous said: what are your professors like?

For the most part I like them all! There’s only really one or two that I’m not so fond of. No matter what I think of them on a personal level however, they’re all extremelyyyyy knowledgable and well-versed in their subject matter. 

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