i'll carry you if you fall

“Every run is different. You can run the same loop at the same time two days in a row and feel like the queen of the world one day and the scum of the earth the next. It doesn’t say anything about you as a person — except that you’re normal.”

huffington post. (via lemonbarre)

“Running is flying*”

*When you walk, one foot is always on the ground. When you run, most of the time you are actually airborne. For example: a 6-foot-tall runner with feet about 1 foot long was found to take 1,250 steps while running 8-minute miles. Thus, while covering 1 mile—5,280 feet—he was in touch with the ground for 1,250 feet and airborne for 4,030 feet.

Put another way, he was in the air for 76% of the time. So don’t think of it as a 10-mile run. Think of it as 7 miles of flying.

“Running is Flying”

By: Paul E. Richardson

(via wakeupbreathe)

You’ll save me, I thought,
And smiled when you took my hand
Though you were not free to take it.
A whirlwind, a roller coaster,
A merry go round
All the cliches came together that day

You’ll save me, I thought,
When we kissed for the first time,
Though you were not free to kiss me.
The look in your eyes, the charm,
You smiled,
I felt my knees buckle.

You’ll save me, I thought,
When you touched me the first time,
Though you were not free to touch me.
And I felt myself float away,
Weightless,
You raised me up.

But I was wrong.

You did not save me
Because I was not yours to save
And you were not free to save me.

I am a lioness, a warrior, I’m lost.
But I am a woman.
I save myself.