Sharing things that bring me joy with all of you lovelies. I'm a trainer. I'm one of those lucky people who decided that if you hate what you do for a living, you should stop doing it and go find something you're passionate about. Best advice I ever took. Enjoy the world, people. Make it yours, make it good, make it matter. Be a better human. That's what I'm trying to do. It's a pretty awesome gig.

 

dontchasethesheep:

No theme to this gifset except “omg we actually have an interview from ‘89!” [x]

this has made me the happiest person right now.

giant pizza. tiny kitten. 

giant pizza. tiny kitten. 

Mark Webb and a Life Saved and a T-Shirt Fundraiser

Webb is amazing.  Epitome of good human.

allhailthehutch:

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Robin Williams
Rest in peace.

allhailthehutch:

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

Robin Williams

Rest in peace.

Two favorite Robin Williams roles:  

Mr. Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dr. Sayer, Awakenings (1990)

We lost a brilliant man today. 

Sorry for not sourcing the stills from the movies.

breakingnews:

Police: Actor Robin Williams found dead in home
NBC Bay Area: Actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home in unincorporated Tiburon, Calif., on Monday, the Marin County sheriff’s office said. He was 63. 
The coroner’s office currently suspects suicide.
Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: Robin Williams appears at a panel for the television series “The Crazy Ones” during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

this just deflated me.

breakingnews:

Police: Actor Robin Williams found dead in home

NBC Bay Area: Actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home in unincorporated Tiburon, Calif., on Monday, the Marin County sheriff’s office said. He was 63. 

The coroner’s office currently suspects suicide.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Robin Williams appears at a panel for the television series “The Crazy Ones” during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

this just deflated me.

we-are-star-stuff:

The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak in the skies over Earth on the night of Aug. 12-13. Despite a bright moon, there should still be a good show from this prolific shower. Projected peak rates are 30-40 meteors/hour. Much of the world can see Perseids any time after full dark, with peak viewing projected early on the morning of Aug. 13 (3-4 a.m., your local time). [Read More]

we-are-star-stuff:

The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak in the skies over Earth on the night of Aug. 12-13. Despite a bright moon, there should still be a good show from this prolific shower. Projected peak rates are 30-40 meteors/hour. Much of the world can see Perseids any time after full dark, with peak viewing projected early on the morning of Aug. 13 (3-4 a.m., your local time). [Read More]

bbglasses:

As Lunar Lion X Prize Team sets up Mission HQ at Penn State University Park, team member Kara Morgan, an aerospace engineering major, painted this awesome mural!

It took her 89 hours over eight days.

More on Penn State’s mission to the moon.

I had been MIA recently because we were going through a rough time at home.  My Chi got sick and we spent a month trying to figure out what was wrong and how to get him better.  Ultimately, my sweet boy lost his battle with cancer and we had to say goodbye.  Heartbroken can’t begin to describe how I felt losing my best cat friend. He was with me for 11 years! Mario and Chi were only friends for 3 years, but Mario was also devastated. Over the weekend we adopted this little girl from a local shelter.  She had been fostered and then returned for “behavior reasons”, which were given no further elaboration.She’s adorable and playful and she’s not intimidated by Maddie, our dog, in the slightest.  I have a feeling she’s going to be a tiny little hellion.  I’m totally okay with that.  This is Penny Widmore.And yes, we are searching for her Desmond Hume.

I had been MIA recently because we were going through a rough time at home.  My Chi got sick and we spent a month trying to figure out what was wrong and how to get him better.  Ultimately, my sweet boy lost his battle with cancer and we had to say goodbye.  

Heartbroken can’t begin to describe how I felt losing my best cat friend. He was with me for 11 years! Mario and Chi were only friends for 3 years, but Mario was also devastated. 

Over the weekend we adopted this little girl from a local shelter.  She had been fostered and then returned for “behavior reasons”, which were given no further elaboration.

She’s adorable and playful and she’s not intimidated by Maddie, our dog, in the slightest.  

I have a feeling she’s going to be a tiny little hellion.  I’m totally okay with that.  

This is Penny Widmore.

And yes, we are searching for her Desmond Hume.

4 Unexpected Ways to Train For a Marathon

I’m an advocate.  my training is so different now for ultras than it ever was for my first marathon.  marathon training was a chore.  ultra training is fun and i regularly move around somewhere among these 4 training methods.  

basically, i find that if i regularly incorporate HIITs with runs between 1-2 hours and other cross training in my week, i can register for an event any time of year, any distance, and do just fine.

4 Unexpected Ways to Train For a Marathon

I’m an advocate. my training is so different now for ultras than it ever was for my first marathon. marathon training was a chore. ultra training is fun and i regularly move around somewhere among these 4 training methods.

basically, i find that if i regularly incorporate HIITs with runs between 1-2 hours and other cross training in my week, i can register for an event any time of year, any distance, and do just fine.

packlite:

Shirt, underwear, socks, toothbrush…  Nice and neat.

okay, i’ve watched this like 20 times.

packlite:

Shirt, underwear, socks, toothbrush…  Nice and neat.

okay, i’ve watched this like 20 times.