"Don’t let fatigue make a coward of you"

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nothing like starting off Sunday with a little brunch

nothing like starting off Sunday with a little brunch




"Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did."

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i really, really like this.

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 runeatrepeat asked: "THAT PICTURES SO COOL WHAT THE HECK YOU'RE LIKE A RUNNING GODDESS IM JEALOUS"

Haha, thanks! :)  Like I said, it’s all due to my friend’s awesome photography skills!




 Anonymous asked: "Hi Nina! :) I think you're such an inspiring person but I'm wondering how you manage to do so good in school and train so hard at the same time? And I hope you can give me some other advice, too: I want to start running and become really good but as a beginner I don't really know how to start, especially because I've lost motivation so fast in the past...I really want to do it this time, so do you have any advice please? Good luck this season ;)"

Hi! :)  Sometimes I wish I went to a less rigorous school because I often have to sacrifice stuff like core, rolling, stretching, mobility drills, etc. for homework.  We usually get 4-5 hours of homework a night, so that takes away from running stuff for sure.  But, at the end of the day, I want to be a physician, not a professional runner (not that I’m qualified to be one, obviously), so school is simply more important.

In terms of starting out as a beginner, I would recommend using a training plan!  Personally, when I’m following a set schedule for running, I believe that it’s harder to slack off/shorten workouts/etc. because I always feel super guilty.  There are some great training plans in Daniels’ Running Formula that you could use.  Also, reading motivational running books (like Once a Runner, The Perfect Mile, etc.) could really help you out!  Good luck :)




 Anonymous asked: "WHOA ohmygod nina your photo!! speechless"

:) it was taken by my best friend, the very talented and amazing jasminexmei!




 Anonymous asked: "Please fix your form..... You'd be so much better."

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(haha sorry normally I’m never rude like this and this question isn’t even that offensive, but I’ve been dying to use this gif for something so…)

I assume you’re referring to a picture I posted recently.  If that’s the case, I should explain that I’m doing strides in practice, so that’s not the way I look when I race.  And, except for my heel striking, I don’t really see much wrong with my form in this picture…but then again, maybe you know more than me!




I saw Lorde with my friend last night and she was incredible 🙏




Stridin’.

Stridin’.




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YES best quote ever

YES best quote ever

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So today was 8 x 100m hills with 100m jogging down the hill after every rep!  It really wasn’t that hard, so tomorrow I’m probably going to do a 3 mile tempo on the treadmill.  My previously PR for that is 17:32, I believe, so hopefully I can beat that by a lot if I’m feelin’ good!  Tomorrow is also liftingggggg time!  I haven’t done any good lifting in a while because I’ve been so busy with school and extracurriculars and XC and college apps…the list of excuses goes on and on.  Either way, I’ll probably just do upper body stuff tomorrow, because we have our first 4K on Wednesday and I don’t want to tire my legs out too much!

Yay! :)

Also—I just got around to answering a couple weeks’ worth of asks!  Sorry that I didn’t do that sooner :(