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R a c h a e l D e e

my name is rachael.
It took me a long time to realize this:
We get to choose what defines us.
Sarah Addison Allen

|rachael runs | y o g a | outfits |
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You want community? Be community.

You want love? Be loving to others.

You want friendship? Be a friend.

You want something more? Be something more.

Sometimes the things we want most in life, start when we are the first to initiate it; so go out, and be.

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T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
inpursuitofbrunch:

rachaeldee:

ran to the ocean this morning
(sweaty sports bra or it didn’t happen)

the ~friendship frustration~ is real. YOU ARE A THING OF BEAUTY

no honestly the friendship frustration is the most real today i saw an apple from new zealand and i was like OMG THIS APPLE IS FROM WHERE CBEL IS FROM I NEED TO GO THERE ITS NOT FAIR THIS APPLE WAS THERE AND I WASN’T

inpursuitofbrunch:

rachaeldee:

ran to the ocean this morning

(sweaty sports bra or it didn’t happen)

the ~friendship frustration~ is real. YOU ARE A THING OF BEAUTY

no honestly the friendship frustration is the most real today i saw an apple from new zealand and i was like OMG THIS APPLE IS FROM WHERE CBEL IS FROM I NEED TO GO THERE ITS NOT FAIR THIS APPLE WAS THERE AND I WASN’T

  • so far i’ve done 3/4 of my midterm exams (++ handed in one 30% paper for the other class)
  • wrote my 50% neuro midterm this afternoon and felt really really great about it and i can’t remember the last time i studied so much for an exam
  • barely got to enjoy the elation because
  • one more to go - a 40% audition midterm (the ear, not like…an audition, haha) tomorrow morning and then i am HOME FREE
  • i’ve honestly been living in the library for the last week and a half and it is mentally taxing but finally feeling rewarding 
  • despite being pretty tightly wound and stressed out i have been taking really good care of myself - making time to run most days, eating really well, doing yoga, and taking time to just let my brain relax. i know i am performing better for it. 
  • i’m so excited to go out with my friends/classmates this weekend and celebrate and have nothing on my shoulders to stress about
  • i think we’re going to a concert on thursday!
  • the end of this week there’s a big sale at roots and i work thursday/fri/saturday but i’m so excited because it’s going to be so much fun, our staff meeting on sunday got me so pumped for the holiday season
  • i am so grateful that i have a job that is so flexible with my schedule and that i actually really enjoy — it’s such a nice break for my mind and the people who come in are always pleasant and really love the stuff we sell and it’s so fun to get them excited
  • on that grateful note i have met some really A+ people in my program. like everyone is really kind overall but there’s a few that i just got on the same wavelength with from day 1 and they make the daily grind so great and i’m so glad to be in this crazy boat with them
  • i’m drinking bengal spice tea and trying to convince my mind it’s caffeinated so i can get a little pep to power through this review one more time before bed
  • also 9 more days until things get particularly wonderful in this neck of the woods
  • take home message: things are hard and stress is exhausting and friends are the best and i’m really happy.
What kind of training will you have to do before you run in DC?
Anonymous

you mean in NYC? I’m going to train to run a half marathon, i.e. I’ll be running haha. it doesn’t get as cold here as it did in Montreal so I’m hoping to be able to run outside through the winter and not just on a treadmill.

Is the next Nike Women's Half in NYC?! So jealous if you're doing it, it's been one of my top bucket list items since you posted about it last year!
Anonymous

that instagram post seems to indicate that it is! they haven’t officially released the details (their facebook page is where everything is at, it’s the Run Nike Womens Series page) but I’m hoping they announce it soon! last year they announced DC soon after San Fran was over and then registration was in early November.

study break - gotta keep the blood flowin’ to that cerebral cortex amiright?

guess who’s going to NYC in April? THIS GIRL.

Do you know what your Myers-Briggs Personality is?
Anonymous

yep! i’m INFP and i identify with it very strongly! 

http://www.truity.com/personality-type/infp

what's your favorite thing to have for brunch? do you put the right shoe or left on first? how many alarms does it take to wake you up? would you rather be too hot or too cold? if you could only wear one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Anonymous

oh fun!

  • i like a little sweet and savoury - pancakes and sausage with maple syrup
  • i’m not sure…whichever is closer?
  • usually none! i almost always wake up 4-5 minutes before whatever alarm i set, haha. but if it does wake me up it only takes one - once i’m up, i’m up.
  • always too hot. always.
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have I ever told you guys how big my mussels are?

inpursuitofbrunch:

The girls at Lululemon told me
“You can wear these pants to the gym or in da clubs”

Needless to say, I bought them and wore them straight out of the shop

my hero omg lets go to da club

Have you gone back to your bulletproof coffee? If so, how's it been treating you?
Anonymous

i’ve gotten such an oddly huge influx of questions about bulletproof coffee in the last week (is there a picture getting reblogged that i’m unaware of?) that i’m about ready to take it as a sign and get back on the butter brigade

(i wanted to start back on it last week but my grocery store was sold out of grassfed butter. will update when things are butterful again, which should be soon!)

Hi so I was wondering, since the Nike women's half marathon in dc is a random selection process for application, were you nervous that you wouldn't get chosen to run? I really want to be able to do it next year, but it makes me nervous that I might start training for it and won't be able to actually participate. I love your blog by the way you're a really inspiring person!
Anonymous

thanks! university students have guaranteed entry into all Nike races, so I never had to deal with the lottery. this year there isn’t a race in DC, I’m still waiting to hear where it will be!

I just wanted to tell you that I am also so grateful that you ran that race because your journey and your blog are what inspired me to be a runner as well, and my life is also so different because of it. So thank you, Rachael, from the bottom of my heart.
Anonymous

oh my gosh this made me tear up. you’re welcome. the internet is weird but i’m so glad you found this little space of mine if it did that for you. i’m about to go for a run and this put the biggest smile on my face.

on this sunday morning in october last year, i was running my first half marathon through the san francisco hills. i am still, always, perpetually grateful for the race that inspired me to be a runner again. it is a different life i am living because of it.