R a c h a e l D e e

my name is rachael.
i've always been better moving
than i am standing still.

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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# lululemon

small PSA that this bra is currently on clearance at lululemon and I finally caved and used my giftcard on it

you can tie the straps like a bathing suit (and you can wear it swimming, says sales lady in Hawaii who has done so) or wear them straight like this

forever a sucker for multifunctional/wearable things A+ lululemon

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# Oahu
# hawaii

on that north shore grind today ✌️

swam out to flat island from Kailua beach and found a beautiful sea turtle along the way! this one was much bigger than the little guy we found at lanikai last weekend. he was so chill, eating in the shallow water and surfacing every couple of minutes. he saw us and let us swim next to him, no fear at all. I swam down and was at eye level with him. they are such beautiful, peaceful creatures who seem so wise and calm. each time I get to swim with one it feels utterly surreal.

I actually got completely rocked by a rogue wave at makapu’u yesterday. I was sitting in a dry area and a 30ft wave crashed hard and raked me along the rocks. just some bruises and scrapes, nothing bad. I knew not to panic and just let it sweep me into a tidepool, but it’s always scary. the ocean is beautiful and terrifying and humbling and something I never lose respect for.

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# rachaelruns

this morning! *naps in pile of sweat on porch*




so obsessed with this. i didn’t realize that it’s also a fitness tracker - it tracks your steps and translates it into miles walked during the day, as well as telling you your total energy expended throughout the day. super cool information to have, and i think it’ll be particularly useful in the winter when my daily activity level is less inherently high.

also it picked up gps pre-run in less than ten seconds in the middle of downtown when my other watch used to take 6 minutes and not catch it until it was up on the mountain. A+.

this could be an ad for garmin, I sweare!

thank you! :) 

forgot this was going around! still obsessed favourite accessory A+

tbh when I die you can just bury me in this bikini plz

tbh when I die you can just bury me in this bikini plz

tidepools forever and ever amen

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# rachaelruns

I didn’t leave the house until 8:15 so I knew I was in for an absolute scorcher (I usually run at 6am, sunrise is at 5:58) but I felt fast and happy so I just went with it. look at that 3rd mile! so freaking happy. there is sweat in my eyeballs. I’m okay with it.



in which i ramble (and sweat) profusely while running up the lanikai pillboxes! 

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# rachaelruns

run fast & free. downhills aren’t so good for your knees but damn they’re so good for your soul.


Get out and run.

Do not worry about the rest.
Make running a lifestyle. A daily habit, like brushing your teeth. If you run 300+ days a year, every year, for several years, good things will come your way. Start now. Doesn’t matter if you are 16 years old or 66.

If you want to be a decent runner you must get out and run; the rest is just noise.

Get the running in first— that is the foundation. Then: Eat mostly good stuff. Get enough sleep. Stretch if you want to— or don’t. Lift if you like lifting. Cross-train if it makes you happy. Wear minimalist shoes or big bulky ones, whichever you prefer. Listen to music when you run, or not. You can carry water with you on a long run, or you can go without. If you want to do a core routine, then do it— but first you must get out and run.

Run on trails, or streets, or on a treadmill, whatever works for you. Run slowly. Run quickly. Run up hills. Run in the rain. Run in the snow, the heat, the cold. Run into the wind. Run on the days that you do not feel like running. Run on the days that you can’t wait to get out and run. Run with friends. Run alone. Run races. Run in the country. Run in the city. Run in parks. Run when you feel happy. Run when you are depressed. Run when you have a ton of energy. Run when you are feeling like shit. Run when you feel good. Run in the morning. Run at night. Run before work. Run after work. Run.

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