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 |

haven’t had power since 6am

it won’t be back on until midnight

spent the day cleaning up the yard in a windstorm with my dad

we’re planning on drinking and playing cards by candlelight when the sun goes down so

A+ day overall

I used to think you were overly confident, that you didn't see (or post) your own flaws and were afraid to be a down to earth, messy human being. Later I realized that I was projecting all of my insecurities around not being confident, not reaching my full badass potential, not loving myself, onto you- this person who stands for so much of that. So I would like to formally apologize for judging you before, and express my appreciation to you for being the awesome, inspiring human you are.

well thank you! I can assure you that I am just as messy and flawed as the rest of the humans on this planet and I do acknowledge those parts of myself, I just love myself while I do it. I am so glad you are realizing that you’re a badass and having confidence in yourself!

also before anyone really judges my down-to-earthiness I think they should remember that I am presenting myself to a massively public forum, open for judgment from the depths of the internet - both good and bad. if I didn’t maintain my confidence (and even overcompensate at times) I would get eaten alive by criticism and anonymous opinions.

I'm sure you've been asked this before, but it isn't in your faq. How do your edit your pictures? Have you made a post about it before? :) <3

if they’re on my phone I use the vsco app, if they’re dslr photos I use picasa!



me when i run in old dingy clothes: oh my god i am a sweaty mess so gross blech yech get me in the shower asafp

me when i run in cute florals and pink: I AM MAJESTIC AND SHIMMERING LIKE A UNICORN 


hahaha thank you!!! this cracked me up you’re great

no power
wind blowing like crazy
lost two trees already
no coffee
laptop is dead
can’t run


Hey girl, I love your style! Where do you buy all your cute Nike clothes? From a Nike store? Online somewhere?

thank you! i’ve purchased almost all my Nike gear at the two Nike women’s half marathons i’ve run. it’s either gear released from the race or from the flagship Nike stores in San Fran and DC. and my confetti print sports bra is from a Nike factory store! 

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me when i run in old dingy clothes: oh my god i am a sweaty mess so gross blech yech get me in the shower asafp

me when i run in cute florals and pink: I AM MAJESTIC AND SHIMMERING LIKE A UNICORN 

Hi Rachael, how often did you trim your hair when you were growing it out and how much hair? It's so radiant you're literally like a runner-yogi goddess <3

hahah thank you! i only trimmed the ends when i noticed they were getting split or dry, maybe every 3-4 months? and i never took more than half an inch off along the bottom. i never use any heat or styling tools on my hair so i think that helped it a lot when growing it out. 

"When you know who you are, you don’t look to the world to tell you. Similarly, you don’t fear other people since they cannot take anything from you. Your awareness of yourself as you really are is your liberation."
Omg girl your outfits are so cute 100% of the time! I love all of your fun colors and floral print :D

thank you so much! :) :)

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fog bank handstands.

so ive been practicing yoga for a year and a half now and for some reason i still have trouble with handstands :( do you have any tips on holding a handstand?!

it’s mostly arm (shoulder and forearm) and core strength. being able to bend your arms while upside down gives you a lot more control than locked elbows. keep your core engaged the entire time while you use your fingers and heels of your hands to press forward or backward to balance yourself. biggest tip is to ditch the wall completely and forever, learn how to fall out safely and just practice a lot.

handstands are really hard - they may look serene and easy in photos but they require concentration, strength, and focus every time! they’re 100% dynamic - holding a handstand isn’t a static position. you don’t just flip up into it, find the balance, and stay there. you have to constantly adjust everything, compensating to hold the balance and spreading your weight out over your entire hands. 

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# Nova Scotia

I have a big, wild love for this homeland I get to always call my own.

had a pretty ridiculously beautiful evening with my parents tonight.

this was after two glasses of Chardonnay and “what do we do with a drunken sailor” was appropriately playing in the background while my dad said “RACH don’t fall of the wharf!!!” 💁