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 |
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.
if they’re on my phone I use the vsco app, if they’re dslr photos I use picasa!
# at least I can do yoga
wind blowing like crazy
lost two trees already
laptop is dead
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!
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.
thank you so much! :) :)
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.