My bucket list… first up, a marathon!

Week 8 Recap: 200 Mile Mark!

Alright, here’s the recap of this week!

Mon: Rest

Tues: 4

Wed: 6

Thurs: 6

Fri: 3

Sat: Rest

Sun: 11 miles

I’m so excited to be on week 8! I am almost half way done with the training!!! I only have 16 more training runs that are longer than 10 miles! Also, big news: I reached the 200 mile mark on my training! This includes everything I’ve ran since I got my new shoes, which is basically since the beginning of April! I think I’m on mile 217 or something like that!

So, unfortunately, this week marks the return of my shin splints!!! I had them in high school when I ran cross country and track. I couldn’t get rid of them for two and a half years so I took a 2 year hiatus from running. Then I started running again my first year of college and have been running since. BUT, they are back! I really didn’t miss them. But oh well…. I might take a break after the marathon until January so that they can heal. Until then, lots of stretching and icing! I might even get some tape so I can start taping for long runs…

Today (Monday), I took the day to rest because my legs were so dead from the 11 yesterday! Work was hectic and running around all day didn’t help. So hopefully the 6 miler will go well tomorrow.

Look for another inspiration post this week! Sorry I never posted one this week, I worked the past 5 days or so and I’ve been busy!

Happy running!

kellyelli ❤

Week 7 Recap

Alright, I hope everyones having a great week! Here is my recap of this week:

Mon – Rest

Tues – 10 miles

Wed – Rest

Thurs – 5 miles

Fri – 7 miles

Sat – 12 miles

Sun – Rest

For a whopping total of 34 miles! The 12 miler is a personal distance record! I am very sore today but excited for week 8! I can’t believe I’m only 3 weeks away from the halfway point in training! …and only 1.1 miles away from running a half marathon!

Well, I have work in the morning so I’m hitting the hay! Night everyone! Happy running 😀

kellyelli ❤

The Impossible List

So, I just discovered this AWESOME blog called “The Impossible List”
I loved it so much, I had to quote the entire first page of the website, so here it is…
It really inspires me and rings true to why I am running a marathon in the first place. I hope I can do similar things in the future!
Here is the website: http://joelrunyon.com/two3/the-impossible-list

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney

The impossible list is NOT a bucket list. I used to settle for the possible things in life. The sure thing. The safe choice. It was safe, it was realistic and it was boring as hell. But there was a problem: everything that was “possible” was too easy. I needed a challenge.

The impossible list is that challenge. This list of impossible things contains all the things I ever thought I couldn’t do because it was “impossible.” The sort of things that I assumed the cool guys on TV only ever got to do. The things I never thought that would be able to do.

This is my list of impossible things. I’m constantly crossing things off it as I accomplish them and adding to it when needed and I’ll be making regular updates about my journey on the blog.Maybe you’re bored, maybe you’re tired of simply attempting what’s considered “possible”, maybe you just want to try something different. This blog is for you.

Feel free to follow my journey via RSS or Email or start your own impossible list if you feel like it. If you do, send me an email and let me know. I’d love to hear about it what impossible things you’re doing. If you’d like to help make any of these impossible things happen – let me know – I’m all ears.

The Impossible List

Life

  • Change 1 Person’s Life For The Better
  • Help 100 Entrepreneurs Better Their Lives Through Micro-Loans at Kiva.org [54/100]
  • Fund 50 Kickstarter projects to help entrepreneurs start their Biznass [3/50].

Fitness

Travel

  • Visit Every Continent
    • North America
    • South America
    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Antarctica (and do something ridiculous here)
    • Africa
  • Go Swimming in Every OceanTravel For 1 Year Straight
    • Pacific
    • Atlantic
    • Indian
    • Arctic
    • Southern/Antarctic
  • Get a 2nd U.S. Passport
  • Obtain dual citizenship with another country.
  • Own a small flat in 4 different countries.
  • Live on the beach in some tropical country for 3 months.
  • Do A Cross Country Road Trip And Make a Film About It
  • Do A Round-The-World Trip And Make A Film About It
  • Visit Iguazu Falls
  • Start Impossible Island

Minimalism

  • Go without internet for a month [July 2009]
  • Go without a car for a month [February 2012 & Counting]
  • Count & document all my crap
  • Own less than 300 things
  • Create a “Getaway” Backpack [I’m really excited about this]

Adrenaline Rushes

  • Go Skydiving [May 1, 2011, June 3, 2011]
  • Go Bungee Jumping [June 6,  2011]
  • Go Scubadiving
  • Go Paragliding
  • Go Parasailing [August 2009]
  • Learn to Surf
  • Learn to Kitesurf [May 14th, 2012 – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic]
  • Bike Across America
  • Be a Part Of A Flash Mob
  • Climb a Volcano [Summer ’04 – Mt. Pacaya, Guatemala & May ’07 Kilauea, Hawaii] Maybe more?
  • Go Zorbing
  • Learn To Freedive
  • Learn Windsurfing
  • Go Indoor Skydiving

Miscellaneous

  • Be an Extra in a Movie [November 12, 2010]
  • Go to the airport and buy a ticket without knowing where I’m going.
  • Get something named after me.

Events To Attend

  • Visit Burning Man And Document It

  • Participate in Tomatina
  • Running of the Bulls

  • Coachella

  • Mardi Gras

  • See The Northern Lights And Do A Time Lapse Film Of It

  • SxSw [March 2012]

Rennaisance Man

  • Learn To DJ
  • Learn to Fly A Plane
  • Learn To Breakdance
  • Create a video that gets international coverage
  • Get To Space
  • Go Slacklining
  • Become Fluent In 4 Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Mandarin
    • French
    • Italian
    • Esperanto

BizNass

  • Start my own marketing agency [December 12th, 2011]
  • Make a full-time living online.
  • Start an international company.
  • Put $100,000 in the bank.
  • Give $100,000 away.
  • Create a million dollar company.
  • Make Impossible HQ into a Business.
  • Speak at a Fortune 50 Company [Target HQ – February 17th, 2012]
  • Create an Apparel Line [October 3, 2012]
  • Take the Impossible Brand Beyond Apparel
  • Get Something Named Impossible
  • Start A Business Incubator.
  • Write an e-book [RMG: December 25th, 2010] [Impossible Manifesto: December 6th, 2011] [Impossible TRI: February 28th, 2012]
  • Publish a real physical book.
  • Start a successful blog
    • 1,000 Subscribers
    • 10,000 Subscribers
    • 25,000 Subscribers
    • 50,000 Subscribers
I think I’m going to write an impossible list of my own! So look out for one later this week…
kellyelli ❤

Week 6 Update

Hey eveyone!

Here’s the recap of this past week:

Mon – 5

Tues – Rest

Wed – 2

Thurs – 7

Fri – 6

Sat – Rest

Sun – Rest

For a total of 20 miles! I was supposed to run 10 miles today but work was so exhausting, so I’m going to sub it in for the rest day this tuesday. I’m so excited to run it! and next weekend i have a 12 miler! im nearly half way in mileage!

Sorry for the short post but I’m gonna get some zzzzz’s before work tomorrow. Night!

kellyelli ❤

be inspired: part 2

Hey everyone! Last time, I posted pictures as a source of inspiration, so this time I’m going to focus on words of inspiration! I have found them very motivating and touching, so I hope you feel the same way! I will try my best to cite the website I got them from.

“Live your life out loud!” They sing. “You deserve a brilliant life!”

…It’s about intuition, gratitude, power and connection. It’s about living a life filled to the brim with JOY.

It’s about believing with all of my heart what Pat B. Allen told me,

“We owe it to the world to be as ALIVE as we can. To give what is unique in us to give.”

http://www.michellegardella.com/blog/?paged=3 

“You started something. You were passionate and in love with the ideas swirling and twirling in your heart and you were vibrating on a super high plane all ready to shoot off into the sky and burst with light and life and rain down millions of golden stars onto the Earth.

And then you stopped.

Something slowed you down. You got tired. You had a child, or took a 9-5 job, or both. You forgot what it was you were so excited about in the first place. You lost sight of the sky.

I give you permission to start again.

Go.” http://www.michellegardella.com/blog/?paged=5

Building something new, living outside your comfort zone and making peace with the possibility that all your efforts are being spent in vain is HARD. Hard as in scary, tiring, complex, complicating, filled with rejection, laborious, tempestuous, grinding, merciless and unrelenting (and yes, I got all of those words using Thesaurus.com).

 http://503galleries.com/blog/#ixzz1yf42XVgF

also, I just read this post and thought it was really sweet! http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/pictures-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity It makes me want to reach out to a stranger and help them, even if it’s in a small way!

lastly, here are two youtube videos that are just too cute to pass up!

Bohemian Rhapsody on the way to school: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU-Uwl7AZ7o&feature=player_embedded

and Best marriage proposal ever? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yNdpaSBTzo&feature=player_embedded

Enjoy!

Ok, thats all for now! I’ve got to go but I’ll definitely try to do more inspiration posts in the future!

kellyelli ❤

Week 5 Recap

Alright, this week was 10000000000x better than last week! My motivation is back, my free time to run is back, and my sleep schedule is back! Heres the recap of the week:

Mon: 4 miles

Tues: 8 miles

Wed: 6 miles

Thurs: 4 miles

Fri: rest

Sat: 5 miles

Sun: 7 miles

…for a whopping total of 34 miles!!! I can’t believe it 😀

Here’s to next week: I hope it is as great as this week!

Also, I can’t believe I am already 25% of the way through the 20 week program!!

I hope it continues to be this wonderful for the next 15 weeks!

Thanks for all of the support and have a great week!

kellyelli ❤

be inspired

Alright, so after last weeks lack of motivation, I really feel like I need to try harder to inspire myself and others around me. So, here are some inspirational pictures to get us motivated! Now get out there and make your dreams happen!

Sorry for the huge picture dump! Hopefully one strikes a chord with you. I will do a separate post soon that features words of inspiration! Have a great day everyone 😀

kellyelli ❤