run fapper run!

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by monkotto, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Tombuktu

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    I love squash, but right now I cannot afford to join a club and don't have friends who are into it to keep me going. So, running is my only option at present. It's free and I get a lot of fresh air and watch beautiful scenery when I do it. I just need to learn to love it. May take a while, but will keep trying.
     
  2. Yorokobi

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    I am. Believe it or not my first marathon ever is this weekend! so i'll wait till sunday with my runners-story.
     
  3. Vision

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    I think that might be dangerous - I take cold shower everyday but in the morning or at any rate BEFORE running, not AFTER. That way one can easily get cold.
     
  4. Tombuktu

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    Hey, thanks. Will be careful next time. But I did give myself some rest time after the run and did not get into the shower straight away. But thanks for the tip
     
  5. monkotto

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    vision thanks for reminding the sports-watch.

    bought a pulse-watch one year ago - used it first time today. i guess i am becoming a real expert now. :)

    casual 7k today.
     
  6. Beware - this is a self-aware corny post hehe. :eek:


    Ok, so I don't know much about life. Even less about exercising, being healthy and running. I'm not a warrior. I'm not a soldier. I'm not training for a marathon for now. My diet choices aren't always fine, I don't have the most expensive kit, my shoes aren't very valuable, the furthest I've ever been was 8km, my technics and methods are flawed, I don't eat miles for breakfast, and on top of everything, I'm the slowest of the slowest slugs.

    But here's what I think about running.

    _ I don't run because I want to be respected. I run because by running, I respect myself.

    _ I don't run to lose weight so I can look hot and attract attention. I run because inside, my mind is strong. I'm made of steel and iron, I'm made of ice and lava. I'm tough. I'm a survivor. I survived myself. And I want to look as strong as I feel inside. Not for everyone else but myself. And God, too, but it's another subject.

    _ I run because I'm alive. And the more I run, the healthier I get, the more my chances to become alive for a longer time increases. I'm happy to be alive, being alive makes me happy. The more I run, the happier I am.

    _ I run because I'm victorious. I'm the most victorious of victors everytime I put my shoes on and close the door behind me. Every run is a victory. Even the worst ones, when I can't feel blood in my feet, where every single cell of my body aches. Because aching remind me that I'm alive. Because the hardest part is not to put one foot on front of another. It's to surpass your own mind.

    _ I run for the same reason I started NoFap. I run because every single day that passes, every single millimetre, every single step, I surpass myself. I improve, I evolve, I'm a micrometer closer to being the best version of myself. Every time I go running, I'm better than when I came back the previous time, and every time I come home, I'm better than when I started.

    _ I run because it's hard. Because it requires a sacrifice that is from myself, to myself, for myself.

    _ I run because I'm in a chemical romance. I'm addicted to endorphins. I don't necessarily run because I love running when I'm in it; I run because the post-run is one of the best things in the world. Unlimited power belongs to those who step outside and start putting one foot on front of the other. Because when they come back, they're exhausted, and they proved that they're invincible.


    Running is $exy. Exercising is hot. Wanting to be healthier and work for it is glamourou$. Wanting to become better and act according so is the more attractive thing in the world.


    You never, ever, ever should be ashamed to improve, evolve and want to become better. Yesterday, when I went running, I was slightly concerned about my brand fresh home-made ridiculously-fugly-because-in-progress haircut, and I totally forgot that I had lipstick on. I never, ever wear makeup, I just bought this lipstick and I adore it, and I feel so fckn powerful in it. I'm becoming a girl ha. Ladies and gentlemen, NoFap helping to solve confidence issues is as real as Bianca is hot. So long story short I put my sunglasses on because it was a super hot day, went outside, and a middle-aged black guy screamed at me "how's it going baby, looking nice!" And perhaps was he completely mocking me, which was my immediate feeling because hey, 20 years of self-awareness doesn't heal in one day, but PERHAPS WAS HE SERIOUS. And it's the most motivating thing in the world if it is. Because I refuse to be ashamed to run, for the reason that I'm fat. Who damn cares if I'm fat. Who the hell would mock me for wanting to be better. Right choices pay dividends.


    Have the best day ever you all!
     
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  7. monkotto

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    this is very motivating.

    will read this when i am too lazy for train.

    :)

    anne 8k is good.

    i will never run a full marathon - that is the supreme discipline. i have really lots of respect towards people who are running this distance.
     
  8. 8k is good but I actually hurt myself because I pushed too hard. I mean, it was so amazing, I got the runner's high for the first time of my life, I ran on Tower Bridge, I couldn't stop, I just went on and on and on. And I didn't stretched properly, and the next day I couldn't get out of my bed haha. Will never happen again.

    Agreed, my respect also is maximum for these people. And you know what? That's exactly one of the reason why it's SO important to me to run one one day. Because I'm having trouble respecting myself right now, and by running a marathon, I'll be able to respect myself. But anyway, the journey maybe counts more than the destination. All the training I'll do to run the marathon, will be enough to prove me I'm the actual BEAST I truly am inside.

    Seriously it's so amazing. Every one here has the power to change the world, and to accomplish their dreams. The power just has to be unlocked. For me it was quitting PMO. I closed the door, started a new life, and I'm never going back to the other one. I'm so much happier. Today was my rest day so I didn't ran but I've walk like 15km and it was sunny but at some point there was a HUUUUUUGE storm. Like omg, raindrops the size of elephants. And I've walked under the pouring rain, and instead of swearing like a madwoman, my clothes becoming damn transparent, I realized that it was making me incredibly happy, for the reason that I'm exactly where I was supposed to be, and because it was making me feel alive. I've screwed up a humongous ton of stuff today, but at least I'm alive and it's the most precious gift. This is what quitting PMO gave me. I do miss orgasms. But it's ok, I'll have some later, I'm working for it right now. Just like for Air Maxes and New York.

    Sorry I diverge, I warned you I would talk a lot :p
     
  9. monkotto

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    @anne

    after running the half marathon. i was like a cripple for three days. the run stressed me physically really extrem. i dont know what would happen after a full marathon - for sure i would need treatment in a hospital for several weeks.

    i want to run shorter distances but fast - 5k or 10k.

    running is a really good porn-substitute for me.

    and right it is possible to get a high. last week i had one. sometimes i build very fast phases into the run. for one or two minutes full throttle. in this phases it is possible for me to get a high. :)

    running on the tower bridge. that is really nice.

    i like london and i like british tea.
     
  10. Actually I may do the marathon only once in my life, but I promised myself, my mom, my dead grandmother and God I'll do it, and I will. But afterwards I think I would do like you and focus on short distance but with greater pace. Because for now, to be able to run for a long time I'm going slug on heroin pace.

    I totally agree, it's an excellent substitute. I mean, the reasons for it are so common sense. It just costs more ha.

    British are amazing people. Messieurs les Anglais, tirez les premiers! :eek:
     
  11. Asgardian36

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    Thank you Anne! Keep Rockin! Bonjour!
     
  12. thepersonathome

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    I actually ran my first half marathon today and I am only 19!I feel great! I normally do road biking but on overcast days I would go for a run. I have to repair my bike so for like the past month I only go running. I only started running seriously a month and a half ago but I like it. I used to do cross country until I was 15 then I just stack with road biking. In the summer I would do about 160-200k a week so that built up my endurance. I love that post exercise high feeling you get. I will definitely run more half marathons.
    I run with those shoes that have like no soles so the natural ones but they always make my ankles hurt. My ankles are killing me right now haha.
     
  13. You ran a half after only one month and a half of training??? Man you're the kind of person my dreams are filled with. Wait for me, one day I'll be as strong as you!

    Congratulations by the way!!! Did it went well? How are you feeling right now? I wanna knoooow :D
     
  14. thepersonathome

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    Well like I said I do a lot of cycling so my fitness is already really good. Yes, I have been running for like a month and a half but I have been cycling since a kid. I am also young and fit being only 19. I remember one day it was spitting and raining and going on the bike is bad for the chain and when I am 40 km away from home and I get caught by pouring rain I am screwed. So to take it safe I went for a run and then I started running seriously. If I can bike 100k the I can pretty much run 20k.

    My run went really well. I only walked once just so I could drink more than one cup of water at the fueling station but then I restarted running. Normally I drank and ran but at 19k I needed to refuel badly. My first 15k went really well. I ran 10k in 51 minutes. After 17k my legs were incredibly tired, I wasn't tired in the sense I was dying. It's just my legs were losing strength and giving in. I finished the race with 2:04. My goal for the next race is to strengten my legs so they can last the full 21k.My legs were shaking near the end. It started pouring about 1h into the race and that was a godsend. By the end of the race I was shivering.
    I am incredibly proud and hope to do more. Right my legs hurt right now but I have energy to do homework lol.
     
  15. Yorokobi

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    I love this thread, so let's talk about running and why it's awesome.

    My current PR's:
    10K - 48:51
    Half marathon - 1:53:35
    Marathon - 4:11:20

    I used to be an occasional jogger who went for a run 2-3 times a week but often i didn't do anything for weeks or even month and went quickly outta shape. All that changed this May for two reasons: 1) i bought my self a GPS-pulse-running-watch and 2) i got rejected by a girl (felt really down 'cause i had good reason do believe that i'd finally found someone).

    The Weekend that she said no, was the Weekend my gps watch arrived. I went for a run to clear my mind (at least for a while) also i was curious how fast i would be, now that i was able to track what i was doing. it was a sobering experience because i discovered that my normal running route was not between 8-10k as googlemaps made me believe but a little more than 6k. That also meant that i was not a fast runner but, at best, a mediocre one.

    However i started to run 10k every other day, two weeks later i read Herbert Steffny's big book on running. I was fascinated by how predictable one's progress can be, if you know how to train. I can't pinpoint the moment but i decided that i would run a marathon. So the next few month i rotated short runs with sprints and slower longer runs and soon i was running for 3 hours - slow but steady.

    Yesterday was the day. My first Marathon. It rained the whole time. I was running next to a pacemaker who would finish in 4:15h. During the race i stopped at every single supply stand for water and fruits. For the first half we were a group of 12 people or so but in the end only 3 finished together - we even managed to gain a few minutes. It was not easy, especially the last 7k are quite hard but running together makes all the difference!
    I am now - and for the rest of my live - a finisher! No one can take that away form me.

    Final words about what running has done for me, besides losing some weight. It made me mentally stronger, i made the experience that i am not a quitter. Now i can counter the negative voices in my head, telling me to "just give up" or "this is pointless anyway". Other benefit for me are:
    - confidence that i can do stuff
    - it is something that i do which makes me feel good
    - i learn to get comfortable with (temporary) discomfort
    - it is a fantastic tool to build more self respect
    - getting in shape
    - getting more disciplined in other areas (there is still much room for improvement here...)
    - feeling more energetic/strong
    and running comfortable at a speed that would have made you puke in the past is just an unbeatable good feeling.
     
  16. monkotto

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    @thepersonathome
    always do your homework. good boy! :)
    congrats for your half marathon.

    @yorokobi
    running 3 hours (or more) is really impressive.
    sometimes i do also short runs with sprints.
    congrats for your full marathon.


    by the way 7k yesterday and 7k today - i am transforming to a locomotive.



    edit:
    currently i feel like this while running...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gsE26aqw4
     
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  17. JegErFransk

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    Thanks for your story Yorokobi, I was waiting for it!
    I'm even more motivated for a full marathon! I can't wait for it !!
    I love the way it trains your mind. Running a marathon is 75% done by your brain, not your legs. It is a fight against yourself to go beyond your limits! I love it!


    I had a nice time yesterday:
    5km - 20:24

    My goal was to do it in less than 20min... I guess it was a failure! haha! I'm definitely better in endurance, sprint isn't for me...
     
  18. Vision

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    Thanks, Yorokobi!
     
  19. Yorokobi

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    glad to hear that, if what i wrote motivates other = awesome!

    The mind > legs aspect is certainly true. However a marathon doesn't have to be constant torture (many people seem to believe that). The key aspect is discipline, you need a warriors mind. You run a marathon with a relatively low heart rate (compared to running 5k or 10k)and your body is fueling on fat. But you can't just do that you must get used to that. so in order to prepare for a marathon there need to be enough long and slow runs. people who do too many fast 'n short runs ('cause fast make you feel like an athlete) will "hit the wall" in a marathon the point where there is simply no more energy...

    If you have enough slow 'n long runs you will 1)finish and 2) enjoy it (or at least most of it). The last 2k of my marathon was the best running experience i've ever had - pure dopamine! I guess what i am trying to say here is that the "going beyond your limits" is more in training than in the actual race were you cash in what you've invested so far. But if you already manage to shower cold, i've no doubt you got what it takes to run the 42,195k.

    5km - 20:24 is not bad. i've never done 5k on time but i will sometime this autumn (mostly because my garmin connect profile has an empty spot next to 5k in the "Best times box".
     
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  20. JegErFransk

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    That's very true Yorokobi! I usually run about 20km (twice a week if possible), I prefer long runs!

    I ran 5km last time because I didn't have enough time. It is true that short/fast runs procure this feeling of being an athlete, but it is nothing compare to how you feel after runs!
    I tend to be a bit too fast when I run though... I got used to 20km and I have trouble slowering when I have to run longer. I get exhausted after 30km...

    Are you into cold showers? It is really refreshing after long runs!
     

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