10 Thoughts Every Runner Has When They Decide To Get Back Into Shape

10 Thoughts Every Runner Has When They Decide To Get Back Into Shape

1. I am going into cardiac arrest
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In honor of running this summer and getting back into shape with some friends, I have taken the liberty to gather some thoughts from fellow runners on getting back into shape. Running feels so great after you do it and its over, but during the actual run, many thoughts go through a person's head.

Here are 10 thoughts runners have when getting back into shape.

1. I am going into cardiac arrest

Your heart and lungs are not ready for this much exercise and you feel as if death is upon you.

2. It's only 3 miles, I got this

You have to pump yourself up for this. It could be a matter of weeks or maybe even months since the last time you ran. All you want to do is sit on the couch and be lazy, but no more. You can do this.

3. This is it. This is the end

Everything in your body is screaming at you to stop and you don't know how you could possibly survive this. You see the light at the end of the tunnel and realize this is how you will die.

4. Why do I even run?

Honestly, I feel this is thought every run or workout ever.

5. I could turn around at this point, it isn't too late

There comes a point when turning around isn't an option. Any time before that, the thought of turning around sounds like the greatest thing in the world.

6. Alright, the halfway point is long gone now, I just have to keep pushing

Then, you reach the point of no return and you just want to cry. Now, if you were to turn around, it would just be longer to get back to the start.

7. Oh, is that a cramp I feel? I guess that means I have to take a small break

That usually lasts a lot longer than what it should last.

8. There aren't any cars around, I could start walking

This may cross your mind, but you know if you actually follow through you won't ever start running again. You will end up walking the rest of the way back, and that will take so much longer. Might as well push through to the end.

9. I can see the stopping point, but it seems so far away

When you get to the point where you can actually see the end, it seems as if whenever you take a step, the endpoint moves farther away.

10. How did I let myself get this out of shape?

At the end of it all, when you're huffing and puffing, you have a moment to realize just how out of shape you are. It hits you and you wonder how you got here, and that thought is enough to make yourself go through all of this again tomorrow.


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25 Baseball Puns Every Fan Should Know

You're sure to be a big hit with these in your glove.
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You’re sure to have a ball with these puns! They will leave you in stitches!

1. I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

2. I’m an umpire. Now give me your number so I can make the call!

3. Why did the police officer go to the baseball game?... Someone stole second base!

4. Why was Cinderella so bad at baseball?... She had a pumpkin for a coach!

5. Ok, strike that.

6. Cinderella was so bad… she was eventually kicked off the baseball team for running away from the ball.

7. Which animal is best at baseball?... The bat!

8. The reason baseball games are at night is because bats sleep during the day!

9. Keep calm… I’m an outfielder. I’ll catch you!

10. Which baseball player holds water?... The pitcher!

11. I think I glove you!

12. What did the baseball glove say to the ball?... “Catch ya later!”

13. If you sing while playing baseball you may not get a good pitch.

14. Why don’t baseball players join unions?... Because they don’t like to be called out on strikes!

15. Never hit the ump… The Umpire Strikes Back.

16. Are you in the on deck circle? Because you’re up next (to date me)!

17. Why is it always so windy at Candlestick Park?... Because of all the Giant Fans!

18. Your pitch must have hit me because I’m feeling a little faint!

19. I hope you’re a good catcher because I’m starting to fall for you.

20. Did you hear the joke about the pop fly?... Forget it. It’s way over your head.

21. Baseball players who get three strikes. They deserve a shout “out”!

22. I’m falling in glove with you!

23. What’s the difference between a rain barrel and a bad fielder?... One catches drops and the other drops catches.

24. Are you in the outfield? Because you’re an angel!

25. I like baseball so much more than football. It’s just a batter game!

Well, there you have ‘em baseball fans… With these puns in your glove, you’re sure to be a big hit! Maybe you’ll score a home run!

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The College Girl's Magical Guide To Disney's Magic Kingdom

Twelve things that will have you singing "My, oh, my, what a wonderful day."

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On the Friday before Memorial Day, my boyfriend and I made the spontaneous decision to spend a day at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. So Sunday morning, my boyfriend and I hopped in the car at 6 a.m. and began the two and a half hour drive.

It was a magical day and I was certainly the happiest girl at the happiest place on Earth. I had less than two days to plan the most wonderful day, and there are a few things I'm glad I knew and some that I wish I knew before.

Here are some tips to help you have the perfect day at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

1. Bring a portable charger. 

You're going to need this. If you love to take pictures and videos of the park as I do, a portable charger is key. A regular charger won't do, there aren't any available outlets. I HIGHLY recommend bringing a fully charged portable charger.

2. Comfort over style.

Yes, I know, you want to look cute for your future Instagram posts. Me, too. Just don't forget to make sure your cute outfit is also comfortable because you are going to be walking around and going up and down on rides in it for HOURS.

3. Prepare for the weather. 

It's Florida — you never know what'll happen with the weather. You're going to have to prepare for it to be 60 degrees and rainy, or 100 degrees and blistering sun. Bring layers and make sure your clothes and shoes are waterproof, just in case.

4. Have your photoshoots early. 

If you love to have your photo taken in front of the castle or with a bouquet of balloons like me, make sure that you have your photoshoots done before you are soaked from Splash Mountain, rain, or sweat. You'll be a lot happier if you get the perfect photo earlier rather than having a not-so-perfect photo later.

5. Pack snacks with you. 

The food at Magic Kingdom isn't terrible, but it's certainly not for everyone. And if you get hungry often, bring food with you. It's CRAZY expensive, even a bottle of water can be $5. You can bring in as many snacks as you can fit in your bag, so go for it. Also, no gum is sold in the park so make sure to pack your own!

6. Don't forget to bring a reasonably sized bag. 

This is crucial. As you're on your fourth mile around the park, you're not going to want to have to tote around your keys, wallet, phone, souvenirs, etc. in your pockets. Having a bag that is both comfortable and the right size is perfect. I found a cute little leather backpack from Target that was both fashionable and useful. It was small, but it surprisingly fit everything I needed and more.

7. Bring and wear sunscreen. 

There is very limited shade at the park, even in the rides. You're going to find yourself standing directly under the sun for the majority of your time at Magic Kingdom, so make sure you are well-covered in sunscreen and that you bring some with you to reapply.

8. Make sure to use FastPass+ or plan to wait awhile. 

The waits for every attraction are atrocious. Luckily, with the purchase of your tickets, you can reserve times for certain rides up to thirty days in advance. When you're at Magic Kingdom, you'll be able to know exactly which time to go to some of your favorite rides and avoid the one to two-hour waits. I would recommend doing them prior to the day of, as you will have more time options and more rides will be available!

9. Plan your arrival accordingly. 

I went on a Sunday and the park opened at 9 a.m. We arrived at the main transportation entrance around 8:35 a.m., but with parking, ticketing, and riding the monorail to the park, we didn't get to the park's main entrance until 9:35 a.m. I had planned to be there right at 9 a.m. and I clearly miscalculated. Make sure you plan for parking and such to take around an hour!

10. Prepare to spend money - and lots of it. 

It's no surprise that anything at Disney World is expensive. The tickets can be over $150 each, a meal for one can be over $30, and a simple pin souvenir can be $20. It's going to be a very pricey day, but it'll all be worth it in the end. Just remember, a trip to Disney isn't anything relatively similar to a trip to the Dollar Store.

11. Get the Disney World app. 

The app clearly shows wait times, locations and distances to each attraction, location of characters, food and restaurants, gift shops and stores. You can keep track of your tickets and schedule a FastPass+, as well as order food online. It's a lifesaver when at the park!

12. Remember, your day at Magic Kingdom will be whatever you make of it. 

I intended to have the day perfectly planned out. I even made a spreadsheet the day before with the order, location, average wait time, and duration of each ride planned out. But, when we arrived, I knew the spreadsheet was not needed. It's a lot more fun to be spontaneous and enjoy the moments while you're in them. If it's cold and rainy, or hot and scorching, don't let it get you down. If you're adequately prepared, it can still be a great day! Make the best of your time at the happiest place on Earth and hold on to those lifelong memories.

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