Yumi Lambert in “Soft Metallic” by Kenneth Willardt for Vogue China June 2014
i swear to fucking god
For fucks sake Amazon, get your shit together. I had a similar nightmare recently:
Surely this bullshittery can’t be legal
(comic sans used to reflect Amazon’s incompetence in the way of international shipping in the 21st century)
Anonymous said: Hi! I just wanted to ask if you maybe have any tips for starting to run? I'm pretty out of shape and I can't afford a gym membership, so I really want to start running. I'm gonna just start incorporating it into my normal walks before trying to run the entire time since I've literally never gone on a run in my life, but if you have any tips I would really appreciate it!! Thanks! :)
Hey, it’s no problem :)
- Firstly, you’re going to need good shoes. You’ve only got one pair of legs so look after them with the best shoes you can afford.
- Secondly, set a goal and do your best to stick to it i.e. “I’ll run three days a week for now”. You can do it Friday through Sunday, or Monday, Wednesday and Friday- however you want, as long as it’s achievable and not overly daunting. If you’re dreading working out, you won’t keep up with it so make it enjoyable!
It’s okay to miss days, you’re only human- On those days when the weather’s shit or you’ve got bugger all energy, have a crack at something like beginner’s yoga, just to keep your mind in the habit of working out (the habit mentality is actually really important because it evolves into a feeling of ‘missing something’ when you don’t run down the line)
- Start with walk/run alternations. I know, I know, it’s boring and you want to run, but if you start small and work up to hurtling along like the Flash, there’s less chance of injury. Week one should be something along the lines of “A 5-minute warm-up walk, 60 seconds of running, the 90 seconds of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.” Google around and you’ll find plenty of little plans like this (ignore the articles and just give the plans a moment or two to load).
- Find what works for you; is it a treadmill? Loops around a local park? Hitting the streets of your city? Do you like to listen to music while you run? Audio books? The radio? I can’t stress enough how good it is to find your groove and make running enjoyable. I’m a fiend for pop songs and soundtrack music (I run through a forested hill reserve so the likes of the battle music from Lord of the Rings or the Sherlock Holmes films are fucking BRILLIANT) and it just makes the whole thing more like a jaunt than a work out.
- Apologies for sounding like a hippy, but listen to your body. Aches are normal when you’re working muscles that aren’t used to it, but sharp pains, ongoing pains or pain that worsens as you go about your day is not normal and should absolutely be checked out. For aches and general soreness though, Tiger Balm is a godsend.
Okay so I think those are the basics for someone starting from scratch. Once you’re settled into a routine you’re going to want to make a new goal such as participating in a 5k fun run or something, just to keep you out there and bettering yourself. Then when you’re really into it all, you’ll get what they call the runner’s high and then you know you done gooooood
I hate having everyday shoes that are falling apart. Number One Shoe Warehouse canvas piece-of-shit shoes for NZ$20 are awful for your feet and I think next payday (which is 2 weeks away now sob sob) I’ll finally get round to investing in some proper everyday shoes. There’s almost nothing more cathartic than dumping your leaky, broken old shoes in the trash after successfully purchasing new ones. Not that they are running shoes but, obv you would need to have a situation in place where you do also look after your feet in the day-to-day basis.
I’ve fallen out of my morning workout routine I had going on a few months back, because the weather has me in a pretty bad mindset; Wellington is consistently ice-cold, raining, hailing, saturating my shoes.
Also, running gear; I want to invest in some cute gear like LuluLemon, Ellie.com and VieActive! Upgrade from the $15 baggy Glassons leggings
Ophelia, The Crane Wife, and the Fates for the Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus — opening September 5th.
Inspired by “Whiskey Lullaby”, “The Crane Wife 3”, and “Shake It Out”, respectively.
Rainy day. My orange hair sort of blends into my coat.
my hair is inspired by fire
— Dead Poet’s Society (John Keating) (1989)
Here are some dogs enjoying Popsicles.
!!!! NICHOLAS just allowed me to read this whole thing out to him just now and he smirked all the while smirking even stronger still as time went by and then I looked at the reblog source and it’s FREAKING NICHOLAS. Nicholas you’ve made me look like a dummy for the last time u hear me