Running Links [09/11/2016]

Good morning, happy weekend, happy Sunday!

Before rambling on a bit in this post, I want to take a moment to remember that fateful day 15 years ago when terrorism came into mainstream American consciousness. I want to ask you to stop, be still and say a prayer for those who were lost, the loved ones they left behind and all the future people we have and will lose to terrorism.

I still remember exactly where I was when those planes hit the Twin Towers. 9/11 will forever be emblazoned in my mind as a horrific event, but also planted a sense of hope and community as well. Americans came together, cried together and rebuilt together. I have faith that someday we will not be plagued with this threats of violence, but live in a peaceful era of happiness and togetherness.

To say that this week has been full would be an understatement. I did not have classes at IIN this week, so I thought I would have some time to go back through and rewatch a few lectures, plan future blogs and even relax. Of course this never happens!

I ended up with a 6 day work week, a good old cry on Friday and finally sitting right now (at 6PM on Saturday) to breathe. On Friday, I found out I had to work Saturday which through my “plans” into a dither. I wanted to begin to work on other projects and also do some school work today, not work at CTB. The stress hit me and I lost it. I cried. I cried at work. I felt helpless, small and like I was never going to get anything done.

It really sucked to feel those feelings.

But you know what? My coworkers were awesome and gave me space and time. My sister was wonderful because she texted me through it. I prayed a whole hell of a lot, and God relaxed me. I realized a few things:

1.) My job at CTB pays my bills. This is important.

2.) The plans I have for the blog have no time constraint. I can work on them whenever.

3.) I had no school this week, which is a blessing. I am not behind.

4.) I am not a food blog so therefore I do not need to have elaborate photo shoots if I do not have time.

5.) It will all get done.

Whew, I feel better!

This morning (Saturday) I also did something on my run that is a rite of passage. I pooped in the woods! Yes, I was scared to do it. Yes, I was afraid of getting messy. However, I still have some leaky gut from a few weeks ago, so a bathroom is a necessity during my jogs.

Deserted road + trees and bushes + Ellie’s gotta go = POOPING IN THE WOODS!

I feel like a real trail runner now (even though my run was on pavement…)

Running Links

Speaking of running, I’ve got some links for you! The first one is a bit old, but so important I could not share. Of course, the other links are good too so I encourage you to pin this post so refer back. If you aren’t already, I pin tons of articles not just about running, but about nutrition, motivation, blogging, recipes and funny things to make you laugh over on Pinterest. Check me out!

Enjoy the links and have a great day!

#MoreThanMean – Women in sports ‘face’ harassment via Not Just Sports

Assisted Strength Training (videos included!!!) via Tina Muir

So What If I Love Cardio? via Clean, Lean and Brie

Why You Should Embrace Hard Runs via This Runner’s Recipes

Running Links [09/04/2016]

Hey all! Good morning and HAPPY SUNDAY/LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

I am off work today, so I planned a long run (hopefully) and some hardcore relaxing. I’ve been slowly coming back to running this week and it’s just about as hard as I remember. You know, when I’m off running, I dream of getting back out there. I choose to remember only the good runs, beautiful views and friends I run with.

When I get back to it, usually it’s actually not as bright as I remembered. This week my runs were HARD. Seriously. Even running “easy” took effort and my legs needed to remember what it felt like to use those muscles. No, it wasn’t like running for the first time or trying something completely new, but after the weeks off, I had to encourage my legs to get going.

I finally started feeling like myself yesterday after a “speed” workout (the easiest one I do) and am ready for a longer run tomorrow.

I’m totally packing snacks, water and podcasts for a long sloooooooooooooow run. Hold me to that guys!

Other exciting things this week happened on Instagram and Pinterest. Follow me over there to see some FOOD and “Ellie practicing editing photos”

A photo posted by Ellie Pell (@eatrunpavement) on

I published two blog posts:

Identify A Priority and Stick To It

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars

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I began to use the plugin Matcha for my recipe posts. Now begins the process of going back and editing all my old recipes. Fun fun 🙂

Running Links

The links this week are as always, fun and easy reads for your running pleasure. Feel free to retweet the authors and show them some love!

Have a great day!

Emotional Recharge NEEDED via Tina Muir

Power Through Your Long Run With Whole Foods via Run To The Finish

FOMO on Workouts via VitaTrain4Life

So You’re Injured, Now What? via Fueled by LOLZ

SUNDAY READING! Articles via @TinaMuir @FueledbyLOLZ @RunToTheFinish @VitaTrain4Life Click To Tweet

Running Links [08/28/2016]

Happy Sunday everyone! Enjoy the links! I’m off to enjoy my Sunday off hiking in the woods.

Running Links
Racing Can Be Rough and Tumble via Black Russell Runs

Need To Know The Weather? Ask A Runner! via Run To The Finish (I am quoted in this article!!)

What It’s Like To Finish Second To Last At The Olympics via Runner’s World

Why You Should Take A Rest Week via Fueled by LOLZ

SUNDAY READING! Articles from @fueledbyLOLZ @runnersworld @runtothefinish #runchat Click To Tweet

Running Links [08/21/2016]

Good morning and Happy Sunday!

Going over the articles I read this week, and re-reading them as I usually do puts a huge smile on my face. I think this week I have the most diverse set of reads since I started focusing solely on running. We’ve got some cleanliness tips, Olympic funnies (Phelps) and tragedies (Lochte) and even some feminism thrown in for good measure.

Before I send you off to read, I must remind you to please sign up for my newsletter! It’s only a bimonthly commitment, I answer your questions and hey, if all goes well, I’ll include more links like these and recipes.

I might as well plug my Snapchat here (e11epe11) and my Pinterest too, because I’ve got some really awesome stuff over there that I can’t wait to make! Organizing those boards is taking me such a long time, because then I start pinning new stuff and get lost.

Ever happen to you?

Well, now that you’re hungry…enjoy the links!

Running Links

One Reminder All Runners Need To Hear via Tina Muir

The 7 Best Clear Skin Tips (for us fitness people who sweat!) via Class Pass

Three Things That Need To Happen Before We Defend Men From Olympic Sexism via The Guardian

The 27 Funniest Michael Phelps Face Memes from the Rio Olympics via USA Today

5 Tips For Coming Back After An Injury via Fueled by LOLZ

People I Want To Punch In The Throat: Ryan Lochte and His Mom via People I Want To Punch In The Throat

Running Links [09/14/2016]

Good Morning Everyone!

Whew, I can honestly say I have not stopped sweating for two weeks. Seriously I am just constantly glowing. Gotta have that deodorant on tap for real. I hope you all have had a wonderful week and are enjoying the Olympics. Molly Huddle continues to amaze me. She is from my neck of the woods (Elmira, NY) so all us Ithaca runners are staying up to day on everything she does and continues to do.

I’ve got some great links for your Sunday reading. I have also been reading a lot about the paradigm between how female Olympians are recognized in compared to their male counterparts. A woman is known as “not only an Olympian, but a wife and mother!” whereas a male Olympian is not praised as such. Why are we not recognizing them for being husbands and dads? Or rather, why must we make this distinction at all?

Food for thought today guys.

Don’t forget to follow me on Snapchat (e11epe11), Instagram and Pinterest for more fun stuff and daily life.

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Have a wonderful day!

Running Links

No Equipment Workouts For a Stronger Upper Body via Greatist

The Struggle Between Femininity and Athleticism via Kick The Scale

U.S. women’s swim team on body image via USA Today

How To Accept Who You Are and Where You Are Right Now via Runners Connect

Women Make History and Their Husband Gets The Credit via the Washington Post