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Interval training...something I don’t do enough of and it showed in this mornings session! After a 10 minute easy pace warm up I seriously struggled to complete the full 12 x 400m @ 5k pace/200m recovery intervals and only completed 7 reps!This was then finished off with a 10 minute cool down at an easy pace. Luckily regular interval sessions are part of my marathon training plan so it will be good to see how my fitness improves over the next few weeks! Ended my workout with a strength & mobility session from @kineticrev as I’m trying to stay as injury free as possible throughout this training cycle 🏃🏼‍♀️ #treadmillintervals #marathontraining #berlinmarathon #run #runner #running #loverunning #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #instarunners #runhappy #runnersofinstagram #womensrunning #health #fitness #fitnessjourney #motivation #goals
I don’t like saying this but it was a chill workout at Orangetheory today. 🍊Had to keep my walking pace easy because of how I’ve been feeling lately. But I am still getting out there. 🤰🏼 ••• 1.52 walking tread miles, 1.5 miles on the strider, and strength. 👊🏻 ••• #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runnergirlgang #marathoner #smds #smdsambassador #sarahmariedesignstudio #halfmarathon #sparklysoulheadbands #sparklysoulambassador #nuuntraining #nuunlife #nuunbassador #teamnuun #phillyrunner #hshive #honeystinger #womensrunning #TeamWR #womensrunningcommunity #inspiringwomenrunners #pregnantrunner
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I am so sweaty it is disgusting but I thought I’d spare you the super gross details by using a #filter that hides some of it. You’re welcome! 💦 I totally fantasized about running in the summer - you know, sports bra, sun shining, feeling all summer blissed out and weeee!...and while I’m positive I’ll have those days, now that it’s here...it is just SUPER HOT. Ha. The whole time I’m running I’m actually fantasizing about cold watermelon and looking for sprinklers to run through (THE BEST) and wondering if I’ll need to be cut out of my clothes because they’re so stuck to me, LOL. I’m definitely loving it, but WHOA. Hello summer! You’re crazy! That said! I am psyched that summer is here and we’re getting things☀️going because I NEED to be adapting to the heat in prep for a summer of long, steamy running. Adapt away! And now I am going to go chug 17 gallons of water. ✌🏼 3.04 miles / 32:36 / 10:44 avg pace #run #runner #runnersofinstagram #realrunners #summerrunning #getoutthere #marathontraining #womensrunning #grit
Nice easy miles in the sun ☀️☀️☀️ . I'm learning that I need to run my slow runs slow if I want to run my fast runs faster. It's easier said than done but I'm definitely starting to get the hang of it. I've ordered a book to read that should explain the theory of this, and hopefully it will make me a better runner . Happy Thursday ❤ . . . . #runeveryday #runstreak #runningjourney #halfmarathontraining #runnersworld #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #running #runner #womensrunning #runnerslife #womensrunningcommunity #womensfitness #runningcommunity #summerrunning #8020 #positivementalhealth
Throwing it back to last October to a very chilly @lochnessmarathon . This has been in my thoughts a lot for the last few weeks as I’ve had to make some big decisions regarding my races this year😬. Sadly finances are just a little too tight this year with renovations and gorgeous new puppy etc so Chicago will have to wait until next year 😔. I’ll admit I’m gutted but at least @chimarathon will be there next year for me unlike @londonmarathon 😏. Sometimes we just have to reorganise things and move on and realise that these things happen for a reason. So instead of missing out on a second marathon this year I’ve decided to tackle Loch Ness again! This year I have a time to beat☺️ and this year I’ll make sure I take warmer clothes for the start line 😂🥶. . . #throwbackthursday #lifehappens #marathon #marathontraining #lochnessmarathon #running #runhappy #womensrunning #womensrunninguk #wrtribe #procompression #procompressionambassador #keepmovingforward #womensrunningcommunity
This morning’s Yoga practice was much needed. I found it healing. I followed @adrienelouise ’s most recent Yoga for Runners Video, and loved it.
Well done on freestyle Fartlek ladies! 👌🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️ Go Further Week 3 - trying new technique to alternate floating and surging pace for a prescribed amount of time ( or in our case number of lamp posts 😜😄👏) Warm and pleasant evening - how lucky are we?! 🙌#coastalcrewrunning #rungroup #womensrunning #gofurtherprogram #fartlek #cronulla #runninggroup #sutherlandshirerunninggroup #happierhealthieryou
Number of flies swallowed = 2 . Number of flies up nose = 1 . Number of tops removed = 2 . Number of bottled water poured over person = 1 . Number of times stopped = 4 . Number of times sat down on path and cried = 1 . Number of tragic texts to husband crying I couldn’t do it = 1 . Number of stern texts back from husband advising he had not married a quitter = 1 . 5+ miles done in under an hour ✅ . Big vein in head popping out ✅ . Now off to present a Keynote speech to 200 social workers at a conference over Skype wearing posh top and jarmy bottoms 💪🏻 . #nevergiveup #believeinyourself #oratleastlethusbandbelieveinyou #run #runner #running #runningmotivation #inspo #fitspo #fitfam #runfam #runningcommunity #womensrunning #badassmotherrunnersclub #igrun #igrunners #instarun #instarunning #instarunners #greatnorthrun #greatnorth10k #gn10k #gnr #gnr2019 #bigvein #redheadsdoitbetter
Sip N Shop for 2 Days!!! Come out bring your business cards and business besties! This is a time for you all to get beautiful and protected at the same time! 🛍💕 This Friday and Saturday Time: 10-8pm #selfdefense #safety #like #combknife #damselindefense #survival #security #personalprotection #childsafety #mace #selfdefenseclass #bossbabe #gunsafety #personalsecurity #gun #stungun #personalalarm #womensafety #homesafety #personalsafety #pepperspray #pink #defenseaccessories #womenselfdefense #womenselfdefense #womensrunning #womensdefense #miami #penknife #businessowner
Sip N Shop for 2 Days!!! Come out bring your business cards and business besties! This is a time for you all to get beautiful and protected at the same time! 🛍💕 This Friday and Saturday Time: 10-8pm #selfdefense #safety #like #combknife #damselindefense #survival #security #personalprotection #childsafety #mace #selfdefenseclass #bossbabe #gunsafety #personalsecurity #gun #stungun #personalalarm #womensafety #homesafety #personalsafety #pepperspray #pink #defenseaccessories #womenselfdefense #womenselfdefense #womensrunning #womensdefense #miami #penknife #businessowner
Last early morning ⏰ before Wonder Woman race day! I love the sunrise but look forward to an hour more of 💤 next week... . @DCWonderWomanRun is coming up THIS Saturday! T-ball, swim lessons and usual life with three littles until then. 💙 . #theywearmeout #lovethemlikecrazy 👶🏻🧒🏼👦🏻 . . . . . . #bibchat #bibravepro #sherunsbyfaith #mwpro #wonderwomanbr @endurestrong #endurestrongbr #iamwonderwoman #minnesotarunner #womensrunning #motherrunner #mnrunner #runblogger #RunMN #halfmarathontraining
CURRENTLY // Boarding the plane to AMS in 3...2...1 on our way to the inaugural #h2ceurope in the Netherlands. Such an honor to return to the mother of all relays @htcrelay with @nikerunning after two years having run the original PDX version in 2017 and this year, in 2019 together with @seb_cadet to lead 16 runners from @wayvrunkollektiv @berlinbraves @kraftrunners to represent our kind of Berlin. Your girl is SUPER stoked 😜 ✨✨✨ 📸 @notafraid2fail #tbt to starting off w/ Leg 1 which per Wikipedia „starts at Timberline Lodge at the 6,000-foot (1,800 m) level of Mount Hood, and proceeds down Timberline Road to Government Camp. This first leg drops 2,000 feet (610 m) in elevation over about 6 miles.“ — What has #h2ceurope in store for us? 😁 #keephuyenstoked #htcrelay #relay #running #runningculture #nikerunning
Run Streak Day 32- 4.07 in the books before 7AM! It was nice to reconnect with my husband on this morning’s run as we’ve been mostly “passing ships.” Run Streak Total: 118.85 mi #rwrunstreak #runningmama #couplesthatruntogetherstaytogether #runnersofinstagram #womensrunning #getoutside #runner #runakron
Tested out the new @saucony Kinvara 10 today. Oh my gawwwwd they are like pillow gloves for my feet! No matter what other shoes I have the Saucony Kinvara will always have my feet’s heart! . 6 easy miles moving one day closer to the weekend. . #run #runner #running #marathoner #marathontraining #kinvara10 #womensrunningcommunity #womensrunning #womensfitness #runninggoals #runningcommunity #runfit #runchi #6easymiles #chicagorunning #chicagomarathon2019
Do you remember when that spark of interest in running happened? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My running journey started when my then boss asked, “do you run?” And at that time I was like, “um, no. Is that a problem?” He then went into say yes because in a few months you’ll need to be able to run 3 miles at the conference with all the others attending. I think I just about had a heart attack. But I started running. Well, the first day I couldn’t even make it to the end of my street that was less than a quarter mile. But I kept trying. Getting a little further each time. Eventually making it all the way around the park and back. Sweet victory! Now nearly 20 years later, I often think of that boss with gratitude for helping me discover running. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #gratitude #thankyou #runnerlife #runtolive #runner #morningmiles #instarun #marathoner #runtoinspire #runtoexplore #runandyoga #runonoils #runonplants #youcanrun #runninggoals #runforyourmind #fitover40 #runcincy #lovetorun #milesandmyrrh #5run3 #pilatesrunner #healthyhabits #mileschangeyou #healthmatters #womensrunning #runcommunity
Still ridin’ high ☠️ Next up: the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the largest 10k in the world with over 60,000 runners and always on the 4th of July 🇺🇸 #morningrun #tapering #peachtreeroadrace #novemberproject @atlantatrackclub @3run2 @novemberprojectchicago @nikechicago
#throwbackthursday to last years Windsor Women’s 10k startline 🙌 There’s no better running community then the amazing women and supporters that show up each year for this event. Come be a part of it - sign up via the link in our bio
Solid Heart 💚 Strong Body . . This is going to sound silly but I draw a lot of inspirations from shirts. This week has been filled with tons of tears — both good and bad . . People out there struggle just like me— and even worse— drawing motivation from my shirt, people training for their first marathon (like me!), and those #mentalhealthwarrior ❗️ . Major love athletes
My favorite HILLS memory (there aren’t many) are running them for varsity track my freshman year of high school and my coach putting me in the last group of boys to race them up the hill. I ran that hill 3 extra times before I finally got too tired and let one of the boys beat me. #theflash #runemilyrun #richmondmarathontraining #runnersofinstagram #womensrunning #badassladygang #sportsbrasquad #runlikeagirl
Flaaaaat laaaaay! This weekend I’m off to Spain with @ratracehq for another recee - this time Sea to Summit. 75km up a mountain, 4,500m of ascent “3 days” (ahem) and 40 degree heat. What’s not to like right?! Been super organised with kit. Very proud of myself. There will be updates all weekend as I march towards heat exhaustion.... . . . . #seatosummit #running #runner #ultrarunning #ultrarunner #marathon #marathontraining #runspiration #garmin #cardio #instarunners #trailrunning #trailrunners #girlsthatrun #womensrunning #ultimatedirection #altra #2xu #badboyrunning #runnersworld #endurancerunning #runhappy #ratrace #ratracer #thenationalrunningshow #trailrunning #theultrazone
A sign of a good workout ... sweaty fogged up glasses after a T25 Core Speed workout 😅 Also, ran 1.5 miles afterwards 🏃‍♀️
What a day! Pity I’m in work for 13 hours today 🥺 up & out for my run before 6am, so I have managed to get some fresh air 😂! On the plus side, when I (eventually) finish at 10pm tonight, that’s me off for 2 & 1/2 weeks 👙⛺️😃 Day 26/28 ✅
Because comfort zones are boring...🏃🏽‍♀️👊🏽🤣🎆🙉
#summermile last night was a complete shock to the system! My first ever mile race and it was tough! Happy to come away with 6:47. Not sure I’ll be racing that distance again any time soon 😂🤢🤮 . . #mile #run #runner #running #runnersofinstagram #runnersofinsta #runmummyrun #runningmum #womensrunning #womensrunningcommunity #strongwomen #runningbug
“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel.” ~ Mia Hamm🔥 • Racing is easy: it’s training that is hard. I really, really didn’t want to go through another marathon training session this fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love the marathon distance. That being said, I wanted my BQ time and to work on shorter, faster distances/races until Boston training kicked in. But things don’t always go according to plan, right? I have narrowed down my fall races to three options, and once I decide, my training plan will take better shape and I won’t be as reluctant to get out there and do the miles and workouts. I don’t do well without a plan. I like a purpose and a goal to reach for. My run today was bass pace. Most of my miles hit Marathon Pace, without me feeling like I was pushing. That hasn’t happened in a long time. That being said...I might regret not looking 👀 at my watch until the last mile because I would have eased back on the pace. I was comfortable with the pace and I feel maybe some fitness is creeping back in. Stay tuned for my final decision on my fall marathon. Until then...I will keep churning out my miles and hoping for a better outcome this time around! 🏃🏼‍♀️ . . . . . #run #running #runner #runnersofinstagram #runnersofig #instarunners #igrunners #training #marathontraining #marathon #halfmarathon #halfmarathontraining #noxgear #noxgearamb #nuun #nuunambassador #teamnuun #easyrun #easypace #marathonpace #irunthisbody #ihavearunnersbody #runnerscommunity #womensrunning #womensrunningcommunity #adidasrunning #boston2021 #12in15catb
All aboard the recovery struggle bus 🙄 Sooo, the aches have pretty much subsided. The knee, however, is still being a bit of an idiot. Stretched in bed this morning - well THAT was a bad idea 😖 I never thought I’d say it, but am gagging to go for a little run around, but I’m being sensible. For now. Heading to the pool tomorrow to try and ease my legs off entirely - hope my knee gets the memo. But anyway, sun’s out so legs are out, tape and all! Runners - do a mile or two for me! . . . . #run #running #runner #runnersofinstagram #igrunners #ultramarathon #firstultramarathon #RTTK2019 #trail #trailrunning #trailrunner #hitthetrails #thisgirlruns #girlsthatjeff #womensrunning #womensrunninguk #ukrunchat #runspiration #getoutdoors #loverunning #runhappy #lonelygoat 🐐 #lonelygoatrunningclub #runninginjury #knackeredknee #recovery #recoveryiskey #legsout
Not what I normally see on a Wednesday night run 🚁, but alas not my best run🏃😭, it was hot, breeze was a welcome comfort 🔥😥my route was hilly 🏔and I really struggled from around 4.5 miles, finished my 10k a sweaty mess😂😂😂 . . . #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #runmummyrun #hotandsweaty #summerrunning #thismumcan #thismumcanrun #10k #womensrunning #instarunner #instarun #garmin #rmrkit #mumswhorun #mumrunner #garminforerunner235 #badassmotherrunnersclub #imabadassmotherrunner
Just a little morning wake up run I'm not going to lie..... I almost didn't go because Im just feeling burnt out but I also knew if I didn't I'd feel even worse for it. I compromised with myself and decided short and slow juts to get myself motivated for the day #instarunner #instarunners #run #marathonrunner #runner #womensrunning #runhappy #runners #running #runningfit #runningtime #runningmummy #thisgirlruns #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #womenwhorun #fitspo #fitlife #fitnessaddict #marathontraining #thisgirlcanrun #slimmingdown #slimmingworld #slimmingworldfamily #weightloss #weightlossjourney #swmafia #blogger #InspiringWomenRunners
Hi 🙋🏼‍♀️ I'm Janina, let me introduce myself real quick: I started running about three years ago in Cape Town and am now running in Cologne and wherever else I find myself! Sometimes, I'm brave enough to run in a sports bra, sometimes I'd rather wear a shirt. Same about the shorts. Sometimes my thighs look strong to me, sometimes they're just big. That's just how it is 🤷🏼‍♀️ my favourite thing about Instagram is meeting other strong women runners and rooting for their journey!! What's your story? #janinaRuns #tbt #sportsbraSquad
#throwbackthursday to one of my favourite events of the year Cabbage Patch 10! . . . Based in Twickenham this 10 mile route is fast and flat 😍 I'm aiming to beat my PB this year so focusing on completing a half marathon training programme to keep my focus! . . . . . #ukrunchat #runner #running #halfmarathon #runr #garmin #strava #girlsthatrun #fitfam #marathon #womensrunning #positivity #exercise #fitness #london #londonrunning #thisgirlcan #runningmotivation #runninggirl #runspire
Back to PT with a bang this morning! Intervals followed by some S&C work, I was literally dripping with sweat 🥵. I’ve had a couple of months of just running, but now it’s time for @phillippullen3 to kick my butt again and get my weedy legs back into shape 💪🏻. . . . . . #runcoaching #runpt #runner #running #runnersofinstagram #runningcommunity #girlwhoruns #strengthandconditioning #goaldigger #chasinggoals #strongnotskinny #strengthworkout #intervals #speedtraining #powertraining #ukrunchat #ukrunners #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #femalefitness #motivation #womensrunning #gymworkout #morningworkout #getupgetgoing #runhappy
I’ve kept my running to a minimum recently to try and avoid any flare ups. However after this afternoons 5k run in the trails, my lower left leg has completely flared. It’s tight and I’m struggling to walk without limping. As soon as I got home a ran a hot bath with Epsom Salts, I then massaged in some magnesium gel and I drank a soluble vitamin with extra magnesium in too! I’m hoping it’s nothing serious because right now I’m not sure if I’ve got the strength or fight in me to face a another muscle tear in my calf muscle #run #runner #runners #running #runningproblems #runnersproblems #runnerscommunity #runningcommunity #womensrunning #womensrunningcommunity #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #garminau #garmin #beatyesterday #runnersofinstagram #runnersofig #runnersofinsta #instarun #instarunner #instarunners #australianinstarunners #sydneyinstarunners #melbourneinstarunners #runchat #runhappy #trailrunning #trailrunner #trailrun
Had a great evening last night at @runthroughuk Chase the Sun 5K at Wimbledon Common. 1st time doing a#runthroughuk event curtesy of @letsdothis.com_ I found it a great way to get a good training session in and looking ahead through the summer I am definitely going to get some more booked in as it’s definitely a fun evening! Makes a nice change from intervals on a treadmill. Happy to finish 1st Female, and an official time of 18:49 which for the terrain the run was on, I am happy with 😊 Perfect summers evening for an event... now to search which one to do next! 💪 #runhappy #livelifehappy #behappy #runit #runitfast #iloverunning #runningmakesmehappy #runninglife #runningislife #runningismytherapy #runnershigh #runners #wearetherunners #runtoinspire #runspiration #runningmotivation #ukrunning #ukrunchat #womensrunning #femalefitness #femalefitnessmotivation #runninggirl #runninginspiration #londonrunning #fitnessmotivation #getoutside #active #activelifestyle
14 miles this morning running myself happy listening to pop punk I wore the Saucony Ride ISO 2 that I was lucky enough to be sent to try out. Pretty impressed that I was able to run comfortably for that distance on the first run wearing them so looking forward to seeing how I get on with these. #gifted #thisgirlcanrun #ukrunchat #instarun #runchat #instarunner #tattooedrunner #instarunners #instagramrunners #thisgirlcan #runhappy #ukrunning #runninginspiration #happyrunner #runnergirl #realrunners #lovetorun #trailrunning #runchat #runnersofinstagram #igrunners #runmotivation #runningcommunity #womensrunning #runlikeagirl #teamsuunto #runningmotivation #marathontraining #trailrunner #saucony #suunto
Throwback Thursday 🔙 📍Thame, Oxfordshire 2018 I’ll be back here again this weekend for the Thame 10km. I really enjoyed this race last year - great atmosphere and a lovely (if rather warm 😅) day. In fact, it was also a massive PB for me then - 46:12 which was 2:49 off my previous time! This time last year was so busy for me in terms of running and racing. I think I raced 3 times within 8 days including this one, and that was pretty much the story of my summer 😂 This time I won’t be racing this one looking for another PB. I say I’ll go out there to enjoy it, although I know full well I’ll run it hard for where I am now and just see what happens 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’ll enjoy the feeling of finishing it 😂 . . 📸 Photo by Barry Cornelius . . #throwbackthursday #photosbybarrycornelius #thame10km #thame #running #loverunning #runspire #runspirerunners #race #runhappy #instarunner #training #runningmotivation #roadrunning #ldt #oxfordshirerunning #womensrunning #runningcommunity #lovetorun
That was a tough race. I didn’t enjoy it like I thought I would. 10ks were my favourite distance but I found last night that I just put my head down and got through it. The scenery was stunning so I really wish I’d enjoyed it more and took it all in. I seem to enjoy my longer runs and don’t put so much pressure on myself as I did last night. The river crossings however were the highlight and I definitely needed a cool down 😂 ☀️ #run #runner #running #instarun #instarunners #trailrunning #trailrunner #fordeabbey10k #fitness #exercise #training #instafit #ultramarathontraining #marathontraining #rtts2019 #racetothestones #helpforheroes #fundraiser #womensfitness #womensrunning #womensrunningcommunity
🇺🇸⭐️ Chicago Marathon Training Week 1 Day 3 🇺🇸⭐️ • #tripleworkout Wednesday boom 👊🏻💥 1 hour of strength training followed by an hour of Pilates and finished with a lovely 5 mile off road route at Witcombe with the club & @that.running.nurse where there was giggles, mud, 🐄 🙈, 🐎 , 🦢 & beautiful beautiful views & one mega hill to get up there, but then we got to run it all the way down 🙌🏻🙌🏻 • Happy Thursday 😘 #ultratraining #trailrunning #happyrunner # runrunrun #ad #aftershokzuk
2 EASY HUMPDAY MILES 🙄 I say easy... none of the miles are feeling easy yet 😂 huffing, puffing, dodging sheep plop and wondering why I haven't just had a hot shower, put some clean jammies on and tucked into the Milkyway crispyrolls that are stashed in the cupboard with a coffee on the sofa... ☕ Because I know that these runs matter. I know that every step of these difficult "getting back in the saddle" walks, jogs, jeffs and runs... they will all lead me to where I want to be and a little every day makes all the difference 💯 Aside from that... I just needed to run. I needed to get outside and push the day out of my whole body. Ever had one of those days where everyone you are responsible for has cried multiple times and one of the dogs barfs on the kitchen floor because he ate his breakfast and the other dogs breakfast too... all before you've even finished your first morning coffee?! 😵 The day went on in that manner and to be honest all I wanted to do was eat chocolate and rollypoll into bed 🍫 But I ran and the run was good 😍 so I'm going to keep on running . . . #humpdayrun #womensrunning #roadtorecovery #trailrunner #runhappy #lonelygoatrunningclub #riseandrun #runrunrun #happyrunner #powerthighs #mentalhealthwarrior #injuredrunner #challenge #letsgo #runeveryday #vlm2019 #streakingwiththecoolkids #garminrunner #runnersworld #thisgirlruns #halfmarathontraining #runnershigh #runchat #runtoinspire #runnersofinstagram #brooksrunninguk #runmummyrun #keepshowingup
Really, really trying to recapture the love for running. With 3 world majors to go it’s not something I’m giving up on just yet. #iressrunclub
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly.” And those who know me, know my failures.... 🤦🏻‍♀️the struggle is real. But get up, climb your mountain get back out there and be your authentic self. This is my summit, my mountain. Mt. Hood. It was EPIC. My body is still aching two days later. 😬 #mthoodsummit #girlswhoclimb
Love this time of year for middle-of-the-day runs...not too hot, not too cold. 😍 #SCC100 #rachelsrunners #yesyoucan
. . The runs have been slower and not exactly a walk in the park lately. It's times like this where you have to listen to your body and you have to glance at the goal posted on the wall. I've been doing a whole LOT of looking at the goal friends. I've kinda gone through many phases of emotion: - Do I really want it that badly? (Maybe I don't. No, I do. I think. Yes, I do.) - This is a rough patch and I'll take it one day at a time. - No one said it would be easy, but dang - I'm struggling. - Did I really run a half marathon 11 days ago, cause I feel so out of shape (these are my thoughts - I'm being honest here). - Maybe I'm not talented and this is as good as it gets. Okay. This isn't about positivity or negativity - this is about the real thoughts of a runner - of me as a runner. . Today, I had a pretty good run. It wasn't earth shattering, but it felt pretty good. I want you to know if you are going through a rough patch - you're not alone. There is a lot that goes on behind the simple square of a colorful picture. #keepingitreal It's not always beautiful rainbows and beaming smiles, but keep believing in yourself - even if no one else does, just keep believing, stay gritty, focus on the road ahead. . I can't wait to wake up and see what tomorrow brings. 💗 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #keepshowingup #keepgoing #womensrunningcommunity #bravelikegabe #womensrunning #blackgirlsrun #yourworldtorun #runLA #socalrunner #motherrunner #marathoner #runner #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #thesweatlifeLA #runtoinspire
"The two things in life that you are in total control of is your ATTITUDE and your EFFORT!!" . By @heatherunz . Inspire others, tag a friend. . #runnergirl #runnerlife #runners #runnersrepost #runnersworld #running #runninginspiration #runninglife #runningmakesmehappy #runningmotivation #womensrunning
4 hilly hot miles today! ALL the muscles in my body screamed at me from yesterday’s track and gym sessions but I channeled my inner Des and just showed up and got it DONE! 😄💪🏼Tomorrow’s easy off day will be well earned! 😎 On a serious note though, I’m also crossing my fingers that our AC guy will show up and fix the AC, because tonight’s gonna be filled with fans on as high as they will go. 😓 The wires leading to the AC unit through the basement burned out and through the casing during the day today and we got VERY lucky nothing else bad happened, so as hot as it is right now I’m very thankful. ❤️ . . . #justshowup #gettingstronger #runnersofinstagram #loverunning #runnersofig #runfast #runhappy #hilltraining #runhou #runnergirl #runnersofinsta #kcadventures #runningcommunity #womensrunningcommunity #womensrunning #womenwhorun #runner #runnerscommunity #getoutside #kansasrunner #kansasrunning #humpday
The last 2 days have been quite emotional in my personal life but it’s all good now and I am happy and at peace. Life has ups and downs and I’m grateful there’s more ups. Like running itself, not all runs are great. You just take it in your stride and move on. I was inspired by a TED talk by Raymond Tang on the Philosophy of Water (go and Google it). When the downs show up, my reaction to them is to be as positive as can be. No point in fighting against it especially when it involves people who mean the world to you. Thank goodness for dear husband who is as always a loving and supportive person. I could never ask for more. Life is good so I continue running. It turned out to be a good one today despite the frosty morning at 2C/35F 🥶 🏃🏽‍♀️. Followed by a simple but lovely breakfast AND lunch date with husband ❤️ ——- #fitafter40 #sgrunners #fitmomsg #sgrunningmom #newzealandrunning #nzrunning #iloverunning #instarunners #runninglife #igrunners #slowrunning #longdistancerunner #longdistancerunning #womensrunning #womensrunningcommunity #runnersofinstagram #allsznrunner #marathontraining #TheAngelRunning #autumnrunning #runningismylife #irun #newbalance #fourseasonrunner
Speeding through the week 💨 . This week - and month - seems to be flying by! It's been super hot here, but I decided to check out the track next to my house near sunset tonight. The last time I ran on a real track was for middle school gym class (back when I detested running), so this was a completely new, fun, and speedy experience. The sunset from the track was also hard to beat 🤩
A slower track workout for me tonight. I’m still feeling the Zumba workout from Monday night (too many squats and weights for someone who hasn’t done either in forever 😬), and my legs felt like lead. . I forgot to record a lap for our 12 400s, so my overall pace was probably somewhere in the mid- to high 8s — so much slower than any of my previous track workouts lately. Soooo... no more Monday night Zumba for me! 😂
There were some seriously threatening storm clouds during my run today but thankfully it held off. 30 min tempo + leg day (😩☠️). I normally train tempo at a 9:00min/mile pace but today I kept speeding up to 8:00. It is about time in my training for the pace of my tempos to get faster (tho not quite so much... slow your roll legs 🥵) so I’m good with this run averaging out at 8:50. Training legs after this though... never mind that this was accomplished after work (my least favourite time to workout)... and damnnnn this was rough 😩☠️. Oh and p.s. got a new torture device aka. foam roller so ya know... you could say things are getting kinda serious 😍😏👊. #marathontraining
STAYING IN YOUR LANE🏃🏻‍♀️ . I was asked- how did you stay in your lane while dealing with the setback & seeing others running fast while I couldn't? . Well, it wasn't easy. 😅 HA. I had to make peace with my situation. I think that’s the first step. You’re not happy if you’re fighting your current situation. You don’t have to love a situation to be at peace with it. . Then I really had to believe that this break was what I needed to come back stronger & thrive. Healthwise- I had been limping along for too long. Totally unfair to me & my potential. I decided the best thing was to give my body a chance to heal. . I had to truly believe that the best things were up ahead for me. That’s the hope I have been holding onto this whole time- after my tough race at CIM where I underperformed to my potential- to limping along for the next 3 months before I finally decided to take a break. . Knowing that EVERYTHING I hope & dream of is STILL MINE- is what fuels me & grounds me during this time. It’s how I’ve been able to be apart of the running community- go to races to cheer, be so happy for my friends’ successes- & not feel jealous or sad or anxious. I can rejoice for their victories - because my victory is coming too!! So much goodness is on its way down the pipeline for me- so I can give generously my praise & encouragement to others. . It’s not them or you. Remember that. And your current situation/setback won’t preclude you from the future success you’re dreaming of. And you HAVE to believe that in the valleys. It’s the only way you make it through with joy. I didn’t want to be totally miserable this whole time- & you don’t have to be either. Life is too good to focus on the one thing going wrong. So I can be happy for my friends getting crazy fast PR’s because it won’t be long before I’ll be getting exciting PR’s too! . This picture (from my best race of last year🥰 where I gave myself a chance to succeed & trusted my body) used to feel like a taunt when everything was going wrong - but now I see it as a reminder of who I am (confident, ready to take chances, believes & trusts in my body) & where I WILL be again.❤️
5K and a booty workout in the office gym today. Evening workouts aren’t my favorite, but I’m making them work for the summer until I get back to IC and can run without so much advanced planning • • • • #runtheyear #runtheyear2019 #bestlifeproject #fuelyourbetter #fueledbyvega #vegafueled #blackgirlsrun #bgr #likeagirl #runlikeagirl #trainlikeagirl #womensrunning #womensrunningcommunity #marathontraining #runnershigh #runlife #runnerswholift #runnersofinstagram #instarunners
A mysterious but mighty pain in my foot has me missing my run for the 2nd time this week. 😢 It feels like a burning knot in the ball of my foot. Anyone had a similar pain before? What did you do to relieve it? #aintgottimeforthis #runninginjury
Love me a nice 🌞warm🌞 sunset run 🥰🏃‍♀️ This was one of those runs that felt so goood! . . #sunsetrun #running #brooksrunning #runner #garmin #runhappy #halfmarathontraining #marathontraining #runallthemiles #run #sweatylife #runwild #runnersworld #womensrunning #runningdiary #plantbased #sunset
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