Not every race goes according to plan, but if you have a great group of friends, it makes the struggle and pain well worth the journey.🐆🧘🏻♀️🕶🏃♀️🏃♀️ Biggest shoutout to my bestie @jlmasanda for pacing with me the last 3 miles. She made me laugh, cry and push my body harder than I imagined. I didn't PR by any means but felt I gave it my all on the course. Thank you lady for all of your support. #timetofly 🚘🛫⏳⏰ Travel, the holidays, moving and missing my daily routine all were factors in not beating my desired time. At the end of the day I felt gratitude and respected the half marathon. ✔♀️♂️ 2019 mantra "Rely on your tribe", from my @roguerunning to @shoalcreekstriders group, I felt I could be 100% vulnerable and ask for help. Couldn't have had as much FUN without my closest friends and family.
Now onto my goofy running photos...📸📷
I wimped out on my weekly #trail#run the last couple of weeks because of rain. And paid the price for that today when I went back.
The fact that my diet over that time period included things like that ginormous #biscuit (last pic) in #Camarillo didn't help. Another one of those and my own biscuits would have been transformed in their image. 😮
But the payoff was a super clear day from all the rain and wind, and LA vegetation that was actually green! And the satisfaction of taking the difficult option.
Hope your week, and year, are off to a great start, and you're challenging yourself too!
First 5k and medal for 2019. Glad I was able to finish with a decent time despite having some foot trouble. Always fun to finish this race inside the stadium on the 50 yard line. It’s even better to watch @linderss complete her half marathon. Need to heal and get ready for the last part of the triple 5k challenge.
Today I am still feeling good, I’m still feeling happy. I find myself up in the mountains and I feel at home. I grew up on an island and only ever visited mountains but there is something about them that calls to me, just like the sea. Maybe it’s a sense of the power of nature, something that can be used but never fully controlled. Maybe it’s showing me that it’s not the mountain or the sea that needs to be conquered by my own self.
My goals for this week would be to run many miles but I may just cross train for the week. I will be skiing, hiking, swimming and maybe more. I’m looking forward to it.
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Super excited to be on the @nuunhydration ambassador team this year! #teamnuun 💧
Hydration is a big key for all sports and everyday life. I drink a ton of water but sometimes water alone lacks in taste and doesn’t have the electrolytes/vitamins or minerals needed to replenish before, during or after a hard run or workout. Nuun does that without all the extra calories or sugars.🥤
Nuun comes in a variety of different flavors and products (vitamins, performance, active and boost) with my current favourite flavor being the boost cherry limeade for my early morning workouts! I’ve already met so many great nuun ambassadors and I am excited to see what the year brings us all! 🍒