A lot has change this year, from getting promoted at work to stop smoking... I can say I’m proud of all of this but at one point I’m still in need of more... more of something, I’m thirsty! Very thirsty for new challenges!
It’s #WorkoutWednesday What physical activity did you do today?
Speed Development Day!
6x 60m @ 100% + 200m @ 100%
I can already tell how sore I'm gonna be tomorrow but it feels great to sprint again! 🙏🏽
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Hump day! 🐫
Ran with my running PIC @paigealexandriastiriz_ at @kungfurunningclub Our last run for two weeks 😭. We drowned our sorrow in some beer 🤣
In lighter news...I got to wear my tacky Christmas sweatshirt! AND it was my 20th run with the club so I got a koozie 🙌🏻
An easy 7 tonight in the bank. 🏃🏼♀️
Strength this morning and just wrapped up a run 🎁 Wasn’t motivated get in a ✌🏼 workout but I’m dedicated and determined to chase that 🦄 so doing what I have to! Don’t mind the protein powder that exploded all over me 🤷🏻♀️😂 #dowhatyouhaveto#twoaday#chasingtheunicorn
DAY1️⃣2️⃣ Looking to gain new experiences.. Stretch your thinking x1000... Forget business school or grad studies... 😆 go get an education in long distance running!!! 🏃🏻♂️👨🏻🎓It’s amazing what you will learn about yourself and what you are capable of when you shut everything off and #choosego ‼️
Got in 21.1K today (half marathon & a new PR!)🙌 Each minute, you feel like giving up at least 3x.. at 2hrs thats hundreds of mental excuses to overcome.. It’s humbling what long distance running will teach you 👊
Happy Non-Offensive, Coexistent, Organic, Alternative-Lifestyle-Friendly Holiday Statement!
Thank you to everyone who came out and joined in on the festive run and raised some pints with us! As always, @originalpattern went above and beyond with their friendly service and made sure the beer line moved quickly.
Also a big thank you to @oaklandmarathon for coming out and offering 30% off of registration! We’ll definitely be in full force next March.
Finally, we’ll see everyone next week for our monthly Berkeley run at @fieldworkbrewingco. More info on our Facebook event page, Strava, and Meetup site (link in bio). #runningonhops
Runners have to face and overcome all sorts of challenges during training and racing. Tag your fellow runners to support and encourage them. Never give up!
No more excuses 👊🏼 Get your photos posted in our account, apply for a feature visiting RunningTerritory.com 👉🏼the link is in our bio: @RunningTerritory your photos posted in our account, apply for a feature visiting RunningTerritory.com 👉🏼the link is in our bio: @RunningTerritory 💪🏼thought I would use it to share..🤷🏼♀️ It took me an entire year to learn how to tie my shoes one-handed.
I remember being 14 yrs old, fresh out of the hospital, sitting in my first outpatient occupational therapy session and being SO frustrated. I was mad that I had to sit and relearn a myriad of simple tasks like tying my shoes, and getting increasingly frustrated at how difficult it was proving to be. The one handed bow was different, I didn't like the way it looked, there was a single "bunny ear" and my OT encouraged me to use a "tool" to help, (essentially it looked like a sewing needle with a loop on the end, shoved into the handle of a potato peeler) 😐
I didn't want to have to carry around a tool, and I didn't want elastic laces. I just wanted to be able to tie my shoes again like I had always done.
I didn't go back to OT after that day. The idea of someone with zero one-armed life experience teaching me how to navigate the world one-handed just didn't sit right with me. I was determined to tie my shoes the "normal" way, and now I do! & on a good day just as fast as I did with two lol. (Thinking about posting a tutorial/vid??) Anyway my point is that it didn't happen over night!!! It took me an ENTIRE YEAR.
That's a whole year of asking for help, avoiding tennis shoes, and squeezing my feet into shoes that were already laced tight because I refused to untie my laces.
Now I tie my shoes without having to think about it, and I only remember that it's different when someone catches me doing it and are like "wait... whaaaaaat 😮" patience is a practice, consider it an exercise for your mind, if every time you want to give up, you train yourself to feed your mind with one encouraging thought, it will literally change the way your brain functions, and soon enough, you won't have the doubt. ...All of my fellow amputees know that losing a limb just leads to increased lev
After 5+ months of solo travel I found myself at the base of the Tetons aiming to finish my journey without surrender. I shared very little of my half marathon experience on ig. When I completed this undertaking I was trampled by conflicting emotions. It was the closing of a chapter which uncovered realizations I wasn’t ready to admit. A series of events resulted in me crossing the finish line alone. No one cheering me on or there to witness the completion of my “quest”. The victory.
Self inflicted solitude poured over me. It would only be appropriate that the end of my isolated travels concluded in such a singular way. Me, the mountains and my medal. Arms over face, hands on either elbow, as I cried. Cried in accomplishment, in relief. The medal was a destination. A pivotal junction of action and outcome.
I was proud of myself in ways that words don’t deserve to describe. Not simply for running but for all of it. Selling a company, quitting a job, going for it. But still, angry with myself for pushing people out of my life. I realize now that I wasn’t ready for those relationships. I wasn’t capable of those friendships. I needed to see it through. As if hanging from a ledge and refusing a hand to pull you up. You know you’re strong enough to do it but you’re unsure of your WILL to survive. You have to prove to yourself you’re willing to fight. To push onward. To give it all you’ve got on your own. That was my marathon. And I know the fire that lives inside of me because of it.
For me, by way of self love, it is crucial to continue pushing beyond my own physical and mental boundaries.
Running more than three miles at a time is something I still consider to be outside my comfort zone. Next August I turn 30 and it pains me to tell you I’ve agreed to participate in a FULL marathon near Crater Lake National Park. What and the shit have I got myself into. This is just a glimpse of what’s to come for 2019. You can count on more wild cravings for impulsive adventure. More mountains. More victories. More spiritual stamina. More human connection. And ultimately, more love & happiness. 🧡
I’m NOT a fan of WATER!! Especially dirty water!! I can’t see what’s lurking below! I’m not sure why I make these horrible expressions like if something really is going to attack me!! 😂😂😂 or it could have been because the water was ridiculously cold🥶 and I tried walking as fast as I could but felt like I wasn’t moving!! Sometimes we just need to post the ugliest pics because it’s ok to laugh at ourselves! And Most of the time it doesn’t look pretty when your out there competing!! 💪🏽💪🏽🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️
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As a runner, is there any better feeling than this? #cuethetears