What you don’t see of @ragnarrelayuk... 🙈💁🏻♀️ It may seem all hype and excitement, but Ragnar also gives you a fair amount of thinking time and hanging around between major exchanges (when one van hands over to the other). The van becomes your home for 20-30+ hours and you have to find ways to make it work for you - napping when (and if!) you can, having food to snack on, drinks to keep you hydrated, and of course the #vanlife chats and laughs. 🙌🏼❤️
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I’ve never been great at sleeping when I’ve got a lot going on. My brain ticks away thinking of all the things I need to do, plan or discount. This has left me with a grand total of about 30 mins sleep since yesterday morning - an improvement on last year by double! 😴😳
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My final leg is coming up in about 4-5 hours, and it’s the most challenging of my three legs with 8.6 miles and a net gain of 835ft. Both of my legs have been in the dark so far, so I’m excited to run in daylight, as well as having some beautiful (but rainy) Brighton scenery to take in. I’m nervous about the heel pain that’s returned with my plantar fasciitis, but I know I’ll finish the leg no matter what. 💪🏼🤷🏻♀️ That’s what I’ve come here to do!
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Vest from @kitboxco, who very kindly sorted our team out with fresh @stanceeurope socks, @noccouk and @barebells.uk for nutrition. The support we’ve received from brands we love and are genuine customers of has been incredible and VERY much appreciated. 🙏🏼
There have been many highly productive student to mentor relationships in history: Hayden to Beethoven, Freud to Jung, Archimedes mentor to Galileo, Socrates to Plato, and Johann von Staupitz was a mentor to Martin Luther. Major General Fox Conner was a model Army mentor. Conner served as a mentor to Eisenhower. In the movies the mentors are funny, dangerous, serious, simply weird or a combination yet all of them are someone we would like to know. I won’t even bother trying to list all of the military movie mentors. There are far too many good ones to list here.The story of Mentor comes from within the ancient Greek story of Odysseus. Odysseus, the Ithacan king, goes off to fight in the Trojan war and entrusts the care of his home to Mentor. Mentor serves in a two part capacity to Odysseus’ son, Telemachus; he is a steward of the home and a teacher as well to Odysseus’ son Telemachus. The goddess Athena assumes Mentor’s form, many times in the story, and dispenses advice to both father and son; Telemachus and Odysseus.
Today the name mentor is used for someone who is a trusted advisor, friend, teacher and wise person. A mentor is sometimes used interchangeably with the word coach but they are not the same thing. (see below). #apparel#findawayormakeaway#athlete#fitness#running#box#beastmode#hiking#tactics#tactical#tacticalresponse#merica#alwaystraining#pew#violentwhennecessary#gunsdaily#weaponsdaily#igmilitia#igdaily#spotterup#2a#gunslifestyle#edc#sunsoutgunsout#style#leo
I had planned on running early this morning, but I literally couldn’t get my body to move when my alarm went off. I fell back asleep and got up in time to get to my son’s cross country meet in Boulder. It was beautiful out there, and he did SUCH a good job. However, this meant my run had to take place after all of that and by then it was HOT! I had wanted to do 10 miles with 6 of them at 1 minute @ 6:45 pace followed by 1 min @ 7:45 pace (to keep my HR up). But, it was nearly 90 degrees and I just couldn’t hang on. So, I did what I could and completed the 10 miles anyway. Some days you just gotta roll with the punches!
Pic is from the meet in Boulder because, those views! 😘
First Leg = DONE! 🙌🏼🌚 5.4 miles in the bag to round off the first full cycle for both vans and start all over again! I ran in my trusty @reebokuk Floatride trainers and my tried and tested @silvaglobal headtorch which saved my bacon a few times on the slippery and windy trails. My new @jaybirdsport RUN headphones were an absolute dream to run in and I feel extremely lucky to have been gifted them to try out for the race. 🙏🏼 The kit you use for these events really does make all the difference in terms of comfort and enjoyment of the race!
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Speaking of the race itself, there’s nothing quite like the @ragnarrelayuk in terms of experiences - running a super long distance in relay format, building team work and enjoying #vanlife between runs. Second time around and it’s still genuinely one of the best things I’ve done! Now for a quick pit stop for some food before we pick up from van 1 again in a few hours. Let’s DO this! 🎉❤️
Well I came back to reality last week after an unbelievable summer in Mtl. We have done and experience so much in such a short period of time! Can't wait to share some of it with you all. Stay tuned for pictures and videos of our MTL summer adventures 2018
Credit 📸 my Monat partner @marieeveboudreau29
Unless you’ve tried the Pods, it’s hard to describe how good it feels training without having to worry about wires or the earbuds falling out.
Our favourite description was from @lucymajury who said it’s like having a music studio in your head 😂. Here’s @katiecork training while listening to her own in head music studio 😄🎧👊