How did I get into fitness?
My mother pointed out my obese relatives and said, “You don’t want to live a life like that, do you?” And that was it. I began running, rollerblading, and working out at the gym every day since I was 13 years old.
I don’t have skinny genes, and I knew I didn’t want to struggle with health issues like many of my relatives have. All good people...but they never worked out a day in their life.
I fell in love with running and kept going from there. Mom, if you’re reading this (well, I know you are), THANK YOU. You’re almost always right ;)
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I’d have some incredible moments in my running journey so far but this is the race that brings the most fire to my heart. Maybe because of the thought that I needed to run a half marathon under time pressure.
After kilometer 16, all I wanted was to give up. And I had many excuses running through my head. But all I could do was just focus on making it to the next kilometer. I promised myself that I wouldn’t quit until kilometer 17. Then kilometer 18. And suddenly I was passing the sign that says “Last 1km”. I POURED OUT EVERYTHING THAT I HAD LEFT, not knowing if it was going to be enough to make it to the cut off time.
Crossing the finish line and seeing the time on the clock was extremely emotional, and I think I’ll be riding that high for a couple of weeks. Knowing that I didn’t give up and didn’t quit on myself is incredibly empowering and I’ll carry that strength from now on.
I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6
This verse was put on my first RoadId bracelet. A bracelet I've never taken off. All my trust, all my heart, and especially all these runs. You and me, God. 🙏🏼 #saturdaynightthoughts
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Only a few weeks until my #marathontraining plan starts and time to get used to an early morning wake up call, for the #longrun. I firmly believe this is the most important run of the week and I will make sure until April I don’t miss one, unless I am racing somewhere. Short one tomorrow really, 8-9 miles, but in the company of friends it usually flies by. I still think I’m incredibly lucky to have friends who want to run with me at 7.30am on a Sunday. I don’t take that for granted! Happy long run day tomorrow!!
Der 2. Versuch des Wiedereinstiegs ist gemacht. Heute gab es 8 x 800m mit 1 Min Pause. Probleme in der Leistengegend und dem unteren Rücken haben den 1. Versuch scheitern lassen und erschweren auch jetzt noch das Laufen. Aber Stück für Stück geht es voran.
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I used to compete in athletics (400m/ 800m)
I was very ambitious. After finishing my A-levels I focused on sports completely. I trained A LOT (too much for a competing athlete) and put myself under a huge amount of pressure. 😐Always thinking about the competitions to come and wanting to PERFORM on that day. ✊🏽One of many many things I learnt from that time is that structuring all my training and thoughts around one specific competition/day does not make ME happy at all. That kind of pressure destroys the fun and good feelings I experience when training👎🏼. that’s why I decided to stop competing and structuring my training for one specific day/ competition. If I feel like doing a race, I do it. But I won’t adjust my training schedules😄 👉🏽im not saying that kind of pressure is BAD or makes people unhappy. Nor am I saying everyone should compete unprepared. 😄 My message is simply: find out what works for YOU. ❤️you don’t have to compete at marathons, crossfit or whatever just because everyone else is. 💁🏽♀️ if you enjoy it- that’s cool. If you don’t: there’s no reason why you can’t bust your own ass in training WITHOUT ever competing 🤷🏽♀️☺️ ⁉️have you experienced something similar? 👉 Follow @ownyourrace for more.
COMBINACIÓN PERFECTA!!!!!!🌴🌞 Holaaaaaa ya estamos a sabadooo👏👏👏 jiji y aunque prácticamente no llovio (para variar en esta ciudad)🎈👧 parece que apetecía quedarse en casa hoy jiji.🌲😜 así que preparé mi combinación perfecta. 30 minutos de estática para calentar los músculos y una buena sesión de yoga para mantener la elasticidad. 👧❤todo acompañado de buena música ,mis velas preferidas y el material adecuado para el ejercicio. 🌲😄luego un buen baño de espuma y te quedas nuevaaaa👏👏 ahora ya comer y sesión de pelis en el sofa😉 y vosotros que haceis hoy???????en plan tranqui? Os soltais la melena y para la calle? Ehhhh, ehhhhh (que maruja soy😂) hagáis lo que hagáis ....disfrutarlo muchoooooo, que tengáis un gran diaaaaaa😙😙😙
There are 44 days left in 2018.
Let that sink in.
Crazy 😳 I can’t believe it. .
Speaking of: next week is THANKSGIVING!! & I love love love thanksgiving! .
I won’t be home with my fam (which I’ll miss) so I decided today to sign up for the local Turkey Troy so I could spend time doing something I love.
Anyone else doing a Turkey Trot?? What are your plans??