Happy #medalmonday with @route66marathon! You know what’s amazing about the #rt66run medals? They sit on a shelf! So, you can proudly wear them to work and then take the load off your still recovering body by displaying on your nearest flat surface. #winning This is the last year in the Goddess medal series. I am so excited to see what they do next! Tell me what you think the next medals should be! 👇🏻 I love the idea of a classic car fender or grill (like an old Chevy) in honor of Route 66. Or maybe local 66 icons like the blue whale, blue dome service station, Cain’s ballroom, Meadow Gold sign, something Art Deco like Boston Ave UMC. There’s a whole new series!
Corriste 8km a fondo y sentís como si hubieras corrido 42km. Cansada, agotada.
Los tiempos de recuperación no son los mismos cuando llevás años entrenando a cuando retomaste hace 11 meses de un parate de 3 años.
Tampoco lo es cuando estás en tus 30s que cuando estás en tus 40s.
Todas estas cosas me pongo a pensar( y a conversar con mi primo Adry) cuando me siento así de agotada y frustrada por no recuperarme en un tiempo más corto.
Son las reglas del juego que me impone mi cuerpo y mi obligación es escucharlo aunque no me guste o no esté muy de acuerdo.
En un principio pensé en correr los 10km de las estaciones, ahora los primeros días de Diciembre, idea que abandoné porque no sé cuándo me voy a terminar de recuperar y porque no quiero frustrarme al darlo todo y no alcanzar los objetivos propuestos.
Es por eso que decidí correr San Silvestre el 31 de Diciembre y nada antes.
Es mejor una retirada a tiempo que una frustración segura.
En un par de años confío en que mi cuerpo responderá de otra forma, por ahora agua y ajo y aceptar la realidad.💪🏃♀️💕
Gah! Look at those bags under my eyes! A sure sign that I have not been sleeping so well. All the pre-vacation stress, plus my little guy has his yearly cardiology appointment coming up soon and that always gets me worked up. I hope I can just put that to the back of my mind while we are away. 😕And I hope I can sleep again soon! I am so thankful that I can run!! I think it seriously helps me manage all the crazy thoughts that wander into my overthinking brain. #runnersofinstagram#boston2019#marathonrunner#marathonmom#heartmom#tgawarrior#runct#runconnecticut#garminfenix5s#run
As I told my husband, all the hay is in the barn and I can’t add any more, at this point. It’s all about playing it smart from here on out. So, I ran an easy 8 this morning. Then I ventured up a little peak, after my run was over and I slid; not a full fall, but I slid and scraped my left hip and hand. Because I’m an idiot and I don’t listen to myself. Solid. ✌🏽 (8.55/9:23)
4 573 hours ago
Gratitude changes everything. What are you thankful for today?💕
It’s Thanksgiving week, y’all - and my heart feels full💙
Rolled out of bed for this!😜 #values .
EASY 25 minute run👊🏻❄️ Starting my day...Run, nerve glides, gratitude journal and coffee. .
What's your morning routine?
3 197 hours ago
🏅m e d a l m o n d a y🏅
I earned every piece of this medal and I am proud to own it.
It has a little bell in the center that actually rings? dings?😂I love it. The sound makes me happy.
This race kinda broke me a little. I poured my entire heart, soul, and body into my training, and I came up short. I still PR’d by well over a minute, but I could not dig deep enough to produce the results I believed I could achieve. And that stings. A lot. My legs simply would not turn over and I was already in the pain cave at mile 9. I know the fitness was there - my heart rate was almost entirely in zone 4, barely touched zone 5, and hung out in 3 for a bit - so it wasn’t that. I took all eight of my gels. EIGHT GELS. Gross, right? My stomach was totally fine. Drank water and Gatorade throughout the race.
I might do a race recap, I might not. I’m still processing the whirlwind weekend that was so different from my Buffalo Marathon race weekend. And maybe that’s part of it - I expected that since I trained harder and faster for this race, I would automatically feel better, stronger, more badass, more prepared. Instead, I felt more pressured, more fearful, more scared. I ran most of Buffalo with a smile on my face. With Philly, I had my nose to the grindstone, “get this shit done, Beth.”
I made it down the stairs OK this morning and other than one very angry toe, I am mostly unscathed. The coffee tastes great and I have work today which will help keep my mind off of things. Thanks for all of the supportive messages, friends - I’ll respond to everyone eventually, I promise. I’m good for that. 😊♥️
A workout of polar opposites this morning and a random pic of a run from a different day because I didn't get a pic today ✅ I did a hardcore 30 min of HIIT that turned my entire body to jelly followed by an amazing and mellow 30 mins of yoga for runners (see my story for yoga YouTube video recommendation). My poor son isn't feeling too well and has a terrible cough which is why we didn't go for a stroller run today. It looks like it's going to be indoor workouts and the treadmill for the next couple of days at least, until he's feeling better 💞 I'm currently working on my #viennacitymarathon training plan and have opted to create my own plan for reasons just like today. I need a lot of flexibility. I know a major challenge I'll face with winter training is all the colds my kids catch not to mention unpredictable weather occurrences (remember the beast from the east?!). Luckily, I have a treadmill so I can still get runs done, but I'm ensuring my plan has more interchangeable workouts in case of these things. I'm planning 4 runs/week with 2 strength training sessions after, 1 X-training day (probably quite similar to what I did today, strength and yoga) and 2 complete rest days. This worked well for me earlier this year training for the EMF half and I have simply tweaked it for marathon distance. I've always made my own plans for 10k and half marathons but I am slightly nervous about it for Vienna because it's only my second full marathon but the plan I followed last year just didn't work for me and I've learned a lot since then. I have fun seeing where I can push myself and I enjoy a challenge so, let's see what happens! 🙌 About a month until I'm officially in training 😉 .
Hey non-biological kids...the ones I inherited by roster....I would have gladly birthed all 150+ of you because I’d rather do that than carry you in my womb for 9 months...but honesty hour... It’s kind of nice to prep for 2 days of meals this week!!
This day is 4.5 years in the making and I could not be more excited to say that I have a NEW MARATHON PR of 3:19:49 🎉 After setting a PR in 2014, I set my sights on a sub 3:20. The road to that goal had its ups and downs, two more precious babies and a lot of hard work and sacrifice. The past 6+ months of training have not been easy, but I felt stubbornly determined to keep going despite the craziness of life. I stepped to the line today not completely confident in myself but willing to lay it out there and try. Whenever it got tough I thought about everything that goes into training, I thought of the example I’m giving my kids and I stubbornly put one foot in front the other. I’m so insanely proud of what I did today. #motherrunner#marathon#marathonmom#irunlikeagirl#trytokeepup#womensrunningcommunity#marathonpr
You guys, I got that sub 3:20 today and a 5+ minute PR with an official finish time of 3:19:00!!! 🎉 Ahh that feels SO good!! That’s what I was trained to do in Boston, but with the crazy weather, I had to adjust my goal. Well, that was not the case today because the weather was absolutely perfect - 40 degrees, no wind, partly sunny. Now I know what it’s like to run a marathon in ideal conditions. It was glorious!
I wasn’t exactly sure how this race was gonna go. It took me a while to get into my groove, and by a while, I mean 13 miles! 😬 I just wasn’t feeling great and it didn’t come easy at all. I actually considered adjusting my goal because it already felt tough keeping pace, but I knew I’d regret it, so I pushed as much as I could and hoped I wouldn’t blow up. Thankfully at the halfway point, the crowds were loud and I suddenly got a burst of energy.⚡️The pace began to feel easier and I was coasting. For the next 7 miles, I felt strong and more confident about my goal, although the 3:20 pacer was nowhere in sight, which I think added to my discouragement in the first half.
Once I got to that 20 mile mark, I knew it was game on. If I wanted that sub 3:20, I would have to leave it all out there. I was so in the zone that I missed @abieruns acting like a complete lunatic on the opposite side of the course trying to get my attention. 🤦♀️ Those last miles hurt like hell, but they were my fastest and worth every single bit of pain. They brought me home to my goal. ✨ (And for the record, I did, in fact, pass the 3:20 pacer at mile 23 - his arm was tired so he wasn’t holding his sign up. 🙄) Anyway, I digress. I made my playlist 3 hours and 20 minutes long, in hopes that that would be my finish time. I saved Owen’s song for last, so I ended up running the final stretch of the race and crossed the finish line to Yellow. 👼🏼💛 It was so amazing and perfect.
The biggest lesson I learned today is to never count yourself out. I didn’t get into my groove until well into the race, but I’m so glad I stuck with it. If you give up on yourself, you’ll never know just how far you can go. 💫 #philadelphiamarathon#rememberingOwen
Congratulations to all the marathoners today!! So incredibly humbled and proud that I FINALLY ran a Boston Qualifier out there today! Congrats to Adam who got his sub 3 hour marathon finish time and Jessica who got an amazing BQ and Brooke who crushed her first marathon like a champ! I think the icing on the cake today was to have my fellow run coaching client and good friend Christine medal me at the end-thank you for that- could not hold back the happy tears after that! I also just want to throw it out there that it took me a solid 3-4 years to get a BQ- sometimes countless failed attempts do pay off (eventually, ha)!