This was a quote that really hit home for me. 🔑For so long I noticed how uncomfortable my success made the people around me feel. Although their emotions are completely out of my control, I still felt responsible for making them happy. Over time I learned that dimming my light ultimately only hurt me! Their own shortcomings, insecurities, and self doubt were in no way a legitimate reason for me to play small. We all have access to a more desirable experience every moment we are breathing; and that starts with the understanding that it is more than okay to be your authentic, unapologetic, powerful self! In fact, we owe it to ourself, to be our TRUEST form of self!🙌🏾
13 362 days ago
Afgelopen maandag heb ik weer voor het eerst kunnen trainen sinds mijn verstandskiezen verwijderd zijn. Ik wilde graag een duurloopje van 6 km omdat aanstaande zaterdag de eerste wedstrijd van het jaar weer voor de deur staat, 10 km. En hoewel ik deze afstand eerder gelopen heb, zit het niet in mijn basis uitrusting.
De 6 km gingen niet helemaal vlekkeloos en heb 2 maal moeten lopen, maar heb ze toch aangetikt en dat is voor nu genoeg 😊
Here we go! Know this place? If not, you will soon! Join the #BadassLadyGang of Indianapolis for our first run, 1 week from today!
We will meet every Monday, starting Jan 21, on the south steps of the World War Memorial at 6:15pm. Swipe left for street parking (free starting at 6p). Link to maps in bio.
Not sure if this is the group for you?! You have the perfect body type! You are just the right speed! You are fit enough, strong enough, and like running just the right amount! Come as you are! Bring a friend or meet a few new ones next Monday! Let's pack the steps with Badass ladies!
I woke up before my 5am alarm and got in 4.5 miles before anyone was awake or even aware I was doing something for myself. I learned yesterday that if I’m not doing something active for myself it’s hard to feel energized. I need my endorphins like whoa!
Hoy salieron 5k, pocos pero felices. No podía dejar pasar mi cumpleaños sin correr para celebrar y agradecer todo lo que me ha permitido hacer mi cuerpo durante tantos años. Yo lo único que pido es poder hacer lo que me apasiona durante muchos, muchos años más. 🙌🏻🏃🏻♀️💕🎈🌟🎂
Today was a rough day and by 3 pm my negative voice had convinced me that I was just NOT going to run today because I didn't have it in me...in fact by 4pm I was counting down the minutes to be off work and just head to bed.
BUT at 5:30...when my negative self was distracted I hatched a plan to put my gear on and just head out and run even just 1km.
Well...I ran and I just kept running. It felt REALLY great.
I am #strong and #runningismytherapy .
Trying to catch a ❄️ on my tongue here . I’m not usually too keen on the snow, but it was beautiful this morning. I don’t run outside on the roads unless the sidewalks are clear OR covered in snow (so I can wear my Yaktrax). When they are just icy, I get too nervous that I’ll twist an ankle (which I have done a few times on the ice 🤷🏻♀️). •
So, I took this one to the treadmill and ran 8 miles + 4x 20 sec pickups at the end. •
Every once in awhile I’m going to share something a little more personal with you all about me, as I am more than just a lover of running. Today I’m going to share about my mom, because Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m going to visit her and my dad in St. George, UT. My mom was in an awful car accident in college. She was engaged to my dad at the time and suffered severe amnesia. She didn’t recognize my dad when she woke up from the coma she was in, and actually never got back the memories of many years of her life. She ended up marrying him anyway (went off of faith here) and raised 4 of us kids. Even though she did a darn good job of being there for all of us, she suffered from memory issues daily. There have been many times when I’ve gotten super frustrated for having to explain things to her several times (especially as a teenager, it felt that if she cared, she’d listen better and remember). I’m now 40 and still trying to figure out how to have the best relationship possible with her. It’s tough sometimes still, but she’s my mom and I love her to the moon and back 💓. I’m looking forward to seeing her next week!!
161 20356:38 PM Nov 12, 2018
My balance is not great, so always trying to work on it!
8 tired miles + 4x20 sec strides. •
I was SO tired today. I woke up tired, and haven’t been able to snap myself out of it all day. This run felt like SLOOOW motion, but I got it done, and that’s what counts!
As I was running I was playing “would you rather” in my head to try and keep myself going (I really wanted to just stop and curl up on someone’s lawn somewhere). Anyway, I thought it would be fun to play with you all with running topics, so here are some questions (along with my own responses):
1️⃣Would you rather race a marathon or a 5K? (Marathon, 5Ks are SO scary!)
2️⃣Would you rather see a coyote or a snake while out on your run? (Coyote, I REALLY dislike snakes)
3️⃣Would you rather be too cold or too hot when you’re out on a run? (Too hot, I HATE being too cold!)
4️⃣Would you rather run alone or with a friend(s)? (With friends)
5️⃣Would you rather get caught taking a running selfie or get caught going to the bathroom behind a tree/bush? (Going to the bathroom, it’s less vain 🤣)
•I’d love to know what you all think too! Gonna get to bed early tonight, that’s for sure!
91 15801:34 AM Dec 18, 2018
7 easy paced miles + 4 x 20 sec strides on a 🥶 day!
I was blown away 💨 by all of those out racing this past weekend, so many fantastic experiences were had!! No matter the outcome, those miles made you all stronger!! 💪💪
With races on my mind, I thought about my favorite race experience and I’d have to say it was the St. George Marathon in 2013. I exceeded my expectations, I BQ’d for the first time, I felt like a million bucks, and most importantly it was a wake up call to me that I had a lot more in me!! Basically it lit a marathon fire in me! I was hooked!! 🤩🤩
I’d love to hear what your favorite race has been, and why? I love hearing these stories, they make me SO happy!
We were planning on heading to Maine today to be with family, but they got lots of snow, which kept us from the drive. Losing a loved one is so painful, but a little fresh air and exercise definitely helps, and spending time with this little guy certainly is a reminder of how precious life is. ♥️
We got in 4 miles (with a few errands along the way), and ending with a lunch date 🌯🍴
What do you do to cope with loss or to de-stress?