Take it from me, when you’re sick, don’t be a hero...just rest! Either an A for effort tonight or a F for why did I even try it. I should have listened to my gut to just take it easy again, but I started to feel better this afternoon and decided to try my track workout. Yeah....bad idea.
Goal was WU-4 x 1.5 @ GMP minus 10 seconds/800 recovery-CD. I made it to three intervals/7.5 miles and called it quits. I hit my paces but I couldn’t catch my breath from coughing so bad. My legs were ready, my lungs were not. I learned my lesson, now I feel worse and I wish I would have just came home after work, got in my PJs and snuggled. However, stubborn is my middle name.
The picture is from a few weeks ago, I wanted to go home so bad I didn’t even take a picture! Oh the humanity! 😫😱
Hey it’s me checkin in 🤙🏼 Got an easy hour of running in after work (7.2 miles) and felt gr8. Ordered my new marathon shoes/outfit today!!! It’s getting so real!! 😅 I’ve been changing up my tapering plan for the next 2 weeks because I’m nervous that I’m running too much... then I change it and think I’m not running enough 🙃 Someone teach me the art of how to properly taper for a marathon because it stressing me out!!! Anyway.. 12 days til the big dance pt. 2 💃🏼 Happy Tuesday✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼
Wishing it was still summer even if that means a little less pumpkin spice. Dreaming of next summer already. ☀️
4 40an hour ago
My parents set up their new Pilates Reformer last night... so, clearly I wasted no time getting over there to try it out. Opening up the hips, ribs & back is always a win and it’s an even bigger win at 40 weeks, 2 days pregnant! 🙌🏻🌈 #pilatesreformer#pregnancyfitness
3 50an hour ago
12*400m this balmy #tracktuesday after 20 miles on #sundayrunday. Thought this would match when I pulled it out of my drawer half asleep last night, but turns out not really. 😂
It's taper week for me...so that means a whole heck of a lot of not running...
There is beauty in stillness.
There is calm even amongst the chaos.
There is PAUSE in the hustle bustle of the day.
You just have to embrace it. ..and find it...and take it for what it is... Because if we wait till all of our "to do's" are checked off; or wait till everything else is taken care of, we end up missing out on how much peace we can actually tap into. it's like coffee to a mom of a newborn...you take it when you can...and you enjoy the lil sips you get along the day because you will always have the chance to re-heat it in the microwave as often as you need to. Is it an uninterrupted coffee break in a cute lil cafe pre-baby days? No, but it's survival mode with a lil one and it gets you coffee💕
➡️Raise your hands if you are that mom that re-heated your coffee like a gazillion times and nursed your coffee all day long when your baby was just born? that was totes me...and still me till this day. ....I encourage you to PAUSE at least once mid-day...and see if it makes a difference.
..... I swear, I'm a transformed human since last wknd at #prairielovefestival. how's that for transformation Tuesday.
2 201 hours ago
Team @miraclebabiesfoundation 🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️🗽👫We’re 13 people strong now and have raised over $85000 for the babies! 6 weeks to go ⏱
All last week my runs felt forced and to be honest, I did the bare minimum to stay in my RunBet and hated it. Pretty sure it’s because they were all on the treadmill with a few outside runs that I ended up scrapping. So today I eased back in and got five done!
Even got to see a little rabbit 🐇 (I grew up in this town but we had a large field so wildlife never came out)
Good morning from Grand Rapids! Got in last night and woke up early to call home, catch up on work and get a run in before heading to my meeting. Parts of the River Walk were closed as @artprize installations were being put up so I ran across the bridges and down the Grand River a bit whilst enjoying the art around town. Last run here was the @riverbankrungr with @the4bz and was wishing she was with me as it’s a bit warmer this time around!
1 402 hours ago
Er was maar een koning vandaag in Den Haag, maar 'who cares about' Prinsjesdag als je de koning van de marathon mag ontmoeten en interviewen? Nog geen 48 uur na zijn wereldrecordrace verscheen Eliud Kipchoge op het hoofdkantoor van @nn_nederland in Den Haag om de pers te woord te staan. En dat is uniek wanneer je bedenkt dat een atleet, met de status van een popster, net zo goed voor een grote smak geld in een populaire Amerikaanse TV-show had kunnen zitten. Het tekent de dankbaarheid en bescheidenheid van deze atleet naar zijn management en sponsor, maar ook de professionaliteit en zorgvuldigheid van zijn begeleiders bij @globalsportscommunication en @nnrunningteam om de juiste keuzes te maken. En dat maakt hem voor mij persoonlijk alleen maar een nog grotere sporter dan hij al is!
Hey friends! Took a much needed break due to the craziness of nursing school & work in Cardiology but I’m back! Already working on week 4 of Semester 2 of my ABSN program. 👩🏻⚕️❤️ I need your help though...what is your number one favorite way to de-stress or relax after a crazy day in the hospital or with the text books? 🧘♀️💆🏻♀️ What we are doing is a marathon, not a sprint. So we have to keep going! 💊💉🏃🏽♀️ #nursingstudent#futureDNP
No run club for me this evening 🏃🏾♀️
I'm concentrating on the gym for this week and the majority of next week then I plan on combining the two going forward 💪
I think running got harder when I stopped going to the gym so hopefully I'll start to see improvements again 👣
Biegacz na krańcu świata...Marzenie spełnione, Kazachstan od wielu lat był na liście państw które chciałam odwiedzić 🇰🇿 Maraton w #almaty był wisienką na torcie, uwielbiam łączyć zwiedzanie nowych miejsc z bieganiem 💪🏃♀️ #42k
W Argentynie miałam swoja okładkę magazynu o bieganiu, w Kazakhstanie wisze na ścianie kuchni jednego z hoteli w Almaty 🙈 #imfamous#almatymarathon#runner#nike#nikerunning
3 383 hours ago
Fall Break = Treadmill Workouts.
When you have a 6 year old tag along you need child care. While I am NOT a fan of treadmills- I got it done! The new gym by my house has a great kids club and LOTS of classes - so while I will be back to outdoor runs next week I will be frequenting their weights class & hot yoga 🧘🏻♀️ room!
1 183 hours ago
Family run(minus Dustin because it was right after I dropped him off at school)
Hubby and I are trying to gain back our endurance since we kind of fell off after running our half marathon last year but slowly but surely starting to pick it back up. Ran a little over 4 miles, wasn’t a fast one as we stopped to check out somewhere to take the kids out for fun and take some pics. Swipe to see our time. Also had a leg sesh earlier this morning so this run was to push myself since it wasn’t even planned until hubby said he was going for one so I joined him because I knew he’d push me to do better. Running outdoors to us is therapeutical so we enjoy it especially after the first 2 miles lol because they are the hardest..don’t forget to get in workout sesh, whatever it is, to make yourself feel even better than you already do and oh yea stay hydrated! Always 💦
Outfit: Bra: @nikkiblackketter x @gymshark
Shorts: @gymsharkwomen khaki running shorts
Neck/face towels: @missionathlete
.@whatcharlierannext 'As you can see by the state of them, I really DO use my @oofosuk all the time, and as I’ve said before, I’d never recommend something that I didn’t use or like. They’re my go to post race or training run, but more than that I wear them day to day too. Perfect for slipping on for the school run!' By: @oofosuk
✨DEALING WITH NEGATIVITY✨
If you’ve watched my story you will know I got an incredibly disgusting message yesterday evening😔
I was told by another girl that I was ugly, that my bum didn’t suit me and that I ‘looked better when I was anorexic’
This obviously hit me really hard
I’m honestly just so shocked that in 2018, women are still pulling other women down, especially in such a horrific manner as this example😔
Luckily I’m ok🌸, I’m far enough into my recovery to know that what she is saying is so incredibly far from the truth🌟
But it terrifies me that she could’ve said this to someone with lower self esteem and caused a lot of damage🌫
What we have to remember is, if someone has it in their heart to write something so awful, they clearly have a lot of issues going on deep within themselves
I really, really hope she gets the help she needs to overcome her own demons🌸
If anyone has ever said something like this to you, let me be the first to say, what they’re saying is NOT🙅♀️ the truth
You are BEAUTIFUL🌻
You are SO STRONG🌻
You have beating an incredibly dangerous illness🌻
And you are doing SO SO AMAZING🌻
I am so proud of you❤️❤️❤️
Thank you so much to everyone who’s already reached out to show their support, this community really is amazing❤️ Happy Tuesday my loves💕💕
‘If there is no struggle, there is no progress....’😉🤨
Who wants to caption this picture??!🙈🙊 I look terrible!!😂 Taken as I was starting the long 2 mile climb up a brutal hill in the middle of the race yesterday....🤪
Such a mixture of emotions....🖤
But I’ve analysed, I know what I did wrong, I’ve cried....and I’ve put it behind me. I’m back in the game and focusing on the next one in less than 3 weeks. Game on!👊
“Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent and be patient.” ❤️
This marathon training cycle has been one of the toughest I’ve done... not because the program itself is hard but my starting point was not where I wanted. I started prepping for this training cycle early in the summer because I had a lot of work to do before actual training even started. I was 15 lbs heavier than last year, I was suffering from what I thought was plantar fasciitis and I no longer felt strong. It felt like I was starting from scratch... I felt out of shape, I’ve lost my speed and my endurance. I knew that if I wanted to be successful in NYC, I had to lighten up a bit but also be stronger and stay healthy. It was a rude awakening BUT I knew that if I laid out a plan and stayed consistent things would fall into place... keep going to #OTF to build strength, watch my nutrition, figure out my foot issues to stay healthy and keep running. 🤨
Though there have been challenges along the way; a family member’s health crisis, my sudden weird knee and my most recent, a car incident... I’ve managed to stay consistent with the training. In fact this training has helped me stay sane... it’s the one thing within my control.💁🏻♀️ I’m a little behind on the miles and my weight has not dropped much, but I’ve lost some inches and things are starting to fit better again. 😝 I’ve also felt my strength, speed and endurance start to come back... best of all my mindset is getting strong too. So I will focus on those positives. 😌 I’ve still got a ways to go but I know that if I keep plugging along and keep showing up, I’m gonna get there. Sunday’s 10 miler and today’s double run showed me that I’ve got a lot more in me and I am tougher than I thought. 💪🏼
Thanks for reading along... here’s to 49 days til @nycmarathon 🗽🏃🏻♀️
6 miles before school drop-off and 4 miles before lunch for a total of 10 miles for @su2c with @charitymiles app 💜