This is how I felt when I saw my workout for the day and also when I finished. Warning ⚠️ pity party ahead. .
I have really been struggling this past year with my running. I feel like I have not progressed much and keep telling myself I am either too late (old...I will never admit this) to get fast or I am not working hard enough. .
Don’t misunderstand me, I am so thankful for all that I have (family, friends, home, etc.) so I feel selfish wanting more from myself. I feel like I should just be thankful I can run. But, I am training to improve my times and I just feel stagnant. It’s hard to stay motivated when I don’t see the progress. .
I did great on my workout today but I am still running around the same times I was a year ago. Plus, for some reason I have managed to put on 10lbs over the past 4 months. This may sound funny to some of you but it’s concerning to me. .
I only share this because the struggle is real. We all have our ups and downs. I find that I am most thankful and fulfilled when I overcome something or persevere where there was a good chance of failure. If it wasn’t hard it would not be worth it. I will keep pushing and dig deep this winter to get past this plateau that seems to be the size of a continent. I hope you remember we are all struggling and that the pain is worth the reward. soreness=progress, struggle=strength,
Hi everyone, I don’t know about you, but, I’ve really been struggling lately with my solo runs...I’m not sure exactly what it is....but, I’m 99% positive that it has something to do with the gloomy weather/lack of sunlight! 😒
Regardless, I managed to get out tonight for a nice & easy run around Ontario Place & Trillium Park. I had the entire place to myself, and, it was exactly what I needed after a long work day...peaceful & quiet!
The reality is that we all have phases where our running is going well, and, times where it’s a struggle to get out the door. The key is not to beat ourselves up, be patient, and, accept that these are just temporary phases!
Goodnight friends! 🌙
One of the ideas that was shared at @tedxbrisbane last weekend was creating a school programme that teaches children how to make good decisions and how not to make bad decisions. 👍🏼 It has really stuck with me and has informed many decisions I’ve made since. This is the latest good decision I’ve made. ✌🏼😊
Be free in your movement. ™️
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Tonight was my first session on the @elliptigo_usa and I loved it!
My body isn’t quite ready to handle two runs a day just yet, but we still want to increase my overall volume. This elliptical on wheels allows me to get 30-45 minutes of extra volume a few times a week without taxing the legs to much. I did get quite a few stares from the neighbors, but as the great @orchard.paul always said, “it’s only weird if it doesn’t work.” Also keeping me safe tonight is a really sick LED strobe vest from @noxgear_nation. Any night runners out there should give it a look!
First official run of marathon training!!🙌🏼👊🏼💥. I’d love to say that my run was spectacular and as amazing as I imagined it would be all day..but I just couldn’t get into my groove..lol, couldn’t find my “sexy-pace”😂🤣. BUT I got ‘er done and I’m soo very blessed to be able to run!🤗🏃🏼♀️💕. ~~ now, if any of my friends have a sure fire way for me get over this danged sinus/cold/virus 💩 I would love to hear it! I’ve been taking Airborne and Emergen-C to hopefully boost my immune system but it’s still struggling.😢. It’ll be a rough go with training if I’m constantly sick..ughh!! #runningwithasinusinfectionishard#runningblessed#runninggoals#marathontraining#runningat49#runningismytherapy#runningbecauseican
Was planning to run a workout today but I was just physically and emotionally drained after yesterday. So, settled for a nice easy 10K.
I was kind of surprised to see how few people were on the #bowriverpathway but I guess everyone was probably busy Christmas shopping!
#stridesrunstreak#runeveryday#10kaday#runstreak day 42
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All I wanted to do was come home and crash on the couch, but thankfully a quick and easy 15 minute run followed by some core work was all that was on the schedule today. My #runstreak is still alive!
2.2km (1.375mi) 15:00
30 minutes of core work
Celebrated my #chitownmarathon news with a 10k this evening! Who else got into the @chimarathon ??? I didn’t wear my headlamp or my @noxgear_nation vest, so I was trying to beat the darkness home! This cold takes a heavy toll on my pace! 456/500
✨Running Training Tip for Today: It’s All About Effort!!✨🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️🙌❤️Each week our hard workouts might not go exactly as our paces that we have set for that workout! One week you might crush a workout & the next week you might be 5, 10, 15 seconds off of your paces! Do not be discouraged!! Only be discouraged if you give up!! As long as you are putting the effort into your workout & giving it all you have for that day & stressing your right energy system, you are still going to see progress & adaptation! Lifestyle factors like sleep, nutrition, stress, work & other weekly activities may affect your training & how well you are recovering from your workouts that week. Also your training environment makes such a difference & will also affect the pace of your workout! Like today I had a 5.5 miles tempo run that on a flat elevation I would have felt great at a 6:10 min pace but on a hilly route I ended up running a 6:20 average pace! Same with too hot, too cold, rainy, snowy, windy etc etc!! Remember it’s all effort! Even if your workout does go exactly as planned, it is only setting you up to crush your next workout!! Stay focused, work hard & make it happen!! What are your hardest weekly workouts?!?! What helps you stayed focused during a hard workout?!?! #firstname.lastname@example.org#run4prscoachmeghan#runhappy#happyrunning
I’ve not been able to run for months because of knee/back problems so I’m pretty pleased with tonight’s effort. It’s not quite the 10k I had worked towards at the beginning of the year and I really struggled to get motivated/continue running so I’ll happily take 7k for now 😊💪🏻🏃♀️ #running#fitness#backonit#feelinggood#motivated#runninggoals
Sweat, smile, repeat 🧡
Story of my life, especially when your bonkers enough to strength train at 4am!! Massive thankyou to @dan_varney for dragging me out of bed, seriously could not do it without you!! .
This morning's workout focused on developing some upper body strength, defintely an area of weakness for me! And now I'm strength training more regularly I'm actually managing to focus on particular areas in each session rather than just trying to blast a full body workout every time. I really am loving strength training at the moment. It's definitely worth getting up that little bit earlier to get an extra session a week in 😍
Here's to feeling strong, building confidence and hopefully getting faster as a result 🤞🤞