Day 3 on the canal and the sun came out for us 🎉🎉. 16.5 miles for me today, feat. some is-it-a-mannequin-or-is-it-naked-human confusion (happy to confirm that it was a mannequin), a reunion with my hometown Northampton and the best Nando’s ever after two nights of Holiday Inn dinners.
I went into this race with no expectations, planning to pace for a 32:00 finish (current PR is 27:00-ish), and looking forward to crossing another finish line. After the first mile, I realized I had paced for a faster finish (oops). From then on, I decided to "go by feel" - no pressure to finish at any specific time - but the lingering competitiveness in me wanted to reach for sub-30:00. So I went for it and to my surprise, ended up winning my age group and 10th overall female. 🤘🏽🥇
The best part of this comeback race wasn't the finish time, the race bling or even the miles themselves - running into coworkers, friends and members at the CrossFit gym I coach regularly, AND having my fiancée and future sisters in law at the finish line were what made this race so special. ✨
One day I will PR again. But for now, I'm enjoying this comeback journey and looking forward to more miles ahead. ♥️🏃🏻♀️
☀️Morning S T R E T C H☀️
Can I be honest? My yoga practice has been close to non-existent but I’ve made it a priority to return to the mat more regularly, more consistently. Even if that means a 10 minute flow vs a full-blown class. Every little bit counts, right?
What a difference a day makes, after yesterday’s wet and windy run, running up at Box Hill in the sunshine was just the best!
Today team KARIBU were guided through the trails by Surrey run leader @running_bucky and we were joined by one of our newest members @run_mummy_run_rmr it was so good to finally meet you in real life rather than just online lovely! I’m looking forward to the next time already 😊🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♂️🏃🏻♂️ @runwithkaribu #runwithkaribu#boxhill#runmummyrun#timetoplay#suunto#kindsnacks
Only two days off running, but it feels like far longer. Maybe because I was determined for a decent long run this weekend, but after an electrical fire Saturday night*, getting up early Sunday morning just wasn’t happening. Shame to head back to the treadmill as well tonight, but on top of the normal Penang humidity making a return, I’ve also been advised not to run to the jogging path where I normally go due to a few muggings so a bit unsure on the safety aspect right now... *After two little explosions, fire extinguished pretty quickly with the help of a flip flop and except for a blackened display unit and some leads needing replacing, all is very luckily ok 🔥
F E A R I S A L I A R
Danger sign or challenge? Stick to the rules or create your own?
There will always be someone trying to talk you down, to limit you, to put obstacles in your way. But remember, it‘s their limits, not yours, it‘s their fear, not yours. But it‘s your dream, your way, your life.
Don‘t let anything hold you back.
The things that excite you are not random.
They are connected to your purpose.
📸 @hej.florian ———————————————————— #runninggirl#girlswhorun#shooting#fearisaliar#followyourpassion#ownlane#challengeaccepted
Llegará el día en que ya no podré correr al mismo ritmo que tú, pero cuando ese día llegue, se que seguirás el camino correcto hasta llegar a la meta. "Instruye al niño en su camino, y aun cuando fuere viejo no se apartará de él." Pv 22:6
I FINALLY got to run with Alexandra Brown! Alexandra is a graduate student at Southern Evangelical Seminary who also happens to be a visually impaired runner. An Achilles athlete from NYC introduced us via email a number of months ago and it’s a crime that it took us so long to meet. Though Alexandra has been running for a long time, today was her first time running with a guide (other than her sister) and her first time running with a tether. I can’t wait to see what kind of fitness gains she can make after she’s got some more guided runs under her belt. Athletes in the Charlotte area- let me know if you’re up for guiding an awesome runner with tons of potential! (Speed work pace could be as fast as 7:30/8 minutes a mile, endurance runs could be 9-11:30s, to start!) What a great way to spend the afternoon. ☀️🏃♀️🌳
by @samdougotriathlon | Apply for a feature following the link in our bio and we will publish your photos in our account: @worlderunners |📍noosa triathlon multi sport festival, Queensland, Australia 🌏 “Pretty happy to round out the top 10 in the Noosa Triathlon this morning. Tough day chasing from the start #swiftmultisport#noosatri#triathlon 📸: @jorgec_cervantes” | Follow him for more.
Over 31 runners showed up for the eighth Trail Running Night Club (TRNC) last night - more then double the usual turnout! Great route up to the Peak from PP3 and down to the trails around Pokfulam Reservoir before finishing at @alvyshk for the best pizza and craft beer in town! See you next week 🍺
400m pyramid intervals have got me like WOAH!
Tip: use Garmin Connect "Workouts" to program your session into your watch. Then listen for the beeps for the next interval!
Hit me up if you need a hand 😀