Big hills, headwind and mud, tough but brilliant start to the week!
Absolutely love my new Salomon Speedcross, I would have been slipping all over the place and the mud and chalk in my old shoes, today I felt so confident with the awesome grip. I explored a different route to normal after taking my usual route from the carpark straight up the hill, I took a different path, called the Lion trail, I guess from the jumps and banks along the track, it is a MTB trail but it made for an excellent technical trail, hard work but fun. The route I had planned eventually had me back on the familiar SDW, heading west to Chanctonbury Ring, as soon as I was on the SDW I was running into a very strong headwind, which made the uphill even harder, once at the top of the climb though I had one of those runs, where you just feel as free as a bird as I ran down the hill and back through the woods (again a new route for me) with more lovely technical trails and back to the car.
What age do you start to strech your limits?? We began at very early age , and unfortunately lose it over the years.. I love to challenge my little boy, and to see how much fun he is having..:)
Isn't he the cutest boy ever??
#FactsOnly : Couple the fact that we moved this past month with starting a new position at work just a few months ago and I must admit that my running has been more sporadic. Not to mention, when I do get to run, I just want (and need) to run. Needless to say my trash running has been limited. But thankfully I was able to get one in this weekend!
YTD Total: 14,202 pieces
CURRENT POST RACE FEELS 🙌🏼 I couldn’t have asked for a better experience today (even though I didn’t make my time goal, I actually tied my PR from last year of 2:06 lol #omgthehills ). I am feeling happy, hungry, tired, and very grateful. @route66marathon
And wow, my family really turned it out this year! From driving me at 6a, cheering on the sidelines, making the best signs out there 💯, and hello—a surprise appearance from @melissachunsaker . Not to mention putting up with me talking nonstop about running for the past few months 😁 You guys made me feel like a bad ass today...THANK YOU!! ♥️👏🏼
Smashed it at the 13 Arches Trail Half marathon today; 1:39:56!!!! I’m so chuffed! @amyharris94 obliterated me and came first, but it was such a grand day and a glorious run and I’ll take my PB 💪🙌☺️ .
📷 @healthyhappyrunner99 (thank you!!)
I had a dream I ran a 3.30 marathon with ease. I loved the fact it felt so easy as that’s the only way for me... in my heart I feel this is realistic (one day). For @londonmarathon 2018 I’m going to follow my gut & run more trails as well as the yoga. Lots of road running for me in 2017 meant a tibial stress fracture. I broke my leg running. I still feel guilty that I did this & I feel anxious to really run again. But with ease & trust in doing what I feel is good is the only way. Excited to share this journey again with @guyshepherd ❤️
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12kms run super-early this morning - thanks @sunseaandsquats for that motivation!😉 It was so hard; I find that if I run within the first hour of getting up my legs are really heavy and it takes far too long to find any rhythm. I'm learning so much about my body and what it needs to perform at it's best whilst training for these half marathons....lesson from today; get up earlier and allow my legs to fully wake up first!🏃♀️| Follow her for more.
Sweet Sunday, forging our own path off trail, getting lost in the golden forest world of Epping 🍂✨
How did I forget this place is just a quick hop away on the tube...?
Oh November sunshine, I love you just a little bit 😍
Gorgeous run on the North Downs today & I don't think we could have asked for a nicer November day. It's a beaut! ☀️☀️☀️
Picked up where I left off in Hollingbourne on my last NDW run in August. A wonderful 16 miles to Wye.
A lot more runnable than earlier sections with only 800ft of elevation, though a bit muddy after yesterday's rain. Great to run with @thomo74runs I think we chatted for almost the whole 16 miles!
Happy days 😊
Another epic, slightly damp, session in the woods around Tjörnarp. Ok, damp might be the understatement of the year. It was soaking wet, mostly. 🚣♂️ But epic, regardless. Running + forest + super nice people. What's not to like? 👍🌲🏃♀️🏃♂️🌲😊