6km easy paced on the #treadmill and a terrible post treadmill selfie 😂 Avg pace 5:49/km avg HR 147bpm. Followed with lower body strength training ✔
I haven't run outside in about a week 😱 It's still super icy outside and the sidewalks where I live haven't been salted or cleared. Not really safe for stroller running quite yet. Hopefully this ice will melt soon because I'm getting bored of the treadmill already and we're all getting a bit of cabin fever 😂
Bit of a #lategram of this morning's treadmill run! I had a chaotic day. I lost my phone on the way to nursery drop off because it fell out of the stroller pocket while we were trying to push through the bumpy snow! Luckily, another parent found it and turned it in at school 😊 no post treadmill selfie because I didn't have a phone and this picture was taken right before I lost it (attempting to entertain my son in the carrier 😂) My run was 1km warm up, 3 x 1 mile @ 5:00/km pace with 3 min easy jog between and a cool down to 7km total. My treadmill is in km so I used 1.6km as a mile.
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman // Ever had a dream so vivid that you could feel yourself reaching out to touch it? That was me this morning. Somewhere between 2:38AM when I woke to put a kiddo back to bed and 6:01 when my alarm screamed at me. I could feel my legs pounding the pavement and my arms moving beside me. I could feel the rise and fall of my chest. I remember looking up and seeing nothing but blue sky. It came so easy, the movement and I could feel happiness. My smile. The bliss of blanking out and trusting your body to do the work. And then I woke and the moment was gone but it's stayed with me all day. // My body needed the rest when I walked into surgery 6 weeks ago. But gosh am I ready to get back to doing what I love. #runnerslife#runner
Some days, it’s just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. Two early morning, still half asleep treadmill miles to jump start 🐪 day. (pic was from a couple of weeks ago, before winter decided to show up for the party) Happy Wednesday everyone!
Today’s final right turn on my walk revealed this stunning sunrise over my home. Coffee was waiting for me, but I had to just stand there and drink in nature’s glory as the colors shifted from purple to pink to orange. Shine brightly today, my friends. #motherrunner#bamr#sunrisewalk#nofilter
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My hubby and I ran the @jeffgalloway13.1 Half Marathon this morning in downtown Atlanta. Great course! And very well done race. Hubby stuck with me today and helped push me when I was ready to slow it down. Ended at 2:01 (unofficial) not a Half PR for me but this is the best I've done on any course in hilly downtown Atlanta. Super close to sub 2...next year we'll be back for this race! Great job to the @jeffgallowayolympian team and volunteers. Well done and thanks for today! #runatl#motherrunner#sharethespark
Great morning so far! Drove over to Mt Dora, set up the Strong Finish Run Coaching booth for the post-race party, picked up packet and ran a mile warmup. Goal for today was a comfortable tempo pace about 7:30. Man, Mount Dora has some HILLS!!! Great training for Boston though. I felt good the whole way and I am glad my running fitness is headed back to where it was pre-injury. Nice surprise getting 1st place in my age group today also! Mamabear working on her comeback, y'all! Holla😎✌🏻❤️
I decided to treat myself to some new running sunglasses by @goodr today at @fleetfeetroc as a reward for finishing my 1,000 miles challenge! I also picked up a couple of gels and electrolyte tabs to try on my long runs as I start training for 2018 races!
💙 #best9of2017 💙
2017 was a great year of running for me. 👍
I ran faster than I have in years. I came close to breaking my 11 year old marathon PR with a 3:17 at M2B 🏃🏽♀️ I ran an unofficial half PR with a 1:32 on a training run, but did PR in the half marathon during my full marathon with a 1:33:10. I can’t officially change it on my IG page though. I’m hoping to smash that time in 2018 so I can make it official. 😜
I ran a course PR in Carlsbad and I claimed a 3rd place podium finish at the Red Rock Half! 😜
I won my very first half marathon while running completely alone through the pouring rain at midnight 🕛 in an extraterrestrial 👽 area!
I raced my first 30k trail race and placed 2nd on the podium. This is where I found my new love of trail running. 🌲🌿🐇🐍 Returning to the triathlon after quite some years for a sprint distance event was where I found myself standing on the podium in 🥈 second place. I sure do love that sport, but I’m not ready to commit to the training that’s involved. It was nice to know I could just jump back into it and still place without too much training though. If I ever have any aspirations to do a half ironman again, I will have to commit myself, however. It’s not an easy feat.
Returning to my home state of NY after a 10 year absence was a dream come true as I ran the streets of all 5 boroughs in the NYC marathon. I was undertrained and 💯% prepared to run my first non competitive and enjoyable marathon, all while high fiving as many spectators as possible. Running my WORST time ever allowed me to have the BEST time ever. I highly recommend it. 😘😍 It’s officially “chubby time”. It’s the holidays and the end of the year. I’m relaxing and sleeping in and just spending mornings with my family. I know once January hits, I’ll be that strong willed and fierce competitive runner again, but for now, I hope you all enjoyed my 2017 recap and I wish you all a very happy holiday season with you families.
One of the few gym mirror photos you'll ever see of me 😆 A quick 3 miles early this morning plus weights in our hotel, but now we're back home after a really fun weekend with the family. I'll be headed out to my natural habitat (on the trails) later this afternoon for some extra miles, thank God. The calm, peace & serenity I find there can't be replaced. 🐾🌲❄
You see that face? That’s the face of a PR! I didn’t obsess over my pace and just went by how I felt. And I felt great! 2:05:50!!! Almost 4 mins off my previous half pr!
These young ladies nailed their Christmas program this morning- it is so fun to have a front row seat of their every move. I feel beyond blessed to be on this wild ride called parenthood. While they sang solos and read smoothly, Haryson took cover between my legs, so for that, I am also thankful he didn’t choose to raise my dress in front of the congregation! 😂
Ready to run the 12k's of Christmas - along with many Santas and elves. #christmasrunning
“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control to how you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.”
My last race of the year and my 21st half marathon. This was my PR race when I ran it last year and although I didn’t expect to PR this year, I expected to do well.
I actually felt good the first half of the race, other than some earbud issues and a minor calf pain in my left leg at mile 7, I still expected to get close to my PR. I was planning on pushing thru my plantar fasciitis pain in case that flared up today... but shockingly, my foot was all good. 👍🏼 But something happened at around mile 9 that broke me down to tears by mile 12. I felt my right calf tightened around mile 9.5 and I figured I could stretch it out and changed my stride. Then these sudden spasms hit my right calf which traveled thru my entire leg in such a painful way that scared me. The only way I could describe it was as if a rock was inserted under my calf muscle and rolled to my hamstring then again to my calf then to my quad. I had to stop each time that happened coz it was soooo painful. I knew I could run fast or for very far. I was heartbroken and was mentally distraught. But I knew I had to finish the race... I didn’t drive 75 miles to not finish! So I decided to do quick intervals... run along 25 traffic cones and walk 5, run from one police officer to another, run 2 lamppost and walk one.
It was awful and I was crying in pain at mile 12.5 but I knew the end was near and I just had to push thru. At the finish, my tears went away and all I felt was pride. I stuck with it. I didn’t give up. I felt more pain in those 3 miles that I ever did during my 2 marathons. And I still don’t know what it was which is very frustrating... 😥
If given the choice between a plane ticket, fancy car, or a big house, I’d choose to travel every time ✈️ This morning I set out without a plan and ended up weaving in and out of charming streets lined with stone + brick buildings that date back to the 1700s, climbed up wicked high highs, avoided slipping down snow-covered trails, and did a couple of small circles in front of the house to finish with an even 6 miles. It’s been such a fun weekend, I’m not ready to fly back home tonight! #optoutside#adventure#travel#explore
Strategy Day 5: Don’t Starve Yourself Or Count Calories
Eating too little will not only make your running feel heavy and overtime can disturb your metabolism and hormones that regulate hunger (such as ghrelin and leptin) and send your body into starvation mode. Your body will start clinging to its fat stores, drawing energy from muscle and lean tissues. You’ll be losing the muscle mass that’s essential for keeping your body strong and workouts productive. Muscle mass boosts your metabolism, so over-restricting your calorie intake will actually impair your weight loss.
The opposite is true as well: when you fuel your body with what it needs, it works for you. You are satisfied, your metabolism is boosted, and you lose weight.
So instead of telling you to restrict what you eat and giving you a long list of foods to give up, I want you to start to identify what you are eating and start to choose real food instead. By “real food,” I mean unprocessed or minimally processed foods that either came from a plant or animal such as: vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, meat, chicken, eggs and seafood. To simplify, these are foods that can be found in nature.
We have become so conditioned to count calories, but most of us have not been taught to also be aware of nutrients. As runners, the nutrient content is what matters. Join the rest of the challenge using my profile link and get entered to win the essential oils runners self care kit!!!#runningmoms#fitmom#core#workout#momlife#run#motherrunner#abs#coach#physiotherapy#stronger#faster
So thankful for the amazing weather we had last Sunday for our mommy and my half marathon - a stark contrast to the cold, wet, windy one we had this morning! It could have been the weather, or the festive fun we had last night, but I couldn't bring myself to face the elements outside this morning. Instead I had a 30 minute plyo HIIT sweat-fest in my living room and then hit the treadmill for a four mile speed sesh afterwards. Now I'm showered and fed and have no intentions of getting out of my PJs all day long! Happy Sunday friends!! ✨
5 miles this morning! ❄️I think the older I get, the harder it is for me to deal with the cold. Anyone else? I need to get one of those balaclavas that cover everything but your 👀 eyes 😂. I need to find one that has a hole for a pony tail in the back though 😆. My frozen face left me treadmilling the last 3 🤷♀️. At least I got them in ✅. The road was a lot better for running today. I went without my yaktrax and wore trail shoes and was 👌. At least it was beautiful out there! #winterrunning
My beautiful (big) boy had his tonsils out yesterday. It’s been such a journey getting here. We are all looking forward to the healthy days ahead. Bless him...he was such a star. Now for some love in recovery. 💕❤️#tonsillectomy
Even i have bad streaks, and when i mean bad, i nail it. Everyday is a fresh new start and I am the one that makes the daily decisions. But I can’t beat myself up because I have come a hell of a long way!!! And there is no way I’m stopping! #weightlosstransformation