"I'm in a glass case of emotion!" Today I was able to get off "bed rest" which I talked my doctor down to 2 days from 7 😂.. Basically she said increase activity as you feel able, then proceeded to yell at my husband that she had just given me a "death sentence" as a runner and not to let me run. Good grief. 😂
I am happy to report that I walked on my treadmill for 30 minutes followed by my at home back stretches. I won't lie - I turned up the speed to see what I can handle and I won't make that mistake again. It's very difficult for me to sit around and do nothing. My stubbornness alone causes me to be a pain in the ass and not listen to anyone. However, THIS time, I can't physically ignore the doctors. Now I know. 😂 It did feel REALLY good to walk for a bit after laying on the couch for 2 days.
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Hello to all River Ramble runners and walkers and, well, everyone else for that matter! The River Ramble hoodies and long sleeve tees are up for grabs here at the store! We have various sizes, small, medium, large, and extra-large. I know I’m not alone when I say that this hoodie, is my go-to. For EVERYTHING. Come on down, check out our inventory. Shirts are $5, past year hoodies are $10, 2017 hoodie and zip hoodie are $15. Cash only please!
Maybe just one Sunday Runday post? 😂
Have you ever had the feeling you're right where you're supposed to be? My run this morning was such a perfect metaphor for my life right now. Foggy and uncertain. So how can something so foggy provide so much clarity? I don't know. Running is funny that way.
I've been losing my mind and having nightmares about houses. 😂 But today we officially go look at one of our favorite homes since we started looking. And it's like it's sitting there waiting for us.. Do I sound crazy yet? I hope whatever you do in life, running or not, you experience these kinds of moments. They are truly amazing.
Merry Christmas from my neck of the woods! What a beautiful run this morning before the kids were up. It was 8 degrees when I left the house! ❄⛄ But now that I got my good run in, I'm totally prepared for the next two days! I hope you all have a happy holiday!
If you want it bad enough, you will find the motivation! Brewer wasn't having his best day today. He hardly ever takes naps during the day, but fussed and cried all morning until he finally fell asleep in my arms. There were peaks of happiness, but it was mostly all day soothing and sleeping and not much time off the couch. As nice as it was having a lazy day snuggling and watching Hallmark 😉😉 (I really did love the Brew snuggles 😍), I found myself getting irritable by the end of the day. We are not used to these types of days cause we are usually out and about 😊 By the time Marcus got home, I was unmotivated to run. It was dark, I was tired from sitting so much and my hamstrings felt tight from the last couple runs. Thank goodness for an amazing daddy and husband! Marcus could tell I needed to get out, so insisted to watch Brew so I could. I couldn't pass it up because I wanted the mileage for the December 100, but more importantly, needed fresh air for my mental health 😉 Soooo, even though it was tough to get out the door, I started feeling better the longer I was out there. 4.15 easy miles later and it's like I'm a new person (and Brew is doing better too😉). Oh- and yay for a new head lamp... This is a ZILLION times better than lugging around that 400 pound flashlight 😂😂
42.15/100 Dec miles. #MondayMotivation#OutsideIsFree#DreamBigDoBig#SoulRunners#Goals#runninghoppy#momsontherun#motherrunner#runfast#runhard#runfar#december100#run#runner#runnermom#running#runlife#instarunners#thankful#happy#runhappy#mom#newmom#12weekspostpartum#mum#fitmom#readysetrun#letsgo
12 weeks since I had a baby (happy 12 weeks Brew 😚) and that was the LONGEST and HARDEST run I've done in a long time!!! There is a new fire ignited in this mama and I'm ready to bringggggg itttttt 🔥⚡✊ •••
I have all the right ingredients to hit my goals this year (the heart, the motivation and the history), I just need to make something of them now! Did you know I was the fastest kid in my class growing up (until HS 😜 The boys started catching me then 😅)? I was also the 8th grade district champion for xcountry and in HS I could run the 1600 in 5:30. I'm not trying to toot my own horn, but just share my motivation for running used to be about winning. It wasn't until college I found a new love for running... A switch up from speed, I fell in love with the experience of it. Well, now I'm on the hunt to find a balance in both cause in 2018, I'm determined to try & qualify for Boston... I also want to run a 6 min. mile again 👊😘 It's going to take hard work and I know it will be a journey, but I'm going to throw myself out there and go for it! Eugene marathon is end of April and that will be my first shot 😊😊😊
Today I set out to get in some distance for my December 100, but decided to throw a fun spin on it and also run as fast as I could. I wanted to see where I'm at! I did a 3.3 mile loop by my house twice (6.6 miles total). First loop I averaged 7:50 min/mile and the second loop I averaged 8:08 min/mile! That's BIG progress!!! There were some hills in that loop! I forgot what it felt like to push it so hard 😉 As hard as it was, it felt soooo good... A goodness I haven't felt in a long time (def. never ran that hard while pregnant). Ready to see where these feels take me :) here we go! 33/100 Dec miles. #MotivatedMama#RunHard#RunFast#DreamBig#Goals#runninghoppy#momsontherun#motherrunner#december100#run#runner#runnermom#running#runlife#instarunners#thankful#happy#runhappy#mom#newmom#12weekspostpartum#mum#fitmom#readysetrun#letsgo
#LightTheWorld Day 13: "All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do you even do to them" Matthew 7:12. Bode's favorite service thus far was doorbell ditching the neighbors so he got to do it again for a Secret Santa gift to one of Dirks coworkers! Service done in secret is typically the most fun! #readysetrun#makeitfun
I don't always win stuff, but when I do, it's stuff like this perfectly adorable running girl necklace from @ideclarecharms! You have to check them out! They have the cutest stuff and it's all made locally in Idaho! I can't tell you how excited I am about this necklace! Merry Christmas to me! 🎅🎄🏃
Run selfie, just in case you guys forgot what I look like! 😂
It was such a peaceful 4 mile run this morning before the sun! Christmas lights everywhere and I ran in the middle of the road most of the time which is my favorite for some reason. 🏃
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I know it sounds crazy, but I love running up hill. It's made me a stronger and faster runner. And in the cold months, I like to challenge myself more because it's harder to stay motivated without sunshine and green trees. So run up hill! You'll feel like a badass...a cold one.
I don't know if I'm more excited for the food tomorrow or the Struttin' for Stuffin' 10k!