New week. New mindset. Totes over my pity party from Saturday and am feeling positive 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 This year I have exceeded my expectations: sub 5 hour 50km 4:49 ✔️ sub 4 hour marathon 3:52 ✔️ Run around a track for 12 hours and didn’t die ✔️ I don’t know why I’m suddenly stressing about 6 Inch when it’s my celebratory run 🎉🎉🎉 I thought my training had been diabolical so far but the only thing I’ve missed is a couple of long runs 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ my focus is ADU 50km and if I take that into consideration I’m actually doing okay 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️ So from now on no more whingeing 😎😎😎 Happy Monday!
Quietly in her own world, @the.sophia.gonzalez started putting together Christmas Care Packages for the homeless on Christmas day. Each year since she started, she continued to increase in the amount she was able to give. Last year, with the ladies of @beefit1 and @love_the_journey_workshops they were able to raise 250 Christmas Care Packages ❤️ This year, Sophia wanted to contribute to the benefit of Women Empowerment by donating to Elizabeth House; a safe haven for battered women, including those who are pregnant. Thank you for the vision! We are privledged to help ❤️❤️❤️ #RuntheWorld#ThanktheWorld
📙📘Story Time📙📘 @run816 and @saucony in the clutch!
Last month Run816 had this awesome raffle for this awesome hat for this awesome guy that donated an organ that works at the store (and is a runner, duh). You could by entries by silent auction ($25, $27, $29, etc...), or just purchase the hat outright for $100.
The hat was a @bocogear @saucony mashup. Basically the best of both worlds. I walked in to bid on the hat, and I hoped the little Irish in me would pay off.
I found out the next person to bid on the hat bought it outright for $100. Pumped (for the raffle) and bummed (about my luck) I went on with life until this week.
Stopping by Run816 I found Kerry; our amazing @saucony area representative. Humorously, I told her about my dramatic results with that hat.
Kerry stepped outside of the shop.
Kerry stepped right back in with the final BOCO Saucony mashup hat in the Kansas City area.
Point behind this?
A. Saucony, someday sponsor me
B. BOCO, stop making amazing hats (...think of my wallet...) C. The running community; personal and business, for the non-professional runner is truly amazing and does an amazing job building connections between dreams and reality.
Você sabia que as mulheres representam 52,2% dos empreendedores do país? E a Intense faz parte desse número. Mesmo assim no mercado de trabalho, as mulheres enfrentam dificuldades como desemprego - onde representam 56,9% dos desempregados do país-- e desigualdade de salários em comparação com homens - onde elas recebem o equivalente a 73,5% dos salarios deles? A Intense e suas fundadoras são grandes apoiadoras do empreendedorismo feminino e a igualdade de gênero. We Can Do it #GirlPower#RunTheWorld#EmpreendedorismoFeminino#BusinessWomen#WeCanDoIt
✨when your fastest mile is your last mile.🙌✨ 5 mile run, average pace 8:22.✔️🏃♀️
off to surprise my cowboy with a mini vacay to Winthrop, WA for a country western family trip (next spring), plus heading down to Centralia outlets to let him pick out some new cowboy gear. Yee-haw!!🤠
👟 Half marathon of Boulogne Billancourt 🇫🇷
➿A little city break in Paris to support and run with my friend @fitness_meressep who has ran her first half marathon... and you know what?? She did it and under the 2 hours. So proud of her... And for me it was my last long run training before the marathon of La Rochelle ,next weekend ➿
📸 by @escape_with_kewin 😉
Everything I am and everything I have I owe to this unstoppable and incredible woman. The everlasting bond between a mother and her daughter is undeniable, but ours is so much more than that. She is my loudest cheerleader, my strongest support beam, my unbreakable shelter, my everything. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t shower me with love, selflessness and unadulterated joy. Thanking every god there ever is or was that you were brought into this world 55 years ago today because your life is a gift worth celebrating every day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMACITA. Missing you more than ever, we have a lot of running to catch up on when I’m home. 😜❤️