My people... My tribe...My heartbeat! There was a time when I was upset that God gave me zero girls... but looking back... I am so grateful he gave me these amazing strong boys... each one is extremely different but they love their momma... they are so protective of me as I am with them... our family bond is so strong... it’s unbreakable... we have each other and that’s really all we need! I am thankful for each and every one of them... even on the days I want to punch them in the face... I’m the fun parent 99.9% of the time... the joke is... if I get upset... you better run and you better run faster than me... we keep it real up in here...it’s true... we’re not perfect... but we’re perfect for each other! HAPPY THANKSGIVING from our family to yours! #oolaFAMILY
#throwbackthursday to training in the Isle of Man when I went to watch the TT
I immediately looked at the photo and wished I still looked like that.
Then I remembered how I felt during that week.
Being lean is great and overall I loved the prep life, but I’m enjoying being able to go out and not feel physically exhausted 24/7 for a while
Three years ago we ran our first 5k as a family with 9 month old Jules. We use Thanksgiving as the day to run a race together.
3 years ago Nathan was entirely humoring me. Three years later and we’re in matching Team RUN816 singlets. I’m excited for the year Jules runs next to us (maybe next 😊). I also love how as we’ve become more embedded in the running community, we know more and more people there running Thanksgiving morning. ❤️
So many things to be thankful for. My health, my friendships, my family, a fabulous community and a kick @$$ friend that placed first in her age group and shows you what is possible (@cbcroff) #happythanksgiving
Thankful. Grateful. Blessed. Happy Thanksgiving to you all... @runtofeedthehungry is always one of my favorite local races... with over 29,000 runners... making it the largest Thanksgiving Day Run... one of my favorite things about this race is that it’s the only race I have run that starts off in prayer... it’s incredibly awesome! Started my day with a quick Fasted 10k.... this morning...FEAST MODE and now I’m feeling pretty HANGRY! That race went faster than I anticipated which always makes me happy... the energy of the crowds and runners and my epic playlist had me flying to the finish! Wishing you all a blessed day... I’m making a super healthy Thanksgiving Day Dinner.... I know....ewwww... xo #runningwiththeCOOLKIDS#streakingwiththeCOOLKIDS#runtofeedtheHUNGRY
What am I thankful for this year?
I’m thankful for the hardships and struggles I’ve endured. They teach me to get back on my feet and rise above my insecurities. Without them, how else would I grow and learn?
I’m thankful for my #rundisney family. Thankful to have met the @nostringsrunning, @rvmrvnnxrs, @werunsocial, and @sparkleathletic teams where I’ve made incredible friendships and met so many inspirational people.
I’d specifically love to thank @theocstylist for giving me this awesome idea to put a bandaid on my Avengers half medal, which I wasn’t able to earn due to an injury. Maybe someday I’ll be able to run the 13.1 on my own and remove the bandaid!
Thanks to all of you who have supported me on my journey. It’s far from over and I can’t wait to see where it takes me next.
I was 100% sure Kate would be held by someone before she crossed the finish line. She did ask to be held, but her running crew told her to be strong....and she ran the entire 1k. So proud of my little girl!! #turkeytrot#irunthisbody#teamsparkle
So incredibly thankful for our community. The selflessness of the people in this group is incredible; small things or big. Sometimes it’s as simple as helping motivate a friend to finish up a set of sit-ups. Other times it’s sitting down on the trail to wait with an overheated runner, essentially destroying your own race. I could name so many times I’ve seen things like that in the Mud Babes. Thanks for breathing life into this community.
This has not been my year running wise. Started the year with a rough marathon and never quite shook it from there. Some of my slowest race times ever ensued, as I struggled to figure out what's wrong. Then a sore knee became a major issue in Chicago and I needed to take a step back. I found an amazing PT and have hooked up with a great coach, and I'm slowly coming back. 38:34 for an 8k may not seem like much, but it ties my best 5k pace of the year and proves I'm coming back stronger and more confident. About a month and a half to my next marathon, then I'm looking forward to returning to shorter distance for awhile. Looking to keep improving from here! #buffaloturkeytrot#7run6#turkeytrot#runnersofinsta#teacherswhorun#wdwmarathon#rundisney#nextlevelrunning#teamsparkle#keepittight
We were in the car over night and for over 10 hours. After relaxing for a little bit I got ready to do my Dopey training run. This weekend is a mock Dopey so it will be 4 days of lots of miles. Today is 45 minutes so I set my intervals and timer. I’m so shocked and happy that I had over 4 miles and fastest 5k time in a very long time!! Now to relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with the family!! #dopeychallenge#teamsparkle#beawesome#rundisney#garminforerunner235#werunsocial
I’ve been going to @otfchinohills for 10 months now and I’ve never had Coach Trent *gasp* 😱 Well today was the day I was finally able to try out his class, and I have to say it was a f*cking awesome one!! 3G and 3-partner workout to start off my Thanksgiving Day 🏃🏽♀️🚣🏽♀️🏋🏽♀️ Thanks @coachtrentpopeye for the pre-gluttony workout! 🦃🥧🍷 #itwillbefuntheysaid#OTF#orangetheoryfitness#thanksgiving2017
Sometimes your only goals are to not to die, not to hack up a lung, and not to walk. After finding out I️ had a respiratory I️ friction I️ knew today’s 5k would not be a PR, but a please don’t die or hack up a lung 5k! But, I️ had fun enjoying my morning of running with @witchick before the eating games begin. Here’s to lots of red Chile and turkey! Happy thanksgiving!! #turkeytrot#thanksgiving#5k