Can’t express how much I loved the @runthroughuk Greenwich Park 5k yesterday. Even though they did cut my feet off the pic where I’m sure I had flying feet😆.
I wish I’d have been able to run the 10k but my ankle did save me from having to do the hill three times!!.
Last race of the year done & I can’t wait to see what next year brings!
3 278 minutes ago
One of our happy runners from this Fall’s Marathon Training Program. •
Bing had an 11 minute PR in the half marathon, placed in the top 10 at the Baker’s Revenge and ran every step of his first marathon and still felt good the next day! He said, “Don't be afraid to signup even if you know you'll miss some of the group training runs due to work or vacation or other reasons. The benefit of the group is that it will hold you accountable and make your running goals seem much more do-able. The shared encouragement and knowledge is incredible!” #vdot#fueledbydoughnuts
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Happy Medal Monday! This race was hard. I earned that finish line and that medal. My goal was to break 1:43:00, but there were so many times I almost gave up. The course was hillier than I remember, and it was so cold. But then the unthinkable happened, my watch suddenly died before mile 3. I thought it had plenty of charge, but there was nothing I could do at that point but run and try to keep pace off the watch on my Fitbit. With these less than ideal circumstances, I felt defeated before I even made to the 10k point. Needless to say, I had to dig deep to finish this race. For most of the race, I had given up on my time goal and just wanted to finish. But slowly as the miles ticked by, I started to realize I might still be able to make my goal after all. I couldn’t believe it, I really didn’t think it was possible. So, I just kept putting on foot in front of another knowing each step was getting me closer to the finish. When I saw the clock, I was amazed and so glad that I didn’t given in. Although this race was tough physically, it really was more of a mental battle. The mental aspect of running often gets over looked, but staying strong mentally is just as important as staying strong physically if you want to reach your goals. Crossing the finish and reaching my goal was so much sweeter when I look back at how tough of a day this was for me and how hard I had to work to earn this final medal of 2017 🎉🎉🎉. *
Side note- 3rd place in my age group and 44/ 959 overall 🎉 *
Just interrupting your day to send out a quick shoutout to all the lunch runners. Day 26/40 of the @runnersworldmag Run Streak! Tunes provided by @weavrun for a light jog outside the office. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
O 235o atleta a cortar a meta da El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa (com base na classificação oficial) tem brinde... e não é um bolo-rei!
A @garmin oferece um relógio com GPS e pulsímetro integrado Forerunner 235!
Hey guys! I just wanted to share an update since I've been missing on here for the last week or so. Unfortunately I came down with what I can only believe has been the flu, with a fever, full body muscle pain, a cough, and fatigue for the last five days or so. Definitely not ideal when I'm running a marathon the first week of January. I was hoping to get a last long run in this past week but that clearly couldn't happen so I'm forced to just wait it out and see how things go once I'm feeling better. Today my fever seems to be gone without medicine so I'm hopeful that's a step in the right direction. The marathon will be interesting for sure 😂 #FingersCrossed 🤞🏻
Even though I wasn’t on the treadmill I was so so happy to be back in the gym this morning! The marathon as heartbreaking as it was did teach me some very valuable lessons starting with I am very weak in my glutes, hips, and core. Today I did my first strength work out targeting those areas. I’ve never been good at staying consistent with strength but I’ve reached a point where it has become a NECESSITY if I want to get to that next level. Especially after having Easton. Still no running but it did feel good to break a sweat and put my body to work this morning! Started out with simple moves to target each area. Slowly but surely this body will come back even stronger💪
Yoga at 6:30 and ran 5 easy miles after! 🏃🏻♀️ one of my goals for this training cycle is to actually keep my easy runs easy 🙈 Feeling good but trying not to push things too much yet post marathon!
Adding miles to my tempo runs and I’m working my butt off to keep that pace 👊🏼 my consistency surprised me today... it must have been the cold weather or maybe I’m actually improving 🤷🏻♀️
3mi up + 9mi tempo + 1mi down = 13 Wednesday miles 🏃🏻♀️ #workoutwednesday
61 15764 days ago
“The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.”
I remind myself of this every time the running gets tough 👌🏼
26 11365 days ago
Over the years, I've employed many tried & tested parental tactics to reduce the amount of time my girls spend doing very convincing impressions of sofa cushions & to be more helpful - star charts, money pots, ranking schemes & good old fashions empty threats to remove a prized USB connected objects from their possession, but they never seem to work. So over the last week, I've worked with @GarminUK to test out their new vivofit jr 2 @DisneyUK watches which harnesses one of the most powerful forces known to man in order to get them moving - sibling rivalry (after all no one likes to be beaten by their little sister) The house is now a make shift stadium for the junior Olympics with events that range from 'who can clean their room the quickest' to 'who can sleep the most', the results of which are all logged on my phone I know the scores - For each job they earn points & you know what points mean - that's right, prizes! I've even got my self involved in the daily step count rankings where I crush my competition - I really should let them win sometimes, but where's the fun in that! #competitivedad#siblingrivalryisthebest # #beatyesterday#garmin#fatherofdaughters#fod#ad#instadad#dadlife
Another beautiful day here in the Sunshine State😎 It was about 60° when I got started, and I have to admit I was actually a little cold at first wishing I had worn long sleeves😂
I have been really enjoying all these easy runs, but I must say I do miss the structure of training and I'm eager to get back at it. My next marathon is in May and I've got a few shorter races planned for March and April, so I'll get rolling after the holidays. For now, I'm using this time to recover from my back to back marathons this Fall, work on my form, and build strength 💪🏃