• Love Hard
• Dream Big
• Take Chances
• Run like hell
Today’s workout called for 4 easy miles (dreadmill) with 4x20 second strides. I followed that up with a good old fashioned ab workout. #26point2training
FINISHER 👊🏻 A word that never tasted so sweet. There were times during the marathon that I questioned if I would be able to finish. I felt so strong and relaxed during the majority of the race. I had a solid plan that I was confident I could achieve. My main goal was to finish but I had also worked extremely hard to make the 8:00/mi pace (3:30finish time) comfortable and my dream was to qualify for Boston on my first marathon. 💙💛🦄
💥Game Plan- 8:00-8:05 pace the first 10k then 7:50’s until the half then gauge how I’m feeling and push into the 7:40’s then finish the last 4-6 miles as fast as I had left. 👊🏻💥
I knew from my long runs that this was doable if I worked for it, but still I had a huge fear of the distance. The marathon is a distance to respect. And I now have a much deeper respect for anyone who has attempted it and finished it. Soo many things can go wrong in that amount of time you are running. Cramps, dehydration, fueling issues, hitting the wall, crashing... and more. For me, my legs felt great up until the last few miles (dead legs is a thing and OMG my quads were, and still are, on fire 🔥) but after mile 15, I started having GI issues and made the decision not to take any more GU or water for the rest of the race. On my last long run I didn’t use any fuel or water so I was praying that my body could make it to the end. At mile 15 I saw my family (2nd video) and still felt like I had just started running. The next few miles I felt great but started worrying about the fueling issues so I made the decision to keep the pace consistent instead of trying to push it. Things got HARD the last 4-5 Miles. My legs felt so heavy and hurt like they never had before. But I was so close- I did some quick math and knew that even if I slowed down slightly I could still reach the goal I spent so many hours, days and months working towards. I also had friends at mile 23 (perfect spot to have support at!!!) and my family was at the finish. I started praying, thought of my Dad and his advice and encouragement, and counted songs to get to the finish. “2 songs per mile” “just keep moving” “you got this” I felt like I was running SO SLOW (cont. in comments)
Yep I use containers to measure and balance my food. The food my husband and I plan together👫
I eat every 2-3 hours and I still get results.
I’m not ON a diet. That implies I’m someday getting OFF. I ain’t getting off this healthy lifestyle🙏🏻 My relationship with food is better than ever. I chew my food slower. I taste my food more👅
I GET to eat nutritious food and it tastes good too. I’m not eliminating whole food groups. I’m not punishing myself.
This is what it looks like to feed your body. Fuel your body. Thank your capsule of life for keeping you alive and breathing.
I’m about to become obsessed with being the best version of me. An obsession that is long overdue💚
What’s your healthy obsession?