Look at all these runners!! Had a brilliant time with London City Runners last night. Chilled at the back of the slowest group, I’m in awe of all the super fast runners that were there. I used to find it gutting to see how slow I am compared to others, but these days I just remind myself that the progress I’m making from my old self is what really matters 🏃🏼♀️
D E E P L O V E
Nothing is deeper than love.
Except my squat.
My squat is deeper than any human emotion.
🏋🏼♀️ This picture shows me trying my first pistol squat ever - complete FAIL! 😂
But improving your running performance also means additional training - squats, core strength and working on your bouncing skills.
After 15k with my Run Squad yesterday my plan says 8k today with 5 deeeeeep squats and 3 straight jumps after every kilometer.
I‘ll tell you tomorrow about my sore leg muscles 😅🏃🏼♀️🔥 _____________________________________________
This training cycle is the first time I've actively stuck to following a plan. I figured if I ever want to achieve my goal time, now is the time to work for it. It's been hard to adjust to putting my training above other commitments and I do feel annoyed at myself for letting my cross training slip, although I've been all over the yoga and the stitching. I've also found it hard not to compare myself to other people. Everyone's plan is different and I really don't need to worry if someone is already running 17 miles as their long run, or more miles in this week. This is my plan, my body and I need to do me! After all comparison is the thief of joy. ( 📸 @megansalterr )
You've served me well since 2014, Asics Gel Fuji Attack 2.
I need to retire you and get a new pair for my Petzl night #Trail Run in 3 months' time but I can't afford one now so we're swimming in mud for yet another 17km love.
Sometimes getting a solid run in after a full day of work, a few hours of studying, and even more work...is the hardest thing for me to do. I always want to run, but I always worry about timing with all my other tasks. Despite my doubts, after every run I feel recharged and ready to accomplish my seemingly never-ending do-to list. I heard this quote in a podcast tonight and I want to apply it to every aspect of my life, including those hard runs that seem impossible before they are even started. “How you define hard, is how you are going to experience hard.” I’m the over-thinker, who always needs this reminder. 🙌🏼
Strength training weekly because strength equals speed and the ability to surge and recover while distance running!🏃♀️ Workout 👇
50 push ups
50 squat jumps
1 minute wall sit
1 minute Alternating Lunge jumps
20 Lunge walks (3 Rounds)
Shoulder press (2 kg dumbbells)
Straight boxing with hand weights
20:18:16:14 down to 2 (2 Rounds)
Boxing and sprinting
20 hits 30m sprint
18 hits 30 m sprint
Down to 2 sprinting between each round (2 Rounds)
I would like to admit something. I don't like the winter, it makes me unmotivated to run. There it is. Why do we have to pretend that everything is so good all the time? While some people find things to complain about in everything. How about doing a little bit of both?... trying to keep at least one foot on the good side... CARPE DIEM 💭
45 8875 days ago
A little dangerous out there this morning with the fog but 3 easy miles to start my day off!
2 974 days ago
Sometimes the best way to celebrate is with some miles. Ended an exciting day at work with a second run of the day after the boys went to sleep.
There’s often nothing glamorous with marathon training with a full time job and family. Late night runs on treadmill with day-old makeup on, bags under your eyes and a tired mind. But there’s satisfaction in knowing you are finding a way to chase down all of your goals. Hard work, works. In running and life 💗
2018 is off to an amazing start (will share more details soon)!
6 miles this AM (with a workout) + 5 this evening = solid day of training. #instarunners#run#nofilter#lifeunfiltered#workingmom
67 32906 days ago
Happy Friday!!! I completed my Tempo run early today before work and it felt so good to get my speed back up! I taped my knee with some @kttape plus used my @zensah knee compression sock to make sure I had plenty of support. I was aiming for a 7:30 min/mile average, but I’m happy with my 8:06 pace. Always room to improve 💪🏼Now time to take on the weekend😄😄
4 2914 days ago
This Dopey challenge will forever be my favorite! The whole week was filled with FUN and a lot of running... 48.6 miles of it! I actually went to the parks this time, did the character dining and ate waffles (that was a first) and actually had a great race experience! I can’t express enough how much I really enjoyed this race week! Spending time with friends who really motivate me and inspire me and made me laugh to the finish each day meant everything! Thank you @ivieanne And
@pastrychef_dani for the good times and all the freaking laughs along the way (Dani... you are hilarious)! We got to ride a roller coaster mid marathon, stop at Starbucks at mile 12 and even wait in Epcot with a beer waiting for @a2thej44 to cross the finish line with for his first marathon! Seeing @queenie11078 along the course and stocking me up with licorice and her warm loving hug was one of my favorite moments as well as a big Dad hug from Dani’s Dad... i needed those hugs!! Proud and inspired by all my friends! I might of had my fingers crossed behind my back when I said I wouldn’t do it again... but I’m not sure!!! Love you all... congratulations again and safe travels home...xo #runningwiththeCOOLKIDS#mickeyMOUSE#wdwMARATHON#dopeyCHALLENGE
63 13107:00 PM Jan 8, 2018
Throwback Thursday to the worst of my days in college. MAN! I sure am glad my habits have finally changed. As noted by both outfits - I love to dress up and be the life of the party. I just now know that I can’t put whatever I feel like into my body (crappy food and more drinks than I’d like to admit). My partying days aren’t over, however I now practice moderation. I now watch what I eat almost all of the time, instead of rarely, if ever. As an event planner, my love for partying will never change or go away. However, I know what makes my body feel crappy and I know how to avoid it while still being me and still having fun 🎉
17 2035 days ago
Happy Tuesday! 🙌 It rained like crazy and I had a bit of an off day at work, so I was excited to run off my frustrations when I finally had the chance to get to the gym at 6:00pm. 🏃🏼♀️The plan was to do 6 mile repeats with 400m active recovery, but I cut it to 5 after feeling slightly lightheaded. I figured it would be kind of embarrassing to fly off the treadmill in a crowded gym. 😂I'm still happy with my splits: 6:12, 6:12, 6:09, 6:09, and 6:18, plus a 1 mile warm up and cool down for 8 miles total! 🎊Time to relax this day away and look forward to tomorrow. 🙏🏻 Hope everyone has a great night! ❤️ #run#runner#running#runtoinspire#speedworkout#milerepeats#intervals#speedintervals#marathon#marathonrunner#marathontraining#runhappy#runalways