Sometimes you just have to bribe yourself to get started 🍫 Today went like this. It was an absolutely gorgeous day here. I was dying for a run outside, but only had the treadmill option. It was hard to get motivated to run on it when the weather was perfection even though it is in my garage and I could feel the fresh air. I decided I would go run after I started the soup I was making for dinner. Then I decided I’d go run after I finished unpacking everybody from the trip. Then I decided I’d go run after I folded 5 loads of laundry. Then I decided I’d go run after my little one went down for a nap. Well, I fell asleep too. I woke up and realized I only had about an hour and 15 minutes before I had to go pick up kids at school. I had a snickers in my purse and told myself I could eat it after I ran. I ran 6 easy, but hard because I wanted to be running outside not on treadmill. When I finished, I didn’t want the snickers anymore, I wanted to workout more! So, I picked up kids then hit the weights. I did 50 hang cleans(55 #), 50 hanging knee raises, 50 push-ups, 50 alternating dumbbell snatches(30 #) and 50 push press(55 #). So, the moral of the story is, do whatever you have to do to get started! That first step is often the hardest! Happy Tuesday! .
Lovely run on this First Day of Spring! 🌷🌼🌷Although I do dispute the fact they moved the date back a day. My birthday is tomorrow, and it was always the first day of Spring. 😍 I loved that! I still say it’s March 21st 😂 #springrun
WEEK • 8 • T R A C K • DATE🏃🏾♀️
my heart is SO happy!💞
my 5k & 10k paces are becoming clockwork for my legs — tired or not, they’re still bringin’ that speed — YAS!😈
round and round the oval office talking myself through every step and every lap.🔁
mental toughness on point!👌🏽
11 miles total for the day! BOOYAH!🎉
Yeaaa baby long run Tuesday on the first day of SPRING!!! I’ll say this again like I have before but I feel so accomplished by getting in a long run in the beginning of the week!!! It seriously makes me feel legit and wanting to get after it for the remaining of the week. Everyone living in the south can attest for the nasty humidity and rain.....but that wasn’t stopping this girl! When your schedule your long run on a certain day, you always make sure to make it happen. Runner’s life, right?
Today’s goal was to start out the first half comfortable and the second half incorporating speed by alternating pace ranges. I was pretty exhausted by the end but so happy I got it done.
Saturday will always be my ritual long run, but I have been really enjoying incorporating another long run in the beginning of the week.
When do you like to incorporate your long run(s)? .
1:38:31 || 12 Miles || 8:12 Pace
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🎵 Don’t tell me what you think I can be. I’m the one at the sail, I’m the master of my sea. -Imagine Dragons.
Just a reminder in case you needed one. You are the master of your sail.
Recovery week has been dreamy as I get ready for the Grand Canyon this weekend. 4 easy paced evening sunset miles while listening to a history podcast was perfection. Random fact- I’m a major history nerd. Any other history fans in the house? I fly to Arizona in 2 days!! I just need a personal assistant to help me get ready in time 😂😬. Happy Tuesday friends. #dreamreallyfreakingbig
Sometimes the line between pushing ourselves, and just having fun, feels very distinct.
Like it can only be one or the other.
Like there's no middle ground.
How can the grind that it takes to get stronger possibly be enjoyable?
Well, this is your reminder. And my reminder,
that the line can blur. One side can meld into the other.
And they can become so intertwined that the line becomes an abstract, convoluted smear.
Our passion and our pain, our laughter and our tears
are undeniably linked, and dancing together on the path to improvement.
Pursue greatness. Always.
But just don't forget to have some fun along the way. #keepsmiling .
Running into spring like 🏃🏼♀️🤗
P.S. - it’s snowing back home. 🤦🏼♀️
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A gorgeous evening for a run with Shannon and Jonny! My ankle is still giving me some grief, more so walking after the run. I’m hoping for answers or a fix asap so I can keep training #runner#runtraining#ultratraining#runhappy