I’ve been running every morning all winter. This morning wasn’t the coldest or the iciest or the windiest or the snowiest, but it was still amazing. Part of the madness of my disease and certainly of my recovery is pushing myself to work through tough situations. Sometimes that means running in the dark in 4 degree weather. Sometimes that means swallowing my pride. Sometimes it means staying humble. Sometimes it means treating everyone in my life with respect and kindness. A lot of times it means not letting fear drive my day. Anyway, I’m super grateful to be clean today. I’m super grateful for all the people I love. I’m super grateful for forgiveness and 4 degree mornings. #running#runnersofinstagram#recovery#honestyopenmindednesswillingness#gratitude#recoveryisworthit
The road closure signs are up for my next race, the Ferriby 10 mile.
I marshalled last year as it’s organised by my club, but I’m looking forward to running it this year
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Hello again, I've been cooking up Hello Fresh boxes and just wanted to report that they are penggg. Had a Caribbean beef chili with coconut rice the other day + used leftovers for lunch yesterday and put it in a wrap for lunch today as a sort of burrito. Brillianté ;) Training is going well, legs feeling mighty dead this morning though on my 40' steady grass. Tempted to tempo tonight with the club but coach said to just do grass today and hold out as I'm racing on Saturday. In a few posts I'll talk about whether I eat meat etc because I've been vegetarian before, and now eat meat occasionally but don't really enjoy it, and try to have a few meals a week of animal protein just to meet my needs. Putting my body first this year. Please! #strongerin2018
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TODAY marks the ONE YEAR anniversary of the powerful 💪🏽, inspiring 🌟 @run4allwomen 252-mile run 🏃🏾♀️ from Harlem to DC for the Women’s March! Join us for 4 miles tonight at 6pm at the @princetonrunco to celebrate 🎉 and learn more about how you can get involved in the amazing work of Run4allwomen in 2018! ✊🏽👟✊🏽👟✊🏽👟✊🏽👟✊🏽👟
Can’t join us in person? Join us virtually for 4 miles anywhere, anytime today and tag #run4allwomen to show your solidarity! #run#runner#standwithpp#runstreak day 425 #runnersofinstagram#resist
Rest and recovery from yesterday did my body well. Switched workout days and did 12x400s on the roads averaging 88 seconds. Felt good. No matter the workout, I'm the same runner as yesterday and same runner as tomorrow.
This week has been difficult, nutrition and fitness wise.
For whatever reason, I’m constantly hungry. Making the right food choices but the cravings for something salty and something fried is hitting me HARD! To top it all off I haven’t been, what I would consider, very successful in the gym. Spent the entire week attempting to run a 5k on the treadmill which eventually dwindled down to 2miles then 1.5. It’s Thursday and I can’t say with much confidence that I’ve hit the 3mile mark for the entire week 🤦🏽♀️
Feeling frustrated and defeated. I was going to skip the workout this morning and report straight to the office. Drown myself in work AS USUAL. But speaking while with my dad this morning the negative energy was switched into motivation. Motivation to continue working on me and MY GOALS! I stopped saying tomorrow, hit the gym and probably had the best workout I’ve had in weeks. Of course the workout couldn’t be complete without dealing with office drama and an emergency call at 8a but I felt GREAT!! I killed the 3/4 miles I was able to run with great ease!
I feel as if I can conquer the day without the glooming cloud I’ve had all week. Approaching the day with an open heart and open mind, whatever can get done will get done with 110% effort and that will suffice as a productive day.
Remember why you’re doing this. Tear down the walls, jump over the hurdles, and stay true to yourself. Don’t let what you can’t control overtake you and affect your mood. Your better than that!
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#StarsJourneytoBoston I’ve realized that running the Boston Marathon means much more for me than racing and having a great performance. As I prepare for it, it’s become a personal mission to get there healthy (mind, body, spirit) because it’s everything that being in eating disorder recovery told me that I could have and much more✨✨✨.
People always ask me what I think about when I’m deep into mile 15 going on 20 and honestly I think about all the suffering I went through, all the times I was alone and stuck in my head, teammates and people who helped me along the way, how my family had to see it from a distance, and how badly I want to finish just so I can have one more last say that I’ve conquered the ED for good. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all this alongside running is that the body achieves what the mind truly believes. #giftedbyadidas#adidasrunning#roadtoboston 📸:@fredis_b
Tough workout on the track tonight! 🏃🏻♀️ We did w/u, 800 x 8 with 400 recovery, then cool down. I didn’t quite hit all of my targeted paces but I gave it all I had! Didn’t help that I took the first one way too fast. 🙈 My watch shows total including warm up and cool down.
#snowday today!! This is rare for Houston but the second time this season! When it snows in Houston offices and schools close! Ha ha! It’s been a cozy day at home with my mini and I just finished my workout on the treadmill 🙌 Now it’s time for #candyland and hot chocolate! Speaking of hot chocolate...12 days until the @hotchocolate15k
Finish line feels of first stroller half marathon vs. my most recent stroller half marathon. So much had changed in those three short years - I got myself a handsome hubby, an amazing daughter, a sparkly new @bobgearus stroller, a shiny new PR, and good 5 pounds of hard earned muscle. A few things remain the same though - my BIG love for my life, my family and for this sport that has literally changed my life, and the raw and real overwhelming emotion of sharing those 13.1 miles with my children - there is nothing quite like it. ✨