The face you make when you finish your last repeat and vow to never run another step again ❌ VS (swipe) the face you make when you know that’s a load of BS bc you’re running a 2.5 mile cool down back to your house and you could never stop running bc you love it so much 😂❤️
The workout was on today! I took it to the lake to get it done. I was a little intimidated by this one and it def hurt. But knowing I conquered it feels SO good!
The workout was:
🏃♂️Warmup - 1.5 miles (9:17/mile).
🏃♂️4x1.5 miles at strength pace - 1: 6:52/mile, 2: 6:29/mile, 3: 6:28/mile, 4: 6:25/mile 👊
🏃♂️Cool down - 2.5 miles (9:55/mile)
I started at GMP ish - maybe a tad bit faster - and worked my way down! Ready for a rest day tomorrow 😴
It’s time to get serious about this battle against the black dog.
Bad days are common, albeit too common over the past month or so, but today was different.
Usually I can feel it coming, a darkness, an overwhelming sadness, but today was different.
Half an hour by myself, some music, or some meditation can usually bring me round, but today was different.
Today I lost.
For the first time in quite a while I was unable to steady the ship, to keep out of sight of the black dog, to keep my shit together. There is something therapeutic about just letting it hit you, letting the feelings take over and relinquishing control.
Today I didn’t do that, today I tried to fight and today I lost. —
This weekend I have my first marathon in a couple of months and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Whilst my training has mostly consisted of eating my own body weight in bread and HIIT crying sessions, I’m looking forward to spending some time ‘alone’ on the trails.
It’s gonna suck, but it will also act as a wakeup call to how far behind my fitness is to where it should be.
In two months time I’ll be running 7 marathons in 7 days for mental health awareness week and that is beginning to worry me.
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That finish line goodness! There really is nothing better! Real talk ... the week leading up to the race I was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic cyst on my ovary and was advised by my Dr. not to run. Talk about the worst feeling. I decided last minute to try my best and run. Because, well, I'm just plain stubborn! The more I reflect on that race the harder I am on myself. I kept up with the 1:45 pace group till mile 9 and then it all fell apart. I let my physical pain take over my mental game. All I could think about was how I wasn't going to make it and to just stop running. I lost sight of " run the mile you're in" and Hebrews 12:1. I was so angry with myself. I worked so hard but probably just pushed it too far with my body. Two days later and I still keep replaying those moments in my head and how I could have totally finished with that 1:45 pace group if I would've just focused more. But, there will always be another chance for redemption. For now I'll take my 7 min PR and 1:50 finish proudly. #runlikeagirl
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
~ Lewis Carroll I am reminded that one bad run does not define me as a runner. Rest, rinse, repeat. Today I had no expectations for my lunch time marathon pace run. And because I didn’t put any pressure on myself, had my great friend @yotownc beside me and the sun was shining, I felt like I was flying 🚀 🚀 #run#runch#ocean#beach#california#danapoint#photography#friends#marathontraining#m2b
Didn’t want to study, didn’t want to run. Did both anyway🙅🏼♀️
With finals starting in less then a week, you can find me hiding @ my desk with 100’s of notes in front of me.📚📝Even when I’m cracking down on the books, I still take the time to exercise. Why?🤷🏼♀️Because it helps me concentrate, helps me be able to sit still long enough to study, helps me sleep & honestly makes me not want to throw everything in the air & call it quits🤯. Exercise is what keeps my sanity when things get challenging. Everyone needs their outlet, this is mine🏊🏼♀️🚴🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️🧘🏼♀️🏋🏼♀️
Had to break out the sunglasses for the #firstdayofspring and #CornellGivingDay in Ithaca!
☑️ A beautiful sunny day! ☑️ Days that are getting slightly warmer!
☑️ Days that are light past 6pm!
☑️ 2 feet of snow!... wait.
Just finished a 4x4 interval session, which went really good. Ended the session with a 4km run and turns out I did a PB on my 10km during the session haha. 53:11, pretty happy with that time considering it was an interval session!
I’ll probably go for a 10km Pb later this week or next week, see where I’m at 😊 hope ya’ll are having an amazing morning and an amazing day!! Time for me to enjoy my second breakfast - another smoothie bowl!
🏃 Marathon training is hard... hit my paces ✅ , marathon pace felt comfortable ✅, whole run felt tired ✅, hotter than I anticipated (took off my arm sleeves mid run ✅, underfueled ✅, tired AF after ✅.... successful run, none the less •• ••
3 x 2 mi @ GMP(kinda fast-ish) with 1 mile between sets... my sets had everything from up, down, flattish... 7:01, 6:58 ✅
Check out my story, if your an elevation junky... 🤦🏽♀️😬😭
7 years ago today I was 41+ weeks pregnant, the day before i was scheduled for my induction. Had my last OB appt and nothing had changed, dilated 2cm and fully effaced. Had been like that for 5 weeks and my lil girl was snug as a bug... we were all packed and anxiously anticipating her arrival. I would walk (waddle) into the hospital at 7:00 am on Feb. 19, 2011...with my bag in tow, never once feeling a contraction and ready to meet my lil love 💗🌸🎀💕... to be continued.... By @runrunrae
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