Good Morning! ❄. ❄. Could be Advertisement / Könnte Werbung sein. ( Uhr wurde freundlicherweise von Polar zur Verfügung gestellt) . . 🇬🇧🏃🏼♀️I wanted to run a 35 K #longrun yesterday. The weather was great and the sun was shining. Unfortunately a recognized stomach pain at K 20 which didn't get better. So I went home, a lot slower during the last 10 K due to stopping every 2 K. 😒 I'm fine with it (after being a little bit disappointed), I'm healthy, but I really don't see any sense in running with this kind of pain. 😖 So I couldn't take any great pictures of the scenery yesterday... but I'm leaving for a 17 K run now. And I'll definitely take some pictures 😁. See you later👍 . . 🇩🇪🏃🏼♀️Guten Morgen! Mein Kaffee, mein Keks, mein Cardio Load 😂. Ich wollte gestern eigentlich 35 Km laufen. Leider habe ich bei Km 20 Bauchweh bekommen, was leider auch nicht besser wurde😖. Also bin ich mit einigen Pausen heim gelaufen. Sehr schade, denn das Wetter und die Beine waren perfekt. Aber ich sehe keinen Sinn darin, mit der Art von Schmerzen zu laufen. 😒 Also konnte ich leider auch keine Bilder gestern machen. Aber dafür mache ich mich gleich auf den Weg zu einem sonnigen, hügeligen 17 Km Lauf im Erzgebirge. Also: bis gleich 😊 . . #polarcommunitytest #polarvantagev #recovery #butfirstcoffee #coffee #cookies #runnersofinstagram #running4real #healthy #goodmorning #furtherfasterstronger #marathontraining #makesmebetter
What a feeling! . I have won quite a few races over the years, but this was BY FAR the best win EVER. @disney you truly have the ability to bring (happy) tears to my eyes over and over again. . Will update more later... . For now, write it on your bucket list to do a @rundisney event, it truly is just magic. . 📸 @waltdisneyworld
Pretty much sums up my thoughts from my run today 🔥 Bailey woke up at 4am again, so I fed her, and she played for an hour (Steve got up this time) before falling asleep again. I had to wait till after the next feed (the breastfeeding mama game), which meant getting out around 8...where the sun was already beating down on my head. Felt good at the start (key word here being START!), so ran a little faster...which came to bite me as the heat continued to rise. About 20 mins to go, Pandora had an ad where they talked about fresh oranges and fresh berries. I wanted to cry for a second there, a cold juice sounded like the best thing ever. Made it just over 12 miles and regrouped with Steve and my babe who had been on their own run. Then proceeded to gulp down two glasses of squash (brought back here from 🇬🇧) and lay on the floor 😵
To all my friends who are injured, on the road back to running after a race, taking time off, downtime, or any other reason you might not be running much (if at all), right now it might seem like FOREVER. That you will never be back, to fitness, to racing, to loving it again, it might not seem like it now, but time passes SO FAST. Just try as hard as you can to be patient and let your path unfold. . It has been TWO YEARS since I last raced a marathon, two years since my last race as an elite, but when I think of those two years. I don’t think about how slow the time passed. I think about how quickly it went by, I think about all that has happened, how my eyes have opened up to new and wonderful things they never would have without that time away from the sport. (Let alone the most beautiful little girl I am so lucky to be able to call a daughter!!) . It may seem like you will never be the same, and in all reality, you won’t. You will be better. You will be stronger, and hopefully, you will be happier. . I think my face in the second photo proves that it is possible. . I took three months completely off, and then ran short and easy for a year before adding some harder stuff back in. I may not be quite at the level I was before, but I don’t care. It IS POSSIBLE to run fast and have a life. Maybe not your fastest ever, but fast enough to be proud, content, and most importantly, LOVING LIFE. . Your setbacks happen to teach you something, go learn what that is . Tag a friend who needs this reminder right now, and I will be sure to send them a virtual hug 🤗 . 📸1 @wendycityvideo 📸2 @josephfuquaphoto
🏃♀️RACE RECAP PART 1🏃♀️ . And we were off. . The gun went, we took off, my legs were moving at what felt like a pace they could not sustain, but I was amongst everyone else, so surely I was just out of touch with my pacing skills? I was a little rusty after all. . In those early miles, it is hard not to base your running off others, no matter how experienced you are. Megan had told me she was going for a 1:25 half, but she was right near me, which I made the mistake of then assuming I was running too slow. Was I running 1:25 pace? . I may be good at pacing myself, and running #nowatchme (by feel), but even though I have trained exclusively by feel for the past year, these thoughts still flicker through my mind (just like they do yours!). . I saw my pace at mile 1 on the big clock, 5:38, oops. Too fast, but not fast enough to where I couldn’t recover. I vowed not to look again at any other mile markers. I eased off a bit, and tried to settle in. The lead cyclist, Mark had started to talk to me, telling me to relax into my rhythm, just what I needed to hear. . I was already feeling flat, like I was working much harder than I needed to be as I passed those early miles. I felt like I had to force myself to stop thinking and enjoy the miles, rather than just naturally doing it. I reassured myself the fast start had just jolted me a little after standing still for 25 mins, I just needed a few minutes to get my body into a comfortable place. . Except I didn’t really feel like I was settling. I run my races, workouts, everything using my effort scale (search for it on my blog, I have a PDF download). Even this early in the race, I had to concentrate on brushing those self doubt thoughts away. The thoughts that tell you this is not going to go well. I have expeirenced this feeling before, and I knew deep down it wasn’t going to get better. . There was also a very angry cyclist yelling at Mark, and although I tried to ignore it, as someone who is very sensitive, it wasn’t easy. . Thankfully, I knew what was up ahead that would snap me right out of the panic I was starting to feel. I knew this what was just around the corner, one of my favorite views in the world...
Recently I've had a few people close to me point out that my weight has gotten pretty low. I actually think my sisters exact words were "where did your arm muscles go?" So I wanted to address it here because I think it's a topic that isn't talked about enough in the running community... this is just what marathoning does to my body. I can't hold the weight on, my arm muscles shrink and my butt disappears. 🙈 • During this training cycle I've fueled properly and sufficiently for the volume I've been putting in on the roads, my monthly cycle had remained regular and I stayed healthy and injury free the entire 18 week build-up. My weight did drop about 10 pounds over the course of the 4 months but that's natural and this is my ideal marathon racing weight - evidenced by Sunday's performance. • All that being said - I don't run to be skinny and I haven't been trying to lose weight on purpose. I don't plan to stay in this place forever and in fact I told Henri on Sunday "time to put on 10 pounds and build some muscle for track!" 🙌🏼💪🏼I'm excited to get strong and put down some PRs in my favorite distances and he's excited that the butt is going to come back. 😂 • So I guess what I'm trying to say is don't go on a diet or try to lose weight thinking that it will make you faster. I thought that way in college and it just led to an injury every season and pretty stagnant races times. Train hard and fuel to recover and the times will follow!! 👊🏼
"To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge." Summer Sanders -------------------------------------- It's hard to believe it's been a week since I ran my marathon PR @onecitymarathon Ran my 1st hard effort this morning at Germantown Half Marathon 1:25:41 good for 2nd OA female. The cobwebs are off now 😊 Excited to get back on the grind next week to working on 20 secs to #breaking245 #marathontraining #otqonmymind ❤️🙏🏽💙Thank you @katyhaytay for cheering for me if that was you in that car bc I can't see 😂 if it wasn't her then thank you to the sweet lady 💙🙏🏽❤️ ---------------------------------------------------- #germantownhalfmarathon #germantownhalfmarathon2018 #runnersworld #embracethepain #nevergiveup #sundayfunday #sundaylongrun #sundayrunday #running4real #choosegreatness #skechersperformance #withoutlimitz #runningtowardsmygoals #girlonamission #ilovechallenges #bringiton 💥 #strongereveryrun
We are SO MUCH STRONGER THAN WE THINK! If you really put your mind to something, you really really want it, and you are prepared to do the work to get it, you will get it. . It may take time, it WILL take sacrifice, but sometimes those sacrifices and the struggles that come with them can make life SO MUCH SWEETER on the other side. . Almost 2 years ago I walked over this spot, and burst in the door crying, telling my family I was “done” with running. I wasn’t enjoying it, it had been 9 years since my last period, and I just didn’t want it anymore. . Today I stood in the same spot, having completed an 8 mile tempo (plus 6 miles warm up and cool down), quite a bit slower than I would have done it when I stopped running, but this was better. . Why? . Because I enjoyed it, felt strong and happy with what I did. I had an 11 month old baby waiting for me inside, and I was on my period for the first time since 2008. . What’s even better is that I walked in the bathroom yesterday and saw my parents scale, the one I used to check in with daily when I visited home. Yesterday I saw it, thought about stepping on it, and then thought, “nah, I just don’t care. My body is working properly, I eat what I want, when I want, and I just can’t be bothered.” . My friends, i feel like I can officially say I have overcome amenorrhea. My body is in a good place. My mind is a good place. And my spirit, is in a good place. . Now the hard part is to keep it there 😉 . What are you working towards right now? Let’s support one another ❤️
Global Running Day 2017 I wasn’t sure how much of a role running would play in my life. I had stopped running to get pregnant (and I already knew I was), I had started to run again a little, but was really feeling the effects of three months off. I wondered if I would ever truly get back into it, my mind anyway, but it turns out I couldn’t live without it. Even as I have struggled my way through pretty much since I stopped (or even before), I did miss it and I do love it. So where will Running sit in my future? Well, I don’t know where exactly it will get me to, but I know it will be there ❤️ Happy Global Running day, I had a lovely 35 min run with my hubby, how far are you going today?
....or your legs 😂 okay, okay. I got jokes but seriously ..... nothing brings me greater joy than running. And I am sooo grateful to my body for allowing me that gift! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #selflovesunday #selflove #runforjoy #runwithyourheart #runnersofinstagram #loveyourself #running #runnersofinsta #running4real #createcultivate #runtheearth #roadrunner #discover
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So not every run is a good run. Today I struggled and ended up calling it for the day after a mile but tommorow I'll be back to try again. 6 weeks to my first half marathon and this run has been my major setback. Thats ok...progress isn't always linear. My A goal remains sub two hours with my B goal to finish knowing I gave it my all. The next 6 weeks I'm stepping things up and getting excited to conquer this challenge and push myself to do my best. To put my health and fitness first I've decided to challenge myself to be alcohol free for at least the next 6 weeks. This year I'm working towards my best self for myself! #halfmarathontraining #running4real #running #daretofail #goals
So glad I got in a run outside this morning 👟 The snow/ice is coming soon... 🏃♀️ #nowatchme #running4real #runnersofinstagram #fabletics #healthychoice #healthy #motivation #letsdothis #fitgirlsguide #fitfam #28dayjumpstart #fitkinibodychallenge #fitgirldetox #fitgirlvarsity #progressnotperfect #fitgirlrevolution #fitness #fgg
💙SATURDAY WIN💙Overcame my mind AND got in a few miles💃🏻 Our brains can either be our biggest allies or our worst enemies🤯 I let my downer thoughts get the best of me yesterday morning. I fought through the fog out of habit and pure grit, but it wasn’t until I changed my thoughts that the fog actually lifted. This is a principle I understand so well, but sometimes when we are in a self defeating state, it’s like we’re subconsciously enjoying the pity party🤷🏻♂️ It does take effort to turn those thoughts around, but, I PROMISE you, it’s worth the fight because it works every time. Every time! #bestrong #runstrong
Not only did we run 18 miles, we had just enough left to #jumpforjoy at the end. The landing hurt though... #marathontraining #boston2019 #longrun #onsaturdayswerunallthemiles #hokaoneone #procompression #keepittight #gotailwind #tailwindrebuild #running4real #goneforarun #epsoaksport #trainhardrecovereasy
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You can tell everyone is coming back to campus because the minimal gym hours were packed today. But sprints done #treadmillworkout Also i am worried they are removing all of this brand of treadmill and it has my favorite sprint mode 😥 #running4real #runnersofinstagram #fabletics #healthychoice #healthy #motivation #letsdothis #fitgirlsguide #fitfam #28dayjumpstart #fitkinibodychallenge #fitgirldetox #fitgirlvarsity #progressnotperfect #fitgirlrevolution #fitness #fgg
#FBF to 2016, before we were #bestrunningfriends, each racing for personal bests that fall. . . Liz @coachlizruns was looking to better her 3:57 PR, but on a hot day at the Marine Corps Marathon started cramping late in the race and had to slow down as the day heated up. Finishing in 4:01 (swipe for splits) was feeling pretty crushed. . Naomi @naomi_gal was trained for her first sub-4, but after PRing in every shorter distance that fall, her legs were heavy from the beginning of the Richmond Marathon, leading to a major slow down at mile 16. She fell short of the goal but still busted a 19 min PR with a finish time of 4:04. Couldn't celebrate because it was so defeating. . . Why are we sharing these disappointments (and awful race photos)? Because it's important to remember to be proud of the process. Getting the time you trained for isn't a sure thing; anything can happen on race day - good or bad. Don't beat yourself up over a perceived "failure". These were still fast finish times and we recognize now that you can't push your body to the limits of what you are ready for and be surprised if you crash and burn. Just realize that finishing a marathon is a huge accomplishment in itself. . . #flashbackfriday #realtalk #realreal #racerecap #running4real #runwiththemarines #richmondready #marathonrunning #marathoner #womenwhorun #racephotofail #runningtips #dealingwithdisappointment
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🎬 Take 1: Ran this morning then chose to stop at 8.5 as soon as my body “whispered”🌬😅 Fudge. Oh well. It is what it is. Worrying will do me no good. SO... akuna matata🦁 #running4real #videounedited There might be a piece of pepper in my teeth😬 and I never knew I was a winker. Can you see it?😜
🏃♀️PRE-RACE RECAP🏃♀️Time to begin breaking down my race experience . Last Friday, my dad, Bailey and I traveled down to Orlando for my first big postpartum race. From my experience as an elite, I know traveling the day before is not ideal for a goal race, but just like for many of you, my running does not take priority right now, and it was the best I could do, especially as we only landed back in the US on Wednesday early morning. . Thankfully as we were staying with the MASTER of attention to detail and taking care of you, Disney had us covered, making things as easy as possible to just relax and enjoy. . After we checked in the Caribbean Resort, we went right to the @RunDisney expo to pick up my number. . As much as I love the buzz and excitement there, I always end up doing too much walking, too much talking, and forget to take my water bottle. We ended up doing a lot of back and forth walking, especially trying to find @jeffgallowayolympian, and wearing Bailey on my chest was probably not the ideal way to prepare for a race. . Again though, this is my life now, and having my baby girl be a part of the weekend felt right. I could have left her with Steve, but I just didn’t want to. I wanted her there, she had joined me for many miles training for it, and she was the reason I was doing this race with joy. . We relaxed most of the evening, finding out a bit too late that there were not too many options close to our room, and not wanting to put another mile on my legs walking back to the main restaurant area, I settled for a pre-race dinner of fish tacos (now there’s a first for me!). The perfect example of how my life had changed. Before I had planned out EXACTLY where I was going to eat and what I was going to have. Here I was, eating what I could, and fish tacos was good enough! . We went to bed before 7 that night and I slept well, thankfully, Bailey slept all the way through to our 3am wake up, and I ate a stale piece of sourdough bread, peanut butter, and a banana. . We took the shuttle along with everyone else, made sure my dad was all set with B, kissed her goodbye and off I went...to be continued... . (Ps. Love baileys face here, NOT impressed 😂)
Carbs for 🏃🏽♀️? Confused 🤷♀️ about whether carbs are bad or good? Need some help figuring out when to eat carbs 🍌 🥯 and which carbs 🍚 🍉 are best to keep you slim and feeling AWESOME during 🏃🏻 training? How about when should we train fasted ☕️? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lucky for you I talked ALL ABOUT CARBS 🥖 🍎 during my FREE running nutrition webinar! Link to watch the replay is in my bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #runningnutrition #runningmotivation #sportsnutrition #eatlikeanolympian #eatallthecarbs #bloodsugarcontrol #healthycarbs #antiinflammatorydiet #eatmoreplants #realfoodathlete #eatlikeanathlete #eatingistraining #runnersofinstagram #runnersofinsta #runnerlife #runnerprobs #nyrr #runningwebinar #fastedcardio #running4real #trls #bostonqualifier #eatlikeyougiveadamn #buildmuscle
A short #recoveryrun , a relaxing evening and a massage for my foot ( my foot hates snow, I guess) . . . Kann Werbung sein. Uhr wurde mir freundlicherweise zur Verfügung gestellt. . . Ein entspannter 8 Km Lauf🏃🏼♀️, eine Aua-Fussmassage vom Physio- Fachmann ( laufen im Schneematsch nervt einfach🐦❄...) und nachher etwas mit einem guten Freund quatschen. Perfekt zum Erholen... Glaub, das meinte die #polarvantagev auch so 😂... Morgen geht's weiter😁 . . #polarcommunitytest #runnersofinstagram #runrunrun #running4real #instarun #stravarun #physiotherapy #furtherfasterstronger #training #recovery #runninggirl #runner #winterrun #wintertraining #teamthonimara
Yes my tree is still up. Don’t judge me. 🤣 Taking it down is such a chore... Joined a friend for a track workout this evening. Why I chose a cold windy night for my return to the track...who knows. It was not fun. My 1000m had a slower pace than my 1200. But at least I got slightly faster on each of the others! #whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger #tracktuesday #run #marathontraining #runlikeagirl #boston2019 #running4real
Sitting next to @naomi_gal, about to take off for our last flight of the day on the way back from Disney and we’re committed to a week of recovery! . . We posted about this on @rungallowaygirls, but it’s so much easier to give good running advice than to take it, but we’re ready to be the model athletes and recover the way we need to for our spring season! . . Super pumped to be heading out to hang with @venturacountygalloway this May!!! So we’ve got to be ready!! . . #restdaybrags #mentalsideoftraining #running4real #rungallowaygirls #trainingpartner #recoveryispartoftraining #runhardresteasy
Had a great run this evening, even if it was cold, gray, and spitting snow. (not to mention the clouds of marijuana, cigarette, and vape smoke I had to run through...so gross!) Started out on the flats around TN High, then made my way to the hills of VA high. Finished up with a sub 7:00 last mile! Enjoyed the feeling of new Hokas on my feet, and really liked my new tights from @senita! #nevermissamonday #mondaymiles #mondayrunday #marathontraining #boston2019 #hokaoneone #runlikeagirl #running4real #stayclassybristol
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Who wore it best!? . . We were SO excited about this costume and meeting Anastasia and Drizella! . . #wdwmarathon #runwalkrun #dopeychallenge #running4real #trainingpartner #costumerunner #teamsparkle #bestrunningfriends #rundisney #rundisneycostume #disneyhalfmarathon #dopeychallenge #goofychallenge
What a trip! Get ready for even more Disney trickling in, but for now, with a cancelled flight, we’re off to enjoy our bonus day in the parks! . . #disneymagic #wdwmarathon #runwalkrun #trainingpartner #dopeychallenge #running4real #magical #grateful #flightcancelled
As I expected, seeing my baby after winning the @rundisney Walt Disney World Half Marathon, was the most incredible high, and she had the BIGGEST smile on her face as I ran...okay, hobbled towards her. I wish a photographer had captured that moment. . This was a few minutes later, after we were escorted to the VIP tent. As cool as it was to be in there with a full buffet of breakfast and comfy couches, I was also greeted by reality, a baby who was hungry and needed a diaper change. A baby who wanted to play and smile at everyone who walked past. I was back to being a mum. . Just as she would have loved me if I had a bad race or finished last, she needed me to be her mother despite the fact I just won this big race. She didn’t care. . And that was humbling, but also so wonderful. Reminding me to keep my feet on the ground and remember what is important. Being the best example of a human being I can be, and that means giving to others, kindness, being present, and love. . I loved the “anatomy of a pr” series that @kiefferallie did after NYC marathon, and I am planning on doing something similar (after I can bring myself to accept the $200 cost for the photos(!!!), so race recaps will be coming soon. In the meantime, we are off to enjoy Magic Kingdom today, and I can’t wait!
I am going to count this as a real #run. Walk 5min, Run 15min, walk 6min, Run 10min. And a faster average pace than anything I’ve done in a long time. Woohoo! However, why am I stuck in this mentality that I’m not a “real” #runner or a #workout doesn’t count if I take walk breaks? Especially since 15mins is the longest stretch I’ve run in MONTHS?! Especially since I pushed human out of my body 5 months ago, and had surgery 2 months ago? Why is it so hard to celebrate the little victories? To push out the negative thoughts that I “should” be doing more/better? To not compare myself to others? Screw that. Today, I choose to see the #progress I have made by looking at the #challenges I personally have faced and how (by the grace of God) I have overcome them. #micdrop #sundayrunday #ihavearunnersbody #runnersofinstagram #runningcommunity #runnerscommunity #runnersworld #instarunners #womensrunning #womensrunningcommunity #motherrunner #running4real #irunthisbody #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartumrunning #progressnotperfection #onemileatatime
Fuuuuuuuu$&€ !! Last night I did a little foam rolling and thought, “Huh, strange that this muscle is tender?”🤔 I woke up this morning, feeling a slight twang, but didn’t think much of it. As I started my long run, there was some slight discomfort🤨 but the discomfort stayed at a level 1 on the pain scale, so I continued, until suddenly, BOOM, pain! I had to stop 10.91 miles into my 17 miler, and now it’s really hurting. So, not only is this the second long run in a row that I’ve missed, but I’m freaking out, and shoulding upon myself like crazy. “Tara, you SHOULD have taken today off, and run tomorrow instead.” “Tara, you SHOULD have stopped earlier in the run.” “ Tara, you SHOULD have done fewer strides the day before your hard run.” And blah blah blah. Hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20. . . ❌What I’m working on is having 20/20 FORESIGHT❌ . . I’m getting there, but keep having these bad experiences. Anyway....soooooooo sad, and mad, and worried 😧 I’m tired of making mistakes and having to miss training. But sometimes you don’t know it’s a mistake UNTIL you’ve made the mistake👩🏻🔬 And this time, it really came out of nowhere. HOWEVER, as I’m writing this, and am completely honest with myself🙈 that soreness I felt last night was a sign, and I misinterpreted it. Don’t mess around with signs⚠️ My achilles had reached its threshold and was speaking to me, and I chose not to listen because once again, though I didn’t think I was, I WAS focused on having my first 70 mile week. Had I taken the day off, I probably could have ran 17 tomorrow, and SO WHAT—it wouldn’t have counted in “this week’s mileage” but again, SO WHAT!!!👿 I promised to be authentic and share my failures, and once again, I’ve failed. Failed to take my own advice. Failed to overcome my ego. Failed to not worry about numbers☠️ So seriously...if you guys don’t mind, I’m not going to post my mileage or times anymore (even though I’ve said that before, haha) Because I don’t want to sabotage myself anymore, by being focused on numbers🤦🏻♀️ But I will continue to be transparent, and post everything I learn that might benefit you.👌🏻 . Hoping this is just a minor thing and 2-3 days off will work it’s magic.