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2018 can’t keep me down - foot surgery, hand surgery, a bike accident resulting in a couple broken bones, and a VERY rough few months....but I also had a BQ at AZRnR marathon in January and a mile PR in February! I also just finished up my first 50 mile week in a LONG time after an awesome 14 mile run this morning! Feeling ready to tackle the next 6 weeks and see what I can do at the #azrnrhalf in January! 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🎄 📸📸📸 not from today, but I did run with Chloe .
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2018 can’t keep me down - foot surgery, hand surgery, a bike accident resulting in a couple broken bones, and a VERY rough few months....but I also had a BQ at AZRnR marathon in January and a mile PR in February! I also just finished up my first 50 mile week in a LONG time after an awesome 14 mile run this morning! Feeling ready to tackle the next 6 weeks and see what I can do at the #azrnrhalf  in January! 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🎄 📸📸📸 not from today, but I did run with Chloe . . #runningisawesome  #lovetorun  #nevergiveup  #runhappy  #bikeaccidentsurvivor  #accidentprone  #runners  #runnerscommunity  #beyou  #womensrunningcommunity  #womenrunning  #balegasocks  #balegaimpi  #fitmom  #strong  #determined  #ilovechristmastime  #sundayrunday  #labradoodlelove 
It’s all underway. The training, the emotion, the excitement, the exhaustion. I couldn’t do any of it without this girl by my side. Meet my inspiration, Jordan 🧡  This little 7 year old changed my life in just one ornament-making session last Sunday. Her favorite color is orange, she loves crafts, she is creative, silly, witty, and sweet. She is also the strongest, happiest, and most positive person I have ever met. And boy, has she been through a lot. Her favorite animal is a cheetah, and I can’t wait to run like one for her on April 15th.
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Thank you for lighting up my world with your smile, Jordan. It’s an honor to be your patient partner. .
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Please consider donating today for Jordan and all of the other amazing kids! (link in bio)
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It’s all underway. The training, the emotion, the excitement, the exhaustion. I couldn’t do any of it without this girl by my side. Meet my inspiration, Jordan 🧡 This little 7 year old changed my life in just one ornament-making session last Sunday. Her favorite color is orange, she loves crafts, she is creative, silly, witty, and sweet. She is also the strongest, happiest, and most positive person I have ever met. And boy, has she been through a lot. Her favorite animal is a cheetah, and I can’t wait to run like one for her on April 15th. . . . Thank you for lighting up my world with your smile, Jordan. It’s an honor to be your patient partner. . . Please consider donating today for Jordan and all of the other amazing kids! (link in bio) . . . #milesformiracles  #bostonchildrenshospital  #bostonmarathon  #runforareason  #donatetoday  #fundraiser  #marathon  #bostonstrong  #marathontraining  #run  #running  #runningmotivation  #inspiration  #linkinbio  #bch  #goals  #believe  #charityrunner  #balegaimpi  #emoendurance  #strydeon 
Life in my days: It’s not about how fast you are, how far you run but who you carry with you and why you run. Today I had memories with Connor Stemple, goofy antlers sent from Jim Stemple because he is missing a race we always ran hand in hand across finish line, and the absolutely unexpected experience of not just being an @ainsleys_angels helper runner on #TeamTony, but actually finding the strength to step up and push to help new runner/pusher. Beyond everything that I should be able to do, #togetherweshall, we did it together. I may not have crossed with Jim but his spirit, CPL Toledo-Pulido, Kim Rooster Rossiter @Joey o757 in my head, and the cheers of all those along the way, we did it. 
Now is also a great time to say, make every memory possible. I moved back to DC to start home  hospice, just a word meaning I’ve stopped any interventional treatment, today proves that. #ainsleysangels #welcometothefamily #timetorest #balegaimpi #gritandgrace #mothersandsons #capitalcaring #hospice #lifeinmydays #community #jinglejog15k #runpacers #purpose #mentalhealth #werundc #goodr #endurejewelry #kindness #holdhands #loveall #inclusion #peace #ubuntu
Life in my days: It’s not about how fast you are, how far you run but who you carry with you and why you run. Today I had memories with Connor Stemple, goofy antlers sent from Jim Stemple because he is missing a race we always ran hand in hand across finish line, and the absolutely unexpected experience of not just being an @ainsleys_angels helper runner on #TeamTony , but actually finding the strength to step up and push to help new runner/pusher. Beyond everything that I should be able to do, #togetherweshall , we did it together. I may not have crossed with Jim but his spirit, CPL Toledo-Pulido, Kim Rooster Rossiter @Joey o757 in my head, and the cheers of all those along the way, we did it. Now is also a great time to say, make every memory possible. I moved back to DC to start home hospice, just a word meaning I’ve stopped any interventional treatment, today proves that. #ainsleysangels  #welcometothefamily  #timetorest  #balegaimpi  #gritandgrace  #mothersandsons  #capitalcaring  #hospice  #lifeinmydays  #community  #jinglejog15k  #runpacers  #purpose  #mentalhealth  #werundc  #goodr  #endurejewelry  #kindness  #holdhands  #loveall  #inclusion  #peace  #ubuntu 
Great day of racing with great people at Lake Hodges this AM. Thank you @ersevents for always putting on awesome events!
Time: 1:38:54
Place: 11th overall / 2nd in age group.
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Great day of racing with great people at Lake Hodges this AM. Thank you @ersevents for always putting on awesome events! Time: 1:38:54 Place: 11th overall / 2nd in age group. . Powered by: @balega_international @runnersroostboulder @runnersroost @ultimatedirectionusa @nuunhydration @honeystinger @fieldworknutritionco . . . . . #runnersroost  #roostmutteam  #balegaimpi  #balega  #scenery  #nuunlife  #runner  #hokaoneone  @hokaoneone #timetofly  #running  #ultrarunning  #marathontraining  #marathon  #ultrarunner  #trailrunner  #trailrunning  #scenery  #run  #california  #ca  #ocean  #beach  #fall  #runnersofinstagram  #sandiego  #journey  #adventure  #keephammering 
This morning I had two goals: 1. Don’t puke. and 2. PR - I can proudly say - I accomplished both today!!!! 1:42:02 for a 1:01 minute PR and for sure the the strongest and smartest half I’ve ever raced!!! I wise friend beforehand told me to run the first part smart, the middle miles strong, and to have fun the last few miles. The “fun” never kicked in haha but I was all smiles afterwards knowing that I pushed until the very end. Thank you all for believing I had it in me!!!
This morning I had two goals: 1. Don’t puke. and 2. PR - I can proudly say - I accomplished both today!!!! 1:42:02 for a 1:01 minute PR and for sure the the strongest and smartest half I’ve ever raced!!! I wise friend beforehand told me to run the first part smart, the middle miles strong, and to have fun the last few miles. The “fun” never kicked in haha but I was all smiles afterwards knowing that I pushed until the very end. Thank you all for believing I had it in me!!!
7 recovery miles at 10:18 avg pace this morning with a friend I haven’t gotten to run with in a very long time. It was great to catch up! Ready for my rest day tomorrow.
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It’s been one week since I toed the line at CIM for my sub-3. 
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My heart was ready. My mind was ready (which is usually the last thing in place). But a late training cycle injury made it so that my body wasn’t ready. 
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There are so many lessons that running teaches you. And just like life, they ebb and flow. Some are learned the hard way and some are no brainers. 
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And as I spent the first few miles running the beautiful rolling hills towards Sacramento, I knew something wasn’t right. I played a few mind games to see if I could salvage my goal, but when your body talks...you should listen. And I knew I wasn’t going to make it to the end. 
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When I saw my mom at Mile 10, I slowly hobbled my way to her in tears. I was calling it. And while I knew it was the best decision I could possibly make...it wasn’t easy. My ego was crushed. My heart was sad. And my confidence was shaken. 
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I spent a few days processing the weekend and dealing with the fact that I had all this energy to run a marathon that all of a sudden had no where to go. But when I woke up Monday morning I looked at my running future as bright. I am just in a healing phase...which leads to a recovery phase...which leads to much stronger me. 
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So I’m looking at this whole thing like this...How special is it to be at the beginning of something? And in the meantime, rest isn’t such a bad thing ❤️
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It’s been one week since I toed the line at CIM for my sub-3. _____________________ My heart was ready. My mind was ready (which is usually the last thing in place). But a late training cycle injury made it so that my body wasn’t ready. _____________________ There are so many lessons that running teaches you. And just like life, they ebb and flow. Some are learned the hard way and some are no brainers. _____________________ And as I spent the first few miles running the beautiful rolling hills towards Sacramento, I knew something wasn’t right. I played a few mind games to see if I could salvage my goal, but when your body talks...you should listen. And I knew I wasn’t going to make it to the end. _____________________ When I saw my mom at Mile 10, I slowly hobbled my way to her in tears. I was calling it. And while I knew it was the best decision I could possibly make...it wasn’t easy. My ego was crushed. My heart was sad. And my confidence was shaken. _____________________ I spent a few days processing the weekend and dealing with the fact that I had all this energy to run a marathon that all of a sudden had no where to go. But when I woke up Monday morning I looked at my running future as bright. I am just in a healing phase...which leads to a recovery phase...which leads to much stronger me. _____________________ So I’m looking at this whole thing like this...How special is it to be at the beginning of something? And in the meantime, rest isn’t such a bad thing ❤️ _____________________ #runner  #runcoach  #nycrunner  #coach  #igrunner  #impilove  #impipride  #balega  #impiteam2018  #balegaimpi  #balegabestsocksever  #lovemybalegas  #balegalove  #marathon 
30:02!!! (Had to take a couple walk breaks since my heart rate was so high and my tummy was not too happy.) I was paced by a friend in the Volee and totally was reminded why I like running in groups! “Can we walk this little bit right here?” “NOPE!” 😭 🤣 All sub-10 minute miles (9:48, 9:17, 9:32) and despite being *so* close to a sub-30 I’ll take it. .
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#oisellevolée #oiselleteamdmv #jinglealltheway5k #runpacers #foreveryrun #teamzensah #rungoodr #goodr #balegaimpi #balegaimpi2018 #balegabestsocksever #nuunlife #hshive #sweatpink #sweatpinkambassador
30:02!!! (Had to take a couple walk breaks since my heart rate was so high and my tummy was not too happy.) I was paced by a friend in the Volee and totally was reminded why I like running in groups! “Can we walk this little bit right here?” “NOPE!” 😭 🤣 All sub-10 minute miles (9:48, 9:17, 9:32) and despite being *so* close to a sub-30 I’ll take it. . . #oisellevolée  #oiselleteamdmv  #jinglealltheway5k  #runpacers  #foreveryrun  #teamzensah  #rungoodr  #goodr  #balegaimpi  #balegaimpi2018  #balegabestsocksever  #nuunlife  #hshive  #sweatpink  #sweatpinkambassador 
“Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like”
“Bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like”
I think I’m ready as I’ll ever be for tomorrow morning’s 5k! I’ve got all the layers ready to go—wazzie wool base layer, sweatshirt, lux tights, cheap Christmas tights to go over the warm tights, Christmas sweater skirt, Balega blister resist (wool) socks, Goodr sunglasses, a zensah neck gaiter and the hat from last year’s race. Plus a Christmas stocking on my belt (great pocket for my inhaler!), aftershokz, picky bar (caffeinated for before the race), Garmin and little zippered pouch for my id and wet wipe (perfect for portajohns without hand sanitizer!) Oh and all the bells. I counted 21 in total 😬 Not sneaking up on anyone tomorrow! My water bottle is in the fridge ready to go with cherry limeade Nuun since the water stop has been cancelled due to the cold 🥶 Let’s do this!!!
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#garminfitness #oisellevolée #oiselleteamdmv #balegaimpi #balegaimpi2018 #balegabestsocksever #nuunlife #teamzensah #pickybars #itsarunnerthing #leskolayers #sweatpink #sweatpinkambassador #christmasrunning #jinglealltheway5k #pacersrunning #foreveryrun #aftershokz #shokzsquad #rungoodr #goodr
I think I’m ready as I’ll ever be for tomorrow morning’s 5k! I’ve got all the layers ready to go—wazzie wool base layer, sweatshirt, lux tights, cheap Christmas tights to go over the warm tights, Christmas sweater skirt, Balega blister resist (wool) socks, Goodr sunglasses, a zensah neck gaiter and the hat from last year’s race. Plus a Christmas stocking on my belt (great pocket for my inhaler!), aftershokz, picky bar (caffeinated for before the race), Garmin and little zippered pouch for my id and wet wipe (perfect for portajohns without hand sanitizer!) Oh and all the bells. I counted 21 in total 😬 Not sneaking up on anyone tomorrow! My water bottle is in the fridge ready to go with cherry limeade Nuun since the water stop has been cancelled due to the cold 🥶 Let’s do this!!! . . #garminfitness  #oisellevolée  #oiselleteamdmv  #balegaimpi  #balegaimpi2018  #balegabestsocksever  #nuunlife  #teamzensah  #pickybars  #itsarunnerthing  #leskolayers  #sweatpink  #sweatpinkambassador  #christmasrunning  #jinglealltheway5k  #pacersrunning  #foreveryrun  #aftershokz  #shokzsquad  #rungoodr  #goodr 
Oh man, this was not the day before the race day I had planned. I was supposed to take my kiddos to visit Santa, cheer on my oldest at his soccer game, and then go to a birthday party afterwards. Instead, we rescheduled Santa, bowed out of the bday party, and Adam shuttled both kiddos to the soccer game while I stayed home and tied to sleep of my horrible stomach ache and head cold that hit me hard late last night. To say I’m disappointed by the horrible timing is an understatement, but I’ve gotten sick a lot this training cycle, even fighting though long runs with fevers and severe throat pain (not recommended, but I did them irregardless because you never know what race day will bring you - #truestory). My body is strong and capable and I know I’m still going to give tomorrow everything I’ve got, and who knows? Maybe all this extra rest and time off my feet today will pay off in a big way tomorrow? After all, (my sweet husband reminded me), Micheal Jordan did score 38 points in an NBA finals game when he was super sick so athletes can achieve great things even when they are ill. Hoping I don’t have to pull a miracle MJ moment and instead wake up with a pep in my step, ready to RACE, because that’s what I’m prepared to do!!
Oh man, this was not the day before the race day I had planned. I was supposed to take my kiddos to visit Santa, cheer on my oldest at his soccer game, and then go to a birthday party afterwards. Instead, we rescheduled Santa, bowed out of the bday party, and Adam shuttled both kiddos to the soccer game while I stayed home and tied to sleep of my horrible stomach ache and head cold that hit me hard late last night. To say I’m disappointed by the horrible timing is an understatement, but I’ve gotten sick a lot this training cycle, even fighting though long runs with fevers and severe throat pain (not recommended, but I did them irregardless because you never know what race day will bring you - #truestory ). My body is strong and capable and I know I’m still going to give tomorrow everything I’ve got, and who knows? Maybe all this extra rest and time off my feet today will pay off in a big way tomorrow? After all, (my sweet husband reminded me), Micheal Jordan did score 38 points in an NBA finals game when he was super sick so athletes can achieve great things even when they are ill. Hoping I don’t have to pull a miracle MJ moment and instead wake up with a pep in my step, ready to RACE, because that’s what I’m prepared to do!!
When even your #kttape is festive ❤️💚🎄🎄❤️💚 #balegasocks #balega #balegaimpi
What a week it has been. “Normal” looked a lot different, even our meal schedule (who eats tacos on Friday?!😱) My 26 year old self would have probably FLIPPED out by mid-week, but my 36 year old self is proud to have rolled with the punches. I spent a good bit of time at @cchpcarolinas this week (thank you @drclayg) for a minor back issue and used ALL of the treatments (stim, aqua recovery, ice, @kttape massage) so that I could just keep moving. Training didn’t look like what it should have, given I’ve got my final race of 2018 (with a hopeful PR) next weekend. But I couldn’t change any of those circumstances this week. You just pick up the pieces and you fix the puzzle, even if it looks differently than you imagined. So, I’ll choose to celebrate all the miles, even though they weren’t fast, they were still miles. I GET to do this, so I’m just gonna keep on doing it. (PS: so thankful for @jbghent tackling the rose bushes that seemed to have died overnight😘)
#LIVEfearlesslyinJOY #choosepositivity #cchpcarolinas #staybalanced #kttape #charlotterunningcompany #HShive #brooksrunning #brookswomen #balega #balegaimpi #aftershokz #Shokzsquad
What a week it has been. “Normal” looked a lot different, even our meal schedule (who eats tacos on Friday?!😱) My 26 year old self would have probably FLIPPED out by mid-week, but my 36 year old self is proud to have rolled with the punches. I spent a good bit of time at @cchpcarolinas this week (thank you @drclayg) for a minor back issue and used ALL of the treatments (stim, aqua recovery, ice, @kttape massage) so that I could just keep moving. Training didn’t look like what it should have, given I’ve got my final race of 2018 (with a hopeful PR) next weekend. But I couldn’t change any of those circumstances this week. You just pick up the pieces and you fix the puzzle, even if it looks differently than you imagined. So, I’ll choose to celebrate all the miles, even though they weren’t fast, they were still miles. I GET to do this, so I’m just gonna keep on doing it. (PS: so thankful for @jbghent tackling the rose bushes that seemed to have died overnight😘) #LIVEfearlesslyinJOY  #choosepositivity  #cchpcarolinas  #staybalanced  #kttape  #charlotterunningcompany  #HShive  #brooksrunning  #brookswomen  #balega  #balegaimpi  #aftershokz  #Shokzsquad 
Ran 8 miles in 19 degree weather this morning. I've been shivering ever since. #running #MRTT #miamisburgmrtt #balegaimpi #spibelt #nuunlife #BAMR #motherrunner
It’s that time of year!  Runs with my Zeus 🏃🏼‍♀️🐾 are the best!  Happy weekend!!
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It's beginning to look a lot like a Balega Christmas! 🎄
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Psst.. Have you applied to be a 2019 #BalegaImpi Ambassador yet?? Applications are due by Dec 9th! Link in bio.
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Chilly but sunny and the wind didn’t kill me. I’m calling that a win. Did you  get out today? #running #getoutside #marathontraining #trails #teamwr #tokyomarathon2019 #fitwithglg #londonmarathon2019 #balegaimpi #sweatpink #zoomaholidaychallenge  #fitafter50 #fitover50 #runtheworld #wmmajors #runchi #december #nature
RIDING HIGHS
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Today wasn’t bad, considering I got an awful night’s sleep, I didn’t train for this, and I took the race really casually. Still ended up with a 9-min PR. This is a celebration of my progress this year. Even though my first marathon didn’t go according to plan, and I was troubled with injuries this year, I still managed PRs in the 5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, 10mi, and Half Marathon. Big goals ahead for next year, but for now I’m going to finally enjoy some down time.
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RIDING HIGHS - - - Today wasn’t bad, considering I got an awful night’s sleep, I didn’t train for this, and I took the race really casually. Still ended up with a 9-min PR. This is a celebration of my progress this year. Even though my first marathon didn’t go according to plan, and I was troubled with injuries this year, I still managed PRs in the 5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, 10mi, and Half Marathon. Big goals ahead for next year, but for now I’m going to finally enjoy some down time. - - - #goals  #running  #runningmotivation  #runningculture  #nyrr  #pr  #marathon  #marathoner  #runforlife  #getouttorun  #tedcorbitt15k  #balega  #balegaimpi  #balegabestsocksever  #lovemybalegas  #rungum  #runtheday  #plantbasedgang  #veganrunner  #vegan  #runnersofnyc  #runnersofinstagram  #instarunners  #plantpowered  #runsonplants  #goals  #fitfam 
12 frosty, dark miles this morning at 8:34 average pace (5 x 2.5 min pickups sprinkled throughout)! I finished just after sunrise. I don’t really enjoy running in the dark (does anyone?) but sometimes it’s unavoidable. At the time, I’d much rather be at home in my warm bed but I know that in the grand scheme of things it is worth it and I’ll have a much better day knowing my run is done. Onto the next one!
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#marathontraining #running #instarunners #oisellevolée #balegaimpi #womensrunningcommunity #wintermiles #winterrunning #eugenemarathon #frosted #frostedtips #frostylashes
12 frosty, dark miles this morning at 8:34 average pace (5 x 2.5 min pickups sprinkled throughout)! I finished just after sunrise. I don’t really enjoy running in the dark (does anyone?) but sometimes it’s unavoidable. At the time, I’d much rather be at home in my warm bed but I know that in the grand scheme of things it is worth it and I’ll have a much better day knowing my run is done. Onto the next one! . #marathontraining  #running  #instarunners  #oisellevolée  #balegaimpi  #womensrunningcommunity  #wintermiles  #winterrunning  #eugenemarathon  #frosted  #frostedtips  #frostylashes 
Love the simplicity of this picture. Slightly cloudy and very misty on the mountain #mountains #mountainadventures #hike #trailrunning #hikethecapetrails #balegaza #balegaimpi #balegaimpi2018 #bestsocksever #solemates  Still kept dry by the most amazing @balegaza socks 🧦
OMG, I dropped a #hydroflask bottle on my toe last night and was seriously worried I would not be able to run for awhile! 😭😭😭 I went out after lunch and it felt mostly okay...I feel so relieved, even though it’s VERY bruised! Also super happy to be registered with the #fleetfeetracingsacramento again for the 3rd year in 2019 - I already have the @hotchocolate15k in SF and @runrocknroll half in AZ lined up for January 2019! I’m mostly just super excited for Christmas- it’s my favorite time of the year!!!!🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🎄😀
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OMG, I dropped a #hydroflask  bottle on my toe last night and was seriously worried I would not be able to run for awhile! 😭😭😭 I went out after lunch and it felt mostly okay...I feel so relieved, even though it’s VERY bruised! Also super happy to be registered with the #fleetfeetracingsacramento  again for the 3rd year in 2019 - I already have the @hotchocolate15k in SF and @runrocknroll half in AZ lined up for January 2019! I’m mostly just super excited for Christmas- it’s my favorite time of the year!!!!🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🎄😀 . . #accidentprone  #lovetorun  #runhappy  #nomoreinjuries !#runningisawesome  #balegasocks  #balegaimpi  #womensrunningcommunity  #runnerswholoveyoga  #beyou  #strong  #nevergiveup  #determined  #runneralways  #womenrunning  #runshots  #runnerscommunity  #findyouractive  #optoutside  #marathoner  #monitorthebeat  #bikeaccidentsurvivor  #thankfulrunner  #fridaymood 
First double digit run since the #BemidjiBlueOxMarathon! 
The first 9 miles went well, but the last 2 were a struggle. I blame the fact that I skipped breakfast and also forgot to bring any fuel for during my run.  #rookiemistakes 🤷‍♀️
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#HareAC #bostonmarathontraining #springlakemarathonclub #livethelifeyouvealwaysimagined
First double digit run since the #BemidjiBlueOxMarathon ! The first 9 miles went well, but the last 2 were a struggle. I blame the fact that I skipped breakfast and also forgot to bring any fuel for during my run. #rookiemistakes  🤷‍♀️ . . #runmn  #mnrunner  #runnerslife  #runningyogi  #runnersloveyoga  #doyogarunfaster  #RLYeliteteam  #balegaimpi2018  #impilove  #impipride  #balega  #balegasocks  #balegaimpi  #balegabestsockesever  #lovemybalegas  #HareAC  #bostonmarathontraining  #springlakemarathonclub  #livethelifeyouvealwaysimagined 
Here’s a shout out for @balega_international socks! They have saved my feet from #blisters on so many occasions! I am grateful! ❤️ all the new colors too! #balegaimpi
Here’s a shout out for @balega_international socks! They have saved my feet from #blisters  on so many occasions! I am grateful! ❤️ all the new colors too! #balegaimpi 
5 miles at 8:25 average pace, strides, & a yoga class today! Have a happy Friday everyone!
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Scenes from a vacation treadmill run
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A machine that goes nowhere may actually take you far away 🏃🏻‍♀️
#seenfromatreadmill #rainbow #doublerainbow
#fbf to yesterday’s snowy run. I’d forgotten how peaceful it feels when a blanket of snow covers the earth. We’re getting more snow tonight and all through tomorrow. I can’t wait. Can’t say enough good things about these @hokaoneone trail shoes too. Do you love a snowy run?
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#fbf  to yesterday’s snowy run. I’d forgotten how peaceful it feels when a blanket of snow covers the earth. We’re getting more snow tonight and all through tomorrow. I can’t wait. Can’t say enough good things about these @hokaoneone trail shoes too. Do you love a snowy run? #Repost  @rundefinitely • #running  #trailrunner  #teamwr  #womensrunningcommunity  #whstrong  #instarunners  #runchi  #getoutside  #tokyomarathon2019  #londonmarathon2019  #fitafter50  #sweatpink  #fitwithglg  #balegaimpi  #runtheworld  #wmmajors  #olderwiserstronger 
“The most vulnerable thing you can do as a runner, and perhaps as a person, is to stand on the starting line and admit to yourself that you are in the best shape of your life, and if you don’t hit your goal, there is nothing to blame except your own mental weakness....But we must dare. We must try. Eleanor Roosevelt could not have put it better when she said, ‘We must do the thing that we are afraid to do.’ Do not let the fear of greatness be what keeps you from it.” - the profound and uber talented @sarahcrouch1989 ✨ Last year at this weekends race I PR’d my half marathon time while pushing little Taylor in the stroller. Thinking about that finish line still gives me all the feels. I can’t wait to run hard and do great things this Sunday!
“The most vulnerable thing you can do as a runner, and perhaps as a person, is to stand on the starting line and admit to yourself that you are in the best shape of your life, and if you don’t hit your goal, there is nothing to blame except your own mental weakness....But we must dare. We must try. Eleanor Roosevelt could not have put it better when she said, ‘We must do the thing that we are afraid to do.’ Do not let the fear of greatness be what keeps you from it.” - the profound and uber talented @sarahcrouch1989 ✨ Last year at this weekends race I PR’d my half marathon time while pushing little Taylor in the stroller. Thinking about that finish line still gives me all the feels. I can’t wait to run hard and do great things this Sunday!
Getting ready to dive into the weekend foot first with some #balegalove. Want to be a #balegasocks ambassador?? Go to @balegaza and find out more!

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Finally back at it after a few days. Have been feeling blah and really should have just run it out. We run to help ourselves, our mood, our blah feelings...right?! Happy to have busted out 13 on this beast today.👊🏻 #treadmill #brooksrunning #brookswomen #proform #balegaimpi #beastmode #teamnuun #hshive #beatyesterday #garminfitness #motherrunner #livelifehappy
My last race of 2018 is this Saturday. It's going to be awesome!!!
Not only do I get to run on gorgeous trails in the Marin Headlands... BUT I also get to run with some of my LWFS athletes and close friends.
 PCTR Rodeo Beach 50k is going to be quite the Rodeo show. Yeehaw!🤸💥🎉🐎 #gorunatrail #pacificcoasttrailruns #rodeobeach50k 
#letsdothis 
#rabbitELITEtrail
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My last race of 2018 is this Saturday. It's going to be awesome!!! Not only do I get to run on gorgeous trails in the Marin Headlands... BUT I also get to run with some of my LWFS athletes and close friends. PCTR Rodeo Beach 50k is going to be quite the Rodeo show. Yeehaw!🤸💥🎉🐎 #gorunatrail  #pacificcoasttrailruns  #rodeobeach50k  #letsdothis  #rabbitELITEtrail  📸 @dave_wiskowski
6 miles today at 8:52 average pace and a yoga class! A beautiful day for a run, and another day closer to my goals! 🤗
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V. fitting that it started raining during the last mile of my run this morning, because I have been moved to tears quite a few times during this training cycle. I’ve pushed myself harder than ever before, breaking though some huge mental and physical roadblocks. I am so ready to give that course everything I’ve got on Sunday, smash my PR, and prove to myself that I have what it takes to secure that BQ in February.
V. fitting that it started raining during the last mile of my run this morning, because I have been moved to tears quite a few times during this training cycle. I’ve pushed myself harder than ever before, breaking though some huge mental and physical roadblocks. I am so ready to give that course everything I’ve got on Sunday, smash my PR, and prove to myself that I have what it takes to secure that BQ in February.
When the sun thinks about coming out for a second, you have to run. Don’t worry, we’re back to our regularly scheduled grey skies. Who’s got ☀️? #running #getoutside #december #marathontraining #balegaimpi #tokyomarathon2019 #fitwithglg #londonmarathon2019 #chiberia #fitafter50 #fitbloggroup #instarunners #teamwr #runtheworld #wmmajors
Check out today’s ATriathletesDiary.com blog to find out what happened at the St. Croix Triathlon. @visitusvi @gotostcroix
Check out today’s ATriathletesDiary.com blog to find out what happened at the St. Croix Triathlon. @visitusvi @gotostcroix
7.6 total miles at 7:57 avg & a yoga class today! Workout was:
1.5 mi up
1 mi- 7:07
4 x (60 hard, 90 easy)- hard paces (6:25, 6:30, 6:25, 6:29)
1 mi- 7:06
4 x (60 hard, 90 easy)- hard paces (6:36, 6:23, 6:30, 5:35)
1.5 mi down
Apparently I had no concept of pacing today and blew my goal paces out of the water, which isn’t really a good thing. And cutting loose for the last repeat... I’ll regret that tomorrow I’m sure but it was fun and it had been a long time. Sorry coach! @caitkowalke 🤗
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7.6 total miles at 7:57 avg & a yoga class today! Workout was: 1.5 mi up 1 mi- 7:07 4 x (60 hard, 90 easy)- hard paces (6:25, 6:30, 6:25, 6:29) 1 mi- 7:06 4 x (60 hard, 90 easy)- hard paces (6:36, 6:23, 6:30, 5:35) 1.5 mi down Apparently I had no concept of pacing today and blew my goal paces out of the water, which isn’t really a good thing. And cutting loose for the last repeat... I’ll regret that tomorrow I’m sure but it was fun and it had been a long time. Sorry coach! @caitkowalke 🤗 . #marathontraining  #running  #instarunners  #oisellevolée  #balegaimpi  #womensrunningcommunity  #eugenemarathon  #winterrunning  #wintermiles 
Last race of the year (maybe?) on Sunday so it called for testing of my layering strategy after my OrangeTheory workout. I wore an o snap tank (high neck and long which was perfect for all the burpees this morning), then a wazzie wool half zip, an older athleta hoodie, vigor vest, lux beanie, aero tights and silver Balega socks. Took it nice and easy and threw in some extra hills for fun. My core and feet were warm, and my legs were chilled but not cold. I already plan on wearing 2 pairs of tights (because oddly Christmas themed leggings are NEVER warm.) I’ll need to do some tweaking clothing-wise, but I should be good to go on Sunday! 🙌
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Last race of the year (maybe?) on Sunday so it called for testing of my layering strategy after my OrangeTheory workout. I wore an o snap tank (high neck and long which was perfect for all the burpees this morning), then a wazzie wool half zip, an older athleta hoodie, vigor vest, lux beanie, aero tights and silver Balega socks. Took it nice and easy and threw in some extra hills for fun. My core and feet were warm, and my legs were chilled but not cold. I already plan on wearing 2 pairs of tights (because oddly Christmas themed leggings are NEVER warm.) I’ll need to do some tweaking clothing-wise, but I should be good to go on Sunday! 🙌 . . #balegaimpi  #balegaimpi2018  #balegabestsocksever  #hshive  #nuunlife  #nuunlove  #oisellevolée  #oiselleteamdmv  #leskolayers  #orangetheoryfitness  #keepburning  #teamzensah 
That feeling when you absolutely nail your last workout before race day!!! My plan had me down for 6x800s and you guys - I ran them all at 6:37 average pace, what!!! Splits were: 3:21, 3:22, 3:21, 3:13, 3:17, and 3:16 - almost lost the contents of my tummy in that last one. What a HUGE confidence booster this was going into this weekends half!! Man I’m excited to see where these legs and this heart can take me!
That feeling when you absolutely nail your last workout before race day!!! My plan had me down for 6x800s and you guys - I ran them all at 6:37 average pace, what!!! Splits were: 3:21, 3:22, 3:21, 3:13, 3:17, and 3:16 - almost lost the contents of my tummy in that last one. What a HUGE confidence booster this was going into this weekends half!! Man I’m excited to see where these legs and this heart can take me!
This is my running lately. No scenic trails, no staged running shot...just me and my treadmill in my dark garage, trying to squeeze a few miles in before dinner. Life has been busy these last few weeks, and most days it’s tough to get a run in. Anyone else? 🙋‍♀️ One of these days I’ll get back into my running groove, but for now I’ll be thankful for the opportunity to get a few miles here and there. And for Netflix to keep my kids entertained so I can run in peace 😜
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This is my running lately. No scenic trails, no staged running shot...just me and my treadmill in my dark garage, trying to squeeze a few miles in before dinner. Life has been busy these last few weeks, and most days it’s tough to get a run in. Anyone else? 🙋‍♀️ One of these days I’ll get back into my running groove, but for now I’ll be thankful for the opportunity to get a few miles here and there. And for Netflix to keep my kids entertained so I can run in peace 😜 . . . #treadmill  #run  #running  #runningcommunity  #runnerscommunity  #runnersofinstagram  #instarunner  #womensrunningcommunity  #inspiringwomenrunners  #womenrunning  #motherrunner  #thesemotherscanrun  #balega  #balegaimpi  #runtoinspire  #furtherfasterstronger  #happyrunner  #instarunner  #instarun 
Happy National Sock day to the only socks that get me through my workouts! @balega_international #livfit #balega #balegasocks #balegaimpi #balegabestsocksever #balegaimpi2018 #balegainternational #nationalsockday #trackwork #marathontraining #marathoner #marathonrunner #disneymarathon #garmin #asics
I like the new neighborhood trails👌🏼🌞
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I like the new neighborhood trails👌🏼🌞 . . Powered by: @balega_international @runnersroostboulder @runnersroost @ultimatedirectionusa @nuunhydration @honeystinger @fieldworknutritionco . . . . #runnersroost  #roostmutteam  #balegaimpi  #balega  #scenery  #nuunlife  #runner  #hokaoneone  @hokaoneone #timetofly  #running  #ultrarunning  #marathontraining  #marathon  #ultrarunner  #trailrunner  #trailrunning  #scenery  #run  #california  #ca  #ocean  #beach  #fall  #runnersofinstagram  #sandiego  #journey  #adventure  #keephammering 
That’s a wrap!! Last big workout for my marathon is in the books. The next time I run over this bridge it will be in the last 10k of a marathon! 🏃🏻‍♀️ I’m ready for it. #3b26 #itstime .
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6 miles today at 8:42 average pace & strides! My body continues to feel great, but the fun (& pain) of my training cycle is only beginning! 🤗
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Happy #nationalsockday from me and my favorite sock brand!! @balega_international #balega #balegasocks #balegaimpi #impipride
Happy #nationalsockday! Rocking a pair of my favorites today! #crazycrews #lovemybalegas #balegabestsocksever #balegaimpi @balega_international
The sun’s been MIA for who knows how long? The trail is a little frozen, a little wet and a lot of cold and bleak. Running teaches us to keep showing up. Keep chipping away, one step at a time. Even on the grayest days, the magic is in the journey. Is it ☀️ where you are? #running #trails #instarunners #december #getoutside #runnersneverquit #womensrunning #londonmarathon2019 #tokyomarathon2019 #fitafter50 #zoomaholidaychallenge #fitwithglg #balegaimpi #runtheworld #wmmajors #marathontraining
The sun’s been MIA for who knows how long? The trail is a little frozen, a little wet and a lot of cold and bleak. Running teaches us to keep showing up. Keep chipping away, one step at a time. Even on the grayest days, the magic is in the journey. Is it ☀️ where you are? #running  #trails  #instarunners  #december  #getoutside  #runnersneverquit  #womensrunning  #londonmarathon2019  #tokyomarathon2019  #fitafter50  #zoomaholidaychallenge  #fitwithglg  #balegaimpi  #runtheworld  #wmmajors  #marathontraining 
Me, wondering what these things are on my legs?? First run in tights all year called for Christmas tunes blasting though my @aftershokz - ‘tis the season, after all!
Me, wondering what these things are on my legs?? First run in tights all year called for Christmas tunes blasting though my @aftershokz - ‘tis the season, after all!
All that talk about “rest reduces your risk of injury” yesterday....well, would you believe that on my rest day, I actually tweaked my back somehow and it completely locked up on me?! 🤦🏻‍♀️I called in an emergency visit to see Dr. Clay @cchpcarolinas and while it was a painful, it was the first step to getting less crooked and tight. 👌 Y’all- this is the FOURTH time I’ve had a spaz moment as such just this year (and it has NEVER happened from actually running)- so bizarre! 🤔 I’m so thankful for the quick treatment I got yesterday and the strengthen/stretching I was able to do this morning with a bit more mobility. Maybe I’ll do a test run later today to see if loosens up anymore. 🤷🏻‍♀️What a wacky month post-goal race it has been. Progress....not perfection. 🙌🏼 #LIVEfearlesslyinJOY #nuunlife #mavibandz #aviaofficial #cchpcarolinas #staybalanced #balegaimpi #momentumjewelry
All that talk about “rest reduces your risk of injury” yesterday....well, would you believe that on my rest day, I actually tweaked my back somehow and it completely locked up on me?! 🤦🏻‍♀️I called in an emergency visit to see Dr. Clay @cchpcarolinas and while it was a painful, it was the first step to getting less crooked and tight. 👌 Y’all- this is the FOURTH time I’ve had a spaz moment as such just this year (and it has NEVER happened from actually running)- so bizarre! 🤔 I’m so thankful for the quick treatment I got yesterday and the strengthen/stretching I was able to do this morning with a bit more mobility. Maybe I’ll do a test run later today to see if loosens up anymore. 🤷🏻‍♀️What a wacky month post-goal race it has been. Progress....not perfection. 🙌🏼 #LIVEfearlesslyinJOY  #nuunlife  #mavibandz  #aviaofficial  #cchpcarolinas  #staybalanced  #balegaimpi  #momentumjewelry 
A memory popped up on my news feed this morning...
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3 Years ago, I was walking around with crutches.
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Why?
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Well it was dark. I had just got off a boat for a year end function. Copious amounts of alcohol was consumed.
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I was walking.
Someone must have moved the pavement.
I slipped.
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I managed to damage the ligaments in my ankle. .
Did I go home?
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No, I went to join the rest of the gang and partied further 🤣
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You probably thinking "Why is she telling us this useless information?"
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I think that was more or less the time that I decided enough is enough......
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Fast forward three years...
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I am now jumping from rocks for photos!
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A memory popped up on my news feed this morning... . 3 Years ago, I was walking around with crutches. . Why? . Well it was dark. I had just got off a boat for a year end function. Copious amounts of alcohol was consumed. . I was walking. Someone must have moved the pavement. I slipped. . I managed to damage the ligaments in my ankle. . Did I go home? . No, I went to join the rest of the gang and partied further 🤣 . You probably thinking "Why is she telling us this useless information?" . I think that was more or less the time that I decided enough is enough...... . Fast forward three years... . I am now jumping from rocks for photos! . #weightlosstips  #weightlosstransformation  #transformationtuesday  #weightloss  #nutrition  #calories  #caloriedeficit  #runner  #runningcommunity  #balegaimpi  #lovecapetown  #excercise  #fatloss  #fat2fit  #fitness  #obesetobeast  #healthyliving  #southafrican  #inspire  #crymeacalorie  #mystory  #formerfatty 
Ready to join the Balega Impi Team for 2019 so you can be as cool as me. Don't forget to submit your application by December 9th: http://bit.ly/BALEGAIMPI2019  #BalegaImpi #balegaimpiteam2019
Ready to join the Balega Impi Team for 2019 so you can be as cool as me. Don't forget to submit your application by December 9th: http://bit.ly/BALEGAIMPI2019 #BalegaImpi  #balegaimpiteam2019 
Two years ago I ran my first 50 miles with some of the best people, we need to do this again #trailfamily
Two years ago I ran my first 50 miles with some of the best people, we need to do this again #trailfamily 
Love this athlete focused holiday gift guide @sierra_cascades created! It includes some of my favorite. #repost
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Love this athlete focused holiday gift guide @sierra_cascades created! It includes some of my favorite. #repost  ・・・ Trying to decide what to get your athlete for the holidays? Click the link in our profile to check out our Holiday Gift Guide including our season pass now in a convenient gift format! 🎄🎁🕎☃️ #giftguide  #supportsmallbusiness  #supportlocal  @sierra_cascades @truerestfresno @justinlevine03 @endurejewelry @balega_international @fleetfeetfresno
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It’s half marathon week, but since my bigger picture (and #goals) are all about marathon training, I still had 9 miles to do today. That meant 5 miles at 6am, a quick break to drive the oldest kiddo to school, and then coming home and loading up the youngest in the stroller so that we could tackle the last 4 together. Im not a big fan of splitting up runs, but since this wasn’t a tempo or long run I felt okay about it. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, right?! Make your running plan work for you! .
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My goal this week is to hydrate!! It’s been cloudy and chilly here over the past week and when I’m already cold it makes it so challenging to drink lots of water. I read one thing you can do to help is to literally chug your water bottle whenever you see your kid drink from their cup if sipping water all day isn’t your jam in the wintertime either! I’m going try that this week and let you all know if it works for me!
It’s half marathon week, but since my bigger picture (and #goals ) are all about marathon training, I still had 9 miles to do today. That meant 5 miles at 6am, a quick break to drive the oldest kiddo to school, and then coming home and loading up the youngest in the stroller so that we could tackle the last 4 together. Im not a big fan of splitting up runs, but since this wasn’t a tempo or long run I felt okay about it. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, right?! Make your running plan work for you! . . . My goal this week is to hydrate!! It’s been cloudy and chilly here over the past week and when I’m already cold it makes it so challenging to drink lots of water. I read one thing you can do to help is to literally chug your water bottle whenever you see your kid drink from their cup if sipping water all day isn’t your jam in the wintertime either! I’m going try that this week and let you all know if it works for me!
Grand Cayman Marathon... you, my dear, tested me in every way possible and just about took me out.  I love my little island, but this race was horrendous.  I’ve put this one off for 4 years for very clear reasons... the dreaded double loop, going under the finish line then having to run it AGAIN, battling the insane heat, and virtually running the second half solo with nobody in sight.  BUT! I am happy to have done this race as my (what I say now) final marathon.  For such a small race, the crowds and water stops were amazing.  Also having my friends scattered along the route with signs, playing soca music, and cheering the whole time was tear jerking!  I hate my time but I don’t care.  I’ve got a nice hobble today and a big smile to accompany it. 😃 #caterpylaces #balegaimpi
Grand Cayman Marathon... you, my dear, tested me in every way possible and just about took me out. I love my little island, but this race was horrendous. I’ve put this one off for 4 years for very clear reasons... the dreaded double loop, going under the finish line then having to run it AGAIN, battling the insane heat, and virtually running the second half solo with nobody in sight. BUT! I am happy to have done this race as my (what I say now) final marathon. For such a small race, the crowds and water stops were amazing. Also having my friends scattered along the route with signs, playing soca music, and cheering the whole time was tear jerking! I hate my time but I don’t care. I’ve got a nice hobble today and a big smile to accompany it. 😃 #caterpylaces  #balegaimpi 
RUN❤️with your heart🧡with your mind💛 with your body & soul💚JUST RUN💙& know that one part of you will always hold color for the others to gravitate toward💜 #mile20 .
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RUN❤️with your heart🧡with your mind💛 with your body & soul💚JUST RUN💙& know that one part of you will always hold color for the others to gravitate toward💜 #mile20  . . . . . . . #gomommy_GO  #happyrunner  #runningmom  #inspiringwomenrunners  #runnersofig  #runner  #runspiration  #mondaymotivation  #motherrunner  #run  #balega  #balegaimpi  #runningwithanxiety  #womenrunning  #marathon  #maketime  #oisellevolée  #marathoner  #marathonmemories  #momentumjewelryambassador  #runningmakesmehappy  #RUNwaycrew  #tcsnycmarathon  #running  #ihavearunnersbody  #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid  ♡ #SheCanAndSheDid 
Hell of a day.
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Only way to describe yesterday's MiWayLife Jozi Ultra.
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Super amped to PB on the 1.9km swim with about 3 minutes. That's where it stopped. The bike was the most brutal bike course I've raced, with hills on hills on hills. With the temperature in the high 30s Celsius, 90km felt like a tour mountain stage full gas.
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I knew going into this race that it could go south fast if the legs haven't shaken Sky Run. I started the day hoping the legs had me, but the moment the run started, I felt Sky was still in the legs. It went from goal orientation to survival.
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I nearly pulled the plug on 2km, but a bit of motivational bank recalls helped shake that thought. Quitting would be forever... and I'd disappoint myself. I decided, even if I have to walk... I'll walk ever kay.
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Short story, after coke, gel and @32gi, the body started to come back. Managed to run about 8km of the 21 in total, with loads of walking to avoid cramps.
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Hell of a day. • Only way to describe yesterday's MiWayLife Jozi Ultra. • Super amped to PB on the 1.9km swim with about 3 minutes. That's where it stopped. The bike was the most brutal bike course I've raced, with hills on hills on hills. With the temperature in the high 30s Celsius, 90km felt like a tour mountain stage full gas. • I knew going into this race that it could go south fast if the legs haven't shaken Sky Run. I started the day hoping the legs had me, but the moment the run started, I felt Sky was still in the legs. It went from goal orientation to survival. • I nearly pulled the plug on 2km, but a bit of motivational bank recalls helped shake that thought. Quitting would be forever... and I'd disappoint myself. I decided, even if I have to walk... I'll walk ever kay. • Short story, after coke, gel and @32gi, the body started to come back. Managed to run about 8km of the 21 in total, with loads of walking to avoid cramps. • End of the story, I finished what I started. • #running  #runners  #triathloncommunity  #trilife  #triathlontraining  #triathlon   #triathlonlife  #swimbikerun   #swimming  #specialized  #life  #instalike  #longride  #ironman70point3  #tri365  #balega  #balegasocks  #balegaimpi  #beastmode  #venge  #instafitness  #instafit  #ironman  #happy  #cycling  #mastersstudent  #bike  #swimmers 
Friends make friends run ultras... official next race has been registered for.. #avalon50 #catalinaisland #ultrarunning  #runitfast #motivation
First big weekend back and stoked as ever. Ended with total 5 hours on the bike, 42km on the run and a couple gym sessions. Logging the long hours is my happy place 🙃. The easy paces this weekend felt like damn near sprints last week, I really don’t understand endurance training sometimes but I’ll continue to push (and now I’m waking up at 5am starving, oh a long season ahead)
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#fall #running #run #runner #runnergirl #runhappy #trailrunning #marathontraining #marathoner #happyplace #marathonrunner #runshots #runnersofinstagram #instarun #instarunners #picoftheday #fitness #fit #fitgirl #training #balegaimpi
First big weekend back and stoked as ever. Ended with total 5 hours on the bike, 42km on the run and a couple gym sessions. Logging the long hours is my happy place 🙃. The easy paces this weekend felt like damn near sprints last week, I really don’t understand endurance training sometimes but I’ll continue to push (and now I’m waking up at 5am starving, oh a long season ahead) . . . #fall  #running  #run  #runner  #runnergirl  #runhappy  #trailrunning  #marathontraining  #marathoner  #happyplace  #marathonrunner  #runshots  #runnersofinstagram  #instarun  #instarunners  #picoftheday  #fitness  #fit  #fitgirl  #training  #balegaimpi 
My friend, Shannon, and I had so much fun running the two-person relay at the CA International Marathon! This was an awesome way to finish out a tough year for me! There was a time where this would have been a huge disappointment for me to run an 8:30 pace for 13.5 miles, but I’ve learned that not everyday is about you, some days it is and it’s YOUR day to shine, some days it’s ok that your goal is to “just have fun,” we all struggle through a lot of the same life issues (it just isn’t broadcast on social media like all the good stuff is), so be positive, be supportive, have fun, keep praying, and keep working towards those goals! 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🍁🍂😀
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#runningisawesome #runners #runnerswholoveyoga #yogis #bikeaccidentsurvivor #run #runhappy #lovetorun #beyou #balegasocks #balegaimpi #findyouractive #optoutside #womensrunningcommunity #womenrunning #havefun #runnerscommunity #marathoneralways #fleetfeetracingsacramento #sundayrunday
My friend, Shannon, and I had so much fun running the two-person relay at the CA International Marathon! This was an awesome way to finish out a tough year for me! There was a time where this would have been a huge disappointment for me to run an 8:30 pace for 13.5 miles, but I’ve learned that not everyday is about you, some days it is and it’s YOUR day to shine, some days it’s ok that your goal is to “just have fun,” we all struggle through a lot of the same life issues (it just isn’t broadcast on social media like all the good stuff is), so be positive, be supportive, have fun, keep praying, and keep working towards those goals! 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🍁🍂😀 . . #runningisawesome  #runners  #runnerswholoveyoga  #yogis  #bikeaccidentsurvivor  #run  #runhappy  #lovetorun  #beyou  #balegasocks  #balegaimpi  #findyouractive  #optoutside  #womensrunningcommunity  #womenrunning  #havefun  #runnerscommunity  #marathoneralways  #fleetfeetracingsacramento  #sundayrunday 
Today Cosmo and I ran our first 5k race together!! Last year when we brought him to this 5k that benefits the local humane society , he was too young to run (finished just the last 100m with me). I knew then that I wanted to try to make this our first race. He did wonderful! He was very, very excited and happy running with a big pack of people and dogs, and ran much faster than normal. He was all over the place and the snow was fresh, so I held the leash in my hands for my own safety. This ended up being a very good idea 😂. Cosmo is such a good boy!! 6 miles total today- 3 solo & 5k w/ Cosmo!
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#marathontraining #running #instarunners #oisellevolée #balegaimpi #womensrunningcommunity #runningwithdogs #stuntpuppy #muttsofinstagram #holidayrun #winterrunning #wintermiles
Today Cosmo and I ran our first 5k race together!! Last year when we brought him to this 5k that benefits the local humane society , he was too young to run (finished just the last 100m with me). I knew then that I wanted to try to make this our first race. He did wonderful! He was very, very excited and happy running with a big pack of people and dogs, and ran much faster than normal. He was all over the place and the snow was fresh, so I held the leash in my hands for my own safety. This ended up being a very good idea 😂. Cosmo is such a good boy!! 6 miles total today- 3 solo & 5k w/ Cosmo! . #marathontraining  #running  #instarunners  #oisellevolée  #balegaimpi  #womensrunningcommunity  #runningwithdogs  #stuntpuppy  #muttsofinstagram  #holidayrun  #winterrunning  #wintermiles 
A beautiful sunrise and 15 miles this morning. I felt like a rock this morning after eating my weight in breakfast yesterday. Still managed a 8:01 pace. #altrarunning #altraduo #balegaimpi #balegasocks #hammernutrition #thisishowihammer
All ready to run my first #cimrelaychallenge - first two legs! Hope to see you all at the start and finish area - have fun out there!!! 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🍁🍂
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Early miles, it was a bit cold but we got it done with great company #simitrailrunners 📸 @elalex_c
Early miles, it was a bit cold but we got it done with great company #simitrailrunners  📸 @elalex_c
Didn’t get into #westernstates100 
Didn’t get into #hardrock100 
But I did go for an early run with #simitrailrunners and I signed up for #blackcanyon100k 
Life will be okay 👌 
#dirtbagrunners #balegaimpi #fuelyourpassion #nomeatathlete
Yesterday I skipped my run.
I knew I was too physically and mentally exhausted to complete it. 
I considered taking the day off today because I'm still not feeling great, but running ended up being the right choice. Any lingering guilt over skipping yesterday's workout is gone, because there's no way I would have been able to run 9 miles today if I would have  pushed through my exhaustion and run yesterday. 
#runsmart #marathontraining #winterrunning #bostonmarathon2019 #springlakemarathonclub #livethelifeyouvealwaysimagined
Yesterday I skipped my run. I knew I was too physically and mentally exhausted to complete it. I considered taking the day off today because I'm still not feeling great, but running ended up being the right choice. Any lingering guilt over skipping yesterday's workout is gone, because there's no way I would have been able to run 9 miles today if I would have pushed through my exhaustion and run yesterday. #runsmart  #marathontraining  #winterrunning  #bostonmarathon2019  #springlakemarathonclub  #livethelifeyouvealwaysimagined 
What a perfect day for a fun 5k in the park!! I love running this race and our tradition of dressing up in different fun festive outfits every year. 
I cherish these moments as much as I cherish all the special friendships running has brought me. 
#jinglebelljog #runnersofinstagram #holidays #jinglebells #gnomes #run #runners #christmas #instarunners #balegaimpi #balega #lifeisanadventure