My Sunday #runstreak (of at least a 5K) is now at about 8 straight months since I started anew after the @NYCmarathon last fall.
I've logged roughly 250 Sunday miles since then for an average of about 8 miles/run (for you data nerds 🤓)...looking fwd to see how long I can go!! 👊🏼
I hope the wonderful dads out there enjoyed your Father's day today!! 🍻
Playing shoe roulette, trying to make my Achilles feel better. Ended up doing the last four in my On Clouds, and feeling pretty good.. Love my Altras, but maybe we need to see other people for a while. #maybealittledrop
Spent Father's Day morning with the family then headed for the trails in the late afternoon to clear my mind before the end of the weekend. Hit 3 peaks of Mission Trails, starting with the notorious stairs, while dodging rattlesnakes and catching my fall a few times. Happy Father's Day to the rest of the dads out there! #missiontrails#sdtrails#fathersday
back in california, already missing the childhood home my parents are moving out of in just over a week... glad we had a chance to spend a few days at home together one last time before it's no longer ours ❤️#fathersday#homesweethome
2nd year running this great race. It was a hot one today, but a great experience. Took 2nd in my AG, spent time with good friends, and met a few inspiring people. I love small town events such as these. This race is held every year at Scholl Farms. Stu Scholl and his family treat you like one of their own. He is the guy with the great, long hair! This is what I love about the running community. Strangers, friends, families, all coming together to do something we love, to smile, to have fun, and to support one another. 😊
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Mount Washington Road Race recap ⛰🏃🏻♀️⛰🏃🏻♀️⛰🏃🏻♀️⛰🏃🏻♀️ So yesterday I ran the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road race for the first time. I made the decision last year to put my name in this year’s lottery and surprisingly I was picked!
We had near perfect weather for this race - it was sunny and warm at the start and a bit humid in the first mile or so but the wind that was coming down the mountain helped.
I ran/walked the first 2 miles and then “power-hiked” with a few stretches of short runs for the remaining 5.6 miles.
Once out of the tree line the wind was brutal. I heard it was 40 mph winds and it definitely felt like it! I had been sweating pretty good for the beginning of the race so the winds were welcomed (especially when it was a tailwind!). The final mile or so was bitterly cold. I could tell my skin was red, not just from the effort, but from being blasted by that wind.
At the summit I welcomed the blanket that a very kind volunteer wrapped me in (seriously, she was so sweet I almost started crying because she wanted to tuck it all around me to make sure I was ok and warm). The wind was relentless and it was so cold (you can see my lips are slightly blue) so I ended up putting pants and a long sleeve on over my race clothes.
Hands down this was the most difficult race I have done. I was very emotional when I met up with my husband at the top (you can see in the video). With that said, I loved it! I went in thinking I would do more running and once I got that idea out of my head I buckled down and power-hiked. I got my breathing under control and I swear I had a stupid grin on my face for 90% of it.
Time - 2:10:41
Pace - 17:12
I feel great today - just some soreness in my upper calves/back of the knee. And honestly, I might do it again someday. Hell, maybe even next year!
Thank you to everyone for all the words of encouragement and the kind comments!!
Happy Father’s Day to all us dads out there!
I got to have a morning shred with my boy @ryanconnelly_ on some insanely delicious brown pow, while my ladies were making me a wonderful brunch. Awesome day for sure! 🥓👍🙌
Amazing time at yesterday’s #TriToFinish 5th Annual MUTT race! 2nd overall in the 5mile distance, and our team narrowly missed the podium with a 4th place finish. Great day, great race and great friends! Can’t wait to bring a team back again next year. All photos courtesy of @tritofinish and I sure do love my #honeystinger fuel!
Wow! Time has flown! I’ve learned more about myself than I ever thought possible, and I anticipate learning even more in the next 34 days. I’ve learned to keep going even when I want to stop and rest. I’ve learned to embrace the stupid strong winds and hills to make me stronger. 💪🏼 I’ve learned that I really do run this body, and if I treat it nicely, it will carry me many miles! The support and encouragement I’ve received is mind blowing. ❤️❤️ This weekend, I bought the last few odds and ends that I needed. I cannot believe I’m 34 days away from making my first attempt to becoming an Ironman. 😳😁
Such an awesome weekend!! .
Covered 60 miles of some tough terrain the past 3 days with some incredible people! @edoubledare , @n8holland and I had a blast pushing each other every day. It was a pleasure racing with you guys. Keep crushing it!
A huge thanks to my amazing crew this weekend led by @mrshaleighbailey and my in-laws. Seriously couldn’t have done it without you! You all rock and I love you!
Also, another huge thanks to @wtrails for putting on such a fantastic event. It takes a ton of work to put on a race and you guys did 3 of them in 3 days! Thank you so much for all your hard work at this year’s Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race!
Day 3 was at Signal Mountain today and it was definitely the toughest day. A very technical course with a good amount of climbing made for a hard, but memorable run. Now, time to recover and get back to some training!
The journey to a thousand miles begins with a single step. Just over 3 months since hip surgery and 4.5 months since my last run, I ran this morning. I Ran Happy Too! 30 seconds running, 90 seconds walking for about 15 minutes. Definitely was super slow and I was a bit timid on the first few reps, but after I started going it felt natural. No issues other than general soreness. Hip surgery is a 4 to 6 month recovery and it could be up to a year before I experience no soreness after running. Still a long way to go but this is just another milestone reached in my recovery.