A great weekend! Post run bacon sarnie and orange juice 🥓🍊😁
My favourite way to start my weekends in summer! 5km Parkrun, a good breakfast in the sun and a swim/sunbathe at the beach 🏖☀️👌🏻@parkrunuk
I hope everyone had a good one and let’s hope for a great week ahead 👊🏻
Never stop challenging yourself! I knew the Verbier St Bernard 73k race would be extremely difficult, with nearly 5000m of vertical climbing, however is was far far harder than I could even imagine!! Mountain racing is completely new to me.. something I knew of, but always feared I’d never be good enough at to even make a start line, so up to now I stuck to racing on the flat and roads.
I was scared of being shown up, worried about finishing last, nervous about training for such a big unknown. However I have a constant inbuilt need to evolve, to push myself, to try new things, to learn and challenge my own self imposed limits.
During the race I got sick, I stabbed my foot with a pole, I under fuelled and probably got my footwear wrong. It was a constant learning experience, testing myself to the limit and pretty much breaking point. All the race footage is on YouTube if you want to see!
I came 527th out of 850 runners, which when I won a race just 4 days before this one, was pretty dam hard to accept! It took 19 hours, I was in an alien environment being taught a lesson. But you know what? It was amazing! I learnt SO much, learnt a lot about myself as a person and how sometimes you have to start right from the very beginning to push your own limits. It’s going to be a huge challenge to get competitive in the mountains, but if I wound the clock back 4 years ago to see where my life is now, there is NO WAY I’d every have believed all that’s happened!!
2019 will see a lot more mountain racing, (plus plenty of road running too!) which is so exciting as the challenge to get competitive is huge, but I love it.
Whatever it is you’re worried about, that thing it is you don’t think you can do.. well you can! You might not be great the first time, but you learn, keep trying and you’ll get there!! We can do this!!
Well that was hard 🤷🏻♀️ 4.30am alarm to beat the heat and it was still hot and humid 😫 Despite being a massive sweatfest it was lovely to be the first one out on the promenade to enjoy some quiet miles. 14 miles @10.30 average alternating between slow and faster miles. It was meant to be 16 but I cut it short as the tank was well and truly depleted. Now, foccacia!
Новые FuelCell Impulse от @newbalancerussia - это неудержимая скорость. Технология FuelCell, бесшовный и двухслойный верх отлично дышит и облегает ногу. Вес кроссовка в размере 9,5US 225гр. По моему мнению это лучшие кроссовки для темпового бега у NB на сегодняшний момент!
Trainer Tuesday 💪
Gary Collins! Gary is a certified personal trainer with an advanced diploma in nutrition. Gary is a down to earth trainer who always has his clients best interests at heart. He has helped hundreds of people work towards their goals, all while have a good laugh as they go through their individual fitness journeys! 🙌 @afspringfield @g4ry_c0llins
Building from a setback in training. How to slay your next goal 💪
Whether you are coming off an injury or have not reached that PB, we have a few tips for you!
Next time you are feeling the blues about your training, try focusing on what is in your control and a skill you can focus on. This often called growth mindset. We may not all be as naturally gifted as Usain Bolt but even the man himself has to work on his mindset!
So believe in yourself and look at your setbacks as challenges rather than failures 🙌 You’ve got this 💪
You know who is going to give you everything? Yourself 💪
Challenge yourself to be who you know you are capable of being. Don’t worry about the time it might take to get there. As long as you keep challenging yourself, you will be crushing it 🙌
Did you start the year with resolutions? Remember motivation is amazing in the beginning but sometimes you need to remind yourself why you started! So lace up those shoes and make 2018 your year💪😄 #seekyourfit