So beyond honored to be chosen as a Flex It Pink Ambassador for the third year in a row! If you've been following me for a while, then you know how much I believe in this organization. ❤️ @flexitpink is an amazing community of women who have the same mission I do: to support, encourage and empower one another through fitness, health and self love. They also make the world a better place by donating proceeds from their sales to support worthy causes such as dog rescues, honoring veterans and helping prevent veteran suicide, bringing clean running water to villages in third-world countries, raising money for women battling breast cancer and everything in between. 💪🏼 I'm honored, humbled, blessed and not to mention excited to continue as part of the #flexitpinkarmy in 2019 and look forward to continuing to support their causes through their virtual runs and beautiful monthly boxes. 🏅
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GREAT MILES THIS AM! I decided yesterday, I would not wake up early since @backonmyfeet wasn’t meeting. It was 27° out during my run, but felt like 22°...I slept late, woke up fully refreshed, took my time getting myself together and went down to @thenationalmall @downtowndcbid @foggybottomdc and back to run. Dodging the #sightseers and #tourists reminded me of why I don’t really enjoy running during the day itself, but I still had an enjoyable time. My legs felt fine and I even thought I could have ran further but didn’t want to overdo it before meeting up with the #washingtonsoccersociety at @bundydogparkdc tomorrow.
I randomly thought slot about this time about 10 or 11 years ago when I was in @uganda_tourism celebrating the holiday season. I remember hanging out with @litugandans and American expats celebrating things to be thankful for. Ugandans were talking about the #pilgrims , #freedom , #unity , the #firstthanksgiving those kinds of things; Americans (including myself) didn’t really have that #rosyview of America and Thanksgiving. We mostly talked about the division that existed, how the #natives were treated, #blacks , the #Irish , #catholics , and how the country has “bullied” it’s the way across the world. I love this country, but I’m no food… I don’t have that #naïve view of what this country is, but I love being here. And as I ran today and heard all the different languages being spoken by those who are out enjoying the day after #turkeyday , I wondered what their thoughts of this country was. What’s great about this place is you allowed to think whatever you want, regardless of what @realdonaldtrump or his supporters think. @dcrunningtours @dcrunningclub @dcrunningplus @blackmenrun.dc @blackmenrun @heartrunners @mindmiles_gram @charitymiles @coopsrun @brooksrunning
@deftones and @kendricklamar provided the soundtrack for today’s run. 🏃🏾🙄🔥🤔🤙🏾🌮🙌🏾❤️ #runnersofinstagram#runningmotivation#running#irunthisbody#irunthesestreets#runyourbest#grind#japaneseamericanmemorial#middayrun#runhappy#distance
People always ask me, “aren’t you scared out there in the dark?” The answer is, YES, yes sometimes I’m a little scared or on edge to say the least. But I’m always aware of my surroundings. I’ve learned to be bigger than my fears. If that didn’t work I wouldn’t be out here in the first place. #foottopavement#rungirlrun#runnersofinstagram#irunthesestreets
SNOW!… The first snow of the year is here. The actual snow did not last long, because it changed into sleet…and that will change into rain. This morning’s running on the snow felt refreshing. It was almost like I have cushioned insoles in my shoes. I thought about all those times I had ran in the snow before and how I typically end up running much farther than I anticipate; but this morning I kept it to a 5K because I’ve got a lot of things to do and not a lot of time to do it today. I hope you guys don’t let #OldManWinter hold you hostage… Get out there and run, or get to a gym, or check out Instagram pages like @_vfitness_ If you’re looking for an EFFECTIVE homework out, that nets positive results! @frankenballs did you sneak out for a run? #Tool provided the soundtrack for this morning’sRun.🔥🏃🏾❤️🙏🏾❄️🌬🌫#dcrunning#runnersofinstagram#running#training#irunthesestreets#runwithme
@charitymiles @clever_trainign @mindmiles_gram @meditation_and_mindfulness @dcrunningclub @instarunners @backonmyfeet @blackmenrun
After work 3 miler complete. Shout out to the @$$hole who saw me with my headlamp on and swerved toward me to the point I had to jump out of his way to avoid my death. Oh, and Here’s a selfie fail for you #fitlupiechic#inknburn#irunthesestreets
Look who's all grown up and has his own Instagram page @king_cade_18 😱😱😱 can't wipe his own butt, but has his own Instagram page #whatatimetobealive If you're interested in all things poop, pee, farts burp, goo-goos and gaa-gaas, you'll get your daily fix here!
But more importantly, look's living their best life!
I wake up, fuss for a few minutes and that's right, papa gets outta bed and clean my butt! #bossman I run these streets!
So this little monster is approaching 2 months old, he was 8 weeks yesterday and has finally started sleeping. I actually never thought it'd happen, at one point he'd be awake from 8am to 8pm with only 1 or 2 short 30 mins nap in-between and would wake up ever 2 hours at night. .
But in true dramatic Cade style, on Monday just like that went from 1 extreme to the next. 2x 50 mins nap in the mornings and 2x 2/3 hours sleep in the afternoon.
On Monday he slept froma12 to 6:30pm woke up briefly to feed. Typically worried me was thinking is he ok🤔🤔🤔 started googling 'is my baby sleeping too much' 😶😶🤔🤔 #ilIhaveissues then I was like but I miss our little chats, there's no making me happy!
Now he does 4 hour and 3 hour sleeps at night before waking up for food.💃💃🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾. Last night when he woke up for his 2:30am feed, by the time I fed him and burped him and started to change him, he was awake and looking around, kicking up his feet. I was like crap, now he'll take a while to fall off. Nope, within a second of hitting my chest, KO'd, passed out, sound asleep 😱😱😱 I was pissing myself laughing, it's like I drugged him. I even did the floppy arm check, as I thought no way he can be knocked out 🤔🤔🤔
This child is so dramatic, there's literally no in-between with him. I swear he's destined for Broadway. Everyday he delivers a different, more hilarious performance, definitely my child!
The weather was great; causing me to want to run farther; but there’s a half marathon this weekend (I don’t want to do too much). However…I do want to get some activity and mobility in. I thought about misunderstandings, while I ran. I’ve been a casualty of it many times. I have also caused the misunderstandings. Sometimes, being prideful, kept me from asking someone the important questions to clear up something… not asking, only made the situation worse. There’s also been times where I knew someone didn’t have a clear understanding of what I was saying, or what they were hearing from someone else, and I still chose not to help clear that up for them. It was pretty stupid. And I have no idea what ever became of many of those situations, but I imagine had I taken the time to help clear things up for them…their day may have gone better. I’ve been working on attempting to make myself clear and direct in my personal life. Work wise, I tell it exactly how it is and everything because I don’t want to mess up my money. Sometimes it takes putting my pride, and all that other nonsense aside... lowering the testosterone and doing like @kendricklamar so eloquently says, “Bitch shut down… Be humbled.” @themarsvolta provided the tunes today.
Verrazano. Where it all begins!! 3 days to go and instead of looking out onto the bridge, I will be standing on it with 50,000 superheros, ready to take on the most epic 26 2 mile journey. Thank you, NYC for letting us run your streets ❤ #roomwithaview
Good run this morning. I wish it were longer but I woke up on time, then became preoccupied with the Internet…so much so, that I missed my window for a longer run. i’ll have to make up for it by running this evening… That way I still get my miles in.😜 this morning I thought about, “those who stand beside you.” My biggest champion growing up was my mom’s mom; my late grandmother. She was AWESOME! She taught me so much, and inspired me in many ways. Hearing her talk about her childhood, growing up in rural southwest Arkansas, and motivated me. So much of who i am is because of her. I remember one day at her house, she said to me, “ You’re never going to be perfect, you can still be a good person.” No matter what, my grandmother always stood beside me through my numerous ups and downs. She’s always had my back; I envision her now still lobbying to the Big Guy in the Sky for me. I miss her often. Always allow the right people in your corner. ❤️🤔💯🏃🏾😆🤙🏾👌🏾 #runnersofinstagram#irunthesestreets#instarunners#runningindc#grandmothers ❤️ #fortheculture#family #
Nothing like a @flexitpink virtual 5K to kick off my weekend especially for such a worthy cause! This year's #runfortheBOObies benefits Here For the Girls (@h4tg_org) in support of the fighters, in admiration for the survivors and in honor of the taken.
Thank you for the amazing work that you do, ladies. I am honored to be part of your army. 🎀💕 #flexitpink#fipambassador#flexitpinkarmy
This morning I opted for no route and no time, and that was no problem. The only stipulation this morning was to make sure that I ran 8.5 miles…I just did 4.2 miles on my impulsive route and then turned around, going back the way I came. It was nice to see some streets on @capitolhillbid @unionstationdc and @hstreetne that I haven’t ran. I saw some new faces, and new buildings too. I woke up on time so yeah me! This AM @kendricklamar @groovyq @jayrock and @logic Provided the soundtrack for this morning’s conquer and Miles new terrain I conquered LOL 🏃🏾👌🏾💯🧐🔥🙌🏾❤️ #runnersofinstagram#runningmotivation#runningindc#training#distance#kdot#irunthesestreets#dcrunning @heartrunners @american_heart @autismspeaks @mindmiles_gram @instagram @runnersworldmag @runnersbe
The run today compared to yesterday was like night and day. It was a good one! This morning I thought about being a #professional , while I was running. A friend is going through something right now because of his lack of professionalism with his work. Everyone (I assume) likes having a job, and carries themselves in a way that works for them and their business. We should always remember we represent the business in whatever we do. We are the face of our employment. We should always keep that in the forefront of our minds when we are out in public, especially during work hours. I can say firsthand that acting a fool during work hours can easily lead to termination. DM me and I’ll tell you all about it LOL 😂🔥🏃🏾🤔🤙🏾🙌🏾🤨 #runnersofinstagram#runningmotivation#runningcommunity#training#addingmiles#grind#tuesday#irunthesestreets#runningtowin#mentalhealthmemes
Out here keeping it gangster on this #sundayrunday woke up at 5am to get my miles in since @bigmeglittle works this weekend, that means I'm on daddy duty with the twins. I've got to make the time to get it done even if that means getting out of my comfort zone to get out there and put in work. I never regret it when it's over. #maketimeforyou#irunthesestreets#runningman#run#dowork
Day one of Rock n Roll San Jose down. Knocked out my 5k and ready to run tomorrow. I’m so proud to be running as a St. Jude Hero. Check out my Insta Story to follow more in depth. Thank you a million times over to the incredible people who donated to St. Jude and helped me raise fund for kids. Link to donate is still available in my bio. Out there running today, getting to see so many kids run with their parents and thinking that other kids don’t get the opportunity, well, it damn well brought ya girl to tears. Here is to running with a purpose. Living a life for others and to a beautiful weekend. Cheers 😘 -y