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Want to boost your run naturally? 
Try a shot of doterra peppermint in a glass of water before you head out. 
According to Abbas Meamarbashi, et. al., in “The effects of peppermint on exercise performance,” published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2013, the results of peppermint on performance were actually pretty surprising. 
You might expect a boost, but the extent that peppermint consumption improved performance was considerable. 
The oil improved exercise performance, respiratory function, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory gas exchange. It also reduced resting blood pressure and heart rate. 
The amount of total work performed by the test subjects was increased by a whopping 51%, including an increase in the time to exhaustion of about 25%. So not only did the subjects go for a quarter longer than they did without the peppermint oil, their work rate per unit time was higher too. In other words, they went faster for longer.

Throw in a little banana as an energy source, set yourself up to CRUSH those morning 400m burst interval sessions and get your body into fat burning mode all day!!! Who else is uses and loves peppermint? 
I have a guide on essential oils for runners. If you want it, comment below.  #runningmoms #motherrunner #namaste #essentialoils #gratitude #faster #stronger #hippiemom #allnatural #zenfitness #vibratehigher
Want to boost your run naturally? Try a shot of doterra peppermint in a glass of water before you head out. According to Abbas Meamarbashi, et. al., in “The effects of peppermint on exercise performance,” published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2013, the results of peppermint on performance were actually pretty surprising. You might expect a boost, but the extent that peppermint consumption improved performance was considerable. The oil improved exercise performance, respiratory function, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory gas exchange. It also reduced resting blood pressure and heart rate. The amount of total work performed by the test subjects was increased by a whopping 51%, including an increase in the time to exhaustion of about 25%. So not only did the subjects go for a quarter longer than they did without the peppermint oil, their work rate per unit time was higher too. In other words, they went faster for longer. Throw in a little banana as an energy source, set yourself up to CRUSH those morning 400m burst interval sessions and get your body into fat burning mode all day!!! Who else is uses and loves peppermint? I have a guide on essential oils for runners. If you want it, comment below. #runningmoms  #motherrunner  #namaste  #essentialoils  #gratitude  #faster  #stronger  #hippiemom  #allnatural  #zenfitness  #vibratehigher 
•Magic, beauty, strength and grace don’t happen because “shit was easy”. They happen because we courageously dealt with whatever life served up & we gave ourselves permission to transform the muck, both new and old, into soulful, holyfire purpose. That’s it. & Amen.• - Thug Unicorn 🦄 by Tanya Markul ————————————————————
Track Wednesday 🔥
800 WU- 4:34
8 x 400 Repeats
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800 CD- 6:36
Thank you for all the bedtime prayers last night frans 🙏🏽 And on Wednesday’s we wear pink 💕
•Magic, beauty, strength and grace don’t happen because “shit was easy”. They happen because we courageously dealt with whatever life served up & we gave ourselves permission to transform the muck, both new and old, into soulful, holyfire purpose. That’s it. & Amen.• - Thug Unicorn 🦄 by Tanya Markul ———————————————————— Track Wednesday 🔥 800 WU- 4:34 8 x 400 Repeats 1:48 1:46 1:42 1:40 1:38 1:34 1:33 1:30 800 CD- 6:36 Thank you for all the bedtime prayers last night frans 🙏🏽 And on Wednesday’s we wear pink 💕
A little fun with my running buddy!  We were celebrating being DONE with the workout! 😂🤭 I should add. I ran. Topher biked. Cayden scooted. 😂

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I wanted to quit this run a hundred times and then I wanted to take the short cut back but my son wouldn’t let me. We ended up going an additional two miles. Thanks for pushing your old mom. 👊🏻 #sotired
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The tiny runner and I got in 3 miles on Coronado this morning.  She snoozed (swipe to picture #2) and I enjoyed the sea breeze, overcast weather, and the smell of the ocean. I’m gearing up for my big 17 miles this weekend and I’m oddly excited. Maybe it’s for the alone time or maybe it’s the feeling of pushing your limits; either way I’m ready to tackle the long run. #coachkari #marathontraining #mychicagomarathon #firstmarathon #thesemotherscanrun #motherrunner #inspiringwomenrunners #gotrcoach #solemate #stillirun #bobgear #strollerrun #coronado #tinyrunner
The tiny runner and I got in 3 miles on Coronado this morning. She snoozed (swipe to picture #2 ) and I enjoyed the sea breeze, overcast weather, and the smell of the ocean. I’m gearing up for my big 17 miles this weekend and I’m oddly excited. Maybe it’s for the alone time or maybe it’s the feeling of pushing your limits; either way I’m ready to tackle the long run. #coachkari  #marathontraining  #mychicagomarathon  #firstmarathon  #thesemotherscanrun  #motherrunner  #inspiringwomenrunners  #gotrcoach  #solemate  #stillirun  #bobgear  #strollerrun  #coronado  #tinyrunner 
This picture pretty much sums up my day… it shows the bags of rubble, builders rubbish and offcuts which reflects the chaos of juggling builders, electricians, tilers, plumbers…! They’ve all had questions for me that need answering, decisions i’ve had to make on the fly… all with a nice cup of tea and 2 sugars!!!
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Then there is the nice new bifold door which shows me that we are nearly there… we are water tight and secure… its now the last push to the finish! The door somehow stands as a ‘last kilometre to go’ sign!
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Then there is tonights run… it was on the plan! I didn’t want to do it, but I did it! Taking inspiration from those that do ‘Parkrun Sandwiches’  I did a club run sandwich so I got to do my distance without missing out on the club run and gaining the momentum and motivation the club run gives me! *
Oh boy did i need that run after today! If you ever try and talk yourself out of a run, pause, because they truly are the runs you need to run and will gain from the most! Trust me!
This picture pretty much sums up my day… it shows the bags of rubble, builders rubbish and offcuts which reflects the chaos of juggling builders, electricians, tilers, plumbers…! They’ve all had questions for me that need answering, decisions i’ve had to make on the fly… all with a nice cup of tea and 2 sugars!!! * Then there is the nice new bifold door which shows me that we are nearly there… we are water tight and secure… its now the last push to the finish! The door somehow stands as a ‘last kilometre to go’ sign! * Then there is tonights run… it was on the plan! I didn’t want to do it, but I did it! Taking inspiration from those that do ‘Parkrun Sandwiches’ I did a club run sandwich so I got to do my distance without missing out on the club run and gaining the momentum and motivation the club run gives me! * Oh boy did i need that run after today! If you ever try and talk yourself out of a run, pause, because they truly are the runs you need to run and will gain from the most! Trust me!
TheBigs went for a bike ride with TheHusband and Omega and I went for a run. We met at the horses.
TheBigs went for a bike ride with TheHusband and Omega and I went for a run. We met at the horses.
Day 28 of 50 ⛰ — Climbing to new heights... finished up the week with 169km and +/- 11,620m 😁
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3 mile run this morning and then I took the boys out and got another 2000 steps!! #motherrunner #halfmarathontraining #keepmoving #activekids #stayactive #brooks #brooksrunning #womenrunning
It's Got My Name on It! Very happy with my new trisuit! Met op de voorkant Run-way Girls en mijn voornaam op de achterkant. Deze doe ik natuurlijk aan tijdens de halve Ironman in Zell am See! Over 12 dagen is het zover.. hopelijk kan ik tijdens het zwemmen wél een wetsuit dragen😅. De 2 k van vandaag ging best lekker op mijn laatste vrije dag! Morgen begint het echte leven weer.. work work work. Ben jij ook aan de slag of heb je nog vakantie te goed?
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It's Got My Name on It! Very happy with my new trisuit! Met op de voorkant Run-way Girls en mijn voornaam op de achterkant. Deze doe ik natuurlijk aan tijdens de halve Ironman in Zell am See! Over 12 dagen is het zover.. hopelijk kan ik tijdens het zwemmen wél een wetsuit dragen😅. De 2 k van vandaag ging best lekker op mijn laatste vrije dag! Morgen begint het echte leven weer.. work work work. Ben jij ook aan de slag of heb je nog vakantie te goed? . . . . 📷 Thank for following us Please follow us: @running__daily Thank you so much Via: @runwaygirlsnl . . . #runningtime  #runningmom  #prerunner  #instarunners  #runforestrun  #veganrunner  #runnersofig  #runescape  #ultrarunner  #motherrunner  #marathonrunner  #runnerspace  #runing  #trailrunner  #runbabyrun  #igrunners  #runkeeper  #instarun  #themazerunner  #instarunner 
Four miles outside in the sunny sun sun. Madeline in the jogger, R & M on their scooters, and J leading the way on his bike. Rewarded with a trip to the park afterwards while I did lunges, and chili Mac and cheese for lunch (believe when I say that is super exciting in our home). 🙌🏽 #motherrunner #womensrunningcommunity #furtherfasterstronger #optoutside #momswhorun
Both story... I went to bed Thursday in some pain I wondered if I would go into labor that night but I slept great and woke up a little disappointed. (Disclaimer: with my first I had to be induced so I wasn’t sure what contractions felt like.) went for 4 mile run/walk in the morning then went to get donuts with hubs and Leon. I was feeling some back pain but at that point that was normal. I felt some on and off pain but never really thought I was having contractions, at 2:30 my water broke, I decided to start timing contractions. They were all less then 5 minuets apart😬. Leon woke up from his nap and I called my midwife to see if I should go in and she said yes! Called by husband who was out with some friends. By 4:30 I still couldn’t reach him and my contractions were 4-3 minuets apart. One of my sisters came to watch Leon while another one took me to the hospital. I was 5 centimeters dilated and in triage. By husband made it as soon as he saw his phone 😘  a little after 6. I asked him to see if we could get into a room. By 6:20 I was in a room, 6 centimeters dilated, hubs was filling up a tub because I had back labor😣. I labored in the tub for almost a hour, when I looked up and said I wanted help with the pain. So I climbed out of the tub.  My midwife said she saw my labor had changed wanted to check me before I got stared on IV. I was 10 centimeters dilated, and it was time to push. After my first push I looked eyes with my midwife and said ‘I don’t think I can do this I think she is stuck 😂’ she kindly look back and said ‘I really think you can have her out with the next push’. So the next push I pushed with everything I had left and out she came born at  7:22pm! 😭. We were so happy! I was so thankful for the support from my family, midwife and nurses. 💕#38weekspregnant #thirdtrimester #birthday #birthstory #pregnantrunner #motherhood #motherrunner #babytime #babygirl
Both story... I went to bed Thursday in some pain I wondered if I would go into labor that night but I slept great and woke up a little disappointed. (Disclaimer: with my first I had to be induced so I wasn’t sure what contractions felt like.) went for 4 mile run/walk in the morning then went to get donuts with hubs and Leon. I was feeling some back pain but at that point that was normal. I felt some on and off pain but never really thought I was having contractions, at 2:30 my water broke, I decided to start timing contractions. They were all less then 5 minuets apart😬. Leon woke up from his nap and I called my midwife to see if I should go in and she said yes! Called by husband who was out with some friends. By 4:30 I still couldn’t reach him and my contractions were 4-3 minuets apart. One of my sisters came to watch Leon while another one took me to the hospital. I was 5 centimeters dilated and in triage. By husband made it as soon as he saw his phone 😘 a little after 6. I asked him to see if we could get into a room. By 6:20 I was in a room, 6 centimeters dilated, hubs was filling up a tub because I had back labor😣. I labored in the tub for almost a hour, when I looked up and said I wanted help with the pain. So I climbed out of the tub. My midwife said she saw my labor had changed wanted to check me before I got stared on IV. I was 10 centimeters dilated, and it was time to push. After my first push I looked eyes with my midwife and said ‘I don’t think I can do this I think she is stuck 😂’ she kindly look back and said ‘I really think you can have her out with the next push’. So the next push I pushed with everything I had left and out she came born at 7:22pm! 😭. We were so happy! I was so thankful for the support from my family, midwife and nurses. 💕#38weekspregnant  #thirdtrimester  #birthday  #birthstory  #pregnantrunner  #motherhood  #motherrunner  #babytime  #babygirl 
TRAINING WHEELS OFF
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This morning’s run was an easy little thing that had me feeling back in stride with my training plan. I’m not falling victim to overtraining by adding too many new elements to my program with nine weeks to go until @marinecorpsmarathon. I want to get back to strength training but also want to be smart about it given the 14-miler I want to do on Saturday morning. I’m feeling much more myself today, which is a very happy thing indeed!
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Week 9, day 4 of marathon training
TRAINING WHEELS OFF 🌸 This morning’s run was an easy little thing that had me feeling back in stride with my training plan. I’m not falling victim to overtraining by adding too many new elements to my program with nine weeks to go until @marinecorpsmarathon. I want to get back to strength training but also want to be smart about it given the 14-miler I want to do on Saturday morning. I’m feeling much more myself today, which is a very happy thing indeed! • Week 9, day 4 of marathon training
Trying to figure it all out for what seems like the millionth time!🤔
How do I fit all the things I am “suppose” to do in only 24 hours (weIl actually only 16 as I’m trying SO much harder to sleep for 8)?! ☝🏼How do I work a career job, grow a small business, raise a tiny human who is now involved in after school activities, manage a household, have a healthy marriage, train for my best half marathon and oh and you know take care of my health and well-being?! 😩 This life is exhausting! It is no wonder that the stress weight is beginning to appear! 😭
The hubby and I talked last night about options. This morning I met with a mama who’s interested in teaching some Stroller Strides. And tomorrow I’m meeting with a fellow franchisee to help me get a handle on some things. THEN...I need to reach out to my Principal. 😬
I feel like I have FINALLY come up with a plan, a “perfect” day if you will, that hopefully my Principal will be willing to work with. 
It’s also been SUPER helpful that just in this last week I have become more comfortable asking for non-family help because I’m going to need all the help this school year! 🙌🏼 I apologize for how this account has turned away from my fitness journey but this in the season of life I’m in and my fitness has definitely fallen to the wayside. 😔 It just is what it is right now. If anyone has conquered all of those things I have listed then you are my hero!!! 💯 And hats off to you, SERIOUSLY, you’re amazing! And to those that are still trying to figure it out like me, well...we’ll get there, but there will definitely be hard times and for me, this is a HARD time! 🙃
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Trying to figure it all out for what seems like the millionth time!🤔 How do I fit all the things I am “suppose” to do in only 24 hours (weIl actually only 16 as I’m trying SO much harder to sleep for 8)?! ☝🏼How do I work a career job, grow a small business, raise a tiny human who is now involved in after school activities, manage a household, have a healthy marriage, train for my best half marathon and oh and you know take care of my health and well-being?! 😩 This life is exhausting! It is no wonder that the stress weight is beginning to appear! 😭 The hubby and I talked last night about options. This morning I met with a mama who’s interested in teaching some Stroller Strides. And tomorrow I’m meeting with a fellow franchisee to help me get a handle on some things. THEN...I need to reach out to my Principal. 😬 I feel like I have FINALLY come up with a plan, a “perfect” day if you will, that hopefully my Principal will be willing to work with. It’s also been SUPER helpful that just in this last week I have become more comfortable asking for non-family help because I’m going to need all the help this school year! 🙌🏼 I apologize for how this account has turned away from my fitness journey but this in the season of life I’m in and my fitness has definitely fallen to the wayside. 😔 It just is what it is right now. If anyone has conquered all of those things I have listed then you are my hero!!! 💯 And hats off to you, SERIOUSLY, you’re amazing! And to those that are still trying to figure it out like me, well...we’ll get there, but there will definitely be hard times and for me, this is a HARD time! 🙃 #mompreneur  #mompreneurlife  #workingmom  #workingmomlife  #workingmomproblems  #momlife  #momproblems  #fitmom  #fitmomlife  #fitmittmamas  #tiumom  #tiumomlife  #tiumichigan  #tiuteam  #motherrunner  #runnergirl  #neverenoughtime  #toomuchtodo  #doingitall  #allthethings  #fit4momgrandblanc 
Double time this morning, then enjoyed a few hours at the lake with the kiddos. Trying to soak up every bit of summer left! It's just hitting me that my oldest will be in school all day/every day now that she's in K. While I know she's ready, I'm going to miss having her at home 
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Double time this morning, then enjoyed a few hours at the lake with the kiddos. Trying to soak up every bit of summer left! It's just hitting me that my oldest will be in school all day/every day now that she's in K. While I know she's ready, I'm going to miss having her at home #momlife  #eatsleeprunrepeat  #t25gamma  #halfmarathon  #running4sanitywithsarah  #runnerscommunity  #runnersofinstagram  #instarunner  #irun  #ilovetorun  #justrun  #riseandrun  #momswhorun  #marathonmom  #motherrunner  #momswhoworkout  #momsrunthistown  #beachbody  #summer  #run  #runnh  #nhrunner  #runnergirl  #running  #runningmom  #runnerlife  #strongmom  #run  #timeslowdown  #lakelife 
Yesterday was another 5am run before work and 30 mins of strength after work! #fitmomof3 #motherrunner #5amrunclub #howbaddoyouwantit #crushinggoals #strongereveryday
It’s a rest day from lifting, so I just did a nice long (for me) run. Between that and nursing I was so freaking hungry this afternoon! I don’t normally eat clif bars (they have 19g sugar- for comparison’s sake, a snickers bar has 20g), but that is exactly what I wanted, so that’s what I had!in the bowl: 1 banana, natural pb, a crunchy pb clif bar, salty sunflower seeds, and crushed pecans. So good! #postrunsnack #vegansnack #fitmom #motherrunner #afternoonsnack #runchat #womensrunningcommunity
It’s a rest day from lifting, so I just did a nice long (for me) run. Between that and nursing I was so freaking hungry this afternoon! I don’t normally eat clif bars (they have 19g sugar- for comparison’s sake, a snickers bar has 20g), but that is exactly what I wanted, so that’s what I had!in the bowl: 1 banana, natural pb, a crunchy pb clif bar, salty sunflower seeds, and crushed pecans. So good! #postrunsnack  #vegansnack  #fitmom  #motherrunner  #afternoonsnack  #runchat  #womensrunningcommunity 
〰️ Minibands! 〰️
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Hvem er det som ikke har et par minibands liggende hjemme? Da er det bare å finne de og ta de i bruk for disse gjør hjemmetrening mye morsommere. 😊  Litt kreativitet skader ikke heller. 😃
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Who doesn't like a good miniband workout? Minibands are among the first things I pack whenever I travel, and I certainly use them at home too. Especially when my girls are running around and I don't want to miss any heavy weights on them. Lucky me that these are sold 3 pieces per packet, so there's no fight about whose turn it is to use them. Win-win! 🏋 #mommylife
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〰️ Minibands! 〰️ . Hvem er det som ikke har et par minibands liggende hjemme? Da er det bare å finne de og ta de i bruk for disse gjør hjemmetrening mye morsommere. 😊 Litt kreativitet skader ikke heller. 😃 . Who doesn't like a good miniband workout? Minibands are among the first things I pack whenever I travel, and I certainly use them at home too. Especially when my girls are running around and I don't want to miss any heavy weights on them. Lucky me that these are sold 3 pieces per packet, so there's no fight about whose turn it is to use them. Win-win! 🏋 #mommylife  . . . . . #mintreningshverdag  #stayfitathome  #wednesdaywisdom 
The thoughts and the constant battle that go through a pregnant runner's head..well at least for me lately! (I go to the bathroom prior even if I don't feel the urge..sort of like standing in line for the porta-pottys before a race.. 99.9% sure I don't have to go, but better make damn sure I at least attempted!)
▪ 30 min into a run feeling good, but my bladder is starting to let me know a pee break may be imminent ▪ 35 min..okay!! You can make it to 40 min..distract myself with ESPN, baseball highlights and preseason football coverage
▪40 min..You made it 40 min..20 more min of w/o you got this...(bladder is prolly just playing games 🤨)
▪45 min into it..not so sure I can make it (talk myself into stopping at mile 5 and then do my cooldown) ▪Count down the time and happy to say I made it 1 whole hr without giving into my bladder..but you can bet I pretty much hightailed it to the nearest bathroom stall 😳 (everyday is a different story with running and the urge to pee for real ya'll! Monday it was like 5 min into a run and had to stop at 30 min to go 🤦‍♀️) BUT, nowadays its the small victories I get excited about (drinking all the water and pregnant runner bladder isn't easy folks)!! 😂🤰🏃‍♀️ 16 wks 5 days
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The thoughts and the constant battle that go through a pregnant runner's head..well at least for me lately! (I go to the bathroom prior even if I don't feel the urge..sort of like standing in line for the porta-pottys before a race.. 99.9% sure I don't have to go, but better make damn sure I at least attempted!) ▪ 30 min into a run feeling good, but my bladder is starting to let me know a pee break may be imminent ▪ 35 min..okay!! You can make it to 40 min..distract myself with ESPN, baseball highlights and preseason football coverage ▪40 min..You made it 40 min..20 more min of w/o you got this...(bladder is prolly just playing games 🤨) ▪45 min into it..not so sure I can make it (talk myself into stopping at mile 5 and then do my cooldown) ▪Count down the time and happy to say I made it 1 whole hr without giving into my bladder..but you can bet I pretty much hightailed it to the nearest bathroom stall 😳 (everyday is a different story with running and the urge to pee for real ya'll! Monday it was like 5 min into a run and had to stop at 30 min to go 🤦‍♀️) BUT, nowadays its the small victories I get excited about (drinking all the water and pregnant runner bladder isn't easy folks)!! 😂🤰🏃‍♀️ 16 wks 5 days •• •• #runner  #running  #pregnantrunner  #motherrunner  #instarunners  #runnersofinsta  #brooksrunning  #inspiringwomenrunners  #nikerunning  #staythepath  #halfmarathon  #training  #fitness  #fitmom  #determined  #boymom 
More than 1,000 ft. of gain in less than two miles, followed by 3.5 glorious downhill miles. This route always kills me. And that’s why I love it. 
Confession: I’ve been mistaking complacency for comfort lately, especially with work. Things were feeling pretty, dare I say, stable and easy. So I stopped hustling. Worse, I stopped dreaming.

But I recently had an uncomfortable wake-up call that’s causing me to claim back more ownership of my career. This isn’t the easy path. I am remembering how worthwhile it is, though. 
So do this for me: Recommit to a goal, whether it’s big or small, personal or professional. Life may not be easier, but it *is* better with goals in your sights.
More than 1,000 ft. of gain in less than two miles, followed by 3.5 glorious downhill miles. This route always kills me. And that’s why I love it. Confession: I’ve been mistaking complacency for comfort lately, especially with work. Things were feeling pretty, dare I say, stable and easy. So I stopped hustling. Worse, I stopped dreaming. But I recently had an uncomfortable wake-up call that’s causing me to claim back more ownership of my career. This isn’t the easy path. I am remembering how worthwhile it is, though. So do this for me: Recommit to a goal, whether it’s big or small, personal or professional. Life may not be easier, but it *is* better with goals in your sights.
Even on vacation we run together. 
Loving my break from behind the chair, but looking forward to returning to all of you beautiful clients next week.

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Why hello there. It’s been 15 days since I last ran 😬 I’ve been busy with the kids back to school, my parents visiting, us traveling, and me just being lazy. But I made it out before the sun today with @nadinepeifferseitz and wow - I completed so much before school drop off! After our 4 mile run, I walked the dog for a mile, did 2 loads of laundry, got the kids to do a few chores and even took a shower - all before 7:20am. I feel so accomplished. Anyways, gotta get back to running bc next race is coming up soon. I’m also blank on the costume ideas... I need some inspiration! 🤔
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Why hello there. It’s been 15 days since I last ran 😬 I’ve been busy with the kids back to school, my parents visiting, us traveling, and me just being lazy. But I made it out before the sun today with @nadinepeifferseitz and wow - I completed so much before school drop off! After our 4 mile run, I walked the dog for a mile, did 2 loads of laundry, got the kids to do a few chores and even took a shower - all before 7:20am. I feel so accomplished. Anyways, gotta get back to running bc next race is coming up soon. I’m also blank on the costume ideas... I need some inspiration! 🤔 . . . #parkinglotselfie  #run  #running  #runhappy  #morningrun  #procompression  #procompressionambassador  #runhundredambassadors  #keepittight  #motherrunner  #runningmom  #happyrunner  #runningwiththecoolkids  #runnerd  #geekyrunner  #teamsparkle  #sparkleathletic  #shrunteam  #laceupvinnie  #rlyeliteteam  #HSHIVE  #stingorbestung  #rundisney  #disneyrunner  #starwarshalf  #darksidehalf 
This has been a hard training block for me. Just haven’t been motivated most of the time. Even wrote a depressing email to my coach earlier this week talking about potentially quitting… 
It is workouts like today that I can put in the bank to get me out the door for the next 10 that I may not want to do. This was probably my best track workout since high school. Booyah!!! 💪🏼 ***
10 x 400s - fastest @ 7:16
5 x 200s - fastest @ 6:24

Set a new threshold pace 9 sec faster than it was and had 3rd highest all time 1 min heart rate @ 197 bpm. 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🔥🏃🏽‍♀️ I’d like to thank dopio espresso and @dmx for their contributions to these milestones. 🤣☕️🎧 #thecupcakecartel 
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This has been a hard training block for me. Just haven’t been motivated most of the time. Even wrote a depressing email to my coach earlier this week talking about potentially quitting… It is workouts like today that I can put in the bank to get me out the door for the next 10 that I may not want to do. This was probably my best track workout since high school. Booyah!!! 💪🏼 *** 10 x 400s - fastest @ 7:16 5 x 200s - fastest @ 6:24 Set a new threshold pace 9 sec faster than it was and had 3rd highest all time 1 min heart rate @ 197 bpm. 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🔥🏃🏽‍♀️ I’d like to thank dopio espresso and @dmx for their contributions to these milestones. 🤣☕️🎧 #thecupcakecartel  #motherrunner  #beginnertriathlete  #iloverunning  #trainharder 
Work hard and follow your heart 💙 Deciding my race plans for the next few months had me thinking about where I want to go and what I want to do. Truth is, I’m a trail runner at heart, and as much as I have fun sometimes running and racing on the roads- I really just want to be out on the trails. So, whilst I’ll still be running New Forest Marathon I’ll be doing it as a workout to prepare for my next big challenge @maverickrace X-series Snowdonia. Beyond excited to actually run a marathon UP A MOUNTAIN, and I cannot wait to see what adventure is up next. 10 miles easy today and big ups to @running_bucky for the most excellent and reasonably priced advice on how to peak and taper for this next event cycle. All the mountains, all the time. ⛰💜🏃🏼‍♀️💜⛰ @inov8 #getagrip #theoutdoorsawait #maverickrace #snowdonia #mountainrunning
Work hard and follow your heart 💙 Deciding my race plans for the next few months had me thinking about where I want to go and what I want to do. Truth is, I’m a trail runner at heart, and as much as I have fun sometimes running and racing on the roads- I really just want to be out on the trails. So, whilst I’ll still be running New Forest Marathon I’ll be doing it as a workout to prepare for my next big challenge @maverickrace X-series Snowdonia. Beyond excited to actually run a marathon UP A MOUNTAIN, and I cannot wait to see what adventure is up next. 10 miles easy today and big ups to @running_bucky for the most excellent and reasonably priced advice on how to peak and taper for this next event cycle. All the mountains, all the time. ⛰💜🏃🏼‍♀️💜⛰ @inov8 #getagrip  #theoutdoorsawait  #maverickrace  #snowdonia  #mountainrunning 
Y’all. Who let me sign up for a fall marathon?! Training in the summer! In SC! 😩 Actually I really love the hot weather, just not during speedwork. 🙅🏼‍♀️ Humidity - 100% Dew point - 77 😱 I hit the first bit of my paces and then ended up having to walk some and struggled to hit some faster paces. At first I was super frustrated, but after looking back at splits and HR data, I realized I really only had about 5 minutes of disappointing running, and about 53 minutes of good running. 🤷🏼‍♀️ So there’s room for improvement, but I do felt like I pushed myself and made some gains. Not going to let about 8% of my run dictate the success of my run! Onto the next one! 🏃🏼‍♀️ Happy Humpday! 🐪 •
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Y’all. Who let me sign up for a fall marathon?! Training in the summer! In SC! 😩 Actually I really love the hot weather, just not during speedwork. 🙅🏼‍♀️ Humidity - 100% Dew point - 77 😱 I hit the first bit of my paces and then ended up having to walk some and struggled to hit some faster paces. At first I was super frustrated, but after looking back at splits and HR data, I realized I really only had about 5 minutes of disappointing running, and about 53 minutes of good running. 🤷🏼‍♀️ So there’s room for improvement, but I do felt like I pushed myself and made some gains. Not going to let about 8% of my run dictate the success of my run! Onto the next one! 🏃🏼‍♀️ Happy Humpday! 🐪 • • • • • #runnergirl  #runlikeamother  #momswhorun  #motherrunner  #runningmom  #thesemotherscanrun  #rockingmotherrunners  #runningcommunity  #fitmom  #fitness  #fitgirl  #fitmoms  #fitmama  #runningmomma  #runningmoms  #justkeeprunning  #justrun  #runmyrtlebeach  #womensrunning  #inspiringwomenrunners  #womensrunningcommunity  #teamsoxyfeet  #runlocal  #runMB  #blackdogrunMB  #TeamBlackDog  #jointhepack  #LetsGoMB 
It’s getting real now! In less than 4 days I’m gonna go for broke and see if my knee wants to hang for a few hours of exercise 😳. I’ve had a massage (why haven’t i done that before?!), adjustments and I’m gonna @kttape my knee like a pro! It’s all or nothing this time and I’m just gonna #embracethesuck 🏊🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️🏃‍♀️ #triathlete #miti #triathlon #olympictriathlon #swimbikerun #momonamission #michiganrunner #thisismyyear #motherrunner #michigantitanium #titaniumdoesntrust #trusttheprocess #mindovermatter
It’s getting real now! In less than 4 days I’m gonna go for broke and see if my knee wants to hang for a few hours of exercise 😳. I’ve had a massage (why haven’t i done that before?!), adjustments and I’m gonna @kttape my knee like a pro! It’s all or nothing this time and I’m just gonna #embracethesuck  🏊🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️🏃‍♀️ #triathlete  #miti  #triathlon  #olympictriathlon  #swimbikerun  #momonamission  #michiganrunner  #thisismyyear  #motherrunner  #michigantitanium  #titaniumdoesntrust  #trusttheprocess  #mindovermatter 
Honesty Time. I about got about got bounced outta the gym today. 😳 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I made some bank account changes after my divorce and apparently hadn’t updated my direct payment information! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been stealing gym time, ya’ll! 😔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Needless to say, I got THAT straightened out real quick. Can’t miss my #strengthtraining ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀#motherrunner #marathonmom #lunchtimeworkout #girlswholift #nrc #benchmarkrun #balanceworkout #momswholift #running blogger #fitmom #iowarunner #runlikeamother #gymlife #fitblogger #singlefitmom #fitblogger #runlikeagirl #runningismytherapy power up song: #stayedonyou by #tyetribbett @tyetribbettmusic
Honesty Time. I about got about got bounced outta the gym today. 😳 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I made some bank account changes after my divorce and apparently hadn’t updated my direct payment information! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been stealing gym time, ya’ll! 😔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Needless to say, I got THAT straightened out real quick. Can’t miss my #strengthtraining  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀#motherrunner  #marathonmom  #lunchtimeworkout  #girlswholift  #nrc  #benchmarkrun  #balanceworkout  #momswholift  #running  blogger #fitmom  #iowarunner  #runlikeamother  #gymlife  #fitblogger  #singlefitmom  #fitblogger  #runlikeagirl  #runningismytherapy  power up song: #stayedonyou  by #tyetribbett  @tyetribbettmusic
Instead of going for a run after I dropped off the kids for school, I sat and enjoyed the quiet. That meant I was running in warmer temps than if I had gone earlier, but it wasn’t bad at all. Plus, I needed the time this morning to remember to breathe. The last few days...weeks...have been hectic. Happy Humpday, y’all!!
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Instead of going for a run after I dropped off the kids for school, I sat and enjoyed the quiet. That meant I was running in warmer temps than if I had gone earlier, but it wasn’t bad at all. Plus, I needed the time this morning to remember to breathe. The last few days...weeks...have been hectic. Happy Humpday, y’all!! . . . #runner  #running  #runhappy  #fitmama  #garminconnect  #garminforerunner25  #procompression  #keepittight  #runnermom  #motherrunner  #BAMR  #igrunners  #instarunners  #workoutsnap  #shokzsquad  #goodr  #CharityMiles  #hokaoneone  #hokaarahi 
Stress + Rest/sleep = Growth
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Sleep is one of the most important and most productive activities anyone can do with increasing marginal returns the longer we sleep. Pretty much every system of the body needs it. This goes for all those people who say they only need 4 hours of sleep too 🥺 For athletes to recover, rebuild and to simply get better, prioritizing sleep is as important as strength training, speed and tempo workouts. All that work is wasted when we aren't matching it with the right amount of rest. There are many known sleep hygiene recommendations out there to assist people who may have a hard time. A mindset shift can be helpful as well. Last night my mind was racing and I was rolling around like a rotisserie chicken🐔 I really didn't need to be stressing myself before bed (especially things I can't control😑). I started some body scans, focused on breathing, and gently reminded myself sleep is more important. I zonked out☠️ One of the biggest differences between my last marathon training cycle and this one is the amount and quality of sleep I'm getting😴 My daughter was an awful sleeper the first year. Through the bulk of training we would be up several times a night🥴, which resulted in one or both of us needing to sleep later in the morning. Theres a light though #momma #mamacita #motherrunner #mom #headhancho #doerofeverything ...Now we rarely EVER wake up for her 💃 (knock on ALL the wood). 8 miles: 4x10-11 min threshold, with 2 min recovery. It sucked. It was hot. I was dehydrated. #hormones. Getting to bed early tonight! 
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Stress + Rest/sleep = Growth . . Sleep is one of the most important and most productive activities anyone can do with increasing marginal returns the longer we sleep. Pretty much every system of the body needs it. This goes for all those people who say they only need 4 hours of sleep too 🥺 For athletes to recover, rebuild and to simply get better, prioritizing sleep is as important as strength training, speed and tempo workouts. All that work is wasted when we aren't matching it with the right amount of rest. There are many known sleep hygiene recommendations out there to assist people who may have a hard time. A mindset shift can be helpful as well. Last night my mind was racing and I was rolling around like a rotisserie chicken🐔 I really didn't need to be stressing myself before bed (especially things I can't control😑). I started some body scans, focused on breathing, and gently reminded myself sleep is more important. I zonked out☠️ One of the biggest differences between my last marathon training cycle and this one is the amount and quality of sleep I'm getting😴 My daughter was an awful sleeper the first year. Through the bulk of training we would be up several times a night🥴, which resulted in one or both of us needing to sleep later in the morning. Theres a light though #momma  #mamacita  #motherrunner  #mom  #headhancho  #doerofeverything  ...Now we rarely EVER wake up for her 💃 (knock on ALL the wood). 8 miles: 4x10-11 min threshold, with 2 min recovery. It sucked. It was hot. I was dehydrated. #hormones . Getting to bed early tonight! #marathontraining  #TCSNYCmarathon  #marathonmom  #momonamission  #sleep  #sleeptothetop  #runstrong  #runsmart  #runchat  #irunthisbody  #runyourworld  #dowhatmakesyouhappy  #liveeasyrunhard  #womenofrunning  #womensrunningcommunity 
When the sun looks like a faraway star, the sky is yellow and it smells like a campfire outside it's perhaps not the best day to pull in nearly 28k but I was feeling motivated and had friends to join me. First run was with @isafitmom and we may have taken a @toddonthetrails style loop in the bush, but it was possibly one of the best runs of the summer so I can't complain, we had a blast. Carmen and I had a little break at Savage and then met up with @janellejespersenschultz and Cara (glad to meet new people always) for a round the river loop. Cara had never been to end of the world before so we made our own trail up to get to it! While I didn't anticipate any real running this week I'm happy to break in the new shoes and put in the mileage! Nice to get back to regular weekly runs again instead of tapers and recovery after and before races.
When the sun looks like a faraway star, the sky is yellow and it smells like a campfire outside it's perhaps not the best day to pull in nearly 28k but I was feeling motivated and had friends to join me. First run was with @isafitmom and we may have taken a @toddonthetrails style loop in the bush, but it was possibly one of the best runs of the summer so I can't complain, we had a blast. Carmen and I had a little break at Savage and then met up with @janellejespersenschultz and Cara (glad to meet new people always) for a round the river loop. Cara had never been to end of the world before so we made our own trail up to get to it! While I didn't anticipate any real running this week I'm happy to break in the new shoes and put in the mileage! Nice to get back to regular weekly runs again instead of tapers and recovery after and before races.
it’s pretty simple really: life is tough, but SO ARE YOU.🌪😈
the day I realized that I could and should JUST GO FOR IT...my dream became a reality.✈️
so now, I don’t stop once I reach any goal I set.✅ I simply use it as a pedestal to my next!👊🏾💯
10 miles of hills + 480ft of elevation change down to the water & allllll the way back up!💀 OK, GOODNIGHT.😴 Thank for following us
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it’s pretty simple really: life is tough, but SO ARE YOU.🌪😈 the day I realized that I could and should JUST GO FOR IT...my dream became a reality.✈️ so now, I don’t stop once I reach any goal I set.✅ I simply use it as a pedestal to my next!👊🏾💯 10 miles of hills + 480ft of elevation change down to the water & allllll the way back up!💀 OK, GOODNIGHT.😴 Thank for following us Please follow us: @i__love__running Thank you so much Via: @milestomedals . . . #instarunning  #runitfast  #runhappy  #motherrunner  #runners  #runescape  #wearetherunners  #worldrunners  #veganrunner  #runnermom  #themazerunner  #runninglife  #runningcommunity  #runkeeper  #happyrunner  #runningmom  #runningmotivation  #runnerslife  #runlovers  #runstagram 
5 Miles today: 2 easy mile warm up, 4 x 400 repeats at miles 3 & 4, and 1 easy mile cool down.
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I’m getting into the high mileage weeks of my training plan and I’ve been incorporating more speedwork - which means that I’m focusing as much as I can on recovery - Including foam rolling!💃 I have fallen in love with the Rollga foam roller!  Ever since the third trimester of my pregnancy, I’ve had pain in the muscles around my tailbone.  The grooves on the Rollga foam roller make it so easy for me to roll out this spot - compared to my regular foam roller that would just grind against my tailbone 😖. I love being able to feel that relief thanks to the Rollga!  Definitely worth checking out!  Happy foam rolling!!
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5 Miles today: 2 easy mile warm up, 4 x 400 repeats at miles 3 & 4, and 1 easy mile cool down. . I’m getting into the high mileage weeks of my training plan and I’ve been incorporating more speedwork - which means that I’m focusing as much as I can on recovery - Including foam rolling!💃 I have fallen in love with the Rollga foam roller! Ever since the third trimester of my pregnancy, I’ve had pain in the muscles around my tailbone. The grooves on the Rollga foam roller make it so easy for me to roll out this spot - compared to my regular foam roller that would just grind against my tailbone 😖. I love being able to feel that relief thanks to the Rollga! Definitely worth checking out! Happy foam rolling!! Thank for following us Please follow us: @runner__world Thank you so much Via: @soulrunner.krista . . . #instarunning  #runlikeagirl  #motherrunner  #runforlife  #runitfast  #runningmanchallenge  #runningman  #nmdrunner  #runkeeper  #runtoinspire  #runningmotivation  #runninggirl  #runningcommunity  #runwayshow  #runnerspace  #runrunrun  #runyoncanyon  #marathonrunner  #runhappy  #inspiringwomenrunners  #prerunner  #brasilrunners  #worldrunners 
The summer heat is back in #RVA so I stuck to the #dreadmill for my run ☠️ It felt long and boring but it’s done AND today is my #friyay! 🙌🏼 5️⃣ kinda easy miles for #RUNch 🏃🏻‍♀️•
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It’s been a whirlwind last few days around here, doing all the last minute school preparation and stuff. Monday was supposed to be a rest day after my race on Sunday, but a friend who happens to be a total badass ultra runner and major inspiration to me (and many others) asked me to run with her, so I did, and I’m super glad I did. (Thanks @runningmegleg). So I turned Tuesday into my rest day (I always giggle at the term rest day, because it was actually busier than most of my running days), getting everyone ready for school. Today just easy miles after the hurricane of getting everyone to school! (See my story for those pics if you’re interested.)💗
My brain always switches over into fall mode when the kids go back to school (is anyone else very seasonal like that?) However, the weather did not get the message! Happy Wednesday!
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It’s been a whirlwind last few days around here, doing all the last minute school preparation and stuff. Monday was supposed to be a rest day after my race on Sunday, but a friend who happens to be a total badass ultra runner and major inspiration to me (and many others) asked me to run with her, so I did, and I’m super glad I did. (Thanks @runningmegleg). So I turned Tuesday into my rest day (I always giggle at the term rest day, because it was actually busier than most of my running days), getting everyone ready for school. Today just easy miles after the hurricane of getting everyone to school! (See my story for those pics if you’re interested.)💗 My brain always switches over into fall mode when the kids go back to school (is anyone else very seasonal like that?) However, the weather did not get the message! Happy Wednesday! ************************ #relentless  #runningmomof5  #trailrunning  #trailrunner  #recovery  #strongwomen  #running  #prchaser  #motivation  #fitness  #runnerscommunity  #strongmom  #motherrunner  #runner  #work  #womensrunningcommunity  #instarunners  #xtremerunnerslife  #runnersofinstagram  #runner  #runningterritory  #runitfast  #instarun  #igrunners  #runners  #inspiringwomenrunners  #run  #fitmom 
😍 little fingers reaching up. This arrived! I loved the first one so much that I’ve had this on preorder. And, well, because (praises!) there are little fingers in my life, I’m not running anywhere this week. 9 months postpartum and my body still thinks I’m pregnant. My pelvis is out of alignment. Lordosis. Must do all the core work... 🤷🏻‍♀️ trying to stay optimistic for the Fall races!!
😍 little fingers reaching up. This arrived! I loved the first one so much that I’ve had this on preorder. And, well, because (praises!) there are little fingers in my life, I’m not running anywhere this week. 9 months postpartum and my body still thinks I’m pregnant. My pelvis is out of alignment. Lordosis. Must do all the core work... 🤷🏻‍♀️ trying to stay optimistic for the Fall races!!
We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher, leave them kids alone

Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone
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DO YOU HAVE RUNNER’S KNEE??
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Do you have pain that is located on the outside of your knee?  You might have runner’s knee
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It is an extremely common condition for running athletes and can be anything from a mild annoyance 😢 to straight up debilitating 😭
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🔹 tight hips muscles
🔹imbalanced pelvis 🔹running, walking or biking with an incorrect foot angle
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3 diff routines will drop this week to teach you how to correct it
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1️⃣foam roll protocol
2️⃣gait modification
3️⃣ strength/stretch routine  @vinnierehab
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❓Do you have knee pain?  What do you currently do to help manage the pain?! Let me know in the comments below!!!
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DO YOU HAVE RUNNER’S KNEE?? [education] . Do you have pain that is located on the outside of your knee? You might have runner’s knee . It is an extremely common condition for running athletes and can be anything from a mild annoyance 😢 to straight up debilitating 😭 . It can be caused by 🔹 tight hips muscles 🔹imbalanced pelvis 🔹running, walking or biking with an incorrect foot angle . 3 diff routines will drop this week to teach you how to correct it . 1️⃣foam roll protocol 2️⃣gait modification 3️⃣ strength/stretch routine @vinnierehab . ❓Do you have knee pain? What do you currently do to help manage the pain?! Let me know in the comments below!!! . Thank for following us Please follow us: @running_lover_365 Thank you so much Via: @holisticmarathoner . . . #motherrunner  #runing  #ultrarunner  #bladerunner  #runwaymodel  #runnershigh  #runnersworld  #runitfast  #worlderunners  #runtheworld  #runnergirl  #runtoinspire  #runwildmychild  #runbabyrun  #happyrunner  #igrunners  #runway  #runes  #runnerscommunity  #instarunner 
The smile is a facade... it was hotter than the devils ball sack yesterday.

I literally asked myself on the way back home why in the crap do I run when it feels 100 plus degrees! 
I amazingly got in a little under 4 miles and in my head I thought it was 10 
I’m dressed for today and have been since this morning but I’m sure it will be late tonight.🤦🏼‍♀️....#runner#runnersofinstagram #run901 #runningcommunity#runnerslife #instagramrunners#motherrunner#fitmoms#fitmomsofig#sostupid#killmenow
The smile is a facade... it was hotter than the devils ball sack yesterday. I literally asked myself on the way back home why in the crap do I run when it feels 100 plus degrees! I amazingly got in a little under 4 miles and in my head I thought it was 10 I’m dressed for today and have been since this morning but I’m sure it will be late tonight.🤦🏼‍♀️....#runner #runnersofinstagram  #run901  #runningcommunity #runnerslife  #instagramrunners #motherrunner #fitmoms #fitmomsofig #sostupid #killmenow 
One year ago, I was sitting in our yearly mandatory teacher meetings, when I got a text from my husband...
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It was a video of our daughter getting on to the bus for her first day of Kindergarten.
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I walked out of the meeting and went to the bathroom and cried. 😭
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I was the mom who wasn’t there to put her daughter on the bus for the first day of school.
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I made a promise to myself right there and then that I would do whatever it takes to be there for her every single day. For both of my kids.
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I was sick + tired of...
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❌ Having to take my children to before school care
❌ Relying on family + friends to do things I should be doing for my kids
❌ Missing Muffins with Moms + other special school days
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Because I had a job that wasn’t flexible enough to allow me to prioritize my family over work.
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I’ve fought an uphill battle since that day. I’ve had times where I’ve sobbed because I felt like this dream I so desperately wanted would never become a reality. I’ve had to start over and start new things until I finally found something the worked. And if something didn’t work, I’d figure out something that was going to work.
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I’ve sacrificed time, money, and my personal freedom to get to this point, but today...
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❤️ I was able to take my son to his first day of preschool, without him having to go to before school care.
❤️ I was able to stand at the bus stop with my daughter for her first day of FIRST GRADE.
❤️ I was able to pick up Miles from school and get MacKenna off the bus today.
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And I’ll be able to do that every single day from now on. 🙌🏻
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Yes, I’m still going to have to work my ass off while they’re at school, but the hustle I put in, those sacrifices I’ve had to make, have been worth just those few moments I was able to have today with them.
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And if you’re wondering how I was able to take that leap, I’m an open book. Just reach out and ask. Because every day you don’t take that step toward what you want, is one less day you’ll have with the people who matter most.
One year ago, I was sitting in our yearly mandatory teacher meetings, when I got a text from my husband... ⠀ It was a video of our daughter getting on to the bus for her first day of Kindergarten. ⠀ I walked out of the meeting and went to the bathroom and cried. 😭 ⠀ I was the mom who wasn’t there to put her daughter on the bus for the first day of school. ⠀ I made a promise to myself right there and then that I would do whatever it takes to be there for her every single day. For both of my kids. ⠀ I was sick + tired of... ⠀ ❌ Having to take my children to before school care ❌ Relying on family + friends to do things I should be doing for my kids ❌ Missing Muffins with Moms + other special school days ⠀ Because I had a job that wasn’t flexible enough to allow me to prioritize my family over work. ⠀ I’ve fought an uphill battle since that day. I’ve had times where I’ve sobbed because I felt like this dream I so desperately wanted would never become a reality. I’ve had to start over and start new things until I finally found something the worked. And if something didn’t work, I’d figure out something that was going to work. ⠀ I’ve sacrificed time, money, and my personal freedom to get to this point, but today... ⠀ ❤️ I was able to take my son to his first day of preschool, without him having to go to before school care. ❤️ I was able to stand at the bus stop with my daughter for her first day of FIRST GRADE. ❤️ I was able to pick up Miles from school and get MacKenna off the bus today. ⠀ And I’ll be able to do that every single day from now on. 🙌🏻 ⠀ Yes, I’m still going to have to work my ass off while they’re at school, but the hustle I put in, those sacrifices I’ve had to make, have been worth just those few moments I was able to have today with them. ⠀ And if you’re wondering how I was able to take that leap, I’m an open book. Just reach out and ask. Because every day you don’t take that step toward what you want, is one less day you’ll have with the people who matter most.
Hooray for the treadmill. Odd nap times meant that my easy 30 needed to be in baby monitor reach. Was a good chance to test the #pegasusturbo on a different surface too. You can see in the video (swipe right) how they take the impact. It’s kind of terrifying but also reassuring seeing the force that’s going through my feet and how the trainers work with that. I finished a drippy sweaty mess and followed it with 20 mins of s &c in the garden.  Step ups, squats, side planks, PSOAS march , dead bug, clam, Thera and walks and kickbacks and a few others I don’t know the name of! Trying to put the work in now to ensure I get to autumn race season in one piece and out the other side to build again for spring. #intersporttestlab #itstestlab #nikerunning ••
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#runmummyrun 
#werunfar #motherrunnerchat
🏃‍♂️road to @harrowhalf ,  @limassolmarathon @londonmarathon
Hooray for the treadmill. Odd nap times meant that my easy 30 needed to be in baby monitor reach. Was a good chance to test the #pegasusturbo  on a different surface too. You can see in the video (swipe right) how they take the impact. It’s kind of terrifying but also reassuring seeing the force that’s going through my feet and how the trainers work with that. I finished a drippy sweaty mess and followed it with 20 mins of s &c in the garden. Step ups, squats, side planks, PSOAS march , dead bug, clam, Thera and walks and kickbacks and a few others I don’t know the name of! Trying to put the work in now to ensure I get to autumn race season in one piece and out the other side to build again for spring. #intersporttestlab  #itstestlab  #nikerunning  •• • • #blandontherun  #WeGoAgain  #thelongroadback  #fullpotential  #run  #running  #runner  #runnershoutouts  #thismumruns  #runningheroes  #womensrunninguk  #nevernotrunning  #instarunners  #ukrunchat  #motherrunner  #runnerscommunity  #marathon  #womensrunning  #YourRuns  #christiansinsport  #runhappy  #runitfast  #runmummyrun  #werunfar  #motherrunnerchat  🏃‍♂️road to @harrowhalf , @limassolmarathon @londonmarathon
There is nothing pretty about making chicken soup. I’m not talking to open the can kind of chicken soup or the kind that you find in a cookbook that takes less than 30 minutes using a leftover rotisserie chicken. I am talking the old-school, simmer on the stove for hours chicken soup. The kind of soup that my mom taught me to make. Start to finish, it’s just a mess. From shoving your hand up the poor chicken’s hind end to retrieve the gizzards, to the near finger burning process of pulling the meat off the bones to the drips of salty broth escaping the spoon and landing on your lap - it’s messy business. 
A lot like parenthood.
99 days out of 100, I’m not sure that I am doing this job right. I am impatient, lose my temper and get distracted doing things like staring at a training plan or mindlessly thumbing through Instagram. I work too much and not enough. I savor cuddles when I should be firm and putting my kids in bed, and I crawl up inside myself when I should be open to the love around me. I wear my emotions on my face, otherwise known as RBF, and keep my heart so far for my sleeve that it is probably deep inside my pant leg.
Growing up in a house that was so far from happy at times that all I could do was think of how to get away, I wonder what my kids will think of me when they’re my age. It can cause anxiety, fear and the urge to start saving for their therapy bills. But as I stood over the stove, burning my fingers on hot pieces of thigh meat, the aroma of carrots and onion wafting in front of my face, I was hit with something. This is what my kids will remember. They will remember that I rushed to school to pick them up when they were sick. I carried them out the front doors, their legs wrapped around me, their feverish skin on mine. They will remember that I stopped at the store to buy chicken just to make them homemade soup. 
They will remember mom who wad not perfect but one who was there.
#bamrbassador #motherrunner
There is nothing pretty about making chicken soup. I’m not talking to open the can kind of chicken soup or the kind that you find in a cookbook that takes less than 30 minutes using a leftover rotisserie chicken. I am talking the old-school, simmer on the stove for hours chicken soup. The kind of soup that my mom taught me to make. Start to finish, it’s just a mess. From shoving your hand up the poor chicken’s hind end to retrieve the gizzards, to the near finger burning process of pulling the meat off the bones to the drips of salty broth escaping the spoon and landing on your lap - it’s messy business. A lot like parenthood. 99 days out of 100, I’m not sure that I am doing this job right. I am impatient, lose my temper and get distracted doing things like staring at a training plan or mindlessly thumbing through Instagram. I work too much and not enough. I savor cuddles when I should be firm and putting my kids in bed, and I crawl up inside myself when I should be open to the love around me. I wear my emotions on my face, otherwise known as RBF, and keep my heart so far for my sleeve that it is probably deep inside my pant leg. Growing up in a house that was so far from happy at times that all I could do was think of how to get away, I wonder what my kids will think of me when they’re my age. It can cause anxiety, fear and the urge to start saving for their therapy bills. But as I stood over the stove, burning my fingers on hot pieces of thigh meat, the aroma of carrots and onion wafting in front of my face, I was hit with something. This is what my kids will remember. They will remember that I rushed to school to pick them up when they were sick. I carried them out the front doors, their legs wrapped around me, their feverish skin on mine. They will remember that I stopped at the store to buy chicken just to make them homemade soup. They will remember mom who wad not perfect but one who was there. #bamrbassador  #motherrunner 
Pounded out a 30 Minute water aerobics session this morning in the hydropool, followed by a 2 Mile trail run down the trail behind our house! #summerlovin #whstrong #triathlontraining #run #runner #running #motherrunner #time2run #manitoba #august #wednesday #humpday #wednesdayworkout #workoutsednesday #hydropool #swimspa #asseenonmyrun #time2workout #cardio #trailrun #trailrunner #field #backyard #trails #fitsnap #garmin
A social bootcamp tonight with friends 🤗. Great to catch up and hear their holiday stories while working out a little 💪🏻. Nothing to strenuous, taking it slow today 😊 Time to get rid of the sand between my toes and go to bed 😴😴 Big day tomorrow! 🎉 #myhappyplace #bootcamp #garminfenix5s #motherrunner #iloverunning #chimarathon #garminnederland #hardlopen #laufen #laufenmachtglücklich #ikloophard #runtheworld #fitmom #marathontraining #girlslove2run #fitdutchies #runhappy #runmotivation #runtastic #laufliebe #running #runnershigh #runningmom #irunthisbody #runnersworldnl #nevernotrunning #runningaddict #mizunorunning #roadtomyfirstmarathon #chicagomarathon2018
A social bootcamp tonight with friends 🤗. Great to catch up and hear their holiday stories while working out a little 💪🏻. Nothing to strenuous, taking it slow today 😊 Time to get rid of the sand between my toes and go to bed 😴😴 Big day tomorrow! 🎉 #myhappyplace  #bootcamp  #garminfenix5s  #motherrunner  #iloverunning  #chimarathon  #garminnederland  #hardlopen  #laufen  #laufenmachtglücklich  #ikloophard  #runtheworld  #fitmom  #marathontraining  #girlslove2run  #fitdutchies  #runhappy  #runmotivation  #runtastic  #laufliebe  #running  #runnershigh  #runningmom  #irunthisbody  #runnersworldnl  #nevernotrunning  #runningaddict  #mizunorunning  #roadtomyfirstmarathon  #chicagomarathon2018 
🗣️ Hey Friends!! I'm hosting another sneak peek into the mindful eating prorgram that I've been following and I want you to join me!!
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I have spots for more WOMEN ONLY who want to lose 10-30 pounds and exercise is EXTRA CREDIT! 🏋️‍♀️(You all know I think you should but sometimes injuries and life happen!)
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💖My coaching is always completely complimentary to you! I coach from my heart and soul, and I am aboslutely passionate about helping you change your life in the most positive way!
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💖You will have to invest in a small amount of supplies for yourself! If you do not love the results, you will recieve a full money back refund!! No contracts, autoship, no skin off your back. It's pretty sensible.
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💖 Best part? It's so flexible. You can pair it with ANY work out - running, crossfit, every program we have, group classes, literally anything. It's a life long method and you can still enjoy your favorite foods - wine, chocolate, you know the mom staples!
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#fitmomsofig #momof4 #mindfuleating #beyourownfitgirl #eattherainbow #healthyeatingideas #motherrunner #momswhorun #runallthemiles #momswholift #weightlossjourney
🗣️ Hey Friends!! I'm hosting another sneak peek into the mindful eating prorgram that I've been following and I want you to join me!! . I have spots for more WOMEN ONLY who want to lose 10-30 pounds and exercise is EXTRA CREDIT! 🏋️‍♀️(You all know I think you should but sometimes injuries and life happen!) . 💖My coaching is always completely complimentary to you! I coach from my heart and soul, and I am aboslutely passionate about helping you change your life in the most positive way! . 💖You will have to invest in a small amount of supplies for yourself! If you do not love the results, you will recieve a full money back refund!! No contracts, autoship, no skin off your back. It's pretty sensible. . 💖 Best part? It's so flexible. You can pair it with ANY work out - running, crossfit, every program we have, group classes, literally anything. It's a life long method and you can still enjoy your favorite foods - wine, chocolate, you know the mom staples! . Give me a 🖐️ or I DO to learn more! . . . . . #fitmomsofig  #momof4  #mindfuleating  #beyourownfitgirl  #eattherainbow  #healthyeatingideas  #motherrunner  #momswhorun  #runallthemiles  #momswholift  #weightlossjourney 
Sweating and moving with intention certainly creates a release. Filled with so much emotion as I think about my almost 2 and 1/2 year old beautiful son, the miracle growing inside me and missing my dad so much, it hurts. One breath at a time today...One breath at a time. #movingwithintention #pregnancylife #babyboyontheway #emotionalhealth #movement #pregnancy #30weekspregnant #fitpregnancy #motherrunner #weights #boymom💙 #holistichealth #strongpregnancy
Finally reunited with these two after a few days away and I couldn’t be happier! ❤️
1:15 treadmill run yesterday with 20x1 min pushes. 
1:15 on the trainer this morning before a day of meetings and phone calls. 
#goaloriented #endurance #treadmillrunning #motherRunner #pnwMom #triathlete #crosstrain #swimbikerun #strong #strength #endure #training #glutenfree #soyfree #goals #goalOriented #beatyesterday #blessed #grinding
Oh what a difference a year makes!! 😮 Big sis has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year. And we didn't even know if lil sis was a lil sis or lil bro last year! These past 365ish days have treated us pretty darn well, I'd say. 💖
(📸 cred: @designjlpd)
#gladimnotpregnantthisyear #theshirtdoesntlie #brooklinebreeze #runpgh #runningbuddies #fitfam #fitmom #motherrunner #pregnantrunner #postpartumrunning #bobgear
It’s always fun to try new things out right??? I’m not a huge fan of yoga because i love to sweat and get my heart rate up...
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Well this morning I decided to try out a new class at my gym which was called Fire🔥- HIIT yoga....HOLY COW!!! That class may have changed my mind about yoga!! It was AWESOME!! I loved the HIIT intervals we did and the music was loud and got my heart ❤️ pumping!! My heart rate hit 177 bpm!!! And my average was 119 bpm and 397 calories burned. Not bad at all👊🏻. The 60 mins went so fast too. I did pretty well until the end where we were kind of on our own... then I was just making up moves 😂I couldn’t remember the vinyasa moves🤣.. Thank goodness I had some regular yogis around me because I just copied them😆.
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Do you incorporate 🧘🏻‍♀️in your weekly workouts? If so what’s your favorite class? Have you tried a HIIT YOGA CLASS before? I really think i will try and attend this class once a week! The amount sweat 💦 that was dripping off me was insane! I think I sweat more than when I run😆!! Super excited to find a yoga class that fits my style of working out!
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Hope you’re having a great day!
It’s always fun to try new things out right??? I’m not a huge fan of yoga because i love to sweat and get my heart rate up... . Well this morning I decided to try out a new class at my gym which was called Fire🔥- HIIT yoga....HOLY COW!!! That class may have changed my mind about yoga!! It was AWESOME!! I loved the HIIT intervals we did and the music was loud and got my heart ❤️ pumping!! My heart rate hit 177 bpm!!! And my average was 119 bpm and 397 calories burned. Not bad at all👊🏻. The 60 mins went so fast too. I did pretty well until the end where we were kind of on our own... then I was just making up moves 😂I couldn’t remember the vinyasa moves🤣.. Thank goodness I had some regular yogis around me because I just copied them😆. . Do you incorporate 🧘🏻‍♀️in your weekly workouts? If so what’s your favorite class? Have you tried a HIIT YOGA CLASS before? I really think i will try and attend this class once a week! The amount sweat 💦 that was dripping off me was insane! I think I sweat more than when I run😆!! Super excited to find a yoga class that fits my style of working out! . Hope you’re having a great day!
Race photos are ALWAYS the best 😂😎🏃🏼‍♀️.
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Race photos are ALWAYS the best 😂😎🏃🏼‍♀️. . . #motherrunner 
3 super tough miles today. #dohardthings + #marathontraining #justsodamntired but so happy to have my #running 🙌🏻 #ashruns26point2
I love that nothing defines running. Not pace or distance. If you do 1/2 mile or 50 miles your still a runner. Props to everyone who got out there today or are still going out! #runnersofinstagram #runnersofig #run #runner #notslow #momswhorun #motherrunner #runtikirun #run #running #wednesday #funny
Even though IG is all about perfect poses and good lighting this picture shows my true life 🤣 Dark basements at 5 am, blurry legs, and thankfully you can’t see my face or you’d see some pretty tired eyes 😁 BUT there is no better feeling then getting my run done before 6:15 am and then getting to go snuggle my little man! 💙
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For the longest time before I had our son I woke up at 4 am (sometimes earlier) every day to run. My biggest early morning running tips are simple:
1️⃣Do what makes you feel safe. I ran a lot on the treadmill and when I was outside I ran in well lit areas (ran the same roads over and over) and carried mace with me.
2️⃣ If you prefer the treadmill in the early morning (or if your like me and have to stay home because baby is sleeping) remember that the treadmill is what YOU make it. It can be as easy or as challenging as you need. Play with pace, incline, and learn what helps pass the time - music, Netflix, etc.
3️⃣ Be prepared the night before and have everything ready to go. My clothes are always laid out, water in the refrigerator, and music ready by the door to the basement.
4️⃣ Don’t give yourself another option - sure there are days when I’ve chosen to sleep but overall I find that when I say “oh you can do it later if you don’t get up” then I never get up and always regret it.
5️⃣ Remember how good it feels when you’re done! 🙌
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What time do you usually run? ⬇️
Even though IG is all about perfect poses and good lighting this picture shows my true life 🤣 Dark basements at 5 am, blurry legs, and thankfully you can’t see my face or you’d see some pretty tired eyes 😁 BUT there is no better feeling then getting my run done before 6:15 am and then getting to go snuggle my little man! 💙 . . For the longest time before I had our son I woke up at 4 am (sometimes earlier) every day to run. My biggest early morning running tips are simple: 1️⃣Do what makes you feel safe. I ran a lot on the treadmill and when I was outside I ran in well lit areas (ran the same roads over and over) and carried mace with me. 2️⃣ If you prefer the treadmill in the early morning (or if your like me and have to stay home because baby is sleeping) remember that the treadmill is what YOU make it. It can be as easy or as challenging as you need. Play with pace, incline, and learn what helps pass the time - music, Netflix, etc. 3️⃣ Be prepared the night before and have everything ready to go. My clothes are always laid out, water in the refrigerator, and music ready by the door to the basement. 4️⃣ Don’t give yourself another option - sure there are days when I’ve chosen to sleep but overall I find that when I say “oh you can do it later if you don’t get up” then I never get up and always regret it. 5️⃣ Remember how good it feels when you’re done! 🙌 . . What time do you usually run? ⬇️
Marathon Fact #34:
German Markus Jurgens holds the world record for fastest marathon while running BACKWARDS. He ran a 3:38 at the Hannover marathon in 2017.
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I wonder if he wore his shorts backwards like I do... 🤔.
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This morning was bittersweet. I had a suuuper tough time getting going and could just barely make it through 5km/30 minutes on the treadmill. I know, I know, what the heck is sweet about that?!
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Well, friends, I know that my legs are dead today because I really pushed them yesterday - and that's a good thing!
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Running can't always be about the eff yes, killed it, super awesome runs. It's actually more often about the slogs, and the trudges and the didn't-want-to-but-did-anyway sessions where you really (and I mean REALLY) ask why you're up at 4:30am, struggling to pull compression socks on in the dark and holding your breath so you don't wake all the other sane people in the house.
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I fall into this trap in parenting, too -  thinking that it should all be comfy cozy cuddles with cuties in matching outfits who magically learn to read at age 2.5 and become outstanding global citizens.
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It's not.
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A lot of the time... even MOST of the time, it's a slog, and a trudge  and I wonder what I'm doing and why I still can't even say I'm done having kids even though I already find it hard to have three and really haven't even hit the *hard stuff* yet (so my mom loves to remind me).
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The thing is.... it's all worth it. It is so. frigging. three million percent WORTH IT.
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Whether you're a runner or a parent, or both, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
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You know that sometimes it takes all you've got not to give up and give in, but when you don't, you get rewarded with those 8 milliseconds of joy that are just so absolutely pure that you put yourself back in the saddle again and again and again.
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Keep your eye on the prize... even if the prize is constantly fleeting.
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Question: if you had one hour to run anywhere in the world, where would you run?
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Marathon Fact #34 : German Markus Jurgens holds the world record for fastest marathon while running BACKWARDS. He ran a 3:38 at the Hannover marathon in 2017. - I wonder if he wore his shorts backwards like I do... 🤔. - This morning was bittersweet. I had a suuuper tough time getting going and could just barely make it through 5km/30 minutes on the treadmill. I know, I know, what the heck is sweet about that?! - Well, friends, I know that my legs are dead today because I really pushed them yesterday - and that's a good thing! - Running can't always be about the eff yes, killed it, super awesome runs. It's actually more often about the slogs, and the trudges and the didn't-want-to-but-did-anyway sessions where you really (and I mean REALLY) ask why you're up at 4:30am, struggling to pull compression socks on in the dark and holding your breath so you don't wake all the other sane people in the house. - I fall into this trap in parenting, too - thinking that it should all be comfy cozy cuddles with cuties in matching outfits who magically learn to read at age 2.5 and become outstanding global citizens. - It's not. - A lot of the time... even MOST of the time, it's a slog, and a trudge and I wonder what I'm doing and why I still can't even say I'm done having kids even though I already find it hard to have three and really haven't even hit the *hard stuff* yet (so my mom loves to remind me). - The thing is.... it's all worth it. It is so. frigging. three million percent WORTH IT. - Whether you're a runner or a parent, or both, you know exactly what I'm talking about. - You know that sometimes it takes all you've got not to give up and give in, but when you don't, you get rewarded with those 8 milliseconds of joy that are just so absolutely pure that you put yourself back in the saddle again and again and again. - Keep your eye on the prize... even if the prize is constantly fleeting. - Question: if you had one hour to run anywhere in the world, where would you run? - 🏃‍♀️easy run🏃‍♀️ 5km, 31 Minutes on the treadmill . . . . . #treadmillworkout  #treadmill  #nordictrack  #marathontraining  #marathon  #motherrunner  #momswhorun  #momofthree  #runottawa  #ottawa  #instarunners 
Some runs just have to be done in the sun....and heat! I was supposed to run early this morning but I just couldn't get out of bed! 
Vacation is clearly over and the hustle and bustle of life is in full affect!! I squeezed in this run before picking up my girls. Life as a mother runner!!! #wednesdayrun #motherrunner #momswhorun #runningmom #womensrunning #runnerslife #workingmom #runner  #halfmarathontraining #runlikeagirl #workforit #teamnuun #261fearless #teamtiux #sweatpink #activeforlife #trailrunning #mountainviewrunners #womensrunningcommunity #runandbehappy #runstronger
Some runs just have to be done in the sun....and heat! I was supposed to run early this morning but I just couldn't get out of bed! Vacation is clearly over and the hustle and bustle of life is in full affect!! I squeezed in this run before picking up my girls. Life as a mother runner!!! #wednesdayrun  #motherrunner  #momswhorun  #runningmom  #womensrunning  #runnerslife  #workingmom  #runner  #halfmarathontraining  #runlikeagirl  #workforit  #teamnuun  #261fearless  #teamtiux  #sweatpink  #activeforlife  #trailrunning  #mountainviewrunners  #womensrunningcommunity  #runandbehappy  #runstronger 
Always find time to do the things that make you feel happy to be alive. Go run.🏃🏻‍♀️💖
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I always make time to run each week, but a lot of my runs have been on the treadmill lately. It felt so freeing to be outside in the mountains and along my favorite country road today with the sounds of my feet on the gravel and the quiet around me and the wonderful smells of being outdoors...bliss.❤️
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#embraceeachstep #motherrunner #runnermom #runnersofinstagram #womensrunningcommunity #runningismyhappyplace #run #runescape #runmontana #grateful
Always find time to do the things that make you feel happy to be alive. Go run.🏃🏻‍♀️💖 • I always make time to run each week, but a lot of my runs have been on the treadmill lately. It felt so freeing to be outside in the mountains and along my favorite country road today with the sounds of my feet on the gravel and the quiet around me and the wonderful smells of being outdoors...bliss.❤️ • #embraceeachstep  #motherrunner  #runnermom  #runnersofinstagram  #womensrunningcommunity  #runningismyhappyplace  #run  #runescape  #runmontana  #grateful 
The other day, my husband and I were talking about how long August has felt. Not necessarily in a bad way - just that it's been a mostly uneventful and predictable month, characterized by warm, sunny days with an occasional evening shower. Summer is quietly fading into Fall. 
Lately, my runs have been just like August: steady, not especially exciting, and warm - but comfortable, not overwhelmingly hot and humid like July. And while I am *so* looking forward to Fall - my favorite season - I know a part of me is going to miss these lazy, hazy August days when the weather turns cold again. ****
#runnerslife #motherrunner #runnersofinstagram #runner #running #run #seenonmyrun #august #runlikeagirl #workoutwednesday
The other day, my husband and I were talking about how long August has felt. Not necessarily in a bad way - just that it's been a mostly uneventful and predictable month, characterized by warm, sunny days with an occasional evening shower. Summer is quietly fading into Fall. Lately, my runs have been just like August: steady, not especially exciting, and warm - but comfortable, not overwhelmingly hot and humid like July. And while I am *so* looking forward to Fall - my favorite season - I know a part of me is going to miss these lazy, hazy August days when the weather turns cold again. **** #runnerslife  #motherrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #runner  #running  #run  #seenonmyrun  #august  #runlikeagirl  #workoutwednesday 
Attempted a tempo run...but after struggling to hit a pace anywhere near my tempo pace I decided to just run. It was good.  Good for my body and good for my mind. Happy running!👍🏻
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#fitmom #fitover40 #run #runner #wisconsinrunner #runninginwisconsin #run4prs #teamrun4prs #womensrunningcommunity #motherrunner #irunthisbody #halfmarathontraining
2.5 miles - After work and hot as balls 🤦🏻‍♀️ #motherrunner #backatit #barely
Back to school run! I haven't made it out for a run for so long. I was happy to have some company this morning with a fellow mom and her 5 month old puppy after all our kids were off to their first day of school. Turns out running with a puppy is just as hard, if not harder, than running with a stroller! #momsontherun #runningmom #morningrun #365milesin365days #instarunners #motherrunner #iamarunner #stravarun
My last day of summer vacation & I was up at 4AM to run 5 miles. 🤦🏻‍♀️
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#runneraddict #sendhelp #runmommyrun #runhappy #runtexas #motherrunner #morningsaremyjam
I’m on track to break 30 miles this week, which is the most I’ve run in over 9 years, and even then I only did this a small handful of times, on my biggest weeks of marathon training. I am not officially marathon training yet, just building a solid base of mileage. 
My problem is that to increase mileage safely, I’m supposed to run slower. And I don’t like running slower because it doesn’t give me the sense of achievement I get when I see a fast pace on my running app. And it’s just not as fun to share that I ran a 9:15 pace this morning as it is a 7:15 pace! Runner problems! 😂 Can anyone relate? 
#running #runnersofinstagram #runlikeagirl #momswhorun #motherrunner #mileage
I’m on track to break 30 miles this week, which is the most I’ve run in over 9 years, and even then I only did this a small handful of times, on my biggest weeks of marathon training. I am not officially marathon training yet, just building a solid base of mileage. My problem is that to increase mileage safely, I’m supposed to run slower. And I don’t like running slower because it doesn’t give me the sense of achievement I get when I see a fast pace on my running app. And it’s just not as fun to share that I ran a 9:15 pace this morning as it is a 7:15 pace! Runner problems! 😂 Can anyone relate? #running  #runnersofinstagram  #runlikeagirl  #momswhorun  #motherrunner  #mileage 
There seems to be no flats here, either going up or down! ⬆️⬇️ Wearing all the #mountain gear cuz I’m a wanna be #mountaingirl, lol. And sporting my 2009 #bolderboulder race shirt, the only time I ran it...I have no idea why I never ran it during my #CU #buffalo days. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #runcolorado #summerrunning #marathontraining
After finally overcoming my IT Band injury, the marathon bug has been buzzing strong in my ear. Here we go- come join me! 💙🏃🏼‍♀️👊🏻. #readytorun #marathonmom #runnersofinstagram #runtastic #motherrunner #dallasmarathon #bigd
🔅Find what works ... and stick with it. 🔅 For me, it has been the 80/20 Running plan.  I felt discouraged during my speed work this am, for some reason I thought I had run this workout significantly faster months ago 🤷🏼‍♀️ and was nowhere near what I thought I had done.  I also made the choice of a 🍔 burger and beer 🍻 last night, probably best burger, ever 😋 ... But this am I felt a lot heavier than I do from the nights I carbo-load. 🤔 Push through anyways. 🏃🏼‍♀️ First good news was having my watch  FINALLY give me anaerobic credit 🎉 , then I found the workout I did exactly 3 months ago and TODAY I was significantly faster (see story). 💥 Remember sometimes when it feels like garbage during a workout it’s bc we are actually really pushing our limits 💪🏻. Keep at it friends, it’s working.
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Workout: 10x 60 sec at Z5 with 2 Min Active Recovery. Paces—> 520,511,519,516,520,510,522,517,524,525
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#morningrun #morningmotivation #morningrunner 
#keeprunning #floridarunner #teamtre #totalrecoverycare #runnergirl #motherrunner #fitmomof3 #8020running #inspiringwomenrunners #womensrunningcommunity #runitfast #5ktraining #5krunner #runlife #intervals #speedwork #gettingfaster #instarunners #nuunlife #shokzsquad #runshots #wednesdaywisdom #5k  #stickwithit #runners world
🔅Find what works ... and stick with it. 🔅 For me, it has been the 80/20 Running plan. I felt discouraged during my speed work this am, for some reason I thought I had run this workout significantly faster months ago 🤷🏼‍♀️ and was nowhere near what I thought I had done. I also made the choice of a 🍔 burger and beer 🍻 last night, probably best burger, ever 😋 ... But this am I felt a lot heavier than I do from the nights I carbo-load. 🤔 Push through anyways. 🏃🏼‍♀️ First good news was having my watch FINALLY give me anaerobic credit 🎉 , then I found the workout I did exactly 3 months ago and TODAY I was significantly faster (see story). 💥 Remember sometimes when it feels like garbage during a workout it’s bc we are actually really pushing our limits 💪🏻. Keep at it friends, it’s working. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Workout: 10x 60 sec at Z5 with 2 Min Active Recovery. Paces—> 520,511,519,516,520,510,522,517,524,525 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #morningrun  #morningmotivation  #morningrunner  #keeprunning  #floridarunner  #teamtre  #totalrecoverycare  #runnergirl  #motherrunner  #fitmomof3  #8020running  #inspiringwomenrunners  #womensrunningcommunity  #runitfast  #5ktraining  #5krunner  #runlife  #intervals  #speedwork  #gettingfaster  #instarunners  #nuunlife  #shokzsquad  #runshots  #wednesdaywisdom  #5k  #stickwithit  #runners  world
12 easy stroller miles with the bridge thrown in! 🙌🏼 Thankful for a rest day tomorrow! ☀️🏃🏼‍♀️
12 easy stroller miles with the bridge thrown in! 🙌🏼 Thankful for a rest day tomorrow! ☀️🏃🏼‍♀️
Actually remembered to have waffles on #wafflewednesday 😋😜 Red velvet waffles made with some buttermilk @kodiakcakes mix, cocoa powder, an egg white, a drop of red food gel, & a splash of vinegar for that red velvet taste. These are my go-to for waffles using my Dash mini waffle maker! 👍
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#waffles #RedVelvet #breakfast #latergram #fuelyourun #hungryrunner #hungrymommy #runnermom #motherrunner #iifym #flexibledieting #foodporn #kodiakcakes #breakfastofchampions
Actually remembered to have waffles on #wafflewednesday  😋😜 Red velvet waffles made with some buttermilk @kodiakcakes mix, cocoa powder, an egg white, a drop of red food gel, & a splash of vinegar for that red velvet taste. These are my go-to for waffles using my Dash mini waffle maker! 👍 . . . #waffles  #RedVelvet  #breakfast  #latergram  #fuelyourun  #hungryrunner  #hungrymommy  #runnermom  #motherrunner  #iifym  #flexibledieting  #foodporn  #kodiakcakes  #breakfastofchampions 
After teaching Bootcamp today I decided to go for a run since I got to love on some of the little babies in my @tonedmamas class and my friend and work out partner in crime Brittany said “I’ll go with you” without hesitation even though she had pushed herself for an hour! Thank you for going with me he first lap Brittany and thanks for being there after I got done to tell me I did good when I felt as I should have pushed myself a little more... 🤪Friends like these are the gals I need more of in my life. #findyourtribeandlovethemhard
After teaching Bootcamp today I decided to go for a run since I got to love on some of the little babies in my @tonedmamas class and my friend and work out partner in crime Brittany said “I’ll go with you” without hesitation even though she had pushed herself for an hour! Thank you for going with me he first lap Brittany and thanks for being there after I got done to tell me I did good when I felt as I should have pushed myself a little more... 🤪Friends like these are the gals I need more of in my life. #findyourtribeandlovethemhard