I need to learn to be ok with stillness.
The past two weeks after the marathon have been rough, yes, in part because I miss all the excitement. But also because of something else.
I’ve been forced to lay off the intense runs and workouts to allow my body to recover, so I’ve had to deal with my daily life stresses without all my go-to releases handy. And that’s been so damn hard.
It’s made me realize that I am way too dependent on exercise to manage the ups and downs of life. There is something wrong when I’m chomping at the bit for my Saturday long run just because I have so much pent up stuff to get out.
I need to, have to learn how to cope with my worries and fears in my head, in the moment. I don’t know what form that coping will take—meditation, deep breathing, or something else. But I need to figure out.
Another item for the off-season to-do list. 📸: @stephaniecowan
A smile speaks a 1000 words but also shows when I’m truly happy with what I’m doing.
@VelzMonroe has been in business for 6 years! Yes SIX YEARS! No matter when I had to take a break, I never gave up. I stayed in school, graduated, and put myself in position to run my business while living on MY OWN while helping others out.
Here’s to GROWTH & INDEPENDENCE 🥂
IT’S THE WEEKEND! 🙌 Here’s to doing something in the next two days to move you forward in achieving your goals no matter how big or small. Forward motion. That’s all. 💥
Shout out to my girl @what.ic.fit 📸☝️because she’s running her FIRST #marathon at the @philly_marathon this weekend. 🏃🏼♀️ Talk about #goals .
Second shoutout to @rachelgersten who’s running her bajallionth half in Philly. (She’s a running 👑 so if you need advice, she’s your girl.)
Double tap to cheer these badass babes on! 🥇 #womensupportingwomen#phillymarathon#powerofshe#selfsoulsport#girlgetafterit
@Regran_ed from @bushwick.resident - “When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No … don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!” 👏
—Louis de Bernières
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
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𝙍𝙚𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 the album is officially out. so damn proud of this. extra proud of my brother @jmslaven for working at this every minute of every day with me. day 1 support has been unreal. it’s happening because of you guys. we’re in awe. album link in my bio. loop it fam ❤️↹
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