Here are 3 out of 5 of our Royal Parks Half Marathon Runners from Sunday! Despite the rain our 5 Walkabout Heroes completed the half marathon and have raised £4,708 to date- the equivalent of 18 life-changing wheelchairs! #walkaboutheroes#royalparkshalf#runforthosewhocant
Treadmill quickie before work! Yikes! Made it on time squeezing in a very short run. No 5k+ today, blah, but its still a run! Waking up "late", preworkout finally kicked in at the end, wanted to stay running! Helped me get ready for work tho. 😜👌🏼
This is gonna suck to post but I want to let you know why I'm not posting any runs nor will I be in the near future.
My respiratory problems have worsened in the last couple of weeks. If I go for any kind of run or intense walk for that matter, I struggle breathing pretty hard-core for the next couple of days.
Therefore I've decided I won't be pushing myself until I've been properly assessed, as it is simply too scary. .
Naturally, I've pretty much been feeling like my whole life is over when I can't run or cycle 😫 but I've decided I'm going to try to focus on what I can do, as opposed to on what I can't. I'll just leave that bit out for a short while until this is resolved, and then I'll come back stronger and faster than ever. Until then, I'll be trying to build some strength in the gym and channel my energy that way 😊 and hopefully I won't hate it too much 😂
I'm trying to think that I have so many years ahead of me in life where I'll be able to run and have fun with that. That time is just not now though. This is just a small bump in the road. I think my number 1 priority needs to be to stay positive right now 🏃🏼♀️
Here are some really nice pictures from a nearby castle and royal botanic garden, on a lovely autumn's day 🍁😍
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Didn't want to, but I needed it. There is light at the end of the trail, so many possibilities, if you put your mind to it. Three hrs prior, I ate 3 potatoes with 6 eggs and still managed to feel starved 2hrs later. Feelin fat and unfit, I pushed myself out the door to the trails. Keep running yallz!
$1,000.00 and 26.2 miles later...
Still trying to process the fact that yesterday, my legs carried me running for 26.2 miles!! Something than even just a year ago, I didn’t think I ever could do. •
Thank you to everyone who came out and cheered me on. Each person I saw, every hug, and every high five from a stranger gave me more fuel than those Clif shock bloks ever could! Though those helped immensely too 👍🏼
I loved that people were able to watch me in spirit even though they were far away physically, thanks to the interwebs and gps tracking!
Though in the end, I did run quite a distance, the best thing about yesterday was the reason why. I was a part of a cause so much bigger than myself, and seeing all the support for MDA was the most beautiful thing to be a part of. Little by little, we ARE making a difference!! •
26.2...I will come for you again. It’s not a question of if, but more like, when!
Day 2 of running this week. Knee pain struck about mile two. I made it to 4 miles, which is the farthest I’ve ever gone. But there was a lot of stopping and walking and stretching. Not my best run. But a run nonetheless. And at mile 3 when I passed my house, and wanted to be done, I pushed for one more.
Race recap - went into this race it having any a PR as goals due to the way training, but to still come in at 2 hours or less. First 5k was to be about a 9 min pace, which was there according to the race timing, but Garmin would indicate something different. First 6 miles were great, energy levels were good, hydration on point and was feeling really confident. Mile 2 to 3 was the biggest elevation gain crossing the bridge (steeper than I thought). Mile 4ish was crossing back over bridge, but grade didnt seem as steep. Sometime after mile 6 started to have discomfort in left calf, like it was a cramp or knot forming. Kept going, but still was still consistent with the desired 8:30-8:40 pace. Mile 7ish started to run along beach, picking up a lil head wind, just enough to be annoying. Mile 8 and 9 the calf pain was gradually becoming more intense, slowing my pace and my stride changed. Mile 10 the pain was extreme and stopped to stretch it out and walked a little. Miles 11 and 12 pain was still there, but kept pushing with a 30 walk here and there. Last 1.1 (or 1.29 according to Garmin) I pushed through with a real surge that last quarter mile. All in all, happy with the results, still had fun, and according to Garmin I did better than the official race time results. Calf feeling better this morning, but still tender....not gimpy like I was yesterday evening and flexing my foot doesn't hurt.
Three years ago I ran a marathon. It was miserable, I had plantar fasciitis, and I said I was never doing it again. Well, the one and done thought process didn't hold and I decided to do it again. This time there needed to be a specific reason for the location and being from Illinois.... why not Chicago? I am different runner than I was three years ago so I had a goal I was pretty sure I could achieve. Things don't always work out the way we want and s@#! happens. Just thankful I have the ability to run 1 mile let alone 26.2... Always next time 😉 Having the opportunity to run with my friend @aaaplan was very humbling as he ran the entire marathon BAREFOOT! 😁🏃♀️💪
Congratulations to this amazing woman on finishing her second marathon!! You are such an inspiration @rlgallo. I love you so much 💕💕💕 Can’t wait for pizza and bed tomorrow. #Repost @rlgallo with @get_repost
Number 2 in the books!! I can’t even begin to express the love I have for team #imermanangels and team #couragefromcoco . 😇🏃🏼♀️💋🏅#runforthosewhocant#chicagomarathon2018
Grabouw Mountain Challenge 26km Day 2 Done and dusted.
What hills and Valleys we crossed today. Had a very good runner on my side. Thanks Salie for the leka company.
@running4pads 📸 Photo credit- @myphotocorner_sport
Tomorrow, I will run the Army Ten Miler in honor of PFC Joshua Pallotta. My heart breaks for his family, but tomorrow I will run for him, because he can run no longer. Hooah!
Here is Josh’s story:
In Memory of
PFC Joshua Pallotta, US Army
4/2/89 – 09/23/14
On Sept. 23, 2014, Joshua Rodney Pallotta, 25, of Colchester, succumbed to his ongoing battle with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries sustained while proudly serving his country in Afghanistan. Born April 2, 1989 in Burlington, Josh was the beloved son of Gregory and Valerie Pallotta of Colchester. As a young boy, Josh was an avid hockey player. He enjoyed going to UVM hockey games with his Mime and spending time with his grandparents at their summer cottage on Lake Eden. Josh graduated from Colchester High School in 2007, where he played club lacrosse and Varsity Football. During his senior year at Colchester High School, Josh was selected to play in the North-South High School Football Game. After high school, Josh took courses at the Community College of Vermont and subsequently became an agent working for the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) in Burlington. Josh joined the Vermont Army National Guard as a member of ALPHA Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry, 86 IBCT (Mountain) and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. His bravery earned him The Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device for his valorous achievement during combat operations fighting against an enemy ambush while in Afghanistan. To live in hearts we leave behind is to never die and, thankfully, our cherished Josh will live in the hearts of his family and friends forever.
From his mother: “I have discovered if I'm focusing on our mission of supporting Veterans and service members who have PTSD/TBI and assisting with putting an end to the tragedy of 22 a day, I am not focusing on my grief. This is my mission. I testified on November 19, 2014 before the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs less than 8 weeks after our son died. This is very important to me and I will not stop until there is an end to this tragedy.”