What a weekend! It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle of Autumn.
It’s been back to back days of blue skies and sunshine in Suffolk and I made the most of it by hitting up the trails. It’s can be too easy to take your surroundings for granted but on days like this it’s perfect to get out onto the trails, keep your head up and appreciate the views 🙌 this was just at the end of a 15 mile trail run to the coast, great fun and stunning views.
I love the feeling of crossing the finish line. My running career started with a 5k on Thanksgiving. The 5k was a Turkey Trot that was a family friendly event, no pressure just cross the finish line and smile for the camera. You can have that finish line feeling by training with the San Bernardino Turkey Trot Training program. Message us for more information
❄️ Hello winter weather! ❄️
New temps mean new routines to adapt. Woke up earlier than I ever do just to make sure I had plenty of time... 5am... which meant running in 30 degree darkness... my mentality right now is trying to balance the risks we take as runners, so my tempo run today was a mile warm up to the gym, 3 miles in the treadmill at 8:30 pace, and 1 mile cool down home.
Except I forgot my gym key tag, so the warm up had an extra half mile tacked on 😂😂😂 No excuses right?!
One year ago I did the most incredible thing. I finished my very first marathon ❤️ and even though I wasn’t sure at the time, Marine Corps changed me forever. I’m now in love with running even more and shockingly in love with marathoning 😍 if you ever want to realize how strong you are and what you are capable of, run a marathon 😍🏃🏽♀️ less than two months til marathon number 2 💪🏼
WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS. 🙏🏼
At the end of the day, it is not all about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s also about the life of some you’ve lifted up, who you’ve helped to made better, and to some that you’ve able to help them to achieve their personal goal(s) in life. Don’t give to get. But give to inspire others to do the same in return. God bless. 🙏🏼
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My first DNS decision for the year but despite the heartache of not able to run JBU30 due to the pre-existing injury, I was delighted to wait and welcome Lily at the FL; she clocked sub-7h for 31k distance, gained almost 1.3k elevation is such an accomplishment given this is her longest trail race since making her debut in cultra15. A #proudcoach moment indeed! What a way for me to end my race season this year albeit the original plan was - both of us to ran this race together. Congratulations again! @_imxn.s_ Look at how far you’ve come. Until the next running at Kiara trails together with the rest soon! 🙌🏻😉
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Whilst for me, the off-season has just begun which means it is time for self-reflection - this season has been great to me, despite some ups and down, I am so blessed with many opportunities that has come my way, to grow and progress in this sport that I’ve grown so fond of, made some new friends, expanded my networking, becoming a brand athlete (thanks to @lifelineid @slastikmalaysia ), continue working on my brand, and so on. I am not a full time athlete nor coach thus juggling between work, my own training and training others will continue to become my personal challenges but this is PASSION. Passion is energy and I could feel the power and drives that comes from focusing on what excites me. Last but not least, THANK YOU - yes, YOU, because of each one of you, I believe in doing what I love. Until the next post! 🙌🏻💕
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No running & too much crap eaten over the past couple weeks (particularly last week whilst in Wales) so a nice & gentle one to ease myself back into it today
In fact, that's been the story for the last two months; just a handful of runs & two or three gym sessions. Had too many false starts too where I've said it's time to restart or reboot that never came to fruition. There's been a serious lack of motivation & energy in that time too. So this time there's no great pronouncements, just going to plod along & hopefully things will get back on track soon
This is so true 🙌🏼 .
I used to think being positive all the time was just cliché and naive, but actually it is a choice you get to make every day... to find the good in situations and realise just how much you have to be grateful for. Because who wants to spend their lives being miserable anyway? .
Happy Monday, guys ❤
Hey, it’s Medal Monday! [𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤] Every runner (whether they want to admit it or not) has a race morning ritual. I always eat a dry piece of toast, drink 8oz. bottle of water before I leave my apartment and do a lengthy full body stretch in the corral to prevent cramping along the way. I believe running is a very mental sport and peace of mind can really make or break the outcome of your race.
Saturday wasn’t my worst half, certainly wasn’t a PR but was one for the books and a victory in it’s own right. Mentally I was a mess - I mistakenly thought the race began at 7:30am but in fact gun time was 7:00am. By the time I got to Grand Army Plaza it was 7:18am and security was yelling at me to get moving to make last call. I grabbed my gear from my mom and sprinted to the starting line before they packed up the timing pads. I didn’t get to stretch nor mentally prepare to wing 13.1 [since my last race&run was a month ago] Never have I ever been late to a race, let alone any event in my life.
It rained the whole time and I pinched a nerve in my lower back which turned my legs numb at mile 9. The last 4 miles in prospect park were painful and forced me to drop my pace to a run/walk just to finish. Times like these force you to push yourself even when you want to give up. While it might just be a medal to some, each medal has a story and is part of a bigger journey. If any of you have had an experience like this, please share below ❤️🏃🏼♀️