So jetzt müsst ihr tapfer sein! Es ist soweit 😱 beim #earlybird ist es schon wieder dunkel 😫 allerdings kein Grund für mich nicht früh aufzustehen 😎 #nevernotrunning
Auf mich wartet jetzt der erste Büro Tag 🤨 mal gespannt wir groß die Berge mit Arbeit so geworden sind in meiner #elternzeit
@newbalance_de @polarglobal #NewBalance#PolarM430#running#igrunner
Desperate to get over my bust rib and keep my 1000 mile goal attainable, and maintain fitness... I have overtrained. Pulled up short in my last run at 4 miles with a sharp, burning pain in my lower leg. I had to call Laura to pick me up. First time I've ever bailed on a run like that.
A day later I can barely walk on it without heaps of pain. Prescribed Naproxen for a suspected torn soleus with instruction not to run on it for a few weeks.
That's it then. This year has been a plague of injuries. I'm now worried about the Great North Run and Amsterdam Marathon, and so very doubtful I'll hit my yearly mileage target and God knows when i get to run again. Bah!
"God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
#mentalhealthmonday might be the hashtag, but mental health doesn't just affect your life on Mondays.
I prayed on the serenity prayer last night. It brought me a lot of peace & comfort. That's why I 💗 my Higher Power; he brings me comfort & peace and I know he didn't make a mistake when he made me.
Mental health is seriously isolating. We live in this world where everyone thinks they have to be perfect all the time and they can't admit to their weaknesses and if you suffer from mental health issues you're crazy... To put it plainly, it's really F'd up that we do that to each other. My anxiety revolves around feeling crazy, so it can be even tougher to admit and open up about what I'm going through and what my thought system is sometimes. Thankfully I have a strong support system who brings me back to reality and helps me normalize my thinking and shows me I'm not 'the only one'.
One of my triggers is change. And even though I know that, my reaction to this recent change has blindsided me because I thought I had it all to together. But I don't. Even though this change is one I've gone through many times and will most likely be many more times, each time is different & it never gets easier. So here is what I'm going to do-- I'm going to get through it. I'm going to practice self care, self love, & be gentle & kind to myself. I'm going to be that person who overcomes her anxiety, works through it & comes out stronger than before.
#rambles that's what you get when you put your heart out there. It ain't perfect, it doesn't always make the most sense, but it's the truth and it's real.
Yes!!! Managed to get a couple of miles done!
Admittedly with the help of copious amounts of KT tape, still achy and still can't take deep breaths without some pain (but as an asthmatic not being able to breathe properly hasn't stopped me this far)
Haven't felt such a buzz from just completing 2 miles since I started running 4 years ago. Confident I can start getting back on track with only 2 ish weeks if downtime after the break, got a few pounds to shift and some breathing to work on but I'm looking forward to the challenge
Big thanks to @sportsshoes for replacing my Hoka Challengers and I went for the Clifton 5s due to my focus being back on road running. Only 2 miles in em but they feel excellent, both soft and springy at the same time
Now I'm going to celebrate being able to run again with wine and crispy pancakes. Let's do this again tomorrow 🏃💪
"Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on." -Les Brown
Here's what this run was supposed to look like: 30m M pace, 5m T pace, 30m M pace. No breaks between.
Here's what this run actually looked like:
✳️WU obvi: 16m
✳️30m M pace @ 6:31 -- spot on to the current M pace I'm working on.
✳️Rest. I didn't watch the clock. Had an energy gel too.
✳️30m M pace @ 7:03 -- I was literally climbing altitude+a gradual incline. And also the feeling of death or more like just no power left in my stupid empty tank.
✳️3.21 EZ heading back to my car. Thinking how the F am I going to run a 5m T pace & why is my car still so far away.
✳️5m T @ 6:37. Seriously felt out of body during this. So freaking weird, don't even know how to describe it. Just pretty much tight muscles saying 'hey woman!! what the heck are we doing here?? I thought it was CD!' Finally got down to 6:10 in my last two min. 👏
✳️CD to 15.25
Clarification: m = minute, not mile.
Hmm...I've digested this run. And I don't have a lot to say about it. Disappointed with how dead I felt, not really about how off my paces were. I knew that second 30m was going to be off because I live on the side of a mountain and I can't avoid hills for very long. So whatever. Room for improvement, that's for sure. And also, does any new type of running every go perfect the first time? Not for me at least! I've never ran a run quite like this, so it'll take some adjusting.
Also, I always remind myself that practice is just practice. The only day that truly matters is race day. 🏃♀️
"The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes." -Charles R. Swindoll
There is this speech by Les Brown where he talks about people who just have this face that says they're either mad at you, mad at life, or just mad in general. Those are faces you want to avoid; they just bring you down, suck the energy right out of you. I've heard this speech several different times and always thought about that particular portion.
I've met those types of people, I interact with those types of people, I work with those types of people. We all do.
I have a tendency to take those attitudes personally. And then yesterday when I was interacting with a person like this, I thought about what Les Brown says and it hit me, I shouldn't take it personally. I should turn around and walk away. I should look the other way towards a smiling face. Because their problem isn't my problem. Their attitude is just that, their own.
We all have bad days; we all have days where our attitude just sucks and life sucks and everything just sucks. But attitude people. Attitude. Smile. It's contagious. And don't ever let another person's grumpy disposition get you down.
This is the photo quality you get when the sun isn't out yet. 🤷
Hi! 👋 My name is Maddie. I'm a marathoner runner working on breaking 2:45.
10 facts about me:
1️⃣ I'm married to the greatest guy. We met in college; he pissed me off the first time we ever met, so it took him a long time to break down that wall. He told me before we even started dating we were going to get married. I said 'yeah right'! Well, guess who was wrong. 🤣
2️⃣ We have 4 AMAZING dogs. I 💗 my puppies, they are my everything.
3️⃣ I work PRN as an RN (+BSN). I really like working prn because it allows me to put my training & family (i.e.: puppies) first.
4️⃣ I am an ex competitive swimmer.
5️⃣ 10 years ago I literally could not run more than 0.25 miles at a time. Not. Even. Kidding. I hated running, but had to learn how to do it for swimming.
6️⃣ I've run 11 marathons; I'm working on the 50 state club. This year I'm not running any marathons due to injuries.
6️⃣ Speaking of injuries, I've had one every training cycle. Currently going on over a year for PF & also recently diagnosed with hip impigement & a labral tear. 🖕
7️⃣ I'm currently training for a half marathon coming up in September. Training for a half is really fun, because as much as I love the marathon, sometimes training for one is just the 💩💩💩.
8️⃣ I have anxiety. It got out of control approximately 3-4 years ago and I just kind of dealt with it silently. My mom is the one who shoved me in the right direction for the help I needed, and it was the best decision I ever made.
9️⃣ I gave up processed sugar and alcohol May 2017. Neither fit my life or my goals. I still eat fruit and staying away from sugar 💯 is impossible, so it's still in my diet, but just not to the extreme it was.
🔟 I love organizing & cleaning. I'm really good at both. Sometimes I play with the idea of making them my career...