We are having a blast reuniting with our dear old (they’re still young) neighbors Kelsey Ziegler Vlieks and Dirk Vlieks, and their girls. We flew to Burlington from SF yesterday, and all met this morning at the start of the Catamount Ultra, conveniently located at Trapp Family Lodge, where we are all staying. Let’s just say we’ve already had a full day and it’s only afternoon day 1! #trappfamilylodge#neighbors#swimbikerunpushups#i ❤️vermont #woodsandtrails#vermont#whereirun
What a morning. Starting the day off with the Sunrise Runway Challenge 5k at Biggin Hill airport, running an out and back on the runway at 6:30am and helping to raise money for @foal.farm . Brilliant event, look forward to doing it again next year.
Then off to Orpington Parkrun for a bit of Parkrun tourism and ticking ‘O’ off on our Parkrun alphabet.
#grc team photo at the #summersolstice10k yesterday. Completely out of shape for this and only had a weeks worth of training. As you can probably see in the photos I struggled so badly with this. Had aimed for a time much closes to 40 minutes but knew on the day that wasn't achievable. I can't be disappointed though as although I did struggled and didn't get what I want. It is a pb (havnt ran a fast 10k in a long time). I am happy that in the bad state I was in I managed to complete it, keep going all the way no matter how much I wanted to stop and give a big sprint finish. And a post run massage from @myomy_stt
Is always a bonus!
The reason I'm doing a lot of running at the moment is because I'm feeling slightly blergh, and we are about to go away for three weeks where I plan to eat more than my body weight in baguettes, steak and fritte, pasta, pizza and gelato. We also plan to walk and walk and walk. I need to get holiday ready! It's a pleasure to run again by the river at different times of the day. #whereirun#marrickville#cooksriver
Seeing the sun go down on the longest day with a couple of laps of Dulwich Park after work, topping up a shortened gym session from this morning, damn trains. .
Evenings will start to get shorter from here on, luckily I've got a few things in the pipeline to make the most of them and even a few that require pushing through both night and day. 🤗🏃🏻🌠🌅
I could count on 2 hands the number of times I’ve run this year... yup, in the last 6 monthes I have run less than 10 times. I carried a lot of guilt through the winter about it, but I literally had zero desire to run. In the spring I stopped fighting myself and found other activities to do, knowing that one day my desire to run would return. Not sure if we’re rekindling our romance, but today I laced up for some easy lunchtime miles, and it felt great to have my feet pounding the pavement!! .
#oisellevolée | #runyourworld
AND THE HEADLINES ARE...!
Up in London today. Popped in to see my running partner in crime at work @sophieraworth Got to sit in one of the most famous chairs in the country. Was only mildly sweaty at the time. 😬😅
7 miles running around in the glorious sunshine today. Legs are still dead from double training day 2 days ago (!!) but going to give Parkrun a go this Saturday.
After yesterday’s double day of track & then circuits.. the legs felt a teensy bit heavy today. In order to get stronger these days happen! And it’s all good. Fast days, slow days, and slower days, cross-training .. all good training. 6 miles today ☺️
Track day! Legs are still in recovery from the last few weekends of hahd core mountain running. Tonight, #natickrunners celebrates 1,000 members with a special 1km fun run! It’s amazing to have been in this group from its inception, and it blows my mind to see the community it has become. It’s practically a city of runners 😳 Here’s another OG, @benjeckstein who has been entertaining us with high level lowbrow humor since 2015 when he materialized into the universe as a gift for us.