#flashback to the day before my marathon! 😜 Totally missing the training schedule (and the pink hair). My focus has been different lately though.
Here’s where it has been: •I’m directing a race for a foundation I really love @kma_foundation. •Taking on new clients and getting them results!
•Studying to be a certified triathlon coach •Building a team of endurance athletes with @fit2functionstl at @f2f_endurance_coaching_ 🏊♂️ 🚴🏼♀️ 🏃🏼♀️ 🏋🏼♂️ Don’t wait until 2019 to start your health and fitness “come back”. Whether you want overall better health and mobility or you want to run your first half marathon, we can get you there!
Now that a few days have past, figured I would post a recap about the race Saturday...especially since anyone that followed my stories last week knows I was wishy-washy on my race plan.
About 7 weeks ago I began having quite a few ankle issues, to the point where walking not only hurt in the mornings, but also throughout the day.
I decided then I would still get in long runs, and rely on the elliptical and more rest days to get me to the start. Essentially, playing it safe to make sure I could run. Before scaling back, I was running tempos and speed work in the high 8’s/low 9’s but struggling on long runs...I was a mess!
By last week, my legs were fairly fresh, and even though I knew the sub 2 hour I wanted was not likely possible, I thought I could beat my last 1/2 PR of 2:08. I had a lot of shorter runs in the cooler at 9:20 pace that felt easy. So my legs knew what to do, but did my mind?
Up until walking out the door at 6:50 that morning I debated, and at last second threw on my “fast” shoes and said F IT!
I didn’t look at my watch until mile 4 and was like WHOA BETTY! Scale it back!
Had I looked at the race map, I probably would have realized hills were coming from 6-8, but I never do that..so why start now. Epitome of winging it 😶.
I figure if I can manage the hills in Raleigh, I’ll survive anything?
After the hills, everything was fine until 11-12 and y’all, I for real thought I would be the girl hurling at the finish line, but I made myself keep trucking.
We stopped and walked for about 20 seconds, at 12.1. I wanted to regroup and breath for just a second and to get my head back in the game. I just wanted to finish strong! And after that, I just freaking ran. Like, it was all heart and muscle memory!
My legs were literalllly numb, heart rate going bonkers, fingers were swollen to the point I couldn’t bend them but I just didn’t care.... I knew I had a kick somewhere in me.
As soon as I saw the time when we crossed, I just started laughing, I couldn’t believe it! I couldn’t believe I was now only 3 minutes from breaking 2!
From a girl who started all those years ago in the 14 minute range, 2 hours is huge!
20 min of cross training this evening. Excited to go skiing in a few months but I also don’t want to die after one day so we are trying to build some strength now! It’s been an emotional few months for me and I’m still trying to process some things we have learned over the last few weeks. Maybe someday I’ll be ready to talk about it here maybe I’ll never be ready. Hope everyone’s week started off well!
Make a powerful shift & LEVEL UP! Lindsey is rocking our new neon long sleeve top (wicking too)! Also awesome for runner safety awareness month!! #levelup#hertribeathletics#makeithappen @okayest_runner_80
This #transformationtuesday is between my two marathons. I cut off a half hour in a year and did not chose easy races for either. I finished a marathon in 3:45!! While my life has never been easy, its moments like this that make me realize how strong I am! In 3 short years I've made huge gains in running and I know I have more ahead of me. I run because I feel strong, confident and like nothing can stop me. Never give up on what you want to do! I can attest that this was something out of reach for me post back surgery. But 10 yrs after here I am, proving doctors, and my own doubt wrong. #runningcommunity#womenwhorun#ihavearunnersbody
Do you love to run? Do you love trail? Do you love hanging with awesome gal pals? If so, I have SUUUUPER exciting news! We now have a @trail_sisters Springfield Trail group! We have a group on FB ready to go and I’m working on getting an Insta account set up for us. Please spread the word! Come run & adventure with other trail lovers! 🏃🏿♀️🌲🏃🏼♀️🏔🏃🏽♀️
So I’ve been wanting to share some thoughts with you all for a bit, but I guess I’ve been a little chicken to put this out there... Remember how I said—“I’m not a runner”? Well, I guess what I meant was, “I WASN’T a runner.” I’ve been toying with the idea of running a half marathon 😱 which if someone told me even a few months ago that I’d be considering this I would have said “you’re &!$%ing crazy!” But true story—I’ve been thinking about it. 🤔 I’ve looked them up. I have one in mind. I’ve sat and stared at the “register” button. I looked up “how to train for a half marathon” and even printed schedules... I’ve talked to others who have done them.
Like when I say I’m considering it—I mean it! 😬
But I also have to admit here that, even though the more I think about it the more I actually think I could do it, I’m also terrified of it! 😖
Y’all I’m a dreamer for sure, and I’m also a goal setter. Where I struggle most is with confidence (unless you tell me I can’t do something—then I’m on a mission to prove you wrong lol). So, since I had this crazy idea, I think I’ve been struggling most with self-doubt.
Then—LAST NIGHT, true story—I had a dream that I ran a half marathon. In my dream I ran with a partner (no idea who) and y’all I FINISHED IT! I SURVIVED! I FELT PROUD!
It was an awesome dream. 🙇♀️So I feel like I should do it. Just click sign up, fill out the form, plan to train, and JUST DO IT. Because the training will build confidence, and the doubt will fade right!?! What do you all think? Think I’m crazy?? 🤪Hahaha
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Beautiful day outside today! 😄🍂🌿🍁
Had a little lunchtime play in the park after a couple of chilled miles. It was so good to be out in the sun! 😊
Was so glad to have an easy but productive day. A few days ago, I started taking some short courses- mostly on photography. I've always wanted to learn a bit more about it, how I can improve, what I can explore and what I can create. I love being able to capture what I see when I run, but to be honest the photos never do justice 😅.
I mean same goes for today, really 😂. But you know, it's not like I'm gonna run out of stuff to photograph. 🙌🏼
Practice makes perfect, right? 😄
“Not only is there a visible Weight difference but there is invisible differences of Pride, Confidence, and overall Health. This is the BEST GIFT I have ever given myself. 💕” - @keep_running_andie 🙌💙👟 #WomenRunLA#WRLA#WhyIRun
Join us for the inaugural Trail Sisters Portland group road run on Monday November 19th at 6:30pm. We will start from the Hannaford parking lot on Cottage Rd in So. Portland and head out for a 3-5 mile guided run around Knightville/Willard Square.
This will be an all levels run, and no one will be left behind. Please bring a head lamp and reflective gear.
We are very excited, and can’t wait to meet our Trail Sisters!
✨There are no excuses. Get A Grip. Get out there✨~Inov-8
Had my first long run today since the 19th of October when I got this little runner problem in my left knee/foot/hip. 27k fun run in the rain on some of my favorite trails. I didn't spend time trying to get that perfect picture for Instagram, (so I just post one of the cool pictures @sylvaincavatz took a few days ago instead). I just wanted to enjoy the feeling of being out there, with a friend, running without having any problems. And it felt fantastic! Now I'm beginning to feel ready for @sanssenja Aurora Run and @utct 65k ❄️🏔️🏁🏃🏼♀️⛰️☀️ @inov8scandi
The anxiety is starting to creep in, scrolling thru my emails that I've been so successful in ignoring this trip. I'm already muttering inappropriate responses to polite requests I so badly want to write but cannot. Shutting it down at least till the wheels hit the ground back home. Time for some loud, grinding metal and rap straight into my brain to disassociate for just a little longer.
not sure I can actually articulate what this felt like. for those who have followed me for sometime you know that I struggle with 800s mentally. I play this huge game with myself and every time I hit the track I am always worried about what the day will bring. today as I walked up to the track I secretly was praying it was locked so I would have an excuse as to why I couldn’t do them 😂🙄 but it wasn’t and I didn’t have any excuses for why I wouldn’t be able to hit pace so I just went for it. and I surprised myself. 800 after 800 was a surprise. I waited for the wall, I waited for it to feel “hard” I even waited for that moment where I wanted to stop but it never came. for the first time I felt fully capable of this workout. I even enjoyed it. YEP you heard me I enjoyed 800s @toni.hearts.running is probably going to die when she reads this. 😂 ugh today was everything I needed. 🙌🏼 cloud freaking 9 y’all!!!
This time of the year is a struggle - as where I live it gets cold. This mornings temp was 1 above and it is only going to get colder. And it’s dark during the times that are convenient for me to run. I am using accountability to help get me up and moving. Meet three beautiful ladies this morning for a run. That is one way to prevent hitting snooze or just getting up until it is time to go to work. What do you do to help keep you accountable?
Today was a new start! As I try to look at every day and every run ♥️
Unfortunately we got a TON of rain yesterday and because of that the trail was starting to flood. Instead of wading through water and mud I decided to just hop on the gym treadmill and make the most of it! 🙌
7 miles in total alternating miles between 9:23 and 8:27. It helped the time pass quickly and helped to break it up! 🏃🏼♀️
Then got to pick up this sweet boy and grab a snack 🍊 Some days I don’t feel great, I struggle to run, but every day I get to see this smiling boy and it makes it ALL better 💙💙
I did something today that I haven’t done in a long time. I went for a walk. Doesn’t seem like a big deal...but to me, it sort of was. I started my journey to better health by walking. And I have gotten so wrapped up in running, strength, trying to do bigger and better things that I sort of forgot how a nice walk is healthy and just as much as a workout too. And after my half on Sunday, I’m really trying to allow myself plenty of recovery. I think I was close to burnout and my body has ached for a while now. I think it is telling me to take recovery time. I’m not saying I won’t possibly go for a little run soon, but I’m keeping it slow and by feel. I’m going to try to do other things right now to give my body and mind a break. At least for a few days....and during this time, I’m contemplating on some new adventures!! 😉😉😉
Gearing up for a sales clinic in beautiful Boise REI where folks are friendly and the coffee is stiff. Sometimes these road trips are really pleasant...like today. Hats off to Boise. #snowshoes are my calling card