🎶 Go ahead & SHINE!!!🔂🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 - Song is called SHINE by LOLO-In loving memory of when I gave a sh**t. This evening I drove to a nearby trail (Palo Alto Baylands) for a flat & rocky trail run testing out a new pair of shoes: North Face Flight RKT 👎👎 they hurt my Achilles, my muscles felt tense & my right hammy cramped, I felt all the rocks, shoe felt as flimsy as a pair of slippers ( although they are great for standing at work, walking & are comfy) I only ran 1.7 miles. So I drove home & picked up another new pair of shoes to test: HOKA TORRENT & came back for a 10 mile run 👍👍 the shoes felt really good! Firm up front & a little more soft & cushy in the rear. It has a snappy fast ride with enough cushion that I didn’t feel the rocks! 👏🙌🍻 😍 my 🍺 socks by @zensah #zensah#beersocks#hokatorrent#goaheadandshine#shine#lolo#float#pushupclaps#baytrail#trailrunning
I hadn’t run in over a week bc I got sick last week & then had to adjust my sleep to work overnights last weekend, soooo I was very happy to get out for a run this evening! It went better than expected, I felt like I could just keep on going! & I even got a negative split!! 👊🏻
Track Thursday! On Tuesday I ran with my longstanding track club, but they are primarily distance runners and cross country runners, so the workouts are geared towards those races. Since I am wanting to do more track work, tonight I checked out the Trojan Masters Track Club at USC...I had so much fun!!! I haven’t tried to run that fast since I was in grade school! I’m a total newbie at this, so I learned a ton of stuff in just one hour: (1) what leg to put up when I start; (2) how/when I get into “set” position; and (3) where to look. Did you know you’re not supposed to look at the starter? I didn’t lol. The other runners are seasoned track people — some were using starting blocks and spikes — and they were super helpful. Super fun night! Yay! 🏃🏾♀️🌱#run#vegan#nuunlife#zensah#beatyesterday#igrunners#runhappy
because it's #nationselfieday
this #runcommute was no good; tired, couldn't get into rhythm, and my legs felt dead. but you know what? i'm better because i ran thru it 🙌
#running on the heat can be fun if you're prepared- i keep a soft flask full of water, #run to the shade, and keep a cooling towel soaked.
happy firsf day of #summerrunning 🙌💯
Raceday Rundown: A nighttime race called for different prep. I still had a high carb dinner (race day lasagna) and was able to get 10 hours sleep since there was no early wake up. #winning For breakfast, I ate the lasagna again to carb load. Instead of a shake out run, I did a walk. For my lunch toasted killer bread, with bananas peanut butter and honey and also Recovery Quinoa Salad. I soaked in an epson salt bath and did lots of foam rolling and an hour on the Normatec. 4 hours before my race I had race day oatmeal and can’t beet me smoothie and half a super hero muffin. 1 hour before I had a spark and stopped water intake. I got in over a gallon of water and took Nuun after each 1/4 gallon for electrolytes. ✅ I decided to race by heart and not try to hit even splits. This gave me a 6:00 first mile that felt great and relaxed. 2nd Mile (614) was painful as lactic acid started to build and the 3rd Mile (616) was mental grit. Aerobic capacity felt great, my burning legs and feeling like blisters were forming on my arches are what slowed me down. I found speed for a kick, closing in 5:17 pace. My official time missed my goal by 12 seconds. But it was a 28 sec PR post-collegiate Running 🏅 This race gave me the major mental boost I needed; I’ve decided to stay with the 5K for another training session. 🏃🏼♀️ #floridarunner#throwbackthursday#tbt#raceday#5ktraining#5k#runfasteatslow#runitfast#inspiringwomenrunners#runnersofig#runinrabbit#zensah#runnergirl#motherrunner#fitmomsofig#totalrecoverycare#904fitness
I'm smiling because it was done. I don't know why, but my run was flat out hard today. I just felt so tired, the heat was crazy, the winds were tough, and I am SO grateful to have had Burley with me because a sucky run with him is better than a sucky run by myself. We couldn't get in the shade fast enough, we were dying! But like I said to him as we were running, while I was doing everything in my power to stay positive, "This sucks and I just want to stop, but I know how proud of myself I'll be when I'm done, especially for pushing through when I really just want to stop." So as hard as the run was today, I finished proud!
4 #strollermiles [9:15, 8:43, 8:43, 8:16] for run streak day number 7️⃣1️⃣7️⃣, ✔️. •
Look at that time y'all. Not the bottom number. I have no idea why it says 10:12. But the 23:49. I ran 3 miles in that time. Not super fast for some but for me this is fast!! I have been struggling to stay around a 9:30 mile and today my splits were 8:05, 8:01 and 7:46!! I am so excited!!! Now in full disclosure I need to say that this was by myself without the bob and until the last quarter mile it was cloudy but I also got started late (11:00) and the humidity was high so it evens out!! Maybe if I can keep this time for longer runs I can finally get my under 2 half marathon! #runningstreakday115#zensah#motherrunner
early 8 miler with a fantastic group of humans. so grateful that there is such an amazing running community in Sacramento and there are some other crazy ladies in this town willing to get up at the ass crack of dawn to get a run in!! 🤣🏃🏻♀️🍑
3 double stroller miles @ 11 minute pace 🙌🏼 First mile was 10:24 🏃🏼♀️ Celebrating those miles because pushing the double is starting to feel (dare I say) a LITTLE bit easier, more comfortable & I’m building my strength back up after having Caroline.
I’m the type of person who is very positive, always sees the bright side of everything but I definitely subconsciously worry about things when I just need to let them go or about things I can’t necessarily personally fix. I’m a multitasker & just like any mom, we juggle A LOT & somehow think we are just supposed to be able to do it all. Insert running. Running keeps me sane, it helps me literally run my stress or frustration out & gives me time away from the busyness of the world to just “be”. I can feel the weight lifted off my shoulders as I run & that feeling is the best. Not every run is wonderful or perfect but every run keeps me sane. I have more patience, more energy & being able share those miles with my girls is priceless. Pushing 60+ lbs definitely isn’t easy & I’m not a speed demon out there but it beats the heck out of letting my stress or worries get the best of me. We get it done & I love hearing them talk & giggle. 💗 All of this to say: if you’re feeling stressed, tired or overwhelmed - you’re not alone! Set aside 30 minutes a day for yourself away from screens & let yourself just be. 💗