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The face I make on my last reps 😆
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Just finishing my workout after 5 easy miles. Took a rest day yesterday since I was in church early morning & in the evening and this morning when I got on that treadmill I didn’t want to stop. Legs feel better as days go by, slowly recovering although in my head, I’m like ok so when should we race again 😂. I guess you can say I like pain 😉.
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Today, I submit my last school assignment and I’m finally free! Textbooks will be returned and backpack will be discarded. Oh how I have waited for this moment! AND this weekend, we celebrate 🎉 🙌🏽
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#happyfridayjr #fridayjunior #runner
#lanirunslifts #runwolfpack #run
#fitpregnancy #pregnantrunner 
#inspiringwomenrunners 
#latinosrun #radrabbit #marathoner
#marathonrunner #motivation 
#runnerswholift #girlswhorun 
#girlswholift #runnerswithmuscles 
#beatyesterday #liftheavy #ilift 
#fitgirl #imarunner #runnersworld
The face I make on my last reps 😆 . Just finishing my workout after 5 easy miles. Took a rest day yesterday since I was in church early morning & in the evening and this morning when I got on that treadmill I didn’t want to stop. Legs feel better as days go by, slowly recovering although in my head, I’m like ok so when should we race again 😂. I guess you can say I like pain 😉. . Today, I submit my last school assignment and I’m finally free! Textbooks will be returned and backpack will be discarded. Oh how I have waited for this moment! AND this weekend, we celebrate 🎉 🙌🏽 . . . #happyfridayjr  #fridayjunior  #runner  #lanirunslifts  #runwolfpack  #run  #fitpregnancy  #pregnantrunner  #inspiringwomenrunners  #latinosrun  #radrabbit  #marathoner  #marathonrunner  #motivation  #runnerswholift  #girlswhorun  #girlswholift  #runnerswithmuscles  #beatyesterday  #liftheavy  #ilift  #fitgirl  #imarunner  #runnersworld 
Feliz dia #virgendeguadalupe 🇲🇽
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For me it is an honor to serve you,
to represent you in such as a
special day. I’ll keep serving you
for the rest of my life. ❤️💚
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#virgenguadalupana #tradition 
#runnernotrunning #december12 
#12dediciembre #virgenmorena
#transformationtuesday 😳
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⬅️ pic was back in 2015, I can’t
 even believe that it’s me 😬
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➡️ pic was this morning at 12 weeks
*PREGNANT* 🤰🏽
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I can tell you back then my
nutrition was NOT dialed in 👎🏽
Now, I can’t say I eat super healthy,
especially right now that food
aversions are pretty real.
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I’m trying my best to eat healthy
but lately I give in to all the bad
stuff 😬 and I know I’m pregnant
but I also believe that I should be
eating healthy to grow a beautiful
healthy baby.
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My body composition has changed
over the years due to better
nutrition and consistency with
running & weights.
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Although, you can’t quite see that
I’m pregnant, I can tell you that
my body is changing every day.
A bit anxious and scared for what’s
to come but also excited for this
process and the come back
after baby 👶🏽 🙌🏽.
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#fitpregnancy #12weekspregnant 
#lanirunslifts #runnersbody 
#ihavearunnersbody #women 
#inspiringwomenrunners 
#womensrunningcommunity #fit
#fitgirl #ilovetolift #iloverunning 
#marathoner #radrabbit #runitup 
#latinosrun #fitfluential #igfitness 
#runnerswholift #runnersofinsta 
#beatyesterday #imarunner 
#pregnantrunner #runnerslife
#transformationtuesday  😳 . ⬅️ pic was back in 2015, I can’t even believe that it’s me 😬 . ➡️ pic was this morning at 12 weeks *PREGNANT* 🤰🏽 . I can tell you back then my nutrition was NOT dialed in 👎🏽 Now, I can’t say I eat super healthy, especially right now that food aversions are pretty real. . I’m trying my best to eat healthy but lately I give in to all the bad stuff 😬 and I know I’m pregnant but I also believe that I should be eating healthy to grow a beautiful healthy baby. . My body composition has changed over the years due to better nutrition and consistency with running & weights. . Although, you can’t quite see that I’m pregnant, I can tell you that my body is changing every day. A bit anxious and scared for what’s to come but also excited for this process and the come back after baby 👶🏽 🙌🏽. . . . #fitpregnancy  #12weekspregnant  #lanirunslifts  #runnersbody  #ihavearunnersbody  #women  #inspiringwomenrunners  #womensrunningcommunity  #fit  #fitgirl  #ilovetolift  #iloverunning  #marathoner  #radrabbit  #runitup  #latinosrun  #fitfluential  #igfitness  #runnerswholift  #runnersofinsta  #beatyesterday  #imarunner  #pregnantrunner  #runnerslife 
We are back in action👶🏽+🏃🏽‍♀️=👌🏽
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A whole week off running and
I finally tested the legs. So glad,
I took the week off because it
felt amazing to run this morning.
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But let me tell you a secret, last
week, I started seeing on social
media that many CIM runners
were back in action within days.
STUPID me 🤦🏽‍♀️, I gave into
comparison, wanting to get back
to it as well. Clearly knowing that
my body was sore and tired.
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On Thursday, I jumped on the
treadmill for a quarter of a mile.
Right away, I felt discomfort and
pain and I asked myself, is this
worth it?! Is getting injured worth
getting back on track because
some people are already running??
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Right away, I realized it wasn’t
worth it. I have dealt with injuries
for a long time and going back
that path is NOT worth it 👊🏽
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I wanted to share this with you
because I still get caught up
into comparison. It’s so easily to
give in and by now I should know
better, but hey I’m not perfect...
I’m human and still make mistakes.
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I’m just happy that I listened to my
body and that today I could enjoy
some easy miles without pain and
discomfort. Now time to think about
what’s next for baby and I. I want to
keep racing, I’m such on a high from
#CIM that I’m like, ok when can I
do it again, let’s go 😂 but
with pregnancy, I gotta take it day by day, so here’s to hoping for more
miles and more races!
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#latinosrun #fitpregnancy #radrabbit 
#inspiringwomenrunners #runitup 
#runwolfpack #lanirunslifts #runner
#marathonrunner #marathoner 
#womensrunningcommunity #fit
#fitgirl #nevermissamonday #run
#mondaymotivation #earlyriser 
#runnersofinstagram #igrunners 
#runnerswholift #runnersbody 
#runnerswithmuscles #igfitness 
#imarunner #pregnantrunner 
#beatyesterday #runnersworld 
#runnerslife #garminfitness
We are back in action👶🏽+🏃🏽‍♀️=👌🏽 . A whole week off running and I finally tested the legs. So glad, I took the week off because it felt amazing to run this morning. . But let me tell you a secret, last week, I started seeing on social media that many CIM runners were back in action within days. STUPID me 🤦🏽‍♀️, I gave into comparison, wanting to get back to it as well. Clearly knowing that my body was sore and tired. . On Thursday, I jumped on the treadmill for a quarter of a mile. Right away, I felt discomfort and pain and I asked myself, is this worth it?! Is getting injured worth getting back on track because some people are already running?? . Right away, I realized it wasn’t worth it. I have dealt with injuries for a long time and going back that path is NOT worth it 👊🏽 . I wanted to share this with you because I still get caught up into comparison. It’s so easily to give in and by now I should know better, but hey I’m not perfect... I’m human and still make mistakes. . I’m just happy that I listened to my body and that today I could enjoy some easy miles without pain and discomfort. Now time to think about what’s next for baby and I. I want to keep racing, I’m such on a high from #CIM  that I’m like, ok when can I do it again, let’s go 😂 but with pregnancy, I gotta take it day by day, so here’s to hoping for more miles and more races! . . . . #latinosrun  #fitpregnancy  #radrabbit  #inspiringwomenrunners  #runitup  #runwolfpack  #lanirunslifts  #runner  #marathonrunner  #marathoner  #womensrunningcommunity  #fit  #fitgirl  #nevermissamonday  #run  #mondaymotivation  #earlyriser  #runnersofinstagram  #igrunners  #runnerswholift  #runnersbody  #runnerswithmuscles  #igfitness  #imarunner  #pregnantrunner  #beatyesterday  #runnersworld  #runnerslife  #garminfitness 
“My mother gave me one piece of advice that stuck with me. She said don’t forget where you came from.” — Eva Longoria
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There’s so many things that I love my culture, my roots and heritage. I love being Mexican. I love where I come from and the values that were installed in me. Born in Mexico and raised in California, I can tell you that although America is home to me. I will never forget where I came from and hope to install these traditions on my child. 💚🇲🇽❤️
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#latinosrun #lanirunslifts #runner
#runnernotrunning #igrunners 
#virgendeguadalupe #december 
#decemberfestivities #diciembre 
#diciembre2018 #traditions 
#mexican #mexicanculture
“My mother gave me one piece of advice that stuck with me. She said don’t forget where you came from.” — Eva Longoria . . There’s so many things that I love my culture, my roots and heritage. I love being Mexican. I love where I come from and the values that were installed in me. Born in Mexico and raised in California, I can tell you that although America is home to me. I will never forget where I came from and hope to install these traditions on my child. 💚🇲🇽❤️ . . . #latinosrun  #lanirunslifts  #runner  #runnernotrunning  #igrunners  #virgendeguadalupe  #december  #decemberfestivities  #diciembre  #diciembre2018  #traditions  #mexican  #mexicanculture 
Don’t let that smile fool you 🥴
Unfortunately, I’ve been feeling
deadly since yesterday ☠️
Woke up and reminded myself
how grateful I am that the two
weeks leading up to CIM, I felt
amazing.
That’s not the case this weekend,
I’m nauseous, tired, weak,
have no desire to do anything.
Still got up, headed to the gym
& had an amazing workout.
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I’m still not running. I want to give
my body as much rest as needed.
I lifted and hit the stair master for
40 minutes and I was drenched 😓
After my workout, I took the time
to stretch and roll. I’m hoping, I feel
better by Monday or Tuesday and
I can start running again but
there’s no rush as I have no set
races coming up or even for
2019 😂. Right now, it’s just
time to relax, take it day by day
although, I’m going to keep it
real and let you know that I’m
going to keep racing and running
until my body says no more 👊🏽
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#inspiringwomenrunners #running 
#fitpregnancy #lanirunslifts #run
#marathonrunner #runwolfpack 
#ihavearunnersbody #radrabbit 
#latinosrun #beatyesterday #fitgirl 
#saturdayworkout #runitfast 
#fitfluential
Don’t let that smile fool you 🥴 Unfortunately, I’ve been feeling deadly since yesterday ☠️ Woke up and reminded myself how grateful I am that the two weeks leading up to CIM, I felt amazing. That’s not the case this weekend, I’m nauseous, tired, weak, have no desire to do anything. Still got up, headed to the gym & had an amazing workout. . I’m still not running. I want to give my body as much rest as needed. I lifted and hit the stair master for 40 minutes and I was drenched 😓 After my workout, I took the time to stretch and roll. I’m hoping, I feel better by Monday or Tuesday and I can start running again but there’s no rush as I have no set races coming up or even for 2019 😂. Right now, it’s just time to relax, take it day by day although, I’m going to keep it real and let you know that I’m going to keep racing and running until my body says no more 👊🏽 . . . ________________________________________________________ #inspiringwomenrunners  #running  #fitpregnancy  #lanirunslifts  #run  #marathonrunner  #runwolfpack  #ihavearunnersbody  #radrabbit  #latinosrun  #beatyesterday  #fitgirl  #saturdayworkout  #runitfast  #fitfluential 
NEVER underestimate your body!
If you were of told me that I was
going to run my fastest marathon
at almost 11 weeks pregnant, I
wouldn’t believe you.
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In fact, I’m still trying to process
Sunday’s race. I never imagined
the amazing outcome. Although,
I did have goals. Goal A was a 3:20,
goal B 3:23 and goal C was sub 3:25,
in the back of mine I wasn’t sure
what could happen because I kept
telling myself you are pregnant 🤰🏽
Knowing that my legs and body
were capable of doing work kept
a lit fire in me.
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I had an amazing training cycle and
I knew if I raced smart, I still had a
chance to rock it. I started so
conservative and kept reminding
myself, slow and steady, we got
this.
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Pain crawled in but I knew I was
capable of finishing strong.
At mile 19, I decided to make
my move and the last 10k was
the best executed miles
of the race. I kept passing
so many people and I felt strong,
don’t get me wrong, I was hurting.
My legs were throbbing in pain
but I kept pushing, each mile
reminding me that I was ready,
I was ready for that PR that I
had been chasing for 3 years
nothing and nothing was
stopping me, I was fighting
and as soon as I saw my husband
on that last turn I smiled so big
and gave him the thumbs up,
letting him know that
today was the day, that it was
good day!
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From now on, I will NOT
underestimate my body and
what’s capable of
I will keep fighting, running and
working hard. I can’t wait to
see what more my body can
achieve!! Sunday gave me a 7+ min
PR & a BQ with a 3:21🙌🏽. Definitely
a glorious day.
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#road2cim #cimambassador #cim
#inspiringwomenrunners 
#womensrunningcommunity 
#ihavearunnersbody #fitpregnancy 
#pregnantrunner #motivation
#lanirunslifts #runwolfpack #runner
#imarunner #cim2018 #fitgirl 
#radrabbit #runinrabbit #garmin 
#latinosrun #marathoner
NEVER underestimate your body! If you were of told me that I was going to run my fastest marathon at almost 11 weeks pregnant, I wouldn’t believe you. . In fact, I’m still trying to process Sunday’s race. I never imagined the amazing outcome. Although, I did have goals. Goal A was a 3:20, goal B 3:23 and goal C was sub 3:25, in the back of mine I wasn’t sure what could happen because I kept telling myself you are pregnant 🤰🏽 Knowing that my legs and body were capable of doing work kept a lit fire in me. . I had an amazing training cycle and I knew if I raced smart, I still had a chance to rock it. I started so conservative and kept reminding myself, slow and steady, we got this. . Pain crawled in but I knew I was capable of finishing strong. At mile 19, I decided to make my move and the last 10k was the best executed miles of the race. I kept passing so many people and I felt strong, don’t get me wrong, I was hurting. My legs were throbbing in pain but I kept pushing, each mile reminding me that I was ready, I was ready for that PR that I had been chasing for 3 years nothing and nothing was stopping me, I was fighting and as soon as I saw my husband on that last turn I smiled so big and gave him the thumbs up, letting him know that today was the day, that it was good day! . From now on, I will NOT underestimate my body and what’s capable of I will keep fighting, running and working hard. I can’t wait to see what more my body can achieve!! Sunday gave me a 7+ min PR & a BQ with a 3:21🙌🏽. Definitely a glorious day. . . . #road2cim  #cimambassador  #cim  #inspiringwomenrunners  #womensrunningcommunity  #ihavearunnersbody  #fitpregnancy  #pregnantrunner  #motivation  #lanirunslifts  #runwolfpack  #runner  #imarunner  #cim2018  #fitgirl  #radrabbit  #runinrabbit  #garmin  #latinosrun  #marathoner 
My husband being the best #instagramhusband he can be 😂.
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I honestly couldn’t wait for the last turn for that finish line. I was hurting and my legs were dying, I felt like I was going to collapse. Right after I crossed the finish line, I immediately told myself keep walking, keep moving because I was so out of it, I felt like I was not physically there 😦. Luckily, I saw my sister and hubby and immediately felt better. Shoutout to my hubby who supports me in all my crazy running adventures and to my baby sister @maggieo09 who I force to join us 😂, you are in it whether you like it or not 😜.
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#cim2018 #road2cim #cim #runner
#cimambassador #marathonrunner 
#marathoner #runwolfpack #run 
#lanirunslifts #radrabbit #runinrabbit 
#garminfitness #iloverunning #fit
#runnersofinstagram #igrunners 
#runnerlife #imarunner #runitfast 
#inspiringwomenrunners 
#womensrunningcommunity 
#raceday #runforlife
My husband being the best #instagramhusband  he can be 😂. . I honestly couldn’t wait for the last turn for that finish line. I was hurting and my legs were dying, I felt like I was going to collapse. Right after I crossed the finish line, I immediately told myself keep walking, keep moving because I was so out of it, I felt like I was not physically there 😦. Luckily, I saw my sister and hubby and immediately felt better. Shoutout to my hubby who supports me in all my crazy running adventures and to my baby sister @maggieo09 who I force to join us 😂, you are in it whether you like it or not 😜. . . . #cim2018  #road2cim  #cim  #runner  #cimambassador  #marathonrunner  #marathoner  #runwolfpack  #run  #lanirunslifts  #radrabbit  #runinrabbit  #garminfitness  #iloverunning  #fit  #runnersofinstagram  #igrunners  #runnerlife  #imarunner  #runitfast  #inspiringwomenrunners  #womensrunningcommunity  #raceday  #runforlife 
#medalmonday with pregnancy-race recap!
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When I found out that I was pregnant, I immediately panicked. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to toe the starting line, mind you I was only 4 weeks when I found out and I was still feeling amazing. Even two weeks after that, I was still like feeling great and thought, “oh wow, this is pregnancy, well it’s not bad at all, and I don’t feel anything”. But by week 7, I was freaking dying, deadly nauseous, wasn’t able to eat my regular healthy meals, in fact till this day, I ‘m still having a hard time eating them but forcing them down because I need to eat healthy. Week 7-9, were the hardest, fatigue crawled in, and I was going to bed by 8 pm the latest, I was cranky, tired and not feeing myself. This is when I started getting worried and started doubting my abilities and myself. Despite feeling crappy, I was still very committed to putting in the work; I was hitting my splits and logging all my miles.
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I knew that I had worked hard and my legs and body were responding great to the training but in the back of my mind, I kept thinking, I’m pregnant, I don’t know how much I can push or how my body will react on race day. The week leading up to race day, I was feeling great, energy came back, I was in good spirits, I envisioned a good race and outcome but with a little fear inside reminding me that I need to remain realistic.
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I started off at my own pace, although I could see the 3:25 pacer just ahead of me, I decided to follow my own watch because the group was going too fast the first few miles. At mile 4, I had to make my first pee stop, hello pregnancy bladder 🤦🏽‍♀️, by mile 8 I was hurting and said NOPE, I’m doing this. By mile 12, I had to make another pee stop, which is around when my teammates passed me. My legs started hurting early on, but once I passed the half marathon mark, I told myself OK Lani, you and baby got this, 13 miles to go. I hit mile 16 and a relief came over me just knowing that I had 10 more miles to go. I finally reached mile 19 and I decided to go for it and start pushing, I slowly made my move & kept running faster, running the last 6-7 miles in 7:30s.
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#medalmonday  with pregnancy-race recap! . When I found out that I was pregnant, I immediately panicked. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to toe the starting line, mind you I was only 4 weeks when I found out and I was still feeling amazing. Even two weeks after that, I was still like feeling great and thought, “oh wow, this is pregnancy, well it’s not bad at all, and I don’t feel anything”. But by week 7, I was freaking dying, deadly nauseous, wasn’t able to eat my regular healthy meals, in fact till this day, I ‘m still having a hard time eating them but forcing them down because I need to eat healthy. Week 7-9, were the hardest, fatigue crawled in, and I was going to bed by 8 pm the latest, I was cranky, tired and not feeing myself. This is when I started getting worried and started doubting my abilities and myself. Despite feeling crappy, I was still very committed to putting in the work; I was hitting my splits and logging all my miles. . I knew that I had worked hard and my legs and body were responding great to the training but in the back of my mind, I kept thinking, I’m pregnant, I don’t know how much I can push or how my body will react on race day. The week leading up to race day, I was feeling great, energy came back, I was in good spirits, I envisioned a good race and outcome but with a little fear inside reminding me that I need to remain realistic. . I started off at my own pace, although I could see the 3:25 pacer just ahead of me, I decided to follow my own watch because the group was going too fast the first few miles. At mile 4, I had to make my first pee stop, hello pregnancy bladder 🤦🏽‍♀️, by mile 8 I was hurting and said NOPE, I’m doing this. By mile 12, I had to make another pee stop, which is around when my teammates passed me. My legs started hurting early on, but once I passed the half marathon mark, I told myself OK Lani, you and baby got this, 13 miles to go. I hit mile 16 and a relief came over me just knowing that I had 10 more miles to go. I finally reached mile 19 and I decided to go for it and start pushing, I slowly made my move & kept running faster, running the last 6-7 miles in 7:30s. CONTINUE on comments⬇️⬇️⬇️
Baby and I just earned a BQ & PR, clocking in at 3:21:36!
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YES! David and I are so excited to share with you that our future workout partner will be joining us June 2019!
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I will do a full recap once I’m able to process this magical day #cim2018
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#cimambassador #cim #road2cim 
#marathonrunner #marathoner
#soontobeparents #babyontheway 
#babyannouncement #imarunner
#fitcouple #runnerlife #runitfast 
#inspiringwomenrunners 
#runnersrepost #womensrunning 
#womensrunningcommunity 
#latinosrun #runwolfpack #runnergirl 
#parentstobe #runnersofinstagram
Baby and I just earned a BQ & PR, clocking in at 3:21:36! . YES! David and I are so excited to share with you that our future workout partner will be joining us June 2019! . I will do a full recap once I’m able to process this magical day #cim2018  . . ______________________________________________________ #cimambassador  #cim  #road2cim  #marathonrunner  #marathoner  #soontobeparents  #babyontheway  #babyannouncement  #imarunner  #fitcouple  #runnerlife  #runitfast  #inspiringwomenrunners  #runnersrepost  #womensrunning  #womensrunningcommunity  #latinosrun  #runwolfpack  #runnergirl  #parentstobe  #runnersofinstagram 
I’m here!!! It’s been 3 years since my last #CIM and tomorrow, I’m ready to run, fight through the pain and leave everything on the course. May all the speedy vibes be with us! Let’s do this! 🏃🏽‍♀️🥳
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#cimambassador #road2cim #cim
#lanirunslifts #runwolfpack #run 
#inspiringrunners #marathonrunner 
#womensrunningcommunity 
#inspiringwomenrunners 
#runnersofinstagram #igrunners 
#latinosrun #runnersrepost #run 
#marathonrunning
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— 2 more days!!!! 🔥🔥
— Until we hit the streets  of Folsom 🔜 Sacramento
— I’m so excited yet a bit nervous  of what can happen 🥴
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All week, I have been staying positive, reminding myself that the work is done! I did my part and now it’s time to believe, see it and get it done.
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While watching @lindsey_runs IG stories, I couldn’t help but to agree with her 💯. I’m hopeful that things will workout in a good way but I also agree with Lindsey and I want to be realistic. Anything and I mean ANYTHING can happen during a marathon, as she said, we are prepared for the best but also for the worst because 💩 can hit the fan and guess what that’s life, that’s the marathon for ya so no matter what today, I feel very FORTUNATE to be healthy to toe the starting line. Last year, I deferred and around this time, I couldn’t even run 5 miles without excruciating pain, as a matter of fact, I couldn’t even sit or drive for a long period of time without hurting. It’s been two years of nagging pain, 2 cortisone shots later and slowly but surely but my body is healing. I will be lying if I said I’m 100% healed but I can tell you that I’m on a better road that I was last year and for that I’m thankful.
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On Sunday, I’m running for a bigger reason than a PR or BQ. I’m running to test my ability to finish the race. I’m running to see the beauty of my body that is capable of moving forward without being in pain. I’m running for the love of the sport. Whatever the outcome is on Sunday, I will remind myself that I’m lucky to be out there. 🏃🏽‍♀️
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#road2cim #runwolfpack #runner 
#lanirunslifts #marathonrunner 
#marathontraining #inspiringrunners 
#inspiringrunners #runnersofig 
#womensrunningcommunity 
#inspiringwomenrunners #runitfast 
#runnersrepost #imarunner #run
#cim2018 #cim #marathoner
#iloverunning #runnerslife #runitup
#runlovers #igrunners #instarunner 
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. — 2 more days!!!! 🔥🔥 — Until we hit the streets of Folsom 🔜 Sacramento — I’m so excited yet a bit nervous of what can happen 🥴 . . All week, I have been staying positive, reminding myself that the work is done! I did my part and now it’s time to believe, see it and get it done. . While watching @lindsey_runs IG stories, I couldn’t help but to agree with her 💯. I’m hopeful that things will workout in a good way but I also agree with Lindsey and I want to be realistic. Anything and I mean ANYTHING can happen during a marathon, as she said, we are prepared for the best but also for the worst because 💩 can hit the fan and guess what that’s life, that’s the marathon for ya so no matter what today, I feel very FORTUNATE to be healthy to toe the starting line. Last year, I deferred and around this time, I couldn’t even run 5 miles without excruciating pain, as a matter of fact, I couldn’t even sit or drive for a long period of time without hurting. It’s been two years of nagging pain, 2 cortisone shots later and slowly but surely but my body is healing. I will be lying if I said I’m 100% healed but I can tell you that I’m on a better road that I was last year and for that I’m thankful. . On Sunday, I’m running for a bigger reason than a PR or BQ. I’m running to test my ability to finish the race. I’m running to see the beauty of my body that is capable of moving forward without being in pain. I’m running for the love of the sport. Whatever the outcome is on Sunday, I will remind myself that I’m lucky to be out there. 🏃🏽‍♀️ . . . ___________________________________________________ #road2cim  #runwolfpack  #runner  #lanirunslifts  #marathonrunner  #marathontraining  #inspiringrunners  #inspiringrunners  #runnersofig  #womensrunningcommunity  #inspiringwomenrunners  #runitfast  #runnersrepost  #imarunner  #run  #cim2018  #cim  #marathoner  #iloverunning  #runnerslife  #runitup  #runlovers  #igrunners  #instarunner  #beatyesterday  #cimambassador  #radrabbit  #garminfitness