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Get it?🌲🧘🏼‍♀️ Happy (bad) yoga pun Friday! Sorry, I know it's acorny one. 🌰
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This is a reminder for myself that I think might be relevant for you too - Remember to take a few moments to be still this weekend. Maybe you actually find a tree pose or maybe you simply sit or simply with your eyes closed as you start to release tension for the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Whatever works for you. Once find that stillness - grow your roots, stand tall and breathe in space. Breathe out the stresses of work, school and the daily grind and breathe in your unique powerful energy. Harness it within you. Use that energy to grow a little taller, a little stronger, a little brighter.
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I hope your weekend brings you strength, peace and energy. I'll just leaf you (sorry, had to! 🍃) with those hippie dippy thoughts. ✌️
Get it?🌲🧘🏼‍♀️ Happy (bad) yoga pun Friday! Sorry, I know it's acorny one. 🌰 • This is a reminder for myself that I think might be relevant for you too - Remember to take a few moments to be still this weekend. Maybe you actually find a tree pose or maybe you simply sit or simply with your eyes closed as you start to release tension for the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Whatever works for you. Once find that stillness - grow your roots, stand tall and breathe in space. Breathe out the stresses of work, school and the daily grind and breathe in your unique powerful energy. Harness it within you. Use that energy to grow a little taller, a little stronger, a little brighter. • I hope your weekend brings you strength, peace and energy. I'll just leaf you (sorry, had to! 🍃) with those hippie dippy thoughts. ✌️
A sneak peek of my pre-run routine:
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√ Foam Roll
√ Stretch (open the hip flexor)
√ PT Exercises
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I have had nagging pain in my right hip & arch since the end of my marathon training cycle. My current goal is to heal that pain and strengthen my weaknesses so I can train strong & smart for a few spring half marathons. So right now a lot goes in to each run. Warming up properly, focusing on my form as I run and stretching afterwards. Hopefully all the hard work pays off in the long run...HAHA get it?! 😁 I'm not always this diligent about my pre-run routine (aka I just want to get out the door and get it done) but it is very important right now so I'm doing my best! And a big thanks to my PT for developing this routine & helping me heal.
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What does your pre-run routine look like?
A sneak peek of my pre-run routine: • √ Foam Roll √ Stretch (open the hip flexor) √ PT Exercises • I have had nagging pain in my right hip & arch since the end of my marathon training cycle. My current goal is to heal that pain and strengthen my weaknesses so I can train strong & smart for a few spring half marathons. So right now a lot goes in to each run. Warming up properly, focusing on my form as I run and stretching afterwards. Hopefully all the hard work pays off in the long run...HAHA get it?! 😁 I'm not always this diligent about my pre-run routine (aka I just want to get out the door and get it done) but it is very important right now so I'm doing my best! And a big thanks to my PT for developing this routine & helping me heal. • What does your pre-run routine look like?
'Tis the season to GIVEAWAY! 🎁 I was gifted these super cool @cieleathletics hats at The Running Event and I am not nearly cool enough to wear them so I will be gifting them to two of you to say thank you for being a part of the peppy community.
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Here's the deal:
1. Make sure you are following me - @peppysteps.
2. Tag a friend and tell them why your hat is off to them - say one thing they have done this year that you think is amazing and deserves recoginiton.
3. Enter up to 3 times!
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I will randomly select a winner & tagged friend on Wednesday, December 12th and mail you each one of these awesome Ciele hats! Good luck and thank you again for being a peppy friend!
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This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram. Must live in the US to win.
'Tis the season to GIVEAWAY! 🎁 I was gifted these super cool @cieleathletics hats at The Running Event and I am not nearly cool enough to wear them so I will be gifting them to two of you to say thank you for being a part of the peppy community. • Here's the deal: 1. Make sure you are following me - @peppysteps. 2. Tag a friend and tell them why your hat is off to them - say one thing they have done this year that you think is amazing and deserves recoginiton. 3. Enter up to 3 times! • I will randomly select a winner & tagged friend on Wednesday, December 12th and mail you each one of these awesome Ciele hats! Good luck and thank you again for being a peppy friend! • This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram. Must live in the US to win.
I like that some runs are hard. You have to work for each step. Earn each stride. Fight your thoughts to keep going. And then you finish and you feel accomplished, amazing, incredible. You can take on the world. You can face other challenges. You make yourself a little better today. Running teaches you a lot of things. One of those is that you are strong. You can fight through the hard days and come out better the other side. I like that about running.
I like that some runs are hard. You have to work for each step. Earn each stride. Fight your thoughts to keep going. And then you finish and you feel accomplished, amazing, incredible. You can take on the world. You can face other challenges. You make yourself a little better today. Running teaches you a lot of things. One of those is that you are strong. You can fight through the hard days and come out better the other side. I like that about running.
If I could talk to my high school runner self...
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My mom and I were talking about this topic yesterday. She had some choice words to say about much fun it was to deal with me during my younger years. 😁 To make a long story short...I was an emotional wreck when it came to running. I would train hard and then let my doubts completely overwhelm me on race day. My mom used to get a huge pit in her stomach every time I raced knowing how inconsolably devasted I would be once I finished. I let racing determine my self worth and entire outlook on life. I know it sounds dramatic but that's truly how it was at the time.
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I would tell my high school runner self to RELAX. Enjoy each step of the race, you've earned each one. Trust yourself and your training. You are so much stronger than you realize. Care about your race but don't care so much that you lose sight of the fun of competition. Appreciate what your body is doing for you.
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But I can't go back. So instead, I remind my right now runner self of all of these things. You should remind yourself of them too.
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Run. Relax. Race. Repeat.
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P.S. My mental strength is something I am extremely proud of now but it has been a long, continuous journey since my high school running days. And I am still learning how to be stronger every day! Let me know if you would like me to share some practical tips that worked for me to build my mental strength. 👍🏼
If I could talk to my high school runner self... • My mom and I were talking about this topic yesterday. She had some choice words to say about much fun it was to deal with me during my younger years. 😁 To make a long story short...I was an emotional wreck when it came to running. I would train hard and then let my doubts completely overwhelm me on race day. My mom used to get a huge pit in her stomach every time I raced knowing how inconsolably devasted I would be once I finished. I let racing determine my self worth and entire outlook on life. I know it sounds dramatic but that's truly how it was at the time. • I would tell my high school runner self to RELAX. Enjoy each step of the race, you've earned each one. Trust yourself and your training. You are so much stronger than you realize. Care about your race but don't care so much that you lose sight of the fun of competition. Appreciate what your body is doing for you. • But I can't go back. So instead, I remind my right now runner self of all of these things. You should remind yourself of them too. • Run. Relax. Race. Repeat. • P.S. My mental strength is something I am extremely proud of now but it has been a long, continuous journey since my high school running days. And I am still learning how to be stronger every day! Let me know if you would like me to share some practical tips that worked for me to build my mental strength. 👍🏼
It's getting chilly out there, my friends, but training is just starting to heat up!
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When I was training for the marathon, I was training to finish. I put in the 50 mile weeks and the 20 mile long runs but I wasn't doing tons of tempo or speedwork. My goal was to reach the 26.2 mile finish line. I am so proud of myself for reaching that goal and now I want to set some new ones. I want to find out - how fast could I run if I really trained and worked hard to do my best? I am hoping to test this question in the spring with some target half marathons with the goal of setting a new PR!! My current is 1:36:58 from the Philly Half in November 2017.
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Right now my five focuses are:
1️⃣ Slowly build a cardio base - starting to run more consistently and supplementing with cross training like biking and swimming. I'll all about the slow, safe build.
2️⃣ Heal nagging injuries - I'm working with a PT to try to fix some hip issues that have been causing arch pain since the end of my marathon training.
3️⃣ Incorporate strength work - Barre, lift, PT exercises, etc.
4️⃣ Sleep & get my 💩 together - work life is just a lil stressful/busy right now....trying to get more than 5 hours of sleep per night...that's definitely a work in progress.
5️⃣ Create an action plan - setting goals but also figuring out how the heck I am going to achieve them and be better every day.
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So that's the very long update. 😊 Thanks for reading! What are you focusing on right now?
It's getting chilly out there, my friends, but training is just starting to heat up! • When I was training for the marathon, I was training to finish. I put in the 50 mile weeks and the 20 mile long runs but I wasn't doing tons of tempo or speedwork. My goal was to reach the 26.2 mile finish line. I am so proud of myself for reaching that goal and now I want to set some new ones. I want to find out - how fast could I run if I really trained and worked hard to do my best? I am hoping to test this question in the spring with some target half marathons with the goal of setting a new PR!! My current is 1:36:58 from the Philly Half in November 2017. • Right now my five focuses are: 1️⃣ Slowly build a cardio base - starting to run more consistently and supplementing with cross training like biking and swimming. I'll all about the slow, safe build. 2️⃣ Heal nagging injuries - I'm working with a PT to try to fix some hip issues that have been causing arch pain since the end of my marathon training. 3️⃣ Incorporate strength work - Barre, lift, PT exercises, etc. 4️⃣ Sleep & get my 💩 together - work life is just a lil stressful/busy right now....trying to get more than 5 hours of sleep per night...that's definitely a work in progress. 5️⃣ Create an action plan - setting goals but also figuring out how the heck I am going to achieve them and be better every day. • So that's the very long update. 😊 Thanks for reading! What are you focusing on right now?
I've decided that today is DAY☝️. I love new starts. I love setting goals and dreaming big. I love the positivity and possibilities that come with taking the first step in a journey.
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Soooo....Day☝️ of what? I not 100% sure what finish lines I'll reach next year but I know that I have a few spring half marathon in my sights (more details to come 😏). Since my marathon in October, I've allowed myself total freedom with exercise. I run a few miles a couple days a week, try new fitness classes when I feel like it and enjoy using my gym membership more. This has done wonders for mental health and I truly embraced having a more laidback mentality with working out. But, I also love having a game plan and weekly schedule. I always use a slow build up and really enjoy the process of getting better little by little. I want my spring training to start with a slow, safe build and that starts with today. Day ☝️. Kicked things off with 4 miles with my fells point crew at 6am and an evening Barre class to work on that strength and balance - another important element of the slow build. This doesn't mean I'm back to running all the miles just yet, it just means that each step from now on is focused towards achieving racing goals this spring. And we've got a long way to go!
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For all my peeps who also took some chill time after a fall race, when is your Day ☝️ for spring?
I've decided that today is DAY☝️. I love new starts. I love setting goals and dreaming big. I love the positivity and possibilities that come with taking the first step in a journey. • Soooo....Day☝️ of what? I not 100% sure what finish lines I'll reach next year but I know that I have a few spring half marathon in my sights (more details to come 😏). Since my marathon in October, I've allowed myself total freedom with exercise. I run a few miles a couple days a week, try new fitness classes when I feel like it and enjoy using my gym membership more. This has done wonders for mental health and I truly embraced having a more laidback mentality with working out. But, I also love having a game plan and weekly schedule. I always use a slow build up and really enjoy the process of getting better little by little. I want my spring training to start with a slow, safe build and that starts with today. Day ☝️. Kicked things off with 4 miles with my fells point crew at 6am and an evening Barre class to work on that strength and balance - another important element of the slow build. This doesn't mean I'm back to running all the miles just yet, it just means that each step from now on is focused towards achieving racing goals this spring. And we've got a long way to go! • For all my peeps who also took some chill time after a fall race, when is your Day ☝️ for spring?
😍 The moment when you meet your hero. Huge thanks to @brooksrunning for the chance to meet (and take a shot with) @des_linden. This bada$$ runner inspires me to work hard every day. Thank you for being a positive role model for me and countless other runners. #KeepShowingUp
😍 The moment when you meet your hero. Huge thanks to @brooksrunning for the chance to meet (and take a shot with) @des_linden. This bada$$ runner inspires me to work hard every day. Thank you for being a positive role model for me and countless other runners. #KeepShowingUp 
📍Austin, TX
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I love running when I travel to new places and since we're here for a running conference it was only fitting!
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It's moments like this when I feel so incredibly lucky to be working in an industry that I am passionate about. When I started working at my local run shop part-time during school breaks, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. And honestly, if you had told me I would still be here after 4+ years, I never would have believed you.  But here we are and I feel so lucky to be able to combine what I studied in school (communication) with my greatest passion (running & helping other find their own love for running). If you had told me 4 years ago that I would be making marketing decisions for a successful small business and have a seat at the table with iconic, global run brands at age 24, I never would have believed you either. So I guess my point here is: keep following that twisty trail - you never know what beautiful views are around the next bend.
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📍Austin, TX • I love running when I travel to new places and since we're here for a running conference it was only fitting! • It's moments like this when I feel so incredibly lucky to be working in an industry that I am passionate about. When I started working at my local run shop part-time during school breaks, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. And honestly, if you had told me I would still be here after 4+ years, I never would have believed you. But here we are and I feel so lucky to be able to combine what I studied in school (communication) with my greatest passion (running & helping other find their own love for running). If you had told me 4 years ago that I would be making marketing decisions for a successful small business and have a seat at the table with iconic, global run brands at age 24, I never would have believed you either. So I guess my point here is: keep following that twisty trail - you never know what beautiful views are around the next bend. • ✌️❤️👟
Trying to shrug away the Mondays. It's been one heck of a day. In part because I had to finish packing for a work trip I'm taking tomorrow. If you don't know already - packing always makes me feel stressed and I basically turn into a crazy person before any trip I take. It might sound silly but I actually have packing anxiety! (Anyone who has seen me try to pack can vouch for me). I try to do what I can to calm the unnecessary pit that twists in my stomach. Running helps. Started the day with a lovely Monday morning crew at 6am. One of those folks was new and he ran his first non-stop 4 miles with us!!!!! So amazing to be a part of others reaching their goals. Anyways, slight tangent but running with other people always clears my mind, makes me think outside of my own small "problems" and re-directs my energy to something positive. So yes. Go for a run before you pack or do something else equally stressful. It might help you a little and who knows,  if you run with others, it might help someone else a lot. Anyone else use running as a calming mechanism when you're anxious or nervous?
Trying to shrug away the Mondays. It's been one heck of a day. In part because I had to finish packing for a work trip I'm taking tomorrow. If you don't know already - packing always makes me feel stressed and I basically turn into a crazy person before any trip I take. It might sound silly but I actually have packing anxiety! (Anyone who has seen me try to pack can vouch for me). I try to do what I can to calm the unnecessary pit that twists in my stomach. Running helps. Started the day with a lovely Monday morning crew at 6am. One of those folks was new and he ran his first non-stop 4 miles with us!!!!! So amazing to be a part of others reaching their goals. Anyways, slight tangent but running with other people always clears my mind, makes me think outside of my own small "problems" and re-directs my energy to something positive. So yes. Go for a run before you pack or do something else equally stressful. It might help you a little and who knows, if you run with others, it might help someone else a lot. Anyone else use running as a calming mechanism when you're anxious or nervous?
@aliontherun1 always ends her podcasts by asking her guests to share a reason to run today. I love that so I thought I'd share 5 of my own reasons that I think YOU should get out for a run this week!
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1. The run will change you. You'll learn more about yourself along the way.
2. You'll become a better person. 99.9% of the time I am happier and more energetic when I get back from a run.
3. There's always room to improve. You'll challenge yourself - can you run a little faster? Or farther? Or run up that dreaded hill in your neighborhood without stopping?
4. You'll connect with your community.  Running can be a social experience if you want it to be! Joining a local run group or having a run date with a friend can make your week a whole lot more fun!
5. Running is one of the easiest ways you can improve yourself right now. You can enhance your physical AND mental health just by putting one foot in front of the other.
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What's your reason for running this week?
@aliontherun1 always ends her podcasts by asking her guests to share a reason to run today. I love that so I thought I'd share 5 of my own reasons that I think YOU should get out for a run this week! • 1. The run will change you. You'll learn more about yourself along the way. 2. You'll become a better person. 99.9% of the time I am happier and more energetic when I get back from a run. 3. There's always room to improve. You'll challenge yourself - can you run a little faster? Or farther? Or run up that dreaded hill in your neighborhood without stopping? 4. You'll connect with your community. Running can be a social experience if you want it to be! Joining a local run group or having a run date with a friend can make your week a whole lot more fun! 5. Running is one of the easiest ways you can improve yourself right now. You can enhance your physical AND mental health just by putting one foot in front of the other. • What's your reason for running this week?
🥗 Thanksgiving Salad {vegan} 🥗
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This “recipe” (aka me throwing things in a bowl) is so simple!! This is the perfect thing to whip up for a week’s worth of lunches or to bring to a holiday gathering. It’s festive, fresh and filling!
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Here’s the “recipe” aka no measurements because that’s just how I roll. 🤷🏼‍♀️
1. Cook quinoa of your choice (I used a quinoa & rice mix this time)
2. Rinse kale and place in a bowl (I used a kale mix with cabbage and carrots)
3. Make dressing in a small bowl - mix tahini, a pinch of turmeric and water (slowing adding the water until the dressing reaches your desired consistency).
4. Massage the kale with the tahini dressing.
5. Stir in the quinoa, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.
6. Serve with a smile and enjoy!
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Let me know if you give this a go! 😋
🥗 Thanksgiving Salad {vegan} 🥗 • This “recipe” (aka me throwing things in a bowl) is so simple!! This is the perfect thing to whip up for a week’s worth of lunches or to bring to a holiday gathering. It’s festive, fresh and filling! • Here’s the “recipe” aka no measurements because that’s just how I roll. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1. Cook quinoa of your choice (I used a quinoa & rice mix this time) 2. Rinse kale and place in a bowl (I used a kale mix with cabbage and carrots) 3. Make dressing in a small bowl - mix tahini, a pinch of turmeric and water (slowing adding the water until the dressing reaches your desired consistency). 4. Massage the kale with the tahini dressing. 5. Stir in the quinoa, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. 6. Serve with a smile and enjoy! • Let me know if you give this a go! 😋
My ♥️ is full! Got to watch my fellow Towson High Alumni crush the local Turkey Trot 5K this morning. Running has brought me a lot of joys, but I am most thankful for the people that running has brought into my life. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️I may not have run the race this morning, but I definitely still won. (Cheesy but true). Congrats to everyone who got out there for a trot (or got out of bed to cheer with coffee in hand) this morning. Happy Thanksgiving!
My ♥️ is full! Got to watch my fellow Towson High Alumni crush the local Turkey Trot 5K this morning. Running has brought me a lot of joys, but I am most thankful for the people that running has brought into my life. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️I may not have run the race this morning, but I definitely still won. (Cheesy but true). Congrats to everyone who got out there for a trot (or got out of bed to cheer with coffee in hand) this morning. Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope tomorrow fills you with positivity - from the plantiful food you enjoy to the loved ones you surround yourself with. ♥️
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I used to struggle with holidays a lot. And honestly, it will probably always be something I have to work on. Holidays meant a “bad day of eating”. A day I would use to fill myself with all the indulgences because while I was eating “poorly”, I may as well really do it up, right? In the morning I would vow to start fresh and go for a long, hard run to even it out. My experiences with disordered eating and thinking is something I want to be more open about on this account and I hope that my bumps in the road can help you or someone else.
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But regardless of whether holidays are a trigger for you, I want you to try re-framing how you think about your Thanksgiving meal. It’s an opportunity to gather around a table with loved ones and fill yourself with positivity. That includes food cooked with love by those you are sitting next to. And the next day, think of your body as filled with even more energy than usual - perfect for moving your body in your favorite way. 💃🏼Doing yoga, running, walking, dancing, taking barre (2 spots left in my 9:30am class!!), biking, etc. Maybe even with one of your said loved ones! This re-framing technique has really helped me during my journey and allows me to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
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Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! May your plate be plantiful and your heart be full. 💕Much love to you and your family!
I hope tomorrow fills you with positivity - from the plantiful food you enjoy to the loved ones you surround yourself with. ♥️ • I used to struggle with holidays a lot. And honestly, it will probably always be something I have to work on. Holidays meant a “bad day of eating”. A day I would use to fill myself with all the indulgences because while I was eating “poorly”, I may as well really do it up, right? In the morning I would vow to start fresh and go for a long, hard run to even it out. My experiences with disordered eating and thinking is something I want to be more open about on this account and I hope that my bumps in the road can help you or someone else. • But regardless of whether holidays are a trigger for you, I want you to try re-framing how you think about your Thanksgiving meal. It’s an opportunity to gather around a table with loved ones and fill yourself with positivity. That includes food cooked with love by those you are sitting next to. And the next day, think of your body as filled with even more energy than usual - perfect for moving your body in your favorite way. 💃🏼Doing yoga, running, walking, dancing, taking barre (2 spots left in my 9:30am class!!), biking, etc. Maybe even with one of your said loved ones! This re-framing technique has really helped me during my journey and allows me to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. • Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! May your plate be plantiful and your heart be full. 💕Much love to you and your family!
👍🏼👍🏼because on Mondays I get to move my body in ✌🏼ways that I l♥️ve.
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Right now I am all about mixing up my workout routine but my Mondays have remained constant. This allows me to start my week on the right foot without any need for decision making (because Monday brain).
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Here’s a little peek into my Monday:
⏰5:25am - finally roll out of bed after snoozing my alarm (so guilty of this every morning)
🏃🏼‍♀️6:00am - meet at Charm City Run Fells Point to lead our weekly 4 mile run along the promenade (join us any time!)
🥄7:00am - head home for PT exercises, breakfast, coffee, shower, a few chores around the house and a valiant attempt to get my 💩 together for a hectic week. I try to multitask and sift through some emails as I pack lunch and eat breakfast.
👩🏼‍💻9:15am - roll into work and try to conquer last minute holiday planning and the scary state of my inbox. Oversee a secret project in our Locust Point store before heading to Timonium for a meeting and more frantic typing/creating/planning.
🧘🏼‍♀️5:45pm - Actually make it to barre class at Barrevolution with @chrizdina (Always love taking classes to get my own burn on and to keep learning from others!)
💪🏼7:00pm - teach Barre for Runners class with a fab group and leave the studio with a total high from teaching awesome people
🤪9:30pm - finally get home and eat some snacks (dinner?) as I type this novel length caption and try to prioritize a few more work tasks I can accomplish before falling into bed.
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Anyways we pretty much made it through Monday which is always a win in my book! Thanks to all the peeps who moved with me today and made it a great day. How did you move today?
👍🏼👍🏼because on Mondays I get to move my body in ✌🏼ways that I l♥️ve. • Right now I am all about mixing up my workout routine but my Mondays have remained constant. This allows me to start my week on the right foot without any need for decision making (because Monday brain). • Here’s a little peek into my Monday: ⏰5:25am - finally roll out of bed after snoozing my alarm (so guilty of this every morning) 🏃🏼‍♀️6:00am - meet at Charm City Run Fells Point to lead our weekly 4 mile run along the promenade (join us any time!) 🥄7:00am - head home for PT exercises, breakfast, coffee, shower, a few chores around the house and a valiant attempt to get my 💩 together for a hectic week. I try to multitask and sift through some emails as I pack lunch and eat breakfast. 👩🏼‍💻9:15am - roll into work and try to conquer last minute holiday planning and the scary state of my inbox. Oversee a secret project in our Locust Point store before heading to Timonium for a meeting and more frantic typing/creating/planning. 🧘🏼‍♀️5:45pm - Actually make it to barre class at Barrevolution with @chrizdina (Always love taking classes to get my own burn on and to keep learning from others!) 💪🏼7:00pm - teach Barre for Runners class with a fab group and leave the studio with a total high from teaching awesome people 🤪9:30pm - finally get home and eat some snacks (dinner?) as I type this novel length caption and try to prioritize a few more work tasks I can accomplish before falling into bed. • Anyways we pretty much made it through Monday which is always a win in my book! Thanks to all the peeps who moved with me today and made it a great day. How did you move today?
Saturday Run Stats: Miles - 🤷🏼‍♀️ Pace - 🤷🏼‍♀️ Heart Rate - 🤷🏼‍♀️ Total Time - 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Ran without a watch or expectations for how far I should run or how fast I should go. Here’s what I do know about my run - I smiled at the start knowing that I had the time to get in a run. I surged to run away from the demons and stressful thoughts popping into my head. I slowed down to climb the steepest hill along the route. I stopped halfway to breathe and stretch. I outran my demons and looked ahead to the future. I smiled again at the thought of being able bodied enough to complete the run. I sped up for a faster finish and was out of breath as I passed my parents mailbox to finish through the driveway.
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Most of the time my running is training. Yesterday it was therapy. I am truely embracing these few weeks without a training plan to use each run as my time to breathe, sweat, smile, repeat.
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Do you ever run watchless or without pace/mile/time expectations?
Saturday Run Stats: Miles - 🤷🏼‍♀️ Pace - 🤷🏼‍♀️ Heart Rate - 🤷🏼‍♀️ Total Time - 🤷🏼‍♀️ • Ran without a watch or expectations for how far I should run or how fast I should go. Here’s what I do know about my run - I smiled at the start knowing that I had the time to get in a run. I surged to run away from the demons and stressful thoughts popping into my head. I slowed down to climb the steepest hill along the route. I stopped halfway to breathe and stretch. I outran my demons and looked ahead to the future. I smiled again at the thought of being able bodied enough to complete the run. I sped up for a faster finish and was out of breath as I passed my parents mailbox to finish through the driveway. • Most of the time my running is training. Yesterday it was therapy. I am truely embracing these few weeks without a training plan to use each run as my time to breathe, sweat, smile, repeat. • Do you ever run watchless or without pace/mile/time expectations?
🖤BLACK FRIDAY BARRE🖤 is coming your way in 1 week! ▪️It’s the perfect way to harness all the energy you’ll have from filling yourself with nourishing foods the day before and take an hour for yourself before (or after?) you Black Friday shop till you drop! ▪️Meet us at the barre at 9:30am on Friday Nov. 23rd for fun class at Barrevolution in Timonium.
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If you’re in town for the holiday and want to drop in to try barre -> just comment below or message me and I’ll send you the easy sign up link. Barre beginners welcome! ▪️This class will fill quickly (everyone loves that Black Friday Burn!) so give me a shout ASAP so I can hook you up! Can’t wait to see ya!
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🤔Do you have fitness plans for the holiday weekend? Turkey trotting? 💪🏼Trying a class?
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📸: @akutch.photomoto
🖤BLACK FRIDAY BARRE🖤 is coming your way in 1 week! ▪️It’s the perfect way to harness all the energy you’ll have from filling yourself with nourishing foods the day before and take an hour for yourself before (or after?) you Black Friday shop till you drop! ▪️Meet us at the barre at 9:30am on Friday Nov. 23rd for fun class at Barrevolution in Timonium. • If you’re in town for the holiday and want to drop in to try barre -> just comment below or message me and I’ll send you the easy sign up link. Barre beginners welcome! ▪️This class will fill quickly (everyone loves that Black Friday Burn!) so give me a shout ASAP so I can hook you up! Can’t wait to see ya! • 🤔Do you have fitness plans for the holiday weekend? Turkey trotting? 💪🏼Trying a class? • 📸: @akutch.photomoto
It’s funny how as soon as you cross one finish line, you start thinking about the next one...#runnerprobs.
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Most frequently asked Post-Marathon Question: Are you going to do another one? 🤔 Hmmmmm what do you think...? Is another 26.2 in my future? And what about you? What finish line are you thinking about next?
It’s funny how as soon as you cross one finish line, you start thinking about the next one...#runnerprobs . • Most frequently asked Post-Marathon Question: Are you going to do another one? 🤔 Hmmmmm what do you think...? Is another 26.2 in my future? And what about you? What finish line are you thinking about next?