Made these white bean burgers and fries from @thugkitchen and while they were easy to make & really good! Also sharing a quick throwback picture of the warmer track days I was dreaming of as I ran my treadmill sprint workout this morning ❄️
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TRAINING REFLECTION: NOT EVERY WORKOUT HAS TO BE A RUN.
As much as I love running, it’s healthy and a best practice to switch things up and incorporate strength training.
I always try to lift 3x a week in addition to my runs. Why?
1️⃣I like the variety
2️⃣Lifting makes my body stronger
3️⃣I know it positively impacts my running performance - especially when I’m working out my core, back and legs. Do you have runs where your form falls apart the last few miles? Strength training and building a better, stronger base can definitely help.
4️⃣Injury Prevention for runners - this one is a big one. Not only are you giving your body a rest from running when you lift, but you’re also giving your body a chance to build muscle in areas that running can’t assist in. .
Today was focused on Stretching, 1 Mile of Walking, an Arm workout, and abs. .
Photo Cred 📷: @crxss.shot#teamnuun#nuunlife#rungum#runtheday#mondaymotivation
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When I applied to be a #HylandsHealer, I never thought I’d be selected. I figured they wanted better runners, professions that people have actually heard of (where my SLPs at?!?!), people with a better Instagram presence. But luckily, I was selected and then immediately felt like an imposter. Do they know that I’m not a serious person- that I’m just lucky that I get to crack jokes, blow bubbles and feed kids? Do these people have any idea that I love to run but barely train and have no idea how many marathons I’ve run? And then this Hylands profile came out and they showcased all of my silly, dance-y moments, while repeating what I hold to be most true, “Joy heals.” Thanks @hylandspowered for taking a limb out on this teeny human, who likes to run lots of miles, eat large quantities of food and play with other teenier humans.
If you have a minute I recommend watching this whole video through, because Andy (@runeatworkrepeat ) says some super profound stuff at the end that may honestly make you cry!
Have a great Monday and a great week!
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First run back in winter, it’s not warm.
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I hope my kids find something they love & work hard for it. 💕 And I hope they always see me as ‘a super fast great runner.’ 🤣
Lift + a ride 🚲 today. Let’s go Week 8 of marathon training and 12 days until my first race of the year! Plus I get to see @eatrunride !!
Still planning an outfit. 🐂 Texas flag shorts? Texas @zensah socks? Or just super neon 90’s like I usually wear?
When you don’t give up on yourself. Went to the gym tonight, tired after a long day at work. Thinking i would only run 2 miles...ended up with 4 miles at a nice easy pace. A run just for me and it was exactly what i needed.
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Trail running date. I may turn him into a runner yet.
2 17an hour ago
The kids were supposed to have the day off, but with all the missed school during the snow storm they ended up having school today, which means surprise day off! It was nice to get out on the trails again for the first time in a little while for a snowy run with my husband.
6 trail miles | 823 feet elevation | 1:19:47
I fell off my training schedule completely after the trip to California, the kids and then James and I all getting a stomach bug, trying to get caught up at the office, and then going to Billings this weekend for wedding dress shopping so I decided to get a good long run in today on the treadmill and did inclines and pick ups.
if you struggle with long runs on the dreadmill like I do this helps me to break up the run and beat the mental drag of 90+ minutes. I try to think of it as 2 5 mile runs and focus on negative splits. First 5 in 47:46, Second 5 in 44:58 This workout also got me ready for hills when I was training for Zion and Rushmore Halfs.
M1 in 9:55 @ 0% incline
M2 in 9:40 @ 1.5 mi⬆️.5% incline
M3 in 9:31 @ 2.5 mi ⬆️1% incline
M4 in 9:22 @ 1% incline
M5 in 9:13 @ 1.5% incline
M6 in 9:13 @ 1.5% incline
M7 in 9:13 @ 2% incline
M8 in 8:57 @ 0% incline
M9 in 8:57 @ 1.5% incline
M10 in 8:01 @ 0% incline
Edit: I do the last mile at 8:22 pace and sprint the last 100 yards at a 6:00 pace
3 minutes into our workout -
Kev: “Holy cow, is your quad burning?”
So glad I have an accountability partner who will workout with me and take sweaty selfies right after 🤪
I challenge you to find someone who keeps you accountable to your workouts and goals!
✨ Can’t believe it!! 😳 I graduate from nursing school in 6️⃣ months with some of the best guys & girls around!!👩🏻⚕️ Thank you @actinput for my compression stockings as they have been saving my tired legs with 13+ hour days on my feet & half marathon training. 🏃🏽♀️ Nursing is a labor intensive job 😂💪🏼 They also fit my love of hearts so well! ❤️ #futurecardiacnurse#tiuloveyourbody#nursingschool
3 days in a row of workouts! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Today, I struggled slightly getting through 8m in the treadmill, but I did it! (Thankful for the iPad I’ve been bringing to the gym to watch Netflix!)
And the two days prior, I got in Zumba classes and 2m on each day.
Getting back on track!
3 392 hours ago
Tonight was a night I didn’t want to run. I wanted to sit on my butt and see my husband after being out of town all weekend. But, I did it and I’m glad I did. It was a tough run, but I finished it.
Slightly obsessed with my air-fryer🙊🙋🏻♀️I guess better late than never for jumping on this train. Air-fried potatoes, garden turkey burger, and carrots for din tonight! .
Had a productive Presidents’ Day consisting of a morning gym session, too many loads of laundry, meal prep, and dinner made!✔️Who else agrees we need 4 day work weeks?🤷🏻♀️😅
2 322 hours ago
Over four months of consistency in the gym. 👊🏻
30 minutes a day is all it takes to feel better about yourself and to release those endorphins.
Drop a 💪🏻 if you got at least 30 minutes of exercise in today. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
7 352 hours ago
Pensively wonders if I’ll regain feeling in my frozen ass any time soon. Similarly wonders if the groundhog lied about his shadow. Nonetheless, these slowzy goezy miles felt pretty decent. Maybe this is the week I get my shit together on this whole running thing 🤷🏼♀️. .
3 1472 hours ago
On Monday nights we @manayunkbeerrunners. So that’s what I did. Sucked wind the entire run, but glad I got out there and hung out with my friends!
Sometimes this IG is a funny world—Christa over at @beansproutbbg realized we worked in the same place after i posted so many locker room selfies 😂 Tonight we met up and worked out in true @sweat fashion and did BBG Stronger! .
It was so fun having our worlds collide and talk about our favorite IGers (hint: it’s all of you) and fitness. .
I’m fairly certain this is the true meaning of #sweat12wc and we just unlocked a secret level 🤣🤣🤣
Hey everyone just letting you know about some super awesome socks! These socks are perfect for separating the toes if you have rubbing between them and they are great for giving your feet a more natural splay in the shoes! 👍😊
#Repost@fiona_slimmingworld_diaries with @get_repost
I ran big.
I get a lot of messages asking for advice about starting running. We chat and all too often the response is 'I'll wait until I've lost weight first... Thanks, but I'll leave it for now.'
I get it, believe me, I get it! I hated how I looked. Shopping for running kit that fitted me was a nightmare. I thought I looked awful! I was embarrassed and ashamed of myself. I wanted to hide from the world not run out in public!!! Hide away and eat more food. I also desperately wanted out of the vicious cycle of self hate I was stuck in.
I used food for comfort. I gorged myself to make myself feel better. And... you do feel better, for about 10 minutes. Then the guilt and the shame kicks in and you eat more food. I ate for stress relief and for comfort, to escape from the world. I used food in all the wrong ways.
When deciding to lose weight you have to change things. Food = emotional release. You can't just take it away and replace it with nothing. I needed to learn another way to make myself feel good, another way to relieve stress.
I didn't know it when I started doing it but running became this. It over time slowly replaced food as the thing I use to manage my emotions.
Running became my me time, my space away from the world. Something I did, just for me. It made me feel brilliant and 10 minutes later I still felt brilliant!!! No guilt no shame. Just me, out there doing it. Yes it was hard at the start, oh but so worth it!
I got less embarrassed, I felt more proud. Getting lapped, plodding along but finishing. Every week finishing, improving, out there doing it! Changing everything I believed about myself one run at a time.
Run big! Be proud that you have chosen to change yourself, hold that head up and smile!!! Be proud of every step you take and every finish line you cross. Be proud of you. That feeling is the best feeling ever.
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2 224 hours ago
I dreaded this run all day. I even dreaded this run during the first 3 miles. Then all of a sudden everything clicked and I didn't even feel like I was running anymore. The rest of the run felt amazing and I'm so glad I did it! Very happy with this pace after running 15 slow painful miles yesterday.
Btw it was a real feel of 13 degrees and I'm somehow sweating in just a light long sleeve. Guess my body is getting used to this cold!!
Austin half marathon recap: I am so grateful that I was able to run the race; beating my “A” goal by 8 minutes was the icing on the cake. “A” goal- 1:52; “B” goal- 1:54 (my half split 4 years ago when I ran the full); “C” goal- sub 2 hours…all these are far off from PRs set many years ago, but running after numerous injuries and 16 months postpartum is with a different body and mindset.
1 year ago I had to DNS the half since I suffered POP due to running too much too soon after having my baby. 2 weeks ago the plantar fasciitis that has bugged me since an ankle injury 9 months ago reared its ugly head and my achilles and calf got so tight that I did not know if I would be able to start or finish the race this year. I took time off running the past two weeks and spent the time massaging and stretching; it improved enough for me to feel comfortable starting the race.
I planned on taking it easy on the first 3 miles (long uphill), picking it up on the downhill to mile 6, and running steady until the final couple miles where I would try to pick up the pace. I took off faster than planned but the pace felt good so I didn’t worry; I was surprised to see my time at the 5K mat and my pace when I glanced at my Garmin around mile 5. I saw my hubby and boy around mile 6 and told them I was going to slow down. Then I saw a sign with the verse, “I can do all things with God who gives me strength” and I prayed for God’s strength and thanked him for the gift of running.
The second half of the race, I felt like I slowed down but glances at my watch every couple miles showed my average pace was the same. The hills from miles 8 to 12 were nonstop and I focused on running comfortably - throwing out all thoughts of picking up the pace since I was going faster than planned; my foot and achilles got tighter and I did not want to risk tearing anything. The last mile flew by and I crossed the finish line feeling great. I was so happy to see my hubby and boy as I exited the finish area; running would not be possible without their support. (Continued in comments)
This weekend I was super lucky to go to the #salomonsummituk up in the Peak District. I met the rest of the Salomon Family and got to run 14 miles in the breath taking peaks. And it was here that I realised something: That in my 3 years of road running, I never knew what joy I was missing. 🌈
To my fellow roadies, I know there are lots of you who are itching to try trails and for lots of reasons haven’t quite made it out. As a “fresh out the box” trail runner who kinda has a foot in both camps I wanted to impart a few things I’ve picked up in my weird transition from road to trail, in the hopes that it will help just one of you to take the leap of faith. 🙏🏼
• If it’s not a road, it’s a trail. There’s a lot of assumption as to what “counts” as a trail. A trail doesn’t have to be mountains, peaks, and vast rolling hills, it’s also woodland paths, coastal paths, bridal ways, footpaths, or going cross country. This all counts. If you have run on any of these you have been trail running! .
• Trails are accessible to everyone. You can live in London and still be a trail runner. It might mean you have to work a little harder to find them but they are there. To help get me started I used an App called Cycle Streets. It’s totally free and shows you all the footpaths, bridleways, cross country paths etc in ANY country. It’s powered by Open Street Map and you can use it to plan routes and uses GPS to track where you are in real time. I’ve used it loads and it takes a lot of the guess work out trying to find trails. .
• Trail running isn’t about races. There is no pressure or expectation to sign up for the next UTMB. It’s just about enjoying the experience.
• You don’t have to quit road running! Shocking I know, but it’s totally fine to dabble, who says you can’t do both! I’m transitioning from road to trail and at the moment I do both 50/50. It doesn’t have to be an either or, you can pick up road or trail running when ever you like. .
And it’s totally ok to feel a bit scared trying something new, but don’t let it hold you back either. Take the plunge, feel the fear and do it any way. You got this. You’re a trail runner 👊🏼
Zie je dat been daar? Ja. Die heeft het ontzettend zwaar vandaag 😂👍🏼 De training van gister voel ik wel hoor! Pakte vandaag een actief herstel dagje, morgen weer tijd voor een langzame 5 km. Nu lekker met de benen omhoog 🥰🙌🏼 Rust & herstel is zoo belangrijk tijdens het trainen voor een bepaald doel, dat blijkt wel weer! #lekkernaarjelichaamluisteren#gezondereceptjes .
"Het zou hier Brussel moeten heten dan was ik eindelijk eens weg". Een zin uit een liedje van Acda en de Munnik. .
Vandaag ging ik naar de Posbank voor mijn run. Mijzelf uitdagen, buiten, rennen, voelen en herinneren. De aanblik zorgde ervoor dat ik mij op vakantie voelde in eigen land.
Gedachten gingen naar vroeger toen ik als OV- jaarkaartpuber🙈 bij mijn moeder woonde met af en toe van die "ik wil hier weg" gevoelens. Soms omdat ik de regels die mams oplegde "ruim je schoenen eens op en doe de deur achter je dicht" uiterst irritant vond, ik was toch volwassen? 💪😂. Ach, irritatie verdwijnt en maakt weer plaats voor liefde😊. .
Veelal wilde ik weg omdat ik niet tegen de saaiheid kon: van ma tot vrij naar school, zelfde rooster, zelfde mensen, zelfde taal, in weekend studeren en uitgaan. En maandag begon t riegeltje weer. Er was toch meer? Meer te beleven en te ontdekken? Ik had echt reisdrang (nog eigenlijk😎). Ik hou van andere culturen en gebruiken. Vind het super om te struinen door winkeltjes met specerijen die ik niet ken. Hou van de dieren die NL niet heeft en het andere landschap.
Maar toen no money in my pocket om te reizen en school verplichtingen. Op zulke momenten pakte ik mijn OV-kaart en reisde naar Utrecht/ Adam Centraal of Schiphol. Plekken waar je als hsp'er niet echt van opknapt maar dat hield me niet tegen. Daar ging ik zitten op een bankje en keek naar de mensen. Het gehaast, de koffers(waar gingen ze naar toe?) de hello's en goodbyes, ik fantaseerde verhalen bij personages en genoot van de verschillende talen waardoor ik mij waande tussen China, USA en Argentinië. Heerlijk even wegdromen uit de werkelijkheid.
Vandaag gewoon in Holland. Geen Brussel toch net het buitenland met de heuvels en dat warme zonnetje. Nog steeds reislustig dat dan weer wel🤔 .