All the cycling and weight training I’ve done for the last month meant that I’m legs feel rock solid. However, my poor lungs feel like toilet paper!
I was running easy but with the high humidity I was huffing by mile 2. 😶
3rd photo ⏭ shows my heart rate consistently going up from the beginning until the end. That’s a sign of poor current fitness. Mad how quickly I went from being able to run 10 miles like it was nothing, to gasping for air after 4! All in the space of 2 months.. it is humbling. I’m just happy to be able to run a bit again, and I know that fitness comes back pretty quickly as long as I can put some consistent miles for a couple of weeks! 🤓
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An endurance run Friday sort of day. It’s been 7 months since I started running, with a goal of a marathon, which hopefully will be my first of many!!! Only one month since I started with a running coach and I can feel the difference already, thanks to @highpeakmania and her program she has built for me. Never did I think I would get such a buzz from getting outdoors in any weather condition. Spotify wouldn’t work for me today so I had to run without music. Again a first for me and one I thought I wouldn’t be able to do. But I enjoyed just hearing peace and quiet and my footsteps, along with the occasional cow mooing or sheep bleating. I will run more often without music just to hear the world around me. Have a great weekend everyone.
1 1321 minutes ago
Mal wieder ne kleine Runde gedreht. Morgen wird bei uns Geburtstag 🎉🎂 gefeiert, da ist keine Zeit für ein Läufchen und das Letzte ist auch schon zu lange her. Dann ab in den Fön nach draußen und kämpfen 🤜 gegen den 💨
Ekiden! Today I gave up my usual morning run on the trails for an all out 😬 10k, my leg in the Ekiden relay where the team collectively runs 26.2 miles.
To say I was out of my comfort zone is an understatement. I’m used to putting in some fairly big miles on technical trails but attempting to hold on to sub 6min/mile pace over 10km at 5:30am was something else! 🤢 however, mind over matter and I got it done. 36:19 on the clock. Really happy with that, Strava tells me that it’s my 3rd fastest 10k and also my fitness is in decline 🤷♂️
Happy Friday everyone! 😀
4 6528 minutes ago
ARE YOUR LONG TERM GOALS BUILT TO SUSTAIN YOU FOR THE REST OF YOU RUNNING CAREER?!👇🏼
I’m currently reading The Happy Runner by @addiedoesstuff and @meg_runs_happy, and it has been enlightening for drilling down to the base question of why running means so much to me. It’s shifting my paradigm of how I approach my running, and I freaking love it! Below are the 4 questions they have outlined we search within ourselves to answer:
1: Why do I run at all?
2: Why do I run each day?
3: Why am I racing at all?
4: 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐬?
The 4th question is what motivates us to stick to the process centered approach that will drive you for years to come. As with the previous questions, listen to your heart and mind for answers that can stick around forever. This answer can hone in on performance oriented goals too! Some great examples include reaching your potential, makes you a better person, and the fact that you know it’s a pursuit you want to tackle for the rest of your life!
For myself, finding my ultimate potential really hits home and has been a driving factor throughout high school, college, and the post collegiate running scenes. On my runs I frequently day dream of setting records, tackling new challenges and exceeding my wildest expeditions (HELLO ultra trail world 😎), and making my parents, wife, coach, and friends proud. I’m not sure where or when I’ll reach the peak, and that’s okay. I’m invested in this community and the sport in the long run because I’ve found it to be the ability best conduit for teaching us life lessons!
Flex Friday, y'all! 😆💪🏽 This isometric workout was harder than expected. I even dropped the weights on one of the moves. Haha. My arms ain't ready! 😂 Looking forward to a week off from work! And my baby's birthday on Sunday! Happy Fri-Yay! 🔥
Been in a funk these last few days.
Monday marks 4 months that I’ve been laid off from work due to covid!
Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated thru it all, but here I am; dragging my butt outta bed in this heat wave (which I think finally is done for us🤞🏻) Trying to stay positive and see the light at the end of the tunnel!
..and if all else fails, bumping 90’s playlists during my runs always helps!
P.s.-4km easy run! ✌️
I *think* after two years in Boise, trail running—and ascending in particular—is starting to feel easier. Maybe less hard/less miserable is the better choice. It could be in my head, but I think I owe it to all the BTC trails. Even if I am delusional about it feeling easier, it’s damn sure fun. #boisetrailschallenge#trailrunning#polecatgulch
5 551 hour ago
"There is ugliness in this world. Disarray. I choose to see the beauty.” --Dolores Abernathy
The ugliness is my motivation.
The beauty is my inspiration.
Be beautiful, sing beautiful, dream beautiful. Choose love over hate. Kindness over cruelty. Inclusion over exclusion. Empathy over antipathy. Solidarity over silence. Fact over fiction. Knowledge over ignorance. Light over darkness. These are choices we make. Every day. In our thoughts. In our words. In our deeds.
Stop apologizing for your pace! 🙅♀️ This doesn't just apply to running, but really any sort of change you're committing to.
Lately for me it's been things like:
• Going faster/farther on my runs
• Educating myself on American history
• Making progress on my passion projects
• Keeping up with my friends during COVID
• Re-evaluating my priorities
I'm the type of person that likes to get things done efficiently. And sometimes I'd feel guilt or disappointment when I thought I was working too slowly (especially when I compared myself to others).
But what I realized is that as long as you're showing up, staying committed, and making even just a little bit of progress each day, that's all that matters. 🙃
Get up earlier, move around, go for a jog or do some exercises and your day will be even better 💯 Trust me 😁
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O N E M O R E P
Stop skipping your training.
Stop skipping your me-time.
Stop justifying yourself to others.
Stop your negative self talk.
Stop selling yourself short.
Stop living someone else’s dream.
Stop being a wimp & get your shit done.
Do that extra rep.
Run that extra mile.
Get that extra cake.
Life your EXTRA life.
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What have you STOPPED or STARTED today?💪🏼
When I first looked at this picture my son took today after my run I thought “wow, I Iook defeated”. I was so looking forward to this mornings long run.. I took 2 rest days prior, woke up early to beat the heat & was set on getting in 13.1 . About halfway through my run I hit a wall (if you run, you know the wall & man is it a bitch)🥴 the hills were killing me, the wind was killing me, my legs felt like jello & my breathing was so off. I almost quit & called my husband to come get me off the side of the road like 5 times. •
Excuse my language but FUCK that. I promised myself I would go 13.1 today so if I had to crawl my way back home I WAS GOING TO DO IT. •
This isn’t a picture of a defeat, this is far as hell from defeat. This is determination, this is strength, this is believing in yourself & following through on the promises you make to yourself. This isn’t just about running, this goes for any goal you set in life. If you don’t believe in yourself, then who will?
30 16527 June, 2020
When was the last time you ran your lungs out?
the early bird misses the heat and higher humidity. Knocked out a quick 5 miles this morning to keep my current run streak going. My goal is to hit 100 days, having fallen short previously and only making it to 94 days. #runstreak