The uncomfortable and scary pain cave
The marathon is the perfect metaphor for life. If you want to be great you need to go all in. .
When you are all in things are scary. You are riding the edge between failure and success. .
Last week I ran consistent and hard. I was in total control the entire race. Today I feel like I could have gone harder. .
The truth is... I didn’t want to. Going all in is really scary and uncomfortable. I have tremendous respect to those who are able to leave it all on the course. Maybe next race will be my chance to go all in. Until then, I will enjoy the process. .
Thanks to my family for letting me pursue this crazy sport and to @newtonrunning for the shoes that have kept me injury free and running smooth.
Winter weather is tough and getting motivated (& staying motivated) seems impossible during this time of year. The funk is real. Seasonal depression is real!
But what keeps me going is remembering how I feel after moving my body. I sit all day at work and walking around once in a while just isn’t enough. The hour out of the day is always worth it. Our bodies were made to MOVE!
One thing I find helpful (when at the gym) is taking advantage of workout incorporated runs. If you’re anything like me, treadmill running is the most boring thing, like, ever. Adding speed & recovery sets throughout a run is super helpful in staying interested, focused & gaining endurance.
With 2020 just around the corner, I get lots of questions about top nutrition trends of the upcoming year .
I can tell you that anything involving anti-aging will keep trending but the focus will shift on the ‘inside job’. Anti-aging nutrition plans, workouts and cosmetic treatments that focus on stimulating collagen production in the skin rather than collagen creams .
This change is also going to happen in the supplement world. Instead of chemical pre-workouts, people will seek anti-aging supplements, skin supplements and nootropics. I just got my hands on a product that combines all above; @timeblockaustralia A daily natural anti-aging supplement, made from the purest organic botanical ingredients .
By sheer miracle, our supplier found some lost Dreams and sent them to us. AN EXTREMELY LIMITED AMOUNT of D.R.E.A.M. shirts are back in stock. Get yours now because these will never be made again (unless a 100 of you ask for it). #IRUNSF
Well done Dave! Bet that smile isn’t going anywhere! 😁 - Repost @daveridley
Absolutely stoked to be selected to represent New Zealand at the World Half Marathon champs in Poland, 29th March.
This is my first NZ team selection - a massive personal milestone moment.
So much hard work has gone into this over the years; those grinding miles and testing workouts make this all the sweeter.
This little, crazy, competitive head got herself accepted into the Chicago Marathon... 🏃🏼♀️ I’ve loved running from the beginning. My dad and I ran together on the weekends when I was growing up...while I did a myriad of other things...Soccer was gross; I wasn’t very good at anything but goalie and it was gross. Basketball included touching too many people; I loved being a 2, seeing the court and watching and pushing the game flow until high school slammed me with a post position, and I had to be ALL up in those big girls’ spaces. Volleyball kinda fell into my lap because I was tall, and one of my club coaches convinced me it might help me pay for college one day. But sadly, I just kind of fizzled out with running my sophomore year of high school because I was tired of losing... I was okay. Just okay at running. Not that I haven’t been a true athlete at anything else, but running was an individual sport and I hated to lose! In retrospect, I know I could have stuck with it, but I wouldn’t change any of the decisions I made. My gross desperation to get as far away from volleyball as I could brought me back to my original true love (all of that time I got to spend with my dad, just a little girl and her dad!). I started running throughout my last bit of volleyball, and I did my first marathon during my first year of teaching. Then, I just plain stopped! Was done! This last year I’ve run without stopping...an original conquest to help my mental health has flickered an old flame. If I can stay healthy, I can’t wait to see how Chicago goes. Thanks to all the fierce ladies who have put up with my crazy competitive spirit from the beginning (I tried to tag all of you but it wouldn’t let me!!) Most events have been about winning, but running has developed sweetly into something so much more than that for me this past 12 months of running...Here goes nothing!!! (Oh, and I still have to survive the Dopey Challenge 😂) #chicagomarathon#chi#chimarathon#wdwmarathon#dopeychallenge#dopeyintraining#runnersworld#teacherswhorun#halfmarathoner@chimarathon
Well hey, that’s pretty cool! 2020 is looking pretty dope. Tyler said to get back to him when I qualify to compete in Kona 🙃😂😩 #duathlon
2 421 hour ago
Q: Huda ikut lari di nusantarun?
A: ngga, gw jadi team support
Q: ko ga lari? Ga pengen ikutan emg?
A: kemaren ga daftar karena lagi males lari, tapi kemaren liat orang2 lari jadi kepengen ikutan.
Q: nyesel ga?
A: IYA NYESEL IYA, PUAS?
Pic 1: team support arjuna
Pic 2: team @nusantarun.sadulur bersama @nusanta.run crew
Pic 3: bersama IDI (ikatan driver indonesia)
Pasó otro día de entrenamiento, con ellas. Compañeras de oficina, luego amigas y ahora parte del equipo @linckrunningteam . Vaya a saber qué es lo que transmito cuando hablo de mis entrenamientos, del grupo , del profe, de mis objetivos. Creo que es algo que contagia y que invita a, quien llega, quedarse. Y hacer del lugar su propio lugar, buscando sus propios objetivos y proyectar qué es lo que se quiere lograr. A veces es difícil en la vida cotidiana poder cumplir con las metas esperadas, pero en el running se encuentra ese espacio, donde los logros están al alcance de la mano. Quizás es sentirse mejor primero, luego tener más resistencia, después aprender a trotar y encontrarle el gustito, para finalmente empezar a sumar kms. Parece fácil. Lo es, porque se trata primero de una decisión. Después llegará el esfuerzo y el trabajo, que eso siempre tiene su lado complejo, pero es tan satisfactorio cuando se termina el día. Hoy, además , se sumó cena con @tiincchou . Nada puede salir mal después de entrenar ✊🙌💚💪 @firstname.lastname@example.org@linckrunningteam#running#runners#runnersworld#tierradenadie#hijo#hamburguesa#linckrunningteam#jueves#training
12 232 hours ago
#HotelRunStreak Day 28 of ???
Some days, I’m up at 5am getting miles in before work. Other days, it’s 7:15pm while I’m at dinner with a friend and I remember “oh crap, I need to run a mile!” 🤪
1 142 hours ago
Hey, Chicago Marathon, ready for round 2?? I'm heading back to Chicago but not in the way I originally thought. I wasn't selected via the lottery, but @runderfulness and I knew that we wanted to run this one together. So, our back up plan was to raise money for a charity that was meaningful and to also receive entry to the race through this charity partner. Well, as they say, everything happens for a reason and I am honestly ecstatic that I can share that I am a part of #TeamDiabetes for Chicago 2020!!! As a part of the American Diabetes Association, I will raise money, awareness, and run for the strongest person that I know: my Dad. He has dealt with diabetes for a long time, and he has never let this stop him. He has accomplished so much, shown us love and support every step of the way, and been the most amazing Grandpa to Baby Lily. He has shown me this past year, this incredibly tough year, what true strength looks like, and I can't wait to dedicate every mile of training and racing to him. He is my Hero.
If you would like to support and donate to my cause, you can find the link to my fundraising page in my bio. Thank you so much!
This face pretty much sums up how much fun I had at CIM this year 😂. CIM race recap...
Trusted my coach and went out with the 3:10 pace group. I stayed with them til about mile 11-12, but I really was just slowly breaking away at that point. I shared about 5 miles with 3 ladies who were also trying to run sub 3:10. I focused my energy on coaching them. If you ever want to take your mind off your own discomfort, focus on others - I promise it helps! Every time I was hurting a little bit I prayed for someone else.
I felt so comfortable through the whole race, every mile marker I passed I said out loud, “you are so blessed to be out here!! How lucky are you that you get to be here!!” Switching my mentality from “have to” go “get to” this cycle was a game changer for me. Not just in running but for all aspects of life. Thank you to deena kastor for showing me that a positive, grateful mentality makes a huge difference.
I really never hit a wall. I know the weather wasn’t super ideal, but I was done making excuses this cycle. Thanks to @joe_tobinruns for another mantra I told myself at mile 22, “I’m tired of being effing mediocre”. For me, I realized that wasn’t tied to a time on the clock. It was tied to my attitude. I was tired of making excuses for all my “bad” races rather than just accepting those races as experiences to learn from.
My legs finally started to fatigue after mile 22, but I kept pushing. I ran an extra .10 miles just to high five the crowds and run over to my sister and run over to Elyse (who took this photo). Usually I’d be upset about not running the tangents but I was just so dang happy to see them 😘. I “sprinted” through the finish line right behind my teammate, Katherine, who I kept my eye on the whole race as a goal to catch her 😉. She helped push that last little bit I needed to get a 3:07 marathon and for that I am so grateful.
Grateful is the word to describe CIM. I knew the weather wasn’t going to be ideal and that the hills were hard but none of that matters. If you give your best self on that day you’re given you have nothing to be but PROUD🙏🏽💙.
52 90511 December, 2019
För snart tre år sedan drog @asicsfrontrunner igång sitt svenska team, och jag är fortfarande både förvånad och framförallt så sjukt tacksam över att ha fått vara med på den resan. Så mycket folk jag lärt känna, upplevelser jag varit med om - för att inte tala om alla löparskor jag fått testa, hehe. Minns hur overkligt jag tyckte det var när @pickelner ringde och sa att jag skulle få vara med! Jag! Jag som knappt ens kände mig som en riktig löpare liksom. Och sedan hur nervös jag var när jag skulle till första teamträffen typ en månad senare, och så blev det typ livets helg, hade så sinnessjukt kul för alla var ju världens roligaste människor att hänga med. Om du också vill börja hänga med det där gänget så är 15 januari ett datum att lägga på minnet, för då öppnar ansökningsfasen för 2020, då det åter ska in nya medlemmar i laget! 🥳
Anima sana in corpore sano! 🙏 📷: @andyastfalck @asicsfrontrunner #ASICSFrontRunnerSweden#ASICSFrontRunner#soundmindsoundbody
7 2608 hours ago
Chicago Marathon results are dropping. Who's in for 2020? As far as a road marathon goes, this one is pretty perfect; flat and fast route, civilised start time, amazing crowd support and the opportunity to run around the best US city! I loved it 🥰💕
The time is not now.
I’ve been chasing a sub 3 marathon for a long time. My fitness has indicated each time I’ve tried, that it was more than possible. .
It’s disappointing to know what you are capable of throwing down, but unable to thread it all together on race day. Again. And again. And again. BUT, it’s also so rewarding, eye-opening and it’s experience. We LEARN from experience. I’ve learned my limits. I’ve learned when I can push it and dance on that limit line. I’ve learned to trust my coach and do only what’s prescribed (lately that’s been less than 🙈). I’ve learned what it feels like to truly feel good and what it feels like to truly feel like KaKa. With that, I’ve learned to appreciate the days I feel like a feather; A fast feather. I’ve learned that over fueling is better than under fueling. I’ve learned to respect my body’s needs AND WANTS (You want rest girl, I’ll give you rest!). I’ve learned running is, in fact, NOT an individual sport - it is a team sport and I’ve never finished a training cycle on my own. Most importantly, I’ve learned that a bad day is just that - a bad day. An emotional wound that only you experience. The world keeps spinning on with or without you. Goals are great to have, but timelines for those goals are not fair expectations to put on ourselves. If you accomplished your goal yesterday, I am sure it has been years in the making and it takes pure guts, determination and persistence to get there. You deserve it!! Soak in all the glory! If you didn’t reach your goal yesterday, it’s okay. You created one heck of a building block and know that you’re one step closer.
I still have a huge marathon goal and other running goals that I am sure I WILL eventually accomplish. I love running far and over the years I’ve also become slightly addicted to running fast. I love running anywhere, with anyone who will join me, at whatever pace and at anytime in the day. So, that’s what I’ll be up to! There are times when less is going to give you a whole lot more and now is that time for me 🥰.
Congratulations to all you CIMers!! #iloverunning#gorun#morningrun#runhappy#runinrabbit