Getting used to waking up at 5am, today I ran 5 miles before work 👍👍. I’ve must have lost so much weight because my belt is doing absolutely nothing and my work trousers are now really baggy. I hope they don’t fall down! 😳

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done and deposited

wednesday
Cool, overcast, and very comfortable for running, today was a nice preview for the fall.  If fall runs feel like this, I’m really looking forward to them.  9 miles on the parkway and on park trails, felt loose and smooth, even after yesterday’s 9 miles and track intervals.  Tomorrow might not feel so easy, it’s just hard to maintain such blissful runs consecutively.  Still, today’s good run is now done and deposited, and around the corner is Saturday’s 10k.

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FOR THOSE WHO THINK I LOOK CUTE/PRETTY ALL THE TIME/LOOK GOOD IN EVERY PHOTO.

Newsflash: I do not

Sometimes I can’t be cute. Sometimes I have to be powerful instead. And sweaty. These photos were taken after running, literally, 26.2 miles….a few seconds before crossing the finish line of my first marathon. After 4 and a half hours spent running continuously in the rain. I was cold, and sweaty, and in more pain than I have ever been in my life. Obviously no makeup, hair drenched in rain water and sweat, my skin wind burnt and red. Not anywhere NEAR the realm of “cute”.

But I didn’t fucking care.

Because no matter what I look like in these photos, all I see is a girl who accomplished something she couldn’t even DREAM of doing just a year ago. A girl who is unbelievably strong, determined, hardworking, and dedicated to success and self-improvement. A girl who trained tirelessly for months, alone, in a foreign country, while studying a foreign language, to run a marathon, by herself, and for NO ONE but herself.

I am that girl. And to be honest, I think I look fucking breathtaking.

Useful running technique to take you to the next level


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more Lolirock concept…

For the first one, the girls were more like “hich school” girls. For the second one, the designers tried a “royal” style but it was too complicated

As you can see, we were sure that Iris would be in pink… But we hesitated for a looooong time for Talia, and most of all, for Auriana ^^”

Designed by Bertrand Todesco and Benedicte Ciaravino

Color by me :)

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Today I was a racer and a coach!

I wasn’t expecting much at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon today since Ironman Boulder was just last Saturday. But my legs felt surprisingly good so I was disappointed when I had to make, not one, but TWO potty stops during the race. My run time was 2:02:44, but with the standing in line and potty business, I finished in 2:06:12. Ouch! That took me from a 9:18 pace to a 9:34 pace. 

I swear, if someone has an answer to this scourge on runners, pass it along. Sometimes I race several times in a row with no issues but then some races it’s just miserable. I’ve tried Immodium but am open to other suggestions.

Isn’t it nice that we are runners so that we know we can talk about anything?! TMI!!

After the half, we waited a good 45 minutes for the leaders of the marathon to come through. I had about 20 marathoners on the course and it was a blast watching them come in. It was wet but cool so everyone did extremely well. It was a long day, though, as my runners run the full gamut of paces. Each one had a smile, though, and everyone met their goals which was great.

I love both coaching and racing- fun to have a day with both!