ultra marathon

9/8/17

Good morning❤️

Cooler weather= hotter lattes

This morning I heard my brain ruminating over love and how easy it is to get wrapped up in an attraction and have impaired judgment. Any relationship should provide thoughtful, courteous and respectful, reciprocated love. That’s basic.

If that person you are attracted to doesn’t show much interest in really learning more about you, or if they don’t put thought into some sort of special planning, but YOU do, slow down and get perspective. Life and love are a process of trial and error. Sometimes the pieces fit and sometimes they don’t. We mustn’t smash the pieces together when they don’t fit. We can take a step back, breathe, and tell ourselves that the right piece is there. We just have to be patient enough to know eventually we will find it.

Happy Friday
Xx

Had my MRI this morning

Probably shouldn’t have done a bunch of leg strength work before because it was hard to hold completely still when my legs were spazzing on me.  Luckily it was less than 20 minutes.  Get to know what’s really wrong with my ankle on Monday and hopefully address it at the same time.

Final set of videos from the Javelina Jundred:



My pacer (my wife) wasn’t content with a couch-to-5k program.  She did couch-to-20-miles-of-pacing-in-the-night-leg-of-a-100-mile-ultra instead.  I think she was more sore than i was the next day.  But a pretty amazing accomplishment of her own.  Especially considering she was expecting me to death march to the finish at 80+ and we ended up running a good 6-7 miles of it.  Best pacer ever.

The Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65 percent of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberley. Her boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. Days ago, in an interview for CNN they asked him:

“Did you at any moment think about leaving her and hiring someone to take care of her and moving on with your life?”

His reply touched the world:

“I married her soul, her character, and she’s the only woman that will continue to fulfill my dreams.”

Well, my last run was on Tuesday and this morning I got in all my training at the gym before working this afternoon/night. Tomorrow is a complete rest day in honor of my first Ultra Marathon on Saturday!! I can’t believe I’m running 37.2 miles in 48 hours! I always wanted to do an ultra marathon and my coach started prepping me, but I had no idea he was going to sign us up for one so soon. Granted, it’s a baby one compared to the 50-100 milers, but still. The body is truly a crazy strong amazing wonderful thing. 

(Don’t get me wrong I’m secretly scared shitless and nervous beyond belief, but knowing my coach is by my side the whole time is making this a little easier 💩)

4/3/17

Good morning❤


Today I’m emerging from the little cocoon I’ve been hiding in. Sometimes we have to take a little break to process the big things in life. I’ve missed a couple of races and had a birthday since last week, but today I feel good. After a few espressos I’m heading to the gym!

Cheers to life and being grateful for it.
Happy Monday ✌🏼

anonymous asked:

My art teacher pointed out that humans are essentially running machines, especially with our ability to sweat. He then proceeded to tell us about ultra marathons, which can span from around 50-150 miles. He pointed out the "world's toughest foot race" the Badwater Ultramarathon. It runs through Death Valley in mid July. 135 miles. The cumulative elevation is 13,000 feet. It's so hot people try to run on the paint lines in the middle of the road so their shoes don't melt. How would aliens react?

Probably the same way I, a very human person, react:

Originally posted by heckyeahreactiongifs

Felt like I could have kept going, but my coach was very strict about not pushing too hard since I will be running my first Ultra Marathon this time next week! 😱  

12 miles today and 10 miles tomorrow. No more, no less. So, for once in my life, I will ACTUALLY be listening to my coaches. I’m scared, excited, nervous, and shitting my pants to be quite honest about the fact of taking on 37.2 miles. I know he wouldn’t have signed me up with him if he didn’t think I could do it, though. 

Now it’s time for coffee, to run some errands, and then have some family celebrations tonight for a couple birthdays. Hope you all have a great Saturday!