Reasons to run which are not bs societal beauty standards
2. A good excuse to eat chocolate and all other junk
3. “Dude feel my calves”
4. Better example of the base human condition than h*ckin Lord of the flies
5. Also forces you to eat healthy sometimes
6. That Feeling When You Get New Shoes
7. Easy date idea
8. Easy idea for getting out of a date. “Sorry, strict training schedule”
9. You don’t even have to have a training schedule. Who’s gonna know? God? He ain’t about to smite you
10. It is Painful and I enjoy and relish this because I am apparently masochistic
11. Actual Health (and no, this does not equate to being slim!!! never let anyone tell you that you are automatically unhealthy if you’re “overweight.” Our bodies are all a little different, they ALL love storing as much fat as they can, and some ppl are just going to be a little thicker.)
A hard 20 miles up the mountain, down the other side, then back up and down again. Felt a little defeated today, with consistent vert, difficult-to-run trails, and warm weather- the whole thing took us about 6.5 hours and lots of fear and doubts came up with my race less than 2 months away. But that’s training for you- it ebbs and it flows. One day you’re on, the other you’re struggling. Regardless, I’m grateful for legs that can take me beautiful places, the ability to achieve higher mileage weeks now despite a thrashed ankle 3 months ago, and the best adventure partner.
I’ve been busy, yes, but if I don’t pick up the pace soon I won’t be able to make my goal of 500 miles this year!
Starting the week with a Sunday run is a good start!
Last week I did one 5 mile run and the week before that I only did 2 miles (but it was a morning run). It’s definitely time to focus again. I look forward to catching up on everyone elses fitness journeys!
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When you realize there is no end game— no plan. They just want you pick up breadcrumbs (as long as you’re willing) But then you remember you’re a dragon… and dragons don’t eat breadcrumbs.
Everyone has a version of what being brave looks like. For me, it’s taking the risk with absolutely no guarantee. In fact, if I use history as my measuring stick for this risk, I have a good chance of having my butt handed to me, but I’m ok with that! I’m ok because at least I’ll always know I gave myself a chance and didn’t let paralyzing fear stop me.
Another crack at the half today with the Marine Corps Historic Half. Went out guns blazing and so did Mother Nature. Soooo, yeah. Happy to persevere, happy to not give up when it felt like I should. Most of all, happy to have that guy with me.
Weigh-in today was irritating though, to say the least. I was 219.4 aka a 1.6 pound gain. I hope it’s because I’m retaining water and that a cleaner week will fix it. Today’s eating was alright. We are doing some meal prep right now which will help. Moving on!
First race in eight years - my last race was in October 2011. Not only did I run nonstop (no walk breaks) I broke my personal record. Back when I ran regularly, I would average a 10-11 minute mile. Usually I’d finish a 5K race in 32-34 minutes.
Today I finished in 27:11 and ran an 8:45 mile. SUB NINE OMFG. I am in complete shock, tbh. Lifting weights has definitely made me stronger overall, but I never thought it’d give me wings like this. I’m beyond giddy. Celebrating with a nice stout right now. 🍺
Because running a Spartan Super isn’t challenging enough… must wear a prom dress for maximum effect. Who needs to breathe in a nine mile race anyway? In other news: Broken toe is much better. Can’t wait to run this on Saturday!!! #spartanrace
On paper, this run should have sucked. Running in temps in the mid 70s for the first time since last year, 3rd day running in a row, at the end of the day.
And yet, it didn’t! The trail was shady enough, and I didn’t feel bothered by the heat, my legs didn’t feel heavy or tired, and it just didn’t suck! Yay! Just over 5 miles in an hour. No more running until Syttende Mai on Saturday!
It’s not easy for me to get out of bed in the morning and run. It’s even harder to do it the morning after a speed run. But I never regret the Fridays when I manage to get out the door on little rest. Especially when there’s a nice sunrise to watch over the Atlantic.
Last night was 5x 0.5 mile repeats. Target was 3:37-3:45 (7:15-7:30 pace) and splits were: 3:51, 3:42, 3:43, 3:40, 3:42. Definitely some progress in the 6 weeks since I last did this workout. This morning was 6 easy miles. Tomorrow I have a 10 mile workout which is more fun than just easy miles.
Got a long run in on Sunday and did a short-ish run for my sanity today. I can’t wait until Monday so my work life balance can got back to normal. Hopefully I’ll be able to get at least 1p miles in this week 🤞
It sure is gorgeous out today 😍 2 miles of intervals and some focused ab work. My body is telling me it can’t handle any more two-a-days after today and I’m gonna listen to it. I’ll take 3 days of doubles. My goal while my hubs was gone was to take advantage of the downtime by putting in extra workouts, being extra conscious of what I was eating, getting good sleep, and making sure I relaxed. I slept awful last night, but overall I think I did pretty well!
Intending a 12 mile run before heading out, ended up going further and finished with 14 miles. Daydreaming and people watching while doing loops in the park, lost track of the number of laps and found that I had gone 2 miles further. I like surprises like that. This after yesterday’s 10 miles.