My workout today in 60s and then 10km on the Treadmill for @runeverydayjanuary Day 12 ✅
After feeling so tired last night and not wanting to get up this morning I was surprised with how I did.
Having someone to train with or telling you what to do is really good as you can switch off and just do it, or by scheduling a time to meet it makes you have to do it. Thanks Chris @betterbodygroupuk again for a good workout 😊
Then of course I need to fit my run in and was much much better than my effort on Twitter (damekellyholmes ) last night!
Let’s talk about pregnancy and postpartum running for a second shall we? It’s one of most common questions I get! The pictures above were take *almost* a year apart. 💕
Here is what I always tell women no matter what stage they are in: .
💙 DON’T COMPARE: Running while pregnant and postpartum can be hard. Don’t compare it to the others who make it seem “effortless” on social media. As always - Social Media is usually the highlight reel. .
💙 IT’S OK IF YOU HAVE TO STOP: I read time and time again posts from women who are so proud and happy to have ran up until the day they gave birth. It’s awesome for them but If you have to stop at some point to do what’s best for you or your sweet baby that’s OK too! I had to stop at 36 weeks because I was in so much pain but that doesn’t make you any less of a mother or a runner! 🏃🏼♀️ .
💙 BECOME IN TUNE WITH YOUR BODY. Pregnancy and postpartum running allowed me to learn more about and read my body much better. You have to learn to listen to your body even more than you already do. You know it best and when in doubt - be cautious. It’s the time in your life where it’s better to be cautious. .
💙 ENJOY THE PROCESS. There were days when I felt frustrated but I always reminded myself to enjoy the process. If you are blessed enough to experience the joy of pregnancy - then do just that: enjoy it! Running was simply to keep me and my baby healthy! .
💙 DO WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU. When you get pregnant everything changes. I stopped running at first for 3-4 weeks because I was so paranoid. I don’t regret it at all it’s what I needed to feel better and you have to do what’s best for you! I also never raced, did any workouts over some light intervals, and quit double digit runs after about 23 weeks. I saw many women who were able or wanted to do all these things but for me I had to do what I felt best and most comfortable doing.
Try your best to enjoy the process and each day no matter what it brings! I promise you have the greatest reward ever at the end!🏃🏼♀️💙👶🏻
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All the hard training is done, race day is here! Have a plan, stay composed, have fun! A big factor in running success are these three pillars. 📸 @jeffcohenphoto
Do what you love and you will never be bored! 😍 Honestly I was indifferent about this trip because I was pretty much riding solo and I knew CES would be amazing but filling in all the rest of the time without my friends made me a little sad and being away from my kids for a week is always hard. But the best part is that I got to see the city in a whole different way as a runner and I’m always thankful that I can tour any city with these two feet and some good music in my ear! Proud of myself for not missing any of my scheduled runs and adding this one on to the end today!! 🙌🏻
Wanted a nice easy run down to this sign today, underestimated the distance(thought it was 2 miles but it was almost 3 haha) but a GREAT way to end this trip! A very long day ahead of me- my flight into Michigan doesn’t land until 11:30 tonight and a snow storm has hit home today and is coming across the Midwest so positive thoughts that I don’t get delayed! 🤞🏼
Until next time Vegas... ✌🏻
Sometimes the most intense feelings, most extreme emotions, most incredible experiences, don't fit in captions.💯🙏🏼 I do my best sharing what I can verbalize on social media, but sometimes... a photo just says it all. Thanks for this incredible 📸 @jamesmitchell5#RunningwiththeFeelingofBeingAlive Happy Friday, everyone. 👋🏽
🇩🇰👇🏾/ HAPPY STRONG WEDNESDAY 😍 Beside light running my wednesday training plan also says gym day! I have strength sessions twice a week, and wednesday is always one of them 😁 My strength workout is mainly focused on legs, glutes and core, but I do like to workout my upperbody too! I surely prefer doing strength work at the gym, but If I'm out and far away from a gym, I like to use my elastic band - it's sooo easy to carry in a bag and you can use it everywhere. This exercise is excellent for hip flexors as well as a good drill, but with the band you can workout almost all muscle of your body 😜 #noexcuses ! Do you go to the gym, or do you prefer a home-workout? 💪🏽🏡 // Så blev det onsdag, det vil sige vi er halvvejs weekend - og det er da for lækkert 💃🏽 Jeg synes ellers lige det var blevet mandag, tiden flyver altså bare skræmmende afsted! Dermed er det også bare vigtigt at vi lever i nuet og nyder det vi nu end er I 🤗 Idag vil jeg udover let løb nyde en styrketræning i fitness centeret, det kan jeg nemlig faktisk rigtig godt lide. Primært træner jeg ben, numse og core, men jeg synes nu også det er ret sjovt at træne overkrop - og selvom man måske ikke bruger den såå meget som løber, så skal der også være plads til at gøre det man synes er sjovt, dermed også sagt at stærke arme faktisk hjælper en fx løbende op ad bakke når man "trækker" sig selv afsted 😎 Jeg foretrækker klart at træne i et center, meen hvis jeg er afsted og ikke i nærheden af et fitness center (eller vejret er for godt til at være indenfor, griner) synes jeg en elastik er guld værd. Den er nem at have i tasken og kan bruges alle steder! Her en øvelse til hoftebøjer og samtidig en teknisk øvelse, men elastikken kan faktisk bruges til at træne øvelser til hele kroppen! Hvad er du til center eller hjemme træning 💪🏽🏡 ?
Exciting news!!! Kenneth entered his name in the #leadville100 and got in!!!! I am SO excited for him!! 😍
Also, today ended up being an unplanned rest day! Life happened, work happened, sleeping in happened. 🤣 I pretty much didn’t plan ahead and ended up spending time with Kenneth when Ellie went to bed, and I don’t regret a single minute! 🤗
B’s Fitness Training Diary, Jan 16, 2018
89 days til 26.2 🏃🏼♀️
159 days til IM 70.3 🏊🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🏃🏼♀️
Today’s swim was AWESOmE. I had a lot of focus and energy which is not typical for 5:30PM after class, work and a morning RUN! I have a couple things nagging at me physically- a hip issue and my GI system- but I am working through and I get by knowing that both situations aren’t permanent and will pass with proper care and attention. #runner#strengthandconditioning#yoga#halfironman#marathontraining#triathlon#imtraining#70point3#triathlete