Waauw! Wat een mooie wedstrijd. De Egmond Halve Marathon is zeker één van mijn favorieten 👌 Het eerste deel in het losse zand was zwaar, het deel in de duinen, in het zonnetje, was echt genieten 🏃♀️ Thanks @saucony_benelux voor de uitnodiging! 😚 Wie van jullie was er ook? Hebben jullie ervan genoten? 🔝
Yesterday I had a late night workout, including intervals (10×1 minute) 🏃🏻 This morning I started my day with a nice and slow yoga practice (hence the photo, I was zen as the sunset 😂) 🙏 I feel like that's the best of two worlds; the sweat and the high-intensity from running and the stillness and the "humble approach" (to the practice and to life in general) from yoga. I really like to stand on three legs now with running, lifting and yoga - it feels like they conplete each other 😊
After receiving the news that I have a complete tear of my ACL from the @rundisney Super Hero Half Marathon last September (the one I placed 2nd in), I needed a long run to process that information. Should I be running on a torn ACL? Probably not. Did it stop me from today’s training run? Absolutely not - because today’s run wasn’t about the speed or the distance, it was about the therapy session between me, myself, my music and the trail. The overcast clouds in the Bay this morning perfectly reflected how I’m feeling right now- I’m in a fog. But towards the end of my run the sun was starting to shine through, and as I finished my run, I was proud that I was able to complete 14 miles. My knee was taped and bandaged like crazy, but I completed my miles. I’ve made it back from an ACL injury two times already and as they say: third times the charm 🤨so until my surgeon says I can’t run, I shall continue with my training, taking each step with just a little extra caution. Wish me luck!!
A year ago I ran my first half marathon and really began my journey to loving uncomfortably and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I'm hoping to be even more intentionally brave this year. #joyandaussiekisses
Diddnt manage the good run I wanted to do today due to the sleet/rain/hailstone showers that completely put me off! Forced myself out eventually tho and managed 3 mile in the freezing cold, I gave up after that as the weather really did make me want to cry 😂! Going to have to book some events and up my distance as it has been appalling lately! #exercise#running#runnergirl#stava#stravarunning#instarunners#winter#cold#dark
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Day 16 of #redjanuary for @mindcharity 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️ Todays run is dedicated to an incredibly brave lady who fought back the bullies and mental health and graduated from university this year 👩🎓 ❤️ This lady is the lovely @happier_healthy_me_x and here is her story:
My battle with mental health started when I was 13 at school and I began to be bullied relentlessly by almost everyone in my tutor. I was threatened to be pushed in front of a bus on the way home, I was called horrible names, I was isolated and I had no friends. This gave me the worst anxiety that still haunts me to this day to be honest. I left school with no GCSEs because I was pulled out for my own safety (something that still upsets me as I was clever and very academic, yet was forced to miss out on a vital education while my bullies continued!) anyway a year after leaving school my parents found an online programme and I was able to gain my GCSEs and progressed onto college and then finally onto uni and I just Graduated this year at the age of 26 which just shows it’s never too late to change your life and be successful - I was always told I’d never be successful at anything. Also when I was 15 - not long after leaving school I attempted suicide and I thank god every day that I failed because my life has changed for the better. I still have days where I struggle with low moods, poor mental health and anxiety attacks. ❤️
Thank you so much @happier_healthy_me_x for allowing me share your story to raise much needed awareness for @mindcharity 💜 you’re a strong and brave young women and congratulations on graduating this year... keep fighting 💪🏻❤️
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Também curto a combinação deliciosa: abacaxi, hortelã, limão, Couve e chia❤
COMEBACK ROAD, ohhh yeahhhh 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 .
On ne sait pas quand sera l’arrivée, et est-ce que ça compte finalement ? L’important n’est-il pas de prendre du plaisir chaque jour qui passe et de sourire ? Sans réfléchir à demain qui de toute façon est incertain, sans s’enfermer dans un calendrier qui entrave la sérénité, sans regarder mille km devant car souvent, c’est ainsi que l’on ne voit pas toutes les belles choses au bord du chemin là tout de suite maintenant...
En septembre 2016, je me suis éclatée en voiture 💥. Quand on m’a dit « 2 mois de fauteuil roulant », je me suis dit impossible... et ma Spartan du 9 octobre 😳 ?! En décembre 2016 quand on m’a dit que ma jambe avait mal guéri et avait un syndrome rare sans traitement à ce jour qui allait m’empêcher de marcher pendant 2 ans, j’ai pleuré pendant 2 jours non stop. Je ne voulais pas tout recommencer : opération plâtre et tout le tralala... béquilles 2 ans !!!!! Et puis finalement... j’ai réalisé que mon corps était en souffrance et que moi, ma tête si maligne pour lui faire faire mille acrobaties, et bien je n’avais pas le droit de baisser les bras ! Je devais trouver ce qu’il avait et le guérir ! Février 2017: mission reussie, « du jamais vu » ✅. Mars 2017: chirurgie cheville, on m’a dit que je pourrais recourir en juillet. Lorsque j’ai recouru, mon genou a lâché, dommage collatéral d’une cheville mal remise. Le doc a dit octobre, et en octobre il a dit fin décembre si j’ai retrouvé ma mobilité de cheville. Fin décembre est arrivé, mais il n’y avait pas de mobilité de cheville sous le sapin. J’ai un dossard pour une Spartan le 5 mai que je ne pourrai probablement pas faire (Mary Milie Camille 🙏🏼💕😔). Je mets encore le « probablement » comme un bouclier mais c’est utopique. Comment pourrais-je courir au moins 13km +25 obstacles dans moins de 4 mois alors que là je ne peux pas faire 3 foulées ? Au début j’avais envie de pleurer et puis finalement... je respire... c’est pareil pour tout... quand on respire grand et fort, tout va toujours mieux 👌🏽. ➡️ Alors du coup je pousse des barres sur un banc de développé couché (faut bien ↗️ ma cage thoracique 😆) et un jour... je recourrai 🏃🏽♀️💨👊🏼💥🌈
Then V.S yesterday | SAME HOODIE 😱 (which is now my husbands but it’s cold out here) I’m sore AF tired AF and emotional AF right now (my papa is ill & in the hospital again) bottom line I have a lot going on. Today I said NOPE I’m not going to the gym and as I sat here i said WHY❓ what are you gonna change by just sitting here? So on that note I’m getting ready for the gym no matter how I feel or what’s going on this has to happen. This is the best time for me to bury myself in the gym & with work. ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ if your interested in a custom meal plan DM me
#transformationtuesday the shadow edition! Nearly two years between these pictures- the top pic was March 2016 when I was 9 months pregnant with Dawson and walking (waddling) our dog Max and bottom is on a run with Jordan and pup Gunner pushing Dawson in the BOB this past weekend. I didn’t run when I was pregnant as it just didn’t feel great, but walked a few miles daily with Max. Nearly two years after Dawson was born and I’m still trying to get my speed back🤣Hoping for a post baby half PR of 1:50 or under this year🤞🏼!
#runuary day 15 & 16 forgot to upload yesterday!! Yesterday Run was wet and very windy, the rain felt like little pins being stabbed into me. Today my mind and body didn’t want to run, but still got out and got it done! How many more days left of January... 😓
Looking back at where I started always makes me even more proud of how far I have been able to come as a runner and a person.
I didn’t always run. And when I first started running, I really didn’t like it. When you first get started, running is freaking HARD.
I can remember lacing up my shoes when my husband got home from work, kissed my babies and ran out our apartment door. I made it to the end of the parking lot before I stopped, hunched over and thought “This is it. This is where I die. 2 blocks from my apartment trying to run post-partum” 😂
But let me tell you guys, less than 4 years after that day, it gets better! It really, truly does. You get stronger, you prove to yourself you are capable of big, amazing, and hard things. You CAN push yourself to be strong, fast, healthy and feel good about yourself for what your body does and not what it looks like. (I proudly represent in sports bras and crop tops my stretch mark covered belly, loose skin and all. This body is and always was amazing 🙌🏼)
2013 I was a very happy mom and wife, and my life was and is fantastic! If that’s all my life had brought me, I still would have been happy for the rest of my days.
BUT when I started running, I began to feel not just happiness, but joyful and a sense of pride and self confidence that I didn’t have before. I’m excited to have many more years of running ahead of me and can’t wait to see where this part of my life takes me. ✨
While I’m taking another day off (boo to the flu) I would love to read your running stories and how you first got started. Feel free to leave your story below! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Cold and soaked ☔️ but very pleased with tonight’s effort! 3 miles averaging a faster pace than normal. Not bad considering I had zero motivation to get out and do it! #tuesdaytraining#vlm2018#winterrunning