Gotta keep fighting
Yesterday marked one month until @freepmarathon weekend. I also have my first race in months next weekend! This injury setback makes it hard to keep pushing, to keep fighting, but there are things that I can do and I’m doing all that I can to make sure I’m at the start line of these races.
Detroit is a special race to me. It’s my “hometown” race. It’s also the race I run every year for @love_runs who is constantly fighting not to run races but to save the lives of women and children caught in human trafficking. Yesterday I heard that the sex slave industry brings in $32 BILLION a year!!! I’m trying to raise $1440. It seems so small, it seems so insignificant in light of that number, but it’s something. With 29 days to go, I’ve raise $359. There’s tons of work to do. I’m asking you to join the fight TODAY. A donation of any size helps this fight. The link is in my bio. If you want to make into a race, pay whatever you’d pay for a 5k race and dedicate your next 5k/3.1mi to #loveruns
Some days we need to fight through our own stuff. Sometimes we need to fight for others. Thanks for all your support insta fam 💙💚
2291613 hours ago
Who’s running #Seawheeze this weekend? See you at the start line! (Tip: running it is easier than registration! 🙊)
Long run done! It was an absolutely GORGEOUS first day of fall here in Michigan and what better way to celebrate the season than watching a cross country race? My sister coaches my old high school team so I got to cheer on her athletes and catch up with my former coach and his wife. It was such a great morning, and luckily a great afternoon as my workout went well! Started with a 4 mile warmup, 4 mi @ 7:50/mi, jog, 2 x 2 mi @ 7:35/mi, 3 mi cool down. Afterwards my sister and I rewarded ourselves with pumpkin donuts and cider from the farm stand nearby. I wish every fall day could be this good!
3322 hours ago
GF & Vegan fudgy brownies! Probably one of my absolute favorite recipes! I used @deliciouslyella new cookbook and it’s the best! Instead of the buckwheat flour I used paleo flour as I didn’t have any GF buckwheat. But it still worked out perfectly! 😋Such a yummy Saturday night treat!
I’m all about celebration today 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉10 Miles today 🙌🏼 First time running double digits since April! And from Sunday-Saturday this week I’ve run 39.7 miles 🙌🏼 I haven’t hit that many miles in a week since January or February ❤️ I’ve also got my watch tan-line back 😂 I’m feeling grateful and blessed to be able to do something I love 🏃🏻♀️ now onto some foam rolling, football and delicious food 😁🏈🐘
“I believed in running. I believed that if people got out and ran a few miles every day, the world would be a better place.”- #philknight
I say this all the time. Life is better when I’m running. I can only assume that to be true for everyone else as well. —————————
Rest day/Easy day between medium long run yesterday and long run with quality work tomorrow. Just got out there to keep my legs loose. (I didn’t run in these shoes 🤣).
I’ve done so many runs on the Boston Marathon route in training for the marathon itself and then for plenty of other races since. It’s not the prettiest route ever, but I suspect running here will always feel a little bit like coming home.
WE DID IT! ✨
We managed 5 miles on the #hillsofhubertus! Little man was up at 6:45 so we let Daddy sleep and he got to go running with Mommy! (he has the easy part, eat snacks and relax while I push 🤪) I love that he gets excited to be in the stroller and come with me. He practically pulled me out of the house ☺️🏃🏼♀️
If you’re a runner here are 5 Tips that I’d like to share with you:
1️⃣ Relax your fists and facial muscles. Even is the sun is in your eyes. Don’t be so tense, it will allow your run to be in flow and muscles can move as they need.
2️⃣ Bring those knees up and pump those arms when you are hitting the hills. Makes a world of difference and gives you power.
3️⃣ Change up your route from time to time. Forces you to be aware of new surroundings and gets you out exploring new terrain!
4️⃣ Try listening to encouraging and uplifting podcasts or audio books. I feel 20x more energized after stimulating my body and brain at the same time.
5️⃣ Don’t ever give up! I know, cliche...but seriously. We all have bad runs, we all get sick or injured, the rain and storms may come. Give yourself the grace to be proud of where you are at in your journey.
I’m coming out of my own season of rest and zero running but I had to remind myself I am still a runner, I am still a #bostonqualifier and that I can do anything I set my mind and focus to. ✨
What running tips do you have? I know many other runners would love to know, including me. 😉 #rootedinhealth#runner#run#run4life#momswhorun#strollerrun#bobstroller#bostonmarathon#training#justdoit#overcome#runningtips#momlife#winstondavid#influencer#inspire
Escaping Reality for 15 FUN miles through my beautiful city!!! 😁
I run 🏃 to escape reality. I feel accomplished after every run I complete no matter the mileage or the time. Just getting outside and going for a run is an accomplishment. All mileage and speed welcomed on my runs!
How about you? Why do you run?
92210 hours ago
MARATONA DE BERLIN 2018 DA LEILA: pq vcs merecem saber.
Sim, pq a grande maioria aqui torce por mim, acompanha minha rotina, tem gente q se inspira e sei q ainda estão com cara de ué. 🤔Veja, vou falar de mim aqui, tem gente que vai ler e pensar q é “muito”, ou que é “pouco”... mas não é nem um nem outro, é só a minha! história... vamos lá, senta que lá vem texto... .
O ciclo de maratona é o grande lance dessa jornada, isso é um fato incontestável. Foi meu 4o ciclo, e como já contei aqui, foi o mais intenso. São muitos fatores q levaram q essa situação, e na grande maioria, externos à corrida. E foi meu segundo ciclo desse ano. Eu evoluiu muito fisicamente em 2018, meu condicionamento vinha melhorando a cada treino... mas, por diversas outras razões, e ainda vou falar sobre isso, há exatos 17 dias da prova tive o diagnóstico de um edema no osso do meu pé esquerdo. O tratamento precisaria de pouco mais do q os 17d, mas minha confiança alta somada ao apoio médico, do treinador e às terapias tradicionais e alternativas me davam certeza q daria tempo. Eqto isso, optei por nadar, pois era o q se adaptava melhor à minha rotina e realidade financeira nos 10 dias q me restavam antes da viagem. Meu pé estava ótimo! Sem nenhuma dor, nenhum inchaço ou hematoma. Confesso q tinha uma ponta de medo, pois escolher correr com lesão exige coragem. Mas sabia q daria, e estava feliz, mesmo sabendo q poderia ter perdido condicionamento. Porém.... na 6af antes da prova, corri 10m para segurar o elevador do hotel e senti dor no pé. Eu ainda não sabia, mas foi ali que acabou minha prova... minha confiança foi ao limo... meu medo dominou minha cabeça, receio do q poderia vir, medo de não conseguir trazer a medalha q havia prometido assolava meus pensamentos. Não dormi mais nenhuma noite. Meu marido foi mais q um porto-seguro, me deu o apoio que precisava para manter a força da minha decisão. Falei apenas com meu médico e com meu treinador... mas tive ajudas brilhantes lá na véspera sem que essas ajudas soubessem ao certo o q acontecia... a estratégia agora era “dor aguda, parar!, de resto seguir o coração”. Eu queria a medalha! - cont nos comentários.