So something not too fun happened on today’s run...
I drive downtown to run, and when I got back to my car after 7 miles I realized I lost my key 🙈
Luckily I found it only 2 miles in when I retraced my route 🤣🤣 Definitely not pleased with my pace either, but the first 3.5 miles were in complete darkness 🙄
NO MATTER MY PACE, I’M STILL MOVING FORWARD 👊
I saw this quote at the Victoria Park Half Marathon a week ago. 🤔 It made me think how often I get obsessed with how fast I can run, how I’m progressing, comparing myself to my runner friends and my Hubby, which impacts on my self-esteem and I might even forget to enjoy the run itself! 🙈 This is true for life as well - Sometimes I find myself worrying that I’m not progressing in my career as fast as some other people (especially younger colleagues), but guess what, we’re all working towards our goals at different paces, and that’s OK. As long as we keep up the momentum and keep moving forward, always keeping our eyes on the goal post, all will be well.
There is no ticking clock. Sometimes things take longer than we think. But the best things in life are worth the wait.
This 📸 was taken during my lunch break run today - got lucky having plenty of 🌞
What are your running plans for this weekend?
One of the things I have struggled most with my practice since starting grad school is space. I thrive on consistency, so being able to come to my mat in a designated place was important to me. The past two years have been filled with lots of traveling and as a result I stopped showing up as frequently. I set a new intention for myself this year and it is to create a space wherever I may be. I even welcomed a furry visitor into my space this morning 😊
🌅 3.8 miles this morning on the trail. I need better cold weather running gear!
I want to thank those of you who have reached out to me in my past couple of posts, on IG and in real life, I greatly appreciate your kindness and support. It not only gives me strength to keep moving forward, but warms my heart to see friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike provide true empathy and compassion, a type of world I believe in!
The past couple of days have been good. Some serious groundwork for future opportunities has been laid, I was busier at work, I’ve been reading every night, and my mentality is staying strong, serving my soul, dreams, and meaningful relationships. Letting go of the past has never been easy for me, but the freeing feeling that comes with it is so healing and empowering. There will still be bouts of sadness, but I am prepared with successful coping skills now. I feel change happening within me.
Happy Friday y’all! What’re your plans for the weekend? .
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Still stuck at my sister's house, but at least I have some company when working out! Goose here is definitely pushing me to be my best - he knew I was ready for more resistance during those hip bridges! 😂😂😂
We got to Florida on what was one of their coldest mornings. Didn’t matter to Jude! The pool was an extremely chilly 72 degrees (Like,I didn’t even dip my toe in m’kay? 🤣) He jumped in fearlessly.
Kids are fearless....jumping into experiences with enthusiasm and excitement. They don’t weigh the pros and cons, they don’t look for the negative “what if’s.” As adults we lose some of that spontaneity. We potentially miss out on some experiences because we’re too tuned in to what could go wrong, how we could fail.
But WHAT IF we jumped? And that jump changed the course of our lives for the better?
Have you been thinking about making a change physically or nutritionally speaking, but are fearful of making an adjustment, fearful you might fail? I challenge you to JUMP. What’s great about this jump is as your coach I’ll be taking the leap right alongside you. I can provide you with tools that will help you find success rather than failure.
Ready to take the plunge? 💦💦💦
Comment READY....I’ll reach out!
It’s time to be fearless!
I had a killer workout today, and I thought about another mean muggin’ pic, but nah. I’m just happy, man. ✌🏻
W8D5: 2 miles up, 6 @ Tempo 7:16, 7:05, 7:01, 7:16, 7:15, 7:06, 2 miles down. This is the new tempo. Growth is scary. Plateauing is scary. Just get out there and run. Cheers. 🔥
Got my hands wrong. I ran 6 miles not 51 🤦🏼♀️ My legs were tired for this one. They’re still sore from the leg workout I did Wednesday evening. So many squats and lunges and they are just not used to it. Guess that means I’m not doing it enough 🤷🏼♀️ Happy Friday! Have a beer or two for me tonight - sober January is still alive and well over here!
#fbf to #coldwaterrumble100 a race that I deeply love ❤️ I was the last one to cross the finish line (no shame in DFL) but it felt like sweet first place!
Good luck to everyone running it this weekend! Enjoy the mountains and beautiful desert 🌵
I certainly wish I was there right about now. . 📸: @sweetmimages
As we enter the fourth week into the New Year, how are we all doing with our New Year resolutions? It’s said that it is around this time of the year that most people forget all about their New Year’s resolutions, it’s the time when most people break their resolutions, and they crack and revert back to whatever it was they were doing previously.
There are many strategies when it comes to training and diet, a strategy is what is needed if you really want to make a change but often following through on that strategy is sometimes hard to do. Our emotions take control and we revert to behavior that doesn’t support our goals and desires.
We always do things for a reason, and sometimes it’s to change our state, meaning how we feel
So if for instance we are using certain foods to make ourselves feel good in the moment, but ultimately these foods will make us gain weight in the long run, it’s quite possible it isn’t the food we want, but a change of state in that particular moment, we want to feel good and to put ourselves into a pleasurable state.
There are a couple of ways we can change our states immediately,
1:The way we use our physiologyWhat we decide to focus on
If you are about to make a decision which does not fit with your goal, check how you are breathing, your posture, the way you are moving. Begin to breathe more deeply and with a rhythm, studies have shown this will center and focus your mind. Stand up straight, and move with purpose, change the intensity of how you speak, to yourself even.
2:Change your focus, we get more of what we focus on.
So instead of focusing on how tired you are, or how stressful the days has been, focus on your goal, focus on the regret you will feel if in three months you haven’t achieved your goal but worse
Use these tools to take control of your own emotions and do not let your emotions take control of you
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Woohoo it’s Friday 🙌🏽 5 miles was all I had time for this morning 🏃🏽♀️ but I’m grateful for any miles! Time to get my coffee ☕️ and knock out half day of work. Hope you all have an amazing day ☺️✌🏽(photo taken at a different day at the park) love playing with my GoPro as you can tell lol!
Good Morning, Friends! This was my first tempo run in a very long time and it actually went better than I expected. 4 miles at 8:20 pace then 4 miles at 8:06 pace. I kind of set my paces slow on purpose, but faster than I have been running. Next week I will cut them down some more! I hope everyone has a great day! 😊💕💕
What a morning! 😅HIIT class with #alltheburpees + 45 min. lower body strength! Felt so good!! Probably that unplanned rest day that happened yesterday...my body just felt like it needed it. And now I finally feel caught up on “life” from all I got done yesterday!🙌 It won’t kill you if you miss a workout. Listen to your body 🙏💗.
Tough workout on the track tonight! 🏃🏻♀️ We did w/u, 800 x 8 with 400 recovery, then cool down. I didn’t quite hit all of my targeted paces but I gave it all I had! Didn’t help that I took the first one way too fast. 🙈 My watch shows total including warm up and cool down.