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Let's discuss hills!!! I definitely have had my fair share of hills this year and when i heard its a hill, i thought SHIT!  I thought of Box Hill, Leith hill, even Everest Base camp!!! Pros- the hill is NOT any of the above or as hilly as Windsor, Canterbury or the beastly Benfleet! Phew!  Cons- I only did 14 miles & the thought of doing 25 LAPS of a hill sounds like torture. Argh! The routes not pretty butttt I'm praying it will have lots of supporters to get me through!  One week to go!!!!! Link on bio to sponsor please!!! #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #hills #hilltraining
When Phill coached me for London marathon and Asad coached me for Prudential 100, they both told me:  1. Do a recce of the course, if possible  2. Train in what you'll be wearing on the day at least once.  Today I did 23km / 14.2 miles of next weeks course!  I ran the last 6 miles of the marathon course a week before, I went to Surrey to practise Box hill & Leith hill and I watched london tri the day before my race! Recces really calm the nerves for me!!! #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
I look like death haha but I did manage to drag myself to track last night after the swim (they are in the same place so there's no excuse). I thought I was going there to take it easy but little did I know (well i forgot to read the newsletter) it was 200m sprints, focusing on starting position. I have done so many races and i don't think I've ever thought about my starting posture! Oops! Loved the session especially with the crazy ones attending!! Bring on Friday!! (EERR Christmas party! πŸ’œ!) #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
Taken from the EERR Running beast @marctaffy THIS. IS. THE. ULTRA 😱. That looks absolutely awful! I'm so screwed haha  But look at the bling! To end my 30 fitness challenges for 30 plus 1 with that medal would be AMAZING. I've got to earn it first 😭. Any tips for my first ultra please?  #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
Yesterday was brilliant to watch! I do love cheering on runners!  The @whatyoudomatters 2018 running squad have managed to raise £453 so far!! WOW! & now it's my turn as I face my first ultra marathon (50k) in 14 days!!!!!! I am bricking it! Whoever invented ultras must of been mad!! But seeing the runners run in the wind & rain for my company was truly inspiring! . . .  I was scared for London marathon... but I did it. I was scared for the swim at my 1st triathlon.. but I did it. I was scared for Ride 100.. but somehow I did it! I was super nervous for Everest Base Camp but I did it.  I'm doing this ultra for so many reasons, for What You Do Matters & it's future, for people who inspire me & believe in me, for the hard time my family lot & I have been through recently, for myself to end the year knowing I gave the year of 30 absolutely every bit of me.  Massive thank you to yesterday's runners! I hope I run with as much strength, happiness & commitment as you all did.  Link on my bio to sponsor my first ever ultra!!! #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
I haven't been feeling well since last night and I know it's exhaustion. I tried drinking water- no luck.I ate, no luck, I napped, no luck. By 3pm, I forced myself to go for a run with no pressure of how long I should run for.  #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
It's cold (duuh!!) So here's a throwback of Canterbury half marathon when we had nice weather- my challenge 27. The day I met @victoriastears @thenutritiousrunner @hannbeam who still give me support, advice & running encouragement πŸ’•  SO MUCH LOVE!  #challenge27 #challenge23 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoal
SHITTT!! Race instructions have arrived and I feel sick hahaa  I stupidly looked down the list to see who else is running the ultra, only to find it's the running beasts of EERR (aka those who are incredibly inspiring and can do any race at any distance!) Ok so the thought of coming last now haunts me haha  Shit. On the 16th December between 8.04 - 15.49pm, please expect to see me crawling at some point!!!!! On an another note, I have decided to run for @whatyoudomatters (link on bio to sponsor my first ultra!!!) #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
After a VERY busy week, my body was tired even before the run! Endurance training is A LOT. It takes up a lot of your time and I have to calculate when to run, how long I might take and time to rest up before I do anything social. What I'm finding hard is balancing having a social life too. The night before a long run I might not be able to carb load or drink loads of water. Early runs are SUPER hard for me, especially as I do not have much of an appetite at that time. Today I suffered. I tried to rush out for a run so I can then spend the rest of the day having a weekend! I hit a wall pretty early on at 23km. But I'll happily take 31km.  #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
Good vibes β€οΈπŸ’#flexibledieting #goodvibes #cabenosmacros #amorpropio #30fitnesschallenges
I was giggling throughout the warm up thinking to myself "this is insane" haha  I love this family. Ugh, i have missed them. Thank you to Jo, my track mentor & Taffster for being lovely, energetic & supportive πŸ’œ  #track #tracktraining #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
My biggest life mentor is my Godsister in Abu Dhabi. She really hypes me up, especially when I'm mentally preparing for a goal.  She told me today "when you plant a seed, you build a forest Jeck" !!! . . This year was:  My first race in the snow My first race in Brazil & it's crazy humidity  Bought my first wetsuit for my first experience of open water swimming  My first super sprint triathlon My first London triathlon (Sprint distance) My first cycle event (50 miles) My first Prudential London to Surrey cycle (100 miles) My first experience of international trekking (Base Camp Everest) My first 9 half marathons & 1 x 15 miler in a year My first fell run  My first ultra marathon is next month. Eek!  What I would like to attempt in the future: Open water swimming event Olympic distance triathlon  Machu picchu Kilimanjaro  But one step at a time, I'll get there. ..building my forest hahaa  #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
Today's mantra: "I am a runner. I am an East End Road Runner. I can do this." 20 miles of 2km laps around my local parkrun DONE but my body is broken!!!!! (I'm very impressed that I was 10km away from a marathon!!) #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
Ok confession, I have been avoiding my Instagram because I just didn't want to see fitness posts πŸ˜©πŸ™ˆ! It's been tough, never really 'processed' Everest when I got back, dealing with a bereavement & life & it's nonsense all means preparing for my ultra has been SHIT.  Shit. Shit. Shit.  I do not want to be Negative Nancy or Moany Mertle but this week I made a decision to be a slob and every day after work, do nothing. Doing nothing for someone like me is a weird place but it's needed.  My partner in ultra crime (ha) is no longer running that distance but ive got too much love for him ,I cant be upset. Winter sucks and taking care of your health is way more important.  My ankle is ok, but not 100% (i have NEVER rolled my bastard ankle before running). I feel like I can run on it.  ONE MONTH to go until my ultra and the odds are against me. SHIT. I'm not in a strong place mentally, ive only gone up to 17 miles, im constantly eating badly, skin is pants, my ankle is a litttllleee bit (πŸ€”) sore, the person i signed up with isnt running but I've come on here and seen my favourite fitties continue to achieve amazing things:  Getting pbs, reaching new miles, running in crazy rain, receiving new medals, getting into marathons- i LOVE seeing those posts. I get excited for them!  Ok, my plan of action- I'm STILL doing this ultra.  It might change. . . It might not. . . Right now, its still on.  #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining 30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
When training gets tough, I have to decide who I want to be - someone who gives up or someone who pushes through. My head was not in the right frame of mind so I had to run with my heart.  I rolled my ankle at 17km but I kept going. It rained, poured, got surprisingly hot & then rained more. I was very close to giving up today but I didn't.  27 km / 16.8miles done! πŸ™Œ . . . . Only when I stopped did I feel how sore my ankle is.. SHIT!!! #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining 30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
Whether you come first or last, it takes guts to get to any start line and takes a whole lot of heart to pass that finish line. It's been my toughest fitness year but after every race I could say "i did it". . . . . . . Just run- don't run away from something, run towards a stronger, braver, bad arse you.  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #running #triathlon #cycling #swimming #sportive #fitness #fitnessgoals
I have not run before work in ages (I'm not a morning runner!!!). Great way to look around my area!  Runners with eczema especially around the neck- any advice on how to manage irritation? 😟  3 miles done today as I cannot make track tonight  #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining 30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
26 medals, plus Go Tri Duathlon, Orion's Fell run , East End Road Runners ELVIS and of course Everest Base Camp which didn't come with medals.  My fitness year.  You might see shiny bling but I see hard work, commitment & hours and hours of training.  #2018 #medalmonday #mondaymotivation  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #running #triathlon #cycling #swimming #sportive #fitness #fitnessgoals
That was bloody hard!  I stayed over at my parents last night & I forgot my contacts and energy gels!!! Argh!!! But I still went out & gave alllll to reach my target distance of 25km- half of the 50k distance (only half 😫) With no gels and overused trainers (that will be my last long run in those😭), it was painful- I felt I had blisters and shin splits! My body is pretty destroyed right now haha (good trainers IS everthing!) I was also quite emotional on this run but kept going. Im happy with 15.5miles but I know there's still so many miles to go!  #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining 30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners
Inspiring Ultra Running – Q&A and coaching session this morning by Walter Hall who's credentials  are endless. He was super friendly!  Things I took away from it: 1. Believe i can do it 2. Smile whilst doing it 3. Get nutrition right (I have always used SIS gels so wont change that) 4. Know what's at the feeding station 5. Bring your own treats / water too 6. Do a recce at least 4 weeks before  7. Bring spare socks and trainers 8. Salty crisps is a winner!  9. Make sure you get a good meal the night before 10. Hydrate before the race 11. Cross train 12. Apparently ultras are addictive??!!! 50km in 7 weeks. Not feeling 100% (a bit snotty / coughy still) but now excited!  Challenge 31- ultra marathon #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining 30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoal
My first run back since Base Camp Everest. It was hard but I pushed. Today was 20km but in 7 weeks time I am going to attempt to add another 30km onto that distance for my first ever ultra marathon (50km distance). Right now I have doubts I can do it but @ypatel256 will drag me to the start if he has to!!!I know there's so much to running- speed, technique, arms (!! My fav running word!!), good with stats- mate, I have none of these (!!) but a big part of running is about having the HEART to just go out &  try.  I feel like I've got heart!!!!!!! . . . . I have given a lot of myself already to my fitness journey this year. Whatever is left, I'm ready to give to all to my final challenge, challenge 31.  #challenge31 #ultra #myfirstultra #ultramarathon #training #marathontraining 30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoal
#repost @treinointegrado with @get_repost ・・・ #swissballstanding é o desafio da semana no #30fitnesschallenges do @treinointegrado  #swissballstandingbalance #balance #core #playatyourownrisk #swissball
#medalmonday let's talk 9 half marathons & one 15 miler this year.  What one was the most fun? Definitely Canterbury  What one was the toughest? Benfleet 15 is brutal, but if you like snow, mud, wind and hills- do it! However I am most proud of this medal.  Which one was the most organised?  I'm not sure but Hackney had the best vibes! Music, places to eat!  Which one was the least organised?  Definitely landmarks with the lack of toilets for such a huge event  Most beautiful? By far, Windsor then Boston  Fastest time? PB 2.13 with The Big Half  Hilly? Windsor, Benfleet, Canterbury and Roding Valley  Most memorable? There is no other magical ending then the Shine Walks finish line  #windsorhalfmarathon #canterburyhalfmarathon #londonlandmarkshalfmarathon #bighalfmarathon #rodingvalleyhalfmarathon #hackneyhalfmarathon #bostonukhalfmarathon #racethedistancehalfmarathon #benfleet15 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #halfmarathons
Challenge 27- this race, for me, sums up how wonderfully amazing the running community can be. I had never met any of these women before but now they are up there as some of favourites to follow & support πŸ’•  #challenge27 #challenge23 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoal
4 DAYS TO GO: I fly out on Tuesday- I'm working Monday and Tuesday, tomorrow I'm heading out to Windsor for challenge 29 @windsorhalfmarathon so I have this morning to get organised!!! Ahhhh!! I've asked my best friend to come over for breakfast and to double check I have everything (can you tell I'm panicking?! Haha). Shit, 4 days! (& yes that is tea bags!!!!) #challenge30 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #crosstraining #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun #everest #motivation #trekking
Challenge 25- THERE IS TOO MUCH TO SAYYYY ABOUT @ridelondon I still think I don't understand gears!!!! I took up cycling for this massive challenge and boy, did I have doubts. The day itself was AWFUL, rain and wind, accidents and hills. These photos are all at the end when the sun decided to make an appearance! (Ill post videos tomorrow) but I actually did it!! 100 bloody miles!!! #challenge25 #30fitnesschallenges #ukcyclechat #jecks30for30 #ride100 #pru100 #prudential100 #ridelondon #leithhill #boxhill #london #surrey #torrentialrain #awful #raining
Challenge 24-  I think this challenge traumatised me and probably caused me more anxiety for Ride 100 the following week. My 1st cycle only event and I wouldn't recommend!!! Very poor signage and I got lost a million times, most of the time not cycling near anyone too! It was hot and hilly!!!! Least I knew at that point I could cycle 50 miles! 52 miles in 4hrs 38mins! What a challenge indeed! #challenge24 #50miles #cycle #gravesend #cycletraining #kent #ride100 #sportive #londontriathlon #cycling #running #swimming #cyclopark #30fitnesschallenges #ukcyclechat
The summer became HOT, hot, hot and running for time became harder πŸ˜­πŸ˜«πŸ˜‘!! Challenge 22- with my fellow purppe @pavishkarnik we completed a very windy, round and round 10km at Straford. That's when I realised I should invest in a cap!! Challenge 23- probably one of my fav races. It's a purple weekend full of food, banter, no sleep and cold tents!!! Due to training for other challenges this year I couldn't stay over on the Friday and came later on Sat eve but I still loved it! I was completely inspired by the two Alice's who ran as a pair! Bloody hell!  #challenge22 #challenge23 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattri #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoal
YUK. DRIP. DRIP. DRIPPING OF SWEAT but it feels SO good haha TShirt is soaked but very proud I went (despite numerous moany voicenotes haha) 7 days to go until Base Camp.  #challenge30 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun #wednesdayworkout motivation
Talking to my parents about the trip: Mum "as long as your head and feet are warm, you'll be fine"  Dad "you're clever, you'll learn how to survive" hahaa whattt Dad!!?!! So today I treated myself to a super warm @bartsaccessories hat (ive never owned a hat with a bobble!!!) #basecampeverest #challenge30 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram  #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun #wednesdayworkout #motivation
I don't think I need a bigger #mondaymotivation then Base Camp. The sweat was unreal - I feel like my eyes were burning!! Today I pushed a little more and got on the treadmill after, to do a 3km run. There's been numerous times that I've been advised to workout on tired legs in regards to endurance sports so felt good to try! #challenge30  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun #mondaymotivation #motivation
Base Camp Everest temperature at 6am, 12pm, 10pm next week. I'm trying to grasp how cold that is (as I shivered this morning hahahaa!!) The nerves and excitement have finally hit me! (Shit!!) #challenge30  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun #mondaymotivation #motivation
Challenge 21: Hot, hot, unbearably hot! It was fun being part of a team and I loved the excitement of being pass the baton!!!! This challenge definitely showed me that I need to go parkruns more often to work on a better, stronger 5km. I can delivery a strong end but I need to be consistent throughout. Always fun with purples!  #challenge21 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattri #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #relay
Challenge 20: Up there as one of my favvvvvourite challenges! It was a last minute challenge but i was advised it was best to do a super sprint tri before I did a Sprint tri (challenge 26). I was mega nervous (of the swim, the heat, the transitions!!!!!) but this challenge showed me how much being coached and prepped made a difference (massive thank you @mansfield.danny ) and I loved every minute of it! I was extremely happy with my first ever tri!  I will definitely do this event again next year to correct my mistake of stupidly doing 3 laps instead of 2 on the bike (i got carried away!!). #triathlon #trigirls #swimbikerun #fitness #bananaman #eton #triathlontraining #trainingmode #humanrace #swimming #cycling #running #triathlon #training #fitness #progress #humanrace  #challenge20 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode
I've been so bad at one challenge a day countdown!! 10 days to go until Base Camp Everest:  Challenge 18- It was the East End Road Runners Elvis and as I volunteered for it last year, I got to run this year. It's definitely a race to remember as I stopped caring about time and supported another runner (one I hadn't met before) to keep going. She ended up getting a Pb!  Challenge 19- my first fell run and what a toughy it was! To my surprise I enjoyed it a lot because of the fantastic views on the top of those hills but not a fan of fast downhills! I would definitely recommend this race!  #challenge18 #challemge19 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattri #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #fellrunning
Last night was definitely a challenge to remember. I stand by it when I said walking a half IS harder than running a half marathon, especially in the rain & in the middle of the night because you are on your feet for AGES!!! It took 4hrs44 mins!  I cannot express how proud I am of @rhonanatasia @j_laza for completing this challenge. I know that sometimes (!!) I rope people into things and yesterday was hard but you both were AMAZING- Laughing, singing, and digging deep when our bodies ached (no one got moany!!!) Well done Judith for raising over £700  in memory of your Dad- he would be so proud ❀  Added bonus to have a fellow purple Nur join us too, as we chatted away about how fitness has changed us! πŸ’œ  #challenge28  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #charity #cancerresearch #shinewalk #halfmarathon  #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners  #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #running
Challenge 17 (stupid me put 2 Challenge 15- oops!!): There is SO much to say about challenge 17!!!! Firstly a bit of background on how my cycling was going at that point- SHAMBLES!!! Haha I didn't fully understand my gears and I didn't know what a brick session was!! What I should of done is sign up for a super sprint first, but you live and you learn! I thought Go Tri were for novices like me but little did I know, people do these events quite regularly! I thought to myself its "only" 3.2km, 16km, 3.2km!!!! And for that I DESERVED last place. The course went up and down, up and down and I just couldn't get up hahaa Everyone was lapping me and when my chain came off, I wanted to stop so badly. A lovely woman encouraged me to just keep going despite me being WAY behind everyone else. I wanted to cry (being last is a tough place to be) but I kept on going and didn't stop at the cycle, my jelly legs, ran the last part with Nick beside me for the last lap. I was 15 mins behind the last person- 15 MINUTES IS A LOT!!!! But I did it! Nearly cried but did it! What I learnt is that I pushed through, even though I was so embarrassed and wanted to just give up!  #challenge17 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattri #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #duathlon #cycling #running #bricksession
Definitely up there as one of my favourite classes. I LOVE boxing (I'm secretly hoping I get into boxing next year!!!!πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ€¨!). At the start of this year I tried boxing and muay thai and absolutelyyyyyy loved them! Ok, yes my body is aching but my god, I love punching a bag!! πŸ™ŒπŸ”₯πŸ₯Š #workoutwednesday 30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #boxing #rumble #1rebeluk #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #boxingcore #fullbodyworkout #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun
Challenge 15: As part of my 30 challenges I had all ELVIS (East London 5km or 5m series) in mind but things changed! I did two!! Because I don't have trail shoes, I'm not a fan of running on grass / mud / uneven paths but this one was super fun! Singing along with the purples and eating baked goods after! I was 5 secs out of my target! I do want to invest in trail shoes at some point! Also the medal is up there at top 3 of my favs this year @dagenham88  #challenge16 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattri #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Serpentine Swim is coming up this Saturday and I'm excited to watch!!! I never watched the London marathon or Ride 100 before I did them so I thought it's best to go and see what 2 miles actually looks like πŸ˜‘πŸ˜«πŸ˜πŸ€¨. I've done 2 of the 3 London Classics so there is no doubt I'm signing up next  year but my god, I'm really going to have to work super hard as swimming is by far, my weakest! (I do have a year πŸ€”) Good luck to those doing it on Saturday! @swimserpentine #londonclassics #30fitnesschallenges #triathlon #tri #swimming #cycling #running #openwater #openwaterswimming #excel #wetsuit #ows #girlsthattri #triathloncommunity #londontri #livetotri #swimbikerun #thelondontri #fitnesschallenges #challenges #zone3 #trisuit #serpentineswim
Challenge 15- Last year I ran @westminstermile with my niece Alyssa and this year I ran with Christian. He did soooo well considering it was a super hot day! I love this event as there is a full kiddies festival! Great way to encourage kids to get into sports! #challenge15 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattri #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Two weeks before London Marathon, I was scared shitless.. but I did it.  Two weeks before my first duathlon, I was scared shitless.. but I did it.  Two weeks before Ride 100, I was scared shitless.. but I did it.  Two weeks before London Triathlon (Sprint distance), I was scared shitless.. but I did it.  I'm now in the two week zone and  I am overwhelmed with panic but Base Camp Everest is what this whole year is about, to get to this final challenge, challenge 30. I have pushed myself mentally and physically through the past 10 months. Note to self: This is my ending, I HAVE earned it. #challenge30  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun #mondaymotivation #motivation
Don't be fooled by my smile- I. AM. DONE. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜«. 1rebel class Fri, Sat and today has left my body in bitttss!!! This fitttiiieee @italipina recommended @kimmayco class because she thought I would love it and I did! πŸ™Œ Savage but worth it! #mondaymotivation @1rebeluk #1rebeluk #reshape #training #challenge30  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #treadmill #weights #reshape #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #core #fullbodyworkout #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun
Challenge 14 of 30: Hackney was HOT!! I was a bit all over the place because I dropped my earphones in between bag dropping and toilet stop so I had no choice but to run without 😫(however challenge 13 was good practise!). Towards the end I decided to stay by a pacer, which was a challenge for me but had a great finish seeing the purples at mile 13! #challenge13 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattri #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Challenge 13- I usually get into a zone & race alone, headphones in & no talking (because of nerves!) but this was my first race where I chatted the whole way & crossed a finish line with someone! Great race with @danirunsmarathons This challenge was also a reminder to not always live in my head and enjoyyyyy a race!! #challenge13 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattri #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Challenge 11: not as exciting as the other challenges but this was a toughy as it involved finding time. I received keys to my new house in March so April was go, go, go. I definitely think targets like monthly miles help to be constant as I have seriously lacked mileage from June onwards.  Challenge 12: 10km for a great cause- Mind but also special as the charity was for local residents (which included young people I worked with). Not big hills but definitely not flat! Verryy pleased with time- current 10km pb I think!  #challenge11 #challenge12 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Oohh I LOVED this class "Rounds": 30 mins Rumble, 30 mins Reshape. Putting on boxing gloves first thing is THE best (the problem is when I have gloves on, I also want to kick!!). I'm definitely not sure if I love or hate the treadmill (as I runner, should i?!?)πŸ€”. 1rebel last night, 1rebel this morning- BODY IS ACHINGGG!! #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #boxing #treadmill #weights #reshape #rumble #1rebeluk #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #boxingcore #fullbodyworkout #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun
I needed that πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ™Œ I think trainers should be motivational speakers haha the hype they cause!!!! I need to stay focused, Base Camp Everest is cominnnggg!!! @1rebeluk #1rebeluk #reshape #training #challenge30  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #30thbirthday #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #basecampeveresttraining #basecampeverest #challenge30 #crosstraining #treadmill #weights #reshape #1rebeluk #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #instarunners #core #fullbodyworkout #fitnessgoals #fitnessfun
Challenge 10- I loved that weekend!! It was this years club marathon but they also had a HM option! Lots of fun on the drive up and lots of sleepy heads on the drive back!! Lovely weekend with the @eerrclub. As for the race, flat and beautiful. I just wanted to beat the last HM time, which I did. It's very flat, should of been a PB but I couldn't do it!! 😫 #challenge10 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Challenge 9- off the back of getting 3 PBs (challenge 5,6,7), I was WAY too obsessed to get another one and failed miserably!!! I set off way too fast in the 1st half, stupidly happy I had a fast 10km time and struggled 2nd half. Also I followed the wrong pacer!! Haha everything went wrong but loved the medal! #challenge8 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Challenge 8 - it's definitely one to remember, from the stress of picking up my race number to the humidity nearly killing me!!!! Firstly, when I sign up to another race abroad, I think it should be somewhere English is widely spoken as we soon found out in Rio, this was not the case (thank god for translator apps!!!). The race itself was TOUGH. There was a water station at 1km which I eventually realised I should of taken!!!! Tough, tough, tough but it was a great way to end my birthday week! #challenge8  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #rio
Challenge 7- just a week after challenge 6's half marathon, I achieved another PB by 3 minutes!!! I was completely surprised and sooo happy! This is my current HM PB! This challenge was part of The Manorfield school fundraiser, lots of EERRs running πŸ’œ #challenge6  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Challenge 6- two weeks after challenge 3 half marathon & I knocked off 12 minutes!!! Massive surprise as Roding is hilly, up and down street roads. I wouldn't have achieved my 1st HM PB without Nick who stuck by me the wholllleeee way even when I was moany haha Great weekend as I achieved PBs in both challenge 5 & 6! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸƒ‍β™€οΈπŸŽ‰ #challenge6  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
Challenge 5: Definitely one of my biggest achievements this year in regards to pace. I wish I paid more attention to the details pre-race (what I ate, how I was feeling, what I was listening to) because this was a massive PB for me, one I cannot get close to now! One day I will!  #challenge5  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals @aatevent
Challenge 4- I'm not at all a Valentines Day kind of person so I thought why not try chase the moon!!! I remember the track session before this challenge, speaking to Jo about how I want to work towards an hour. It was pouring down that day so being 49 seconds out was ok for me! I do love @runthroughuk warm ups & flapjacks! Great event! #challenge4  #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #runthroughuk
Challenge 3- Towards the end of 2017, I really enjoyed signing up to virtual runs because 1. Their cheaper 2. No pressure 3. I can't be last haha  As requested my eldest sister bought me @racethedistance vouchers for Christmas (thank youuu!) The only downfall to this particular challenge is because it wasn't "a race" I allowed myself to slip with pace pretty badly. This is my slowest HM time to date, but we learn! (Maybe adrenaline from an official race is what I need!)#challenge3 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #racethedistance
Firstly, I was not looking for another challenge!!!(despite what you might think!!). The challenges were meant to be from January to December but I got carried away and Everest turned out to be challenge 30 (which is pretty epic!!). I'm definitely in two minds because I've only done 1 marathon & that was just last year! I'm not experienced, not fast, fit, not anything really but I'm DEFINITELY a "try-er". An experience is an experience no matter what! The event instead will be AMAZING purely because a lot of @eerrclub have signed up  for difference distances. So it's not the day itself, even if I'm last, I still would of achieved something BIG. My worry is the bastard training, do I have it in me? Shall i put my mind and body through one more challenge? (Thoughts / honest opinions / advice is welcomed!) #challenge31 πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #benfleet15
#30fitnesschallenges lança hj o desafio da semana: vc consegue sair do chão em #lsit ? Na #yoga essa postura chama-se #utplutidandasana !!! Se vc consegue subir, quanto tempo vc consegue sustentar? Hj só consegui 15segs mas em alguma época da vida já consegui mais de 30segs... πŸ˜‚ Poste no timeline ou stories e marque a gente: @aabritto80 @treinointegrado  #30fitnesschallenges  #repost @treinointegrado with @get_repost ・・・
#30fitnesschallenges lança hj o desafio da semana: vc consegue sair do chão em #lsit ? Na #yoga essa postura chama-se #utplutidandasana !!! Se vc consegue subir, quanto tempo vc consegue sustentar? Hj só consegui 15segs mas em alguma época da vida já consegui mais de 30segs... πŸ˜‚ Poste no timeline ou stories e marque a gente: @aabritto80 @treinointegrado  #30fitnesschallenges  #repost @treinointegrado with @get_repost ・・・
#30fitnesschallenges lança hj o desafio da semana: vc consegue sair do chão em #lsit ? Na #yoga essa postura chama-se #utplutidandasana !!! Se vc consegue subir, quanto tempo vc consegue sustentar? Hj só consegui 15segs mas em alguma época da vida já consegui mais de 30segs... πŸ˜‚ Poste no timeline ou stories e marque a gente: @aabritto80 @treinointegrado  #30fitnesschallenges
Challenge 2 - @benfleetrunning Known for being a hilly, muddy run but this year we had RAIN, WIND & SNOW too! Definitely up there as top 5 of the 27 challenges I've done so far as one of the toughest. (I also do not own trail shoes so it was pretty much iceskating!!!!). I was shaking so badly after this run!!!! Would I do it again? Maybe!!! #challenge2 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals #benfleet15
It's exactly 30 days until I am on Day 1 of Challenge 30 so I thought why not look back at what a great and crazy year its been.  #challenge1 the very first day of this year- cold but not awful! They say how you start the year is how your year will be!!! Lovely route and amazingggg mug!(never received a mug AND medal before!). Would recommend! Lots of london clubs there! @serpiesrc #challenge1 #30for30 #30fitnesschallenges #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners #fitnessfun #fitnessgoals
This is me (i don't usually look that serious!). A part of me wishes I kept a blog about the year so far and each challenge- definitely in a writing kind of mood this morning. I'm Jacqueline (commonly known as Jeck / Jecks / Fernandez or "trouble" πŸ˜‚!!). I'm born and bred East London & in my head sound like Danny Dyer!!!! I bought my first running trainers in September 2016 and since then, running has been a part of my life. Greatest challenges to date - The biggie London Marathon (2017), Ride 100 (2018), London Tri sprint distance (2018) & The National 3 peaks challenge in 27.5hrs (2016). The 'problem' with me is when I get into something,I REALLY get into it.  I was lucky enough to get asked if I wanted a charity place for the marathon (how can you say no to that!!??). I found the training SO tough, it broke me physically & mentally and I vowed to not run after. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN!!! So last year I said to myself I would complete 30 fitness challenges the year I turn 30. 30 for 30 started on the 1st day of this year doing a cold 10km in Hyde Park. I have done 26 more challenges after that, some really broke me &  some boosted my confidence. I've met many amazing fitties along the way. The constant training (until beg of Aug) was A LOT. I have learnt a huge amount about myself and this year will definitely be a year I talk about  over and over again!!! 2 more half marathons, 1 base camp Everest- I cannot believe it.  #goals #30fitnesschallenges #fitnessgoals #sportives #triathlon #duathlon #hills #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #womenthattrun #londonrunners
#30fitnesschallenges  Conhece a postura do Guerreiro2 da #yoga ? Essa seria a versão do #crossfit !!! πŸ˜‚  #repost @treinointegrado with @get_repost ・・・
#30fitnesschallenges  Conhece a postura do Guerreiro2 da #yoga ? Essa seria a versão do #crossfit !!! πŸ˜‚  #repost @treinointegrado with @get_repost ・・・
#30fitnesschallenges  Conhece a postura do Guerreiro2 da #yoga ? Essa seria a versão do #crossfit !!! πŸ˜‚
27 start lines, 27 finish lines. Final 3! What a year! #jecks30for30  Please sponsor my final challenge, no. 30- Base Camp Everest-  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jecks30for30 (link on bio!) #30fitnesschallenges #running #cycling #swimming #fitnessgoals #5km #10km #sportives #triathlon #duathlon #hills #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan  #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #girlpower #ukcyclechat #womenthattrun #londonrunners
Social media can be a bum sometimes but not on days where you meet some of the runners on here face to face!! I follow lots of runners who inspire me every single time I am going through my feed, not because of their pace but for their relentless grind for what they love. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all @ashktc @jo_jo_runs @thenutritiousrunner @hannbeam @victoriastears @redfaced_runner @lillybet.runs.alot @anxious_to_ultra ❀ ..until next time!  #teambodyrun #challenge27 #canterburyhalf #hills #2018races #30fitnesschallenges #halfmarathon #womensupportingwomen #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #confidence #runnersbody #bodyshape #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun
From a young age, all I knew about women supporting women was it did not happen. As a young year 8, I was bullied by girls older, prettier and more popular than me, which left me with the feeling that girls are mean, it's always a competition and they will make you feel shit about yourself. Maybe this experience is why as a woman, I focused on surrounding myself with women who are NOTHING like those girls. You see the truth is, I fear running in a group, because I am not fast and I HATE that shitty feeling of holding people back but I had the privilege of running beside three women I have never met before (please note, they are all very speedy and experienced runners). I was the slowest but not once did I feel like shit, I felt like part of a team. From the start to the finishing line, they never left me. To me, today's run sums up how amazing life is when women support each other.  The biggest thank you to @thenutritiousrunner @hannbeam & @victoriastears ❀  #teambodyrun #challenge27 #canterburyhalf #hills #2018races #30fitnesschallenges #halfmarathon #womensupportingwomen #runnersofinstagram #runners #jecks30for30 #trainingmode #fitnessjourney #runningjourney #thisgirlcan #confidence #runnersbody #bodyshape #instarunners #ukrunning  #eastendroadrunners #runningcommunity #ukrunchat #thisgirlcanuk #womenthatrun #girlpower

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