4 miles turned into 3 miles when @irishmom64 texted! I called her instead of texted and we chatted about baby and running things on my mile walk back home 🤗 .. Also, this weekend I deferred my entry to NYC. I could give you a bunch a reasons why, but it ultimately came down to I just don’t want to. And that right there is reason enough. It wasn’t a tough decision. Running has taken a back seat & I couldn’t imagine myself even enjoying the race. I had no running goals when I found out I was pregnant and I knew there was always the possibility of not running NYC, I was fine with it that. I am just out here to keep me and this peanut healthy. New York will be there next year, and I’ll have a new cheerleader waiting for me at the finish☺️🎀 .. .. .. #keepshowingup#fitpregnancy#23weekspregnant
Today’s #medalmonday is more than just this past weekend’s race. It’s the hundreds of miles that went into training for this race. It’s the cold mornings and humid afternoons. It’s the strength training after a tempo run. It’s the nights I wanted more sleep. And what this medal really shows is sitting down at the end of 2017 and writing down one big scary goal: a 1:45 half marathon at the Detroit Free Press International Half. It’s what I set out for this year as I deemed this year “The Year of the Half Marathon” and chased down that goal every single day. And what I got out of this race — a 1:40:03 finish. A 7 minute PR. 5 minutes under my goal time. So I think the moral of this Medal Monday is to set those big scary goals and chase after them. You never know what might happen.
You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you handle it. My life is a little crazy right now - my husband and I joked (ok maybe half joked) that our motto for this year is, “Survive 2018”). Newborn twins and a preschooler are quite the combo and there’s a lot out of my control. But right now what I can control is that I wake up early on Monday mornings and spend some time for me and get a workout in to set myself up right for the week. And then I step out of the garage, take a deep breath and my mom duties pick right back up. Happy Monday everyone! #mondaymotivation#momofthree#positivity#mindset#honestmotherhood
My level of enthusiasm for today’s run can best be summarized as “I’m glad THAT’S over” - lest my party pants fool you into thinking otherwise. 😉 . But I made a 7 mile deposit in the training bank this morning - a quick turnaround after ANOTHER 7 miles late last night. (Late being relative, that is, for someone who’s used to going to bed at 9. 🤷🏻♀️) #getitgetit
I’m still processing & at a loss for words. But this series of photos really says it all: 1. Overflowing with joy to be done. 2. Smiling, but still not 100% sure on accurate time, so there’s a little uncertainty in my face. 3. Complete & total relief. Thanks to @leswp1 for helping me express what I’m not quite able to say yet. *************************************** Huge thanks to my coach, Lowell Ladd, from #2lcoaching, who has stuck by me & never doubted that I could get it done. To my family, especially my husband, for putting up with this madness for all these years. To my friends & teammates who lift me up daily. And to the companies that have supported me along the way. I am beyond grateful to all of you. Up next? I have no clue. And I’m good with that. #thisis43#sub3marathon#neverdoubt#fasterasamaster#2lcoaching#oiselleteam#jaybirdsports#teamnuun#hshive#zensah#runangel#virtualgoats#keepshowingup#always41
Winds so strong they knock the dog over when walking calls for watermelon @zensah socks to power through 10 miles. Even on the treadmill, I couldn’t have asked for a better run. (Oh, and if you haven’t had this flavor of @humagel, definitely give it a try!)