Rest day/ do what fills your cup!! I finally did it.
I made time in my schedule to run this morning. When you set a goal and say it out loud it’s amazing how much easier it is to make it real!!! Goals are good to have but only if you are going to act on them. The goal to train to run a half marathon is real to me. Scary but real!!! Today I took 45 minutes for me with a little @msrachelhollis in my ear and the sun shining it was amazing.
Today I feel good, I feel proud, and I sweat for those who can’t. #marathontrainer#halfmarathons#workingonmyself#fillyourcup
0 44 hours ago
Hills, humidity, and praying for someone to come get me. Read all about it on brandibradley.com
I forgot to take a post run #sweatyselfie again, so here's a picture of my backyard hydrangea (the front yard hydrangea is white!). Today, the Summer Speed Series with @fleetfeetmorrisville included fartleks. I'm enjoying the class and working to get faster! 😊
Here’s to all my perfectionists out there, you know who you are- the ones who refuse to let anything be below their standard, the ones afraid of utter failure or even mere mistakes, and the ones who think not even trying to start something at all is better than starting something and it being a lot harder than you expected...or worst...starting something and realizing you SUCK at it...
I’m coming to you because I am one of YOU! 🙋🏼♀️ The drive to be, do, say, and even feel everything perfectly used to absolutely control my life. To have the perfect attitude, the perfect grades, the perfect tennis record, the perfect friends, list could go on and on...I’m sure your list does too! ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s so important to realize is that your drive for perfection IS NOT the same as your drive for excellence or greatness 🙅🏼♀️, though you may think it is. Andrea Owen wrote it best when she wrote that our drive to be perfect is “others focused” while our drive for greatness is “self focused”. ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When you strive for perfection you are thinking of the praise you’re going to get once you’ve accomplished your task perfectly. When you want to do something “perfectly” it usually has to do with a part in us that wants to please the rest of the world, not necessarily ourselves. Because when we do something “perfectly” it makes us adequate by the world’s standards, and worthy of acceptance.
What Andrea Owens says is that when we strive for greatness instead of perfection, we are aiming to be the best version of ourselves we can in that area. We accept the mistakes and the set backs it takes to get there because we understand the road to “greatness” isn’t always perfectly smooth. Striving for greatness isn’t us trying to measure up to societies standards, but instead trying to be the best US we possibly can ✨
Let your strive for GREATNESS and EXCELLENCE drive you 🙌🏻 and not the impossible feat of perfection 💚
Super humid and thundering outside this morning so I decided treadmill it is. Easy 5km to start my 12 week half marathon training again, woot woot!!
It was early and I forgot to take a photo! 🙄 Morning hill repeats with @fleetfeetmorrisville Summer Speed Series. That hill kicked my butt! Lol, the top (steepest) part of the hill reminded me of the miserable mile 9 hill at the Greenbrier Half. 😛 The speed series is definitely going to help me kick it the next race with hills! (Which seems to be pretty much every race in this area, lol.) Happy Monday Everyone! 😊
5 512 days ago
Earned this very unique medal on Saturday morning in the Millarville Run to the Farmers Market half marathon. This great race starts in Black Diamond, runs through Turner Valley then heads north to the Millarville Race Track. Even with overcast weather, little rain, running directly into the wind for the last 12km and some hills, I still managed to shave more time off my previous race 3 weeks ago. 💪
This race is also known for having cinnamon buns along the course (for the 8 mile event) and at the finish. Of course I had to indulge afterwards to celebrate! ☺️
So why not do a great thing by donating and get a tax deduction with it? #donatenow
Don’t forget, we’ve got @themindroom joining us next week and presenting “High Performance in the Workplace” details on the website. #12fortwelve
Fotograf: Echte Läufer nehmen die Medaille in den Mund!
Erster Halbmarathon geschafft, nächste Station Zell am See: Ironman70.3 ☝🏻
1 383 days ago
Father’s Day Half Marathon in Rockaway Beach, NY! I got 3rd in my age group and 15th overall with a finish time of 1:47:14! Thank you to @rockapulcorun for putting on a great event!
I want to thank my father Fred Kelley who has supported my running from the very beginning. He was at the finish line for me in March 2015 when I completed my first Half Marathon (Shamrock) in 2:49:46.
An hour separates my finish time now versus what I did just over three years ago. An hour doesn’t sound like a lot but a lot as happened to get that hour. Thank you Dad for supporting me every step of the way.
Everyone - please take at least an hour today and spend some time with your dad. It will be something you never regret.
7 773 days ago
Happy Daddy’s Day to my hero ❤️love you with my whole heart daddio, thank you for teaching me what it means to love from the inside out and to always be a fighter ✨ AND happiest of BIRTHDAYS to the prettiest, kindest, most selfless mama around 💓oh how you inspire me everyday to give everything my all, respect myself and others, and not be afraid to shine my light ☀️thank you for being my mama and my best friend 💙Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there :) those who are blessed enough to give their dad a hug today, don’t forget to!!! ❤️
Happy Father’s Day today! Today’s photo is a flash back to what some refer to as those simpler days back in the 60’s. You know before the moon landing, before the internet, and well before Instagram. The picture includes photos of my dad and my brothers when there were no computers or such things as too much screen time. We had to make our own adventures outside and actually talk to people.
For me with the way the day was planned it will be a day of rest from training. It will be a time to reflect and look ahead for what is coming for the rest of the summer and busy fall. There is so much to do over the next few months and so much fun training with good friends.
Happy Father’s Day! If you were fortunate enough to have a father growing up they were probably a source of strength, comfort, and stability. Someone if not the main person you looked up to for guidance. For those who did not have a father in their lives growing up hopefully you had father figures that poured into you and supported you over the years. Today and every day should be a special day to thank our fathers for all they have done for us. If you are able give your dad a call, go see him, give him a hug and go for walk with him. Get out and enjoy the Day!!