Thank you all who voted for Ms Health and Fitness. ✨ Unfortunately I did not make it to the next round, but what did happen was:
1. I recognized the amount of support and love that surrounds me and I am so grateful for that!
2. We raised over $500 for the wounded warrior fund for building homes!
3. I was able to express my true love for health and wellness from near and far.
4. I created new relationships that I might of never had.
5. It was amazing & I can’t thank you all enough!
6. I will find a way to assist and build a health and wellness program at the company I work for (that was where my winnings were going to go)! Where there is a will, there is a way.
Good luck to all that moved on! ✨Now for me, it’s on to the next goal!! ✨
YOLO PEOPLE!!! I keep getting why can't you just enjoy your time that your not training. Just focus on surgery and recovery. Just be happy with your downtime. What they don't understand is I am happy training and being active. I am focusing on my surgery and recovery. But FOR ME it helps to have something to look forward too. #spartan and #marathon and #ocr and #running these are the things that I will "risk it" for! They make me feel alive! So if having a little fun up in the mountains or running a couple miles keeps me going till surgery date and after then why in the world would I stop doing those things. I KNOW my body! I KNOW how much I can do! Stop telling me not to do something, it really just makes me want to go farther!! ❤
(Steps off soap box)
Sweet dreams / / Sometimes the best remedy is a good night’s sleep. It’s when your body does a good majority of healing while you are visiting dreamland. Sleep is often a time when your subconscious whispers to your soul. Tonight, before you go to sleep, ask yourself a question and that you would like to remember you dreams. In the morning see what you recall and how that symbolism can guide you throughout your day
this was listed as a progression tempo run, so I did 9:31 ➡️ 9:23 ➡️ 9:14 ➡️ 9:05. I paused between each mile just to break up the monotony - dark places, whatever competition show was on tv, even my best running playlist, none of it kept me engaged enough to just get through. but I just remembered the cauliflower tacos waiting for me, so byeeeeeee
2 604 hours ago
Ever wanted to feel something different? In the middle of your stress relieving run stop and help the homeless man read his bible .
When you get a moment...step outside and explore the world around you!!
#throwbackthursday. Exploring the west side of the Las Vegas Valley was something I always enjoyed. The vast Red Rock is so striking and vivid. It's hard to to feel inspired here.
During my run I thought back at this day and reminded myself this precious gift of running that brings us to amazing places like this.
Get out there and explore your world!!!
Cross training was prescribed for today’s training so I did cycling for 26 minutes at the gym. I don’t know know how to ride a bike so that was a new experience for me. It was not as easy as I thought it would be but I think I will eventually get used to it. #cycling#crossfitness@nycmarathon
Long overdue family vacay. I’ve been able to run 8+ miles a day ( #amazingsupportsystem) and keep my training up! John Everett actually loved the beach! The big kids are so good with him... we don’t want the vacay to end; alas, we are back to the real work next week. I start at a new school and the kids go back to school NEXT WEEK. It’s crazy how fast the summer has gone. In a blink it’s over. I can’t even start to think that we only have 6 more summers with Liam.... time needs to slow down just a bit. Thanks to @hanna_bosslady my makeup is on point! If anyone wants to order the link is in my bio! Tomorrow is my second workout of the week since Saturday is a traveling day!!! It will be on a treadmill so that should be interesting. 😅🤪💪🏽 #halfmarathontraining#momof3#mckirdytrained#motherrunner#irunthisbody#younique#timeslowdownplease
One hour of strength training with Trainer and four miles run at base pace. I’m still in the “preparing to run” stage, and we did hip extension work; and then I had to keep jumping on something; and then throwing something. It was tiring; all of it. Ha. Anyway, I didn’t concentrate much on the mechanics of running when I was training for marathons — the focus was on mileage and endurance. The only conscious attention I made to form and mechanics was switching to a midfoot strike, but now it’s like a primary focus. On all my movements I pay attention to my arms, my feet, my glutes, and my hips. I still don’t totally get how it all fits together, but I am very much enjoying the process. It feels like I’m being rebuilt as a runner! Yay.🏃🏾♀️🌱 #run#vegan#trackandfield#nuunlife#beatyesterday#igrunners#runhappy
1 705 hours ago
Tour De Monte Rosa Day 1:
This is some of the most spectacular trail I've ever experienced. Views are incredible. Terrain is crazy hard. And check out that bridge! Eek. I saw it from a distance and panicked a bit when I realized I would need to cross it. It's the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge; 494m long and 85m high. It opened in July 2017 after just 10 weeks of construction and replaced an older bridge that was damaged from rock slides. I definitely used some deep breathing while crossing to manage my fear. .
I tried to get pics that captured some of the terrain here. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the really sketchy parts because they required my absolute concentration and it didn't feel safe to try to take pictures. .
I was totally spent by the end of the day. Pretty sure I was slightly dehydrated and seriously low on cals. Will try to manage fuel better for Day 2 as it's the most intense day of the circuit. Heading out in just a bit! 🤘
5th night in a row. Not mad one bit. Seriously could eat this meal every day for the rest of forever. These sweet potatoes are giving me liiiiiife. 🧡🌿 #IRunThisBody#BlissfullyBalanced
0 466 hours ago
Started the day with a 2 mile run, went to the beach, and then ended the day with a 2 mile walk...a perfect way to kick off summer.
2 176 hours ago
Took this and did a double take. To me it looks like someone is trying to say hi from above with their light. Maybe a high five after completing my run. 🤷🏻♀️ #helloupthere
Fought for 2 miles today. The exciting part wasn’t my pace but the fact I had no pain before or after!!! It was definitely not an easy run and I see the battle ahead. 3 miles used to be easier. But that’s okay. I got there before and it’ll be back in no time. #runner
Stopped for my 1 min #plank and while on the phone got my 28 #pushups. Cherishing these summer days as they are flying by too fast. #canwestoptime#summertime#sunny
I really enjoyed getting out there this morning! 😀 Such beautiful weather for July. I repeated the same run/walk from yesterday:
4 min warm up walk
6 mins at 9:47
2 min walk
6 mins at 9:27
2 min walk
6 mins at 9:17
2 min walk
6 mins at 9:05
I feel pretty good, although not as energized as my normal self. That could be because I’m out of shape though! 😊
Why am I so HAPPY?!.
1️⃣ Because today I finally had a run where I felt GOOD!
2️⃣ The humidity and heat were down which made me feel like a new woman.
3️⃣ I have come up a new plan (which I’ll be sharing soon) that will help switch things up for me and also work on some new and different goals!
4️⃣ I’m in love with this new @brooksrunning Uprise Crossback sports bra 🙌 It’s cute and is so comfortable for running!
I know these runs don’t happen all that often (or even at all the past couple months) so I’m going to soak this one in and celebrate while I can! 🎉
8.10 miles || 8:28 pace 🏃🏼♀️
24 61718 hours ago
This morning I had a beautiful run. I didn’t time it and nothing exciting happened. #justarunner
Well that tempo run didn’t quite go as planned!🙅🏻♀️The heat was getting to me and I was just tired I guess. Stopped for water at one point, not sure why I didn’t bring any with me.🤔But, oh well, they can’t all be great runs!
12 6738 hours ago
This isn’t about a transformation because if you ask me I’m STILL a work in progress. 🙌
The picture on the left was around 6 months pregnant 🤰🏻 and the one on the right was 18 months postpartum.
You see I thought it would all come back easy. That if I kept running during my pregnancy I’d magically feel good running again once I had my son. The truth is that it was a much bigger journey than I could have ever imagined. Things simply weren’t the same anymore and my body didn’t respond in the same ways. The good news is you do get there. It takes some time and it isn’t always a straight line of a journey but slowly but surely you begin to feel like yourself again and begin to find the runner you once were (or at least close). In some ways I’m stronger, in some ways I’m weaker, but I view my journey as a constant work in progress. To me that is the most important part! 🙌🏃🏼♀️