This was the final mile of the first time I qualified to go run the Boston Marathon. I had worked at that goal nearly every single day for 2 years. This moment here I started to feel it becoming a reality. Looking back on it, I think about all the people who celebrated this with me. Kiera, my mom, Suzi, Brady, my tremendous family and friends. How everyone shared in the joy together. How during the race I felt that I wanted to give everyone that celebratory feeling, that shared joy and happiness. I'm sure there are many ways to give that to people, and most people prolly figure our better ways by late adulthood but for me the chase for Boston, the struggle, the fight, the failed attempts, all of it right there beside my tribe was it. Happiness is more vibrant when you have someone to share it with, and I think in some ways goals are the same. How do you share your goals?
8 11618 hours ago
My beagle mix baby does this thing where she phew! sighs and blows out her cheeks. Hill repeats had me phew! sighing as well. Much cooler today, but the humidity was still at approximately 1562387%.
Took a few steps backwards fitness wise. Got off track, started overindulging a lot, stopped being consistent with strength training and yoga and it shows. Weights gone up and muscles have been depleting but now it’s time to get back on track. It’s time to start being consistent and dedicated.
Day 2 of running, yoga and strength training (legs). Running may be slower and more jiggly but I’ll get back to where I was and become stronger. I’ve done it before and from a much worse point. Chasing Chattanooga and have to be in top shape in order to get across that finish line.
2 10620 hours ago
We are so excited to announce Orange Mud's Premier Store program!
We will be partnering with some of our favorite retail stores. Each location highlighted in orange on our store locator link in our profile will be carrying our top selling packs! In addition they stock demos of each pack to test! Please stop in your local Premier Store today and test out some of our packs! #shoplocal
Are you surviving your summer running? If you run smart, you’ll hopefully suffer a lot less & maybe even enjoy the challenge a little like me!!
Living in a hot, dry desert I get a lot of questions on how I do it! My number one rule is to not worry so much about the numbers. Your pace will slow down. Your heart rate will be higher. Go by effort and pay close attention to warning signs that may indicate you should just throw in the towel. ☀️
Lucky for me, it’s a dry heat here in AZ. I prefer to wear protective clothing like Uvida. It actually feels hotter to have your skin sizzle in the hot sun and so it’s so much better to cover up!! I always wear a hat, sunscreen, usually sunglasses, and I always carry water or Nuun which adds key electrolytes to my water. I’ll wet my hat, too, legs & whatever else I can every time I hit a water fountain or creek. Believe it or not, it can all be dry in an mile or two! So repeat it is, as often as I can! ☀️
When I run in more humid conditions, less can be more! Last summer I was in Florida & I couldn’t imagine wearing more than a sports bra and shorts! #sweatfest 😅I also expected that after every run, I’d look like I just got out of a swimming pool! Hydration was still key though! ☀️
There are so many benefits to heat running! First off, if you happen to have a hot race day...you’ll be ready! By embracing, rather than avoiding the heat your body and mind will know what to expect & you can alter your race plan accordingly!! Secondly, running in the heat increases your blood volume which helps reduce the cardiovascular strain on your body. (Essentially you have more blood to pump) This increase in blood volume has the same effect as training at a higher altitude!
My ideal training day consists of an early morning run in cooler temps & a second, usually shorter run in the afternoon when it’s hot! ☀️
So, get out there and enjoy a little sunshine! It’s does the body and soul a lot of good!!❤️
44 23522 hours ago
lunch walk. surprisingly more sore than I thought after yesterday. too hot outside though!!
Plan was to drop my car off at the shop and run home. They couldn’t get me in today so I went out for a short 2.5 mile run in the 95+ degree heat. Took the shirt off part way into the run bc it was just too hot with it on. This heat is no joke still sweating even after a shower!
All age group winners and the top 10 overall men and women get one of these bad boys at Western States 100 this year! Everyone running gets an Orange Mud water bottle at the finish line and an orange poly drop bag too!
Love sponsoring this iconic race!
Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten - Neil Gaiman
No running today, but a great yoga session this morning to stretch everything out. Yesterday it was just tired legs like after a standard long run. This Leadville meant so much to me. It was almost a closure to this race. For a year this failure was in the back of my head. I want to keep saying that 2017 wasn't a failure, but that's always what that DNF felt like. And leading up to Saturday there was the voice there saying "you couldn't do it before, why should you be able to do it now." Friday night I was convinced my ankle hurt, it didn't. Saturday I got anxious on the section where I re-rolled my ankle on the course. There were lots of emotions. But at about mile 8 everything just kind of evaporated. Well into this course, I realized I felt good, I felt strong. I won't lie, that mile long uphill at mile 20 was hard, but at that point I was finishing no matter what and I felt good about finishing. I'm not sure what the feeling was at the end, happiness doesn't quite seem right. But whatever it was, I want to remember that feeling for a long time. And thank you, Leadville for free race photos.