Legs are still sore so today decided on no impact body weight workout. Did 12mins upper body, 15mins core and 10mins lower body Pilates. Running is my favourite form of workout but to be a strong and efficient runner, a healthy dose of cross training is definitely beneficial. Same goes with speed work. So far I’m grateful that I haven’t had a single injury. I discovered running and fitness in 2014 but have only started running more since 2016. So I’m still at a stage of building more easy mileage to gain and develop stronger cardio strength. #beginnerrunners#slowrun#runningmum#crosstraining#running#strongcore
I don’t think I’ll ever get used to this cold weather ❄️ It’s so easy to lose motivation in the cooler weather, I’m certainly feeling the struggle. One promise I’ve made is to walk a minimum of 5km every day. Wether outside or inside on the treadmill, I must MOVE every day! Any workouts or outdoor runs are a bonus! Thankfully I don’t struggle with winter comfort food cravings. I love soups so it’s easy to stay on track 😊 Do you struggle with the winter and the cooler weather? How you to stay active?
Fitness is very important to me. I used to be over 14 stone after having my children and have lost over 50lbs in the last 2 years. As you can see I have stretch marks, on my other account I didn't tend to show these much but I want this account to be real, apart from a filter, no touch ups to hide my war wounds 😊 so many of us have stretch marks and shouldn't be ashamed ❤️ I lost the majority of my weight through Slimming World, although I don't attend group anymore, I definitely use the rules as a base for my diet to stay at a maintable weight. I am very interested in nutrition now, it's not been until the start of this year I've exercised 4-5 times a week, I lost most of my weight by simply walking, diet is key! 🗝 You need to find a healthy way of eating that you can do long term, I hate all these fad diets out there, the fitness/diet industry is worth absolutely millions and there is no quick fix! It really is simple... Eat well, move more.
This is seriously how cold it's getting.... At the last second grabbed a buff as I went out the door and gee I'm glad I did. It got colder as the run went on.. also nabbed a new record, longest run. It has been nearly 2 years since I ran my 42.2km and 18 months since 21.1km. Sprint distance triathlon has shortened up the runs since. But now I plan on getting into some longer triathlon, including (if all goes to plan 70.3) I had better seriously start ramping up some kms... (and probably start swimming again at some stage). ..
Found Skippy & family, pukeko, ducks & enjoyed a slow jog around the neighbourhood in the freezing cool air 🌬
Love the sights that running give me & knowing this is surrounding my home 🦆 next time to run further to spot some 🐨
Last week ran: 20km This week so far: 10km
to the moment she knew she would never ever have to feel alone. ❤
Rae has metabolic issues (probably mitochondrial disorder), so she eats by mouth, but her body doesn't process foods correctly. After nearly a year of testing (and still testing), illness after illness, unable to reach milestones, and being labeled "failure to thrive" for so long, at 11 months old her doctors decided she needed to have a trial of a feeding tube (NG tube) placed in her nose. She gained weight. She started to have balance and was able to begin walking and was no longer lethargic all the time. After 5 months we tried taking her off her NG tube and within 5 days she was back to exhaustion, no energy to even pull herself up on the couch, lost half a pound, and her legs started wavering, her feet turning underneath her when she walked. It was then her doctors decided this was a much more long term issue and were encouraged to just do the gtube surgery.
So we did. And here she is, happy, healthy, growing because that little button in her belly gives us the ability to help her and give her the extra nutrition she needs to thrive.
I'm going to post in my story the process of her feeding tube set up to educate more on this! It's so important to see feeding tubes as LIFE and not a disability or just for those who are really sick. For Rae, it is the reason she's healthy❤ from @motherrunnermel
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I finally got myself out for my first post-ultra run today. I was feeling fine within a few days but I like to take a week off after a big event to let my mind recover as much as my body. 🏃🏼♀️I felt like I’d taken a month off I felt so bloody hot and heavy (may be great in some contexts but not a running one 😉). 🎧
Then this absolute gem of a track by Sia and David Guetta came on and I’ll be honest I had to hold the emotion back. It came on my playlist as I ran through the cornfield at Childswickham on @racetothetower last week and for the first time I really listened to the words. I swear the song was written for that exact moment of that exact experience, as I pushed on to see my family in Broadway. I won’t post all the lyrics here but listen to it, it’s a distance runner’s track. 🏃🏼♀️
Most of #rttt is a blur but that is one emotional memory that will always stay with me... .