Barefoot Experiment 👣👣
2 week UPDATE:
12mm drop runs
- 3 x 6-8km - 1 x interval (First iMoveRunClub in 2 months. Calves very sore. Walking funny now)
- Feeling niggles in L insertional achilles. Don’t ever feel this in the zero drops. Let’s see. —
0mm drop runs
- 3 x 2km runs. 2 days minimum break in between. Feeling goooood. Better than in my 12mm’s! —
- increase zero drop runs to 3km
- do it again - Introduce slow eccentric calf work
1 115 hours ago
FRIDAY FAIL 🙅🏼♀️
1. Forgot my hat at home = hair in my face during every interval, annoying 🙅🏼♀️
2. Picked the wrong outfit for a track session, warmer than I thought outside = dying by the second set 🙅🏼♀️
3. Mexican for dinner the night before a speed session = a sprint home for the bathroom 🙅🏼♀️ So glad I made it 😂😂
VO2 max intervals
10 Min warm up • strides
5 x 3 Min @4:30 3 Min walk
Cool down to 1hr total
10.28km • 5:50 avg pace • 147 avg pace ( 4:13 4:11 4:12 4:13 4:14)
My last post was about finding “your awesome” 👏. I had to scrape mine off the bottom of my “awesome” barrel. It’s been a long week. I did a slow 5k because I needed the “high”. It’s hard to contradict the brain that says “Don’t do it, be lazy...” Tonight I contradicted my brain 🧠.
Maybe that makes me closer to changing my habits and creating new brain synapses. It just seems like the work is never ending. I read a short devotional during dinner and it said in Galatians 6:9, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
I pray that for you and I pray that for me.
Do you want to be “That Girl” on instagram?
I just read the best article by @precisionnutrition Actually all the articles they write are incredible. If you get a chance read it:
A few things I’ve learned about myself becoming a fitness nutritionist and now studying functional medicine.
• I don’t want to sell you a diet plan. I want to share what you can do to better your wellness.
• I admit I don’t have all the answers, so I’m willing to study more to find out what works for you.
• If you want to lose weight, there are some basic principles you have to follow or it won’t work.
• I don’t look like “That Girl” on Instagram so I won’t ever try to push that or believe it’s worth your time. • I believe that you need to eat real food, get sleep and light, move, and have fun relationships!
Now you have to go find that version of YOUR awesome.
I truely believe that everything happens for a reason! I have been out of running action for nearly 3 weeks now and it sucks! The hardest part is when I am finally on the mend, the dark weather is upon us and for any one who suffers from seasonal depression it can be the beginning of a very hard time.
So last night I was working at the womens health expo that had been put on by @jeanhailes and my boss had said to me to sit in and listen to the talks, so I did!
Well to cut a long story very short I was so inspired by comedian Nelly Thomas and @thisgirlcanvic that I pulled myself out of my current little hole and said Emma tomorrow you will get back out there and run! I also got to meet the wonderful @mishfit and you my lady are a total wealth of knowledge and I could have listened to you talk all day! It was so lovely to meet these truely amazing, inspiring women! 😘
I too like Nelly believe that Mental health needs to be talked about, it is something obviously very close to my heart and something I am extreamly passionate about!! We need to discuss all mental health issues because anxiety, depression and everything in between are very common and no one needs to suffer alone in silence!
One of the nicest feelings in the world is finding others who truely understand what you live with daily!
Peace out my lovelies and happy winter running!! 😘
45 mins on the TREADMILL thinking about all the things I’d rather be doing 🙄 Yep, TREADMILL completely killed my vibe this morning 😩 Literally counted down the minutes and let me tell you a TREADMILL minute is loooooong 🤦🏼♀️ TREADMILL - 1 J - 0 🏃🏼♀️J x
45 Min Endurance Zone Run ( HR 160-170)
8.1km • 5:37 avg pace • 162 avg HR
Glute and core work • #lessrunmorebun
You rockin’ a smoothie today?
Mine is a mix of matcha, green protein, whey, blueberries and apples. There’s a mix of antioxidants, probiotics and protein. This shake actually has no fat. Why? Because I’m not actually digesting it too well. I’m looking into that at this moment. So for now I’ll keep eating my paleo diet and bettering my digestion.
It’s okay to make alterations, you don’t have to follow the pack all the time. While I’ve been studying functional medicine this past few months my head has been spinning with biology and genetics. I’m so impressed with how our physiology all works together and it makes humbled because my God is so involved in the details. Don’t forget that!
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4 1022 days ago
SUCCESS doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently 🙌🏻 6 weeks of consistently RUNNING VO2 intervals and today I was rewarded with a new VO2 MAX 👊🏻 Seeing good results certainly makes the cold dark wet mornings a little easier 🏃🏼♀️J x
10 Min warm up • strides
4 x 4:00 Min @ 4:30 4:00 walk
Cool down to 10km
10km • 6:08 avg pace • 149 avg HR ( 4:23 4:21 4:22 4:26 )
27 2102 days ago
This is some great advice I heard on one of the many podcasts I listen to concerning health. My head is a melting pot of information but this stuck out to me recently.
Think about your immediate circle of friends and family. How is your life affecting them? Are you connected to other people who that can support you and vice versa?
In social media, it’s important to check all the social media buttons and be present on a variety of them to create this “network” to build your following.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is very important for social media or any type of marketing and advertising. You need many channels to create a network. But how does this apply to your life? I mean you live your actual life when you’re not posting something. You’re actually having human contact. But again, analyze your immediate circle and your extended circle. Is your life just a channel or is it something that is connecting many people in many different ways? Give it a think...
Not necessarily can you see a change in my figure in all that but I’ve got 2 half marathons in the bag now. Two different experiences and two different goals. My aim now is to get my 5k under 30 minutes and my 10k just over an hour then I think I’ll go and try and third time lucky at half number 3! .
For now I’m focusing on fuelling my body right and continuing to train.. and maybe just maybe next time I’ll get a flying feet picture.. .
Still I’m super happy with myself, it’s a lot on your body but I’m sure enjoying the journey I’m on 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
When we put our house up for sale we had to remove everything personal off the walls 🙈 That meant my MEDAL display and motivational wall had to come down 😩 I wasn’t happy because seeing these medals daily reminded me of not only what I have accomplished but that I AM capable of more than I ever thought 🌟 But wouldn’t you know it, even with the medals away I still BELIEVE in myself and my ability to reach my GOALS.. Because it comes from within, because I tell myself I CAN.. And medal display or not , that will never change 🏃🏼♀️J x
44 3723 days ago
Group empowerment is proven to keep motivation high when you’re exercising, dieting or trying to reach a goal. Today I talked to Dr. @reneegurl about one powerful word: LIFESTYLE. I never thought of that word as something scary. People throw around the phrase “It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle” or “I’m making a lifestyle change”. This implicates something usually quite big. It means you’ve decided to say no to something and yes to other things. Has anyone ever suggested you make a “lifestyle” change and you shut it down immediately? Have you said things like, “But I can’t cut out bread, it’s too hard. What am I going to eat for breakfast?” Change no matter how small can seem overwhelming but when it’s done in a group setting, it becomes so much easier. You’re still working on yourself but you know others are going to face some similar challenges. A group might just mean you and another person. It might mean me helping a client. What will happen is that your common goal for change will rub off on one another. It’s like when you admire someone and want to be like them. That’s not a bad thing. Imitating others positive behaviors is great. “Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.” Philippians 3:17
Lunch time RUN around the Tan, who even am I??? Trying to embrace all the things I find tough about RUNNING and you all know how I feel about RUNNING during the day 🙈It wasn’t pretty , I couldn’t get my HR down and the wind was blowing me all over the place BUT I got it DONE 🏃🏼♀️J x
1hr Endurance zone run
10.50km • 5:41 avg pace • 171 avg HR 🙄
25 2134 days ago
@ridingwithmic and @danielstack.physio spent the weekend escaping Sydney to talk about assessing and treating runners. Thanks to Sally from Leeton Physiotherapy Centre for hosting us! 🏃🏻♂️
Let’s talk about BODY SHAMING and how much I HATE it. The other day Running Mums was out for our usual morning jog. A group of 3 cyclists passed by and the last one said, “Pffff all these girls have fat asses”. In my rage I yelled back in their language: “Efff you, look at your fat stomach”, as his gut hung between his knees. I was fuming 😤 to say the least. Sure my response was not one of love but of pure spite for the stupid comment. Now, truth is we all have part of our bodies we want to better. I’m not sure what level of narcissism, self-love or acceptance your at in your perception of your body but one thing is true: SHAMING OTHERS IS DISRESPECTFUL AND NO ONE DESERVES IT. So, if you want to be a hater, keep hating yourself because it’s obviously helping you feel better about yourself. (Yes, I’m being sarcastic). If you really want to love like Jesus did, then accept the person where they are at. It is hard to hold back your tongue, especially when someone offends you with their words. I’m dealing with this. When it comes to body shaming, believe me, a woman does it enough to herself.
Back home after a rollercoaster day yesterday. I did the Göteborgsvarv, the Gothenburg half marathon in 2:17:32, my best so far, shaved off 13 minutes of my last time.
It was boiling hot, I was drinking a lot, stopped at every checkpoint, unfortunately also had to pee. The heat caused problems for a lot of people and my friend got really dehydrated, so we needed to stay at the emergencypoint untill she felt better, missed our buss and finally came home quite late.Today, I am just grateful for being here with my family and feeling healthy, it's not something to take for granted ❤
We ran for a good cause yesterday, all of us in the team in our bright yellow shirts. Please have look at my friends IG account, where she shows and sells her beautiful handmade bracelets, donating the full amount to cancerresearch: @majkens_hemmagjorda#ikeafightscancer#runningforcharity#running#activelife#fuckcancer#runningforacause#instarunners#runningmums#togetherwemakeadifference#göteborgsvarvet
Well well well.. Would you look who wants to be friends again 😉 I guess Garmin realised my ‘unproductive’ status wasn’t really fair 😂 Yep, I’ll take productive and I’ll stop saying bad things about my Garmin now 😜
So many of my amazing friends are racing events today, May you all RUN FREE 💗 Can’t wait to see my feed fill with your smiling faces and beautiful bling 🥇🏃🏼♀️J x
17 2755 days ago
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Hey October thanks for an awesome month, im pretty happy with 3 weeks of taper and 230km but please don’t get offended because I think November is going to be my favourite RUNNING month ever 🗽Look dressing up as a DONUT🍩 and cheering my friends on @melbmara this month was pretty special but I have been waiting for my own MARATHON moment since sickness 😷 robbed me of mine in Sydney 😉 I’m soooooo ready for November 🏃🏼♀️ J x
October • 230km • and for once I can say I actually enjoyed taper💁🏼