[WEEK 10 DAY 3] I'm currently on Week 10/18 of my training cycle for my next half marathon @ccriverrun in September.
I'm following the beginner plan of the #hansonsmarathonmethod but got slightly off track when I strained a muscle in my back/shoulder a couple weeks ago. With Hansons there's not a lot of room for error but I'm doing my best and forgetting the rest.
Last fall when I trained for #MCM using Hansons I noticed a significant improvement in my overall endurance which doesn't seem as prominent this time around but then again...last fall I was also pushing a stroller. 🤔 It will be interesting to see what kind of progress (if any!) I make over the next 8 weeks. Sometimes it's hard to tell...especially in this heat! ☀️☀️☀️ My ultimate and "no way Jose" goal is a sub 2 hour half...but I don't see that happening for a while. My main focus right now isn't even a PR, but to significantly improve my last half finish from #tctcbayshore last year. Sometimes I get nostalgic and start to miss the speedy runner I was 8+ years ago when I first got started, but all things considered, I think I'm a stronger runner now.
Anywho...it was a running rest day for me today but I dusted off the dumbbells and did a lil bit of chest + triceps work. The back weirdness I experienced was a good wakeup call that I need to work harder on my strength, core, and overall flexibility...for sure!! I'm really loving the community spirit here on IG so thanks y'all so much for your virtual high fives and support!! 😍
Onward and upward we go!! ✨💪🏻✨
I don’t think we talk about variables enough. We’re so stuck in routines, both physically and in our mental thought cycle - trust me. I LOVE my routines, but have you ever thought about how little changes and alterations make all the difference? Variables make some days good, others, not so good - they make up weeks and years and lifetimes. Without variables we can still have a life. With variables we have the power to live. .
Sometimes I find myself as emotionally challenged as I am physically challenged after a run, particularly the long ones. In these physically taxing moments (essentially, when our body faces stress), we have the tendency to play these victim tapes, to make excuses for our performance and actions due to new variables that may arise. Instead of seeing these tapes and variables as excuses, try to see them as power 👇🏼
>>🤙🏼Instead of playing these today:
1. It’s humid, I can’t breathe.
2. Why was I so dumb and forgot to charge my headphones? They would die on me at mile 3 out of 14.
3. My calves have been killing me lately. My form must suck.
4. I’m so thirsty - how did I forget to hydrate?
. >>🤙🏼I decided to play these:
1. Running by the water makes me so much happier
2. I have the opportunity to listen to nature, and to really get in tune with my body, instead of leaning on distractions
3. I’ll plan a fascial roll out day for tomorrow. I definitely integrate calf and foot work into my strength and yoga practice
4. Plan water stops for your next run!! It’s July!!!! And you’re a human who is literally made of water!! .
What tapes do you play over in your own head? Start being aware of them, and recognizing how using them as an opportunity will help you overcome the variables that are thrown at you each day! Time to work in. .
Who else is this excited that @squamish50 is exactly a month away today?!! 😁😁😁
In one month I’ll be running 130km over 2 days... 50miles the first day (80km), and 50km the next day!!! 😱
I have 2 more solid weeks of training to go 🤞🏼 , including 2 50km races... Broken Goat 50km this weekend @pacetrailruns and Buckin Hell 50k @coastmtntrail the next!!! And then it’s time to taper!! Good luck to everyone racing the 50/50 in your last month of training!!! #trailrunner#ultrarunning#sq50#sq5050#trainhardraceeasy#runhappy
Here are ALL 7 days of #RLYyinyoga in a #timelapse! I love this because it gives you a sense of how EVEN in yin yoga, your whole practice can fit together seamlessly with fluid transitions from pose to pose!! This is generally more of a consideration in vinyasa/flow-based classes, but I LOVE sequencing yin in the same manner!
We may be done with our challenge, but you can keep putting these poses together! We’ve got more Instagram challenges coming in the rest of 2018—and remember if you miss me in the meanwhile, I’ve got hours of full length workouts up at runnersloveyoga.vhx.tv that you can watch anytime!
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! 🙌🏃🏼♀️
A part of me has always wanted to be a runner.
I remember I had to make the distinct choice at 12 years old if I was going to stop dancing ballet and join the track team. At the time I wanted to find things to do with the kids I went to school with, and my mom had run track, but I also loved ballet.
Running came back into my life when I was no longer able to dance anymore around the age of 20. My feet hitting the pavement and my legs swinging in stride was the most similar internal sensation I could get to dance. But I didn’t stick with it. Like some people yo-yo diet, I yo-yo ran. I couldn’t quite commit to have running be a part of my lifestyle.
When I really decided to kick it up a notch 5 years ago, I found myself quickly getting injured an unable to maintain running for more than 3-4 months at a time.
✔️IT band syndrome
✔️Severely strained hamstrings and groin muscles. ✔️Chronic calf hypertrophy leading to knee discomfort.
All setbacks true, but all treatable and all are lessons. I’ve never learned more about myself so fast than through this activity.
Is it for everyone? No.
Is it hard on the body? Yes.
Can you learn from small injuries and learn how to be a better, more efficient runner? Yes.
Will you be fast overnight? Definitely not.
But if you want to become good at something, you just keep trying until your body adapts - and trust me, it will adapt if you give it what it needs.
Here’s to todays’s #RunDay for #TriWeek.
What is a medical scribe?
I've been getting this question more and more recently!
A medical scribe works one on one with providers (physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) to do real time documentation in the EHR and gather information for the patient's visit.
So we're basically like a personal assistant, and help deliver efficient patient care. .
I've worked as a scribe for the last 4 years, both in the emergency department and in outpatient orthopedics. .
I've learned so much and made so many connections over the years, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in healthcare!
(Scrubs are from @tiscrubs! Go check them out!)
Nothing crazy today, just a nice easy run with the #ASIrunclub - sightseeing in Hyde Park around the #Serpentine. Taking in the oh so pretty and would-be tranquil #ItalianGardens and a fancy stone arch along the way. Hope you’re having a good week!
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Today’s workout was a 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1 minute(s) hard with a 1 minute recovery in between- aka: Farklet! It was mentally tough and not my best workout...but life gets crazy and some days you have to do what you can. So 6 more mile in the bank and I’ll take it! Every mile counts towards all the fall races coming up! 🍂🍁🍃
So I usually avoid the scales like the cat avoids a trip to the vet, however I did decided to risk it today and actually I’m not as heavy as I thought 👏🏻 84.3kg today vs. 90.2kg in January this year! .
Seeing some progress and heading the right direction! .
Gym session tonight - all cardio, and knee is still a bit iffy from the weekend so just a cool down walk on the dreadmill! ✅
How cute is @georgiasculpts in our Plain Tee? Also let’s talk about the fabric 😍😍
Modal, if you don’t know, is a dream to wear. It breathes perfectly, drapes beautifully, is super soft to the touch and dries quickly. The ultimate combination. Plus who doesn’t like to show off their guns? We’re athletic women, and we like to flaunt what we’ve worked for - this sleeve cut does just that, while giving you a perfect amount of shoulder coverage for packs and sun protection. We’re running low so grab one now and thank us later 😘
Today I ran my 20th half marathon ... and boy am I glad I chose such a tough scenic course ... it’s not always about running your fastest time ... sometimes it’s just about doing it because you can & you love it ... the Great Southern Half Marathon is really one you need to add to your bucket list ... the first 4km’s start on the beach with stunning views ... you then head for the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Reserve ... this starts with a section of soft sand which I’m sure is less than a km but felt like an eternity 🙄 ... it then changes to trail / gravel and is quite a pleasant scenic part of the course ... when you hit the coast line again there’s a killer uphill section into a horrific head wind to the turnaround point ... gosh that turnaround point could not have come quick enough ... a nice little down hill with tail wind & more views before you head back onto the beach for the last 2km’s ... I had a tough day out there with dehydration issues but I still loved it & couldn’t think of a better way to spend my 20th half marathon 🙌🏼 ... well done Adelaide ... you truly are beautiful 😍
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It’s mornings like these that make me truly appreciate what my ultra marathoner friends achieve. I’m still sore and lethargic from my 5k race on Saturday and this morning‘s run was a grind. Tell me @swensurfers, @run_rhandi_run, @kevinhopp1004, @hozhorunner4.@co_tri_girl, @carlostherunner, and @bottenhornrunning how do you do it?! I am in awe of your grit, perseverance, and tenacity. Make no a mistake, I’m not disappointed with how my body feels - I am simply in awe of what other people have trained their bodies to do. Keep up the great work. It is remarkable.
cruisy little negative split 2 days post half marathon ... thought i May die in the first 2km’s ... then everything clicked into place & started working again 🙌🏼
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I was in the middle of a conversation with a woman at the gym yesterday when she suddenly said “you’re very black and white.” *
I instantly felt offended and judged by someone I didn’t even know. *
Plus, we were talking about tomatoes 🍅 in summer gardens! Pretty sure I hadn’t said anything that warranted such a judge-y comment. 🏃♀️ She continued “you match head to toe in black and white.” 🏋️♀️ Isn’t it funny how quickly we react to words without pausing to reflect on the context? “You’re very black and white.” Yes, I was and sometimes I am. Words matter and so apparently, does matching! #runreadsip 🏃♀️ 📖 🍷
Today’s medal Monday is pretty incredible, which is also exactly how I feel about running ❤️
I was not about to pass up this summers #rundisney virtual 5k after I saw the theme, AND this Elastigirl medal!! 😍The word incredible means difficult to believe and extraordinary...and that describes my running journey perfectly. There was once a day that I never even imagined I would be able to run around my block, much less in a 5k, 10k, or in half marathons!! But I have, and I do, and I excitedly continue this journey and adventure. I look forward to the thousands more miles ahead, and I am still in awe that what I once dreaded and never imagined I could accomplish or enjoy...I actually love and look forward to every single day.
For me, running is nothing short of incredible because of the many gifts it has given me. It has turned a once unhealthy, inactive body into a strong, active, healthy body. It has helped me work through anxiety, stress, and just plain bad days. It has taken me to new places and brought me so many new friends who support and inspire me. It has made me appreciate life, nature, and the gift of waking up every single day with the ability to move forward with the Earth below my feet. It has given me a confidence within myself that I never had before, and it strengthens me body, mind, and soul. Running is my every day incredible that I am SO thankful for!! ❤️❤️❤️ Happy Monday my friends...go ahead...make it incredible!!! (Surely you knew that line was coming!) #medalmonday#rundisneyshorts#runnergirl#disneygirl#run#incrediblesummer#runspiration#inspiration#runhappy#runstrong#instarunners#virtualrunners#virtual5k#magicalmiles#instadisney#disney#womensrunningcommunity#runchat#runnersofinstagram#keepmovingforward#nevergiveup#believeinyourself#thisgirlcan
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Getting back into a routine🏃🏻♀️well trying to at least!😂I’m still totally exhausted from Nashville.🐴I don’t think I could have run any faster today if I wanted to! Really missing my friends😫they threw me the most amazing bachelorette party!🎉My sister @mspataro06 and @donnamarie614 planned everything out and it was such a blast! Rocked out to country music on my run this morning🤠reminiscing about the weekend!