Undulating RUNch - trying to find as many hills as I could in half an hour 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️ Forgot my sports bra - had to run in normal bra. Now sitting in office with sweaty bra for the remainder of the day. Soz workmates - hope I don’t stink! 😝😝😝
Это была незабываемая поездка в маленький металлургический городок. Открыл для себя современное искусство заново и посмотрел на него под другим углом! Спасибо всем организаторам фестиваля @artovragfest , я обязательно приеду к вам снова!
Is anyone else still riding a high from the weekend!? 🎉🙃 🎊
I wish I could bottle the feeling of the post-race euphoria I’ve been experiencing since Saturday morning! Beautiful weather, excellent event organization by @runcrs & @lululemonto, amazing crowd support......and, a new PB! I think I’m even more excited because it was my first race in a few months, and, I had all of this pent-up energy! Lol
I’m not sure when my next race will be, but, at the very least, I’m hoping to crack a couple of half’s by the end of the year! 🤞🏻 On another note, I’ve been very fortunate to have met a number of amazing & kind people IRL (at expos, coffee meet ups, at races....and, even in the start corrals!), including @fysiosportcoach@jojodrinwater@junctiondad@jeffaran@genieinabtl and @michaelmannozzi. If you’re looking for more interesting & inspiring people, you should definitely follow them!
If you’ve also met Insta-friends IRL, tag them below as I’m always looking to connect with other great people!
Time for me to head home to prepare for a BIG week! I hope you all kick ass in the day’s ahead, &, as always, stay safe & have fun with your running!
Over the last three - four weeks I have eaten like shit, drank too much alcohol, neglected my mental health and allowed myself to make excuses.
As someone who has had issues with alcohol previously I recognised that fairly quickly and put a stop to it.
These days my definition of drinking too much is having more than a couple of drinks in a month.
So when I have had 12 - 15 drinks in a two week period... It's a lot for me, but not really excessive (at least by Australian standards). Unfortunately when I realised I swapped out the alcohol for fat and sugar.
I justified it in all different ways but what it amounts to in reality, I ate shitty food because of stress and emotion.
It's easy to go grab a burger, pizza, chocolate or some other treat and eat a whole fuck load of junk.
I have bumped up in weight because of this, undoing some of the hard work I put in running or at @anytimefitness_seaford
It's not the end of the world, I can get back on track.
It is however important to recognise the things that trigger a slide to old habits.
Bad eating, drinking too much, clouded mindset and feeling like shit from stress, sadness and other emotions - it's a vicious cycle.
This is me reflecting.
This is my realisation.
This is me holding myself accountable.
I feel at my best when I don't drink, when I eat healthy, when my mind is regularly cleared from running.
Mental health & how we deal with emotion can significantly impact your day to day, but also further into your life.
So I'm going to take a stand, line in sand and say "no more"
No more of these things that only further the spiral and take me steps away from my goals.
No more falling into a repetitive cycle of bad habits.
I am taking control and moving forward.
Meet the @saucony Freedom Track Club! Leading up to USAs I want to introduce all my teammates so you can get to know them and follow their results next week.
Fun Facts about Helen Schlachtenhaufen:
1) Helen didn't learn how to spell her own last name until she was 17.
2) Helen's fingernails can grow up to 1 foot in a day, just like bamboo.
3) The alphabet is actually a derivative of Helen's last name.
4) Helen's favorite teammate is James...just kidding, it's Tommy.
5) Helen can accurately tell time with a sundial....AT NIGHT.
6) Helen has gotten lost on a treadmill run.
Catch Helen this Thursday at 4:35pm (eastern) in the Women's 1500!
Today was a really good day. Stuck with the 40 minute pace group until the 8km mark and started getting queasy. Thankfully my legs had other plans!
Official Time: 39:53 (1:10 PR)!
Gender Place: 111/2133
Category Place: 10/144
Thank you @runcrs and @lululemon for another amazing year! The energy from start to finish was amazing! It was awesome seeing so many familiar faces; especially my @sauconycanada Fam! Hope everyone had a great race!
220 15312 days ago
Love this pic of my friend @runthesix and I from Saturday’s #Waterfront10k.
He had a great race and met his goal, despite a couple small hiccups. Always an inspiration, and a pleasure to see at events. 🙌🏼😄 #runfam
3 1138 hours ago
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.