Happy Friday night decompress and run off the week. Coach said hills so i ran from work to @goldengatenps and to the ocean beach and back up and down all the hills and loved every bit of it.. not really sure why but running just feels good right now even the hills 💕🏃♀️ #runsf#tgif
It's #flashbackfriday , and I happened to come across this photo from almost 4 years ago when I first took Darcy out walking with me! It's amazing to see how much she has changed, but the biggest change has been in me. Running was the last thing in my mind at that time, and even though I didn't weigh much more then, my fitness level was nowhere near what it is now! I am so grateful for my good health and that I am able to run!! On that note, I was tagged by my lovely and inspirational IG running friend @audrielise to share what I think about when running. I usually start out problem solving, planning my day, but most of all, I think about how lucky I am to be running. On today's run on the eve of my 64th birthday, I am, as always, deeply grateful for my life!🙏🏻❤️🏃♀️#runnergrandma#dogsofinstagram#stickingtotheplan#nevergiveup#gratitude#fbf
LADIES... and fellas if you're reading this 👋🏼. Let's like, stop doing things we hate? -------------------------
So many women talk about working out and health like it's the worst thing in the entire world (and I totally used to do the same thing.) I would go on and on about how much I hated the gym and how much I hated running and how much I hated vegetables. (Side note: why is it "cool" to be miserable and hate everything?!) We have such a negative connotation of what health means that we forget it doesn't HAVE to mean those things.
If you hate eating salad... find some killer stir fry recipes. If you hate running, get off the elliptical. If your workout music sucks and stresses you out, find some dope podcasts. Why are we forcing ourselves to do things we don't like? Why does being healthy mean being miserable? We force ourselves to be sad and exhausted because we think it's what we're supposed to do and what gets us results. And that's pretty messed up. Don't work out if you don't want to. Find food you DO like. Find workouts that don't make you bored and sad. Do Zumba, kickboxing, or something different entirely. There's no "one right way" to reach your goals.
Happy Friday peeps! I guess I'm too into fitness/sports, as I'm on the track!🏃🏽♀️
What are your plans for the weekend?
Еее! Пятница!))) У кого как вечер проходит?) и какие планы на выходные?
Моя Пятница очень банально проходит - бегаю)).
Finished the third and final 5k of the St. Pete Road Runners Beach Series this evening. No age group win, not really even close this time, but I ran the whole thing and pain free. That is a win in my book after this Summer of shin splints. Hopefully the legs are still feeling good tomorrow. Yay!!! #sprr#beachrunner#passagrillebeach
Well hey there arms, how ya doin?!💪🏽
This is going to be a little vulnerable, so bare with me. I took this photo because I felt like I had to. After all it's #flexfriday right?!?
Why didn't I want to take it? Because I don't feel like I've made progress, I didn't expect to see much definition or change in my arms. I took it facing the other way first and wasn't feelin it.
I'm stressed and overwhelmed. I haven't been sleeping or eating the best. This program was supposed to "shift me" but it hasn't so I'm annoyed with my fitness life currently.
I have had baby victories along the way but I haven't seen radical results like I wanted. Until I took this picture.
Never in my life have my shoulders looked like this. I was shocked but reminded that we can't always see progress as it happens & sometimes we need to shift our perspective to shift ourselves!
I hold my own self back too often...we all do. This was the push I needed to want to keep going. To keep wanting to be my best not the best and be my strongest not the strongest and be my healthiest not the skinniest.
Are you holding yourself back? Making excuses because you're "not where you want to be" so you can't start yet? Trying SO hard to take care of other and setting yourself and your health on the back burner? You don't have to wait til you're ready or until everyone else is ready for you to prioritize yourself and you don't have to do it alone!
A lil bit of #crosstraining with #aaptiv today! So. Many. Pushups.
So ready for this weekend. Also, I feel recovered from the half marathon run on Wednesday, which is cool because last time I ran that distance I was definitely sore for like a week or two
Where has this run been all week?!?! Last night it said we were going to have severe thunderstorms all day so I decided to sleep in (a whole half hour) to get to work early. Then woke up to find out it didn't rain at all. By the time I got home I had no motivation and just wanted to curl up and watch movies while it rained. But I told myself "dreams don't work if you don't" and got up and put my hair in a ponytail and put my shoes on only to realize the rain stopped!!! I was able to run outside and holy smokes this was a great run and I think I definitely needed it. Splits in the story (because I haven't looked yet and I've been sitting too long and I need to shower now 😔😴)