Happy big appreciation week to my homie 4ever. No one I'd rather go on spontaneous road trips with, run 5ks with, take 30 minute detours with just for Chick-fil-A, or go to crusty donut shops with at 11pm. Can't imagine my life without uuuuu!! #girlswhorun
This isn't even the muddiest my feet got on Juan de Fuca trail on Sunday, this is a post puddle wash off lol. I still have dirt wedged in my toenails. The deep quicksand mud and relentless hills definitely made it harder to run but it was still super fun to try.
When your new @gymshark goodies come in the mail 😍😍 I am just so obsesseddddd. I love this crop because I feel good in it. I don't feel like I need to be tiny to wear it and the tie almost adds extra coverage in a way. This is the first time I have worn the fit leggings and I loveeeee the rubber strip along the waist band. Like WUTTT?!?! These puppies are NOT falling down 🐶🙌🏼 😂 Gymshark always lookin out fo yo gurl 🤙🏻🤜🏻💥🤛🏻 Can you tell I'm having fun playing around with emojis??
Also shout out to Grace for complimenting my delts today 😏😏 you know my weakness 😘
Shout out to our Ambassador of the Week, Sarah Hatt!! Sarah's positive vibes radiate in every event she participants in! We also absolutely love the creative pictures she captures on each of her runs! Stay amazing! 👊#fitfamfistbump
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On the left was super-skinny me, about 6 years ago, when I lived in Bristol. A very unhappy me used to go out all the time (I lived just off Gloucester Road!), drank a lot, smoked, ate rubbish and did zero exercise. This picture was taken about a year after I broke my pelvis and I still forced myself to walk in heels, despite the pain. Yes, I could fit into a size 6 dress, but I was sad, lonely and unhealthy.
Fortunately, I met the love of my life, Jonny, in 2013. He's a keen cyclist and encouraged me to be active again. Moving to his hood in London, I used to walk through Bushy Park and watch runners in awe, however as I walked with crutches at the time, I never thought that would be me. Jonny taught me that it could be and supported me when I sought alternative physiotherapy. Gradually, I got stronger and I got myself a bike and, eventually, devised my own #c25k . 🏃
Fast forward to 2017, in the picture on the right, and I'm the fittest and strongest I've ever been. Yes, I'm heavier, but I'm a million miles healthier than I was in a size 6 dress and I'm happy! I've gone from c25k, to running a #halfmarathon and I regularly cycle and do strength-training at the gym. Admittedly, I do find that some days, I'm still in a lot of pain, but I know when to listen to my body; so I rest or cross-train.💪
Without Jonny's love and support, I could have never achieved this transformation and, over time, I'm finally starting to learn to set myself goals, take risks and be happy with who I am. 😀
Watching the #londonmarathon on Sunday, this love and support that we show one another, to achieve our dreams, has never been so evident; never be too scared to ask, or receive, help to reach your goals 👍
Well that workout was insane. And crazy hot and sweaty and the skeeters have arrived in the backyard 😐
2 mile run
20 minute trainer ride
2+ mile run (ran to the gas station for Gatorade 😂)
20 minute trainer ride
2 mile run
Training in the heat is actually kind of fun. Just bring ice cold water and search for all the sprinklers haha
A little less distance today, and lots of intervals of running/walking. This is FAR more challenging than I expected. My legs are like JELLO!!! But progress is progress and I'm proud of myself for getting out there! ❤️ Now to go downstairs and give my arms a good workout, thinking hammer and chisel today?
Wanneer je een foto met het havenhuis op de achtergrond wil nemen en dat ongelofelijk hard faalt, dan krijg je deze foto 🙄
Maar, maakt het loopje niet minder leuk! Een half uurtje herstelloop aan hartslag 120 gemiddeld 💕 en de spierpijn is een pak beter! Morgen is die hopelijk helemaal weg 🤞🏻
Note to self. 😘 Happy Day ✌🏼of the Bikini Series. Today is my last day off before a very busy weekend trip to Michigan, so I slept in and snuggled my #tiupup 🐶. Now that we're awake it's cold brew time ☝🏼then bootycall. 🍑🙌🏼
Today's run was complete 💩. I don't know what was up, but those lousy 3 miles chewed me up and spit me out. It could've been the dreary weather, my puny breakfast, or simply the fact that my body might be trying to tell me something. 😨 Either way, I hate it when these off-days sneak up out of nowhere, and leave you feeling confused and deflated. 😡 But I've learned that the best way to cope with them is to erase them from your mind as soon as you walk away. Don't dwell, simply plan for better luck next time. Just because one workout wasn't great, doesn't mean that you won't be great next time. So chin up! 😉
Post marathon I wanted nothing but a burger and bed. Monday I was manically finalising the prep for a case at work which I spent today in court for. So I am finally enjoying my celebratory tipple, the shirt and medal have gone on for the occasion🏅🥂
Week 9 Day 65 - My last FARTlek of this plan 🍑💨💨 forgot to charge my watch so resorted to RunKeeper. 10 x 1min hard 30sec rest with warm up/cool down. That's the last proper hard run 😬 until Sunday. It didn't feel great, think I ate too close before it, my belly felt very full. Anywho pace was alright 🏃🏻♀️💨💨 #runsuerun#hackneyhalf#fartlek
Where are you on your journey?
What is your WHY?
What do you need to get started?
What's holding you back?
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I love my 2 mile walk to work especially when it is sunny. I am about 4 months into my new job. It's completely different than my last job - there are positives and negatives just like any job. There are definitely more hours involved and more urgency since I have gone from working on planes to working in retail. The biggest thing I am personally trying to work on right now is "presence" and "boundaries". It is so easy to get wrapped up in work and let it take over other things. I find myself doing things for work outside of work hours or on the weekends and checking my work email or thinking about work. It is so important to be present in whatever you are doing and give your full self to that task. So when you're at work - then think about work, do what you are there to do and then go home and leave it there until the next day. Nothing is so important that it can't wait. When you set up those boundaries it also helps others feel they can do the same and it creates a better atmosphere. It's easier to say this then believe it. But truly nothing is more important than you, your health and your family. When you are working out, focus on working out and what you can do for your body in that one hour. When you are home or out with family and friends focus on them. I've learned and am still learning that if you can't be present and if you can't create a clear boundary for yourself and your work then you won't be able to make it very far. So on my walks to work I have promised myself I will not look at work email - I actually try and put my phone completely away. I will just be present, admire what is around me and take in the sun like on a beautiful day today. And once I leave the office I will do the exact same thing 😊☀️ You > everything else. When you put yourself first you can then begin putting others right next to you.
Lunch and a little classroom shopping. I love being able to provide extras for my class, thanks to my side jobs! We are in need of a big rug, because we love meeting on the carpet for morning meetings. We talk about our goals for the day, and how to be a better classmate.