I could not go another year missing out on the festivities here. 🏁🏁.This outfit look is on the blog - click in the link in my profile. Sorry I cut off your head in the pic @neilsgian ... you’re a foot taller than me & pics aren’t working on Instagram. 🤣🤣
On Saturday I lined up for UTA 100. Since September I'd been pouring my heart and soul into prepping for this.
This was the big one.
I had some wobbles in training so stood on the start line not knowing even slightly what time I'd be looking at. I just knew I was incredibly fit & strong and going for it. I was beyond excited race morning: No expectations means anything is possible!
My wildest dreams were possible that morning! I ran my fastest 50km at 6hrs 32min while still pacing for running another 50km. I ran most of the single track by myself as I outran my start group then started outrunning other start groups. I caught some runners from start group 2 who started a whole 1hr 10mins in front of me. And I felt bloody good, calm, relaxed and felt like I was running easy! It was magical!
You could not wipe that smile from my face. I had crisp blue skies, as I climbed & descended I got to see the amazing cliffs of the Blue Mountains changing throughout the day, while the birds singing and calling me along the track the entire away. And of course, all the high fives and chats from other runners along the way.
I was moved to tears on Iron Pot Ridge. I was surrounded by this amazing view with the song of didgeridoos filling the air while I was filled with appreciation and gratitude for this place I was in.
I nailed the Nellie's Glen climb without having to stop and felt so bloody good! I was truly alive out here! In my element.... Then I took a little tumble not too far down the track. A slight misstep and some crumbling dirt and I was down.
With every step into the checkpoint fresh tears of pain welled up as my wrist & knee swelled & my heart broke. This was my day done.
As sad as what I was for all the 'what could have beens' for the rest of the afternoon & night I still have a lot of positives to take from my day:
- I didn't hit my head & I didn't fracture my patella
- I wasn't dumb in making the final decision
- I ran 55km & it didn't hurt me
Most importantly: for just over 7 hours I had complete joy. Every second I was out there I was truly alive & loving it.
I loved where I was, what I was doing and who I am.
Afterall, THAT is why I run.
Bay to Breakers 2018 😃
I had SO much fun running this race! It is honestly more like an experience than it is a race, I highly recommend experiencing and running this race for everyone who is able to 😋
Who’s keen to try out the new start gates at this weekends club day??? Well get on nominate and enter. 💪🏼💪🏼 remember entries in by 9pm tonight go in the draw for a free entry. #Raceday#holeshot#sunnycoast
This past Saturday I ran a half marathon. I registered for it in December and downloaded a training plan. I had big dreams of a sub two-hour time and set up a training plan...unfortunately reality struck when I couldn’t find the time or motivation to train while teaching 5-9 cycle classes a week. Weeks were flying by and in March I purchased “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” by Haruki Murakami. I figured reading a love letter to running would inspire me to start training. Instead of inspiring me to start training, it reminded me what I love about running. That time alone where you are in this state of oneness with your surroundings. I love how he described the ability to think about nothing and everything at the same time. I’m grateful for this book and the St. Michaels Running Festival for reminding me that I might not loooooove training for races, but I do love hitting the pavement on an overcast day and enjoying some beautiful scenery. It also doesn’t hurt that I got a medal 🙌🏻🏃🏼♀️🏅 I give this book all the medals and trophies 🥇🥇🥇🏆🏆🥇🥇🥇
#books#bookstagram#reading#life#2018#goals#idratherbereading#bookish#smrf#halfmarathon#running#13 .1 #raceday#stmichaels#medalmonday#HarukiMurakami
J'arrivais à Longueuil le couteau entre les dents. Le plan était clair, net et précis : 1h32:59 pour le demi-marathon. Un PB de 6 minutes. Mes yeux étaient rivés sur cet objectif depuis le mois de janvier. Je savais que ça allait faire mal, que ça serait une grosse "game" mentale du début à la fin. Mais j'étais prête. Sauf que... En course à pied, tu as beau avoir la meilleure préparation au monde, avoir le meilleur état d'esprit sur la ligne de départ, il y a des éléments que tu ne peux tout simplement pas contrôler. Comme ce matin-là. Dès le 2e kilomètre, j'ai commencé à être étourdie. Ma vision se troublait temporairement. Mon ventre s'est transformé en gros bloc immuable qui me gênait à chaque inspiration. Arrivée au 5e, j'ai marché. Longtemps. Et j'ai décidé de laisser aller mon objectif et de compléter la course en mode plaisir. Voilà. Jaser avec les gens, profiter du parcours, du soleil. Ce n'est que partie remise. Bravo à tous pour vos efforts! Merci à Greg qui m'a poussée à continuer malgré tout ❤
Fala Galera primeiramente quero Agradecer a todos Amigos que acompanharam as Corridas do @arenacrossbr ao Vivo e me mandaram boas Vibrações, energias Positivas! Vocês são demais Galera ❤️
Vamos as Corridas: mesmo sem ter treinado, se quer por a mão na moto antes do dia da corrida achei que consegui fazer boas provas, finalizando a primeira em P9 e a segunda bateria em P10° ficando com a 10° colocação na Geral! E agora em diante vamos Treinar muito para se adaptar bem com a Moto e melhorar mais os resultados! Quero agradecer aos meus Patrocinadores por me proporcionarem os melhores produtos e equipamentos, assim me deixando confiante e em segurança para obter meus resultados! @imsracewear @nene_pecas_oficina_boutique @mrprobraces @durag.fr @avtecoffroad @glondintbtracing @rfix_graphics obrigado Galera! 📸@showradical.com.br sempre com as melhores Imagens 👌🏻 #braaap#mx#arenacross#kawasaki#mxpro#blessed#top#alpinestars#mxlifestyle#raceday#deusnocomando
Awesome day at the Canadian Masters Swimming National championship!!! Some amazingly incredible swimmers out there. It was awesome to be a part of the event. Had a good peek into the life of a swimmer and it's pretty intense! Did great on my 1500m swim and managed to age group podium!! First place sounds better than 1/1... So I'll just say I got first! Great event @repsolsport and @mastersswimmingcanada! Thanks to @yyc_swimmer and @nik6ix for the coaching and leading the team! Also thanks @ymcacalgary for the getting a masters program setup! This was awesome and I had a blast. Wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for all your hard work!!