I have this habit of sharing all my incredible moments that I cherish with my youngest and coat it in rainbows and unicorn farts. But more realistically lately, Harper complains all the way up the trail she's been hiking her whole life. She's in a running rut. She's over it. It's important to remember that sometimes, running sucks. Exercise sucks. Parenting sucks. 😂 Being consistent is the real struggle in most things we do. Encouraging Harper to keep going when I know damn well she doesn't want to, is hopefully how I'm helping her understand consistency and that sometimes you have to work really hard to get to where you want to go. Because as much as she hates the hike right now, I know for a fact, the top is her favorite place in the world.
Post-caught-in-the-rain- workout Cheerios with an @idealraw Protein/almond milk shake demolished. After getting walloped with allergies and severe lady parts cramping shutting me down yesterday, I’m back to kicking this challenge in the ass as well as hitting my to do list hard. W1D3 and D4 donzo! #readysetrun#idealfit#accountabilitypartners @jenzbaking @fitmontanagal @mtylerhorn
If you are struggling to find your power, your fire...for the love of God, don't give up.
You should know that everything behind me from my past is a complete disaster. And I struggled with addiction, depression, anxiety, you name it. I found running and it works for me to keep my life balanced.
I hate that terrible things like to come full circle and once again I feel like I'm running for my life. I hate things that we can't unsee and that we can't control. Find things that make you happy and stick to them. Don't let go of your power, your fire.
I have had the best week of my life. My vacation to see a bestie in a place I’d never been was the reset I needed. I had overdue brunch with college friends and ALL OF THE BABIES! Cioci sleepovers. Family time. And I made a new connection that is adding more to that beachy, carefree smile. Kicked off a fresh round of @coachkristi’s #readysetrun with some new goals this week. I am open and ready to achieve the balance I seek.
Well, as a career Saucony runner, I can tell you the Ons Trail shoe is currently winning. Thank you @solekidsrunning for the freebie and letting me exchange the Mizunos, which were comfortable, but not good for my running style and typical terrain. These are perfect! And and thank you Megan at @fleetfeetmeridian for this awesome fit! And thank you mom for babysitting so I can really break them in! 😂
Seems like I’m always playing catch up, but isn’t that my life story. Lol. I’m determined to complete this whole challenge, better late than never. Lol. So bare with me. #wildcardwednesday I had a job interview this shirt didn’t fit me last year, well it did but I looked like a stuffed tamale. I went shopping after my interview and got hit on. #springfever these pics are from Easter but I was very springy! It’s been years since I’ve worn a skirt this skirt had the tag on it still when I took it out of my closet. My mom bought it for me like 3 years go I was never comfortable to wear it till Easter. #readysetrun I only ran like 2 minutes out of my whole workout but I ran on the treadmill. It felt good but the pants didn’t stay up. Lol. Lastly #mentalstrength it’s still a struggle to see myself how others see me so I have to put pictures side by side. I’m slowly strengthening my mind to see all he hard work I’ve accomplished. 45lbs lost and I’m trying to get my clothes confidence back. I’m awkward when guys come try to talk to me I’m not use to it. I’ve never been the girl the guys flirted with.
7 Days from now, I get to hang with these awesome ladies and crush The Buck Fifty relay race again. Praying it warms up a bit for the run! Can't wait to run for 24 hours 😓😴😎 #buckfiftyrace#relayrace#squad
Ready.Set.Run! @runvermont is hosting the Mini Milers program at Stowe again this year! We couldn't be more excited to teach kids healthy practices, good nutrition, and hand out cool medals!
Thursdays April 5th-May 24th
Meet in SES Cafeteria
For Grades K-5
Register today at Runvermont.org! .
When I was a teenager, I was sexually assaulted. As an adult, I was sexually assaulted. I've recently had a close call and for the first time ever, I felt unsafe as a runner.
This isn't a poor me, attention grabbing post. You'd think I wouldn't have to say that and it saddens me as a woman, that this is the conclusion people jump to. I have 4 kids and a loving husband. I have all the attention I need.
I'm here to tell you it will be someone who gets to know you first, earns your trust, and attacks as soon as you let your guard down. When I was a teenager, it was someone I knew well and trusted. As an adult it's been someone I knew and trusted. Most recently, this threat was a person laying the groundwork. Trying to become my friend while silently planning attack. They are predators. They blend among us and build relationships with their victims.
I'm sick. I'm sick of feeling like I have to stay silent. I'm sick for my childrens future. I'm sick of feeling like I can't dress nice or wear make-up because I feel like a target. Enough is enough. I know I'm not the only one!
I'm here. I will always be a woman. I will always be a mother. I will always be a wife. I will always be a sister. I will always be a runner. I will always run my favorite route... and I'm not afraid of you.