Enjoyed a GREAT ride yesterday evening with brother @solamf03 from Memorial Park, through the Heights, and all along a gorgeous downtown route at dusk. Both my mind and body welcomed the change of workout and scenery; I need to remember to keep incorporating activities like this in cross-days to keep things fresh and avoid burnout with the weekly running sets. This stop at a local pub was the PERFECT hydration stop even without any volunteers 😅😋🤗.
Thanks to @rudyprojectna and @bibrave for the awesome Rydon Photocromic sunglasses; they are ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for rides like this one that have drastic changes in levels of light--- starting off with plenty of sun in the late afternoon and ending when it's completely dark in the evening.
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Do you know which demographic of people are the most obsessed with poops? Parents. My husband and I talk about our baby’s pooping business in casual conversation throughout the day… “How’s your day going? Has baby pooped today?” “How was lunch? By the way, baby has pooped three times already today.” Never have I ever paid so much attention to another individual’s pooping business until I became a mom.
Am I right, or am I right? 😂 Have you seen my first two blog posts? See this complete post on my blog. Link in bio https://www.rtnrt.com/blog
Day 8 of 151 of at least 1km, leading up to @royalparkshalf to raise money for @solacewomensaid .
Today was the first time it felt like a challenge - I felt mentally fatigued from a pretty savage instructor-led speed session at my gym yesterday, I felt a bit weird from being alone all day while working-from-home, eating my way through a lot of food that don't energise me, and I'm a bit stressed about having to move homes this weekend. Normally, I'd take a day off but I didn't want one ahead of the ones I'm planning to take during the upcoming bank holiday weekend.
However, as I went to the gym, I acknowledged how I felt and made my session easier - changed from my planned full body session to plain old cardio with functional moves, and tagged on my 1km run. I've had better sessions, I've had sessions with a clearer focus, but I turned up despite how I felt. I'm just going to take that as a win today.
Hier mal andersrum 😂
Leute, wer kann mir sagen, was da los ist? Ich schaffe es seit einigen Wochen nicht mehr, mit einer ordentlichen Herzfrequenz zu laufen.....immer muss ich zwischendrin gehen weil der Puls auf einmal hochrast und komme so zB. heute auf die langsamsten 10km, die ich je gelaufen bin. Wie soll das bloss enden? Wer kann mir Tipps geben, wie ich das wieder in den Griff bekomme? 😇
Next week marks exactly one year since I started running and so I feel like reflecting on the past year.
What an adventure I’ve been on. I’ve even ran in Africa for goodness sake.
If you’d have said to me this time last year that I would have all of these medals under my belt, many more races, numerous 5 and 10k PB’s and ran a half marathon I would have laughed in your face.
When I started running, I thought that it was a solitary sport and being such a chatterbox I wasn’t sure I’d take to it. I’ve learnt now that running is about finding friends and running with them.
Through @parkrunuk, #harboroughac and instagram, I’ve found my running friends - who I’ll never be able to thank enough for running with me, laughing with me, celebrating with me, encouraging me and generally being great team mates. Hey, they even voted me athlete of the month at harboroughac 💪🏼
I’ve learnt to love races. I’m never going to be first across the line so I took that pressure off myself about 2 days into running! I love that you can run side by side with someone you’ve never met before, chat with them and encourage them the whole way, except for that last half a mile when they become major competition.
Running a race and only getting a medal - no tshirt - feels like I’ve been cheated! I’ve even done races that you get nothing but a cup of water and a Jaffa cake at the end.. The satisfaction of knowing I crossed the start AND finish line is often enough for me.
I am a negative runner. I moan endlessly while I’m out, and I moan constantly about aches, pains and injuries when I’m not running. But, I don’t ever want to stop running because I do love it.
Running changes my whole mood and puts me in a much better frame of mind. I’m used to being told ‘you need to go out for a run, clear your head’ and it’s so true. Running along a quiet road, path or track is bliss to me, I think of nothing else than one foot in front of the other while I’m out running.
I learn to love running more and more each time I put my trainers on and head out the door 🏃🏼♀️
SEXY AND I KNOW IT😜 You know the physio hates you when this happens🤷🏽♀️ managed to add a total of 0 miles to the running bank so far this week and it's fair to say, I hate not being able to run... the idea of heading out on the bike or going for a swim is tipping me over the edge and yes - I am throwing a massive paddy😂 I look like an idiot so may as well act like one too #SpiceUpYourLife
If you find yourself double tapping this picture, I would immensely appreciate if you could check out my website🙌🏻🙌🏻 Have a couple race summaries on there, and if you feel like exploring check out my blog section where I just uploading a new post today🤘🏻🤘🏻🏃🏻 (Link to blog in bio)☝🏻☝🏻 #runningblogger#runningblog#runnersofinstagram#appreciative#runlovers