running with your boyfriend: instagram v. reality 😝
i’ve been so lucky these past few months to have my boyfriend give in to my incessant pleas to join me out for a run. he doesn’t like “not being good” at things (can’t say i blame him) but he’s been actively pushing through that + building confidence in himself + his abilities. 🏃🏼♂️
tonight he *crushed* a non-stop 3.5mi run at almost 1.5min faster than his usual pace - even after walk breaks!! 🙌🏻
can we get a little 💜 for this amazing man in the comments?!
I am so thankful that it is still in the 60’s here for my runs. I remember being so frustrated this time last year because we didn’t get a spring and we jumped right to summer. I’m also really enjoying my easy runs and even though I haven’t been hitting the paces I want to see in races, I am confident that with hard work over the summer I will see some faster numbers come fall 🌸🌼 4 easy miles today and I loved every bit of it! #runnersofinstagram#runnergirl#runners
Today’s workout was HARD. 10 times I wanted to give up, 10 times I found myself on the floor like this. One phrase from my virtual trainer kept me going, “dig deep”.
I don’t always love working out. Some days are NOT pretty... but I LOVE how my workouts, my virtual community, and my trainer challenges me everyday to find the depth of my STRENGTH.
Before this community, I WOULD give up when it got hard. Having a community of women battling their hard right alongside me has kept me DIGGING DEEP for 2.5 years now. Grateful beyond measure for this family + support I never had before 💕 Today, I needed it more than ever. #livesownwithstrength
Even though I’m a fitness coach, I still go to group classes to keep things fresh.
Even though I’m a fitness coach, I still buy training programs from people I admire.
Even though I’m a fitness coach, I still hire a triathlon coach when I have a specific goal I want to achieve.
We hold the belief that once we become proficient in something, we’re supposed to do it all on our own.
We applaud those who appear to be “self made”.
We feel vulnerable when we ask for help, for fear of that request making us seem weak.
I have no shame in sharing that I occasionally find myself in a fitness rut.
I’m not afraid to admit that there are people out there who know more than I do and are better-equipped to get me to an outcome than I am.
I don’t feel like any less of a badass because I train harder when I’ve got others to push me, whether they’re physically with me or not.
And I definitely don’t feel like any less of a coach because sometimes I just don’t feel like writing my own programs.
It’s okay to ask for help. Even coaches need coaches sometimes (and they also need bands for chin-ups! 😉)
"A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence." -Jim Watkins
Someone asked me today, where did I get my motivation from. I'll tell you where, ME, MYSELF, AND I! Only I can change my ways, no one can do it for me. Yes I look up to others for some extra motivation but in the end it comes from within! No one person is the same. So why would I aspire to be someone else? I'm aspiring to be the best me I can be!! 😘 P.S. look at those abs kinda coming through!!! 😁😁😆😆
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Four miles with the husband. 🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♀️ This iron depletion is getting old & frustrating.. still managed negative splits and a 9:08 pace, but feeling like you’ve run 15 at mile 2 is not cool! 😭 #irunthisbody
How about a real life post-run photo to keep it light & even more real!? Kids bombard you and need a million things as soon as they spy you coming up the road. 🤪 #parenthood
If you’re just getting started remember.. a little progress each day leads up to big results. 👊🏼 #catholicwomenrun
Leadership isn’t about YOU. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Telling someone they are wrong is not the same as leading them and inspiring them to do what’s right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Use your platform/position to unify and strengthen, not divide and weaken. That’s the real power. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#leadershipquotes#changeagent#immyownwcw 👚: @jaanuubydrneela
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So STOKED for this @lifetime.life event guys! TOMORROW NIGHT 6-7:30pm! All TEAM classes, 20 minutes each, full on community workout and gathering after with some amazing people. ❤️
I. Can’t. Wait. 💪🏻😅
Who’s in?!? 🙋♀️
Wednesday’s are 🥞night here in the Fevens Household. I prefer these ricotta pancakes because they are lighter & easier on my tummy before teaching Wednesday evenings. Speaking of tummy’s, in today’s video🎥 I’m sharing 3 simple things you can do to improve digestion - you can check it out by clicking the link in my bio!
I post a lot of running photos but believe me, I don't run every day and I take my recovery seriously. Running recovery goes way beyond just taking a rest day every now and then though. And that's what we're talking about #ontheblog today. I'm sharing my best tips and tools for getting the most out of your recovery. The link is in my profile.
I also had a chance to try out a pair of @oeshshoes Athena sandals and I'm sharing my thoughts on those too. #ad Hint : They've already become a staple in my recovery routine. My feet love them!
Do you make recovery an important part of your training plan?
My #wcw goes out to my best friend Kayla @giingerowl 💗👯♀️ she has helped me through thick and thin- some of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through, and some of the best! We live 1800 miles apart, but she’s still (& will forever be) my ride or die. Thank you Kayla for being such a rock in my life!
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📍 Valley of Fire, Nevada
When I was in high school I hated running. If you would have told me that I’d be 23 with 6 half marathons and 1 full marathon under my belt I would not have believed you at all. I avoided running at all costs and never thought I’d pick up running shoes again after quitting the track team in 9th grade.
Yet here I am, training my heart out for a race. I won’t win any prize money, I’m not sponsored by any companies, I just do it because I love it. One day things just clicked on a run and I fell in love with running. I feel like I have become such a better person physically AND mentally because of running.
Some days it’s challenging, some days I feel like I’m running on clouds. But no matter what, I found a passion for something and I can continue to grow in the sport. Whether or not I reach my goal at my next race, I’ll always have something to work towards and that makes me really happy.
W13D3 Ann Arbor Half Training:
1.5 miles up
6 miles tempo @ goal half marathon pace (8:10)
1.5 miles down
9 miles total + strength work
Went out for a nice relaxing bike ride after work. Just tried to get to every street in the neighborhood ... funny things on my Apple Workout ➡️ ~ 1️⃣ without even looking at my watch ALMOST "biked the date" & 2️⃣ the elevation in the neighborhood (I told you guys I see 44's all the time) 😊
Because some days you just need to do a superhero selfie for that extra kick of pow pow needed this finish off your workout. Never underestimate the power of a superhero selfie friends. Never. (Also, forehead vein game strong)
We’re talking #wcw ’s with @drinkfizzique and @fitapproach today... I’m SO lucky to have so many amazing women in my life! Women who are inspiring, motivating, supportive, funny, smart, witty... The list is endless! .
Shoutout to the wearer of those adorable floral shoes @yoga.by.nic for being such an amazing #partnerincrime , for EVERYTHING! Running, yoga, work, wine... 👯♀️ #loveyourfizzique#womancrushwednesday
After last year’s @thegoldenultra, I was convinced that I would never do another ultra in my life.
Funny things happen when you’re searching for running clothes on your phone before bed. All the details on what I’ve committed to #ontheblog today (and how it actually happened 😂)>>>link in profile!
Where I finished my run today was right infront of a new home being built. I quickly pushed Emma into the garage so she could get dried off a bit and for me to snap my watch face picture. Yes, I take that shot every day after every run. But anyways, I asked Emma if she wanted to go play in the rain with me and she said no, but also told me to instead and she'd take the pictures. So I carried my butt back out in the downpour, and just let that rain wash over me. Emma thought I was so funny (hashtag mom win), and standing out there in it was quite therapeutic. That is until I saw the construction workers staring at me like I was a crazy person. 😳😂 I just laughed and said "It's just a little wet out here, we won't melt!" And guess what folks? Neither will you! So whatever weather you've got today, get out there and get active in it. Bonus: play in the rain too! 🌧❤️
I’m forever grateful for this giant community of sweaty women crushes. I wouldn’t be running, flowing, or sweating nearly as much if it weren’t for them. They’ve inspired me to train for races, to go after new and exciting goals, and to also have a ton of fun throughout it all. Thank you to my #flexandflowtribe for literally EVERYTHING!
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Hey guys so this is me, sans makeup and sans filter. But totally in my element. Red faced, sweaty and hair in a top knot (because I refuse to wash my hair everyday and I think hairdryers are evil). I used to have the nickname Mulan because of this hairstyle 😜💁🏻♀️
I used to exercise as part of a numbers game, like how much exercise do I need to do in order to compensate for what I ate that day. And part of that was because of the industry I was in but I took that thought into my life afterwards. -
Now it’s not a numbers game to me anymore. I exercise to feel good and push myself. And I use different numbers to measure progress. For example I can now run 5min/km which for someone who is TOTALLY not an endurance runner I am super stoked with that. It’s not easy to find a way of pushing yourself without it being coloured by the number on the scale or what you see in the mirror. But when I find myself doing that, I just remember how lucky I am to have a body that lets me run and lift weights ✌🏻 #kicthefilter
It's time to put in work. It's time to balance those lifestyles. You deserve happiness, wellness, mental clarity and most of all you deserve the life you desire to live. Do the things that need to be done to make your goal become a reality.
My ridiculous face is a clear indication of how that run went y'all. At first it was really hard because my body was all like 'hold up we're back to pushing this thing again?' but I just kept going. And going. And going. When I hit mile 5, I knew I was going for 8. I don't know what exactly changed but I was all in. Hit mile 6 and the sky opened up and it POURED on us! I mean full.blown.down.pour! Of course I didn't have the weather shield, but thankfully Emma brought a towel "just incase", so we pulled down the canopy, and kept going. I was not about to quit with just 2 miles to go just because of rain. Emma had just woke up from her nap so she was perfectly content and I'm perfectly crazy, so we kept on truckin'. 😂 "2 more worm! We got it baby! We can do this!" I hit mile 7 and y'all I kid you not, it started pouring even harder. I didn't even know it was possible for it to rain that hard, but my adrenaline was pumpin' because I knew I was going to get that 8. By this point I was so soaked: my shirt & shorts were plastered to me, my hair felt like I'd just showered, my feet and sneaks were sloshing because they were soaked, but I just kept chanting "We got it worm! We got it baby!" and then BOOM Garmin clicked back mile 8! So many of my stroller runs lately have felt like straight up GARBAGE, and it was soo glorious to have not only a great stroller run today, but to add a little distance in that weather! I felt/feel like a #BAMR 👊🏼
8 #strollermiles [9:04, 8:50, 8:47, 8:46, 8:39, 8:23, 8:01, 7:10] for run streak day number 6️⃣6️⃣0️⃣, ✔️.
Episode 18 of the Keeping Up with Kelsey podcast is live and ready for you to download! I’m talking with the fabulous @arkansasrunnermom and she shares some awesome anecdotes about running, races, and family life. You will love this conversation and is the perfect chat to listen to on your long run, commute, or while doing laundry. Check it out on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Spotify, and Google Play.