BRR. Show of hands for those who would brave these conditions? .
@modestlytri.ing Today's 15K run was absolutely freezing! It was 19 degrees when I arrived. It took 4+ miles before I could actually feel my feet. The hardest part of the run was the cold. The water was frozen at every water stop.
Winter training is tough sometimes but 14 weeks to Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico so I have to dig deep and #keepmovingforward .
Earned, not given. 💦
Conquistadas, não dadas.
🇧🇷 Por isso dá uma felicidade de lembrar cada história, ou melhor luta por trás das batalhas, ou melhor, medalhas. 😅🏅
Elas foram conquistadas, com um processo árduo de preparação. Treino de meia maratona, maratona, ultra, tri,… é uma viagem para dentro de você mesmo. A medalha se transforma em um souvenir dessa jornada. Quem passa por esses caminhos, sabe bem como é… o treino não é só para a massa magra, mas para massa cinzenta também. Das minhas maiores batalhas, essas 4 foram as que mais me ensinaram (incluindo o Léo 🐶, meu maior parceirinho). Ciclo encerrado, de olho em 2019. Dá até um friozinho na barriga… sei que terá muitas aventuras!
🇺🇸 It's so good to remember every fight behind the battles, or rather, race behind the medals. 😅
And it's all about the process, not the finisher line. Half marathon training, marathon, ultra, ... all these are a journey into yourself. The medal becomes a souvenir. Whoever goes through these paths knows what I'm talking about ... training is not just for muscles, but for brain as well. These medals were my greatest battles, the ones that taught me the most. (Including my 🐶 in the picture 😂 my best friend)...Season closed, with 👀 on 2019.
Mike was an athlete growing up, playing hockey and baseball every year until high school. Upon entering high school, Mike took on a new sport, partying. For the next four years, Mike drank and smoked his way through high school until he entered university and decided it was time to make a change. “I stopped smoking in 2009 and, a short time later, my mom asked if I wanted to participate in a half marathon.” Mike instantly gravitated to the sport because it only required one person to do. “Running was a sport I instantly connected with and has shaped who I am today, so I'm grateful I got into it.” Mike started training for his first half marathon in 2010; he fought off injuries to toe the line and finish his first race. Soon after, Mike’s love for running would take on a whole new meaning when he started a runstreak that would last four and a half years! “The runstreak has been one of biggest running accomplishments. I ran a minimum of 5 kilometres a day for 1700 days without a break. I really enjoyed the process, and when it came to ending it, I had no regrets.” In the upcoming year, Mike will be adding to his list of accomplishments by completing not one, but two ultra marathons. He’ll be participating in the 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge in May and the Bromont Ultra 50-mile race in October. If that’s not enough, Mike is hoping to run a few more trail runs in between!
Mike’s favourite places to run in the Toronto are usually the areas without cars. “Coming from Aurora, I was often mindful of suburban drivers who didn't expect anyone to be running on the roads. Thankfully, there were only close calls and I was never hit.”
Still kind of processing finishing my first spartan race. I got the idea in my head to do one early this year after watching @otc921077 and @465miranda do the super in San Jose. I am proud that I finished. And for right now, I guess that’s enough. I’m doing my best to stay in positive head space with time, since lord knows I could never race a competitive class since I wouldn’t have finished without help, and that was really my favorite part of the race. I still plan on doing more races, and I’m hoping I’ll enjoy the longer races more. I guess I feel like I should have been able to do better and I’m letting it eat at me. But I won’t let it stop me, just light a fire #spartanla
Week 2, here we go!
Starting off with an easy 60min in what I thought was going to be a lot colder. Finally tried out my pants that @oliviahoskin made me buy on the hottest day in June because #clearance
Really excited for a strong finish to 2018. It’s been another tough year but when I was on, I was ON, so let’s keep pushing forward. I may have missed a few months but I’m back now so no point in dwelling on it
Welcome to the present, we’re running 💪🙌
Believe in yourself. .
After I failed the mile in gym class, as a freshman in high school, I went out for the cross country team. I called my mom from a payphone at school to ask her to pick me up late so I could go to practice. She laughed at me. .
When I ran my first marathon as a freshman in college, the longest race I had ever run was a 5k. Everyone said "you can't" - I did. .
When I raced my first Ironman Triathlon having NEVER participated in a triathlon of any distance before, everyone said "you can't" - I did. .
When I went to the director of my Graduate program and told him I wanted to be a full-time professor at that school, he said, "if that's your goal you can't go to school here" - I did, and I'm a full-time professor at that school now. .
I've never followed the traditional road to achieve any of my goals, but I always believed that I could. What would you achieve if you always believed that you could? .
(just a note: my mom and the grad director have both always been and is VERY supportive of me, so this story isn't reflective of either of them)
5 485 hours ago
My last new #medalmonday for 2018 is my first ever half marathon medal from yesterday's #mkwinterhalf 🏅and it even came with a new training shirt
I don't think I ever earned a medal in my entire life before I stared running but in just a few months I've managed to get 7 and I couldn't be prouder of myself.
Now I just hope santa brings me a medal hanger so I've got somewhere to keep them all 🎅👍🏃
Siste øvingspost med denne herlige gjengen før man går ut i praksis 🎈🧸
To all the nurses out there: «They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you make them feel» 👌💙 Nurses are awsome 😇
2 266 hours ago
Annanz arret annanz arret🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🌝🌝🌝
6 306 hours ago
Fikk B på første eksamen i sykepleierens funksjoner. Nå gjelder det å gi alt man har igjen av krefter på siste eksamen i Anatomi & Fysiologi så kan julen bare ringe inn 😤🥵🙏📚🔎💉🌡💊🦠
«Anything is Possible» ❤️
Bom dia e uma ótima semana pra todos 🙌🏼
Essa semana promete , muitas coisas boas🙏🏼😉
Quando estamos juntas @vanfonsek é uma sintonia muito forte e uma energia surreal.
Não desista das suas conquista, pois é preciso muita força de vontade para seguir em frente, mas depois das conquistas realizadas, sempre agradecemos..
Essa semana tem corridinha todos os dias , bora secar.
WHAT A WEEKEND! 💙
We made our way home from Millinocket today and made a few stops on the way. First up, this is me, eating what is known as a “lobby pop” at @highrollerlobsterco. If you thought, “That looks like 🦞 on a stick!” you’d be correct! It’s utter heaven 😇. Second, we stopped @bbbthreerivers in Milo today and made an amazing new friend, @mattpoursbeer. We spent 2 hours at the brewery talking to him and had the best time! Third, we had a wonderful time in Millinocket. We’ll definitely be back!
I did a thing this morning and signed up for another marathon... 2019 CIM I’m coming for ya! #sub4
43 12783 days ago
I don’t think the physical pain of running 26.2 miles as fast as you can is the hardest part. I think the hardest part about marathoning is all the unknowns. Putting in the effort day after day, and making a gamble that THE day you choose to test yourself and chase your dreams is a good one.
⭐️a day where you are healthy, having successfully dodged the season’s colds and flus
⭐️a day the weather gods are in your favor.
⭐️a day where you arrive at the start line having pushed yourself to reach optimized fitness, yet remain uninjured. .
The hardest part indeed is putting our ❤️s on the line without any of these guarantees.
But the one thing we can always count on, is that whether the stars align with perfect conditions and good health or not, none of that matters if we haven’t put in the work. We must show up every day truly believing it will be worth it so that we can get the most out of ourselves. Marathoning requires blind faith.
Cheers to everyone who trained their asses off for #CIM and put their hearts on the line. Whether that resulted in a DNS, DNF, PR, BQ, OTQ, or “just a finish.” You are all courageous and incredible!
(One other “unknown”- will your finish photo be fist-pumps and smiles or ugly crying and grimace?😬😂)
My first double digit run since Indy!! These legs are not used to this and they were dead when I finished. And it is cold out there today! Like below 20 degrees cold so I gave in to pants today because I can’t ha sleep the cold for that long in shorts. But, this run was relaxing and just what I needed to start out the day. Now I’m off to do all of the exciting things like playing taxi, cleaning, and grocery shopping. But, tonight will be a kid free night!
If you haven’t signed up with @charitymiles yet to support your favorite charity with @brooksrunning you should check it out!! Today I ran in support for @leukemialymphomasociety . #runhappy#charitymiles
Better?! Is this a more appropriate pose for us “runner moms” that have the same stance? If you’re confused see my story. I was told that all of runner moms have the same stance and it’s like we are all in competition with one another. I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure how else a person stands when they take a photo, so to be a little facetious I decided to do a cheese ball belly pose. Enjoy!
I’m so proud of us! We ran our 1st Ultra Marathon! 31+ miles at a 9:32 pace on a tough, but beautiful course. We hit our goal to take it easy since this was our first, run about a 9:30 pace, and finish strong. And we did it! We both felt great the last 5+ miles after 26.2. I almost cried when we hit mile 31. I came in 1st out of 15 in my age division and Jess and I finished 11th/12th out of 61 females. We are stoked!! @jessrunsblessed .
Thank you @bmwdallasmarathon for putting on a fantastic weekend and to all of you for your support leading up to this day. 🙏🏼😊