I’ve been on Lesvos, at the heart of the #EuropeanRefugeeCrisis for the past week working with @yogasportforrefugees - it’s been such a bittersweet experience.
The work being done by @yogasportforrefugees and @ohfcommunitycenter , and the amount of people/refugees they are helping, with such limited resources, is nothing short of incredible. It’s so easy to follow and support them. They’re always in need of volunteers and donations to continue their work.
I didn’t take many pictures this week beacuase I wasn’t here as a photojournalist. I came here to learn. To see @estella_21 and help in whatever small way I could - I coached 3 track sessions, played basketball a couple of times, attempted some #acroyoga and joined the Muay Thai class. I met some great people - refugees, workers, volunteers.
Sport connects people in such a great way. The refugees I met and trained with quickly became my friends. They’re friendly, smart, polite, energetic, quick to smile and laugh. The refugee camps of Lesvos are no place for them. Violence, disease, drugs, rape, theft are all constant threats. Moria Camp (flimsy tents) also happens to be the most overcrowded ‘living space’ on Earth. I’m wearing five layers, six if you count the buff, and I’m cold
It’s a complex issue, but some things are immediately clear to me. The EU Governments and the UNHCR who have the greatest power and responsibility to help, haven’t done enough. The majority of the Media has failed refugees too - often dehumanising them in an attempt to pursue a political agenda.
I just wanted to post some initial thoughts from my time here. #runningcommunity#refugeestories#onehappyfamily#whywerun
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The sun came out just as I got to the lake, but that wind is COLD and yes, that’s ice out there!
Happy Holidays, from your friends at MRC OC 🖤🖕🖤 Oh, and P.S. Our MRC gear giveaway contest is still going on! Check out the steps below to participate! See y’all next Thursday, 12/20 @ 7pm for MRC OC: Mid-Week Edition @noblealeworks in Anaheim!
MRC GEAR GIVEAWAY CONTEST: We’re running a contest for free MRC shirts & tanks at our next run on Thursday, Dec 20 @ 7:00pm @noblealeworks! Check out the details below to participate (and mark your calendars while you’re at it!)
✔️STEP 1: Like this post & tag a friend who has not yet joined us for an MRC OC: MID-WEEK EDITION Thursday night run!
✔️STEP 2: Show up with your tagged friend next Thursday, 12/20 @noblealeworks for our next MID-WEEK EDITION group run + beers!
✔️STEP 3: All those who participate will be entered into a drawing & we will randomly select the winners at the run! The winners will be the person who tagged a friend and the friend who was tagged – we will give away TWO shirts/tanks in total! Swipe ➡️ to see a few examples of our swag!
Fine print: feel free to tag as many friends as you like, but only one entry per tagger will be entered into the drawing. You & your tagged friend must be present at our next run in order to participate! The winners will be able to select the piece of @mikkellerrunningclub gear they like best in the size of their choosing 🎉
CHICAGO 2019 🏃🏻🇺🇸
Can’t believe that after trying London and Berlin multiple times, my first abbott major will be in the US. 😜👍🏼 Fate, fortune, destiny. Not sure which one, but I’m sure that I’m crazy excited! 👊🏼😱
Thanks @chimarathon , kind of love you already! See you soon! 😘💪🏼
Someone else going? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🇫🇷 Pas possible qu'après avoir essayé Londres et Berlin plusieurs fois, mon premier Abbott Major sera aux États-Unis. 😂 destin, fortune... Je m’en fiche, mais je suis déjà super motivé! 🏃🏻😊
Merci Chicago, c’est l’amour déjà! À bientôt! 👍🏼👌🏼
Quelqu'un d'autre qui vient? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🇧🇷 Depois de varias tentativas pra Londres e Berlim, minha primeira major sera nos EUA. 🏃🏻❤️
Engraçado o destino.. Mas muito muito empolgado já para o ano que vem.. 🤤
Viagem em familia para 2019. Valeu Chicago, ja estou apaixonado. 🥰😘
I had to convince myself to go for a run in the dark today (and I also had to tell a bunch of people that I was going, so it would keep me accountable), but once I was out it was really nice 😊 The snow melted away yesterday, but today we got a new, thin layer and it made the city so soft ❄️ It was also a bit slippery, so my legs got an additional challenge, but all in all it was a great 10 K 🏃🏼♀️
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I ran through the Xmasbox Light Maze that's next to Wembley Stadium this evening. It's an immersive light installation designed by Brut Deluxe, and it's made up of semi-transparent panels that reflect light rays in a rainbow colour spectrum. So the whole thing changes colour as you wander through it (which I found mesmerising!) And it plays soothing music too. Not your typical festive lights but I thought it was pretty cool!
What a day 🤪
This morning I got to the gym and since it was 25 and still super icy out I headed to the treadmill to be safe. ❄️ After 2 miles I was done. I kept feeling so dizzy and hot 🥵 and just so off so I knew it was time to call it quits.
This afternoon after fueling up and some rest we headed out to try our hand at some stroller miles. 🏃🏼♀️ 4 more miles that felt SO much easier (well as easy and stroller running while pregnant can be). Total of 6 miles for Wednesday! 🙌
Thankful to finally get outdoors this afternoon and that the temperatures finally got close to 50 and will hopefully melt some of this snow 😊
Happy Hump Day!
It was soooo cold earlier this morning but that didn’t stop me. Grateful for the strength to run. Six sort-of-easy miles in my local park, which was very empty.
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Un peu frais ce soir, mais ça fait du bien!
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Hey just another pic of me looking like a giant next to @ginakriger84 😂 I swear I’m just really an average height. Gina asked if I thought we could get this run done in 1:30 and look what we did 🙌🏻 10 around my hood with almost 1,000 ft of elevation gain 💪🏻 #happyhumpday#runningfriendsarethebest
It’s amazing what a little confidence boost will do to your mind and body! I’m the girl who’s always comparing myself to everyone else. Social Media can be like poison, making me feel not good enough sometimes. But I am proud of how far I have come and even though I feel like I have a long way to go in a lot of aspects of my life, right now I can say that I’m proud. I hope if you’re like me, and comparing yourself to someone else’s journey, just try to remind yourself how far you’ve come in your own. 💕 Also, look at that sky today! Weather in So Cal is pretty perfect right now. 😍⛅️
Huhu #runners 🙋♀️ Nach Feierabend bin ich schnell in meine Laufsachen geschlüpft und direkt losgelaufen. Es war bitterkalt, aber die Sonne hat sich sogar kurz blicken lassen ☀️ Es wurden trotz Kälte noch 10 km 🤸♀️ Jetzt geht es ab auf die Couch. Schönen Abend 🧘♀️⭐ #nevernotrunning#sundown#outdoors (Werbung-verlinkte Personen)
De dag afgesloten met een vrij rustige duurloop van 6km. En het ging goed! Ik ben vanochtend al bij CrossFit geweest, dus was bang dat het niet zo lekker zou gaan, maar gelukkig wel💪🏼 Mijn moeder was ook mee! We lopen allebei ons eigen tempo en zien elkaar weer bij het startpunt. Ik ben trots op haar dat ze het hardlopen weer heeft opgepakt! Wat hebben jullie vandaag voor training gedaan? #hardlopen#crossfit#fitlifemartine
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Nabend ihr Lieben, seid ihr auch vor Weihnachten so vollgestopft mit Terminen😮? Man hat irgendwie kaum noch Zeit Luft zu holen😟.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Umso mehr habe ich den gemeinsamen Lauf mit meiner lieben @kuehlsandra genossen. 2km Einlaufen, 10km Fahrtenspielchen und 3km Auslaufen, nun ist der Kopf wieder etwas freier 😊👍. Gut so!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Wünsche euch einen kuschligen Abend 💖.
This elf got off the shelf to run 13.1 miles!
Also, apparently my new thing is starting my half marathons late. 3 of my 4 last half marathons, I’ve started late because I really needed to pee and chose to empty my bladder vs starting on time. Then I spend the first mile+ trying to catch up. Good thing for chip timing! 📷: @nakeanphotography
It’s not much, but it’s 3km more than I would’ve done had it not been for #ru2c. Planning a bigger one later (who have I become?!). Head over to @run_bradders_run’s post for the great effects of @runup2christmas - perfectly said!🎄 🎅🏼 .
My surgery is confirmed for 20th Dec - which means unless I can run c.60 km in the next 8 days I won’t hit my target. But I’m still gonna strive for it and the 50k medal is still an awesome achievement 🥇 and the main thing is it will be so many more km’s then I’d have ever have run otherwise 🙌🏼🙌🏼 (especially those morning runs 😣).
How’s everyone else’s #runuptochristmas going?! ❤️💚
Uma vez me perguntaram qual era a minha prioridade neste momento da minha vida.
💭Eu respondi que de alguns anos para cá, mais ou menos uns 10 anos para cá, eu não tenho mais fase, a prioridade sempre sera “eu” e depois vem o que tiver que vir (que hoje no caso é minha filha).
🗝Eu aprendi a me colocar em 1º lugar 🥇 sempre e não porque sou egoísta, orgulhosa, sem humildade. Mas porque eu descobri lá trás que me colocando em 1º lugar e estando bem comigo, tudo, absolutamente T͟͟U͟͟D͟͟O͟͟ a minha volta também fica bem na minha percepção.
Não vivemos um mundo 🌍 de maravilhosas, mas vivemos mais T͟͟O͟͟L͟͟E͟͟R͟͟A͟͟N͟͟T͟͟E͟͟S͟͟ conosco e com o mundo.
❤️Hoje eu sou 1º lugar para mim:
📍Treino todos os dias
📍Me alimento bem
📍Cuido do meu espírito
📍Cuido do meu marido
📍Cuida da minha filha
📍Cuido do meu profissional
E por aí vai...
👉🏻 Isso tudo é para falar: S͟͟E͟͟ C͟͟O͟͟L͟͟O͟͟Q͟͟U͟͟E͟͟M͟͟ E͟͟M͟͟ P͟͟R͟͟I͟͟M͟͟E͟͟I͟͟R͟͟O͟͟ P͟͟L͟͟A͟͟N͟͟O͟͟! Pois, fazendo isso, tudo à sua volta entra em equilíbrio e cada indivíduo ocupa o espaço que deve ocupar sem ninguém fazer mal a ninguém!!!
Boa tarde, Brasewwwwww!!!!!