See you back in march new york city ❤️ this girl just sent her application with a qualifying half time for the nyc half! excited to race in one of my favourite cities!!
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I’ll be running my 3rd half marathon on saturday! i’m so excited. here’s a #tbt to my first two half marathons.
the pic on the left is from my first half that i ran in october 2015 when my son was 11 months old. the runners world half in bethlehem pa is fantastic. i ran a 2:11 despite lots of hills and a sore hip.
the pic on the right is from the scranton half this past april. another post baby race when lana was just 7 months old. this was not a fantastic race for me, but i was proud of my finish despite not training consistently. i ran a 2:24 with positive splits haha. this race has a tough trail section at the end too.
i’d be lying if i said i had zero expectations for the philly half. ideally i would love to finish. 😉 and if i could come in between my previous finish times, i would be thrilled. but if not, that will be ok too. this is my first big city race so i want to soak it all in and enjoy being part of it.
more than just the race, i cannot wait to hang out with @vanessacstella, indulge in some glorious brunch after and enjoy the city!
now i’m going to hunker down inside since it is snowing like crazy outside, order a pizza and cuddle up with my kiddos. ❄️☃️🍕 #throwbackthursday#phillyhalf#halfmarathon#halfmarathontraining#postbabyrunning
Many of you know that i'm currently training for my fifth half marathon. the sf half marathon (almost 4 years ago) was my very first race and i found that building up distance was really harsh on my knees and it band. a coworker of mine introduced me to @biofreeze to help cool the pain. i'm happy to say that i'm partnering with #biofreeze as i train for my next half marathon! #sponsored
Little by little a little becomes a lot.
transformation tuesday. there’s a bucket load of years, joy, tears, miles and babies (to name a few) between these two pictures. you don’t see the ups and downs between these two runners; my progress definitely wasn’t always linear but gosh dang it i made some serious progress here folks. ^
i remember my first half like it was yesterday. i ran the canyonlands half marathon in moab utah with a 3 year old and a fussy new baby on the sidelines. right after i crossed the finish, i rushed to go nurse my baby as fast as i could as i think my b*****s hurt way more than my legs ever did that race 🤣 #bamr . i went into my first half super open minded and ready to just have a blast without time expectations. i felt like an old vet because i had run 2 full marathons before i ran my first half marathon 😂. in fact, i think i had only run two races post high school (a 5k and a 10 miler) before i toed the line to my first marathon at age 21. go big or go home right? this is clearly a theme in my life.... i don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing 😬😆.
most importantly, though, i want to address the mindset of that hot pink spandex wearing running momma. the moment i crossed that finish line and saw 1:37 i was happy and proud because i reached my goal that day but i also knew in that same moment i could brake 1:30. i have this very real way of literally seeing a goal before it happens. i got it stuck in my mind and there was no stopping me. i ran a 1:28 6 months later and half marathon # 2 went down with a big pr. i know i touch on this subject from time to time but faith and belief in ourselves is so dang powerful. it’s truly magic when we have faith, trust the process and then get to work. go out on a limb and believe that you can do something mighty that you dream of doing. if it doesn’t scare you then you probably aren’t dreaming big enough right? #dreamreallyfreakingbig#workhard#trainsmart
Enjoyed this beautiful day so very much. did a run/walk today with no music. spent the time thinking about how greatful i was to be out there. and how much i missed it when i was feeling too bad to be there. #feelgood#vertigosucks#greatfulfortoday
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Next race 👉 @philly_marathon half marathon in philadelphia, pa this saturday. i’ll be taking over the @floridatrackclub account this friday and saturday sharing everything from pre to post race.
one year ago, i ran my 2nd half marathon at tom walker memorial, hosted by florida track club, to my surprise finishing under my goal time of 1hr45min after encountering inflammation issues during training.
i’ve since joined florida track club and @team_ftc and despite encountering similar issues once again over the summer, this time around i took action to solve the issue through strength and mobility training thanks to coach enoch and @requestpt. .
you can (and should) prepare for anything during training, but no matter what you can’t exactly predict what comes race day. in philly, it may be freezing ☃️and i don’t know how i’ll adapt as i rarely run in those temps here in fl.
nevertheless, i am bound to do what i can and most importantly have a great time in the presence of others who share a passion in this sport and for the cause or @aacr_foundation cancer research - it’s why i particularly chose philly of all places.
thanks to florida track club 🍊for making the travel to this race possible through a race scholarship. can’t wait to visit and run in this historic city for the first time!
Half marathon training must go on and i just couldn’t bring myself to run outside in this cold miserable rain (i know...s**k it up buttercup right??) but i still wanted those miles. so me and the dreadmill got along for 5 sweet miles today 🙌🏼. just over two weeks until game time.