Beautiful day for a run in the mountains!
Woke up at 4am to catch the 5Peaks bus to Canmore. Weather was chilly to start but turned into one of the most serene, beautiful runs I've ever enjoyed.
Life took me away from my training the past month. I was underprepared for this race - so I just changed my mindset and my goals. Take it slow, steady and enjoy it. Mission accomplished.
Sometimes we are not exactly where we want to be when a race or other physical pursuit comes up. Sometimes injuries sideline us. Sometimes vacations come up. Sometimes stress and life demands take their toll. That's OK. Just re-evaluate and keep moving forward. But whatever you do, don't forget to enjoy the journey. The scenery is pretty spectacular when we take the time to look around. ❤️ Thanks to @5peaksrun for another perfect event, to my friends @ternceb@nanapapa78@tlvb70 and Linda who also ran today and big shout out to @body.inmotion for his AMAZING photography skills!! #5peaks#trailrunning#PTswhorun#mountains#snowinseptember#lovedeveryminute#mountainair#run
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This weekend did not go as planned. But I am still content. Saturday, during my 28k at the Rut I bonked, HARD. I have my A race coming up in two weeks, and it wasn't worth the risk of hurting myself, simply for a "finish". So I made the choice to drop at the summit.
But today, I ran the 11k, and I felt great! Legs were strong and energy was good; and I know I made the correct choice yesterday. Even though it was a tough one! Happy running! .
What’s that mean @LadyBoss ?
Go see the world! It’ll change your perspective. I went running today on the river trail in a place I’ve never been before it was beautiful. I met some dogs saw a wedding photo shoot, and stumbled upon many other runners and bikers.
People are friendly I got lots of smiles and hello’s, saw some wildlife and explored the areas that I am working in. Why the heck not? I didn’t wanna sit in my hotel room or hotel bar and waste away my afternoon when I could be out enjoying nature, meeting new people and seeing the sights.
Some of my best business development thinking happens when I’m out hiking or running in nature.
I live to have a chance to be unplugged to enjoy my surroundings to clear my head and to problem solve and strategize the critical decisions I need to make in the coming weeks.
Exploration is good for your soul, if you’re struggling with a big decision or trying to identify your next steps, get outside it’ll help clear your head.
And now for dinner. This Lady’s hungry.
Grateful for these ladies who also enjoy waking up early to put one foot in front of the other. Happy to say that running has really brought us together- they aren’t just cool coworkers, but also running buddies & friends. Picture was taken last weekend after our last training run, we are taking today off. #breakfastclub#runliv#PTswhorun#jprunning1018in2018
Fun run @brazenracing summer breeze half marathon! Got a PR of 1:54 for trail half marathon (it was fast and flat). I only ran 2x/wk and total mileage was less than 19 mi./wk. Most importantly, I finished feeling strong and was able to take my daughter to 2 birthday parties after! Are you hobbling/limping after a training run or a race? I treat injured runners all the time and there are 3 main reasons that I see are a problem: 1) training error- they just run too much (like everyday) or run too fast or too many hills, didn't ease back into running after a break 2) they have a mismatch of load and capacity- their body just doesn't have the capacity to withstand 3-5x their bodyweight on one leg (because that's what running is- jumping and landing on 1 leg repeatedly for thousands of steps!) and 3) poor run form- which is dictated by habits, how you train (i.e. weights, foam rolling, stretching) and what kind of mobility and motor control/stability your body brings to the table.
If you struggle with your run or simply want to improve your run times and/or be injury resistant, join "The Bulletproof Runner's Boot Camp" starting in Sept. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. #prehabbeatsrehab#thebulletproofrunner#runners#trailrunning#halfmarathon#runstrong#ptswhorun