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#PerseveranceWednesday 😁 I just created that. Although let’s be honest, a lot of days as a mom who runs require tons of perseverance. Even with Rhett gone to my in-laws, Tucker tested me as usual! I swaddled him and successfully got him down for a morning nap and hustled to make my deviled eggs and keto dressing, but of course that only lasted about 25 minutes before he was awake and screaming. So I changed and tried to take him out in the single stroller for some fresh air. I started to pump up one of the tires that needed a little bit of air, but it deflated completely and wouldn’t reinflate 🤦🏼‍♀️ So even though I didn’t really want to, I figured I could push him in the double still. It had a tire that needed a tiny bit of air, too, so I tried to air it up, and yet again, just lost all its air! Stupid pump! So I went to plan C, left Tucker in his seat, said a quick prayer he would decide to sleep, and hopped on the treadmill at 6 mph for an easy effort. He didn’t start to fuss until after 2 miles, so I called it at 2.5 and quickly threw in 50 air squats. I guess watching me squat repetitively was hypnotic cause then Tucker was mega chill and even sleepy-looking, so I cranked the mill back up to round the run out to 3 miles. A 10:00 mile is tougher after squats 😂 but hey average HR 132!! That makes me proud. Who’s ready for thanksgiving?! I’m super thankful for my treadmill!
New post-baby #3 distance today. I’m pretty proud of myself for taking it slower than I have in the past after having a baby. I’ve been back to running now for five weeks and hadn’t gone above 2 or 3 miles yet before today. And I walked a couple times in this run when I felt like it 😊 I wore my Philly marathon shirt and realized it’s been almost 10 YEARS to the day since I ran it. It was my first marathon and it was so special to me. I grew up outside of Philly so my dad came out, and my friend Ashley ran the last 6 miles with me. I finished in 4:35:15 and immediately started looking for more marathons to run. I even got the symbol from the logo tattooed on my ankle as a reminder of my love for running and the journey I’ve gone on (Philly was also my first half marathon in 2007). If all goes well with my running I may return to this race next year as my comeback marathon. The temptation is strong but we will see! Swipe for marathon memories from 10 years ago, 11/23/2008 💙
Postpartum journey #3 has been a totally different ballgame—it’s been much more of a struggle to get my body “back” and a lot of time I want to throw in the towel. I have to keep reminding myself that success doesn’t come from things you do occasionally. It comes from things you do consistently. You can’t eat a couple salads and expect to have abs. You can’t workout once or twice and except to see results. You can’t work your business every now and then and expect to earn six figures. These things take consistency and hard work. Sometimes it feels like the steps we take daily are futile, but it’s these small daily actions that end up leading to long-term results. So even if it feels like you’re spinning your wheels, KEEP going. You got this 💪🏼 #6weekspostpartum #momof3 #postpartumbody #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #postpartumbody #motherof3 #motherrunner #mombod #momabs #momstruggles #consistencyiskey #dontquit #dontgiveup #babynumber3 #thirdbaby
I think I spent more time stretching before and after running than actually running! If felt good to shake out these legs, but not THAT good. - Tomorrow’s Turkey Trot 5K, just a few days after the half marathon, has me wondering if I should just take it easy and have some fun... or try to beat my time from last year?! 🤷🏻‍♀️ I have a feeling once I get there I will be in the mood to attempt another PR. Anyone else with me?! - It doesn’t feel like tomorrow should be Thanksgiving!! Save travels this weekend! 🦃 • Sports bra: @oiselle - #runthismomlife 🏃🏻‍♀️ #6monthspostpartum #shakeoutrun #treadmillrun #wednesdayworkout #thoroughbredclassic
Running makes me tick ✔️I’m deliberately taking it easy with my training at the moment but enjoying it all the same! . . I’m mindful that my body has undergone quite a lot since I was in high training mode ~ my first pregnancy was followed closely by a twin pregnancy! 🤰🏼🤱🏼🤰🏼🤱🏼🤱🏼😅 #iloverunning #mumofthree #sixmonthspostpartum . . . . . #runningmum #twinmum #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #postpartumbody #fitmum #getstrong #runstrong #stayfit #fitforlife #fitgirl #fitspo #running #runnergirl #blonderunner #runspiration #marathonrunner #mumspiration #inspiringwomenrunners #womensrunningcommunity #instarunners #runhappy #runchat #healthandfitness #runningblogger #fitnessblogger #wellnessblogger
@jenwiderstrom nailed it with this post. I have a competitive nature. It's hard to turn it off. When you refocus on making your competition yourself, you can actually become a better version of yourself every day. And isn't that what we all really want? To be our very best selves? I know I do. . #last90days #chictribe #chicambassador #madeformore #yoga #namaste #tiu #toneitup #tiuteam #balance #fitness #nutrition #healthylifestyle #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumfitness #running #run #runner #postpartumrunning #trainingtotrain
Family strength night is my favorite. 🏋️‍♀️♥️ I've learned to love strength work *almost* as much as running. 🙌I credit so much of my running progress with having consistently strength trained for years. 💪 _ Would you skip a run if it meant you got in your strength session?🤔 That's what I did today and I know it'll only help me be a better runner.😊🏃‍♀️ _ #motherrunner #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #strengttraining #homegym #womenrunning #womensrunningcommunity #thesemotherscanrun #marathonrunner
#hugarunnerday but today I ran on my treadmill and it was really a jog, so here’s my last @runarete_oakland team huddle at the track at roughly 6AM before I gave birth. The time spent running the Oval Office with these ladies really helped get the little lady out. (Really, bcuz when I went to the hospital the day before the doctor said the baby was still “too high”. Not so much after a track Wednesday!) 🤪🥰
This workout was...interesting 🤣 I drove to the track and ran the first part. Then it got real dark real fast and I was alone (there’s usually always others there) - and I just didn’t feel safe 😕 So, I drove a mile to a more populated area and finished the workout on rolling hills (not ideal but way better than not feeling safe). I was frustrated as I drove but as I started the second part of my workout I remembered that 1. I’m tapering 2. This minor blip will not make or break my marathon time 3. Better safe than sorry 4. Don’t take your running that seriously...it will ALL BE OKAY! I felt good which is all that matters 🏃🏼‍♀️🙌🏼 . . . My workout was too messy to type 😂A mix of 2x2 mile repeats @ 8:20 plus 8x30 sec hill sprints. Splits for 2 mile repeats were : (8:18, 8:19) (8:14, 8:01)👌🏼
“I feel like an awkward marshmallow” -someone on Instagram 🤣 This sums up exactly how I feel while running right now. I especially feel like one when I get barely any sleep because Reid decides to party from 3:30-5:30am last night 😑 Today I ran an easy 2.6 miles downhill following my ifit trainer. #ifit #runnersofinstagram #runstrong #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumrunning #run #runner #womensrunning #runhappy #runtherapy
Slowly but surely working on my pace 🏃‍♀️ #strava #runningmom #winterrunning #sauconyrunning #postpartumrunning
I’ve been feeling all over the place lately. Ever since I ran the Marine Corps Marathon, I’ve been feeling a little lost with out a training plan or a future goal. I’m so ready for a NEW FRESH CONSISTENT routine. But in the mean time, while I figure out what’s next, I’ll be running to and from my errands. Yesterday, I ran to and from Starbucks, picking up leaves on the way, for my preschoolers fall project. Today, I ran after picking up groceries, for thanksgiving dinner, from Costco to the house. Although, I have no idea how far or how fast I ran, I certainly enjoyed all the fall colors. This wall of red trees are by far my favorite! Even my 3 year old was in awe of them. 🍁
Had to make sure I could actually run 3 miles in preparation for Thursday 😂 Not as fast as I had hoped but not not as slow as I had feared... #turkeytrotprep 🦃 #gobblegobble #postpartumrunning #worthit
Today's run wasn't the most enjoyable , as shortly after I took this photo little Harry decided he wanted out and hollered basically the whole way home. As a last resort, I put some of his favorite music on my phone for him to listen to (Little Baby Bum). It did help and I'm sure the people walking their dogs thought I was crazy listening to these silly songs! Haha! But, you gotta do what you gotta do. Hopefully tomorrow will go better. Every run can't always be a great run! #reallife #momlife #beingamomishard #crybaby #slowrunner #postpartumrunning #postpartumrunner #canadianrunner #mom #motherrunner #momswhorun #thule #thuleurbanglide2 #strollerrunning
One of the biggest mistakes women make after delivering their baby 👶is go back to running or other high impact activities TOO SOON- before their pelvic floor and core are really healed. High impact includes sprinting/jog/run, jumping rope, or HIIT and mommy boot camp classes where they have you sprinting and jumping. ❇️There is so much pressure to “Get your body back” after 👶 especially on SM with all the celebrities with flat abs the day after giving birth. ❇️Women are so desperate to lose the baby weight and think doing all of the CARDIO is going to get them there faster❇️We get it. We’re athletic moms too. The women in our PT practice have done Ironman and countless 🏊‍♀️ 🚲 run 🏃‍♀️ events/races. We’ve made all those mistakes and have learned the smart way to approach postpartum core rehab after pregnancy 🤰 We want to help you get back to fitness the SMART way too❗️Proper Strength Training to rebuild and rehab your core and pelvic floor should be the FOUNDATION before you layer on impact and higher level fitness. ❇️Smart training can help prevent or mitigate issues like diastasis recti, prolapse and stress incontinence (peeing when you cough/sneeze/run/jump). ❇️If you’d like some help getting back to fitness, DM or call us 925-222-5446 to learn more about our Core & Pelvic Floor ReBoot Camp workshops❗️#diastasisrecti #prolapse #running #postpartumrunning #strengthtrainingforwomen #sanramon #postpartumfitness #postpartumbody #mommybootcamp #coreexercises #coreworkout #pelvicfloor #corerehab
I see you, tired friends. Today was an active recovery day, and I embraced it. My running coach @mamabear_runs_marathons has been working with me to SLOW DOWN, and today I took her up on it. It goes against my very nature to take it easy. I’m sure many of us can relate, as we dart from one thing to the next as fast as we can muster. But, we need the down time. I don’t think I’ve ever looked more lovingly at a few days off from work, which will come later this week. Glad to have some time built in to rest and recharge physically and mentally, and enjoy the week with the people around me. Cheers to an easier few days and hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.
All the layers and first time wearing gloves this season. Definitely felt like winter today so I'm enjoying the remaining magic of fall while it lasts. Hello marathon training week #3 . #fallrunning #winterrunning #coldweatherrunning #fallmagic
Week4 run1✅ Another run complete. Starting to feel in a good routine of running on certain days, having worked them into and around my schedule. Need to start factoring in other workouts thorough the week to boost my weight loss and to my fitness. #c25k #couch25k #couchto5k #mumsthatrun #runningforweightloss #beginnerrunner #postpartumweightloss #postbabybody #weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightlossjourney2018 #runmummyrun #motherrunner #postpartumrunning #runningmum
The holidays are almost upon us & I was recently asked to chat a bit about how I stay motivated to stay fit through holidays & the cold of winter when it’s so easy to stay curled up on the couch. First let’s be clear, I am totally going to eat gravy covered everything this Thursday & bake an obscene amount of Christmas cookies (sampling them all of course) & generally enjoy all the food that goes along with this wonderful season. What I’m not going to do is say “ oh well I want to binge all the goodies & holidays are busy so I just can’t right now. So go to the comment section for a handful of my tips for staying fit in the holiday & winter season 💁🏼‍♀️
A few ornaments were broken in the excitement, but it was worth it to see Cadence so excited to participate. 😁🎄⛄ It just gets better and better. ♥️ _ 8.5 Georgia miles with @mpaolini0420 this morning to start out the 🦃 week. 🍁 _ #motherrunner #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #thesemotherscanrun #womenrunning #womensrunningcommunity #itslikechristmaseveryday #11weeksold #maternityleave
Oh hey. Yeah. Gonna do this thing again...but for real for real.
Monday motivation. It's so easy to find any excuse not to exercise, especially with a little babe at home demanding all of your attention. Got put on call for work, and instead of getting in another nap, I decided to get in another day with c25k! Things won't change unless you put in the work👊🏼 #run #running #momswhorun #postpartumrunning #c25k #zenlabsfitness #runnersofig #runnersofinstagram
Guess what I did! I signed up for a half marathon and just completed day one of a 12 week training plan!! #austinhalfmarathon2019 Yay for what feels like starting over... but excited for the challenge 👟👟 #halfmarathontraining #running #everymileisamemory #runandbehappy #postpartumrunning 💙
After a nice visit of some running, brewery hopping and site seeing my sister went back home to Connecticut 🙁 So that means I’m back to my daily blur of trying to get things done if the baby lets me...Today though I got in a 2.5 mile run along with some weighted exercises 🏃🏼‍♀️💪🏻 #runnersofinstagram #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartumrunning #7weekspostpartum #run #runhappy #runtherapy #igrunners #ifit
Steady 5km at lunchtime. Really didn’t want to run, as I was quite happy at home in the warm with lots of work to do. But, as they always say, I did feel better for getting out for the run.. . ❤️🏃🏻‍♀️❤️ . And I’ve just realised that I’ve exceeded my September and October kms and we’re only@in mid-Nov. Good to know I’m running a bit more this month.. . 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 . #run #running #runner #motherrunner #runningmum #runnersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #rmr #runmummyrun #thismumruns #thismumcan #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #postpartumbody #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #garmin #garminconnect #garminforerunner #forerunner235 #youdoyou
❄️ Winter Fitness Goals ❄️ I love reading other people’s seasonal goals, so I thought I would share my own. Dig out your toques and Baileys people.. Winter has arrived in Canada 🇨🇦 🍷 Here’s the plan.. . • Keep up with 4 runs per week, at least one being outdoor (preferably 2) . • Stay on track with the BBG workouts 3 times per week. I will have completed the 12 week program by early January. I’m tempted to either carry on with weeks 13-24 or start a new cross training program. Suggestions? . • Enjoy our daughters first Christmas “fun run”. I can’t wait to see how excited she gets when she realizes SHE gets to run! She loves going to races. . • Participate in a December fitness challenge to stay motivated over the holidays (I’m not a fitness coach and I’m not interested in getting one). I just like a structured challenge 🤷🏻‍♀️💪🏻 . • Participate in some local races. So far, I am registered for a Christmas Fun Run 👆🏻 and another 5K road race. There is another winter race I have my eye on that I will likely register for as well. This is my first winter running outdoors, so I’m not setting any specific time goals for those. I’m quickly learning that navigating through puddles and snow banks doesn’t make for quick runs. . • Start my 9 week half-marathon training plan in the first week of January. . • Run my first half marathon before I return to work in March! . That’s a lot. But I’m excited. Plan, and execute. That’s what it’s all about people!! 😉 . Do you have any winter running goals? Have you registered for any winter races, or do you hold off until spring? . #winterrunning #mondaymotivation #fitnessgoals
🏃‍♀️Race Recap- DSM 1/2 Marathon 2018🏃‍♀️ One mile. That’s where I began my journey. I laced up my beat up tennis shoes May 1st. Eight weeks postpartum with baby #3 . I struggled to complete a single mile- but I knew if I didn’t accept that I was out of running shape- I’d never run again. I needed a goal. A big goal. So, I signed up for a race I had done 3 times before children- The Des Moines 1/2. It’s a wonderful race for beginners and we’d be able to visit family while in town for the race. I also, somehow, convinced my husband to run it with me. A self-proclaimed “Run-hater!” Our training was a struggle the first 8 weeks. Running never seemed to get easier and 3 miles felt like 100. However, I finished almost every training run without walking...no matter how slow I had to go. I finished. The miles got easier, more enjoyable, and less labored. Until we worked up to 10 training miles- which we both completed with ease. We were ready for Oct. 21st! We were able to run with our good friend Brian Heller, who helped David cross the finish line sub 2hours. I ran my race- I doubted myself miles 6-9...but I never stopped, I kept running and at mile 12 I gave everything I had and finished strong only a few minutes after Brian and David. It wasn’t my fastest time. But this race was my biggest accomplishment for many reasons. Thank you to everyone who is following my journey. My goals have not stopped- and I hope to inspire others thru my story and also transfer my page to a personal blog in 2019!💕 #keeprunning Photo Credit: @marylynnryan
*Neeeeeew!* EPISODE 44-BAD CASE OF THE RUNS We talk @balmerchick and her race report of the Seacoast Half here in NH,my gals that slayed the @philly_marathon , the Santa Shuffle put on by @millenniumrunning , products by @filausa @reflectoes @noxgear_nation @kahtoola @yaktraxtraction Aaaaaand a song by @okgo for your running playlist! Links in profile to all the goods 😁😍🏃‍♀️🎉 #run #runner #running #runnersofinstagram #5k #10k #halfmarathon #marathon #postpartumrunning #runningmama #badcaseoftheruns #podcast #runningpodcast #sherunsthistownnh #speedwork #milleniumrunning #hilltraining #philadephiamarathon #nycmarathon #newepisode #itunes #googleplaymusic #stitcherradio #igrunners #trailrunning #runnh #castbox #spotify #badcaseoftherunspodcast #iheartradio
When the big kids are at school and little man is napping, mommy & daddy get some QT together and bang out a workout. We may be doing different programs, we may be crammed into a tiny space, but we made it happen—and it felt great 💪🏼 If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that we can take better care of THEM if we take better care of US 💕 Kicking off week ✌🏼 of my lift/HIIT program and feeling fantastic! #postpartumrunning #momof3 #postpartumjourney #postpartumfitness #postpartumbody #6weekspostpartum #couplesworkout #momswholift #momsthatlift
If you never try, you’ll never know. . . That’s soooo true for today’s treadmill run! I thought it was a fat chance that Rhett was going to go sleep in his bed after falling asleep in the car for five minutes, but he passed right back out. THEN Tucker was asleep in his car seat right as we were pulling in the driveway, too, so I thought maaaaaaybe he’ll stay asleep. But as I was getting him out of the car— BOOM! Wide eyes staring at me. So as quickly as I possibly could, I threw on my tennis shoes, changed sports bras, put him next to the treadmill and started it. He fussed for 3.5 seconds, then the noise of the TM pulled him into a state of hypnosis, and I cruised 🏃🏼‍♀️I ramped up slightly at first, then pushed it to the end of the 5k mark, and cooled down at 6.0 mph til 4 miles. Praise Jesus, y’all! It’s a great day to have a great day 🤟🏼[9:12, 9:06, 8:54, 9:44– avg HR 146!] Oh, and @kurts_runningfitness I forgot to start my watch til a couple minutes in 😆 #motherrunner #momswhorun #motherrunner #ketorunner #lchf #movemorefitness #thesemotherscanrun #womensrunningcommunity #fitfluencer #floridafitness #runningmama #runningmom #datadrivenfitness #headandheart #trainsmart #findyourstrong #sauconyrunning #postpartumfitness #bodyafterbaby #postpartumrunning #3monthspostpartum #whole30runner #breastfeedingwhole30
A family that PRs together, stays together!! 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️ #medalmonday - Yesterday’s Gobbler Half Marathon Goal 1: under 1:45 ✔️ Goal 2: under 8:00 pace ✔️ (splits in my story) Goal 3: eyes on my husband throughout the race ✖️ not quite there yet! (He also won first in his age group! 🏆) - I try not to ever miss a Monday, but I’ll be skipping any form of physical exercise today! Next up, our annual family Thanksgiving Day 5K 🦃 Hope y’all have a great week! - #runthismomlife 🏃🏻‍♀️ #6monthspostpartum #gobblerhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #fitfam #runningpartner #turkeytrot #gobblegobble #mondaymotivation
5k with my Best Bud this morning. He's not a natural runner. Sure he is faster and fitter than me but he had 1 poo 15 pees and stopped to sniff every lamppost we went past. So I don't go with him as often as I'd like. #running #runspiration #runner #runnersofig #igrunners #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #7monthspostpartum #springerspaniel #dogstagram #ukrunchat
When in doubt run it out 🏃🏽‍♀️💪🏻 Everything is better after a run 💕 . . My two girls and I got a virus and it was a horrible one!! the three of us started vomiting on Friday 😭 we are all better now except for my baby ☹️ as you may expect baby hasn’t slept which means the rest of the house barely sleeps as well 😰 it’s been another tough week for me so I hope my baby feels better soon and we can all keep it up 🙏🏻 . . 7 miles for the day- 3 up- 7:53-7:57-7:53 - 1 down that’s all I could manage today and it was great to sweat 💦 . . . . . . #running #run #runner #runforlife #instarunners #runnersworld #teamnuun #runnersshoutouts #runforfun #runitfast #withoutlimitz #loverunning #runnerscommunity #motherrunner #teamzensah #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #iloverunning #postpartumrunning #igrunners #womensrunningcommunity #inspiringwomenrunners #runnersofinstagram #radrabbit #marathoner #runchat #longrun #longrunsunday #withoutlimitz
Being postpartum is beautiful and wonderful and hard and every kind of emotional roller coaster.👶♥️ It takes 9 months to finally accept your identity as a pregnant person, and then within a matter of hours, you belong in a completely different club with a new babe. 🤰 _ Hormones, body changes, breastfeeding, hunger from breastfeeding, lack of sleep, ALL the love and a 100% dependent baby (and an energetic 3 year old 💕). 😊 Running has helped me enjoy all of the identities, challenges, and joys of motherhood. ♥️This trip was exactly what I needed. 🌅 _ 6 double miles 👱‍♀️👶and a run around the beach before we packed up for home. 🚗 _ #motherrunner #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #marathonrunner #bestlittletrainingbuddy #strollerrunning #doublestroller #womenrunning #womensrunningcommunity #thesemotherscanrun
Sunday RUNday!!! Redux!! 😂🌼 This Sunday was a near repeat of last Sunday.... EXCEPT!....I shaved 3 minutes off my time!! Woo hoo! 👊 🌼🌼 We started at the dog park so Minnie and Radar could socialize with the other puppies! Then we got down to the running part. 🌼🌼 This time we ran with our Ironman jogging stroller...the package area is smaller but higher off the ground. Our other jogging stroller, the package area is really close to the ground and with Minnie's 18lbs in there, if the ground had any unevenness, she would bottom out and drag, creating added friction for me. 🙁 🌼🌼 This time, in the Ironman, she was well off the ground!! That said though, I think she may be missing a bit of fur on her right ear! She was hanging her head out the side for the whole ride and when I'd have to lift the front wheel up to turn, her ear would tilt back and rub the back wheel! 😂. Couldn't have been that bad though...she didn't seem to mind! 🐶 🌼🌼 The weather was overcast for the entire run, so it actually felt cooler than last time! 💦❤️ 🌼🌼 #Sundayrunday #babyrunner #radartherunningpup
Today my fourth baby is one! We revisited the scene of the crime this morning and decorated chocolate birthday cake filled with homemade Oreo frosting this afternoon. 😍
The postpartum journey is a crazy one, especially the first few weeks. Some days I feel like I am flying high and some days I feel completely overwhelmed. So, I put on my favorite running shoes...they don't have any running mileage left in them but I needed them on our walk today. They were a training cycle that taught me so much about the importance of just taking one step in front of the other. I hear this statement used so often but it is honestly much easier said than done. Every pair of running shoes has a story. Training for a marathon has taught me so much. I will be running soon again but at 3 weeks postpartum, today was exactly what I needed. #postpartumfitness #postpartumrunning #motherhood #boymom #3weekspostpartum #fuelyourpassions #longdistancerunner #womensrunning #womensrunningcommunity #halfmarathoner #marathoner #runhappy #brooksrunning #brookscadence #motherrunner
Anyone else out there dealing with thyroid issues? I’ve been hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s) since I was a teenager and I’m having a hard time stabilizing my levels now postpartum. I’ve been swinging back and forth between hypo and hyperthyroid symptoms/blood levels which basically makes me a hot mess physically and mentally- but it does explain a lot of how I’ve been feeling these past 8 weeks. My endocrinologist adjusted my meds again, but in the meantime running has taken a bit of a backseat until I get more energy and some of my other symptoms start to improve. I’ll still get out when I can and if I have the motivation to, but for now and especially during these last 2 weeks of maternity leave I need to prioritize getting a little more rest and letting my body get back to “normal.” Today has been a good day and I had an awesome run, so I’m celebrating that for now!
Finally got outside for a run instead of the old treadmill. 2.5km on pavement felt really good on the legs and pelvic floor is getting stronger. . The sun was setting so I took the @blackmarlinsports LED bracelet bands just to be safe. I wasn't sure how comfortable they would be and I was quite surprised. I had one on my left ankle and the other on my right wrist and they didn't bother me at all! 👍 #12weekspostpartum
Oh hello winter running! It sure was chilly this morning, but I enjoy the colder temps. Especially when I’m not trying to hit any particular pace. Because I live in Chicago, my winter running wardrobe is probably bigger than my summer one. Finding quality gear that keeps you warm can be tough sometimes. And, I realized #myrunangel can fit over my jacket! - My run actually felt really good this morning! I never know how long it is going to take my legs to recover from a marathon so I was pleased to see the paces when I felt like I was going easy. Now to enjoy a lazy Sunday and get prepped for the short work week! - What is your favorite piece of winter running gear? I love my Oiselle mittens! - #happyrunner #fitspo #fitlife #runtoinspire #momfitness #runnerscommunity #runloud
Betty: I need to dig out these running leggings and start my half marathon training. Looking for sub 2hrs next time. Aiming for the Egham & Thorpe half in February #wonderwoman #runninggoals #halfmarathontraining #runningchallenge #postpartumrunning #runningjourney #winterrunning
#youcantwishforityouhavetoworkforit Today was race number 2 of my "Birthday Series." It wasn't fast by any means but it was faster than last month. I've not been able to run a ton yet being back to work and figuring the balance of school, babies, husband, life BUT I have been showing up for ME every day. I've been lifting and doing cardio on my non-lift days. ✨ I have goals and an amazingly supportive husband who ran alongside me and pushed that double stroller so our kids can see that this is important to both of us. ✨I'm looking forward to the little lady starting daycare in a week so we both get an extra hour and a half of me time before getting the kids. I cannot wait to see what gains I can make next month and I'm so happy to show these kids that fitness can be fun. (Pictures of the kids because, why not 😁) 📷 Tan snacking before the race 📷 Mila's WTF face as she woke up mid-run.
Abso-fucking-lutely. I'm not winning any prizes, I never was before having Tom and I'm certainly not now but out there doing me proud #run #runchat #ukrunchat #postpartum #postpartumfitness #postpartumrunning #7monthspostpartum #running #runner #igrunners #runnersofig #instarunner #runspiration #runninginspiration
I don't have a nice photo from today's run. I wasn't feeling it from the first mile I got 3 hours sleep the night before and my body was tired. But I got out there did it and used the nice day to explore a nice run route through Studley and back up. Pleased to have just got it done today #running #runchat #ukrunchat #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #7monthspostpartum #igrunners #runner #runnersofig #run #gettingitdone
Actually not looking too dead at yesterday's park run finish line. Yesterday I decided to do something I hadn't done before..run to Parkrun then take part in parkrun. It made for an interesting 10k although I left my house too early and had to wait ages to start so stiffened up and was freezing. Will def be doing that again to get extra miles in, except on the weeks where I'm trying for a PB 😁 #running #runchat #runner #parkrun #parkrunuk #instarunners #runnersofig #igrunners #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #7monthspostpartum #run #10k
Hi All. Setting up this page to track my running, connect with other runners and have some accountability. Also you know so I'm not posting all my runs on my normal Insta and annoying the hell out of the Non Runners. Please feel free to follow #runner #running #runchat #instarunners #igrunners #runnersofig #fitness #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #7monthspostpartum
Steve is out of town this weekend, but I got to run a race I was signed up for early this morning because we have the best babysitter ever!! Thank you @tkemaladzetamta !! ❤️❤️❤️ #racetodeliver #nyrr #shesthebest #postpartumrunning
Ice and snow kept me indoors for my Sunday run. Not the long run I wanted but it will have to do! #sundayrun #motherrunner #fitmotherrunner #postpartumrunning #healthymama #fitmama #runningmama #runningmomof2
First 5k completed with my baby boy 💓 followed by LG W1D5 Upper Body Burnout workout 🔥 . . . #tiuteam #tiu5k #postpartumrunning #sundayrunday #fitmom #lgfitmas #lgaccountability #lgsisters @toneitup @laurengleisberg
Registration is OPEN! It will fill up fast as it’s pretty much the only local half marathon in early Spring. Oh and despite the name there’s also a 10k. Let’s just pray it doesn’t snow! @holyhalf #runsouthbend #notredame #halfmarathon #halfcrazy #indiana #april #springrace #postpartumrunning
Today, I PR’d on a course that had me feeling defeated last year! 🦃 My goal was 1:45 and I smashed it with a 1:42:11 instead (7:48 pace). 5th female overall. 1st in my age group. 🏅 - I couldn’t be happier with this run just 6 months postpartum. I teared up at mile 10 thinking about running this race pregnant with our daughter last year. The course has been a lot like my postpartum experience has been with her... hilly! But then I saw a sign that said “You got this! You’ve been through harder” and knew that was the case, sleepless nights, breastfeeding/pumping, a full time job, and postpartum depression/anxiety. All while also raising a toddler. It’s been a tough course, but I’m healing and we’re figuring it out and sometimes that shows through my runs. Like today. My babies not only give me strength, they’ve given me wings 🦅 - #runthismomlife 🏃🏻‍♀️ #sundayrunday #gobblerhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #6monthspostpartum #flystyle #momontherun #runningmotivation #stopthestigma
All the glamour of motherhood right here, folks! Sweaty, post-race expressing in a service station carpark. Winning. #postpartumrunning #breastfeeding #bfar #expressingmilk #exclusivepumpingmama #superglamourous #babybuddhapump @mybabybuddha
After three days of being cooped up in the house with 4/6 family members (including myself) getting a stomach bug, it felt good to finally get some vitamin D...and 40 free minutes of not cleaning up puke or poop😝. #runningismytherapy #garmin #nikerunningshoes #motherunner #postpartumrunning
7 miles done y’all! It wasn’t my best run by far, but I still finished my run and averaged a 10:23 pace. Not too shabby! Even though I took several walk breaks and it was crazy humid, it was my first run in my awesome new shoes! Pretty much like Christmas for a runner. I thought I’d share with y’all my long run essentials! • 1️⃣ Mizuno Wave Riders. I’ve been running in @mizunorunningnorthamerica since 2012 and haven’t looked back! 2️⃣ @nathansportsinc hand held water bottle 3️⃣ @thorlosocks because the padding is awesome! 4️⃣ @lululemon running skirt or Fast and Free crops. The phone pockets are amazing. 5️⃣ My @apple Watch because I don’t go anywhere without it and it has a great run tracking capability. 6️⃣ Wireless Bluetooth headphones 7️⃣ My podcasts! Today I listened to @mydadwrotea porno which is hilarious if you haven’t heard of it! • That’s about it! What are you long run must haves? Anything I’m missing?! • • • • • #thelongrun #sundayrunday #7miles #postpartumfitness #bodyafterbaby #backtome
13.1 miles 2:15:29 Did it!! . Yesterday I ran one of my slowest half marathons but the weather was perfect and the beer was cold! . This was my first race back after having Cami!! I always give my body a year off from half marathons from the time I give birth because my body deserves that at the very least. God gives me the strength to train, prepare and work hard towards this goal. He allows my body to handle those 10 weeks of training. He gives me the strength and ability to run and complete the race. Things were a little different this time because I’ve spent the last 2 weeks sick, unable to run or even rest well. But I’m so grateful to have been able to run in one of my favorite races again this year and finish it (despite the slower pace and necessary bathroom break 😉)! Trying not to feel disappointed in myself (and the things I can’t control: being sick and unrested) and instead focus on the accomplishment of simply finishing. 💪🏼🏃🏼‍♀️🍻 . To my friends who send me words of support - thank you!!! Your "good luck" messages, prayers, words of congratulations and excitement for me means the world!! Even the smallest comments mean so much - each and every one! Whether it's my 11th half marathon or my 100th, races are always a big deal. HOURS of hard work, pain, sweat (and sometimes blood and tears) go into the preparation for these events. So THANK YOU!! . #stephkruns #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #postpartum #13monthspostpartum #fitmom #motherrunner #shinerbeerhalfmarathon #shiner #shinerbeerrun #shinerbeerrun2018 #shinerhalfmarathon #shinerhalf #spoetzlbrewery @shinerbeerrun
So you want someone to PAY you to workout huh?! I always used to think cool it would be to get PAID to workout! Have someone come to your house and MAKE you get your workout in, have your meals basically made for you, have access to the BEST personal trainers and nutritionist around. Well for FOUR WEEKS between Thanksgiving & Christmas, we are rolling out with our Holiday Hustle Health Bet Challenge! So basically -- you commit to YOUR personal fitness goals and by showing up everyday you will WIN a piece of the pot of money!! Did I just make you say.... SAY WHAT?! LOL! So what's the catch!? There is none!! You don't have to be the "biggest loser", you don't have to lose the most amount of body fat, or anything like that, you simply must commit to: *Being active 6x's a week *Drink a densely nutritious shake 7x's a week *Log into an app to support you on your journey(right on your phone) *Do this consistently for 4 weeks Do those 4 simple things and you are guaranteed to win!! I am jumping ON this Health Bet and looking for 10 other ladies that would like to do it alongside me! I mean can you ask for MORE of an incentive than cash!? I know how the holidays can do a damper on your wallet with trips, vaca's, family in town, unexpected school supplies, etc. and a little extra income doesn't ever hurt, right? Who would like to commit to this alongside me?! Comment "BET" below and I will send you more info! #allbundledup #upstatenewyork #upstateny #fourthtrimester #postpartumrunning #postpartumjourney #postpartumfitness #5weekspostpartum #momofthree #momof3 #motherofthree #newmomlife
Castle Combe Chilly 10km was definitely chilly 🥶 this morning First post-baby race at 18 weeks postpartum and managed to keep it pretty comfortably under one hour; I can live with that ...thanks for humouring me and running too, @markcoldham and thanks for watching Edwin @dawncamerondick 😘 #postpartumrunning #castlecombechilly10k #dbmaxevents #gettingbackinshape #10kmrun
Does anyone else have a “gym idol”?? . . For over a year, I’ve come in contact every once in a while with a man at the gym in our little apartment complex. Throughout a lot of my pregnancy, I would be shuffling along on the treadmill next to him while he would crank up the incline and the speed. He was FAST and I always thought he was SO COOL! Well - tonight I finally forced myself to go to the gym after dreading my workout all day. He was the only other person there so we exchanged “hellos”and I cranked out my repeats. We both finished up around the same time and as he was leaving he said, “Wow! Great job! You’ve been working hard over there! Plus - it’s not easy to get to the gym on a Saturday night, so way to go!” 😩😭 “THANK YOU!!!” . . Isn’t it great when you come across NICE people? So refreshing. He totally made my day and he just reminded me that compliments are always appreciated by the recipient... so don’t hesitate to give them out! ♥️
It’s been a while!! Would you believe my last running post, I was pregnant and didn’t know it! And 2 weeks ago, I did my last parkrun (walk) at #27WeeksPregnant . I’m at a point where I can’t run, and struggle to walk long distances so I’m going to keep myself busy stalking all things Australian Running until I start my next running journey in 2019! 👊💪 With some awesome coaches, therapists and running inspo in my life, I’m looking forward to all the ups and downs post partum running has to offer!
Me and the hubs.. Our favorite brewery... Caleb on the playground.... My brother visiting.. Beautiful day...❤️❤️ . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #postpartumrunning #postbabybody #positiveenergy #brewery #kidfriendlybrewery #kidfriendlybreweries #mamasformamas #mamalife #mamaslovebug #mamaneedsabeer #runnermama #husbandandwife #bestillmyheart #bestfriendgoals #dissertationprocrastination
Got to love on my hubby tonight! This weekend was much needed and we couldn’t be more thankful for the time we get with each other. ❤️ god is so SO good. 😍😍😍 • • • #fueledbyfaithfitness #hubbylove #mamahood #onlinebusinessowner #mompreneur #onlinebusinesscoach #gratefulthankfulblessed #fueledbyfaith #fueledbyfaithfitness #beachrun #bbgmoms #bbgtransformation #babygirl #beachbaby #8monthspostpartum #postpartumrunning #momswhorun
First 5k stroller run done! Little man did GREAT and we clocked in at 33:08 (10:40/mi). Fun tidbit, that’s still faster than my first 5k six years ago with no stroller. Looking forward to our next 5k on Thanksgiving Day!
Germany was absolutely amazing... But nothing beats @ucf.football 🖤🏈💛 I'm so happy I landed in time to experience @collegegameday . . . I spent a week in Germany for work and realized most of my pictures were screenshots of Keith while we were on Duo! I did get an awesome picture as I ran across the bridge over the Rhein! It was freezing and my lungs did not like it but it was beautiful! . . . #firsttimeparents #firsttimemom #firsttimedad #healthymom #healthybaby #garmin #trackshack #noexcuses #beatyesterday #camelbak #fitfam #futureironman #ironfamily #postpartumrunning #runningmom #charitymiles #germany #rhein #dusseldorf #hogwartsrunningclub #heinz #hrc18slytherin #pokemonrunningclub #orlando #ucfalumni #ucffootball #ibleedblackandgold #ucf
Happy Saturday! Had my big boy's 4th birthday celebration (turns 4 in 1 week) with his adorable friends and my little 8mo old officially started crawling tonight!! I managed 2 x 4 mi runs split between AM and PM because that's the only way it worked... #autumn #8monthspostpartum #postpartumrunning #ultramotherrunner #womenshealth #movebetternaturally #myspringenergy
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