YOU CAN. END OF STORY. . . . How long have you been running for? I have been running for 4 years and in that time span I have accomplished my very first 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and finally the big Marathon. In between I have set PRs in the distances I ran for the second time as well as running throughout both pregnancies up until the day my water broke for each. For me, these are huge accomplishments while balancing out motherhood in between as well as work duties. I still consider myself a BEGINNER as there is so much in the running world to absorb, learn, and experience. I knew very little of specific running terms, running gear, and even something as simples as recovery. . . I am not perfect but my intentions are good. I respect the sport and all the athletes within this community. If I can inspire anyone to simply want to start running or stay active during pregnancy, or want to train for a marathon than that is just AWESOME! Remember that YOU CAN! . . My weekends are never free, rather an ordinary work day where races are rare for me. It’s very unfortunate because I truly enjoy meeting my fellow runners IRL, getting that runners high, race day nervous vibes, and most importantly making my family proud. BUT you know what? I have my whole life ahead of me to do all of that so I will keep working hard and being the best version of myself especially when I hit that pavement! Whether it’s today, tomorrow, a New Years resolution, just get out and start running. You will grow to love it! 4 Soggy Miles outside🤙🏼
SO MUCH FUN . First parkrun since mine and @chris_x_runs international travel to Zåry many many moons ago. And what better way to re-enter the parkrun universe than doing it with @runrutrun!? . We fortuitously bumped into each other at the start line of London Marathon this year and went from being strangers to good friends over the course of a few hours as we ran the whole race together. It was so lovely to finally catch up, eat yummy breakfast and put the world to rights. James is such an inspirational runner and I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for him. Until next time 🏃♀️ 🏃♂️
My running motivation is HIGH right now. I’ve got 3 months til half marathon race day and after taking a little break from structured run training, I’m starting to increase my mileage. I’m feeling a renewed sense of excitement about training & I look forward to every run! While I’m not officially half marathon training quite yet, starting next week I’ll be bumping up to 4 runs per week and I’ll be adding in some unstructured speed work to get the feeling of running fast back without any pressure on set paces or distances. The last 2 Saturdays I’ve done 10+ mile runs which proved my endurance is still there. If I’ve learned anything about myself, it’s that I need variety. Taking more breaks between structured race training while mixing in home workout programs for strength training has been a really great way to keep me motivated and growing. Yes, I’d probably be faster if I’d been spending the last year only dedicated to running and speed work, but I feel stronger than ever and more excited than I have even in a long time to train, and at this point, that’s more important to me! Where are you at with your running excitement right now?
🎄Fa-la-la-la-LIGHT! ~ 12 miles today in the day light 🙌🏼 39 miles total this week and 27 were in the dark. 👻 It’s the reality of winter running and working full time during the day. 🤷🏼♀️ This week is the first week I felt like my running fitness was back after the NYC Marathon 6 weeks ago. Very happy about that! 🤗 And Christmas, and cookies with Nana today, and Disney vacation soon... it’s really the most wonderful time of year! ✨ Wishing you a wonderful weekend and sending you lots of holiday cheer! 🎄
5 unintentionally speedy miles. I continue to average well under my goal when I’m trying to do these goal marathon pace runs. It’s an ok problem to have, but we all know it’s completely unsustainable. This tells me two things: 1. I need to continue to work really hard for the next few weeks to get my legs and breathing to memorize what GMP feels like. 2. My only strategy for Houston is DO NOT GO OUT TOO FAST KAYLEE YOU IDIOT. You all have my permission to remind me of this for the next 37 days. Regardless, I’m super happy my legs can still turn at this point and I’m somehow getting faster on these speed workouts. I don’t understand it at all, but dammit I’ll take it. Got my first of two 20 milers tomorrow. That’s what’s up 🙌
9+1 and done!! 💥💥 NYC Marathon 2020 here I come! I totally slept through my alarm this morning (which NEVER happens) and luckily @edmartin4 got me up and to the train in time for me to finish my last race of the decade! #jinglebelljog#runhappy#notphish#nyrr