Happy #WorldMentalHealthDay! — It’s almost the end of 2019 and one of the lessons I’ve learned this year is the importance of maintaining my mental health. I had recently went back to school 2 months ago, which is part of the reason why I haven’t been consistent with my posts or even running at all. I even found it hard to find motivation to workout in general. Today’s run has taught me to take care of all the parts of who I am, physically and mentally. There are times where I’m too hard on myself and say I could do/be better, but never follow through on my word. There is always room for more improvement, but always allow yourself to celebrate the small accomplishments (and today’s run was definitely one). I am stronger than who I perceive myself to be. Remember that you are not your thoughts! Stand up for yourself! (also thanks to @soulcycle for most of my inspiration 💛) P.S. — This pic of Winnie the Pooh always makes me laugh and makes me feel better 😂 Hope it does the same for you! . . . . . #worldmentalhealthday #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #run #runner #running #instarun #instarunners #runnersworld #runhappy #runlife #runnerslife #runthebay #runsj #runlocal #runnerscommunity #womensrunningcommunity #nikerunning #nikewomen
I have some big goals for the remainder of 2019, including attempting to break 5 minutes in the mile. ⠀ This is something I've done before, and I plan on doing again. I first broke 5 minutes in the mile as a freshman in high school. I ended that season running 4:47. ⠀ Over the next 20 years, I have been under 5 minutes in 17 different years. I'm aiming for year number 18 over the next 10 weeks!⠀ On my blog, I tell all about my goals for this year and for 2020, so head to https://buff.ly/2W3Zjs8 to read!
Why do you run? ⠀ 🏃🏽♂️⠀ For me, sure, it’s for the “runner’s high”, but more than that, it’s just a way of life.
#sfgiantsrace #snailpace #5k #sfgiants #sfgiantsrace #09082019 #giantsstadium #runsf #runsj #10thanniversary #turntwo #threebagger #seriessweep #racedallfour #scottsdale #sacramento #sanjose #sanfrancisco #seaoforange #bayarea #wedidit #lastraceoftheyear #itdoesntgetmoresf
💥It feels really good getting back into the swing of running! One of my favorite ways to get #running speed back into my legs is with striders. After an easy run, I get 4-6 strides, starting easy and gradually getting a little longer and a little faster. By the end, I’m running close to mile race pace. We do speed and striders to make the easy runs feel easier and also to work on good form and turnover. Have you ever done striders?
Sunday morning run, party of 3! Not too bad for a first run since #giantrace with one pit stop for little miss stinker. Next race: Little Wharf to Wharf! 🏃🏼♀️🐶🐶 . . #running #girlswhorun #whoruntheworld #runningwithdogs #linusandlucy #tacoterriers #runsj #5krunner
🏞 Some backdrops are DEFINITELY better than others. ⠀ ⠀ Leah caught some views as she prepped for her upcoming marathon. ⠀ ⠀ What’s the most picturesque spot you’ve ever run at?
I'm happy to announce that running and I have decided to work on repairing our relationship. Running and I have been on an extensive break and I finally felt the urge to get my legs moving. I didn't wear a watch, I didn't think about pace. I enjoyed @heatherwilliams16 company, and this amazing fall weather, and just ran. . . . #koalaclip #kcactionteam #running #run #run856 #runphilly #runsj #burnbootcamp #cepcompression #oiselle #fall #fallrunning #happiness #keepmoving #garmin #brooks #beyourbestself
This picture of me is hanging up on the Transformation Wall at both @burnbootcamphainesportnj and @burnbootcampvoorheesnj and while I couldn't be more proud to have made it there, I've also been approached with some misconceptions . • No, I haven't always looked like this. • It's not "genetic" for me (trust me!) • No, these workouts don't come easy and it took a lot of time to get here. • I was active when I was younger, but no where close to as active as I am now. Everyone's got a story. Mine wasn't always healthy, positive, or loving. It was hateful, restrictive, and dark for a long time. I've been working at this for 4 years and only 2 of them have been with @burnbootcamp My "why" is different, my motivation is different, and my goals are different than they were in 2015 AND in 2017. But as I tell anyone and everyone who asks - you have to just 👏 keep 👏 going 👏 and give yourself grace along the way
I think I deserve a Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich after this run 😂 Happy hump day folks!! . . . . #run #runner #running #instarun #instarunners #runnersworld #runhappy #runlife #runnerslife #runthebay #runsj #runlocal #runnerscommunity #womensrunningcommunity #nikerunning #nikewomen
Tomorrow is race day for me! I’m doing a cross country 5k!⠀ Here's what I'm doing on race day to be prepared:⠀ ⠀ 🔵 Glute drills⠀ 🔵 Easy jogging⠀ 🔵 Warmup drills⠀ 🔵 Racing shoes/shirt⠀ 🔵 Striders
Never be afraid to shine. Remember, the sun doesn't give a fuck if it blinds you ☀️
🗽Do you warm up before a run?⠀ ⠀ If not, here are 10 drills you can do that take NO TIME AT ALL. 5 minutes and you can be more flexible, have more mobility, and infinitely looser and more prepared for your run. ⠀ ⠀ To find all the drills I do before I run, head to https://buff.ly/2LCiy8L and check out my latest article about all the reasons why a warm up routine is a must!
One of those days where you only plan on 6.2 but end up running 11. Shout out to @bayarearuncrew for organizing this mornings run, thanks @rankinrunning! #gorillastrongroadrunnerfast #420ultrarunner #murphythebayareabeast #toolegitfitness #stellarstrengthandconditioning #crossfitmoxie #runsj #bayarea #bayarearunners #ultrarunner #beauceron #taji100
Are you running a race this fall⁉️How about a personalized running plan and a weekly check in to keep you motivated, accountable, and injury free? I can do all that #personalizedrunningplan #runsj #fallrace #fallraceseason #5k #10k #halfmarathon #marathon #marathontraining #getfitwithbritt
In 2014, we had just gotten our dog and we used to bring her to races.⠀ ⠀ Those days are long gone - both the racing and bringing her to races...⠀ ⠀ Does anyone else bring your pup to races?
Running sucks sometimes. I mean, not entirely— the first 4 miles of my run this morning went great. Got out at sunrise, felt pretty good. Then my legs, worked from the mountains a few days ago, felt like they were cement blocks. And the humidity got to me. And the wonky sleep from jet lag. So the last 3 miles of my run sucked. Felt like I was going to pass out, so I’ve been lying on my floor like this for 10 minutes. Running hurts sometimes! It’s hard sometimes! For me, the heat and humidity shut me down. So frustrating! Who’s with me?!?! But wait - those first 4 miles felt really good. And I feel good now that I haven’t passed out. And, running is part of my every day. So I guess I’ll get out there again tomorrow... #running #stupidhumidity #runsj #keepshowingup #runhappy
We postponed the speed sessions for this weekend [heat], but rescheduled for August 20th & 27th. ⠀ ⠀ Interested in working on your speed? These sessions are for you! #speedsession #runcoaching #runningform #longdistancerunning #run856 #njrunners #run609 #runSJ #runsouthjersey #njrunning #cherryhillnj
🔆 Describe your running in 3️⃣ words.⠀ ⠀ Here’s mine: ⠀ ⠀ Fast, Graceful & Sporadic⠀ ⠀ Why? Well, 1️⃣: I used to run fast. 2️⃣: I’ve worked really hard over the last 12 years to have a solid running form, with daily drills, strength exercises, and loads of practice. 3️⃣: I’ve never been good at being durable, but now that I have more on my life-plate, recovery takes a bit longer than normal. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Here’s my full blog post about the 13 quirky questions I answered: https://buff.ly/31meyxU
Back in college, Coach Marcus O'Sullivan had us train using heart rate monitors. I LOVED it. ⠀ We ran our workouts based on percent of our maximum heart rate. As I got fitter throughout the season, my heart would require less beats to do work and so my paces would get quicker. I was able to run 6 threshold paced miles at under 5 minutes a mile!⠀ ⠀ On my blog today, I wrote about how you can implement heart rate training. Link's in the bio and below:⠀ https://buff.ly/2ymLyK4
⏱️Ten minutes doesn’t sound like a lot, but when it comes time to taking care of your physical or mental health, it can add up to big benefits.⠀ This week, Carly wrote about the 6 ways you can use 10 minutes to boost your productivity and get more from your running.