I’m here because I need to keep moving forward. With each step, each breath, the weight of the day starts lifting off my shoulders. I’m reminded to be kinder to myself, and enjoy what I’m experiencing in the moment - the sound of the waves, the crunch of the rocks under my feet, and the mountains standing tall off in the distance. My heart gets the healing it so desperately needs to deal with all that life brings, even when my legs are cranky with what I ask them to do. .
This is my entry for the @Oiselle #runreadwrite
challenge week 2. Check out the post in their profile and write your own little story - I’d love to read it. Happy Friday, friends! #runner #runpnw #optoutside
2 tiny little shake out miles after an unplanned rest day. Yesterday was one of the scariest days of my life as we almost lost our little buddy. By the time we left the doggie ICU I could not make myself run - I had given everything in me to being the best doggie advocate I could be. Squidward is not out of the woods yet, but he’s improving and we should be able to take him home tomorrow evening! I know Squid stuff isn’t running related... but it’s having a huge impact on me and my training so it felt relevant.
Finally, a real-time post! 36 hours till I’m making my way to the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half! Injuries galore have slowed down my training this time around but nonetheless the thrill of picking up a race bib still prevails. The city is definitely abuzz this weekend and I know it’s not just St. Patrick’s Day vibes. I could definitely use some luck o’ the Irish though! Just hoping to finish by the 3-hour mark 🍀🙏 #nosweepbus #nyrr #unitednychalf #nyrr60years #halfmarathon #halfcrazy
“It’s a burden, being able to control situations with my hyper-vigilance, but it’s my lot in life.” - Tina Fey 🏃🏼♀️ Don’t worry everyone, I’ve already started having anxiety about the weather in Boston so that it will be RIGHT on race day. You are welcome. #hypervigilance #frenchbraidfriday
"If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind."
##selfworth #angel #aiko #halfcrazy
Wow. My brain has too many tabs open. How true is that for many of us?? This morning I found myself running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I had to tell myself to grab my bowl of now cold oats and sit my a$$ down to finish it. Running around trying to do all the things before we leave today was raising my anxiety through the roof! #IWasBeginningToShake #Butterflies #WhyAmINervous
I did some deep breathing and took a few minutes to stare outside. Instant relief. The rhythmic sound of snow shoveling helped too. 😂🤪 Think- metronome. I added a few scenic pictures for anyone that may need to take a few minutes and enjoy them for their calming effects. #MentalHealth
I’ll get packed better if I’m not 20 steps ahead of myself. #FitMindFriday #FitMom #RunnerGirl #HalfCrazy #MomOfBoys #WifeOfATherapist #ShamrockBound
Can it stay sunny like this forever? .
Four gorgeous post work miles with my favorite running buddy. Happy almost friday, friends! #runner #runpnw #optoutside
Running around in circles with these goofy gals is always a good time!
6x400m at “Sheridan still doesn’t understand how to do track paces” (1:35, 1:39, 1:36, 1:38, 1:39, 1:35).
I thought running was one of the hardest things I’d ever done....until I started running with a stroller....and a child inside who yells and wants attention and snacks 😂😂😂 If you haven’t already consider donating to my race please! Help this momma push this thing to train for 13.1 💪🏼 #zionhalfmarathon2018 #tiuteam #halfcrazy
Links in my profile 😘
3 days until race time! I am excited, nervous, exhausted but yet rested and nourished.
Lots of foam rolling, yoga and gentle runs while I visualize crushing my PR in @wbmarathon
for race number 7 of 13. That’s mean 6 more months of training and racing to go. Six more month of fundraising as well! Will you pledge just $13 to help keep me going? Your money goes to @caninesforserv
, and does NOT cover my race fees. Instead it covers training a shelter dog into a service dog. Check the link in my bio for more and join me today!