Yahoo! Do you feel this way after running?!!
8 miles today!
They were broken up, 4 and 4, but still 8.
First 4. 30:42. 7:39 pace
Second 4. 31:37. 7:53 pace.
I need to sign up, but I've decided to run the @deseretnewsmarathon
HALF, not the full! It's next month. I want to speed up a little so it's time to go to work!
You can’t decide if there’s any gas in the tank before you crank the car 🚗
I was SURE I had nothing in me today, not even a mile walk. I took it easy all morning and couldn’t bring myself to take Rhett to a park or anything— the heat has been so draining lately! So after he went down easily for his nap, I forced myself to try to walk a little. I sleep so much better at night when I have an active day, even if it leaves me a little sore. So I ended up walking a pretty slow mile and just wanted to make it through 1 slow running mile, too (6.0 mph), and then as so often happens, I was able to keep running. I managed 3.25 miles, with a few slight pace increases in the last mile, before finishing out at a walk for the last .75 to cooldown. It feels amazing to accomplish so much more than I thought I had in me at the time, and it’s a high I get to ride out the rest of the day 😊 how is everyone else’s Monday going?!
Have an ABSolutely fabulous week
I so love that in our current group, we have the opportunity, at the end of each day, to share something we are grateful for. For me, this picture’s part of what I was grateful for yesterday. After all these years, my sister Laura and I got to take our first train ride together! No, we didn’t scare anyone off, we had the entire business class car to ourselves!
Yes, summer time is busy for all of us. We are keeping our accountability group simple – each day concentrate on healthy meals and 30 minutes of fitness – you pick!! If it’s important to us, we will create the time!
How about you? What are you going to do today to better yourself and your health?
Would love to have you jump onboard our ‘train’! Message me and let’s talk! Laura Thomas Pelayo
And suddenly you know, it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. .
Hire a coach,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. For anyone who knows me, I loathe the track. It’s like flashbacks of high school all over 🙈 When @sarahbishopruns
asked if I had access to a track, for a hot second I debated lying...but then thought she’d make me do track work with her 😬 When she gave me my first track workout I thought, “oh good, she’s letting me ease into it...” and then she changed the paces. Sarah said she wanted me on my hands and knees...and when she wants you like that, she gets you on your hands and knees, gasping for air, trying to hold down your breakfast, praying to sweet baby Jesus for deliverance. But...I crushed it 💃🏻 Now if anyone needs me, I’ll be chugging @nuunhydration
all day and sucking on ice cubes.
9.3 | Run Streak Day 4️⃣0️⃣6️⃣
Mountain Kid 1 is a little under the weather. So I walked while she helped walk her favorite dog. We’ll add more miles later today.
Day 1 of 18 weeks until the @freepmarathon
😎 I'm chasing down the sweet satisfaction of a PR 💪5 marathons ago I took on my first 26.2 miles in Detroit and I am ecstatic to be there again in October. A lot of sweat and hard work stands between now and then, but I'm ready! Happy Fall Marathon Kickoff everyone!
Interested in joining me this fall? Use code "daniellerocks2018" for 10% off registration! Or donate to my partner charity (link in bio) for a chance to win a free race registration to any of the distances on marathon weekend! 😊
Here we go again! Day 1- Week 1/16.
Running a late spring marathon and early fall marathon might be challenging but I’m up for it.
My coach changed some things up this time around- focusing on more track work and shorter long runs with some speed training before diving into the longer runs later in the summer.
I’m going to keep it real with you guys all summer because training for a marathon is hard AF! So my first day of training happens to coincide with my first day back to work after a 8 day vacation, and a heat advisory, AND Mother Nature decided to say what’s up Jess this morning. Accountability is key and we don’t have enough of it in our lives so I’m going to show up every day and tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly of my summer training and I hope you do the same because no two runners are alike! 👍🏻
The first 6 miles of hundreds of miles that will lead to 26.2 in CHICAGO! Love my Run the World Crop from @mamabear_runs_marathons
Who is running CHI? LETS DO THIS!!
Sunday miles with KB swings and 9 minutes of plank variations. Started early to beat that humidity and heat. I have to remember to get up at 5am for my summer running except when I work the night before. This run was not glamorous at all. Legs felt pretty heavy after Saturday’s leg workout but I am always grateful for the ability to run, whatever the pace is🙏🏾🙌🏾
21: Number of miles run this week. (The most since I was injured in March.)
52: Number of hours worked this week.
Not including jet lag and other commitments. 😩😩😩 While some people may say they are too busy to run, I feel like I am too busy NOT to run. Running settles my mind (to do list) so can I more effectively meet these challenges. Hope everyone had a great training week, and if you celebrate, Father’s Day! 🏃🏾♀️🌱#run #vegan #nuunlife #masterstrack #beatyesterday #igrunners #runhappy
Quickly remembering how hard it is to be a military family. Between the loss of my "comfort" (my Teddy), to the loss of my home...and no longer spending time with our extended family and friends....I'm having a bit of a pity party for myself today. Just missing life as it was. I know we will eventually get into a routine here, but by then, it will be time to start all over again....For someone that is extremely routine oriented, this is not easy. I'm not saying all of this to make anyone feel bad for me, and especially not to hear comments about how we "chose" this life. I'm just trying to be real.....and if anyone else is reading this that is in the same boat - to let them know they're not alone, regardless of how lonely it feels.....It especially sucks when you smile at other women in the gym and they refuse to smile back (yet being on a military installation, you know that those same women know what it feels like to be the new girl)....and your "friends" back home ignore your text messages....life goes on and people quickly move on as well....it is what it is......
Everyone runs for a different reason. Each one of us has a different definition of what a fast pace is.
A 5 minute mile and a 15 minute mile both equal a mile. That’s the nice thing about running. We all have different paces, a different form and a different reason for doing it. But we all have one thing in common: We Run.
That’s pretty amazing. Be proud of your pace. Be proud of your distance. Just run and keep supporting other runners! 💕 .
10:39 minute mile run today. And for me, that’s pretty fast! I’m proud of it. How was your run today? .
2 miles for run streak day 5, day 17 of #streakingwiththecoolkids
and fitness day 382.
Feeling stronger every day! Today starts my third week of weight training and I am can already see definition in my arms (swipe right for my Un-flexed look ➡️)! I cannot sat enough how important it is for women to weight train! It burns MORE calories, MORE fat, helps your metabolism and gives you muscle definition that will make you more confident! Lifting will NOT make you bulky! So many women believe that because we see other women with huge muscles, BUT those women “bulked” up for a purpose and built those types of muscles for a purpose. I believe women should show off their muscles, however defined and BE PROUD of their body!
Two days of walking with the dogs. I took it easy because a cold is cycling through the house. Need to keep my immunity system up.
Let’s talk Renegade Rows, one of the most butchered exercises I see in in the gym! First, this is a more advanced move that requires a solid amount of core/upper body strength & stability right off the bat (this is why I ALWAYS offer a modification or two for this move if I include it in a class).
First video shows the move done correctly. Maintain a solid plank line - no butts in the air, no sagging hips. Slowly, carefully row your dumbbell from directly under the shoulder back toward the ceiling. DO NOT LET YOUR HIPS OR SPINE ROTATE! You should feel your midsection LIGHT UP with the anti-rotation effort.
Second video shows the way I often see this move done in the gym — incorrectly, with a broken plank & twisty-turny hips & spine. You are not actually working what you THINK you are working here, and you’re increasing your risk for injury. If you are not able to prevent your body from moving like this during a renegade row, then modify: use less weight (or even none!) and/or drop down to a knee plank. If you are still struggling even then, time to back off and focus on building your base for this move: a perfect plank.
Be humble in the gym. Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity. Build a solid foundation & work your way up from there. #earnyourbetter #renegaderow #plank #sundayfunday
🔟 miles for the first #longrun
of this training cycle 🏃🏻♀️ I slept in and got a late start, but it was worth the extra rest. So thankful my Mom watched the #boys
so I could squeeze this in. Ran 7 miles and came home 🏡 for water because I was feeling dehydrated with the heat and humidity. I went back out for my last 3 miles and then crashed and burned on the driveway because I was so tired. Even though this was a slower paced long run, listening to my body in this weather is more important to me. What do you use for hydration on long runs?! Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day spending time doing all your favorite things!
Has the heat ever made you feel defeated? That is normal!! It just kinda sucks! .
Todays recovery run felt way more difficult that my race yesterday. The humidity was at 90% and it was 80 degrees. I took a detour to find water for the first time ever on a run! When i got back i just layed on the ground to recover 😂 I feel so much better that i got a run in today though, even if it was way to hot out!
Now, off to celebrate fathers day!
Back in the ✋🏼. Got home late last night but my parents missed my kids SO much that my Dad was at my house at 11 pm waiting for us so they could spend the night with them! I wasn’t going to deny my Dad his grandkids on Father’s Day eve 🤣 and let’s be real- after 8 straight days and a 14 hour car ride yesterday I was okay waking up to a quiet house. 🤷♀️ •
So I asked @jhads13
what he wanted to do this morning and he said he wanted to run. It’s his day... so I said suuureee!! Fathers Day is really working out in my favor this year! 😂
But in all seriousness- Happy Fathers Day to all the men out there and especially this guy!
And thankfully he loves @runinrabbit
clothes too so guess what he got for Father’s Day 👌🏻 6 matching hot miles this morning ☀️
Still on a high from my race yesterday. Going back through my stats on training peaks, i really need to work on my pacing. I lost it in the last quarter! Pacing is a learning process; trial and error until you get it right. My new mission will be using the track for mile time trials and work on pacing. .
There is something about the mile distance that i cannot get enough of. Lungs feeling like there going to burst; legs on fire; feeling like your within seconds of passing out. Then you see that finish line and push just a little bit more! The mile is the only race that i am mentally and phsically able to push and it is so much fun! 🤷♀️🤷♀️Maybe because i hated the mile in school??👉 Anyways a little history: my fastest mile in school gym class was 15 minutes; when i began running 6 years ago, my miles were around 12:30 pace. 3 years ago, i did my first 1 mile race for my fastest mile ever; 8:30. Dec 2016 my second 1 mile: 7:30. Last month 7:27.💟To now, 6:45 (unofficial on a 1.2 course)!!! NEVER STOP CHASING YOUR GOALS!! Even when others scoffed at my dreams, I persisted. #nevergiveup
🏃♀️What is your favorite race distance?