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A race on a 2 year race anniversary

Two years ago I ran my first half marathon. Disney’s wine and dine. I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know anyone, Tho I met 2 amazing women who were just the nicest people ever. Had no idea I would fall in love with the sport as much as I have but I did. I’ve met some of the most amazing and inspirational people and made some best friends. 16 halfs and 2 fulls later I am still going strong. Each race I learn something new. Wether it’s about myself or what to do or not to do. As I completed my 16th half on Sunday, it seemed fitting to be wearing the wine and dine tee as I was freezing from a cold wet race. Some races are more of a struggle than others but unless I am dead I will make every effort to cross that finish. It shows me that no matter how much it hurts you can survive and push through. It’s been a roller coaster of a few years but here I am still standing. Sometimes with the help of friends. The journey isn’t ever meant to be easy. If it was easy. Everyone could do it. I’ve earned my medals. Keep on truckin my friends

Inspiration is everywhere.

Inspiration is everywhere. Beautiful sunrise this morning. Probably one of my fav photos of Teddy. He is so photogenic. Beautiful shell too. Run cut short today due to a strange ankle pain. Better safe than sorry. First pain in a month. Probably from the heavy fin action yesterday battling rough waves. 6 planned for Saturday. Happy humps day

Making progress!

Making progress! 3 miles done today. My brain is telling me to go further and harder and I’m trying to tell it to settle down. We’ll get there. I guess it thought the 7 weeks was a vacation. I wish it was. I think about how dark those weeks were and how it sucked in so many ways. Running is what keeps my head cleared. By the end, I’m too exhausted to battle anything else so the mind relaxes. It feels really good to exhaust the mind and to be back on the road. Huffing and puffing. Lots of huffing because my legs have lost the endurance. 35 days till my first race back. Philly RnR here I come! Teddy can’t wait to travel again

Teddy and his shenanigans.

Teddy up to his shenanigans. 2 miles again today. Little bit faster pace. Recovery is hard that’s for sure. Just so damn happy to be running again. I didn’t need to lose it to know what I had. I cherish every step I get to make. I enjoy the sweat stinging my eyes. The heavy breathing and constant struggle to keep going. I don’t ever want to be kept away from running again. Not sure I’d survive

Everyday just keep swimming.

Everyday just keep swimming. Entering week 6 of no running. There were some dark days but there is now progress. I could walk down stairs like most yesterday. HUGE. Today I walked in the sand without pain OR a limp. I even swam down to the bottom kicking. Progress makes me feel hopeful. Now to lace up and get back on the road. I’m thankful for the amazing friends and support I have had. We all need help. It’s hard to ask for it but it’s even harder to admit it