When I got sick a few years ago, doctors tried to instill a fear in me that I would never run like this again. That I would never compete at the level I hope to, let alone a competitive one. I basically told them to bite me. I then went through a long healing and transformative period where this 5ish minute miler could barely run a 10 minute pace for 5 minutes. But in that time I grew. I learned more about me over the following year+ that I wouldn’t give up for anything. I learned about nutrition, recovery, mental health, and took more time to understand the inner workings of me that were pretty damn scary at times. As I dug deeper, I realized how brilliantly resilient I am. I refused to quit and won my first race back nearly 2 years after being benched. Fast forward to now. Look what I can do again? But someone still holds part of me back as I train and demand from my body the same intensity I used to. That someone is ME. Because a small part of me is scared. I fear it’s all going to get taken away from me again even though my heart won’t let it. I’ve grown too much to go back there. My humans won’t let me go back there either. The only direction to go is forward or sideways but never backwards. I just need to shatter the glass and let myself go from good to great. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
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Toda manhã na africa, a gazela acorda. Ela sabe que precisa correr mais rápido que o mais rápido dos leões para sobreviver. Toda manhã um leão acorda. Ele sabe que precisa correr mais rapido que a mais lenta das gazelas senão morrerá de fome.
Não importa se você e um leão ou uma gazela. Quando o sol nascer, comece a correr!
My unexpected discoveries after joining the Indian town gym:
separate floors for women and men;
women come to work out in saris and even burkas! so you can forget about sport tops and shorts;
Indian love songs are the best music for the exersizes;
it coast 3 times more expensive than in the metropolis;
no, shower is not there;
while you work out sporty Indian beauties will stare at you and talk about you;
So maximum welcome!!! Here I'm trying to run away from biryani, thali, and all that fried and supersweet food #india#tamilnadu#coimbatore#incredibleindia#gym#towngym#experience#run#workout#runbabyrun#welcometotheclub
Our favorite route may have been a bit snowy (in fact, it looks like I’m running in the Arctic here 🤣), but that didn’t stop us! Got in a short 3.5 miler - but man, stroller running takes strength! Gotta work my way into this, especially on the hills! Feeling the burn (but in the best way) and happy to get a little sunshine on this cold day! #strollerjog#bostonrunner#winterwonderland#run
I can’t even describe how much I’ve missed running! Yesterday my legs transported my happy soul for 2 kilometers! I felt fast. I wasn’t but it doesn’t matter, and it feels great to be able to say it AND mean it. I have always compared my performances to others, AND to my own. Everything can be measured, and everything can be improved.
It is time for me to realize that I can no longer compare today’s workouts to my best ones, but I must instead start a new journey where everything is reset. The positive side - I will probably reach level of improvements more often than I would have done if I compared the accomplishments to my previous records. And yes, I will continue to measure my workouts because improvements motivates me. 🏃🏼♀️💙 #loverunning#WantItMore@asicsfrontrunner#IMoveMe#ASICSFrontRunnerSweden
Dat je speciaal naar een ander stuk van Hilversum rijdt om daar een lange duurloop te doen en je het vervolgens zó benauwd hebt dat je het hardlopen gewoon moet afbreken. 😞 Volgende keer beter? 👍🏻 - Josianne