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Warning ⚠️: Loud yelling! 🤣 This was 10 days ago and I had the best #cheersquad! My sister was yelling out my name while taking video, my Dad was ringing the Boston bell 🔔 he bought at the expo, my brother in law was taking pictures, my husband was sending me motivating text messages (You are almost there! Last push, you got this!) and my Mom was there 3 weeks post surgery to support me. I raised both hands up in the air (Pump, Pump, Pump) feeling so grateful! My heart was full! ❤️
The Finish Line 💛💙 Time flies when you are focused and working towards a specific goal. It’s crazy to think that this happened only 10 days ago. Even more wild to think that I had been working hard and dreaming of that moment for over five years. It seems as if it has come and gone so quick. The lesson to me here is to stay present and to be grateful for the experience along the way. To recognize that each day is a piece of the process and a positive step in the right direction. Enjoy what you are doing, what you have done, and what you are capable of when putting your mind towards something you want to achieve 🏅 Race recap coming soon 🦄 . #BostonMarathon #TBT #Boston2019#FinishLine
St. Louis Marathon 2012 was my first marathon. I liked to run, but I thought it would be a one and done kind of a thing. But I loved every minute of it, even close to the finish line. That’s when I knew I was completely hooked! 🎣 Then, I didn’t have a goal to qualify for Boston because I didn’t think it was even possible for me. But as I shaved minutes off my time each race, I saw possibility. I was going to earn my spot at Boston someway somehow. . I found a coach, I woke up way too early to fit in runs before work so there was no excuse. I trained through the Charleston heat and humidity. I trained when I didn’t feel like it. I stayed consistent and I didn’t give up. Not even when I qualified by 1 minute knowing I wouldn’t get in. Not even when I got the flu the night before my race to qualify again. And not even when the 3rd attempt to qualify at Myrtle Beach had 20 mph winds with half of it being a head wind. I stayed the course and put the work in. And you know what? It was so worth it! Not only was Boston incredible, but the atmosphere and all it stands for was everything it’s hyped up to be. I now see why people go back year after year and never get sick of it. I may not have had a PR, but I now realize it’s not about that. Boston is about the running community, it’s about getting to that Citgo sign, turning right on Hereford, and a left on Boylston. . Getting to Boston has taught me that any goal that I have I want for myself IS possible, whether it’s running related or not. If you put all the puzzle pieces in place and set yourself up for success you can do almost anything you set your mind to. . #therunnerinme #bostonstrong #bostonmarathon #marathonmonday #patriotsday #initforthelongrun#ihavearunnersbody #runchat #run #marathontraining #goaldigger #runnersworld
I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to realise how fake this smile is 🤦🏼♀️ . I was going to post this without reference to why I feel so p****d off but then remember that it’s not really my USP to not talk about how I’m feeling. . As I was stretching for my run a man driving a van wound down his window and started shouting sexual innuendos at me. I ignored him and started my run, to which he thoroughly enjoyed driving the exact same direction in and keeping to my pace. He finally drove off. . Five minutes later a car started beeping at me. Again, I made the mistake of looking. This one was doing a sexual foreplay gesture. Then he sped off. . A further 3 times on my run I was beeped at. That’s 5 individuals over the space of a 25 minute run. That’s 1 every 5 minutes. . I’ve touched on this issue before about how I think it’s ludicrous that so many women don’t feel safe when they’re running, but the sad reality is that there’s a reason for it. Even in broad daylight on busy streets, people still have the audacity to entertain themselves by making you feel vulnerable and mocked. It’s a huge issue in the running community (and I also know men who have suffered abused whilst out running, but I am talking from my own experience as a woman here) and one that needs to be spoken about more. . I don’t want to feel unsafe on streets that I call my home. I don’t want other people to feel they have the power to *make* me feel unsafe. I think if we can be open about these experiences and create a dialogue about it then we stand a better chance at stopping things like this happening on a daily basis. . So if you do one thing this week, talk to someone who may have engaged with this behaviour before about how doing something like catcalling can make someone feel. Make them realise. And maybe, just maybe, it will have a domino effect one day. 3 easy miles endured.
Running queen Ashley (1/2 of @2fabfitchicks) showing us she's #bostonstrong in her Get Waisted 💪🏼 (via @2fabfitchicks) ______________________________________ #bodybuilding #momsofinstagram #clickinmoms #uniteinmotherhood #mymamahood #momlife #momblogger #lifewithkids #letthembelittle #momswithcameras #littleandbrave #mytinymoments #honestmotherhood #motherhoodrising #fitspiration #yogisofinstagram #yogaeverywhere #myyogalife #yogalife #gymlife #bostonmarathon #marathon #marathonmonday #marathontraining #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #runhappy #runboston