Kara and Shalane are really the only inspiration I need on a Monday. Sending speedy thoughts to everyone training and racing this week.
To me, one of the best parts of running is the places it can take you. Sometimes you map out your run before you head out but the best runs are the ones that are unplanned, on new terrain, in a new area. I’m sick of my typical routes that I’ve been running for the past few months while training for Big Sur. So my new plan is to have no plan at all. To simply, get lost. Happy running!
It’s no surprise that running can be addicting. You can’t possibly pump your body full of that many endorphins and not expect to get addicted to it. Well, I recently found out marathoning is no different. From the moment I crossed the finish line at Big Sur just over a week ago, I haven’t stopped thinking about my next marathon- when will it be, where, how will I do, can I finally set a time goal? So, when I saw this graphic on Pinterest, I thought it was perfect for this week’s Monday Motivation. Happy running this week!
After a wonderful weekend of running, being with friends and even running with friends, I saw this graphic and thought it would be perfect for today’s Monday Motivation. Although we may not all live the most perfect lives, there’s something good in every moment of our lives. Happy running this week!
I saw this on Pinterest and really loved it. I’ve been thinking about what makes someone a runner a lot these days and I think anyone who runs is a runner, just like this quote says. I’ve heard so many people say, “Well, I’m not really a serious runner because I only run a few miles a week.” Or, they think because they don’t race often they’re not runners. But I don’t think any of that is true. If you run, you’re a runner. It doesn’t matter if you run 9 miles a week of 60 miles a week. Be proud of it and run with 100 percent of what you have. Happy running this week!
Ok, I’m still beaming from my successful 20-miler this weekend, a distance PR, and when I saw this graphic on Pinterest, it basically summed up my thoughts perfectly. We were all born to run and be our own runners. Just because we may not be as fast as someone else, or be able to go as far as another runner, we are all runners. Relish in your successes and learn from your hardships. It’s all part of the process and it’s the reason I love running. Happy running this week!
I had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time with some of my best friends and my family. I went back to Massachusetts to run a race and spend the weekend with friends I hadn’t seen since I moved to Pennsylvania. We did a lot of running and catching up and I couldn’t have asked for more. I hope y’all had great weekends too! Happy running this week!
If you live on the East Coast, especially in the northeast like myself, you probably experienced the insanely beautiful weather this weekend! This weather put me in such a great mood and my 16-miler went better than I ever could have expected because of it. After a terrible long run the weekend before, my long run this weekend left me feeling strong and confident. I hope everyone has great runs this week. Happy running!
I’m halfway through training for the Big Sur International Marathon and if I’ve learned one thing so far, it’s that training for a marathon can be lonely. I do the majority of my long runs and training runs alone and while I can find zen and peace on the long run, it can be challenging. However, in the end, when I’m standing at the starting line on April 28, I’ll take solace in knowing I did everything in my power to get there on my own. And to me, there’s no greater accomplishment than that.