Snow day! Can you believe that this is the last week of school for most Colorado districts, and some schools actually had the day off due to snow?! So dang crazy! Took this WO to the mill because I was craving some sweaty speed!
Here are the WO deets:
🔹1 mile warm up @ 8:41 pace
🔹10 min @ 7:30 pace
🔹9 min @ 7:19 pace
🔹8 min @ 7:08 pace
🔹7 min @ 6:58 pace
🔹6 min @ 6:44 pace
🔹5 min @ 6:27 pace
🔹2 min @ 6:15 pace
🔹2 min @ 6:00 pace
🔹1 min @ 5:39 pace
🔹1 min @ 5:24 pace
*30 sec rest in between each split for the first half and then 1 min rest between each of the 2nd half.
🔹.50 cool down @ 7:30 pace
You may be wondering why I didn’t do 4, 3, 2, 1 for those last 4. Well, because I got tired- ok?! 😂
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Posted at: 2019-05-21 16:57:29
Nothing great ever comes from staying comfortable.
Every single day my alarm goes off around 4:45 am, and my very first thought is... I’m going to skip my run today. Nope, not today- already a super motivational post, huh?! I think one of the worst feelings ever is when you throw off your comforter and it’s all of a sudden freezing, and you’re trying to be quiet and not wake your husband as you stumble your way in the dark to get dressed. During the 10ish minutes it takes me to get out the door, I have a conversation with myself and it’s the same every single day. “You are going to regret this if you don’t go. You don’t have time later, your time is now. PRs don’t come from comfort. When was the last time you actually were exhausted all day because you got up and ran.”
I go. Contrary to people who think it must come natural to us early morning runners, it’s hard every day. Usually the first 5 minutes after I meet my group, I can barely form words because I’m still half asleep. But about a half mile in, everything changes and I’m awake. I’m not just awake, I’m experiencing life the way that I want to experience it- waking up with the sun and sweat, chasing my dreams and giving my body what it needs to make the day productive.
It’s hard, guys! Sooo hard and I’m not sure it’s easy for anyone. But pics like this ⬆️ remind me why I do it. This pic was from CIM when I PR’d my marathon by over 21 minutes. This was my victory lap after the best, most intense training season of my running life. I put in so many early morning, hard miles last fall for this moment right here. I believe we should all have dreams big enough to scare us, and the goal I crushed at CIM scared the heck out of me. So now going into a new marathon training season, I’m reaching higher and it’s going to be HARD and I’m not going to want to get up and go, but I will. And I encourage you to do the same, because moments like this don’t come from comfort, and if you want to grow in any part of your life, it’s time to get uncomfortable. 🔥👊🏼
Posted at: 2019-05-21 21:46:29
Imagine yourself running without getting tired. Imagine that you are running fast without any effort. Feel that speed, excitement and pleasure. And that’s it! 3, 2, 1, wait no longer, go for a run! Don’t look at your watch, just do your best. Good luck!
Trying not to be too excited that it’s #tacotuesday🌮
I get asked a lot about what I eat and how I stay lean. If I’m being completely honest staying lean is really hard for me. I don’t have this unbelievable metabolism and I definitely can’t eat whatever I want. I’ve learned along the way what helps me and the biggest change has been not drinking alcohol. I try my best to have a balanced diet. I eat really healthy thanks to @undergroundprep but I also eat pizza at least once a week and have a drink every now and then. Everyone’s different so it’s all about figuring out what works best for you!!! I’m no nutritionist but if you ever have any questions I’m always happy to talk! #bodypositive
There will be obstacles,
There will be doubters,
There will be mistakes,
But with hard work - there are no limits.
Day number ✌🏻on my feet, stringing miles together (4 of ‘em!), getting back to my happy place. One step at a time in slow, frustrating fashion while just trying to remain grateful for the beautiful weather and professionals in my corner helping me get back to doing what makes me, me.
Mini rant: I’m tired of hearing, “You should probably quit running” and “Sucks getting old.” First of all, running has never done me any damage or harm. It’s actually brought me nothing but positive things. And sucks getting old? I’m not old. Im in the prime of my life and LOVING every second of it. I take care of my body. My injury was not a result of “getting old” it was a result of getting dropped on my PT’s foot in a self defense class. Partially due to my own idiocy and also to poor training. So I’m sorry if y’all are in your 30s and feeling old. Must be a terrible feeling. Maybe you should try running. 😉
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I often think about what it means to be a survivor. I have survived growing up. I have survived cancer. I have survived one thing or another my whole life. Being a survivor has given me strength to face things I think I can’t get through. When I go out for a run and think I can’t finish that mile, I remember I’m a survivor. When I think I can’t make it through a Jiu Jitsu class on some days or think maybe I can’t compete, I remember I am a survivor. When I think I can’t get through a particular hardship, I remember I’m a survivor. When I think about change or growth and think I can’t get through it, I remember I’m a survivor.
Today I received an order from @manoymetal_shop , and she enclosed a keychain that has survivor stamped on it as a gift. As many of you know I love her jewelry. I’m wearing a pair of her earrings in this photo. She’s an incredible artist and person. She empowers people with her pieces and believes in all the words and symbols that she stamps on them. I always wear her jewelry proudly. Thank you, Desiree, for reminding me how much power I have in being a survivor.
Allow me to introduce myself! I'm Chelsea Gardner with Chelsea Gardner Designs. I am recently married, have 2 wonderful pups (Reya & Patriot) and 2 pretty awesome cats (Crown & Royal). 🐕🐈 I love Disney, running, the sun & Jesus. I'm originally from North Carolina and have been in Florida for 9 years! 🌴
I'm excited for this journey & can't wait to share all the things!! 🎉
Instagram ➡️ my run was wonderful and the weather was almost perfect despite a little wind.
Reality ➡️ I can't remember the last time I ran completely 100% pain free. Plantar fasciitis is not fun.
Truth bomb ➡️ I cried for 45 minutes today during work with a mixture of anxiety, work stress, physical pain, and a lot of tiredness that left me feeling like I should be flat on my back.
Everything will get better, some days are just more difficult than others.
It's here!! @trailbutter hooked us up with a HUGE discount on their all natural freakishly delicious nut butter spreads.
Seriously ya'll, the dark chocolate coffee flavor changed my life.
Click the Trail Butter link in my bio and use the code "tbiditarodpro40" for 40% off the spread that will change your bread forever.
...I triple dog dare you to not eat the entire jar in one sitting 🤤
Posted at: 2019-05-22 03:30:30
Apparently he will run for ice cream! When asked if he wanted to do his first 5k or run the kids one mile fun run, his reply was “do I get more ice cream if I do the 5k?” 🤣 So proud of him tonight for pacing out a great first two miles and like all runners, suffering through the last 🤣
🌙 Tomorrow is Wednesday and we are announcing new items. (Of course!) 🌙
There will be more than 5️⃣ new items, fewer than 1️⃣5️⃣. How many do you think will be revealed?
I’m hoping for more crops. Maybe in red. ❤️ 🤷🏻♀️