Good morning Seoul. Its our third day here and sorry for the delay but lemme recap my first 2 days of our #SeoulFetch trip over a quick 7-11 brekky. Day 1 passed by with just little to no major attraction coz we arrived midday. We managed to get our wifi egg from the airport, topped up our transportation card, found our way to the hotel via airport limousine bus, figured out their metro (twas super confusing at first but very convenient when you get used to it), picked up my #seoulmarathon running kit then finished it up at Myeongdong night market. Gosh theres a cosmetics store in every corner! Literally. I am not a fan of beauty products but in here? I changed overnight. I want to try every face mask, lip scrub, serum and cream!!! We had a very sumptuous dinner and soju over bibimbap. How weird was that? We head home early so I can finally have the much needed sleep for the marathon the next day. All in all, twas a good day. XO
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Good Morning sunshines
Monday is here again and that means WORKDAY for me. 😣 One more week of work and than 2 weeks off. 💃🙆 We haven't finalized our plans for our vacation yet. 🤷
Have you made any plans for #easter yet? 🐰🐣
Wishing you a great and productive day. 😊🍀💞
1:26:17 for the New Bedford Half Marathon!!! Almost a 5 minuet PR 😁 After 2 halves in January (Miami 1:32) and February (Greenville 1:31) both of which I didn’t hit my goal time, it felt really good to run a PR today!!! I kept the pace controlled as this was a training race for the @bostonmarathon 💙🦄💛 and this was exactly what I needed leading into Boston. Less than 1 month to go!!!!!! -A #pr#smile#halfmarathon#goals#dream
Meal prep Sunday 🍽
3 mile shakeout run this morning in the freezing cold 😵 I was so happy for a hot shower I didn’t even take a picture!
Meal are all prepped & set for this upcoming week
🍳 Egg bowls with peppers & onions mixed with potatoes. Side of half a grapefruit for citrus & vitamins 🍓 Phil has yogurt parfaits, @stonyfield yogurt with @bearnakedgranola, blueberries, strawberries & raspberries.
🥫Zucchini & turkey casserole (brown rice, canned diced tomatoes, spices, zucchini, ground turkey, onions)
🍎 apples with PB
🧀 string cheese
🥣 cottage cheese
🥜 honey roasted cashews 🍎@goodnessknows @rxbar @larabar 🍪 Paleo chocolate chip cookies 🍞 @kodiakcakes minute muffins for an extra source of quick and delicious protein
Dinners are all planned out & we’re ready for another hectic week of work, running, gym, house chores, etc. .
Devastated I couldn't run the inaugural @dalatultratrail but I managed a 21k walk through beautiful pine forests with sweeping views across the valley.
Massive congratulations to Marieke for not only winning the 70k but also for raising over $1000 for @newbornsvietnam! And a huge shout out to @la_holista_official athlete Rob West for his 2nd place in a tight battle for the 21k race.
Well done to everyone who took part and thank you for such a well organised race.
The 2018 LA Marathon in the books! 26.2 miles from "Stadium to the Sea" --- i.e. Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica Pier. Under 5 hours? I'll take it! 🏃🙂👊💪 Quick race recap:
- This time around, no neck or shoulder tension! Which was a concern of mine! 🙌 Special shout out to Moncef (@my_traininggram / @monchef), my trainer, for working on my shoulders this past week and showing me some range of motion moves. Literally, a few times throughout the marathon I was doing those moves and everything was a-okay! I probably got strange looks, but who cares! 😀👊
- I was one of the last runners to line up, so in the beginning I was going extra slow having to weave through thousands of runners. However, it allowed me to pace myself. Future tip: Choose a pace group!
- According to my FitBit, my fastest mile was at mile 12 at 8:14 min / mile.
- I ran the first 16 miles without any real break, setting a half marathon PR by 5+ mins. 😀🙌🏃
- Around mile 18-19 my quads were on fire! 😵 They were tight and tense! So I had to listen to my body and slow down and walk. However, I discovered around mile 23 that sprinting loosened everything up. Therefore, I began sprinting at 7:00 min/mile pace! I sprinted across the finish line at a 6:45 min / mile pace! - My endurance and breathing was on point, never did I feel physically exhausted. Drinking Gatorade at each hydration table helped. - I recommend IcyHot for when your quads burn up! Temporary relief!
- No blisters!!! Which I credit to proper footwear, socks, and feet landing!
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My first name is Zintkala, it means Red Bird in Lakota. My Tribe is Oglala Lakota-Sioux Tribe (Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota). I currently live in western Massachusetts working for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I began running with the track team at the South Middle School in Rapid City, SD.
I run because it seems to release bad feelings I have and clears my mind. All I have to focus on, while trail running, is what log or rock to jump over and remember my route back. I hope to inspire Native girls who never saw themselves as athletic.
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“But trying again in a new way, a less worried way.” This last week was one for the books. And last night as I squeezed in a little run at the end of the day, my mind wandered on what lay before me in life; my goals, school, work, legalities, so many many things with my kids, other family members, responsibilities that seem to increase faster than I can blink, but my heart was content and felt peace. I thought about how impossible some things seem when I only see the distance ahead. When I look at who I want to become, or things I need to do, or deal with or work on it can all feel like an insurmountable load and burden.
But. I thought of how when I simply take each moment, not even the entire day, but THIS moment, and asked myself “I am doing my best in this moment? Am I really trying right now? Am I believing and trusting right now?” I let go of worry for things that lie ahead. And as I thought about that I heard a quote in the book I was listening to that ran right along with my thoughts. In the book, “The Atoning One” by Robert Millet, he recites this quote by C. S. Lewis: “I know the words ‘leave it to God’ can be misunderstood, but they must stay for the moment. The sense in which a Christian leaves it to God is that he puts all his trust in Christ... And, in yet another sense, handing everything over to Christ does not, of course, mean that you stop trying. To trust Him means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way.” But trying in a new way, a less worried way. So beautiful!
Marathon recovery training in progress. Taking 4 weeks to slowly get back into a full training cycle again. Research indicates that the muscle damage from running a marathon can last up to two weeks. The research also indicates that soreness (or the lack thereof) is not a good indicator of muscular healing. In other words, just because you aren’t sore anymore doesn’t mean that you are fully healed. This is the danger for marathon runners: post-marathon muscular soreness fades after a few days but submicroscopic damage within the muscle cells remains. If you return to full training too soon running more and faster than the tissues are ready for you risk delaying full recovery and the chance to get ready for your next goal. #slowandsteady
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Happy Race Day Sunday Athletes🔥! Today was the and no matter what another great race is now complete💦! I posted my race experience on my story. So I won’t go to in depth on how the race went. I am so happy I got to finally meet in corral B before the race. He is an awesome RVMRVNNXRS and he did an excellent job at a 3:28 Marathon time PR👍🏼! The LAM is such a beautiful race. With a challenging First have of the race and an endurance test the second part. Regardless of what happened today. I want to thank all of you for your positive support. After posting my story I received so many comments that honestly made me feel so much better about the race. After the race finished I was so discouraged in myself. But I now know this race means so much more to me then just time but the actual experience. I am so grateful to be in this community. So now I am going to rest for a couple days and get over this injury. Then I will train hard and prepare for a November or December Marathon. With a new found motivation I know I will do great next race. Have a great night, congrats to everyone who raced this weekend and always remember to Fear No Distance Athletes!👍🏼💪🏼🏁🇺🇸#rvmrvnnxrs#partoftheshippartofthecrew#run#runner#marathoner#motivation#distance#stamina#endurance#5k#10k#13point1#26point2#miles#pace#speed#lamarathon#ocmarathon#runsurfcity#runlongbeach#sponsored#procompression#keepittight#ambassador#training#lifestyle#igrunners#runningcommunity#workhard#runfast
Everything about this run hurt. Took two weeks off, didn’t eat well the last week, drank a lot of beer, had a huge breakfast this am, basically every excuse in the books went through my head the first 5 Miles. Then I got over the mental challenge and cranked out my longest run of the year. Don’t let your inner self beat yourself! #sundayrunday#ragnarrelay#ragnartraining#ragnarsocal
I spent so many years - maybe most of my life so far - doing things out of fear (racing included). I thought that, somehow, enough awards and accolades and wins would make me happy. That, at some point, I’d be satisfied. But it was only when I accepted that these would *never* be enough did I finally start to feel full. #gratitude#racehappy
Hello instafriends! This weekend went by in a blur. I swear I was going to get all this stuff done and it didn't happen. I slept in and relaxed instead. Still no big run as I nurse whatever is going on with my knee. *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
I ran 2 miles today, a little faster than planned. Didn't hurt but there was still discomfort. Taking that as meaning I need a little more time off. Elliptical and cycling may have to be my taper runs this week. Terrapin half on Saturday.
I did #80dayobsession both days this weekend. Day 20 and 21. Cardio and total body core. Last week of phase 1! Looking forward to new workouts. Still not doing the eating plan. I sat down last night and it was just too much work and too much restriction. Just gonna count calories instead.
Food is prepped for the week. Honey lemon chicken with rice and roasted veggies. And roast beef wraps with grapes and veggies. And check out my new purple hair!