With Steve, an amazing man and marathoner. Being a PT is a bless as I have the chance to train people with so different goals. So pleased when Steve came today for the session and showed me his medal, from Boston’s marathon 👏🙏. Now he’s preparing for this Sunday’s London’s marathon and till next session I’ll be waiting for the next medal 😊
We’re still working together giving priority to things that Steve needs to improve and today’s session was very productive 💪😊
Kenaqesia me e madhe e të qenurit Trajnere Personale eshte kontributi qe jep ndaj personave me objektiva krejtesisht të ndryshem. 🙏
Steve eshte nje nga ata persona me të cilet, po aq sa jep, aq edhe përfiton. Nje maratonist i shkelqyer, qe me gezoi pa mase kur sot me erdhi me medaljen e Maratones se Bostonit dhe tani po pergatitet per Maratonen e Londres, qe zhvillohet kete të diele 🏃🏻♂️🏅
Po vazhdojme të punojme gjithesesi, por ato pika ne të cilat Steve duhet të kete me shume permiresim dhe seanca e sotme ishte shume produktive për të. 💪😊 #personaltraining#marathon#medal#bostonmarathon#runner#strengthtraining
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26 miles, 26 names, 26 prayers:
I ran the #BostonMarathon . I ran 26.2 miles on the most recognized and prestigious courses in the world because I was helping to raise money for the Wings of America Pursuit Program. The last couple of years, I’ve been using my running platform to help raise awareness of an alarming issue: the epidemic & national crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls #MMIWG . It breaks my heart that I can even make a list of 26 sisters taken from our communities. For 26 miles, I said her name, with a prayer. I painted #MMIW on my legs, a red hand print covering my mouth to symbolize our sisters voices silenced & red, for the movement, this issue. The federal government has failed to include and investigate into the growing number of cases of our relatives murdered and missing. The heartbreaking fact is we don’t know the exact number. In 2016, Annita Lucchesi (Indigenous researcher) of the UIHI (formerly) identified 5,712 cases were reported but only 116 of those cases were documented in the Department of Justice databases. Murder is the third leading cause of death for American Indian/Alaska Native Womxn. Having access to law enforcement databases to collect this information proved to be difficult. More needs to be done. More laws to protect our people. More accountability. Justice and healing for the family and communities. We are speaking out. We have incredible Womxn reporting on this, organizing, and in seats of power to shine light on this epidemic to find solutions that bring safety & justice. These are the 26 names I prayed for. .
Amanda Webster•Savanna LaFontaine Greywind•Miranda Tenorio•Britney Tiger•Ashley Loring Heavyrunner•Lakota Rae Renville•Lucella Yazzie•Olivia LoneBear•Henny Scott•Ashlynn Mike•Jessika Alva•Josie Lee Head•Ariel Begay•Sunshine Wood•Raven Henry•Whisper Little Owl Horseman (FOUND)•Angel Rose Tomow•Lauren Two Bulls•Anela Gipp Alkire(FOUND)•Mariah High Hawk•Freda KnowsHisGun•Trinity Kriener•Anndiné Jones•Tamra Keepness•Noreen Osborne•Starla SpiritTrack ❤️
To all of our stolen sisters. #mmiw
First run post-Boston marathon done! I’m glad I didn’t rush the recovery process so once I was ready to run, I was really excited and looking forward to it!
I’ve been focusing on low-impact exercises for the past 9-10 days: biking, elliptical, hiking, and walking. I’ve done a couple strength sessions in the gym too, to work on rebuilding some strength.
I might have been a little too excited for this run since I went a little longer and harder than I should have. I’m going to take another rest day before the weekend since I plan to hit up some more trails on Saturday and Sunday
Boston Marathon 2019, a race that I will never forget. It taught me so much about myself, a lessoned learned only when you live it... When you think there is nothing else in you, when your legs are not taking orders, when you are putting all your heart into it but there is no response. At this point my mind is all I had and I knew I was going to do anything to finish because in my mind I was never done. I almost got taken away to a medical tent but I refused to leave the course, I had 5 miles to go and I was on my way. I might not have gotten a PR, I didn’t have the race I was expecting and I was hurting like ever before. But I gained more than that... This has passed and I have to work on the now so that I can see what’s ahead.
Like I said before: “Take one day at the time and embrace every moment of it. Each day teaches you something new and it gives you the experience for what’s coming next.”
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Congratulations to our Office Manager, Vicki, for completing her 2nd BOSTON MARATHON!! We are so proud of you!!
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Even the daffodils can’t look away
Boston, MA. Day 118/365 📸: 04.16.2019
It takes a village to get to the finish line.
I wouldn’t have been able to cross that Boston finish line with my support. From my parents watching JuJu a couple hours extra (usually napping which I think is worse since they’re house bound). From Justin getting breakfast ready while I finished Sunday long runs. My amazing coach @runmuch51 supported me the whole way. My amazing run partner @erinamg who help kept me accountable for the early morning long runs. The IG community who has always been encouraging along this journey of marathoning and motherhood. These are the people who crossed the Boston finished line with me. #TBT to crossing the Boston finish line. -
Teachers are an integral part of our local communities, helping students accomplish so much on a daily basis. So we decided to give them the chance to accomplish a feat that's all their own – finishing the #BostonMarathon . We're so proud of the eight educators and honored they represented CITGO in the race! #FuelingGood#FuelGoodFam#Teachers
¿Cómo no recordar a Doroteo Guamuch Flores? Ese chapín tan apasionado, lleno de energía y que en repetidas ocasiones nos hizo sentir orgullosos de nuestro país. Nació en 1922 y por muchos años fue albañil, hasta que decidió empeñar todas sus ganas en el deporte. Ganó una medalla de plata en los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe de 1950, celebrados en Guatemala. En 1952 se convirtió en el primer Latinoamericano en salir victorioso de la maratón de Boston y en recorrer los 42 kilómetros en tan solo 2 horas, 31 minutos y 53 segundos.
Luego de estos grandes triunfos, el gobierno de Guatemala le rindió el mayor homenaje: nombrar un estadio en su nombre. El Estadio Nacional de Guatemala Doroteo Guamuche Flores ha estado lleno de emociones en diversas oportunidades y ha sido el escenario para importantes eventos deportivos.
Mateo Flores, como le decían, es un personaje inmortal que forma parte muy especial de la historia deportiva de Guatemala. Más que un deportista, fue un chapín extraordinario que alzó la bandera de Guatemala con orgullo y la llevó a las grandes ligas.
Right on Hereford they said
It’ll be fun they said
We’re often asked if we’re willing to pay the price. We never really know what that price is until you’re in the middle of paying it.
This is why I push myself in workouts. This is why I’m hard on myself when I miss a workout or don’t feel like I performed how I should. It’s not so much about the times, but whether or not I felt I gave it all I could. Just like you learn how to run fast by running fast, you learn how to grinding it out by not compromising with yourself in workouts.
I’m in an off season right now. Before I start a new cycle I always take a minute to prepare myself for what’s to come. Essentially I count the cost. Am I willing to commit? Am I willing to give it my all? Am I willing to do more than I ever have in order to achieve more than I ever have?
Achieving your goals begins and ends between your ears. The grind is coming, are you willing to pay the price? Do you know what the price is? 💪💪
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Boston was a Battle. Road marathons are truly a test of excellence, rarely is there room for error and the commitment and focus dedicated to achieving elite times is unparalleled. That is what attracts me to the race. It is HARD. I find that ultra distances let in a bit more wiggle room and that is comforting, even plays a bit more to my strengths BUT the marathon, I have no comfort (truly scares me). It demands perfection. The only reason I was able to hold pace at Boston was not only the weeks and months of hard training but having 13 years of relentless showing up. I will always show up. It may not be pretty or fast or even far but I'm out there, getting it done. When the miles didn't come easy in Boston and the body kept reminding me how nice an 8:00/mi would feel, I went to that place of mental fortitude learned through 100++ previous races and shut down the negative thoughts (and everything else around me -- don't remember much about the race, what Wellesley girls, Citgo sign?? haha 🤣🤷♀️🙈)...I had run 100s of miles at 6:00/mi pace during the 4 month build up to Boston. So, I knew, despite feeling crappy, I could run 6:00s. As long as I stayed in the fight, I could run 6:00s. Keep on fueling, take extra fuel, extra Gatorade, more water...I can run 6:00s. There's a downhill, your quads are frickin' strong, I can run 6:00s. THIS was my internal dialogue. Crossing that finish line filled me with gratitude. Gratitude for this body letting me take it through all these miles and adventures. Gratitude for my ability to suffer. And gratitude for the running community. Always keep your head in the game and as long as you put in the work...the body and legs will follow (well, hopefully 🤪🥴)!!
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This card was sent to an amazing friend a couple of weeks ago, as she prepared to run the #bostonmarathon . It’s a #revealwheel version of @mfergu01’s design, with the meter needle glued to the top of the wheel.
✨Teamwork makes the dream work!!! ✨
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. .
I know many of y'all have seen this pic but I wanted to share too. We truly do go further with friends that support and encourage us. Can't express how amazing each of these women are. Not only talented athletes but also fun, funny, fierce, dedicated, smart, kind and full of love and enthusiasm (we maybe slept 20 hrs total all 4 nights in Boston). Best 4 day slumber party crew ever! .
Bringing out higher goals, higher motivation, sharing good times and positive energy with these girls was the icing on this iconic race weekends cake. I left Boston with way more than a medal.👯👯👯 Running friends really are THE BEST! Can't wait to do it again!!! .
Shoutout to @hyperthreads for this epic race tank arranged by Ash @ahappypace ... having our names on our tops during the race was everything! We knew it would be tough to snap a pic post race as start times were different, thus put on our tanks and dashed to the finish line the night before, for one last group pic. Love and miss this crew so much today !!! Hi girls!!! 😘Have a fabulous day! @therunnerbeans@jennammchugh@triandrungirl@ahappypace@runningwithstrength#bostonmarathon2019#bostonmarathon#runhappy#keepshowingup
3 years ago today since all my dreams came true...
Good luck to all @londonmarathon 26.2 miles is a life changing distance. You'll find things out about yourself that you never knew. You'll go through good spots and bad, very bad, spots where you'll doubt yourself repeatedly. The voice in your head will be yelling stop but your heart will keep you relentlessly pushing forward.
Don't ever give up, keep moving forward, no matter the pace. Keep positive. Use a mantra to get you through or something as simple as counting to 100 repeatedly and keeping stride to the rhythm.
Most will hit their targets but some won't get the times they are after. But no one who finishes the marathon ever fails - just finishing is a major achievement, especially if it's not your day out on the road.
I challenge anyone NOT to cry as they cross the finish line! It's emotional.
A race tip from me: split the run into 4 parts. 1st 8 miles; settle in and enjoy. Make sure you are not too FAST. If anything a few seconds slower than target pace at this point is ideal. Beware of mile 3, its downhill!!
2nd 8 miles; concentrate on your splits. You should have found a good running rhythm by now and be hitting splits around your target pace. Soak in the crowds, especially crossing Tower Bridge but don't get carried away, there's still a long way to go!
3rd 8 miles; This is where the race really starts! Concentrate hard - left foot, right foot...you should be feeling strong and ready to go slightly faster than target pace. Let the pace drop a little if needed to get you through a tough patch but KEEP ON MOVING FORWARD! Use runners or landmarks (lampposts etc) as targets to get to.
Last 2 miles; run with all your heart! Use the crowds along the embankment to push you along. When you turn at Big Ben there's less than 1 mile to go (don't sprint just yet!) - soak up the atmosphere, turn into The Mall and run down those last couple of hundred metres like you own it (spriiiiiiiiint!!!). Celebrate as you cross the line and even if it's hurting like hell SMILE for your finish photo! (Do it for the 'gram!) Wear your t-shirt and medal with pride, you've earned It! YOU'VE JUST RAN A FREAKING MARATHON!!