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3 painful miles done! I'm just glad that the pain isn't bad enough to stop me 👊 Landed on my bad leg when exiting a handstand last night and could still feel the pain this morning. I'll spend some extra time today icing and stretching. Luckily tomorrow I'll have PT to patch me up before Saturdays long run! #stephanierunskansas  #ictmrtt  #balegaimpi #balegainternational #runhappy  #instarunners  #runstagrammm #monitorthebeat  #runitfast #runnerscommunity #wearetherunners #womensrunningcommunity #runkansas #runict  #runwichita #hshive  #runselfierepeat #sherunsthistown #garmin #beatyesterday #unitednychalftraining
That time @jessmhutch only wanted to run 3 miles and I made her run 3.1. I'm so mean. #running #MRTT #miamisburgmrtt #balegaimpi #nuunbassador
Swipe! #tbt to the @holiday_half because I was so tired when I got home and didn't post! I entered the costume contest with @runwalksarah, got to see my fellow ambassadors, ran/power walked my way to the finish and closed out the beer garden with @kris_nic_22! I had a blast! ° ° ° #goldensnowflakechallenge #holidayhalf #runholidayhalf #motivrunning  #inknburn #orangemud #momentumjewelry #redhorseandco #actionwipes #balega #balegaimpi #impipride #altrarunning #embracethespace #zerolimits #simplesquares #lasthorserunners #lasthorse #oofos #oomoment #oocrew #headsweats #keepacoolhead #holidays #runner #runnersofig #run #runner #runnersofinstagram #yourpathyourpace
After a much needed day off I was ready to hit the pavement this morning. I recently started a new job in manufacturing, and part of the training is being on the production floor. Standing and working for 8 hours is no joke! __________________________________________________ I had a progression run on the schedule this morning. My goal was to start easy and finish at my most recent marathon pace. My splits: 8:37, 8:18, 8:02, 7:32, 7:40, 7:30, 7:15. ___________________________________________________ I always seem to take a nap 😴 on the second mile of the progression. So that is definitely something I need to work on. Even though I had my watch on, I made it a point not to look at my watch, I told myself, just chip away a little bit. I left enough enough in the tank to bring it home on the last mile. ________________________________________________ #mckirdytrained #balegaimpi #newtonrunning #womenrunning #ihaverunnersbody #beatyesterday #wearsafelabs
Mid-work lift, post-work run. Arms and three easy miles on the treadmill powered by Beastie Boys radio 👌🏻 . . #womensrunningcommunity #runnerscommunity #trainharder #crosstrain #nuunlife #nuunlove #balegaimpi #brooksrunning #brookslaunch
13 degrees feeling like 1=7 miles in the books with the last three right around marathon pace. “If you wait for the perfect conditions you’ll never get anything done.” #run #runner #running #runnersofinstagram #runningcommunity #bostonmarathontraining #bostonmarathon2018 #balegaimpi #impiproud #balegabestsocksever #coldmanparts #coldhands
That's me under there I swear! 😂❄️ Boston Marathon training officially started today with some tough hill repeats. I only had a few miles warm up and then 6x 60 sec and a cool down but it kicked my butt. Clearly there will need to be a lot of training before patriots day 2018! Such a beautiful crisp winter day today though, happy I had a reason to be out in it! 💙💛 #bostonmarathon #beboston #boston2018 #marathonmonday #hillsforbreakfast . . . #run #running #runitfast #marathon #marathontraining #womensrunningcommunity #runchat #runninggirl #runningmom #runners #runnerlife #runnersofinstagram #runnersworld #runnerspace #instarun #instarunner #instarunners #6run5 #balegaimpi #musiccityfit #fitmom #heathersrun
Nice miles on the treadmill this morning. As I look back this year, it was terrible. It was a year of changes, hurts, and disappointments. However life is not easy. You have to keep pushing forward. #zerolimits #altrarunning #teamaltra #balegaimpi #lovemybalegas #viveshake #hammernutrition
Swipe! I have an awesome code to share on @orangemud gear thru Friday! 15% off: OMSOCIAL Get awesome hydration packs, transition & seat towels, tees, tech shirts and tons more! Ask me if you need help choosing! ° ° ° #orangemud #hydrationpack #holidayhalf #runholidayhalf #inknburn #balega #balegaimpi #impipride #altrarunning #embracethespace #zerolimits #simplesquares #lasthorserunners #lasthorse #holidays #runner #runnersofig #run #runner #runninggear #marathon #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #trailrunner #trailrunning #runnersofinstagram #yourpathyourpace
“Be that girl that wakes up with purpose and intent. Be that girl who shows up and never gives up. Be that girl who believes anything is possible and is willing to work for it.” - Lorna Jane Clarkson ... I had Hill work on the schedule for today. My bootay is SO sore from yesterday’s Daily Moves, I wanted to stay in and do nothing, but I made a schedule and I’m sticking to it. Of course I feel amazing now! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤪😆 . . . . . . Pants @belcorva_clothing Shirt @lornajaneactive #ActiveLiving #AlwaysHaveAGoal #BeatYesterday #BalegaImpi #DoItForYou #FindYourStrong #GirlsWhoRun #HalfMarathonTraining #HealthyHabits #HealthyNotSkinny #HalfMarathon #ImpiPride #IGRunners #ILoveRunning #InstaRunners #IRun #KeepPushing #KeepRunning #Marathon #MarathonTraining #Miles #MoveMoreFitness #MyStrongMoment #NeverStop #Racedayessentials‬ #RunnersCommunity #Run #Running #RunItFast @toneitup #TIUHolidayHustle
My view while trying to do abs on the floor ❤🐱
Hmm...when did the #augustacanal trail turn into an obstacle course?😆 Not the 1st time I’ve had to hop over downed trees, but two at once was kinda surprising. On another note, I tried the #hokabondi5 running shoes for the first time today, & probably the last - liked the overall feel of a Hoka, but just a bit too much cushion in the Bondi. Maybe I’ll give the #hokaclifton4 a try. Slowly becoming a #runningshoeaddict #lovetorun #runtolive #run #runner #running #runningman #runningcommunity #runnerslife #runnershigh #runnersofinstagram #igrunners #fitrunner #dedication #determination #discipline #dowork #halfmarathontraining #balegaimpi #balegasocks
“Now I KNOW you’re nuts!” ~What my neighbor J said when he saw me running this afternoon. 😂 . I could have done treadmill but then I would not have seen a beautiful hawk 🦅 swoop in front of me! #optoutside . . #motherrunner #runwisconsin #instarunners #womenrunning #teamwr #womensrunningcommunity #igrunners #bibravepro #womenwhorun #balegaimpi #runner #BAMR #getoutside #buff
After a couple of “hard” runs over the weekend, it was nice to get an “easy” run in. I’m one of those odd runners who would rather run slow and easy 🤷‍♀️ Anyone else? 3.5 miles on the treadmill today (pic from last week!) and then a quick little hiit session. Burpees and jump squats and speed skaters...oh my! . . . #run #running #runner #inspiringwomenrunners #womenrunning #womensrunningcommunity #runningcommunity #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #instamomrunners #motherrunner #rockingmotherrunners #momswhorun #balega #balegaimpi #nuunlife #nuunbassador #hshive #irunthisbody #ihavearunnersbody
Hey Chicago! I’m gonna be ALL OVER you this year!! Chicago Triathlon Triple Challenge in August followed by the Chicago Marathon in October! Wheeeeeee!
6.5 miles in the cold, wind and ice. And a really steep hill. #running #MRTT #miamisburgmrtt #balegaimpi #nuunbassador #noexcuses #balegacheer
Looking at my #2017bestnine I am overwhelmed. I spent a lot of this year working for goals that got postponed due to injury or heartache. But as I look as these photos, I see so much hope. I see exactly what role running plays in my life. It connects me. It stabilizes me. It forces me to look at every moment for exactly what it is...a moment. Thank you so everyone who contributed to my 2017. This is the highlight reel of course...but even the photos and memories that didn’t make the “top nine” cut, are impossible to forget. #run #runner #runnernerd #runnersbe #nycrunnergirl #nycrunner #instarunners #igrunner #training #runnergirl #divasrunning #marathon #womensrunningcommunity #womenrunning #fitapproach #honeystinger #impilove #impipride #balegabestsocksever #balegasocks #balegaimpi #lovemybalegas #balegalove #stingoebestung #chasingsub3
Week 3 of LRM/ BOS training is going strong! Things are starting to click and my recovery between hard efforts seems to be improving. 🙌🏻 I had a brisk paced run this morning that I was a little nervous about but it went well and thankfully didn’t require crazy all out effort or focus. I vividly remember a couple months ago how challenging it was to even run a couple miles at goal marathon pace. Now it’s feeling much more natural which is a huge plus! {Workout details can be found on @stravarun } This is the kids last week of school before Christmas break so things are really starting to get a little crazy... 🤪🙈 Between basketball games, musicals, class plays, Christmas parties, and finals we are taking it day by day! #makeittofriday #motherrunner #marathonrunner #womenrunning #womensrunningcommunity #runnerscommunity #inspiringwomenrunners #littlerockmarathon2018 #arkansasrunner #arkansasoutside #balegaimpi #balega #73threadsambassador #hokaoneone
6 miles today- used my lunch hour early to run to the pharmacy and pick up a prescription. 😂 Anyone else ever use their runs to do errands?? . . #marathontraining #running #instarunners #oisellevolée #balegaimpi #womensrunningcommunity #bostonmarathon2018 #bostonmarathon
Impis applications are due today! #Repost @balega_international ( @get_repost) ・・・ FINAL CALL BALEGA FANS -- today is the last day to apply to join the 2018 Impi team (link to application in bio)! #balegaimpi #impilove
FINAL CALL BALEGA FANS -- today is the last day to apply to join the 2018 Impi team (link to application in bio)! #balegaimpi #impilove
Hills..... it’s what’s for breakfast! Today I added some hills to the mix on my run. I’ve been keeping my runs very conservative without much elevation gain or loss. The goal I had for myself was to keep a steady pace up and down the hills, since it was my first run per se doing them post marathon. ____________________________________________________ Hills are great for working your body. Not only do they help increase your aerobic base, but you’ll be that much stronger in a race when faced with them. I have a mantra for hills that Kees me focused and my form doesn’t go to crap....”stay engaged.” It helps me to stay focused on the hill. So next time you have a hilly run.....don’t avoid it, tackle it head on! ___________________________________________________ #mckirdytrained #beatyesterday #wearsafelabs #newtonrunning #womenrunning #ihavearunnersbody #womenrunning #balegaimpi
First speedwork of the season ✔ I was nervous going into this one but I did it 🙌 and only missed one of my paces. Last week, I was reading about how awful the hills are in Central Park and I was starting to freak out. I hate hills and obviously I live in Kansas where we don't have "real hills". I was then told that I have to start training on them religiously (including my speedwork and long runs) 😱😖😧. So today that is what I did and I swear every time I was supposed to run faster it was also uphill!!! #stephanierunskansas  #ictmrtt  #balegaimpi #balegainternational #runhappy  #instarunners  #runstagrammm #monitorthebeat  #runitfast #runnerscommunity #wearetherunners #womensrunningcommunity #runkansas #runict  #runwichita #hshive  #runselfierepeat #sherunsthistown #garmin #beatyesterday #unitednychalftraining
First decently cold run of the winter season. Wasn’t bad once I got the blood flowing. The tales of frosty beard aren’t far away! #running #run #runner #runnersofinstagram #runners #winterrunning #bostonmarathontraining #bostonmarathon2018 #hardwork #dedication #balegaimpi #impilove #balegabestsocksever
#Repost @runningslowfaster ・・・ Same race...one year apart. I don’t normally do these kind of posts, but after my race yesterday I started thinking about my running over the past year. When I ran this race in 2016 I didn’t actually run, I walked it because I was still recovering from an injury. Even if I had run it, I doubt I could have finished under 45 minutes...and I would have been taking walking breaks. Yesterday I ran it in just under 39 minutes, and I ran the whole thing like it was no big deal. I ran it after being sick for nearly 3 weeks (and coughing the whole way!) and still managed a PR. Could I have run it faster? Probably, but I had fun and that was more important. Am I the fastest one out there? Not even close. But that just means I have the opportunity to keep improving! Shortly after this race last year, I started heart rate training with @themotherrunner and never turned back! I’m stronger, faster, have more endurance and best of all...I love running. And my new running outfit is clearly an upgrade. . . . #run #running #runner #inspiringwomenrunners #womenrunning #womensrunningcommunity #runningcommunity #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #instamomrunners #motherrunner #rockingmotherrunners #momswhorun #balega #balegaimpi
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A nice run and almost pain free. Be a month since my knee has been hurting. Nice to be back at it. I am blessed at the people I have gotten to meet since living in Orlando. Who is on this card you may ask? Many will recognize this person. I got to meet Randy the other day at work. What a super nice person, took some time to talk too me. Thanks Randy you really made my day. @cowboyrandyjones #altrarunning #balegaimpi #viveshake #hammernutrition #villagepeople
Back at it this morning! Loving this weather and enjoying the miles. __________________________________________________ Right now I’m thinking about my spring season and doing what I can to remain healthy and strong. I have an aggressive and attainable goal I’ve set for myself. Don’t wait to go after your goals. I understand life is busy since it’s the holiday season, but if you can take an hour for yourself, you will be that much better. __________________________________________________ #mckirdytrained #balegaimpi #wearsafelabs #ihavearunnersbody #womenrunning #beatyesterday #newtonrunning
I love the @noxgear_nation vest!❤ I run in the dark most of the time and I know I'm seen. Unfortunately it doesn't make all drivers move over. Even with me running in the bike lane there were drivers that chose to be closer to me than the other side of the road 😡 I don't if they are confused as to what they are seeing but that's not a reason to get closer to find out. ✔2 miles done to start off week 2 of #unitednychalf training. #stephanierunskansas  #ictmrtt  #balegaimpi #balegainternational #runhappy  #instarunners  #runstagrammm #monitorthebeat  #runitfast #runnerscommunity #wearetherunners #womensrunningcommunity #runkansas #runict  #runwichita #hshive  #runselfierepeat #sherunsthistown #garmin #beatyesterday #unitednychalftraining
Clearly my treadmill selfies need some work. First treadmill run in a long time. I ran just enough miles to get to my December weekly goal. 🙌🏼 It wasn’t pretty but I’ll take it. . . . #motherrunner #runwisconsin #instarunners #womenrunning #teamwr #womensrunningcommunity #igrunners #bibravepro #womenwhorun #balegaimpi #runner #BAMR #dreadmill
My best nine is running and babies! Bring on 2018! #bestnine2017 #running #myfamily #balegaimpi #standardpoodle
Running and trying to find where the weekend has gone. 🏃 . After a bit of a mileage hiatus, I finally kicked it up a notch this week and it felt great! 👍 Getting back into a groove and I'm feeling pretty good about it, even if my heart rate tells a different story. 😝
Same race...one year apart. I don’t normally do these kind of posts, but after my race yesterday I started thinking about my running over the past year. When I ran this race in 2016 I didn’t actually run, I walked it because I was still recovering from an injury. Even if I had run it, I doubt I could have finished under 45 minutes...and I would have been taking walking breaks. Yesterday I ran it in just under 39 minutes, and I ran the whole thing like it was no big deal. I ran it after being sick for nearly 3 weeks (and coughing the whole way!) and still managed a PR. Could I have run it faster? Probably, but I had fun and that was more important. Am I the fastest one out there? Not even close. But that just means I have the opportunity to keep improving! Shortly after this race last year, I started heart rate training with @themotherrunner and never turned back! I’m stronger, faster, have more endurance and best of all...I love running. And my new running outfit is clearly an upgrade. . . . #run #running #runner #inspiringwomenrunners #womenrunning #womensrunningcommunity #runningcommunity #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #instamomrunners #motherrunner #rockingmotherrunners #momswhorun #balega #balegaimpi #nuunlife #nuunbassador #hshive #irunthisbody #ihavearunnersbody
Final race of the year done! Wasn’t a PR, but still a decent time (33:08 according to my garmin) and just what I needed for the stress I’ve been feeling the last week or so. Despite yesterday’s snow the roads were in great shape (except for the one small bridge) and my feet were nice and warm in my #balegablisterresist socks 😁 . . #sweatpink #sweatpinkambassador #nuunlife #jinglealltheway5k #runpacers #christmasrace #nuunlife #teamzensah #balegabestsocksever #balegaimpi
It’s a winter RUNderland! ❄️❄️❄️ 4.25 beautiful snowy miles. 28 degrees that felt like 23 but the scenic views made me feel warm and fuzzy inside and my toes stayed warm thanks to my Balega Silvers.🏃‍♀️ #morningrun #snow #snowrun #getoutsideandplay #optoutside #sunday #morning #run #running #getouttorun #balegaimpi #balegacheer #impipride #balegasocks #brooksrunning #runhappy #mybridge #verrazanobridge
There was an added peacefulness to this mornings run with the snow ❄️ on the ground. I couldn’t wait to get out this morning and try out my new @newtonrunning Fate 3. ________________________________________________ I kept it nice and relaxed especially since there were some slick spots on the sidewalk. The verdict on the Fate 3s....... I love them! The drop is 4.5mm which makes it a solid trainer. I’ve worn the Motion V which has a 3 mm drop and those are also great. Slow and steady I’m building my mileage, and I can’t wait to see where these shoes take me. _______________________________________________ #mckirdytrained #wearsafelabs #beatyesterday #ihavearunnersbody #womenrunning #balegaimpi
“You must have the confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through” - Tory Burch ••• I’m so thankful for all that 2017 gave me. I learned a lot about myself, set goals, accomplished some and put some on the back burner. . For 2018 I’ve decided to share some of my goals, but keep others quiet for the time being. . One goal I’m super excited about is being part of the @runsheisbeautiful Mileage Club. I’ve never participated in anything like this before so something new and exciting to look forward to! I’ve committed to running 500 miles in 2018. 🏃🏻‍♀️😬 . I of course have PR goals, but I’m not going to make them such a huge focus like I did this year. I’m going to put in the work and trust my training. I no longer want to feel disappointed or put so much pressure on myself that I fall apart mentally. . What is a goal you’ve set for 2018? Would love to hear them! . . . . . . #ActiveLiving #AlwaysHaveAGoal #BeatYesterday #BalegaImpi #DoItForYou #FindYourStrong #GirlsWhoRun #HalfMarathonTraining #HealthyHabits #HealthyNotSkinny #HalfMarathon #ImpiPride #IGRunners #ILoveRunning #InstaRunners #IRun #tiusf #KeepPushing #KeepRunning #Marathon #MarathonTraining #Miles #MoveMoreFitness #MyStrongMoment #NeverStop #Racedayessentials‬ #RunnersCommunity #Run #Running #RunItFast @toneitup
People often ask why I run so much. It's not because I love running. I love what running affords me the chance to experience. So much scenery, so much trail, so many new memories! Joined a completely random team a week ago and while we may not have outran the competition, we looked the best while chasing after them! #EndlessRunner #KungFuRunning #ElectricBoogaloo #RagnarTrailAlafia #innerWild #RagnarTrail @ragnartrail #RunLikeAUnicorn #BalegaImpi #BestSocksEver #Teamnuun #MakeYourWaterCount
It’s been a LONG road back from plantar fasciitis but this morning’s half marathon was a success!! 🙌🏻Consistent splits, no pain, finished strong and I was able to take home the win in 1:26:03. It was a great way to end the Arkansas Grand Prix season! This year I loved being able to run with these ladies and look forward to more races next season. 😊 p.s. This race has very unique overall prizes - checkout these handmade bowls! #casahalfmarathon #arkgrandprix #arkansasrunner . . #balegaimpi #runnerscommunity #womenrunning #inspiringwomenrunners #womensrunningcommunity #marathonrunner
Here's my best nine photos from 2017. 📷 Thanks for joining me as I reached my goals this year! 💪 I completed my first Olympic distance triathlon & am on my way to finishing at least one race per month. 🏊🚴🏃