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Some gorgeous sunshine and fall color with my morning miles today. Even if the rest of my day is meh, it had one of the most beautiful beginnings ever! #myrunstreak day 1,029 #run #runner #running #runhappy #morningrun #runohio #akrun #runcanton #runnergirl #motherrunner #motivated #fallrunning #teamfitfam #beyourbest #getoutside #gorun #seenonmyrun #keeponrunning #justrun #halfmarathontraining #halfmarathoner #makeithappen #positivevibes #workoutsnap
My beautiful Navig8 Miles medal from @virtualrunningevents came just in time for #medalmonday πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… it's a beautiful addition to my collection. I love it! Also got in 3 miles tonight on my way to getting back on track. Here's to making the best of every minute this week! #myrunstreak day 1,028 #run #runner #running #runhappy #willrunforbling #blingaholic #runohio #runnergirl #motherrunner #getoutside #gorun #motivated #makeithappen #justkeeprunning #teamfitfam #beyourbest
Now that this cold is finally behind me it's time to get back to my running schedule. 1 easy, foggy #friyay mile then some distance tomorrow! I'm thinking a 10 miler may happen...we shall see😊 Have a great day everyone!! #myrunstreak day 1,025 #run #runner #running #runohio #morningrun #runnergirl #motherrunner #teamfitfam #beyourbest #getoutside #gorun #keeponrunning #runeveryday #justkeeprunning #positivevibes
Ran the @fitfamhq Dash for Donuts today! Can I just say how good it felt to finally have this cold beat and get in some decent milage? I'm so happy right now I could burst! So, without further ado, here is Come Run With Me, Dash for Donuts styleπŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»β€οΈπŸ©πŸ… #myrunstreak day 1,024 #run #runner #running #runhappy #virtualrun #virtual10k #teamfitfam #beyourbest #willrunforbling #willrunfordonuts #dashfordonuts #runnergirl #morherrunner #getoutside #gorun #livehealthy #akrun #runohio #runeveryday #justkeeprunning #positivevibes #sweetworkout #keeponrunning
Too early for #halloween decorations? Not in my neighborhood!!πŸ˜‰ Saw this while getting in 2 more easy miles today. I think I'm finally on the tail end of this cold, thank goodness! It is interesting, though, the older I get, the more conscious of my health getting sick makes me. I'm to that age where I know I won't live forever, and I'm ok with that, but it's becoming more and more important to take care of myself so I can live well and enjoy life as I get older. That's one reason I'm so glad I got back to running. It's a sport for every age. It's great for your cardiovascular health, and the social aspects are good for your mental health as well. I am realizing I need to step it up in a few other areas, thoughπŸ˜… but being almost back to 100% I've got a new vigor to try and make that happen. So here's to fresh starts and new goals! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŽπŸ₯šπŸ₯‘πŸ’†πŸ»β€οΈ #myrunstreak day 1,023 #run #runner #running #runohio #seenonmyrun #runhappy #runfree #runnergirl #motherrunner #fallrunning #halfmarathoner #runeveryday #justkeeprunning #livehealthy #positivevibes #gorun #getoutside #thankful
9/17/15 9/10/16 9/9/17 Anyone want to take a guess what these dates have in common? I'll give you a clue. πŸ˜·πŸ€§πŸ‘ŽπŸ» Yep, for some reason right around this time of year I seem to catch the first cold of the season. It came to my attention when a memory popped up on Facebook, then out of curiosity I looked back one more year. So yeah, I think this is just the way things go for me in September, lol. What kinda sucks, though, is that the weather today was perfect for a long run (which was my plan), but I will be thankful for what I DID run. It was slow, but I enjoyed being outside in the fresh air and seeing the fall decorations making their appearance. Now for some extra hydration and healthy eats to try and get better ASAPπŸ˜‰ High fives and fist bumps to all my awesome IG friends who got their run on today. Happy #sundayrunday my friends!! #myrunstreak day 1,020 #run #runner #running #fallrunning #runhappy #runohio #iloverunning #runnergirl #motherrunner #justkeeprunning #teamfitfam #beyourbest #runthankful #getoutside #gorun #seenonmyrun #positivevibes #halfmarathontraining #halfmarathoner #workoutsnap
A fun, low key 5k this morning. Ran the Kick Off 5k and finished in 27:20. No PR (I could tell when I woke up this morning that it wasn't going to happen, so I was ok with that) but good enough for 8/29 in my age group so I'm pretty happy. Also no shirt or medal, but did get a cool little memento. Absolutely no complaints for a great little race that cost a whole $10! Even better? I met a cool race director, my coworker got a new PR, and I got to reconnect with an old friend I hadn't seen since my Applebee's days, and to me, those connections, milestones and shared celebrations are what this sport is all about. Now to go see the other awesomeness my IG running family accomplished this morning! Have a great Saturday all!!πŸ’• #myrunstreak day 1,019 #run #running #runner #runfast #runhappy #racing #runohio #akrun #runcanton #kickoff5k #runnergirl #motherrunner #iloverunning #teamfitfam #beyourbest #justkeeprunning #positivevibes #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #womensrunningcommunity #sweetworkout #workoutsnap #5krun #5krace
An easy morning mile today. One double shift then it's the weekend! ...and it's a race weekend to boot!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š Happy Friday my friendsπŸ’– #myrunstreak day 1,018 #run #runner #running #runhappy #morningrun #runohio #runnergirl #motherrunner #runeveryday #getoutside #gorun #teamfitfam #beyourbest #justkeeprunning #runeveryday
The first step out the door is the hardest, they say, and I'd have to say I agree. I almost didn't go run this morning. There's always 100 different excuses to not lace up and go. But I DID lace my shoes up and step outside. I DID get myself moving with the promise to myself that even a mile was ok because I'm trying to make a change in long-time habits. I DID get in 4 miles this morning before my day got busy and I feel so much better for it!! Here's hoping you all have a great day!!βœŒπŸ»β€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ» #myrunstreak day 1,016 #run #runner #running #runhappy #runohio #akrun #getoutside #gorun #morningrun #motivated #runnergirl #motherrunner #teamfitfam #beyourbest #bethankful #justkeeprunning #runeveryday #keeponrunning #iloverunning #fallrunning #positivevibes
Ok, so today didn't go as planned...guess that's what I get for not sticking with my plan to get up and run earlyπŸ˜… but I DID get in a mile today so it's all good. Add that to my 2 miler yesterday and I'm up to 17 for the month. Not too bad, but time to get it together and start running in the morning. Too much busy mom stuff to do in the evening. So, all you early morning runners, how do you do it? Earlier bed time? Laying out your gear? Meeting a running buddy (in person or an in-line check in)? I can use the tips because my bed looks so inviting after the kids are off to school, but I KNOW I need to switch to morning runs. So let me know what works for you, I'd love to hear it!! Hope you all are having a great week so far, happy running everybody! #myrunstreak days 1,014 and 1,015 #run #runner #running #runhappy #treadmillrun #runeveryday #runnergirl #runnermom #runohio #teamfitfam #beyourbest #gorun #makeithappen #justrun #keeponrunning #ihavearunnersbody #runnerscommunity #positivevibes
I embraced my inner tortoise today and just let the miles flow. I'm feeling a shift in my running with a shift in the weather. I just want to run...I'm not worried about placing in races, or pace. I'm excited to see others adventures and accomplishments. Share in the joy that running brings. Get lots of milage in, run more virtual races, run some local races and just #runhappy! Here's to a great month full of happy milesπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’– #myrunstreak day 1,013 #run #runner #running #runfree #justrun #runohio #ilovetorun #runnergirl #motherrunner #fallrunning #runandbehappy #keeponrunning #positivevibes #teamfitfam #beyourbest #getoutside #gorun
I don't think I had mentioned that a little while back I received a DM out of the blue. I don't do a lot of DMing so when the icon shows up I'm always curious. Well, it was from @virtualrunningevents informing me that I was chosen for a free entry into their Navig8 Miles event. How cool is that!! So I decided to earn my bling todayπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ™ŒπŸ» It was beautiful long run weather, upper 50s and cloudy with a nice breeze. It felt great to be out there running some longer distance! Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of my day, hope you all have a great Saturday, and good luck/congrats to everyone getting in some racing milage this weekend!! #myrunstreak day 1,012 #run #runner #running #virtualrun #virtualrace #willrunforbling #iloverunning #fallrunning #runhappy #runfar #runohio #akrun #runnergirl #motherrunner #getoutside #gorun #willrunforbling #navig8miles #teamfitfam #beyourbest #justrun #positivevibes
2 morning miles in long sleeves! Yes, cooler weather is here (at least for a minute) and I'm going to enjoy it. #myrunstreak day 1,011 #run #runner #running #runohio #morningrun #runnergirl #motherrunner #teamfitfam #beyourbest #justrun #positivevibes
One barefoot mile on the treadmill tonight, so no cool pic from that. Instead I have a #tbt to that one time I ran that really hilly half marathon that I totally fell in love with❀️ I'm a fall kinda girl, but the Youngstown Marathon is making me look forward to spring already! Finished up August with just over 100 miles, so I'm super happy with that. I'm also looking forward to bumping that mileage up. I was originally thinking of going for 150, but I think that may too big a jump so I'm aiming for around 120. It's hard to believe September is here. I'm ready for cooler weather, fall races, and the beautiful colors that come with the changing season. Hope you all had a great August and that September is even better!! #myrunstreak day 1,010 #run #runner #running #runhappy #racing #runtheyo #runohio #halfmarathon #halfmarathoner #runnergirl #motherrunner #getoutside #gorun #SWEETworkout #teamfitfam #beyourbest #ilovetorun #keeponrunning #blingaholic #runnerscommunity #ihavearunnersbody #motivated #positivevibes #runallthemiles #justrun
Got in one easy mile in 11:29 as well as 2 race entries today. Signed up for the @fitfamhq Donut Dash last minute, but I just couldn't let that sweet medal slip though my fingers, then signed up for a local Christmastime run. So, if you don't mind I want to vent just a little bit (if you don't want to read it, I'm cool with that. You can skip it, I don't mind) I set a race budget for myself this year, and I've kind of blown it. Not horrendously, but I'm seriously over budget, and I've been feeling guilty. Now my guy has a $15+ a day smoking habit and thinks nothing of the money he spends. Why do I feel guilty about spending the money for 1-2 races a month? Running is fun, and I love it, but there's something about racing that just takes that love to another level. I love the way I feel after a race. I love adding another medal to my collection. I love being one race further from my old self and one race closer to the me I want to be. Now I'm not using his smoking to justify spending as much as I want on races, but I refuse to feel guilty about entering races like have been. I'm going to enter a race or two. I'm going run them, and have fun. I'm going to continue to do what makes me happy, I'm just going to make sure I'm responsible about it at the same time. I'm sure I can't be alone in this struggle. Putting myself last was one of the things that I was made to feel I had to do when I was at my lowest. I tend to do it now and I know sometimes you have to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Ok, enough with that, just had to get it off my chest. So with that I'm off to get some sleep, hope you all had a super Wednesday! #myrunstreak day 1,009 #run #runner #running #runhappy #runohio #akrun #runcanton #teamfitfam #beyourbest #runnergirl #motherrunner #runforfun #racing #goals #gorun #ilovetorun #keeponrunning #motivated #SWEETworkout #positivevibes #frostyfrolic5k #dashfordonuts
3 miles as I continue to cruise to the end of the month. Come September 1st I jump into one last training cycle for the year. Ok, maybe not a "training cycle", I'm not following a set plan other than my long runs. I figure as long as I get those in my plan can stay a little extra flexible...which is a good thing with two busy teenage school schedules. But I have to say I am ready to start training for some distance again. 150 mile month maybe? Whatever your plan, hope you're all having a great week so far and making lots of progress toward your goals! #myrunstreak day 1,008 #run #runner #running #runohio #akrun #runhappy #justkeeprunning #runnergirl #runnermom #motherrunner #motivated #ihavearunnersbody #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #womensrunningcommunity #SWEETworkout #keeponrunning #getoutside #gorun #makeithappen #runforfun #positivevibes #workoutsnap #halfmarathoner
A cloudy, cool day, some Wait Wait Don't Tell Me on my headphones, and a lighthearted attitude led to a super pleasant 4 miler todayπŸ™ŒπŸ» Also did my strength training today, worked hips and abs and got my stretching in too. Now to get some lunch and cruise around IG and see all the race bling earned by my awesome IG #runfamilyπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ˜ Happy #sundayrunday y'all!! #myrunstreak day 1,006 #run #runner #running #runhappy #runfree #runohio #runnergirl #runnersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #motherrunner #runnermom #getoutside #gorun #keeponrunning #teamfitfam #beyourbest #blessed #justkeeprunning #runstreak #SWEETworkout #positivevibes #fallrunning #happygirl
Ok, change of plans in my change of plansπŸ˜… I was originally going to run long today, but my brain and body agreed that I should take the rest of this month easy. I tend to just push push push and I know that's not always the most productive path. Add to that the several running podcasts I've listened to on running and aging, and I think a little break is just what I need. I do have a few virtual races, a 5k, a 15k and one more half scheduled for this year, so I figure I'll jump back into some tougher training starting in September. Until then I'm just going to enjoy the runπŸ˜‰ Happy running my friends!! #myrunstreak day 1,005 #run #runner #running #runohio #runforfun #runhappy #runeveryday #runnergirl #motherrunner #ilovetorun #seenonmyrun #fallrunning #bethankful #teamfitfam #beyourbest #seenonmyrun #runnerscommunity #keeponrunning #justrun #getoutside #gorun #positivevibes #workoutsnap
OMG! Changing leaves!!πŸπŸ‚πŸ˜ We've gotten some cooler temperatures the last few days and it's been heavenly. Today's run felt so good, I could have kept going but decided to keep it shorter because I have a plan for tomorrowπŸ˜‰ Speaking of plans, I'm trying to fit in some strength training after my runs. Right now I'm aiming for 15 minutes for the areas I feel need work that day after my runs 3x a week as well as 5 minutes of stretching. It's a startπŸ‘πŸ» Hope you all had a great Friday!πŸ’– #myrunstreak day 1,004 #run #runner #running #fallrunning #ilovefall #getoutside #gorun #runnergirl #motherrunner #motivated #teamfitfam #beyourbest #seenonmyrun #justkeeprunning #runeveryday #runohio #SWEETworkout #positivevibes #amerithoner #bethankful #happyrunner #ilovetorun #workoutsnap