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  • Getting it done in the dark and cold (and wind and rain ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) this time of year is definitely testing! And as for remembering to stretch after a run, that's pretty much non existent at the moment (the nice warm baths are winning hands down!)
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But one of the things thats helping me to get through is listening to the cheesiest tunes I can find and singing my heart out pretty much all of the way round, sorry to anyone I have ran past recently ๐Ÿ˜‚. So along with having a decent pair of trainers, a decent pair of earphones is also high on my priority list!
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I've been using the @sudio Tretton earphones for a while now and I love them and recently the lovely people there have let me have a go with the Tolvs too (#gifted)! I have to say both pairs are fab but for me the Trettons just pip the Tolvs (I'll pop some more info in my stories) but I definitely have to say that @sudio are the best brand that I have tried and being able to listen to music on my runs is 100% helping with the winter miles! I would definitely recommend and if you fancy a Christmas treat (I won't tell anybody) you can use code 'bethan' for 15% off ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ…
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#sudio #sudiomoments #winterrunning #britishweather #ukrunners #keeponrunning #lifeofarunner
  • Getting it done in the dark and cold (and wind and rain ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) this time of year is definitely testing! And as for remembering to stretch after a run, that's pretty much non existent at the moment (the nice warm baths are winning hands down!)
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    But one of the things thats helping me to get through is listening to the cheesiest tunes I can find and singing my heart out pretty much all of the way round, sorry to anyone I have ran past recently ๐Ÿ˜‚. So along with having a decent pair of trainers, a decent pair of earphones is also high on my priority list!
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    I've been using the @sudio Tretton earphones for a while now and I love them and recently the lovely people there have let me have a go with the Tolvs too ( #gifted )! I have to say both pairs are fab but for me the Trettons just pip the Tolvs (I'll pop some more info in my stories) but I definitely have to say that @sudio are the best brand that I have tried and being able to listen to music on my runs is 100% helping with the winter miles! I would definitely recommend and if you fancy a Christmas treat (I won't tell anybody) you can use code 'bethan' for 15% off ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ…
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    #sudio #sudiomoments #winterrunning #britishweather #ukrunners #keeponrunning #lifeofarunner
  • 523 9 10 December, 2019
  • Soaking up the sunshine on today's lunch time run! What a difference a bit of daylight and FINALLY some nice weather makes! โ˜€๏ธ
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I've been struggling with motivation and pretty much been forcing myself out of the door over the last few weeks but today's run made me realise just how much I love being out there!
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Back to feeling good and finding those positive vibes again. Oh and back to trying to find a marathon training plan, exciting times ahead ๐Ÿ‘
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๐ŸŽ Gifted @sayskycph @myproteinuk 
#winterrunning #thisgirlcanrun #runinthesun #marathontraining #londonmarathon2020 #londonmarathon
  • Soaking up the sunshine on today's lunch time run! What a difference a bit of daylight and FINALLY some nice weather makes! โ˜€๏ธ
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    I've been struggling with motivation and pretty much been forcing myself out of the door over the last few weeks but today's run made me realise just how much I love being out there!
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    Back to feeling good and finding those positive vibes again. Oh and back to trying to find a marathon training plan, exciting times ahead ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐ŸŽ Gifted @sayskycph @myproteinuk
    #winterrunning #thisgirlcanrun #runinthesun #marathontraining #londonmarathon2020 #londonmarathon
  • 576 18 3 December, 2019
  • Music is pretty much the only thing getting me through these wet and miserable runs at the minute!
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Luckily the lovely people at @sudio have #gifted me these brill Tolv earphones that are 100% saving the day! I've already had a pair of Trettons from Sudio that have been brill so I cannot wait to give these a proper go! If you fancy trying some you can use code 'bethan' for 15% off ๐Ÿ‘

What's getting you through this miserable weather? โ˜”
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#runningintherain #britishweather #sudio #sudiomoments #lifeofarunner #winterrunning
  • Music is pretty much the only thing getting me through these wet and miserable runs at the minute!
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    Luckily the lovely people at @sudio have #gifted me these brill Tolv earphones that are 100% saving the day! I've already had a pair of Trettons from Sudio that have been brill so I cannot wait to give these a proper go! If you fancy trying some you can use code 'bethan' for 15% off ๐Ÿ‘

    What's getting you through this miserable weather? โ˜”
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    #runningintherain #britishweather #sudio #sudiomoments #lifeofarunner #winterrunning
  • 647 18 14 November, 2019

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  • When I started running I didn't know anyone else who ran. I didn't want to join a running club because, like many beginners, I was intimidated by them. So a few years later, once I'd run out of friends and family to encourage to start running, I decided to start the sort of group that I'd wanted to go to when I was just starting out.
I stood outside the tube with a pile of flyers nervously handing them to women out of the station. I worried that they might take offence at the name 'Lazy Girl Running'. A few weeks later, 12 women turned up to run with me on my first 0-5k course. Six years later, and around four or more groups per year, that's more than 500 women who've put on their trainers to come run for the first time with me.
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  • When I started running I didn't know anyone else who ran. I didn't want to join a running club because, like many beginners, I was intimidated by them. So a few years later, once I'd run out of friends and family to encourage to start running, I decided to start the sort of group that I'd wanted to go to when I was just starting out.
    I stood outside the tube with a pile of flyers nervously handing them to women out of the station. I worried that they might take offence at the name 'Lazy Girl Running'. A few weeks later, 12 women turned up to run with me on my first 0-5k course. Six years later, and around four or more groups per year, that's more than 500 women who've put on their trainers to come run for the first time with me.
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    #womensrunning #2013 #endofadecade #runtogether #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #inspiringwomenrunners #couchto5k #runners #10yearchallenge #runningcoach #runlondon
  • 88 4 3 hours ago
  • Moody rain clouds on Conic Hill ๐ŸŒง
I need to get back out to the hills again โ›ฐ
  • Moody rain clouds on Conic Hill ๐ŸŒง
    I need to get back out to the hills again โ›ฐ
  • 66 1 3 hours ago
  • "A little progress each day adds up to big results."
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With the hamstring and knee feeling better, I upped the intensity at Tuesday's interval session. It was 6 reps of 3 mins hard and 4:30 easy - I managed to push myself on the hard reps, although I went too hard on the first few... ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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Paces for hard reps - 4:31, 4:36, 4:48, 4:53, 4:52, 4:43
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I was hoping to make it to Wednesday's club run, but my legs were tired from the intervals and more standing than usual at work yesterday, so I decided to have a rest day instead. Trying to make sure I listen to my body to minimise injuries.
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My legs should feel better today so I'll be going out for a run later. Distance TBC!
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Happy Thursday! ๐Ÿ’›
  • "A little progress each day adds up to big results."
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    With the hamstring and knee feeling better, I upped the intensity at Tuesday's interval session. It was 6 reps of 3 mins hard and 4:30 easy - I managed to push myself on the hard reps, although I went too hard on the first few... ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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    Paces for hard reps - 4:31, 4:36, 4:48, 4:53, 4:52, 4:43
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    I was hoping to make it to Wednesday's club run, but my legs were tired from the intervals and more standing than usual at work yesterday, so I decided to have a rest day instead. Trying to make sure I listen to my body to minimise injuries.
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    My legs should feel better today so I'll be going out for a run later. Distance TBC!
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    Happy Thursday! ๐Ÿ’›
  • 33 2 4 hours ago
  • So it seems I was under some misguided impression that as I got better at running the running would get easier... But it doesn't seem too! ๐Ÿค”

Today I realised that maybe it won't get easier but I'll just get better at it. Yeah, yeah you'd think I would have twigged to this one earlier.. But sometimes I can be a slow learner ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ As the saying goes - and yup I've seen it, heard it and used it, but only now have I actually grasped the true meaning of it!! 'It doesn't get easier you just get stronger.' I was breathing hard, running hard on my hill fartlek today and thinking that surely it must get easier. Then I thought back to my first attempts on this trail where I had to walk the up hills that I was today powering over. I also noticed the ease with which my body can run, my improved form, economy and efficiency. So much about running is 'easier' than it used to be... but as long as I'm pushing for improvement there will be times when the running is hard. 
I also gave myself permission to change the story in my head about what 'hard' means, and now I'll try to celebrate and embrace the hard stuff because it makes me stronger. 
When things seem hard, think back to where you've come from and celebrate your growth. 
Embrace the spit flying, heart pounding, ragged breath hardness as a positive! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ช #whysheisamazing #dohardthings #runnersofinstagram #trailrunning #runningmotivation #trailsisters #wildwomen #yesshecan #thisgirlcanrun #workhard
  • So it seems I was under some misguided impression that as I got better at running the running would get easier... But it doesn't seem too! ๐Ÿค”

    Today I realised that maybe it won't get easier but I'll just get better at it. Yeah, yeah you'd think I would have twigged to this one earlier.. But sometimes I can be a slow learner ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ As the saying goes - and yup I've seen it, heard it and used it, but only now have I actually grasped the true meaning of it!! 'It doesn't get easier you just get stronger.' I was breathing hard, running hard on my hill fartlek today and thinking that surely it must get easier. Then I thought back to my first attempts on this trail where I had to walk the up hills that I was today powering over. I also noticed the ease with which my body can run, my improved form, economy and efficiency. So much about running is 'easier' than it used to be... but as long as I'm pushing for improvement there will be times when the running is hard.
    I also gave myself permission to change the story in my head about what 'hard' means, and now I'll try to celebrate and embrace the hard stuff because it makes me stronger.
    When things seem hard, think back to where you've come from and celebrate your growth.
    Embrace the spit flying, heart pounding, ragged breath hardness as a positive! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ช #whysheisamazing #dohardthings #runnersofinstagram #trailrunning #runningmotivation #trailsisters #wildwomen #yesshecan #thisgirlcanrun #workhard
  • 73 7 9 hours ago
  • Join the excitement. HER Running Series Launching in Calgary June 27 5 or 15km
Fitness, yoga, music, and a Run
$5 discount will continue tomorrow. 
Grab your Besties and Run the World. 
#herrunningseries @herrunningseries #hercalgary
  • Join the excitement. HER Running Series Launching in Calgary June 27 5 or 15km
    Fitness, yoga, music, and a Run
    $5 discount will continue tomorrow.
    Grab your Besties and Run the World.
    #herrunningseries @herrunningseries #hercalgary
  • 2 1 9 hours ago
  • Week 2, day 3 = โœ…
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First (but not the last) ever track session annnnnd I didnโ€™t absolutely hate it...despite me saying to @jayz_runs_and_cooks after the second interval โ€œI hate running and I hate youโ€ (sorry coach!) ๐Ÿคฃ
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5 x 400m intervals with 1:30 static recovery in between. Iโ€™m proud to say I managed at an average pace of 3:54/km or 6:16/mile (best being 3:41/km or 5:55/mile)! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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It was also super nice to see @jess_keep_running again and grab a drink to cool down afterwards. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #werundiabetes #intervaltraining #ihavediabetesitdoesnothaveme
  • Week 2, day 3 = โœ…
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    First (but not the last) ever track session annnnnd I didnโ€™t absolutely hate it...despite me saying to @jayz_runs_and_cooks after the second interval โ€œI hate running and I hate youโ€ (sorry coach!) ๐Ÿคฃ
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    5 x 400m intervals with 1:30 static recovery in between. Iโ€™m proud to say I managed at an average pace of 3:54/km or 6:16/mile (best being 3:41/km or 5:55/mile)! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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    It was also super nice to see @jess_keep_running again and grab a drink to cool down afterwards. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #werundiabetes #intervaltraining #ihavediabetesitdoesnothaveme
  • 63 8 12 hours ago
  • Wanna hear the good and bad news?
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Letโ€™s start with the good: today, I took my FTP test and not only did I increase my output by 21 kjs but I also PRโ€™d that ride. The bad news? It didnโ€™t freaking.RECORD.the.stats. As in, the data was lost and the class shows completely blank. So, no new wattage to update my FTP score and no shiny yellow star for my PR.
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I was absolutely breathless and exhausted after giving it my all, so I wasnโ€™t in the right mind to look at the complete data, only the output. Letโ€™s just say the aftermath of sweating my ๐Ÿ‘ off would have been the best selfie ever ๐Ÿคก but after the discovery, I think it would be...ahem...rude to show me flipping off the camera. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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Looks like Iโ€™ll have another date with Denis...and this time, under the circumstances, I am mad about it ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Todayโ€™s team: @mattwilpers @denis__morton and @andyspeer โ €
  • Wanna hear the good and bad news?
    โ €
    Letโ€™s start with the good: today, I took my FTP test and not only did I increase my output by 21 kjs but I also PRโ€™d that ride. The bad news? It didnโ€™t freaking.RECORD.the.stats. As in, the data was lost and the class shows completely blank. So, no new wattage to update my FTP score and no shiny yellow star for my PR.
    โ €
    I was absolutely breathless and exhausted after giving it my all, so I wasnโ€™t in the right mind to look at the complete data, only the output. Letโ€™s just say the aftermath of sweating my ๐Ÿ‘ off would have been the best selfie ever ๐Ÿคก but after the discovery, I think it would be...ahem...rude to show me flipping off the camera. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
    โ €
    Looks like Iโ€™ll have another date with Denis...and this time, under the circumstances, I am mad about it ๐Ÿ˜‚
    โ €
    Todayโ€™s team: @mattwilpers @denis__morton and @andyspeer โ €
  • 158 51 12 hours ago
  • A nice little 5k social with @rnrliverpool tonight and I was lucky enough to win a place in next years half!
  • A nice little 5k social with @rnrliverpool tonight and I was lucky enough to win a place in next years half!
  • 23 1 13 hours ago
  • Today was definitely an I can't be bothered sort of day! It's cold, I'm tired and to be honest when I got home from work all I wanted to do was snuggle up in bed! I do wonder why I do this to myself sometimes ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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But Wednesday night is running club night and I knew that a few chatty miles would be more than enough to sort me out. I was right, just under 7 miles later I feel like a different person! I can't promise that the 'I can't be bothered' attitude won't be back (this weather is doing me no favours) but I'm taking tonight as a little win and celebrating the fact that I got out there and got it done! Seriously if your struggling try and find other people to run with, having a bit of company makes such a massive difference ๐Ÿ‘
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Please tell me I'm not the only one finding things a bit tough at the min?!
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#wintertraining #winterrunning #ukrunning #runningclub #midweekmotivation #runningcommunity
  • Today was definitely an I can't be bothered sort of day! It's cold, I'm tired and to be honest when I got home from work all I wanted to do was snuggle up in bed! I do wonder why I do this to myself sometimes ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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    But Wednesday night is running club night and I knew that a few chatty miles would be more than enough to sort me out. I was right, just under 7 miles later I feel like a different person! I can't promise that the 'I can't be bothered' attitude won't be back (this weather is doing me no favours) but I'm taking tonight as a little win and celebrating the fact that I got out there and got it done! Seriously if your struggling try and find other people to run with, having a bit of company makes such a massive difference ๐Ÿ‘
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    Please tell me I'm not the only one finding things a bit tough at the min?!
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    #wintertraining #winterrunning #ukrunning #runningclub #midweekmotivation #runningcommunity
  • 412 19 14 hours ago
  • Getting it back...
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4 steady miles that felt wonderful this evening! A chance to test out my new @aftershokzuk too (I love them!), with @runnersworlduk podcast taking my mind away from everything I needed it to. Feeling refreshed and invigorated!
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Happy hump ๐Ÿช day folks!
  • Getting it back...
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    4 steady miles that felt wonderful this evening! A chance to test out my new @aftershokzuk too (I love them!), with @runnersworlduk podcast taking my mind away from everything I needed it to. Feeling refreshed and invigorated!
    โ€ข
    Happy hump ๐Ÿช day folks!
  • 33 2 14 hours ago
  • Happy Intlโ€™ Mountain Dayโ€ฆ!
โ›ฐ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”
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I feel especially grateful for all of the trail & mountain races Iโ€™ve been able to run this yearโ€ฆGuatemala (๐ŸŒ‹), Mongolia (โ›ฐ), Afghanistan (๐Ÿ”), & Colombia (โ›ฐ) !
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Similar to the โ€˜runnerโ€™s complexโ€™ (when most of us question when we have the authority to confidently call ourselves 'a runner')โ€”before this year, I NEVER THOUGHT I would be able to take on a full trail race.

I was always wildly intimidated by the idea of running UP a mountain ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ and never felt like my urban milieu ๐ŸŒ† provided the right training grounds.

But now with 4 mountain races under my belt from this yearโ€™s challenge- I feel like I can finally confidently call myself a trail runner AND that I actually even prefer mountain over road races. ๐Ÿ™Š

I will always have a soft spot for running through cities, but trail runningโ€™s continuous changes โ€”from start to finish, from one season to another, has allowed endless new opportunities to challenge & empower myself. โ›ฐโšก๏ธ
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Do you have a preference for trail โ›ฐ or road ๐Ÿ›ฃraces?
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๐Ÿ“ท : Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

#runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #trailrun #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #trailrunning
  • Happy Intlโ€™ Mountain Dayโ€ฆ!
    โ›ฐ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”
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    I feel especially grateful for all of the trail & mountain races Iโ€™ve been able to run this yearโ€ฆGuatemala (๐ŸŒ‹), Mongolia (โ›ฐ), Afghanistan (๐Ÿ”), & Colombia (โ›ฐ) !
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    Similar to the โ€˜runnerโ€™s complexโ€™ (when most of us question when we have the authority to confidently call ourselves 'a runner')โ€”before this year, I NEVER THOUGHT I would be able to take on a full trail race.

    I was always wildly intimidated by the idea of running UP a mountain ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ and never felt like my urban milieu ๐ŸŒ† provided the right training grounds.

    But now with 4 mountain races under my belt from this yearโ€™s challenge- I feel like I can finally confidently call myself a trail runner AND that I actually even prefer mountain over road races. ๐Ÿ™Š

    I will always have a soft spot for running through cities, but trail runningโ€™s continuous changes โ€”from start to finish, from one season to another, has allowed endless new opportunities to challenge & empower myself. โ›ฐโšก๏ธ
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    Do you have a preference for trail โ›ฐ or road ๐Ÿ›ฃraces?
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    ๐Ÿ“ท : Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon in Kyrgyzstan

    #runforlife #runforchange #runforcharity #runtolive #runhappy #marathontraining #powerofrunning #runforlife #runforgood #runnerscommunity #trailrun #womenwhorun #runtoinspire #worlderunners #marathoner #livetorun #charitymarathon #irunthisbody #thisgirlcanrun #runforgood #trailrunning
  • 469 28 15 hours ago
  • What a busy few days! I can always count on Dave to motivate me into doing pushups ๐Ÿ’ช
Had to bomb to the post office and back (4k) at lunch, then the ride home where I was so light headed I nearly fainted ๐Ÿ˜ต
Come on Friday where u at?? Also - HOW IS DAVE SO FAST?! There must be something going on that I'm not seeing ๐Ÿค”
  • What a busy few days! I can always count on Dave to motivate me into doing pushups ๐Ÿ’ช
    Had to bomb to the post office and back (4k) at lunch, then the ride home where I was so light headed I nearly fainted ๐Ÿ˜ต
    Come on Friday where u at?? Also - HOW IS DAVE SO FAST?! There must be something going on that I'm not seeing ๐Ÿค”
  • 33 3 15 hours ago
  • DAY 37 & 38 | Run commute home last night was another blustery one at one point I nearly got blown into a hedge ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Feeling strong in the legs despite battling against the wind and up hills despite not really feeling much faster.

Another run with the bag today except this time to the post office to pick up a missed parcel and some lunch only to find out they hadn't sorted yesterday's missed parcels yet so I couldn't have it.. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ Did 3 miles total, walked a fair portion of the way back as my bag was just way too heavy with lunch and supplies, doh.
  • DAY 37 & 38 | Run commute home last night was another blustery one at one point I nearly got blown into a hedge ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Feeling strong in the legs despite battling against the wind and up hills despite not really feeling much faster.

    Another run with the bag today except this time to the post office to pick up a missed parcel and some lunch only to find out they hadn't sorted yesterday's missed parcels yet so I couldn't have it.. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ Did 3 miles total, walked a fair portion of the way back as my bag was just way too heavy with lunch and supplies, doh.
  • 60 3 15 hours ago
  • Double Runday ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ. Managed 5 miles today for the #ru2c bank! 30.38k down and my team now only has 165k to go! I think Iโ€™m going to try for 100k myself this year and see how it goes! Went out on my first double Run day today - 5k in the morning with Luna and 3k after work because I had to try my new shoes out! 
Also hereโ€™s me and @chappers990 entering the #ru2clights this year! Sadly the reeeeally jazzy house doesnโ€™t have its lights up at the moment so this is the best we got!
  • Double Runday ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ. Managed 5 miles today for the #ru2c bank! 30.38k down and my team now only has 165k to go! I think Iโ€™m going to try for 100k myself this year and see how it goes! Went out on my first double Run day today - 5k in the morning with Luna and 3k after work because I had to try my new shoes out!
    Also hereโ€™s me and @chappers990 entering the #ru2clights this year! Sadly the reeeeally jazzy house doesnโ€™t have its lights up at the moment so this is the best we got!
  • 27 1 15 hours ago