4.5 Treadmill Miles this morning in 35 minutes. . 1/2 mile build repeats, descending each round, about 1:00 rest (:30 walk, :30 easy run) . #winterbasebuilding #running #treadmill #restonymca #fitcoach #swimcoachlife #teamintraining #chicago2018 #BQorBUST
Snuggling with my puppy as she heals from her injury! ❤️❤️
12.4 miles on the MLK day was the perfect distraction from... everything. #recoverymiles #longrun #outforblood #BQorbust2018 @manda_k_runs @celiac_runner
Big goals for 2018! #running #intervalrunner #galloway
Nurse Penny needed some doctoring of her own 😢 . . . She’s got a scrape/hot spot on her cheek and she can’t leave it alone. Ive been keeping it clean, but she keeps scratching at it. Time for the cone of shame for my cute little pup! #coneofshame #pupsofinstagram #goldenretriever
An old school trick when you don’t have the energy for makeup, but you realize you look like a walking ghost from being sick... slap some petal lip sheer on your lips AND cheeks! Instant health! Hahaha! Look better, feel better... right!? . . . #betterbeauty #beautycounter #sick😷 #fakehealthy
#tbt to Sunday, before the bug hit, when I was running in to finish the Dopey Challenge and high five Dale! #dopeychallenge #sub4marathon #teamsparkle #outforblood #teamintraining
Nurse Penny is hard at work! The stomach bug is no joke this year!! 😢😳🤢🤮🤒😵😷
And that’s a wrap on day 1! 29 more days, 87+/- more meals, I’ve got this!!! #whole30 @sunbasket
Day1, meal 2: Half eaten before I remembered to take a picture... more meatballs and some fried Brussels sprouts!!! . . . I’m kinda rethinking the fact that I didn’t stock up on ANY fruit... the sugar crash is already hitting HARD and it’s only day 1! Luckily, Safeway has 2 for 1 on cut melon trays... so I think I’ll swing by on my way home... also thinking I’d like to go back to Disney, but that doesn’t really have anything to do with the #whole30
Whole30 day 1, meal1: its the return of “brockfast”!!! I tend to start my #whole30 with the same meals - pineapple-jalapeño meatballs, broccoli, and a potato! Post Dopey, I need the potassium!! . . . I’m feeling super motivated to start this round! I saw such incredible results with my running last year, that I’m inspired to keep this trend going and maintain balanced nutrition through my recovery into my spring training cycle!!
Return from The Disney Marathon Weekend, get my Chicago Marathon approval email! I can’t wait to help my team raise $30k in honor of TNT’s 30th year! Not to mention big goals for Chitown this year!!! #outforblood #teamintraining #BQorBUST
I’m sure I’ll be overloading everyone with Disney pictures for the next few weeks, but running the Dopey challenge really was magical!!! ❤️ I’m so grateful for the amazing friends that I spent this weekend with! @auburngirl is the best race travel buddy ever! Here’s to the next race!
Planned to drink around the world in Epcot... but Mexico had margaritas and tacos. We may stay here! 😂🌮🍹
Finished! 48.6 magical miles all under 9:00!!! I crossed the finish line and began to SOB! Running your third best marathon time at Disney, with character stops, and at the end of a challenge... it emotional!!!! 🏃🏼♀️ #rundisney #dopeychallenge #outforblood #sub4 #teamsparkle
Pacing this morning was so much fun! It was hard to judge pace with the cool temperatures. I really tried to keep to the 9:09 pace, but the group was flying and we just rolled with the flow of the people around us... Joe and I switched off holding the sign, but it was surprisingly easy to run with!! #teamsparkle #pacer #galloway #rundisney #dopeychallenge
The cool weather coupled with the dark meant that we were pacing a little faster than we should have been for a 2:00 half... but since we were the 2:00 group in the faster corral, it was a good pace! 🏃🏼♀️ I loved holding the sign and having a group with me! It was a small right from the start, but we did pick up a few people as we ran! And Adam caught up to us!!! 🏃🏼♀️ #pacer #galloway #runwalkrun #teamsparkle #dopeychallenge #goodr
Ready to pace with my new buddy, Joe!! #rundisney #galloway #pacer
Flat Lizzy! My first time as an official pacer!!!!! #rundisney #pacer #halfmarathon #runwalkrun #intervalrunner #outforblood #teamsparkle
The memory maker is 💯 worth it when doing the Disney races!!! 🏃🏼♀️ Run fast, run pretty! 🏃🏼♀️ #dopeychallenge #10k #photopass #racephoto #teamsparkle #outforblood #goteam
Met Pluto at Hollywood Studios yesterday after his 5k race! Gotta find him today to get him to sign my medal!! #gettinginthedisneyspirit #dopeychallenge
Done with 50% of the Dopey races, 9.3 miles down, 39.9 miles to go - Goofy’s challenge starts tomorrow! #dopeychallenge #running #rundisney #outforblood #teamintraining #stravafriends
Taking advantage of all the parks we can, while we still have the legs to do it!
A freezing cold 5k to start off Marathon Weekend!!! I had to ditch my plan to stop for characters because I was too cold to stand in line! 3.1 down 45.5 to go! #dopeychallenge #running #outforblood #intervalrunning
And we’re off!!! It’s freezing cold and we were up WAY TOO LATE to be up this early, but a puppy has to run!! #dopeydalmatians #outforblood #5k
Sangria with lunch!!!
It’s a COLD rainy morning in Orlando, but I’m ready for marathon weekend! Bring on the bling!! #dopey
Reunited and it feels so good!!! @auburngirl and I are ready to rock some magical miles!!! #outforblood #runningsisters #letstacoboutit #tacoboutfun
Orlando, here I come! LB and Sara, can’t wait to see you!!!! #dopey2018 #tacoboutalotofrunning #letstacoboutit #outforblood
Champagne to end the first day of the new year!! 🥂
Happy New Year!!!! 🌮 #bartacolife
Margarita to start the new year!! #cheers
I picked the word “fearless” before the start of 2016 and it really defined my year. 2017 didn’t start with a new word, as I tried to be fearless again. But then everything changed and 2017 really became about surviving change. Change is very, very hard. 💕 Some of the changes of 2017 were great and for the best, some were challenging and helped learn and grow, and some still feel like loss. 💕 Going into 2018, I’m still fearless, as that word is now part of who I am, but I want this year to be about gratitude. I’m picking “grateful” this year to define my actions. In my stubborn, selfish moments, I’m going to remember to be grateful for all that I have. For the changes that bring about better things, for the changes that challenge me to grow and the lessons they bring. Grateful for my friends and family, for they love me despite my flaws. 💕 I challenge you to pick a word to focus on this year. When I picked fearless, I did things I knew I could do, but was too scared to try before. And when things happened quickly, instead of self sabotaging, I fearlessly leaned in and it was amazing! “Change” became my word in 2017, I didn’t really pick it, it kind of picked me. I leaned in again and accepted change, fearlessly. 😉 💕 And now, I’m grateful. I’m defining this year. 💕
I’m pretty sure I PRed the Fairfax Four Miler tonight in 17 degree cold! So glad I got to hang with @jillsieswim, even if we did miss Adam finish! #fairfaxfourmiler #newyearseverunning
Margaritas with @dale_heather #cheers!
Someone likes it under my desk! #puppy
#latergram A Badley Family tradition: Christmas Crackers! #merrychristmas
Four years in a row, the greatest holiday tradition - sparkling flights with @manda_k_runs! #sparkle #champagne
Me and @celiac_runner with baby Charlie at @cecily_jacobson’s holiday party!!
Three little puppies, ready for a walk!!!
#TBT to the Chicago marathon! In 12 days I’ll be getting tacos with two of my favorite running buddies! #runfriends #dopeychallenge #outforblood #teamintraining
When you have to wash nearly everything..... you pop it in washers and go for a quick run!
Best quote of the morning! I LOVE my team!! #winterwolfchallenge #swimcoachlife #waterwolves
The girls are learning to walk together!!! #maggiecomestovisit #wrigleycomestovisit #pupsitting @pretty_penny_puppy
Watching “Princess Charm School” with the two little Bjerke princesses after making tiaras and jewelry boxes!
23 cold miles logged as I begin my reverse Dopey simulation weekend! I’m feeling incredibly strong 💪🏻 going into Dopey this year, especially considering the fact that I was in a boot this time last year!! • • Grateful for these ladies for joining me this morning! @naomi_gal for the full 23 and @celiac_runner for the last 16! • • #goalgetter #running #dopeychallenge2018 #chicagomarathon2018 #marathontraining #teamintraining #outforblood
@naomi_gal and I braved the frigid morning to log 9 miles! Without planning it, we stayed at tempo pace for miles 2-7, and were very even 9:06s for miles 1, 8, and 9... maybe there’s something to this training thing!! • #chicagobound #chicagomarathon2018 #teamintraining #outforblood #dopeychallenge
Dopey Training = testing out the new bartaco menu with @estaniech • Red Salsa, avocado tacos, and a new redfish taco... but sadly the got rid of the fried oyster taco!! 😳 • #tacoboutsadnews #letstacoboutit #bartacolife 🌮
Raspberry gloss and warming filters to make this gray Tuesday a little brighter!
Evan’s first inward 1 1/2, I thought he was joking when he said he was going to try it! So proud of my SLHS divers!! Peer pressure has Misha trying it now!!!
It’s been a year. • #2017bestnine certainly makes it like ok like it was a party good year, and honestly, even though it’s been one of the hardest/saddest years of my life, the good stuff was pretty damn good! • #running #marathons #betterbeauty #swimcoachlife
Monday morning miles logged! • When you’re using to being up by 4:15, sleeping in until 5 feels luxurious! Let the last high mileage week before Dopey begin! • #dopey2018 #chicagomarathon2018 #teamintraining #outforblood #runner #runlong #gallowayintervals #intervalrunning
It’s a beautiful day for some fast swimming!!! #waterwolves #swimcoachlife #restonymca
Snowy morning run!
SLHS, being all spirited at the end of our meet with Centerville!! #swimcoachlife #divecoachlife #slhsswimdive
“FY VAY EM” running isn’t as bad when it’s actually starts at 5:30! So glad these ladies joined in for some morning miles! We brought Penny to keep the run nice and easy. Can’t believe Dopey is less than a month away! • #running #dopeychallenge2018 #chicagomarathon2018 #teamintraining #outforblood
@beccasterrett - Remember on Saturday how I tricked you into going out!? I’m so glad we got to hang out so much this weekend!!! • #saturdaynight #goodfilters #noshame #basic
Loved being #basicAF with this girl this morning! We went to the gym, got Starbucks, and window shopped town center! • And yes, those are my 14 year old sunglasses she’s wearing, she’s more stylish than that!! 😎
South Lakes Dive - ready for our first meet but missing our seniors!! #slhsswimdive @southlakesathletics #divecoachlife
Morning miles logged! Can’t believe we’re racing again on Saturday!