This weekend for my long run, my training plan had me slated to increase up to 7-8 miles, from my previous long runs of 5-6 miles. Well I went out on the trail and I felt good... I ended up running over 9 miles. 😳 NINE MILES YOU GUYS. And that included >900 ft of climbing to boot. All at a 12:12 avg pace. 🔥 WHAT. Can you believe it? Because I still can't. 🤷♀️ What is happening to me, it's almost like I'm a real trail runner now??? #doesnotcompute
When you get lucky with a pic of yourself that actually makes you feel cool. 😎 #yassss
I always see people asking: how do you stay motivated, how do you put in work when you don't feel like it? Here's the dirty little secret: there is no secret. Honestly you just do it anyway, regardless of whether you feel like it. How do I find the motivation to go running and then spend a couple hours on a blog post after a full 8 hour day at work? I mean, I *don't* feel like it and I *don't* have some magical motivation recipe in my kitchen somewhere. I just do it anyway, plain and simple, because I know it's worth it in the long run. There are exceptions of course: sometimes you push yourself too far and need to know when to pull back. But willpower and discipline are like muscles: you have to consistently practice using them in small ways. Bit by bit, those muscles get strong enough that powering through a dip in motivation becomes a little easier til it's almost natural. It's not magic, it's just deciding what you want and committing to it.
I thought this photo shoot was going to get rained out. The clouds were looming in the air and the mountain looked dark. As we were driving up the mountain, it was raining on us. But the weather is so finicky this time of year that I refused to turn back. It still drizzled on me just a little bit, but I'm glad I decided to stay the course. I love the pics that came out of it, and we had the whole place to ourselves. 🍃 The rest of the pics are in my latest blog post along with a review of the free to be serene bra + boysenberry align crops from @lululemon. Read it over at 👉 agentathletica.com
Get lost. 🍃