Summer sweat to winter PR’S

So, I remember taking this picture back in the beginning of April with the caption “grab some popcorn! It’s going to be a long summer of working my ass off to make the dream work.”

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Well, here we are in September and that summer sweat is fixing to show!!! I can’t say I enjoyed every moment or killed every run but I was relentless and that’s what counts!

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-I accomplished some pretty big things this summer! I brought my 5k PR from a 19:12 to an 18:25! Best part is that was done on July 4th in Texas! It was hot!!! Vey hot!!! This means I may have another PR waiting for me with some cooler temps!!!

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– I also maintained a pretty beefy schedule with 3 intense workouts a week! I spent the beginning of summer at about 50 miles a week and ended at 65!

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I had some emotional moments crushing workouts that seemed impossible! ⬆️

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and high moments leaving the gym after a good run like a boss because I owned it ⬆️

– I crushed some mental barriers! When I first started running the thought of having to run any more than 30 minutes on the treadmill was unbareable! However, as mom and a marathoner I have had to adjust the way I feel about the hamster wheel! It’s a love hate relationship! That being said I ran my longest run of 15 miles on the treadmill!!! What?!!!!! I had to start at 4am before the crew woke up! It was tough mentally but I have goals and not doing it is NOT an option!

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– I have a good base going into marathon season!!! I recently did 16 miles with fantastic splits! I kept it easy and it was still hot!!!

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Laps: 7:32, 7:23, 7:26, 7:28, 7:20, 7:10, 7:13, 7:18, 7:13, 7:23, 7:20, 7:18, 7:12, 7:07, 7:06, AND the last mile 6:24 🎉🎉🎉 ———-

Dispite dealing with a little shin splints summer has been good to me!! I am beyond excited to see all of my hardwork show!

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