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"When life gives you Lemon Drop Hill, keep on running" rocking my shirt I got while in Duluth last weekend for #grandmasmarathon, it was in perfect timing with my "when life gives you lemons" life scenario and then facing the infamous Lemon Drop Hill lol so of course I had to get one. So tomorrow is 1 week post marathon and Ive been doing a handful of runs since,nothing to long or fast yet just some easy miles enjoying runs and feeling pretty good. Nothing planned as far as structured training until July then I'll start for my Nov 3 marathon, Mt Lemmon. Also on deck Omaha Sept 16th anyone planning on doing either of these? Hope you all have had a great week and a fun weekend. #whenlifegivesyoulemons #growthroughwhatyougothrough #runnerslife #postmarathon #miles #friday #run #runnerscommunity #instarunner #inspiringwomenrunners #womensrunningcomminity #movemorefitness #procompressionambassador #keepittight #journey #prayers #balance #life #fitness #fun #rcrunneroftheweek #godisgood #selfie #bebrave #keepshowingup #strongereveryday #allthefeelings

"You were like coming up for fresh air, it was like I was drowning and you saved me" ~ Grey's Anatomy. #medalmonday This run was so much more than I could have imagined, more than I could have ever hoped for, it was like coming up for fresh air. For the first time I 100% gave myself permission to not get caught up in a time, sure Ive said it before "I dont care about time, Im just running for fun" BUT this time I turned off that voice in my head that usually screams "not good enough" "be more" "do more".... I was truly caught up in the experience of being out there, of being healthy again, of being capable of running, and most of all just being so incredibly grateful...it was a game-changer. We put so many pressure on ourselves, it was time to let that guard down and to run for me. After being so sick last month, so scared I didnt care about anything other than being myself again, and in these 26 miles I felt more me than I have in so long. I may never be able to put into words what this experience was for me, but it is one I will never forget. THANK you for all the sweet messages on my race recap, all the phone calls and texts, I am so grateful. #happyheart #bebrave #marathon #raceweekend #godisgood #mentalhealthawareness #finishline #allthefeelings #run #runnerscommunity #instarunner #inspiringwomenrunners #womensrunningcomminity #movemoremonday #movemorefitness #mindovermatter #runwithpurpose #prayer #miles #medal #runchat #race #growthroughwhatyougothrough

I was so up in the air about making the trip to northern Minnesota for the race, but after some talking with Ryan we decided to still make the long drive up to "just run" and no matter what the clock said it would be state #16 to knock off the list and just be grateful to be healthy and able. So we made the long drive up Friday with my only goal being to not have a goal time but to finish feeling well enough to enjoy the city with the kiddos after I crossed the line. Saturday morning early morning wake up to get the shuttle with my Uncle David. David had encouraged me to cover my watch, to not check my pace or splits just to be in the moment and in the mile so I put my mantra band over my watch face and lined up. The national anthem was sung and the train packed with spectators next to the start let out a big burst of cheers and we were off.... I ran what felt comfortable, I chatted with some new friends, I hit the first incline and my ipod went out! What?! Normally this would drive me crazy but it didnt. I listened to the waves crash against the shore from the lake, I listen to the sound of thousands of runners feet all hitting the wet pavement, I thanked God for my health for this ability and felt myself feeling stronger and happier with each step. My mind hasnt been this quiet for so long, it was much needed. 26.2 miles in a new state, in pure thankfulness and gratitude. As we were nearing mile 15 or 16ish I saw a pacers ballons and thought maybe it was a 4 hr pacer and maybe I would catch up with them eventually if I kept feeling this good. I neared the finish and saw a "time elapsed" it said 340something so in my head I was trying to do the math of what time the half marathoners started before our full started was it 30 mins 45 mins more? I couldnt remember turned a corner and had a volunteer tell me I had the best smile for just running 25 miles 1 more to go... I came down the street lined with spectators cheering, my eyes were searching for the fam, I crossed the line and there they were! Ryan was ecstatic, "do you know what you did?! You got a PR!" What?!?! I had just broke my old record by 12 mins and missed a BQ by only 3 mins! More below

Finally out of that car! I will be chasing this spot for 26.2 miles tomorrow morning. Rainy weather for yet another marathon #whatchagonnado lol Run and Pray and take in a new state, state #16 Im coming for ya! No goal time, no pressures, just to be in the moment and enjoy a long run in a new place and thankful for my good health and abilities to do so. #godisgood #runnerslife #marathon #raceweekend #finishline #racecation #run #runnerscommunity #inspiringwomenrunners #womensrunningcomminity #prayer #miles #growthroughwhatyougothrough #runwithpurpose #readyforawesome #lakesuperior #rain #running #runstoppable

Good morning Instafam roadtrip today to Minnesota for #grandmasmarathon After the last couple months of in and out of the doctors being in bed for a couple weeks I have zero time goals for this run. Zero. My goal is to finish and to do so feeling well enough to enjoy the afternoon with my kiddos before a 13hr drive back home. So road trip reading material this morning I open up the book to see this quote and it couldnt be more fitting. "Be Brave" was a mantra I set for myself for this 2018 yr and little did I know it would hold an entirely different meaning than the one I had set for myself. I set the intentions of being brave and conquering BIG goals for myself, set that new marathon PR, cross the finish of a 100 mile run, I had big plans for myself and then WHAM life. After being so sick the end of April and into May I found myself more terrified than I have ever experienced, panic attacks, sobbing uncontrollably to no end. It is something Im not sure I can ever put into words to make sense to anyone but it a feeling I will never forget. Being brave is one day at a time, breathing trusting, living life without fear or more so despite fear
..Long story short I was put on new meds to balance my anxiety, why am I sharing this with people I may never meet on instagram? Because it is real life, it is hard, life is messy and if by me sharing that Ive been there/going through it this may help someone else in the trenches of it. Because if it werent for good friends that have shared they have or are going through it I may not be as "ok" with where I am on my journey. #bebrave #life #mentalhealth #friends #prayers #balance #runnerscommunity #inspiringwomenrunners #marathon #raceweekend #runwithpurpose #realtalk #onedayatatime #onestepatatime #godisgood #trustinhim

Hey Instagram Fam. It's been a long time since my last post, the last few days Ive written and deleted many post unsure of what to say and how much to share. What I will share right now is that the end of April I got sick, I tried to run through it to continue with my runstreak but looking back it only made things worse. I knew at that point the runstreak, the social media accounts were trivial and in the big picture are not important. A runstreak doesn't define me that I am a good runner or more hard core, a social media account doesnt give me my worth and vaule, niether were of any importance to me when my only thought was to get well. I was unable to get out of bed for nearly 2 weeks I had a handful of doctors visits, a trip to the er, it was awful month of May. I started feeling better and returned to work after a few days went by and I thought maybe I was moving in the right direction then one morning while working my ear started bleeding pretty heavily so another trip to the doctor, three days later memorial day monday while driving to work I wrecked my car hitting a big buck going almost 70mph. I am ok and not injured from the wreck aside from some whiplash and praising God for that, as my car is totaled. It felt like the world was coming down on me and social media was the last thing on my mind. So while I still have some issues going on, my health is ok and I have been running lately I just needed a social media break for a bit but wanted to extend a big and sincere thank you to all of you that have reached out this last month and a half while Im dealing with life. Thank you

#wth What The Hill really What the hell is more appropriate for this one, nothing went right, but I got some hills done after a long day of dance comp (Ella's trio took 1st in category 5th in division this morning in STL) on the drive home my stomach felt uneasy again so Im not surprised this run was such a struggle but its done and thats a victory. #tomorrowisanewday #pleasestomachfeelbetter #aintnobodygottimeforthat #ugh #run #runsteak #hillrun #easthill #ponyhill #dancemom #miles #marathontraining #RunnersCommunity #rcrunneroftheweek #procompression #keepittight #runfie #keepshowingup #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #embracethesuck #runyourworld #findyourstrong #inspiringwomenrunners #womensrunningcommunity #mindovermatter #SUNDAYRUNDAY #movemorefitness

"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time" oh what a good day swipe over for bits of it. My son's soccer team took first in the tournament this morning and then tonight in STL my daughter's dance team took 2nd overall and an invitation to World's, and in between the two I got to run through a new city with some amazing views and decent hills sending BIG hugs and high fives to all of you that raced today lisa your BQ performance today made me for real cry, congrats girl and to those racing tomorrow I am cheering for you girls!! #withyouinspirit #solesisters #motherrunner #balance #life #soccermom #dancemom #procompressionambassador #beautiful #views #city #runyourworld #RunnersCommunity #rcrunneroftheweek #inspiringwomenrunners #womensrunningcomminity #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #marathontraining #cardio #garmingirl #hills #stl #park #run #running #runstreak #movemorefitness #runderful

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