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Jessica McBride  OCD mom πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ RRCA Run Coach πŸ“‹ keto ultra runner πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Salming πŸ‘Ÿ Wunjo Sports πŸŽ’ D2E ❀️ Tiux 🧦 RLAG πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Prevail πŸƒ Outrun Rare 🧑

Something I took away from the special, Mortified Nation, long term was the sentiment that, β€œ...we are freaks, and we are fragile, and we survived.” Tomorrow I race the @calgarymarathon 50k with some pretty big goals for myself. Like all great OCD sufferers before me my ambition marries with panic easily. A pre-race mental breakdown is just part of life now. It winds down and I can be still with my kids but it effects me... Today I was sitting in the car and just bemoaned, β€œWhat if I am not enough? What if what I have done is not enough? What if I disappoint everyone?” The reality is that competing with a mental illness is fucking hard. I AM a freak, I AM fragile, and tomorrow morning I will survive for the three girls who matter most, because they need me to lead the way πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ #calgarymarathon #ultrarunning #running #mentalhealth #ocd #competition #racing #50k #mortifiednation #fightback #rlag #runlikeagirl #wunjowoman #outrunrare #1in12

Had a very interesting day having my heart function tested today by the University research folks. Such nice people! See you again on Monday, Stephenson β€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ #run #runner #heart #cardiac #cardiacmri #hearthealth #performance #vo2max #ekg #funforthewholefamily #calgary

My youngest daughter was kind enough to share her cold with me. There were moments during my race where I was choking on air and wondering why the hell I thought I could race short distance. Got it done, and then came back for the kids race.

My middle girl Kate was amped and ready to go as you would expect a girl dressed as both Rainbow Dash and Pikachu to be πŸ˜‚ . Our baby Mia wasn’t sure if she could do it once we got to the track, but I told her we’d go together. She ran the whole kilometer, huffing and puffing with her nose running down her face 😬

But here’s the thing- Mia spent the entire race saying to herself, β€œI can do it! Almost! I can do it!” Running has already taught my girl that in her most unsure moments that she is capable beyond measure.
How lucky am I to have daughters so much braver than I ❀️ #reddeermarathon #littlegirl #momanddaughter #bekindandhavecourage #fightlikeagirl #fastandfemale #racing #kidsrace #run #runner #running #rlag #seemerlag #salmingrunning #salminggreyhound #teamtiux #prevailbotanicals #wunjowoman

Happy Mother’s Day to all the bad mother runners out there 😜 . What did you get up to today?

Today with my Mother’s Day freedom I did laundry, some dishes, made banana bread with my kids and spent a few hours putting some mud on the tires. Praise the Mother’s Day gods for free and clear trails πŸ™ŒπŸ» #mothersday #taper #trailrunning #motherrunner #run #runner #oiselle #wunjowoman #canada #alberta #salmingrunning #salmingtrail5 #rlag #seemerlag

This antlerless gent bolted out from the right and scared the hell out of me this morning. Clearly I interrupted HIS run from the stink eye I got πŸ˜‚

#ohdeer #deer #getoutside #adventureisoutthere #run #runner #trailrunning #wunjowoman #depression2extinction #rlag #salmingrunning #iamcanadian #forestfriends #noshoesnoshirtnoantlersnoproblem

I would like to submit that these pictures were taken five days apart. I can’t lay out my clothes in advance anymore I swear πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ #arewethereyet? #run #runner #rlag #seemerlag #weather #springhassprung #alberta #canada #iamcanadian #adventuretime #wunjowoman #salmingrunning #salminggreyhound #lululemon #depression2extinction #runjumpgo

Watermelons, and @clickandgrow , and supplements- oh my! πŸ˜‚

I fill up my pill calendar on the weekly with some pretty great stuff (not pictured: rhodiola) and use my @prevailbotanicals daily to minimize my inflammation.

What supplements do YOU take?

#health #healthylifestyle #fitness #supplements #vitamins #prevailbotanicals #cbd #smartgardens #naturalwellness #greenhealth #fuelyourbody #run #runner #togiveanythinglessthanyourbestistosacrificethegift

I missed the height of the #tenyearchallenge, but I recently found these photos from 2009 and they got me thinking.
There was a time where I thought the far left was the golden age of my health and fitness, and thatI could never attain it again. Now, a decade later, I am at my best and only getting better.

Moral of the story: Your best days are only behind you if you allow them to be. Be a bad ass, fight for all your future best days β€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ #weightloss #tenyears #transformationtuesday #fitspo #workhard #grind #health #getoutside #run #runner #keto #ketogenicdieters #lowcarbhighfat #beforeandafter

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I am so proud to announce that my return to the corporate world is finally at hand, heading Canadian sales for @wunjosports . Our founder and CEO @o.nygaard β€˜s faith in me has always been beyond me, but I appreciate him so much for the opportunity.

Admittedly, I always thought that if I went back to corporate work it would be in another law firm. If it were not for radically changing my life a few years ago, I probably would only have that option. Saving my own life has meant more than weight loss.

Thank you for supporting me in deciding that I would challenge how the story ends. If you are reading this and struggling somehow reach out to me- it is never too late to cut a new path, or dream a new dream ❀️ #transformationtuesday #wunjosports #wunjowoman #fightback #saveyourself #takechances #bebrave #run #runner #hydration #sales #adventureisoutthere #chooseyou #bekindandhavecourage

This #mancrushmonday going out to the greatest race crew there ever was- my husband Ben and our BFF Nolan. They chase me all over Western Canada, support the dream and most importantly...Nolan always remembers to bring Diet Coke to the finish line πŸ˜‚

It also helps that they are both tall enough to make me look like the girl πŸ‘ŒπŸ» #run #runner #mcm #loveyourpeople #bffs #husband #support #racecrew #friends #appreciateWHOyouhave #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

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