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Stephanie Garcia  🐎 STEEPLECHASER (no, not the horse-racing kind) || Furman Elite πŸ’œ || Team New Balance πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ || WAALC Global Mental Health Alliance πŸ† || Wahoowa! πŸ’™

Taking a moment... πŸ˜ˆβš‘οΈπŸ’› || I know you just scroll past these posts, because my summer isn’t exciting and glamorous, so it feels safe being vulnerable: I’ve needed this unexpected downtime to remember why I love to compete. It’s so easy to go through the motions, the same grind, the same schedule year after year. Throw in some disappointments and running isn’t joyful: it’s stressful and anxiety-ridden with pressure to perform or ELSE. My best seasons have come when I’ve been happy; my health comes when I’m living a balanced life. That means eating that dessert; going on a weekend adventure; making time for friends and family. This life is full of sacrifices but it doesn’t have to be bland. So I’m grateful for this reset and above all, I’m starting to love the process again. 😍
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#realtalk #alwaysup #ownit #runnergirl #athletics #fitfam #strongwomen #athleisure #antelopecanyon #arizonalife #southwestisbest #running #mood #girlpower #likeagirl #legsfordays #fbf #fitspo #striveforgreatness #dreambig

New week! Don’t look back... πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈβš‘οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈβš‘οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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πŸ“· @tafphoto || #newweek #mondaymotivation #alwaysup #teamnb #paytonjordan #trackandfield #runnergirl #fitspo #hititfromtheback #mondaymood #legsfordays #flexonem #strongwomen #ownit #grind #athletics #sportlife #striveforgreatness #dreambig

One of my greatest strengths as an athlete has always been my ability to pick myself up after a #failure and move forward. Instead of drowning my feelings with pizza πŸ• and wine 🍷 on the night I failed to make the 2016 Olympic team, I was taking an epson salt bath, scheduling physio appointments, and working with my coach and agent to plan out summer racing opportunities. This stubbornness and refusal to admit defeat has helped me transform setbacks and disappointments into PRs and clutch performances. But it isn’t easy to take a lickin and keep on tickin all the time and the challenges of this year has lead to overthinking, hesitation, and doubt. I’m tired of operating from a place of fearβ€” time to return to what I do best. 😈πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺ🏽
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#alwaysup #teamnb #running #realtalk #likeagirl #earnednotgiven #runnergirl #runspiration #seemyrun #workinprogress #training #fitfam #slay #altitude #runitfast #girlpower #strongnotskinny #athletics #dreamchasing #striveforgreatness #dreambig #ownyourstory

β€œThis country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” -Theodore Roosevelt β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™
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#alwaysup #fourthofjuly #teamnb #sirwaltermiler #independenceday #america #girlpower #strongwomen #running #trackandfield #fitspo #runnergirl #americana #πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #likeagirl #striveforgreatness #dreambig

😍 πŸ₯©πŸ™ŒπŸ½ when he says he’s grilling steaks for dinner...
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Guysβ€” this is a FLASH GIVEAWAY for you! I have a fresh pair of @nblifestyle 574 Tournament (size 10) to send you. All you have to do is comment below with your cheesiest pick-up line πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ Giveaway open until noon on Tuesdayβ€” I’ll pick the best comment and ship these kicks your way! (Girls, feel free to enter on behalf of your boyfriend, best friend, dad, brother!) Stay tuned to my story today for more about these shoes...
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πŸ“· @thecleverblonde || #alwaysup #teamnb #giveaway #athleisure #sportstyle #runnergirl #runnerboy #mondaymood #newweek #dreamchasing #runspiration #slay #flirt #steakismylovelanguage #summertime #trackandfield #fitfam #cheesin #striveforgreatness #dreambig

While I am the only one physically running each race, it takes a WHOLE tribe to get me to the start line. Sending out love to my incredible sponsor @nbrunning πŸ‘Ÿ my amazing Coach @furmanelite and our no. 1 supporter @crborch & family πŸ’œ my tireless agent @totalsportsus πŸ† @usatf for their continued support of individual athletes πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ the physios who hold me together!! @hypo2chiro @definingsports @brandietremper @maya_movement_arts πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€βš•οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈ my guru and role model @darrenrovell ⚑️ and, of course, my inner core family & friends who keep me inspired, happy, and sane 😍
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Take a moment to thank all those who keep YOU going πŸ’› We don’t do this life alone!
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πŸ“· @thecleverblonde || #alwaysup #gratitude #motivation #fitspo #teamnb #furmanelite #running #trackandfield #athletics #tribe #dreamchasing #strongnotskinny #bettertogether #striveforgreatness #tbt #dreambig

β€œSomeone else’s success is not your failure.” -Alexandra Robbins ✨
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I’ve been thinking a lot about winning and losing, podiums and medals, PRs and finishing kicks. It wasn’t easy sitting on the sidelines as so many friends and competitors ran amazing racesβ€” but as cheesy as it sounds, stacking little daily victories on top of each other is still progress and even though the work is unsexy, it’s the foundation to achieving all the big goals inside my heart. πŸ˜ˆβš‘οΈπŸ’›
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πŸ“· @john_doenut_foto || #alwaysup #teamnb #mondaymotivation #fearlesslyindependent #realtalk #running #trackandfield #athletics #bettertogether #strongwomen #mondaymood #newweek #dreamchasing #slay #girlpower #likeagirl #preclassic #striveforgreatness #dreambig

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