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Mirna Valerio  Runner/Author/Speaker/Adventurer 12X50K+; 10X26.2; 8XTM; TRR18 SWIFTWICK, SKIRT SPORTS, MERRELL NYCUSTOMPT NatGeo AOY MEDIA/BOOKING ➡️ @redgray

GIVEAWAY: Get ready! In the spirit of giving, I’ve teamed up with @hydroflask to give away a 40 oz Wide Mouth Hydro Flask to one lucky winner on Instagram! Here’s how it works: Know someone who spends more time on the trail (#trailrunning #hiking #backpacking #slacklining #forestbathing #mountainbiking) than at home? Let us know and we'll set them up with 21 oz Standard Mouth with Sport Cap! Tell us about an #outdoors person in your life who deserves this awesome prize in the comments below. Don’t forget to enter on @hydroflask’s feed too! Winner will be announced ‪at 5pm PST tomorrow on the HYDROFLASK IG! Happy Holidays!🎄 📷 by @sportograf #HeyLetsGo #ad #GivetheGiftofGo #liverefreshed

Getting better at #rockclimbing was one of my major goals for 2018. I’ve been frustrated many times this year, but I’ve also had significant successes, including being able to do a lot of the second Flatiron with @jasonantin and Jenny Antin this summer, and trying more difficult walls outside at the @sheventuresearth women’s camp weekend. Last night was the first time I’ve ever reached the top of an indoor #climbing wall. Many thanks to @hanserclimbs and @aja7682 for indulging in my need for adventure and good eats while I was here in cold ass Vermont, and providing me with DABOMB gear from @evolv_worldwide! #indoorclimbing #rockwall #blackgirlsclimb #gripstrength #goals #2018goals #dothework

Well that was a first, this #snowboarding thing. It was a hilarious, energy-sapping, difficult, core-strength-requiring ball of frustration and fun. Definitely returning for a second lesson. The instructors on the #bunnyslopes were patient and kind in dealing with my lumbering idiocy!!! ••


#illbeback #wintersports #fitness #outdoors #optoutside #createyourtrail #womenwhomove #chaseadventure #snowsports #snow #mountains #trysomethingnew #doepicshit #beepic #getloud #takeupspace

Um, nobody told me how utterly cold it was here in Vermont—ok, well actually Siri did, but whatever. It’s freezing!! But that’s ok cuz I have a hat on. A random woman on the street here in Montpelier said she was glad to see I was wearing a hat—because DO PEOPLE NOT WEAR HATS HERE??—I digress... Anyways, stayed tuned for my takeover of the @_runtheedge_ IG on Saturday! I’ll tell you how to get this hat and also: It’ll be A DAY IN THE ADVENTURES OF THE MIRNAVATOR, a little snow action, a little running, maybe some hot chocolate, and some RUN THE YEAR 2019 real talk. Join in, will ya? Also, GO AND HUG A RUNNER today, tomorrow, next week... because it’s cold and we need hugs. TY for the 📷 @jemvt! •



#hugarunner #runtheedge #runtheyear #rtefam #run #running #merrell #fitness #fitfam #healthandwellness

Learning new moves, honing technique on others. The two sessions I’ve had with my new trainer @lsfitnessnyc have been phenomenal! I knew he was a keeper when he used the term #growthmindset
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Lawrence don’t suffer no fools though, and I love it! #backatit #fitfam #strengthtraining #functionaltraining #crosstraining #womenwhomove #healthandwellness #trainsoican #hylandspowered #fitness

I was just in these woods in North Georgia on Monday and it occurred to me that I consider them my “home trails”. If there is any trail I keep coming back to, it’s the little trail around the beautiful Black Rock Mountain Lake— usually brimming with trout and guarded by nosy ducks and territorial geese. Soon as I stepped into that first part of the trail where you are enveloped by thick rhododendron trees— I breathed deeply and smiled. That’s where I was supposed to be. Where are YOU supposed to be? Where do you belong? 📷 by @tamminowackphoto


#createyourtrail #optoutside #trails #getoutside #naturefix #womenwhomove #chaseadventure #hylandspowered #nature #healthandwellness #outdoors #wandernorthga #gastateparks #blueridgemountains

I’m feeling so much better than I did three weeks ago, when I had to admit to myself that I felt lost and disoriented in this new life—I was exhausted and too tired to really get any quality #workout done. I’ve been resting and asking for help when I need it and I’m SOOO READY FOR 2019!!! Lots of exciting things in store. And when I say exciting, I mean MIND BLOWING. That’s all I’ll say...
#imback #chaseadventure #trainsoican #womenwhomove #liverefeshed #themirnavator #lifetimefitness #beaboss

After traveling and spending several days in hotels and indoor gyms, I really needed this outdoor time. I hiked for an hour and did my 100 step ups just as coach @mikerunsidaho ordered, on a beautiful trail next to a lake with nosy ducks and all. Did you have an outdoor adventure today? •



#optoutside #trainsoican #createyourtrail #womenwhomove #adventure #chaseadventure #northgeorgia #wandernorthga #naturefix #blueridgemountains #hiking #trails #outdoors #getoutstayout

Well, this was as high as I got after many tries. Frustrating, but I know what I need to work on now. See story for FAIL video. What’s something you’re not too good at that you’re working on now? •

I thrive on failure. It shows me the way to different approaches, different methods, and also what I need to do to improve. I am not afraid of it, nor do I think it’s pessimistic to think of something I did as a FAIL. It simply means to reconfigure and DO BETTER. That’s all.


#conditioning #strengthtraining #workout #climbing #rockclimbing #indoorrockclimbing #strength #gripstrength #crosstraining #fitfar #fitness

It was so fulfilling to share stories and speak on #diversity in the #trailrunning community. I mentioned the following organizations re who was already doing amazing work: @outdoorafro @latinooutdoors @gear_forward @citykidswildernessproject and others! The audience was CLUTCH. Thanks to @merrell @atratrailrunner @petermaksimow @sherb26.2 for making it happen! #running #diversifyoutdoors #createyourtrail

Shh! I’m trying to model. Or, I’m getting ready to head to Austin for @therunningevent or TRE as it is affectionately known. Excited to see my families from @merrell, @hylandspowered, @trailandultra, @darbycomm, and @transrockiesrun_official!! I’ll be speaking on diversity and inclusion in the #trailrunning world at Trailhead at TRE Thursday at 4pm! If you’re attending the conference, come and join us! •




#running #trailandultra #fitfam #diversifyoutdoors #diversifyoutside #goodvibetribe #createyourtrail #chaseadventure #womenwhomove #fitness #rimowa #travel #worktravel #jetsetter #publicspeaking

Started with a new trainer this morning and we are working on #corestrength (I’ll be learning to #surf in Costa Rica in January and apparently this is necessary??? 😜 We also worked on hip flexibility/ mobility because I don’t have that either. We’ll do more #weightlifting too, because I love that shit.// I’ve been a member of @lifetime.life since 2009 and I haven’t yet had a trainer I didn’t love. // I came in with very specific goals: improve #lifting technique, get #stronger during the off-season, and add some rowing as alternate cardio. He listened intently, suggested some pathways to achieve my goals, added a few that I hadn’t even thought of, and perhaps most importantly, didn’t push any #dietculture bullshit agenda on me. We had an amazing and challenging session and it made me super happy to be at the gym, working on my goals, without pressure to change my body for the aesthetic pleasure of others. I wish everyone could have this experience.// This one is a keeper! #lifetimefitness #doyouevenlift #chaseadventure #strengthtraining #fitfam #trainsoican #womenwhomove #flexibility #squadgoals #plussizefitness #effyourbeautystandards

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