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Sara  Wife πŸ’ - Mom πŸ‘ΆπŸ» - Runner πŸ‘Ÿ 26.2 (3:26), 13.1 (1:37), BQ x 2 πŸ’™πŸ’› Garmin Fitness | Zensah | Tifosi πŸ’Œ sara@runningwife.com

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Sometimes I ask myself "am I even a marathoner anymore?" Even though I just ran Boston 3 months ago it feels a lifetime away. Sometimes I lose my identity in being a Mom that I wonder if I'm still even the marathoner I used to be. πŸ‘Ÿ
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The answer to that question of course is YES! I may be a Mom but I'm also a wife, a runner, a marathoner, a daughter, and a many other things! No matter how hard running can feel sometimes it doesn't take that away from us! This morning after 4 hours of sleep last night (thank you teething) I begrudgingly got in the car and headed out to do my workout. 20 minute warm up, 1 min on/1 min off x 10, 8 x 15 second strides with walking recovery, and a short cool down. That "marathoner" is still inside me and I can't wait to see her come back out!!! πŸ™ŒπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ
6.07 miles total || 8:27 average pace
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This amazing sports bra is a collaboration between @zensah and @sarahmariedesignstudio and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! πŸ’•πŸ’•
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You know the one thing that so often holds us runners back? Ourselves. It's true! We must first believe that we can do it before we can go anywhere. It's been one of my biggest weaknesses since coming back #postpartum but it's truly amazing what a positive mindset can do! πŸ‘Ÿ
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60 minutes easy this morning to finish off my first of several "reset" weeks as im calling them. The reset wasn't just for me physically but also mentally. It's important sometimes to let your body reset and rest before you go hard during a training cycle. 2 workouts, 1 long run, and 3 easy days this week totaling 40.7 miles! Looking forward for a new week!
6.67 miles || 9:00 min average paceπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’•
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It was hot. I was sweating not even a mile in but I was determined to focus and enjoy the run! Plus with my little man in tow how can you not have a blast?!
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I haven't run a double digit run in over a month and guess what - that's okay. I've still got a little while before marathon training begins and I'm just letting my body dictate my training right now. 80 minutes today at a moderate/easy effort. Not too easy, not too hard just a nice somewhere in between. The heat made it important that I focus on effort the entire time. Fun trick - if you find yourself too obsessed with your Garmin paces turn off the auto-lap feature. For effort based runs I just have my watch face showing so I don't get obsessed with pace but I still used to obsess over the paces as they'd pop up each mile. By turning off the auto lap I just run for my set time and check paces at the end! πŸ™Œ
9.50 miles || 8:25 average pace
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See this sweet little face? Aside from the fact that he's my world he's also teaching me so much! You see he doesn't care if Mama has a good run or a bad run. He doesn't care if I'm so far behind on my work that I feel like I'm never going to get it done or that our house is half in boxes. He sees the world through brand new eyes. He sees the joy in everything. That's what I'm learning from him. To slow down, enjoy the moments, and find the joy! πŸ’™πŸ’™ Today is my rest day but instead of sulking I'm enjoying all these extra moments I get to spend with this sweet boy and learning to see the world through his eyes! πŸ’•
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The past 4 days have been the most healthy running days I've had in a while. Why? My workout haven't been as tough BUT I've been fully committed to them and haven't felt stressed leading up to them. I've taken them completely based of effort and just did what my body could do. My easy days have been 100% easy and I know that based on my HR. I've kept it right around 150 for both runs - Tuesdays run was an 8:55 average and today was 9:18 average. Effort won't be the same every day but I've truly listened to it this week. πŸ™ŒπŸ‘Ÿ
5.38 miles || 50 minutes total || 9:18 average .
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We are moving in 1.5 weeks to a new house and while I'm super excited it's also A LOT of work to get it all ready especially with a baby who doesn't nap much. I told myself that even though I know I've got goals to hit that for the next 3 weeks I was going to keep my mileage moderate, take extra rest days when I need to, don't let running be stressful at all, and just give myself a lot of grace until the move is complete. It's important to recognize other factors in life and don't over do it. I'm excited to marathon train again in a few months but for now I'm enjoying where I am! πŸ’•πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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I can remember the picture on the left like it was yesterday. Almost 36 weeks pregnant, having to borrow my husbands shirts because none of mine fit anymore, and almost at the point I had to quit running due to extreme sciatica pain. I was struggling with my body but so anxious to meet my sweet boy in just a few weeks.
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Photo 2 was just a few weeks ago at 6.5 months #postpartum and I'm finally feeling like I'm back in my body. I'm not sure my body will ever be 100% what it once was but I'm proud of the hard work I've put in to get there. It's been a challenge but also so fun to work hard for something and build myself back! If you're just in the start of postpartum don't get discouraged - it takes time, patience, and a lot of love for your new body. Accept where you are and just focus on moving forward one small step at a time! πŸ’™πŸ’•
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#AD Being a Mom is hectic! Some days you feel like you've got it all together and some days you are eating whatever you can find that's simple and easy. I've been enjoying @renewlifeformulas Digestive Enzymes to help keep my body feeling strong and keep my digestion in check (something I've always had trouble with). It's perfect for busy and active Mom's! #EnjoyYourFavoriteFoods #mom #motherhood
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What a morning! A simple morning on the trail ended up with my phone in the swamp near the trail and submerged for over 2 hours! The good news is my husband came and figured a way to get it out and for now it's still kicking! Fingers crossed!! 🀞
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This morning I did my second running workout of the week. 20 minute warm up, 4 x 800 meters on/800 meters off (3:37, 3:34, 3:34, and 3:33), and a short cool down. My goal for the 800's was "comfortably hard" and I didn't look at my Garmin until the end. Still not a super taxing workout but enough to keep my legs moving and give me a little confidence back after my tough week last week! πŸ’ͺπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
7.10 miles total || 8:40 average
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We can all have lots of excuses. This morning I could have used several - I'm tired, sore, it's too hot and humid, I have to get our house packed in 2 weeks, I'm so far behind on work, etc. πŸ™…πŸΌThere are so many things that can stand in our way and as a Mom we can often feel like we shouldn't be doing this one small thing for ourselves. Excuses will always be there but you have to rise above them and remember just how important this time is. It'll make you feel better, you'll feel stronger, it'll give you the focus to tackle that ever growing to do list after, and it'll get you one step closer to your goals! Be bigger and stronger than your excuses and do it for YOU! πŸ’ͺ
5.61 miles || 8:55 pace (HR under 150)
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Use Monday as a reset. Don't worry about what happened last week or even the past month. Focus on today as a new chance, a new opportunity, and new day to work towards your goals! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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You all know last week was a tough one for me. I woke up this morning with the decision to let it go completely and focus on today as a brand new start! We decided a workout would be good but wanted to make sure it wasn't too taxing and focused only on leg turnover. 20 minute warm up, 10 x 200 meters with 100 walk/100 jog recovery, and a 20 minute cool down. The 200's were solely based on effort but I ended up running them in: 41, 43, 42, 43, 42, 44, 42, 43, 44, and 42. I felt good - it was just enough and a great opportunity to focus on leg turnover and form. One day at a time and im exited to keep moving forward!
6.44 miles total πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ
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"And one day she discovered she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, πŸ”₯and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears."
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I've been dealing with a lot of self doubt. My body has been seeming to revolt against me even when I do everything that every book will tell you is right. I've found myself stressing over runs and dreading the process because I knew the difficulty ahead. Today I wanted to run 80 minutes easy. I had to let go of the doubt, stress, and fear and just go run with this little guy! It wasn't all easy and I still let that doubt creep back in but I reminded myself that all you can do is your best whatever it is that day, and that's exactly what I did. I am looking forward to a new week, a new plan, and a new outlook ahead! πŸ’•πŸ‘ŸπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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"Let me love you a little more before you're not little anymore." πŸ’™πŸ’™ Love this little boy more than words can describe! .
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