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Chillin out with mango berry smoothie pops. Sick babies = no run but lots of snuggles and movies.
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So, beach body isn't a thing. If you can find swimwear that fits and a place to wear it you're good to go. We're also not fans of the 'love your imperfections' instruction either. Obviously if you do, that's grand, but we don't and think that's just another pressure piled on top of having to look good. We have lists of things we don't love about our body and are fine with that. We don't love our stretch marks, probably never will. We don't mind them though and that's good enough for us. Its totally normal to have a least favourite part (or 2, or 3..) and most people who look body confident don't love it all, they just have ways to hide the bit they don't love. Basically, you don't have to worry if you don't love every aspect of yourself, just love the good parts and accept the rest.
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Jen: So far we've been up at 6am twice in order to fit a run in before it gets too hot. Neither have been very far or very fast, but we feel like we deserve a medal just for getting up at the alarm. Why is it so hard to motivate yourself to do something you enjoy and know is good for you?! Seeing the beach so quiet is really calming. I tried the 5 senses mindfulness technique we've posted about before too and it gave me loads of new things to be greatful for seeing. 🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️☀️🦀 .

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Hump Day Hills! 🏃🏻‍♀️⛰
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Yesterday’s rain and 3 straight days of running miles (and lord knows how many more walking) this past weekend I decided two rest days wouldn’t hurt and got my Tuesday miles in today and they felt good! 🙌🏻 I dunno if it was the extra rest day or if Friday’s speedy mile “knocked some rust off” but I felt strong today and was even able to run almost the whole hilly distance! .

Unbelievably it’s just 60 days until Chicago! I’ve been feeling a little anxious as the time grows shorter. Close to this time last year I deferred my 2018 entry and as much as it broke my heart at the time I remember a little sense of relief too... 😕 I refuse to give up though, not this time, I will be there October 13th—what would have been my Dad’s 72nd Birthday—and I will be a Chicago Marathon Finisher! 👊🏻
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Today was one of those blessed days where my run magically flowed! One potty stop where we pumped up our flat tire, the kids were happy, I felt great, it was AMAZING! We decided to pack up this morning and hit the greenbelt so I could have my best chance at a solid run and it was definitely worth the effort. 8 Miles descend 1-4 5-7 and 1 Mile Cool-down. Hitting my splits 9:15, 8:42, 8:35, 8:15, 9:01, 8:50, 8:07, 10 😄😄😄 I think the views, bridges, tunnels, ducks, lots of people to say hi to, and lots of snacks made this run possible 🙌 .
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Jen: It's Tuesday which means @runtogetherwhitefield day. Gutted to be missing the meet and eager to keep up with some excercise on holiday I was up at the crack of dawn and ran to the beach with my husband to watch the sun rise. Less for any romantic notion, more because it's too hot to walk more than 10 metres once the sun's out.
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Little late posting—Yesterday’s @athleta’s Run for the Planet! 🏃🏻‍♀️🌎
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This was the best start to my birthday! Miles for a cause, chocolate-covered-strawberry-topped cupcake, a little shopping and these two awesome ladies 🤗 @sara_runs_this_town & @annette_runspgh .

I “found” both of them through IG before moving to PA and luckily got the chance to meet them not long after being up here... It was something like “Hey! I promise I’m not a stalker but I follow you on IG!” Ha!...Yeah...I made it weird. 😂 Thankfully I didn’t scare them away and both of them continue to inspire me more and more everyday 😊
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After a year of us all assuming running was a fad we'd grow out of, our partners have seen the benefits and began to run too. Ste has signed up for the Bury 10k and had helped risk assess the @runtogetherwhitefield long route for this Tuesday. He's got the bug 🐜🐛🐞🦗 #itsarunderfullife #thisgirlcanrun #mentalhealth #healthmatters #wellbeingwarrior #bestlifeproject #selfcare #runnergirl #runners #runlovers #runnerlife #runtoinspire #mentalhealthawarenessweek #wordsofwisdom #wellbeingjourney #selflove #selfcare #burymanchester #bury10k


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Typical me not looking at the camera! Taken at Thursday night's club pace event - a 5K without any watches/phones/timing devices where you have to give your predicted time then everyone's start time is staggered depending on the time you've predicted, so in theory everyone should be getting to the finish line together at 8pm - of course that never actually happens though 😂 I done pretty crap at the last one so had low expectations for this one too, but I only went and came bloody second place, 3 seconds away from my predicted 30 minutes!!! Defo couldn't have done it myself though, I stuck with another lady that had predicted 30 minutes too and paced myself of her, she managed to come in at first place just 1 second off!! I know who'll I'll be running with again next time 😂 such a fun event that our club does and there's one more to go before the winners are announced 🥇 I'm so used to running without my watch now but it's nice to just go out and run without obsessing over pace, it really teaches you to listen to your body and run to feel 🏃🏼‍♀️ definitely no running for me today, I'm feeling rather tender after an incredible night at the Ladyboys of Bangkok with the girls last night 🥂💃 not as hungover as I usually am but definitely in no fit state to run, especially in this weather 😳🌧️ #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #runnergirl #runnersofinstagram #runnersofig #runlikeagirl #itsarunderfullife #irunthisbody #ihavearunnersbody #whoruntheworld #whoruntheworldgirls #ukrunchat #womensrunningcommunity #womensrunninguk #womensrunning #inspiringwomenrunners


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It’s my birthday weekend and I’ll run if I want to! 🦁🥳🏃🏻‍♀️😆
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Still riding that runner’s high from last night so I grabbed 5 miles this morning. .

AND tomorrow! (my birthday!) I’ll be joining @sara_runs_this_town and @annette_runspgh for @athleta’s #runfortheplanet charity run! If you’re in the area (or feel like traveling!) come celebrate my birthday with me and these amazing ladies by helping log miles to benefit our planet! 🌎
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🔹Fleet Feet Liberty Mile🔹
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It’s my birthday weekend and what better way to kick things off than a Friday night race?? 🙌🏻🥳
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I’ll say I had my doubts about “racing” tonight. I’m not the “speedster” I used to be and this has been a not-so-great week running wise but I just kept telling myself “it’s just a mile, it’s just a mile...” And oh am I so glad I showed up! Not only did I surprise the hell outta myself and beat my goal of under 10 min but I almost made an 8 min mile! Honestly had I not doubted myself staying toward the back of the corral I just might have hit that 8 min mark! There really are no words for how excited I am about this! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 .

All that being said, let me tell you about the Elite Runners. Wow! Simply amazing! Watching these folks crossing the finish line in 4 or 5 minutes is beyond words! I know I’ll never be that fast but seeing these amazing abilities at work is truly inspirational! I’m still in aw of the runners I saw tonight. It just may have added a little more drive within me. 😊
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64 days till Chicago, many miles still to go! 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️
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1 Mile Warm-up, 2 Miles Tempo, 1 Mile Cool-down 9:38, 7:53, 7:45, 9:39. We made it half a mile today when my daughter crashed on her bike (nothing too bad just scraped knees) so obviously she refused to ride her bike back home so we packed it on top of “The Beast” and dropped it off at home before we finished our run. So that made for one hot and heavy double stroller run. It was HARD but “I LOVED EVERY WONDERFUL HORRIBLE MINUTE OF IT”
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Well well well IG it has been a hot minute since I posted! Still here, still running 🏃🏼‍♀️ after Silverstone it took me about a week to go back to running club, holidays totally knock me off my game! I don't think I've missed a club night since and I'm sooo enjoying being back 👍 I can feel my fitness slowly coming back and my speed creeping up ⚡ last week and last night I've also gatecrashed Stuart's boxing club's pre-season training - circuits on the beach - and oh. my. lord. it's been hard 🥵 I decided I want to do something different with my fitness routine (or rather lack of 😂) so I tagged along and I've really pushed myself both weeks. Last week of beach training next week before the season starts again then I'm planning on spending my Wednesday evenings at the club's boxercise class 🥊 I'm going to be a lot more strict with myself with my routine as I thrive off a structured plan ✅ here's to getting my mojo back and enjoying working out/running again 💪 p.s I have no pictures of me running/after running recently so here's another marathon photo #sorrynotsorry #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #thisgirlruns #whoruntheworld #whoruntheworldgirls #irunthisbody #ihavearunnersbody #runlikeagirl #itsarunderfullife #runnersofig #runnersofinstagram #runnersworld #ukrunchat #womensrunningcommunity #inspiringwomenrunners


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Jen: Today I wanted to scream with frustration but didn't because I just couldnt find the energy. Mid aftenoon I just wanted to go to bed and write the day off. Nothing has upset me, nothing is going on that's got me stressed out. Being hormonal, over tired, under stimulated, self doubting and anxiously overthinking everything probably caused it. I actually told Erin this morning I wanted to shut down Runderful because it felt pointless and self serving, I mean, who are we to preach about mental health?! But, then I saw this post and, how could I? If just one person starts a conversation about mental health off the back of this that helps them or someone else then every post has been worth it. This hasn't been written for sympathy, but this Instagram was meant to show honest life, not edited Instagram life. It is in that vein I have left in the photo from after our run coaching session at @sparkfitnesscoaching this evening after Erin coerced me into going along, even though my hair clearly hasn't seen a brush all day. That outdoor coaching session was just what I needed and the fresh air and company helped me shake away the blues and see things in a more positive way. More about the wonderful things Spark are doing in another post. Now it's time to cut myself some slack for today, get some sleep and make tomorrow a better one. 🏃🏼‍♀️ #maketinychanges
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I thought this bracelet was fitting for my workout today... 1 Mile Warm-up, 8X400’s, 1 Mile Cool-down. It ended up being a fun workout though because I just ran laps around the playground at the school while the kids played. I pushed the double stroller with my son and his bike in it so he could ride at the school with his big sis. The things we do to make it work and keep the kids happy just to get a little workout in 🤪
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Yesterday we went out and practiced the route we'd planned for @runtogetherwhitefield tomorrow. It was tough but felt so good afterwards. We've noticed that when we have a busy week and don't have time to go running together our heads feel kind of clouded and scrambled. Anxiety, big black dog, stress, whatever it is in can build up pretty fast. The magic combination for us to keep these at bay is running in good company. Some symptoms of mental health issues can be relieved from excercise, but you've not got to be a pro beating PBs. If you've not gone for a walk in a while, one that's not on your way to somewhere but a walk that's pressure free, why not just go and try it. Call a mate as you go or listen to a podcast if you like noise. Go back through our Instagram and remind yourself of our 5 senses mindfulness trick if you'd rather do it silently. Just get fresh air, exercise and prioritise your well-being for half an hour. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️ .
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Unfortunately living with anxiety there is always a chance it can rear it’s ugly head when you least expect it. Today was one of those days for me. I spent most of the day dealing with a horrible anxiety attack. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had one quite that bad and it really put a kink in my day. .

It was long run day and even though I was an anxious mess most of it I did finally convince myself that running would actually make me feel better. I was supposed to be running 13 miles today but I threw my whole training plan out the window and told myself I wouldn’t stress it and just run what I could. I honestly expected to make it maybe 4 miles, I was even so “out of it” I ran 1/2 a mile before I realized I hadn’t even started my watch. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I surprised myself however by making it through 8 (and a non-recorded half) slow but steady miles. It’s not 13 but 8+ when you were in danger of 0 is def a win for today. Here’s to better days ahead. .

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Run Together Whitefield run leaders 💙💙💙💙💙💙 .
If you're interested in meeting new people and exercising a bit more download the Run Together app and see what's on in your area. .

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Jen: I feel this will be us tonight. A week of summer holidays and spending most of the days with noone to talk to is starting to give me cabin fever. Erin, I hope you're ready for how much I'm going to talk at you tonight. Sorry in advance.
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Hump Day Hills! ⛰
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Changed up my typical Tuesday run this week since after Sunday’s long run I was feeling it in my hip flexor so I decided to give myself an extra rest day—don’t want to screw anything up for Chicago! .

This hill run was no different than the others...it was hot and it was tough but I again made sure to give it my all on the inclines and get myself together once I reached the peak of every incline. I’m still having to break a min but I can tell it’s getting easier and quicker to recover!
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Since I am Marathon Training AND Aug is my birthday month, I’m going to try to dedicate my birthday month to running for causes. For starters I’m joining in @athleta #runfortheplanet and logging my miles toward nature conservation. .

Unbelievably W8 of marathon training underway and Bye bye to July!
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