Wise words from Kara Groucher

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“Well, here we stand.

On the starting line nonetheless. Maybe you’re facing your first 5k. Maybe it’s a ten. Maybe a half, or a marathon, or an ultra. Maybe you’re even running Boston.

Waiting on that starting line, you’re beginning to feel it. The anticipation, the doubt, the excitement, the energy. The definitiveness of what’s behind. The uncertainty of what’s ahead.

It hasn’t been easy. There have been workouts that tanked. Weeks with missed mileage. Tired legs. Hard sessions. The daily dance of life vs. the plan.

But there have been great moments too. The decision to race. The dedication to train. Miles where you felt like you could run forever. Even the bravery of this morning, where you put on your singlet, fought the crowds, and met your fate at the starting line.

And now it’s here. It is time. No more countdowns. No more workouts to nail. No more wondering, “Am I fit enough? Strong enough? Prepared for what’s ahead?”

This is what you have been waiting for. No doubt you are nervous, but know that you are ready. You earned this opportunity. And you were born to fly.

So, take a deep breath, look around you, and soak it all in. Relish where you are. Realize how far you’ve come.

You are ready. You are powerful. And you belong.

Now, go get it.

Head Up, Wings Out. ”

Kara Groucher

Pledge To Go Veg! Veg Week 2017!

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Join me and pledge to go veg for a week (at least)!

For more info and to sign up (it’s free), just Pledge To Go Veg!

Nothing Compares To You!

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“Comparison is the act of violence against ones self.”

~Unknown

Sunday Inspiration

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Run/Walk/Run – The Galloway Method

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HOW TO WALK FASTER

Here is the procedure:

  1. Usually done during the middle of a recovery “walk day” between runs or during the warm down walk on a running day.
  2. Warm up by walking very gently for at least 5 minutes – then do the following Drill.
  3. For 10-20 seconds, pick up the cadence of the walk by shortening stride.
  4. Walk gently for 30 seconds.
  5. Keep alternating segments, finding a cadence or rhythm that is quicker.
  6. Ease back on the cadence if you lose smoothness.
  7. First day, do this for ten minutes.
  8. Increase by 3-4 minutes on each successive session.
  9. Goal is to have 20-30 minutes total in this workout.
  10. Do this once or twice a week to maintain adaptations.

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Jeff Galloway Resources: 

www.jeffgalloway.com

Run/Walk/Run Timer 

Searching for Happiness- The Poison of Resentment

This is such an important piece of writing from Scale It Simple. I know in my own life I have from time to time plagued myself with resentment. It’s toxic and does nothing to help your own life, others, or the world. It can actually be a force to freeze you into inaction and prevents you from becoming authentically YOU. Please take a moment to read this. It’s a great focus for the coming year and every day thereafter 💗

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ”  ― Carrie Fisher How does resentment manifest in your life and how does feeding the mouth of this greedy emotion help …

Searching for Happiness- The Poison of Resentment

The Sound of Footsteps

“Work like someone else is working 24/7 to take it all away from you” – Mark Cuban

My dose of inspiration for the coming new year. This quote will be my driving force!

Motivational Video – The Sound of Footsteps
Created at Your World Within
Speech by Eddie Pinero
Music by Eddie Pinero

Best Playlist For Running 2016

 

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Pretty awesome playlist by Bearbody Living

Best Playlist For Running 2016

Wisdom Tea

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A quirky little book for lovers of tea & wisdom

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The Battery Lesson

Once upon a sunny afternoon, I got into my car and turned my key in the ignition, ready to head home and start the evening. Except nothing happened. The car wouldn’t start. After jumping it a…

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