Life of Late 8.12.16

Well now that I’ve been back in NYC for a week, I’m back to my regularly scheduled “Life of Late” posts but not really back to my scheduled routine yet.  I have had to adjust my routine already since this thing called marathon training is a beast.  Last night I went to physical therapy and my therapist told me that I was doing too much and too many of the wrong exercises.  Interesting.  Tell me more because the hamster inside of me is dying to go go go go go until I crash.

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So physical therapy.  A couple of months ago my friend Chloe posted about this application to win physical therapy sessions with NYCustom PT.  Well, yours truly was lucky and won!  For the next few months, I’ll be attending weekly sessions and learning how bad my running form (or glute muscles) actually are.  The therapist was AMAZING and analyzed my running gait and figured out that the lack of strength stems in my core and my butt, despite all the working out that I do.

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We chatted about my running history and what I wanted to get out of this experience. At the end, we chatted about whether I wanted to run for a long time or focus on running fast.  For some, both is possible.  But for someone who tries to do it all (hi, that’s me), I need to take things one step at a time.  Literally.

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^^ Yep, hoping to stay running for the long term.  Thanks to these gals for helping me through my long run last weekend.

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Days Unplanned ~ Why My Lifestyle Blog (DaysUnPlanned) Makes Me Smile Too ~ Such a great reminder to find an outlet and little hobby to put a smile on your face

Revelist ~ “If you put one foot in front of the other, YOU ARE A REAL RUNNER.” ~ Inspired by a friend, fellow NP runner, and ‘ultramarathoner who was told she was ‘too fat to run’ put her body shamers in their place’.  You go girl.

In It For The Long Run ~ Vegan Fruit Pizza w/ Graham Cracker Crust ~ May not be the cheesecake I would like but fits along my “attempt to streamline my eats for full running potential” plan (or so I hope)

Tech Radar ~ “iOS 10 Will Include More Diverse Emoji(s)” ~ PUMPED!

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^^ Last weekend I took my first trip to Palm Springs for my friend Liz’s bachelorette party! It had been at least three years since I had seen her (and our other friend Katie) and we had quite the relaxing weekend to celebrate the bride to be.  Her sister organized it all and I have to give her MEGA props for the details, schedule, and swag.  Liz’s shirt and hat said “bride” and ours said “tribe” so together we were the “bride tribe”.

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^^ Super super excited to be a part of this group.  As mentioned on Wednesday, I have been looking for a way to volunteer and give back and when my sister told me about Janji awhile back, I knew it was something that I could do.  As a runner, I understand the importance of water and honestly couldn’t imagine a world without it.   Along with a number of other runners across the country and world, we hope to help raise awareness and fundraise for organizations that help alleviate the world’s global water crisis.

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If you are fan of funky running wear (or athleisure wear), I highly recommend checking out their site.  Also check back on August 17th for a new collection of clothes!  From the snippets I saw in the email, it’s going to be good.

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^^ Trying to tone those butts at November Project Los Angeles.

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^^ Good morning sunshine!  A little view along my Thursday pseudo long run.

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This weekend entails a long run, celebrating Summer Streets, packing parts of our apartment, the Brooklyn Mile, and oh so much Olympic viewing.

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do” – Rikki Rogers

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