Owning the TREASURES of your TRIUMPHS TUESDAY!!!!!
The words included say it all. Your journey has always been about being positive and striving to succeed. Sometimes, however, the words "...at all costs" are supposed to be added. For a time period that seemed like an eternity, you traveled through life, your journey, in the same fashion, day in and day out. The feeling of success on certain levels had evaded you, personally and otherwise. Today, that simply isn't the case. Slowing down, seeking clarity from within, you realized that you had updated your systematic way in regards to how you approach every aspect of your world. When you noticed that you had made those changes and had gained success it was eye-opening. As time persisted, you could see that you had reverted back to the original "programming" and simple successes were not even on your horizon. This realization gave you the strength to redirect yourself back on the path of success. Success is there waiting for you. All you have to do is obtain it, however you have to, at all costs. It's Tuesday, it's your day, own your changes and grab hold of the successes achieved!
Rocking some unicorn love 💛💙🦄 on my run this morning. After a handful of days at 4 miles, I decided it was okay for me to add another mile this morning. When it comes to building mileage back up, the best approach is to remain conservative and take it slow!!! My personal rule is to add a mile or ten minutes to the run at a single time. I have been using that approach for 2 years now, and it's a huge reason why I am able to consistently run high mileage and remain healthy. As much as I love high mileage, I have to build my body back up again for it. ---------------------------------------------
"I just finished my second InsideTracker blood test of the year this morning... I have been feeling great, especially in training and racing, so i can't wait to see these results." -@saraschwendinger #TestingTuesday
Viens on y retourne ? Loin, sans téléphone, dans les buissons avec Les marmottes. Oui c'est un peu débile de verbaliser un besoin de déconnexion sur Instagram... mais je vous aime bien c'est pour ça. J'crois quand même qu'à part ici, je vais un peu m'éloigner de tout, sans négliger mon boulot et le fait d'écrire :) parfois, après un point sur sa pratique sportive, il faut faire un petit point sur soi, et ré aiguiller, vérifier que l'on est sur la bonne route, celle qui mène vers qui on a envie d'être. J'suis pas un poussin dépressif pour autant ! J'suis juste un poussin qui fait 3 pas en arrière pour faire le point sur lui meme, et ca fait du bien.
Machine! #espartano tú si que 👉🏼#lomolastodo 😎Conseguirás todo aquello que te propongas y además disfrutarás del camino si te guías por el #síatodo 🙌🏻#vamosforrest 🐝#spartanrace#spartan . . .
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El 10% de la vida está relacionado con lo que te pasa. El restante 90% está determinado por la forma en que reaccionas a eso que pasa…
Esto quiere decir que nosotros no tenemos control “real” sobre el 10% de lo que nos sucede: no podemos evitar que el coche se averíe, que nos sorprenda la lluvia, que el avión llegue tarde o que una manifestación bloquee el tráfico.
No tenemos control de este 10% pero el otro 90% lo controlamos mediante nuestra reacción.
En mi caso, yo no he podido, o al menos no he sido capaz de evitar dejar de entrenar durante casi 1 año, después de haber estado preparando una oposición.
Pero si he conseguido superarlo y retomar el camino que quería. Ahora vuelvo a estar en forma y ya no hay objetivos imposibles, solamente mentes negadas !!! Filosofía Forrest #siatodo
Running masterclass in the Lake District with my endurance brobarian @jamesappletonphotography James (like most fell runners) forms part of a running "tribe" that are possibly the greatest endurance athletes you've never heard of. I've learnt SO much from him which is why I can't wait to write a series of articles broadcasting his (and their) genius and accomplishments to the world ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ―
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Ever walk away with an amazing PR -- riddled with questions and frustration? 🏅
I had an amazing race at the 20 Mile Drop and the weather was perfect. But when an old injury shows up... 🙅 Read all about it on the blog today. Full race review and recap is up!
Link in bio! 🔗
As many of you know, I recently ran in the @bostonmarathon. I started a blog series about the lessons I learned during that journey. Head over to my personal Instagram page @mike_ercolano_fitpro and click on the link in my bio to go to my blog. Or simply go to www.mikeercolano.com. I would love to hear your feedback!
8 miles this morning with a touch of speed work! 2 mile warmup, 6 x strides, 8 x 3 min @ goal half marathon pace (8:20-8:30), cool down to 8. Definitely still a bit tight from running 26 miles this weekend but once I got through the warmup & strides I felt pretty good. Just one easy run between now and my half marathon on Saturday!
Thanks for all the messages I have received over the past couple of days. It's taking quite a while to recover. The #marathon started well with a great consistent pace well into the second half aiming between 5 and 6 hours. After I crossed Tower Bridge to loop round Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf, I felt the need to start slowing down as I knew if I didn't then I wouldn't finish as I was really struggling. I was determined just to finish. The reason became clear when I got to the hotel and I saw the blisters on my feet. It was an incredible experience. The crowds were amazing handing out sweets and bananas. Random dance groups and bands playing all day to keep us going. Having my name shouted out by random strangers. I would recommend it to anyone for the feeling you get when you cross the finish. To date I have raised £1902.05 for @unicef_uk and including Gift Aid that sends it to £2182.83. Thank you for all of your donations so far. Keep it going. JustGiving.com/seatbeltsfastened Here are some snapshots of the professional photos taken on the day #londonmarathon#londonmarathon2017#marathon#runninglondon#fundraisinglounge#oneinamillion#unicef
Meet ‘The Dan Knight Warriors’, Sarah and Jo from Leigh-on-Sea, who completed the #LondonMarathon in an incredible 6h40m (Sarah) and 6h21m (Jo) 🏃🏃
Sarah said, “I created the Dan Knight Warriors team to raise funds, awareness and support for Havens Hospices who have supported myself and my family for the past year of my husband Dan’s journey as he continues to battle a life-limiting illness. They have not only cared for Dan, but have also helped us enjoy every moment that we have as a family and I wanted to help them continue ‘Making every day count’ so the Dan Knight Warriors were born. The whole day was amazing; I’m still buzzing from the day!”
Feeling #inspired to run with #TeamHavens in next year's #marathon ?
Find out how over on our website www.havenshospices.org.uk/londonmarathon
Det var bart og fint rundt hele løypa, men nå er det fullt mulig å løpe hele runden i tung nysnø. Bildet er fra målområdet på #damtjern 😊Vi minner om at alle som står på startlista til årets løp har muligheten til å vinne 60 minutter kroppsmassasje hos Hønefoss Hudpleie @honefosshudpleie ! Vinneren trekkes tirsdag 2. Mai. Står du på startlista er du automatisk med i trekningen :-) Påmelding: www.nordmarkahalvmaraton.no
DOMS: why am I so sore!
Couple of weeks ago, we had a blog post discussing soreness versus injury. Today we will be shedding a little light on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Everyone would be familiar with this – whether it be the weekend warrior, the professional footballer, the dancer, the fitness enthusiast or the individual who decides to take a walk rather than the usual drive to the shops.
The hallmark of DOMS is its delay. Muscles become sore to touch and moving and stretching becomes difficult (if the DOMS are in your legs, getting up from the toilet becomes an arduous task!). This normally starts 24 hours after you have completed you exercise and may follow a pain free window. Sadly, this is when the fun starts. The symptoms peak within 72 hours and can take up to a week to resolve. DOMS is most common following unaccustomed exercise (consider the intensity, duration and type of the last exercise session preceding your DOMS). The stronger you get, the less intense your DOMS for that activity.
The truth is that there is still some debate on this topic. It is thought that micro damage and inflammation are the key players in this. However, studies have shown it is possible to get DOMS without evidence of tissue damage. They have indication electrolytes and enzymes efflux within the muscle tissue to be the main cause. The accumulation of lactic acid being source of soreness has been discredited. Lactic acid is the ‘burn’ you get while exercising. Its levels normalize within an hour after exercise. However, it may have a role in initiating the process of DOMS.
DOMS at day 2 and 3 feel horrible. Massage, stretching, exercise (yes! Persisting with exercise) and anti-inflammatory drugs will reduce your suffering but it will need to run its course. Remember that your muscles are slightly weaker in its DOMS state, and intense exercise can risk sprains and strains to the area or adjacent areas. Final point, there are differential diagnoses to consider (eg. Stress reactions, muscle tears, tendinopathies etc). If your symptoms are not starting to subside following the 3rd day, contact the team at Ascend. Link in bio.