#MondayMotiation: Fast Women 26.2
I’ve been posting #marathonmom updates on Mondays (here and there, when I find the time) but wanted to get back to some traditional motivational posts for my readers. I’ll update y’all on baby periodically but would love to get back to some real running motivation in your reading feed instead of constant baby bump photos.
Anyhow, since my husband was working late last night I took the rare opportunity to go to bed early and watch a video on the iPad. Scrolling through Amazon Prime Video I found this documentary, Fast Women 26.2:
I immediately downloaded it. Because I love running, running fast (one day again…), and the marathon. I watched half of it and plan on finishing it up tonight (Amazon gives you seven days from the day you click start watching). It started off with the story of a woman who had to overcome a stroke young in life, a mother of three who didn’t pick up running until she was in her 30s (NEVER too late!!) who also ran an Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifying Time and it will follow two other women’s journey I believe. Talk about inspirational!! I’m 32 years old so this was right up my motivational alley! This movie had me so ready to get back to training hard! Eleven more pregnant weeks (give or take depending on baby’s timetable of course) then 2-6 weeks recovery…ugh. Not trying to rush my sweet little miracle but this is the longest I’ve ever gone not ‘training’ for anything! It’s been kinda weird and kinda nice.
This past Saturday I hosted a small runner’s clinic (taking videos of them running and checking form, offering tips etc.) and thought I’d have a peek at my own… def not as fluid, graceful and forward-leaning as I’d like. ha! But, there’s a 2.5-3 pounder in there steadily growing! We had a fun time and it’s always such an honor to help ladies find that sweet stride. Suddenly running becomes slightly easier when you can get your body into a perfect rhythm.
Amazing what three months to seven months can do to a woman’s run…on the left, I still felt lean. On the right, I just feel swollen, heavy and slow. ha!
So while I can’t run fast right now or even look graceful (ha!) I can watch all the running videos on Amazon. If you have a free moment I encourage you to check out Fast Women! Truly some inspirational (and even some controversial stuff in it. I won’t give details out.) stories that just may light a fire under your booty!
Have you heard of Fast Women? Who’s your favorite inspirational female runner or athlete?
16 Oct 2017 / runpinkjess / 0
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