heatherannenaples Week 1 of my #halfmarathontraining is done and I wish I could say I felt like I finished it out with a strong long run but I really didn't. I'm still learning how to use my Garmin which caused some frustration with some of the settings I had set and some confusion when I accidentally pushed some buttons (which explains the weird first lap). So no, today was not my best run but you know what... I RAN. That's all that really matters. And I have 11 more weeks to keep getting better and better. Last year during my first half marathon training I would never have posted about what my pace was because I was so embarrassed but screw that... EMBRACE YOUR PACE! I am only competing with myself and I know I will only get better. I have really been interested lately in tracking my cadence and today mine was horrible, the worst it has been yet. The good thing about having runner friends that are better than you is that you can use them as inspiration. One of my #runspiration is my sole sister @mamabear_runs_marathons. I look at her training on the Garmin app and I try to emulate some of the things she does, such as her cadence since we are the same height and stride length. Anyways, week 1 is done and it ended with a good group run with my #EOMRTT mamas, and week 2 will only get better! 🏼🏼🏼🏼 #runner #motherrunner #mrtt #fitmom #halfmarathon #halhigdon 2h
  •   fitetta 🏻🏻 Awesome job!! 2h
  •   paolvsowls Great job 2h
  •   ngriffith214 Whoohooo great job!!! 2h
  •   beatakf Great job! 2h
  •   mamabear_runs_marathons Much improvement and you're definitely dedicated! Great job, keep it up - just wait until fall temps, you're gonna fly! #flyhigh and thank you, so happy to help with your runspiration!!'🏼 2h

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heatherannenaples This is my "eek omg, I'm so excited" face! 🏼 I was cleaning out my closet today (doing a TOTAL closet purge since nothing fits anymore) and I came across one of my bridesmaids dresses. I sent a text to my girls to try to figure out who was missing theirs from my wedding and in the meantime I decided to try it on, definitely not thinking it would fit. BUT IT DID!!! I made a goal months ago that I wanted to be able to fit back in to my wedding dress before our anniversary this year (11/06) which is still months away. Well I already met that goal about a month ago so today... to be able to fit in to this SIZE 6 bridesmaids dress from our wedding... is UNREAL for me! This past April I was in one of my best friends weddings and my bridesmaids dress was a size 18 (I had ordered it way in advance so it was big and I had to have it taken in, but not this much!)... Hard work really does pay off!! 🏼 #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossinspiration 16h

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heatherannenaples Leaving the gym with my workout partner ️ She is truly my motivation. I was overweight before getting pregnant and I knew I needed to do something about it but I never did. Doing it for me wasn't enough of a motivation, but doing it for her was. When I realized that for the first year of her life I wouldn't allow myself to have pictures taken of me (not counting selfies, we all know how to work our angles in those, right ladies? Lol) it made me want to do something about it. I missed out on a years worth of pictures because of my own insecurities. I won't let that happen again. I don't want to miss out on a single memory with her, and as she grows and become more and more active I want to be able to keep up with her. So I do this, every day, for me but also for her. #mymotivation #fitmom #fitspiration #weightlossjourney #fitfam 2d
  •   happilyhughes Amen amen amen!!! You're amazing ma'am 2d
  •   mrsjroberts I love following your story! You are inspiring and make me want to be a better mom. Thank you for posting your journey and your accomplishments. You really should feel proud 2d
  •   paolvsowls Yes!!! 2h

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heatherannenaples Temper tantrums, no sleep, and endless hours of Frozen sing-a-longs... I wouldn't trade a minute of it for anything in the world. Being her mama is the greatest gift I have ever been given. I'm so lucky that I get to spend my days with her, no matter how challenging and exhausting some of those days may be. She is my everything, absolutely, overwhelmingly... my everything. #nolovelikeamotherslove #soluckyigettobeherfirstbestfriend 3d

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heatherannenaples total diva 3d

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heatherannenaples I saw someone post recently that they were sick of seeing people post about their "petty accomplishments"... and I'm sure that quite a few people feel that way when they see certain things that people post but I hope that those people will try to keep in mind that what is petty to one person is monumental to another. Today my "petty" accomplishment is that I ran 2 miles non-stop, and for the first time ever I had true negative splits. I ran on the dreadmill and maintained an even pace for both miles. My training plan called for 3 miles today so I finished out the last mile but didn't record it on the Garmin. I was so excited that I had completed the 2 miles without stopping or breaking pace that I wanted to stop (which is why I stopped the Garmin) but after slowing down and realizing I definitely still had another mile left in me I decided to finish it out. I did something today that I have never done before, and I'm going to be proud of that... and I hope that EVERYONE is proud whenever they accomplish something, big or small... Scream about it from the top of the mountains y'all... I know I'm going to... #proud #accomplishment #dontstop 3d
  •   dreamingelegance305 @heatherannenaples Hi! Great picture. If your interested in becoming a REP? Check out our bio. 3d
  •   mama_needs_miles That's so awesome!!! 3d
  •   slowrunnerrunning Awesome!!!! Screw the haters ( and I actually have found that attitude to be fairly unusual in the running community). I think what you did is incredible and I'll get there myself soon... 3d
  •   heatherannenaples @kt_cousins @_lift2fit_ aww thanks ladies! 3d
  •   heatherannenaples @supamom4 honestly, I'm pretty disappointed that we aren't real life bff's.. Seriously, can we make this happen? 3d
  •   supamom4 We really should!!! Let's try and get the babes together to play sometime! Sawyer is out of school Monday and Friday!! 3d
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  •   paolvsowls I love love love this! I have also seen post like this , "I'm starting to work out & eat clean but won't bored you with pictures" ummm what is that suppose to mean .?!? Well I'll bored you with my pictures all day everyday because I am so proud of my accomplishments and maybe I can motivate some mamas who think they can't do it ! ... Girl I love your post and you have definitely been such a motivator to me in my journey keep it up 2h

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heatherannenaples wutang forever. 4d

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heatherannenaples ...the look on your face when someone walks in and catches you taking a gym selfie but you already pushed the button so it's too late to pretend it wasn't happening 😕... #mybad #dontpretendlikeyoudontdoittoo 4d

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heatherannenaples mama dukes 5d

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heatherannenaples I can't believe my baby brother is today!! I am so lucky to have the best little brother in the world and even luckier that I get to play an even bigger part in your upbringing. These last 6 months have been an adventure but I wouldn't change a single minute of it! I love you so much Bronson, even though I embarrass you often and force you to clean your room. 5d

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heatherannenaples I don't know why I love this video so much but I can't stop watching it... Just the way her little voice says "yeah" fills my heart #howdidigetsolucky #lovehersomuch 6d

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heatherannenaples After nap time if the sun is shining and your hair is actually brushed you take advantage of the lighting and take a selfie. #itsrequired #goodhairneedspictures 🏼 new Instagram filters got me like #letmetakeaselfie 🏼 7d

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heatherannenaples Today is such a happy day! My baby sister, her amazing boyfriend and our family dog are all moving in to their adorable new place right up the street from me! The fact that I have so many of my loved ones within walking distance is such a blessing! I'm so excited for all of our futures and all of the fun times (and cute memories like this photo of Adalynn and Tebow together this morning) that we will share together! From 2 years ago having barely any family left in the state of Florida to now, having almost all of them here, wow... Words can't describe the happiness I'm feeling this morning! #purejoy #blessed #thankful #happy #familyiseverything 1w
  •   rad_red_mom That's so awesome! There's nothing better than living in the same place as your family when you have a family of your own. Wouldn't trade it for the world 1w
  •   gageduke @humansofjoy would love this 7d

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heatherannenaples Me. Every night. At bedtime. #toddlerproblems 1w

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heatherannenaples Our daughter isn't even home... #frozenhasdestroyedourlives 1w

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heatherannenaples I snuck in a great run while waiting for my brother to finish soccer practice. Today I'm embodying the #noexcusesmom lifestyle. 6 months ago when my teenage brother moved in with us we knew it would be a challenge, but we weren't quite sure how much of a challenge it would be. Getting him unglued from technology and participating in real life activities has been our biggest struggle. Tonight I had to pick his locked bedroom door, dump a bottle of ranch dressing on him and his bed (don't ask), drag him off the bed and physically put his shoes on him to get him to practice. But he went. And we were on time. And he wasn't (and still isn't) happy about it. But I'm giving myself major points for getting him there and for taking the time to focus on my health and get in a run even though I'm physically, mentally and emotionally drained right now. I'm hoping that him seeing the effort I'm putting in to better myself physically will motivate him to want to do the same. #leadbyexample #betheexample #bearolemodel #whowillyoube #fitmom #fitfamily #motherrunner 1w
  •   tinnibop Awesome!! Love the garmin!! 1w
  •   mrsharris57 Pretty awesome if you for taking on that role. 1w
  •   paolvsowls So motivating !!! you are amazing to take that on mama! 1w

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heatherannenaples #teenagerproblems 😐️. (at least Adalynn is dressed and ready for practice tonight ) #yeahwetriedtobribehim #hesgoingonewayoranother 1w

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heatherannenaples watermelon+soccer cleats ️ "put me in coach" 1w

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heatherannenaples That's how I roll. 🏼️ 1w

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heatherannenaples Adalynn and I had a great time with our friends at the Central Florida Zoo yesterday! It was pretty hot and sweaty, but we had a blast, especially at the end when both of the mamas jumped in the splash pad with our little girls! 1w

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