nycrunningmama Littlest guy's first race! Ran the whole thing on his own!! #run #instarunners @kingofthemountainevents 15h

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Earlybird Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama Celebrating my cousin's wedding! #anotherexcusetodrink #nolongrun #forawhile 1d

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nycrunningmama First run post-race. 4 Recovery miles - next few weeks will all be super short, easy-paced miles. Looking forward to some serious downtime! #bostonmarathon #bostonstrong #run #instarunners #WRBoston 2d

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nycrunningmama As amazing as the race and PR was on Monday, my heart is still bursting with happiness from the entire weekend. I feel so lucky to have shared the time with wonderful people like @kristenlawrence (my roommate who ran with the elite women!). Running friendships are SO special. #bostonstrong #bostonmarathon #instarunners #run #womensrunning 3d

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nycrunningmama Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston. And a smile the whole way to the finish. #bostonmarathon #bostonstrong #instarunners #run #womensrunning 5d

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nycrunningmama Tears and smiles at the finish. This is marathon racing. Thanks @pavementrunner for capturing such a special moment for me. Seeing his smile and getting a hug was a great way to end 26.2 miles. #saucony #findyourstrong #instarunners #bostonmarathon #WRboston 6d

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nycrunningmama I typically don't use swear words. But it's warranted in this case.
F--K YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Demolished a 6 year old PR today by 6+ minutes.
Ran blind entire race (just saw my mile splits). High fived, smiled and had the best race of my life despite the weather.
Could not be happier.
Thank you for the love and support - I'm so grateful !!! And a huge thanks to my coach @mprcoaching! #bostonmarathon #pr #instarunners #
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nycrunningmama The road to Boston was filled with bitter cold, snow, rain and wind. All but one long run was run outside. I guess it's only fitting that I get to finish the journey with rain, wind and cold tomorrow. 26.2 left to go! #bostonmarathon #WRboston #instarunners #run 1w

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nycrunningmama Fun night out with my sister at the @organiclifemag launch party in NYC! @livinggreenlauren #myorganiclife #organic #nyc 2w

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nycrunningmama Want to #win a #vívoactive for #free?
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Normal Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama Family-style recovery miles today (husband, too!). First stroller run since fall and it felt like it. I always forget how hard the first few stroller runs are. #run #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #findyourstrong 3w

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nycrunningmama Happy Easter from the Gonzalez's! #bostonmarathon #recovery #easter #happyeaster 3w

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nycrunningmama 18 miles (7:52 average) in 20-25 mph winds. TIME TO TAPER!!! #bostonmarathon #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #run 3w

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nycrunningmama Look who I "ran" into -> had a blast catching up with @nycsweat!! #nyc #instarunners #run 3w

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nycrunningmama Picture perfect view for some early morning miles #instarunners #run #runnersofinstagram #findyourstrong #nyc 3w

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nycrunningmama Treadmill miles in new @oiselle runway bra. Completely in love!! #flystyle #findyourstrong #run #instarunners 4w

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nycrunningmama Absolutely perfect morning on my favorite trail. #instarunners #instarun #fitness #run #findyourstrong 4w

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nycrunningmama If you have been following me for a bit, you may know that while I have these kick-a$$ training cycles, my races have left a lot to be desired.
Truth -> I am not the best racer.
It's been frustrating because I have been physically strong for my last several marathons. But mentally, the strength hasn't been there. My mind quits before my body does. But my body has no fight left once the mind gives up. So I've been spending a lot of time looking inward, reading and working on the mental aspect this cycle. Hoping it all falls into place three weeks from today.
This has been one of my favorite books. If you have any other ones, please let me know! #bostonmarathon #mentalstrength #run #instarunners
4w
  •   nycrunningmama @ruruthie I've taken a few days off here and there for little tweaks but haven't had any major injury that prevented me from running for a long period of time! 4w
  •   nycrunningmama @shoulderleen thank you so much. It's frustrating b/c I have no problems during workouts. I strive during them. But nerves, anxiety, need for perfection all come in to okay on race day and my mind shuts down :/ If you have any specific questions about nursing, please let me know! 4w
  •   runfartherfast I understand! Try How to Train an Elephant. A sports psychologist recommended it to the runners I coach, and I loved it. 4w
  •   paceofme ️I love this book! 3w
  •   hayleethecomet I'm looking for a book like this too. Thoughts on this book? 1w
  •   nycrunningmama @hayleethecomet it's amazing!!! I 100% recommend it! 1w
  •   hayleethecomet Awesome. Thank you. Good luck in Boston!!! Super pumped for everyone. Such an honor and experience. 1w
  •   dishouttawater I may have to look into this!! Obviously every race is different, but there's definitely been times where it's my mind over body!! Thanks for sharing @nycrunningmama!! 1w

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nycrunningmama 18.5 miles outside + 3.5 on treadmill (husband left for business trip and I ran out of time). 24.2 total for day b/c I quit 2.2 miles in earlier this AM. After a little pity party, I put on my big girl pants, gave myself a kick in the butt and gave it another shot this afternoon. Miles outside were totally blind - really pumped that I negative split it!
#bostonmarathon #run #instarunners #upformore
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  •   somethingforjess You are killing it! Numbers are improving for sure! 4w
  •   danamerrington Great work, way to get it done girl! 4w
  •   rawardle Awesome! 4w
  •   stuftmama Good job mama. 4w
  •   teamlim2014 How the heck do I train to stay on a 10min per mile race?i have ran 3half marathons and am a regular runner.i eaten healthy and practiced running and I always throw up at the end and I do hydrate.i dint understand what I'm doin wrong ! 4w
  •   garminofficial Awesome!! 4w
  •   albertex_ Great Work @nycrunningmama ! 4w
  •   911runderwoman Hey I just got a Garmin and could use some positive friends! Please add me: 911RunderWoman 1w

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nycrunningmama And our family grows! Meet Atalanta (Attie for short). She's a Yorkie/terrier mix and is only 8 wks old! We adopted her from @socialteesnyc after her mom was abandoned while pregnant with her and her sister.
We chose the name Atalanta because she is the goddess of running and speed (and this little one has some serious spunk!). And it sounds like Atlanta which holds special meaning for my husband and I. #adoption #familygrowing #attie
4w

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