nycrunningmama #latergram 9 early morning miles with lots of color!! my @saucony jacket and @sparklysoulinc chevron headband! #sparklysoul #findyourstrong #26strong #run #instarunners #womensrunning 16h

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X-Pro II Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama 9 treadmill miles. Lots of treadmill use lately b/c of work travel for my husband. But really glad we have a treadmill in house and that my little guys play so well together
Living sand is a lifesaver!
#motherrunner #run #instarunners #findyourstrong
2d
  •   milesandblessings Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do but it is nice to have a treadmill at home and great that they play well together!!!!! 2d
  •   runnerlyns My kids played with living sand as I ran my tempo on the TM. They are pretty messy, but the fun and the run make the clean up worthwhile. 2d
  •   stuftmama Tell me more about living sand. 1d
  •   nycrunningmama Oh it's amazing. It molds like sand but not as grainy and messy...will stick together like play doh. The boys love it. It kept them occupied for 45 minutes straight this morning. 1d
  •   nycrunningmama @stuftmama whoops. See above =) 1d
  •   stuftmama Do you make it? 1d
  •   nycrunningmama @stuftmama oh no! My sis got it for boys for Christmas. But I felt that Ryan was a bit young for it. So we just opened it up. It's called "living sand". It should come up if you google it! 1d
  •   nycrunningmama And it comes with the box and all the little toys to okay with! 1d

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nycrunningmama Stuck on treadmill b/c of lightening, thunder and flooding.
Loved everything about this workout especially how much it hurt
12 total miles with 12x400m hill repeats
#run #sparklysoul #findyourstrong #marathontraining #nyc
3d
  •   nycrunningmama @dznuni It's such a FUN but tough workout! 3d
  •   nycrunningmama @milesandblessings I KNOW! I have one last tough long run/tempo this weekend...then NYC Marathon! LOL. What about you? 3d
  •   nycrunningmama @nicoledeboom I like this idea!!! I might have to! =) 3d
  •   milesandblessings @nycrunningmama :). I have one last long run with some tempo miles in it on sat! :). Hoping to get 22 which is the longest training run I have done in a cycle....I usually stop at 20 but I am going to go for 22 this time. We are in vacation and my husband has a long run to do too :). We are planning to do it while the kids play on the beach with their grandparents :). 3d
  •   nycrunningmama @milesandblessings do you do a 3 wks taper? 3d
  •   milesandblessings Yes...kinda. I am starting the cutback at 3 weeks. Next week I am planning possibly 1 day where I add in a little speed but that depends on how I feel. I want to do less miles next week but do a good amount at MP. I want my body to get really used to that pace :). I am thinking 20% less miles the first week then 30-35% then 50%...then race day :) 3d
  •   lirunner9 Awesome! You rocked it! 2d
  •   momentumjewelry Love all the inspiration behind you! 2d

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nycrunningmama 9 birthday miles (8:32 pace) with my two favorite people - perfect way to start my next year! #marathontraining #womensrunning #instarunners #run #findyourstrong 4d

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nycrunningmama We adopted her only 7 months ago and already can't imagine our lives without her. One of best decisions we have made was bringing Willow into our homes, our lives and our hearts. #adoption #yorkie #dogsofinstagram 4d
  •   angelal86 She's beautiful! 4d
  •   nycrunningmama @sarawinsor Oh YAY! Not a yorkie - just a smaller/smallish doggie - I'd love to get a larger one but we are going to wait until the boys are little older to introduce one into the family! Willow is about 14 lbs - so a bit bigger than some of the yorkies we've seen! We've been to a bunch of places on SI and a ton of websites but always seem to be late to the game when we find one we think would fit in our home! So thank you! =) 4d
  •   nycrunningmama @sarawinsor We would love another yorkie though (just reread when I wrote...not a yorkie specifically!) =) 4d
  •   aka801 I have a bigger yorkie as well...10lbs. I also have a 90lb. black lab and they are the best of friends! 4d
  •   des828 @nycrunningmama We adopted our Westie pup just 9 short months ago. I completely agree our family is totally blessed with him in it. Couldn't imagine life without him. 4d
  •   shussey13 Awe!! Super cute! 4d
  •   ackerallyson So cute!! We have a Yorkie & a Yorkiepoo. They bring so much joy to out lives. 4d

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Normal Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama Love all of my new @sparklysoulinc headbands especially the pink camo, breast cancer awareness and the NYC Marathon colors! Which are your favorites?? #sparklysoul #run #womensrunning #instarunners 5d
  •   turtlegirl00 Pink camo!!! So cute! 5d
  •   live.laugh.love.run Ooooh that fuchsia sparkle! <3 5d
  •   mlrumley Sporty my new zebra one today! 5d
  •   cathay07 Love the breast cancer one for obvious reasons! When my hair comes back I'm totally getting one. 5d
  •   gracetorun Silver!! 4d
  •   redheadontherun_1 Lime green!! Even though I'm a red head and that color looks HORRIBLE on me 4d
  •   cglivergood I have the blue and orange one for my beloved alma mater the University of Illinois! 4d
  •   runfargirl I'm not really a sparkly girl but I just got one this week to wear with my costume for the race on Sunday and I might be hooked! Totally stays in place! 10h

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nycrunningmama 10 miles (7:25 pace) with last 2 fast finish. Chilly but beautiful morning for a run! Splits: 8:04, 7:45, 7:35, 7:25, 7:21, 7:21, 7:22, 7:25, 7:07, 6:51. Start easy, finish strong and fast #marathontraining #run #findyourstrong #26strong #womensrunning 5d
  •   joedom Very impressive 5d
  •   run_far Speedy 5d
  •   doncon1266 Such a beast!! 5d
  •   shannie813 Which Garmin do you use @nycrunningmama? 5d
  •   nycrunningmama @shannie813 this is the Forerunner 920xt! It's great for triathlons or multi-sport training!!! =). I also use the forerunner 15 a lot - mostly for my easy/recovery days! 5d
  •   jaykayohhh Have you ever had any Achilles' tendon issues during training? I just did my first 18 miler in training for the Philly marathon on 11/23 and I'm nervous I'm going to have to quit because of an injury. Thoughts? 4d
  •   runningveteran2006 Your amazing 4d
  •   johnjmc got in 13 this evening, no where near as fast as you :) 4d

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nycrunningmama 5.5 recovery miles with John - my good friend I am guiding in 2 weeks for the @nycmarathon!! Today was a practice run so John could teach me what I need to tell him while we run...So pumped to run 26.2 with him! #fl5bc #nycmarathon #nycm #run #instarunners #findyourstrong 6d

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nycrunningmama 9 glorious sunny, warm miles. Thankful for my dad who watched my little guys so I could enjoy an afternoon run! #sparklysoul #marathontraining #run #instarunners 1w

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Normal Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama I run alone but I'm never actually alone. The moon, sun and stars are always waiting for me.
Another recovery day. 8 miles. Perfect progression. Perfect start to the day.
#findyourstrong #instarunners #run #marathontraining #fitnessmagbrave #fitnessmaghappy
1w

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Hudson Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama 4 double stroller recovery miles. Slow and easy. Followed by playtime at the park (bribery to sit in stroller!) #run #marathontraining #doublestroller #motherrunner #womensrunning 2w
  •   stuftmama My boys are a little more high maintenance with their bribery. 2w
  •   megyn24 Running with the double has made me much stronger and faster! My girls love riding in it bc it's the only thing they have ever known! 2w

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Hudson Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama Celebrating tonight before training resumes tomorrow. LOVE the tech shirt and medal! Thanks @newyorkroadrunners for a great race!! #wineme #marathontraining #run #instarunners #sihalf 2w

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nycrunningmama Ran back onto course and got to run the final 2 miles with my sister @nicolek815. She's a half marathoner!!! #sisters #sihalf #nyrr #instarunners #run #womensrunning #26strong #findyourstrong 2w

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nycrunningmama Not the PR I was hoping for, but a solid training effort given the wind and hills. 3rd fastest half marathon ever for me. 1:33:5x (7:09 pace) - unofficial. 5 weeks til the big one! #findyourstrong #nyrr #sihalf #run #instarunners 2w

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X-Pro II Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama Pumpkin, apple, raspberry and corn picking today! My most favorite time of the year! #pumpkin #fall 2w
  •   milesandblessings Such a sweet picture!!!! 2w
  •   laurel_h Beautiful family! 2w
  •   lccotter So fun!! 2w
  •   milesandblessings @nycrunningmama I had 2 questions I wanted to ask you....did you use 2 cups of the epsom salt? And how many miles do you get out of your Guides usually ? 2w
  •   nycrunningmama @milesandblessings yes! About 2! I eyeballed it though!! I usually wear the guides about 2-3 months! =) not mileage just kind of based on feel! 2w
  •   milesandblessings @nycrunningmama Thanks! When I measured 2 cups it seemed like a lot so I wanted to check :). I was also feeling like I needed to change my shoes but I thought it was too soon till I realized it was the beginning of May when I got the 2 pairs I am rotating and I have been doing 200ish maybe a little more miles a month...time to replace :) 2w
  •   cyu888 Love this picture! 2w

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nycrunningmama Best part of my day, every day. An endless list of things to get done but I know these quiet, snuggly moments won't last forever. #mom #naps #recovery #run 2w

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nycrunningmama 8 single stroller recovery miles with my littlest. Nothing but easy runs until Staten Island Half Marathon on Sunday! #run #findyourstrong #strollerrunning #womensrunning #marathontraining #sihalf #nycm #nycmarathon #nyc #fitness 2w

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X-Pro II Michele Gonzalez
nycrunningmama Glad this one is over =) My husband is away all week for work so had to do this one on treadmill.
6 mile repeats is a LONG workout. Set incline to 1.0. Recovery time =)
#findyourstrong #9milesyesterday #sihalf #potomacriverrun #marathontraining
3w

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nycrunningmama More clothes than usual for 58 degrees but I still have a chill from yesterday's run.
6 recovery miles (7:53 pace). 71 strong, purposeful miles this week. 6 weeks to go! #potomacriverrun #run #findyourstrong #womensrunning #26strong
3w
  •   nycrunningmama @milesandblessings some days the same pace feels easier. I took an epsom salt bath Saturday night for first time and woke up barely feeling sore. So that added to the faster pace I think. 3w
  •   stuftmama You are incredible. Remind me what marathon you're running again. 3w
  •   milesandblessings @nycrunningmama AH! I have just read several people talking about Epsom salt baths and was wanting to get some!!!!! I looked at the store but only saw lavender Epsom salts...is that the same? I was going to check another store later today and see what they had :). So funny how some days a pace seems easy and another day it seems impossible :) 3w
  •   nycrunningmama @milesandblessings I got it from amazon. It's the chamomile one which says it's for sore muscles and aches!! Try it!! =) 3w
  •   nycrunningmama @stuftmama Potomac River Run marathon - nov 16! Super small in DC! 3w
  •   milesandblessings @nycrunningmama Thanks!!!!! Totally going to order it now! I love amazon and I am a prime member :) 3w
  •   stuftmama @nycrunningmama awesome!!!! You are going to freaking win!!!! I texted you the other day BTW. See you soon! 3w

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nycrunningmama Cousins and lifelong friends. @lkg1004 @lindak307 #family #cousins 3w

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