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irongirlnadia CONFESSION:

Things in life sometimes just don't always go as planned. We each come to points in our lives where we face personal setbacks that leave us saying "why me?" I've faced in my life some very extreme highs, extreme sacrifices, and with all of that comes the extreme lows. Before I turned 30, my world turned upside. I felt alone, scared, and dead inside. I aimed to keep myself preoccupied by working more & training more. To do whatever I could to bring physical pain to mask the emotional pain. People continued to tell me time will heal all wounds. When you experience extreme loss of something so special to you that part of you dies. I cried myself to sleep for months and hid the tears from family & friends as much as I could. The only thing I could do was just take each day by day. I still am. .
In January, my workload lifted substantially so I broke the cardinal rule: I "did too much, too soon, too fast." I ignored the signs because I was trying to mask emotional pain. After a race in February, my body had enough. I've stopped run training completely since then. I ran LAM (3:37) & Boston (3:25) injured. I am NOT lucky to be fast. Instead that meant I have been working extra hard in the pool, bike, & gym to maintain fitness and stay positive because not only was my heart trying to heal but now my body was. Essentially, I've only been running 1-2x/mo and that's during my races. I've been doing LOTS of hiking & walking reflecting. I had plans to run JMT, Transrockies & my dream race TransAlpine across the Swiss alps but I've officially had to withdraw. Am I fully healed? In both regards, the answer is no. But I know I'm getting there. The one thing my parents have taught me through example is to be a fighter & keep on going. .
The beautiful thing is there are people out there who are willing to help you. Help you heal. So with tears of joy, I am so honored to be invited to participate in the Mt. Mayon Triathlon on 8/9!!!! Mamita y Papito, this is my way of not giving up. To keep my head up. I'm leaving to the PHILIPPINES for 11 days next week!!!!!!! .
If you're in pain, keep your chin up because there is light at the end of the tunnel for all of us.
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  •   fiegellan Thanks for those words. I am so hoping there is light at the end always! My thoughts and prayers go out to you. When I was injured I turned to swimming too... Good luck with your races and recovering!! 2h
  •   cbrock66 You are an inspiration to me. Stay strong and keep moving forward. 2h
  •   krissstoffersonn @kuyakim_atienza you doin mt mayon too? 2h
  •   johnnex_397 Go nadia ...Philippines is a nice place 2h
  •   donnymarchuk Thx for the 'confession'. I'm sure a lot of people can relate, even just a little, and by you sharing it allows us all to heal! Thank you 1h
  •   saltstanes You are amazing! 59min
  •   jessdoingit_ So encouraged by your words. I pray you continue to heal, mentally, emotionally, and physically. What was your physical injury, if you don't mind me asking? 22min
  •   gooose7 Stay strong !! You've got this 11min

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verrrnav that moment when you're so close you can taste it! Ugh. Failed 2 more times after this. Hit 215# right before and felt solid. 100kg/220# you will be mine next time! #roadto100 #510crossfit #clean @510crossfit 3h

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X-Pro II ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀Rhys Muddle
rhysos.mudos 😈Happy hump day😈 Morning chest pumpI look cranky but it's just my resting bitch face I'm actually in a top mood haha
Today was light weight high rep to take the weight of my bad shoulder but still smashed it and got a decent pump. Time for work now and to smash food down like a sumo wrestler to make them triple digits
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edgemavrick Uploaded a new video yesterday!! Please check it out and maybe subscribe??! :D thank you to my friend @vici0usgaming for do this video with me! #roadto100 #YouTube #youtubecollab #youtubecommunity #subscribe #share #imweird #iloveyou 7h

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rhon1029 Being overweight for a long time I'd rarely if ever wore shorts. I'm still not 100 % comfortable in them however liking that my quads are coming out to play. My legs may never be perfect but they will always be my strongest asset!! 🚵#quads #girlsthatlift #growbabygrow #lovingit #goodlife #strongwomen #fitisthenewsexy #squats #roadto100 #legs #ohmyquad #girlswithmuscle #shorts 8h

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Normal ️hunt Thee Sparklez
shiny_freak_jay 9 FREAKING SR'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10h

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omega_breeder Im gonna start Road To
100 so far 4 down only 96 more to go XD #shinypokemon #masudamethod #roadto100
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hotcoffeepodcast Episode #94 is here and it's a big one. Thanks for all of the amazing feedback this week. Please remember to confirm you are coming to our 100th episode party on our Facebook page. We want a packed house. We can't wait to celebrate with all of you. :-)} #RoadTo100 #HCP #podcasts #radio 15h

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Hefe Micka
therealmicka The camera loves me! And if we can hit 100 followers in August I'll do something special #roadto100 18h

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Normal ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀Rhys Muddle
rhysos.mudos Weight on the rise again almost sitting on 95kg... 100kgclub is getting closer and closer can't wait to see then triple digits 😈 trying to grow the face fro hahaha it's still so patchy but I'll get there onday 20h

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shiny.hunter.oras FIRST MM SHINY!!! SO EXCITED! Don't know if I want to keep doing masuda method but after one egg 7th shiny to road to 100 :) Time to shine: 1 egg
Nature: Quiet
Ability: Speed Boost
Moves: Scratch, Growl
Ball: Poke Ball
IVs: Speed
Method: Masuda Method
#shinycharm #theshinyisreal #theroadto100 #theroadto100shinies #roadto100shinies #roadto100 #shinypokemon #shinytorchic #shinystarter #masudamethod
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shiny.hunter.oras Meet my 6th shiny for my road to 100! Meet Flower Petal! :) Time to shine: 255 encounters
Ball: Heal Ball
IVs: Speed
Method: Dexnav
Nature: Sassy
Ability: Normalize
Moves: Simple Beam, Copycat, Feint Attack, Charm
#shinycharm #shinypokemon #roadto100 #roadto100shinies #theroadto100shinies #theroadto100 #theshinyisreal #shinyskitty
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irongirlnadia It begins with a dream, a goal. As a little girl, I said one day I would do an Ironman. After discovering how much the endeavor would cost, I committed & signed up for my first marathon at age 14 to begin my journey. I shared it, declared it to my family and have encouraged them to continue to share it with me. No task worth chasing will be easy, that includes keeping a family together…. my family is not perfect. We have to continue to work to keep going, to stay together, to continue to keep the bond close as we all grow older. Fast forward to age 25 and 45 marathons later in 2010, I completed my first 140.6 in 14:05. No garmin, no fancy training, no fancy bike. But a full heart with a little girl's dream to inspire that anything is possible. I cried with my then cancer-fighting father after crossing the finish line and knew then we could overcome anything. Sometimes when we feel the most broken with what life throws at us, we can find our greatest strengths to just keep going…...
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I am HONORED to announce I have been selected as one of the 100 semifinalists for the #RWCoversearch out of over 1600 great entries. All are amazing stories and I am touched by everyone's support. So I ask for one last push together to continue to cast your vote daily for me until 8/16 to aim for the final 10. Thank you so much! Together we are stronger. (link in bio)

2010 Vineman 140.6 Finish Line
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sydnchar Hi Thingamiggles! Ok we have some amazing news! WE ARE 4 AWAY FROM 100! We need YOUR help now! It would be amazing if you guys could spread the word with the hashtag #roadto100 and tag SydnChar + Jules! We are gonna start fan shoutouts and little things like this ESPECIALLY edits you will get a shoutout and to (possibly) pick a theme for the week! So yeah! Thanks for the support ️ you all ️ SydnChar +Jules 1d

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shinyhunter211 Road to 100! Shiny # 7 Shiny Hype!!
Shiny Meowth.
This was a shiny race between @saphaireyena and I. So just waiting for her to finish and get her cutie pie. . Still got 50 more eggs to hatch. I guess I'm the victor xD
Method: Masuda
Egg Count: 387
Ability: Pick Up
Egg move: 1
HA: N/A XD
Nicknamed: Anubis
Date/Time: July 27, 2015 6:07pm

Finally now I can resume to Regigigas ;) #theshinyisreal #masuda #methodmethod #eggs #shiny #shinyhunt #shinymeowth #387eggs #generation1 #oras #omegaruby #alphasapphire #sapphire #omega #ruby #alpha #sapphire #normaltype #normal #eggmove#Roadto100
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