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5 treadmill miles with a 1 mile warm up and cool down. I can’t wait for the 40 degree temps were looking at this weekend 🙌🏼 If it weren’t for a the West Wing, the treadmill would be unbearable. I’m almost done though so I’m gonna need some new shows to get through this winter 😳Suggestions are always welcome! #run #runner #running #runnersofinstagram #instarun #instarunners #runnerscommunity #womenrunners #marathoner #treadmill #dreadmill #garmin #runchi #training #gymlife #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #tvshow #westwing #politicsjunkie #nerd

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Another day in Chicagoland, another snowy day ❄️ Got in a 30 minute recovery run and 30 minutes of legs and core 💪🏼 Marathon #2 training has officially commenced! My biggest goal this training cycle is to focus more on strength - I already have been, but I need to make sure to continue even through high mileage weeks. Chicagoland Spring Marathon, I’m coming for ya! #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #lovetorun #runchi #marathontraining #marathon #marathoner #treadmill #core #legday #strengthtraining #strongnotskinny #ihavearunnersbody #wintertraining #winter #snow #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #garmin #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #instarun #mondaymotivation
It’s kind of a #medalmonday... is plaque Monday a thing? 😂 I was awarded this over the weekend at my running group’s holiday party! The @alpinerunners are an incredible group of people who helped me get through training for the Chicago Marathon last year and this year we’re working on two! #plaque #awards #award #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runnerscommunity #runnersofinsta #instarunners #instarun #marathontraining #marathon #marathon #chicagomarathon #runchi #fitness #fitspo #fitfam
So today was...quite a day. I got up to run a few miles in SHORTS and while they weren’t my best miles, it was a nice start to the day. On my way to work, I was run off the road by another driver coming off a side road onto the road I was driving on. She tried to blame me 🙄 long story short, my car is getting fixed, my parents took me out to an amazing lunch, and I got a pretty sweet rental - oh, and I am completely fine (aside from being shaken up). I was initially going to go to the gym after work for some strength but obviously that didn’t happen so I’m cuddled up on the couch relaxing and tomorrow will be a better day 😊 #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runnersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #instarunners #instarun #instarepost #runchi #marathoner #marathon #training #shortsweather #morningrun #latergram #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #garmin #ihavearunnersbody #strongnotskinny
After my migraine, it felt so good to get out for a killer run 💪🏼 I tried to dodge the bigger puddles because ice is inevitable but I still ended up with soaking feet and some mud slinging 🤷🏼‍♀️ oh well, it’s all part of the sport. PS, Swipe for a blooper courtesy of Loki who wanted to play 😂 #run #runner #running #runchi #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #instarun #instarunners #chicago #training #optoutside #lovetorun #ihavearunnersbody #strongnotskinny #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #marathoner #marathon #garmin #pitbullmom #pitbull #dog #dogmom #furbaby #loki
Today was supposed to be an easy few miles and strength, but I woke up with a headache that, even after trying to sleep it off, progressed to a pretty bad migraine. I stayed home from work and I skipped my workout. I actually spent the day lounging around with my sister who spent the night because of the icy roads, but I was feeling guilt most of the morning. I felt like I was going to lose some of the fitness I have been gaining if I skipped my workout, and I felt pressured by all of the amazing workouts I see on IG to get through one. But you know what? There’s no reason to feel guilt. It’s absurd to think I’d lose fitness from sitting today out. Was it a debilitating migraine? No. But it’s been pretty bad most of the day and medication isn’t doing much. And as far as feeling pressure from this square little world - why? I have to do me, and today that meant laying around, relaxing. I generally don’t compare myself to other people but sometimes on IG it’s hard not to - lots of people still workout even when they’re sick. But today, I can’t. And it’s just ONE DAY (I hope) so there’s so reason why I should feel anything but pride in all of the work that I do put in and to let myself scratch today’s workout from my planner. Migraines happen, but life continues when they’re gone. #keepingitreal ❤️ #runnergirl
When the blooper picture wins 😂 Everyone, the real feel was above 0 degrees today! So I HAD to jump on that opportunity! So I definitely overdressed my top half and underdressed my bottom half - Outdoor winter running is really just a guess and check learning experience 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m finishing this week with 30.5 miles which is crazy for me, especially considering marathon training doesn’t start until the 15th 💪🏼 I just wanted to have a solid base and work on speed and here we are! I hope everyone has a great Sunday and the Blackhawks win 😉 #Run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #inspiringwomenrunners #womenrunning #instarun #instarunners #optoutside #winterrunning #offseason #marathoner #ihavearunnersbody #strongnotskinny #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #garmin #blooper #sundayrunday
💜PURPLE💜 but like no real reason why I’m in so much purple. It’s what happens when you pack your gym back half asleep 🤷🏼‍♀️ I got in 3 recovery miles and actually did upper body! Who am I?! 😂 I’m wearing my least favorite color (#sorrynotsorry) and did upper body - it’s all backwards 😝 oh well, it’s Friday! #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runnersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #instarun #instarunners #purple #recoveryrun #marathoner #ihavearunnersbody #strongnotskinny #strengthtraining #upperbodyworkout #arms #treadmill #dreadmill #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #friyay #flexfriday
I was just going to run 5 but I decided to get an hour in. It was just one of those days where I needed to keep going 🙌🏼 Also, I have been partaking in a plank challenge with my running group, @alpinerunners, and have been adding the planks to my routine. The planks and the core work I have been consistently putting in lately are definitely making a difference! So if you’re not already, I recommend getting into a planking habit ✌🏼#run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runnersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #womenrunners #instarunners #instarun #therapy #plankscore #treadmill #dreadmill #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #garmin #ihavearunnersbody #strongnotskinny #inspiringwomenrunners #marathoner #training #gymlife
Track Tuesday...on a treadmill 🤦🏼‍♀️ I did 2 easy, then 6 x .25 (8:28,8:21, 8:30, 8:31, 8:22, 8:24) with 1 minute active recovery, finishing with .5 cool down. I am enjoying incorporating speed work into my routine, but i feel like I’m slower on the treadmill...like quite a bit. But hey, that just means I’ll be even stronger and faster on the road, right? 😅 #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runnerscommunity #runnersworld #runnersofinstagram #instarun #instarunners #marathoner #speedworkout #tracktuesday #treadmill #dreadmill #winterrunning #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #garmin #ihavearunnersbody #strongnotskinny #gymlife
With 3 treadmill miles and about 1.3 outside miles in 10 degrees, that’s a wrap on 2017! 🎉 I cannot believe how much I ran this year, and especially how much I accomplished! I ran my first marathon, 6 half marathons (one out of state!), a 10 miler, 10K, 5 miler, 8K, and numerous 5Ks. I PRd in every distance, and even received my first placement in a 5K. I can look back at 2017 and even with the bad races and the tears and absolute frustrations that I encountered along the way, I can be proud and elated over my immense and plentiful achievements ❤️ I already laid out my 2018 goals so I won’t do that again, but with how amazing 2017 was, I can’t wait to tackle 2018! Have a safe and happy New Year celebration everyone ✌🏼 2017 Amanda out #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runnerscommunity #runnersofinstagram #instarun #instarunners #marathon #chicago #chicagomarathon #halfmarathon #5k #10k #runchi #medal #racebling #motivation #2017 #2018 #newyearseve #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #garmin #pr #yearlymiles #marathoner
I was just going to put up my second picture with a sob story of how terrible my run attempt went because I very clearly did not eat enough today but no. My run may have sucked but I ate what would have been my post run snack and pumped out a good leg and core day instead. And then I met my sister for a Barnes and Noble date and now I have new books to enjoy. Was it the workout I wanted? No. Did I still workout? Yes, and that’s better than nothing. Keepin it real everyone. And now I get to hang with some of my heroes - Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward ❤️ #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runnersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #instarun #instarunner #strengthtraining #strength #strongnotskinny #legday #core #treadmill #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #marathoner #books #bookstagram #reader #reading #cozy #read #allthepresidentsmen #politics #journalism #nerd
3 recovery miles this snowy evening ❄️ I signed up for a spring marathon last night (in bio) and I spent most of my day at work (shhh 😉) planning out the training plan and my overall 2018 race schedule! I am a huge planner and not having nailed in a spring marathon was driving me nuts - I feel better with a plan 😊 Now it’s just a few more weeks of this off season before marathon number ✌🏼 training starts! Eeek I’m so excited! And in honor of my plan, I rocked my marathoner sports bra and 26.2 headband pretty hard tonight #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runhappy #runchi #runnerscommunity #instarun #instarunner #runnersofinstagram #inspiringwomenrunners #marathoner #marathon #training #offseason #treadmill #dreadmill #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #sportsbrasquad #ihavearunnersbody #strongnotskinny #garmin #nuunlife
Between hosting Christmas Day, my bestie being in town and wanting to soak up all of the time I could get with her, and going back to work, I haven’t run since Christmas Eve! I needed this so much - it felt great to move, even if it was just on the treadmill ❤️ it’s funny how much more exhilarated you feel after a run, even if your day beforehand was exhausting 🏃🏼‍♀️ #run #runner #running #runnergirl #runlikeagirl #runnersofinstagram #runhappy #runnerscommunity #igrunners #igrun #treadmill #dreadmill #therapy #nuunlife #ambassador #runchi #strongnotskinny #ihavearunnersbody #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #garmin #gymlife
I just thought I would use the last #throwbackthursday of the year to reminisce on my biggest running accomplishment of 2017 - finishing the Chicago Marathon ❤️💙 It was by far one of the hardest things I’ve done so far, and the most rewarding. There was so much blood, sweat, and tears poured into those training miles, and at times I wasn’t sure I could do it. But I always pulled myself back up (sometimes with the help and support of my family and friends) and I pushed through to get myself to the finish line. It was an incredible experience. So much so, that I can’t wait to do it again! Here’s to 2018 and new challenges to truly test myself and my strength 🍻 #tbt #chicagomarathon #marathon #firstmarathon #marathoner #runnergirl #inspiringwomenrunners #throwback