Pittsburgh Marathon [Relay] 2015 Recap & #BODYpeace Pizza Moment!

May 5, 2015 -
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Hey all & happy Tuesday!

I can’t believe a year has past since I first ran a half in the Pittsburgh Marathon. I honestly don’t consider myself a “runner” very often because I wouldn’t say that mileage is part of my weekly routine but I do consider myself an athlete so my training is always changing.

I was just talking with a client yesterday about this in our consult that I like to be able to train in a way that I can be ready for any challenge.

I incorporate all types of fitness into my weekly strength & conditioning program. I personally one day may do more weights with all body weight “cardio” at the end of the workout, or the next day want to run 4 by 800 meters with 20 renegade rows in between each 800m.

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Insert sweaty picture post 4 by 800m + 20 Renegade Row training.

Definitely taxes the whole body as you’re utilizing it while running and full body with renegade rows. With the rows you’re In a full plank with hands on Dumbbells. Row one dumbbell at a time as you stay in the plank keeping tight position & trying not to sway side to side – really using that CORE to stabilize definitely a challenging sweat sesh.

For me, it keeps training fun, always changing, & my body responds well to it!

As far as the PGH Marathon goes, I do want to start off by saying that it has now been 2 years since we lost my childhood friend, Kyle, to an unknown heart condition during the 2013 Marathon.

Since then, there has been a huge group of supporters who run in Kyle’s name.

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My thoughts & prayers are always with Kyle’s family & friends, especially around this time.

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This past weekend I hit up the expo with my girl Jackie. It’s always fun to head downtown and check out the booths!

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Seeing all of the hype gets you super pumped as well as running into some friends!

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The brothers from Fittsburgh had some awesome product and it’s always good to see them!

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And it’s ALWAYS good to see my buddy Trenton from Organically Social! If you’re going to be social, be organically social! ;] Check out Organically Social for a health and wellness deal card in PGH and get a discount for signing up for a year! My good friend Trenton started the company & has worked his butt off to make it what it is. Love it!

This year I decided to run on a relay team, which is always something I wanted to do!

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My friends Jackie & John both joined me with 2 others to make a 5 person team.

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My leg was the 5.5 mile run to start the race off! I honestly felt really good throughout the whole run & was definitely sweaty afterwards.

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I started off wearing long sleeves because at 6am it was about 50 degrees. Once I hit mile 4, I was warmmmmmm BUT thought I was close enough just to wait until I made the exchange with my girl Jackie.

Once I was done, so was my long sleeve.

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After my leg, I stuck around to watch some of the runners and then headed to my car. Being that I finished early on – it would’ve taken me a super long time to get to my friends who were watching at mile 16 so we all decided to meet after for breakfast!

I took a pit stop home to crush some delicious raspberries and foam roll my calves….oh my calves. They. Were. Sore.

But nothing that some pancakes can’t help, right?

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Because running a race & pancakes always go hand in hand. Eat n’ Park FOR THE WIN! Whole grain cakes, turkey sausage, dippy eggs, coff with stevia & half n half.

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Our team ended up with a 4:05:08 time which I was pumped about! I also was pretty pumped with my 9:20 mile pace….not going to lie. Woo!

Later on, my stomach was still saying FEED ME & my parents were ordering pizza.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this post but I think it’s worth me repeating.

Here’s the thing … years ago eating anything quote “unhealthy” would send me into a restrictive downfall. Too long I spent worrying about eating perfectly when in reality, it had nothing to do with food.

I was holding expectations & fear of losing control in other situations in my life & sometimes we reach to things, like food or restricting food, to temporally fill the void.

The day I was determined to get to the root of my disordered thinking was the day that I challenged myself to also find a balance with all foods that work for me not everyone can eat like the next person can (maybe it’s allergies or what not) BUT I sure am a lot happier with more balance in my life.

I love “healthy” food and I also enjoy other types of food as well. Like that night, enjoying pizza with my family was so easy to do. When years ago – I would’ve passed – even though I really wanted a piece. ‪#‎bodypeace‬ for me is balance with all foods that work for me anddddd some killcliff because it’s awesome.

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All in all – the day was great and I’m happy that I was a part of it again this year! I’m also happy with where I’m at as far as mentally. If you ever struggle with food restrictions, I highly recommend our book as I am sure it can help guide you to finding YOUR own bodypeace.

Have a great rest of your day!

Be true to you,

xo Kasey

 

 

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