I’m always saying one of the reasons I love RunToTheFinish is the community it creates across social platforms. I do have a special love in my heart for those of you who show up and leave great comments though!
In my 2015 round up of top posts, I loved this comment from Wendy
My favorite, believe it or not, was your post on Instagram photos. It was an eye opener for me and inspired me to change my IG game. As you may have noticed, I took a lot of your advice to heart!
And she’s right!!
I noticed a change in her feed almost right away, here are a few that I love (follow Wendy!).Ready to take the challenge yourself? Break out of the selfie rut and up your Instgram game!!
– Instgram tips to create a feed people want to follow
– Top Hashtags
– 12 Ways to Spot a Runner on Social Media
Due to our ever improving phone cameras, many of us have taken more photos in the last month than we normally would in a whole year.
It seems like a shame not to see some of them – so I invite you to try the tips and then share your very best below.
Once you’ve taken your photos – choose your best ones and share a link from Twitter or Instagram below!
Best – doesn’t have to mean the happy smile at the end of a race, it could be an any day run. It’s just a moment that really capture the place, the feeling, the emotion of your run.Have an awesome #fitness Instagram feed? Here's your chance to share! Click To Tweet
One of the things that I love the most about our photos though is hearing more about the story behind them! Sometimes we share a run, but without all the info…so let’s see it and hear it! You never know when I’ll be pulling out your awesomeness to feature you next!
I was raised an athlete. After a car accident in high school that messed my hips up, I thought I’d never run again. Many years and many pounds up, I discovered my hips liked barefooting and started running again. Still, it was a casual relationship. Then I found the trails and shoes that worked for me and fell in LOVE. Trail running became a lifestyle for our family. Last summer I shattered my ankle while rock climbing. 7 screws and a plate later, doc said I’d never run again. 4 months and massive therapy after that, I ran a 5k. 3 months after that, a 25k. A week later it was discovered I had kidney stones, liver masses, and an IUD out of place, threatening my life.
After many procedures, including life-saving open abdominal surgery, I’m grateful to be alive. But to be able to run, practice yoga, play…. Is magical. It’s decadent. I’m working to gain my base back. I’m running and hiking up mountains. It’s not easy. But I’m grateful. I am determined to earn my ultra title someday.
Oh this is so fun to read everyone’s different stories! I will be crossing the finish line of my third Wasatch 100-mile endurance run one month from today ? I hardly consider myself an ultra runner and have so much to learn. Two years ago, the wasatch100 was my first trail race after losing a bet and having my name tossed in the lottery. I might be doing it backwards, but I just love to be in the mountains ? and the people in this sport inspire me daily.
Fact- I hated running! In high school I would DREAD our mile run (once a week). Tbh I don’t remember ever running a mile non-stop in High School. Fast forward to 3 years ago. I decided it was time for me to get up and get moving. My first run I will never forget. It had been 5 years since I had my last P.E class. Ugh Here I was and I couldn’t even finish a lap… I was dying halfway!
Yep.. I got discouraged. But I went on the next day and said, “I can’t run. Well let me walk” so I walked, eventually began throwing small jogs in between my walk.
Next thing I knew… I was running through and one mile became two, and then 3, and 4 and so on. I got up to 8 miles on my own. I then joined Team in Training and I fundraised and trained for my first half marathon (Disney Half). Which led me to my first marathon (LA marathon). I’ve met some of the most wonderful people in this world, through this sport. Sometimes I do wish I would have started earlier.
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