just did it ✅
What’s it like to run a marathon? Really f%#*ing hard BUT really really satisfying. I am so full of every single emotion right now! I am so proud of the entire team #nwmp. I love you all so so much!!! We did this together. We all did this together! I can’t stop happy crying. I’m going to do another one, and another one, and another one after that because I know I can. Because life- like a marathon isn’t easy- it’s hard- and you just have to handle your pain and keep going. Our coaches @becwilcock and @blue_benadum told us before we left to “smile every mile.” You can’t spell SMILE without MILE. So, I smiled at my girls, I smiled at the people who stood along the side of the course and cheered us on, I smiled at the pain I was feeling because even though it hurt like hell I knew it would be over soon (it still hurts but I still can’t stop smiling). You just get through it. You have good days and bad days. Good miles and bad miles- but every single one is worth it when you cross that finish line. I didn’t get the time I wanted today- BUT I ran 26.2 miles today. Longer than I’ve ever run. EVER. And now- I get to rest up and get better so I can do it again! The finish line was the goal- but honestly the adventure I took through the city of Chicago #chicagomarathon was THE MOST AMAZING BEAUTIFUL AND FUN EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. Yesterday my mom asked me what memories in my life have stood out to me- and this one just shot to number one on the list. Thank you @nikelosangeles for bringing us all together to make our crazy dreams come true. To @erinmdesimone for getting me involved and taking such good care of me! To @mpaterno @jarick__ @sup_melly_mel for making this entire experience otherworldly and supporting the hell out of us! (MEL CONGRATULATIONS- she ran this too!) I am so incredibly grateful and humbled by this experience. Congratulations to all the finishers!!! First marathon in the books. This is just the beginning. And to everyone else out there who has thought about running a marathon- honestly... #justdoit
Tomorrow, I am going to believe in myself. I’m going to trust my training. I’m going to trust the hard work I put into making it here. I’m going to be inspired and pushed by the women alongside me. The women that trained with me, cried with me, lifted me and supported me. My new sisters. I’m going to remind myself of all the people who believed that I could do this even before I realized I could. I’m going to tell myself that the person I think I am- is so much stronger. I’m going to take every moment as it comes. I’m going to take it all in. I’m not going to go easy on myself. I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. I’m going to smile when it hurts and remind myself that I asked myself once if I could accomplish this, and answered no- but that was then- and now- I KNOW I can accomplish this. I WILL do this because I CAN. The women I’ve trained with, my new family- YOU GOT THIS. We start together and we finish together! Women once weren’t allowed to run the marathon. Did you know that? Male scientists thought our uteruses would fall out - HAHAHAHA. Today I met @joanbenoitsamuelson the first woman to win the 1984 Olympic marathon. I will run this marathon because women can. WE CAN DO ANYTHING. Also- let’s have some fun tomorrow #chicagomarathon I’m ready to play! #justdoit
I see you Chicago. Tomorrow, you’re my playground and I’m going to have a great time. #nwmp #chicagomarathon
Feet pounding pavement Feeling like you’ve “made it” Measuring a season in miles Building friendships with smiles Laughing so hard it hurts Soreness, eyes wide, alert A summer so special, beautiful September All I can say is - this is a life to remember ❤️
It’s only crazy until you do it 💪🏻
What a ride! And a swim! And a run! Wow! My first full triathlon and my only goals were to 1) finish 2) not go easy on myself. I decided that if I felt like I could push myself and go harder I would! And guess what!? I ended up winning 1st place in my division! I can’t believe it at all! (The last sports award I won was most inspirational player- so I’m shocked) Thank you @nauticamalibutri for letting me be a part of this incredible event! 1.4 million dollars raised for @childrensla today! I even got to hang with my #hungergames district partner @alexanderludwig! So grateful for my body, so grateful for my mind and beyond grateful to the amazing people in my life like my momma @elinakfuhrman and sister @madelinefuhrman who have done so much for me these past few months training for this and for #chicagomarathon! (20 days to #chicagomarathon2018 ). My mom is a breast cancer survivor and I’m honored to have done this race for her! ALSO- special thanks to @becwilcock for all the Tri tips! Everyone give Bec some congratulations she just did the most badass race ever. #whoruntheworldgirls
Getaway car 🚗
Self Tape Diaries Part 2
Laughing is the best ab workout. #bts of my shoot for @darling #nikewomensmarathonproject
Sometimes, you have to push yourself. Sometimes, you have to push yourself so hard you have to smile through the pain just to get through it. Sometimes, instead of going easy yourself, you have to go hard on yourself. It’s the only way to get stronger. Last week I found out I have so much more I can give! It’s exciting! Now, a new marathon goal, a new onesie, and a new state of mind. Go out and find something you can do for yourself that makes you feel unstoppable! Then keep doing it.
For the past 25 years, @madelinefuhrman has been kicking ass on this planet. She has been a tennis player, a swimmer, an ice skater, a singer, a writer, a comedian and (my personal favorite) my sister. Madeline, you are a power house! You live your life so fully! You take risks, you push boundaries and you never take no for an answer. You taught me how to be strong and stand up for myself, you taught me that I don’t need anyone’s approval and you even taught me how to avoid being kissed on a date if I didn’t want to be! I love you so much Madeline! A quarter of a century and you’ve made the world better by being in it! Thank you for being my partner in crime, my fetch and my first director. I love you to the moon and back! Happy Birthday!
First they’re sour...then they’re sweet. #twochains
Who wouldn’t want to go to school with us? @downadarkhall comes out AUGUST 17th! Who’s ready?
If I die young, bury me in pasta 🍝
I’m going to stare off into the distance...NOW
Take on the challenges of each day as they come and push through them! Learn from everything so you can start tomorrow stronger than you started today.
Like riding a bicycle... 🏍