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running, biking & even swimming

sprinkles make everything better

by @according2kelly on March 1, 2015


i was “supposed” to run 15 miles – at least that’s what my training schedule said. but my legs, my body & especially my head just couldn’t go that far. two weeks until the ASICS LA Marathon & the 10 miles i completed felt long & hard.

despite running 25 miles two weeks ago, i’m really starting to doubt myself.

i know i’m supposed to “relish” the bad runs, but it is so much harder than it sounds. however i do realize that without the bad runs, it’s difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones.

really looking forward to being able cancel out all these bad runs. & yes, #SprinklesMakeEverythingBetter.

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running for those who can’t

by @according2kelly on February 15, 2015

asics-la-marathon-trainingnearly 39,000 steps, 25 miles & way too many hours on the treadmill… today’s ASICA LA Marathon training run was literally long & extremely hard.

i spent most of the run thinking about all the girls with retts syndrome – it’s amazing how much #runningforthosewhocan’t really puts everything in perspective.

on the bright side, i’ve fallen in love “at first run” with my new ASICS 33-MM’s – i’m practically running on clouds with these on my feet.


sparkle & shine

by @according2kelly on February 14, 2015

training-for-asics-la-marathoneven though i’m not racing, that doesn’t mean i can’t sparkle. tomorrow’s ASICS LA Marathon training run will require that i dig deep, & i can’t think of a better to reason to sparkle & shine.

when my legs get tired (& i know they will), i will run with my heart – thinking of all the girls with rett syndrome.

tomorrow i’m #runningforthosewhocan’t.

#BeAwesome #ChooseJoy #BeBrave


running is my happy hour

by @according2kelly on February 6, 2015

running-asics-la-marathon-is-my-happy-houronly 5 weeks left until ASICS LA Marathon… yikes! tomorrow’s long run (or rather ANY run) is the perfect excuse to channel my inner sparkle. as the saying goes… leave a little sparkle where ever you go (or in my case run).

& just in case you were wondering – it’s true, running IS my happy hour.

#BeAwesome #ChooseJoy #BeBrave



by @according2kelly on August 7, 2014

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have to admit i was jealous of my baby girl when she laced up her runDisney new balance kicks this morning… i’m definitely having running withdrawals.

please excuse me if i sound cranky – because i am.



by @according2kelly on August 1, 2014

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i’m not racing or even training, but that doesn’t mean #FlatKelly can’t sparkle. i’m still a #SuperFastKickAssPrincess even while laying in bed & adhering to doctor-ordered-post-surgery-rest, right?! #superfastisjustamatterofperception


running costumes

by @according2kelly on July 14, 2014

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there have been many, fabulous costumes along the way. & i’m sure there will be many, many more… but my favorite will always be the costume that started it all for me – tinker bell. after all, why run when you can fly? all it takes is a little faith, trust & pixie dust.

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by @according2kelly on July 12, 2014

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rode longer & further than i had anticipated. i guess i had a lot of frustrations to work out… thank heavens i had chocolate milk waiting for me at home.


ready to ride

by @according2kelly on July 12, 2014


#FlatKelly is ready to ride: team chocolate milk kit, sparkle athletic skirt, kt tape, specialized shoes, & bell bike helmet.


explore orange county

by @according2kelly on July 9, 2014

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most days i find myself running on the treadmill while my little ones are fast asleep in their beds. but anytime i get the chance, i love to get outside & explore orange county on foot.