Training for a race is hard, but when you see other fierce women just like you crushing it, it makes those long runs and hill drills just a little bit easier to tackle.
Christal Lauren Ryles lives in Los Angeles, which means her feed is full of enviable beach runs and some quality #motivationmonday mantras. She’s been running for a decade, and up next is the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon on October 9. Ryles also writes a health and wellness blog and says she loves running especially for the feeling of accomplishment that comes after a good, hard workout. Amen, girl. (Balance the grind with the with the calm and Follow These Meditation-Savvy Instagrammers for Insta-Zen.)