Jillian Heller 🔥🏃🏻‍♀️ ( @jillheller ) Instagram Profile

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Jillian Heller 🔥🏃🏻‍♀️ ⇒ Trails & Mountains ↟ ⇒ Obstacle Course Racer ⇒ Lupus Fighter #spartanarmy2019 📍Pennsylvania 📖 Blog ↴

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  • Had some fun this weekend in Killington! Saturday’s Beast was the hardest race I’ve done in a while due to the weather conditions. It was in the 40s and raining. When you got to the top of the peak it was so windy that you literally couldn’t breathe and felt like you were in a cloud or on another planet. That sure was fun! It ended up being 15 miles and almost 8k of gain. Walked away with 22nd place in elite and although I was hoping for a top 20, I’ll take it. Even though my legs were trashed, I still showed up on Sunday for the sprint. I was in registration for too long and missed the elite start so registered for AG. The plan was for a recovery run but when a spectator told me I was in 4th I decided to empty the tank. Managed to go from 5th to 2nd in the final 1/2  mile on tired legs. With that being said, I’m happy with the way this weekend went. Tahoe, you’re next! ⛰👊
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#spartankillington #spartanmountainseries #spartanrace
  • Had some fun this weekend in Killington! Saturday’s Beast was the hardest race I’ve done in a while due to the weather conditions. It was in the 40s and raining. When you got to the top of the peak it was so windy that you literally couldn’t breathe and felt like you were in a cloud or on another planet. That sure was fun! It ended up being 15 miles and almost 8k of gain. Walked away with 22nd place in elite and although I was hoping for a top 20, I’ll take it. Even though my legs were trashed, I still showed up on Sunday for the sprint. I was in registration for too long and missed the elite start so registered for AG. The plan was for a recovery run but when a spectator told me I was in 4th I decided to empty the tank. Managed to go from 5th to 2nd in the final 1/2 mile on tired legs. With that being said, I’m happy with the way this weekend went. Tahoe, you’re next! ⛰👊
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    #spartankillington #spartanmountainseries #spartanrace
  • 103 0 16 hours ago
  • Everyone always struggles with preventing cramps during races and I think I found the answer! Last year I dealt with cramping in WV even though I had my hydration in check and was trained for the distance. Typically it only happens to me during beasts but not this weekend thanks to @krampkrushers What’s great about the product is it’s an all in one fuel source and uses dextrose,  calcium lactate, and mineral sea salt. It also tastes great and goes down easy. Give it a try for your next long distance race! -
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#krampkrusher #spartanrace #spartan #ocr
  • Everyone always struggles with preventing cramps during races and I think I found the answer! Last year I dealt with cramping in WV even though I had my hydration in check and was trained for the distance. Typically it only happens to me during beasts but not this weekend thanks to @krampkrushers What’s great about the product is it’s an all in one fuel source and uses dextrose, calcium lactate, and mineral sea salt. It also tastes great and goes down easy. Give it a try for your next long distance race! -
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    #krampkrusher #spartanrace #spartan #ocr
  • 74 0 28 August, 2019
  • What a weekend! Two back to back races one being the @spartanrace North American Championship Beast Saturday and the 21K @spartantrail race today. 26 miles total in 2 days! Saturday’s race was not the best obstacle day for me but I qualified for World Championships in the Elite heat which was the goal. As for today, I managed to get my first elite podium on very tired legs in the 21K coming in at 2:25. The course was amazing and I’m glad I decided to do the longer distance last minute instead of the 10K. Go big or go home! I’ve been racing since 2014 and this was always a goal of mine that seemed impossible at one point, so I’m pretty excited to check this one off! -
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#spartanrace #spartannac2019 #spartantrail
  • What a weekend! Two back to back races one being the @spartanrace North American Championship Beast Saturday and the 21K @spartantrail race today. 26 miles total in 2 days! Saturday’s race was not the best obstacle day for me but I qualified for World Championships in the Elite heat which was the goal. As for today, I managed to get my first elite podium on very tired legs in the 21K coming in at 2:25. The course was amazing and I’m glad I decided to do the longer distance last minute instead of the 10K. Go big or go home! I’ve been racing since 2014 and this was always a goal of mine that seemed impossible at one point, so I’m pretty excited to check this one off! -
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    #spartanrace #spartannac2019 #spartantrail
  • 129 0 25 August, 2019
  • Thanks to @livonlabs for helping me get a little extra shot of Vitamin C into my diet. Did you know that Vitamin C is required to produce collagen which means healthy skin, joints, gut lining and of course muscles 💪 -
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Additionally it’s an antioxidant protecting muscle cells from free radical damage enhancing recovery and growth. The more muscular you become, the more vitamin c disperses and lowers the concentration in tissues which is why it’s important to get a little extra supplementation! 🍊 -
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#vitaminc #livonlabs #collagen #supplements #fit #fitness
  • Thanks to @livonlabs for helping me get a little extra shot of Vitamin C into my diet. Did you know that Vitamin C is required to produce collagen which means healthy skin, joints, gut lining and of course muscles 💪 -
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    Additionally it’s an antioxidant protecting muscle cells from free radical damage enhancing recovery and growth. The more muscular you become, the more vitamin c disperses and lowers the concentration in tissues which is why it’s important to get a little extra supplementation! 🍊 -
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    #vitaminc #livonlabs #collagen #supplements #fit #fitness
  • 63 0 21 August, 2019
  • When everyone was racing this weekend and I wasn’t 😒 Missed Boston for the first time in a while but decided to sit this one out to get ready for WV. Only 2 more weeks!!! #spartan #spartanrace
  • When everyone was racing this weekend and I wasn’t 😒 Missed Boston for the first time in a while but decided to sit this one out to get ready for WV. Only 2 more weeks!!! #spartan #spartanrace
  • 69 0 12 August, 2019
  • The face you make when you think about Palmerton 😆 Bring on the steep climbs, descents, and heavy caries! Can’t wait to be on my favorite mountain of the year tomorrow ⛰ 
#spartanrace
  • The face you make when you think about Palmerton 😆 Bring on the steep climbs, descents, and heavy caries! Can’t wait to be on my favorite mountain of the year tomorrow ⛰
    #spartanrace
  • 81 0 12 July, 2019
  • Competed at something every single weekend in June so far so it’s probably a good idea to rest this next one. From mountain racing to Spartan racing to CrossFit this month has been been wild but I loved every minute of it. This past weekend was the CrossFit comp Clash for Cash. Always happy to support a great cause for @alliedservicesihs Thanks @shoshanamahoney for being my partner! I had a blast. -
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#clashforcash #flakyfitters
  • Competed at something every single weekend in June so far so it’s probably a good idea to rest this next one. From mountain racing to Spartan racing to CrossFit this month has been been wild but I loved every minute of it. This past weekend was the CrossFit comp Clash for Cash. Always happy to support a great cause for @alliedservicesihs Thanks @shoshanamahoney for being my partner! I had a blast. -
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    #clashforcash #flakyfitters
  • 69 0 26 June, 2019
  • This was by far my favorite half marathon I’ve ever done! It was an amazing course all through the woods and ski slopes with lots of steep climbs and descents. Ran down the black diamond slopes right into a massive climb at mile 9 which was my favorite part. I never knew some of the trails around Montage existed but boy are they nice. Wasn’t sure what to expect and was estimating a 3 hour finish considering the gain and surprised myself coming in at 2:37. Next up, Spartan Race Tuxedo! -
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#montagemountain #usatf #trailhalfmarathon
  • This was by far my favorite half marathon I’ve ever done! It was an amazing course all through the woods and ski slopes with lots of steep climbs and descents. Ran down the black diamond slopes right into a massive climb at mile 9 which was my favorite part. I never knew some of the trails around Montage existed but boy are they nice. Wasn’t sure what to expect and was estimating a 3 hour finish considering the gain and surprised myself coming in at 2:37. Next up, Spartan Race Tuxedo! -
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    #montagemountain #usatf #trailhalfmarathon
  • 79 0 9 June, 2019
  • Can’t wait to see what’s in store for tomorrow’s @usatf half marathon at Montage Mountain. I have a feeling I’m going to be doing a lot of climbing! 3,500 feet of gain awaits. 🤗 Bring on the mountains and hopefully lots of mud! -
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#montagemountain #usatf #trailhalfmarathon
  • Can’t wait to see what’s in store for tomorrow’s @usatf half marathon at Montage Mountain. I have a feeling I’m going to be doing a lot of climbing! 3,500 feet of gain awaits. 🤗 Bring on the mountains and hopefully lots of mud! -
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    #montagemountain #usatf #trailhalfmarathon
  • 73 0 9 June, 2019
  • Did the @montagemtnpa Black Diamond 5K and took third today. I even won a new recovery tool to add to the collection! The plan was to go out and have a fun training run, and I had no idea I even placed when I finished. I’m pretty happy with the result after a hard week of training. Absolutely loved the climbs and mud which made me feel in my element! -
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#blackdiamondseries #montagemountain
  • Did the @montagemtnpa Black Diamond 5K and took third today. I even won a new recovery tool to add to the collection! The plan was to go out and have a fun training run, and I had no idea I even placed when I finished. I’m pretty happy with the result after a hard week of training. Absolutely loved the climbs and mud which made me feel in my element! -
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    #blackdiamondseries #montagemountain
  • 89 0 3 June, 2019
  • 3rd year doing Murph yesterday, first time completing it with a weight vest. I most likely won’t be able to walk right for about a week or lift my arms up over my head but it was worth it 🇺🇸😆 #memorialday
  • 3rd year doing Murph yesterday, first time completing it with a weight vest. I most likely won’t be able to walk right for about a week or lift my arms up over my head but it was worth it 🇺🇸😆 #memorialday
  • 98 0 29 May, 2019
  • Had a clean race at Nationals Park this past weekend in D.C and took 3rd in AG. While I should be happy about it, it’s hard to be content because I’m always striving to be the best. Back to training this next month and hungry for that top spot! -
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#spartanrace #spartanarmy2019 #spartanstadion
  • Had a clean race at Nationals Park this past weekend in D.C and took 3rd in AG. While I should be happy about it, it’s hard to be content because I’m always striving to be the best. Back to training this next month and hungry for that top spot! -
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    #spartanrace #spartanarmy2019 #spartanstadion
  • 158 0 16 May, 2019
  • This week has been crazy, stressful and exhausting. I almost didn’t race but somehow still managed to land second place ag yesterday at the @spartanrace Greek Peak winter Sprint. This was a good indication that offseason training is going well. -
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@wanderer_woman_ocr great job! it was awesome seeing you again and  congrats @christyerin415 great being on the podium with you ladies! 
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#spartanracegreekpeak #spartanrace #ocr
  • This week has been crazy, stressful and exhausting. I almost didn’t race but somehow still managed to land second place ag yesterday at the @spartanrace Greek Peak winter Sprint. This was a good indication that offseason training is going well. -
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    @wanderer_woman_ocr great job! it was awesome seeing you again and congrats @christyerin415 great being on the podium with you ladies!
    @ocryoda thank you for always getting the pics and videos! #vikingstrong -
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    #spartanracegreekpeak #spartanrace #ocr
  • 130 0 10 March, 2019
  • I was able to compete for the first time in 2 months, this time at Crossfit. Definitely missed that feeling so much and it felt great to be back in that element! I said I was going to do this for fun but once you get into that zone we all know how that turns out 😂 We ended up in 5th just missing finals by a hair but I’m happy with how I felt overall. Hit 125 on the complex and now I know I can do 40 front squats in a row. Thanks for competing with me @ellie.jo had a blast with you!
  • I was able to compete for the first time in 2 months, this time at Crossfit. Definitely missed that feeling so much and it felt great to be back in that element! I said I was going to do this for fun but once you get into that zone we all know how that turns out 😂 We ended up in 5th just missing finals by a hair but I’m happy with how I felt overall. Hit 125 on the complex and now I know I can do 40 front squats in a row. Thanks for competing with me @ellie.jo had a blast with you!
  • 123 0 10 February, 2019