My actual Running Essentials 2019

Hi!

In this post, I will write about my running essentials. The items I used every time I go for a run. Also, I will mention what I bring when I run with the stroller and the best company ever, and some details about the post-run. These items, I use them and want to share it because is very important to me.

I hope this post is helpful to the readers.


Running Essentials 2019

1- Hat

I used NikeCourt AeroBill Featherlight in color black. Easy to use, easy to set, lightweight, easy to clean, and perfect for airflow.

2- Sunglasses

I use the brand Goodr model NESSY’S MIDNIGHT ORGY is like aqua color. They are lightweight, don’t bounce, don’t slide, they protect your eye, something that is very important for me.

3-Headphones

I use AfterShokz Air I start using them in June 2019. Since then I never left the house without them. This headphone had a technology that sounds travel via bone conduction. I love them and when I run I can hear everything around me and still listen to music is amazing. Don’t bounce and Don’t slide. Easy to set up and charge.

4-Watch

I use Forerunner® 630 but is discontinued but I still recommend the brand so this model is very similar to Forerunner® 235.

This watch for me is key and very important it let me know the time, pace, distance. I can answer or ignore calls, I can put music and manage the volume, the days I don’t run I used it like my step counter, etc… And all the data goes to the app on my cellphone.

5-Bag

I used The Original SPIbelt is where I put my cellphone when I go in a solo run. Very comfortable, easy to adjust and use.

6-Compression Socks

I used the brand Zensah model mini crew. They give me arch support, no sweaty feet, no blisters, help with blood circulation. Also, they have a wide seamless toe box. They are very comfortable. I wash them in the washing machine on delicate and dry it on a drying rack. (Do not use the dryer, it would shrink the sock making them useless.)

 

Post-Run What I use:

-Water

– –Nuun electrolytes tablets  Tropical Flavor

-Foam Rolling – Gaiam Restore Muscle Therapy 18″ Foam Roller This is amazing for a stretch before and after a run. This item has helped me with the sore muscles

-GoFit Massage Polar Roller – Cold Rolling Ball

 

What I bring when I run with the Stroller:

-Extra water

-Snacks for my mini partner

-Toys / Leap pad

– If the weather is cold outside a blanket

 


Note: This post is not sponsored, any of the brands mention above are not paying me to make this post. This is not an AD. I do not receive any commission for the links provided in the post.

 


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July 2019 performance recap

Hi!

My July goals more than accomplished were conquer with sucess. I propose to myself to run all month with the stroller and the company of the best partner ever and I did it!

I also want to run the July 50k challenge from the nike running app. I achieved more miles than that, for me is more than I expected but I’m really happy with my mileage. I  finished with 38.02mi.

This month is the most sucessful runs I had in long time. I had improve my time, pace and distance and running with the stroller. I can’t imagine without the stroller for my August challenge/goals.

July 2019 50k challenge with #nikerunningapp ✔DONE!

I finished this stroller miles July with 38.02mi ✔DONE!

38.02mi/ 15 runs/ avg. pace 12’38”

 

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What are your August goals?

 


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MY first 5k with the stroller!

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Today I wake up early with an goal in mind.

I went for a run, this time with my daughter on the stroller. Went for 2.00 miles but in the process I changed my mind and push a little bit. I ended up running my first 5k with her on the stroller; hills, the weight, the wind, etc… wasn’t a obstruction to keep me going.  I’m so happy and feel accomplish.

Other fact was that my time and pace was stupendous.

I did 3.11mi run on  [time: 39:16-pace 12:37]

 

Set your goal and GO FOR IT!

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Running with a stroller

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Running with a stroller:

I started running again with my 4yrs old on the stroller.  Let me tell you the struggle is real, but not impossible. I also decided to run at least 1.50mi but I have been running 2.00mi. The first mile is getting easier but the second mile I feel that the combination of the wind,  the weight of the stroller plus her weight and adding that I’m pushing up and down hill sometimes is challenging but I have been having fun. Something different to do and having company is a plus.

 

Question: Do you run with a stroller? What brand is your favorite?

 


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July 2019 Running Goals

Hi!

I have been back at running again since March 2019.  I feel great!!!

This month of July I have running goals.

  • I want to run at least 1.50mi every other day.

I also will be running with the stroller all month. #runningmom

  • Drink at least 48oz of water
  • Keep going with my keto diet (btw is working, 6 months done, going strong) adapting my diet with my running journey have been working superb.

Let’s do this!!

 

Do you have goals for this months?


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First 10k event recap

HI!!!

Today I did my first 10k event.

It was an amazing experience running with 4,200 women. I was so nervous and excited to achieve this goal that I couldn’t sleep well but when I woke up my energy was 100%.  I’m so glad that with a short time to train I put myself the goal of doing it and I accomplished it with a best personal record [PR =personal record of -5min and 9 seconds].

 


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3 changes in 3 months

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This year I changed a lot of things in my life. But there are three main changes that are the reason I feel I’m working on becoming the better version of myself. I change my diet, yes only have been three months and almost a week working on my new lifestyle (keto diet) but so far is working wonderful. I have lost weight, I feel that my health have been improved since I decided to take more care of myself. The second change is that I stop drinking any type of alcohol drink. Not that I was drinking a lot but here and there like 2 or 3 times at month a beer or a cocktail. So for me wasn’t that complicated and I feel I don’t need it anymore to live a better life. That wasn’t a goal like quitting all but as part of the new diet it is a plus so “two birds kill in one shot”. The third change that I made was to let my real and natural hair breath without any heating tools like (flat-iron, hair dryer and curling iron). I also tried the Curly girl method to improve the quality of my hair curls. It was an amazing experience. Made me my love more my hair, and take a better care of it. I hope to continue with this amazing change because my hair is like part of my roots and a good reminder of it.

In general this 3 things have been the most amazing experience in a long time. I’m going to continue this journey of my new lifestyle that I have been loving.

I’m very proud of myself for taking the first step to make changes into my life.

My goal is to keep going!

Ps: I started to run again!!!!!! &  I added the foam roller into my life!!!

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Catherine