My first Long and Farthest run ever

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On Sunday I decided to run go for more distance than usually for me. So, I had been running 1.50mi or around 3.50mi. My goal for this Sunday run was going for 4.00miles but when I started, I realize that day wasRead More »

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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

You lose and you win

I have lost myself and I have a pep talk with my soul. I have been letting my younger years wasting my time and letting myself go, so far that my health has been an issue. I need to do something this time just for me.  So I’m in the process right now but I put in the work goals that I want to achieve. Losing myself to find my real self was a challenge but I did so I win.

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C.P.

 

Planning my next training

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I still running not the distance I want but at least is something. Right!

I want to start planning my next training schedule to achieve the distance I want to before my new goal distance event. Which is a 10k. Yes I’m so excited to this new chapter in my running journey, is something I have been think about, since my health is good and the doctor gave me the green light. This is what I’m looking forward to accomplish.

My longest run was 5.00mi years ago. It was on November 2013. I remember it was the running/walking type of run. I also remember it wasn’t plan at all. It was fantastic.

So this week my training start. I have 17 weeks to training. So I have a chart with the distance/workout I want to complete each day per week. I add some workout at home and the rest days. Everything can be modified and the chart is good to be accountable and obtain motivation.

Let’s see how it goes…!!

How I obtain my motivation: My motivation Strategy (Click Here to see the post)

Another post I like: When no body understand why you run! (Click Here to see the post)

 


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C.P.

Keep Running C.P.

Hi!

Today is one of those days that anxiety give me a hard time in so many levels. So I decided to go for a run. It was a struggle getting ready. It was should I go or not. I finally got ready and when for the run with my baby and the stroller. I ran in a slow pace than normal but I ran almost non stopping wish is my goal. I stop two-time in 1.66mi. In the middle on the run I check my progress on the app I use and it was pause. I was like damn I’m in 1.05mi already what the heck. The app stop in 0.51mi. What I did… I just keep running. My mind was set and nothing can stop me. Todays goal was a recovery run 1.25mi. Which I did and a little more. The mind is powerful. Never let anything or anybody stop you for what you want. Today was a hard day but I started it with the run. Some rocks during the day but It not gonna end bad. because the mind is powerful. I just want to attract positive vibes. Remove all the bad and turn the page. What is in the past, stay in the past. Live the present and enjoy it.

Today I also decided to watch a running documentary on netflix: From fat to the finish line. It was so inspiring I was almost ready to go for a run. I didn’t so tomorrow that’s the plan. I 100% Recommend it. If you are struggling with loosing weight like I am. Watch it. It feel like impossible is possible. Like a light in the end of the tunnel. It make me think if they can, I CAN. JUST KEEP RUNNING C.P.  

NOTE:

I also want to take advantage of this post and write THANKS for all the new followers. I never thought in a million year I would reach 200 and counting. Is amazing THANKS again!

 


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C.P.

My motivation strategy

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I wanted to write about this theme for so long. Because finding motivation to run or just to be active is hard for me. I have been working hard. I wanted to find a reason to do what I want to do. I wanted to find the stimulation and inspiration to move. I wanted to do it myself. And that’s what I did.

My motivation strategy

Starting with:

Setting a Goal:

This is the vision that I have in life. I need to compromise to what I set and make it happen.

Photos:

Those throwback photos when you look your best and your worst. This one hit me hard sometimes. Is hard for me to see those photos and realize that I have been there before, so that is the inspiration to step out of your comfort zone and change what it need to be change.

Videos:

This one I experience it recently. Yesterday for my run I was trying to look for excuses to not run. So I stopped myself and search a video in youtube. To find something inspiring. There was not one, not two ; there was more than I can imagine to see. Just for that reason I went for a run.

 

Quotes:

This one is the most I use. I can say that I’m a collector of motivational running quotes.  Those sentences and phrases give me the push that I need in the moment I search for it. Try it!!

 

Reading: 

In all my life I haven’t read like I’m reading these days. I read more about romance, but recently someone gave me the idea to read about running. So that is what I’m doing. Reading blogs, magazines and books.

 

Follow the inspiration:

There is a lot of platforms to follow other people. Follow that runner, that sport, that team. etc… They help you, believe me. When I saw those photos for example in instagram about the pace, the distance and the time. Is a good boost of passion that blow into my veins. I don’t know how to explain it. Hope you understand me.

 

Write down a log: 

Sometimes I use this platform to keep those memories about the journey I’m having. I also found an other good way to stay motivate and is via calendar. Yep a calendar. I write down the miles, when I run, when I rest or do any cardio..etc

 

Music:

Just listening the rhythm then feel it in your soul. And GO!

 


Question: What is your motivation stragety?


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C.P.

Global Running Day 2017

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Today is/was Global Running day!

Happy Running everybody!

Today I ran to be a better version of myself.

Today I ran a distance that I haven’t run in almost 3 years.

Today’s run was a good proof of what I’m capable to do.

Today June 7, 2017. I ran 1.30mi

It felt so good.

I just want to dedicated this post to the person who encouraged me to run.

That person is Jessica a friend that motivated me in 2013 to start this journey when I was in my worst moment.

Thanks Jess!!

Thanks to her I discover this passion in me.

Here I am in 2017 when I decided to start running again; trying my best to keep up with that passion. Giving all of me to achieve this goal. RUN

QUESTION:

Do you run today? What motivated you to start running?


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C.P.