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].

 


Thanks for visiting

Catherine

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April Schedule Fail/ May Goals 2018

Hi!

In this post I was expecting to write how wonderful my schedule for this month of April 2018 works. But this is not the case.

I’m not going to make excuses this just simple was a little bit hard to follow.

Having an intensive 3 hour of volleyball game every Monday it can be very exhausting. But I love IT!!

During this month I plan to Run 2 time per week yep that didn’t happen I ran like 2 times during all month and the longest distance was 0.65mi.

Tennis Friday I just went 2 Friday of the month.

The at home workout didn’t happen it was like another rest day.

 

Why the schedule was a fail, or wasn’t what I expected.

I tought that with running I was in good shape to play volleyball. Not…! So I have been searching practicing a lot at home. Is good, but I’m not that 21-year-old back in 2008. That means that I’m focusing more in volleyball than other thing. But I still working out, is not the same but still a work out. If you now much or a little about volleyball, you need to do a lot in the court, bumping, setting, serve, dig, spike etc… plus the people who I’m playing are Intermediate to Advance. So the rally on court can be sometimes very fast. Another thing and is very rare for me… I didn’t know the words in english to refer to any of the movement or steps to play. If you don’t know english is not my first language, is spanish. So at first it was weird to interact to people when in my mind everything was like, (“mia”  mine, “yo” me, “saca” service, “dentro” in, “fuera” out, “acomoda”  set/setting…etc..) I was like for real very confuse and not familiar for the type of game that you play on court when not spanish speaking person play. So Can you imagine! But It was easy for me to adjust that, just researching and been more familiar to that kind of word, dialect.

So my focus have been Volleyball for now. But I still want to RUN… My Goal is to mix this two and be comfortable doing so. I just need to organize everything better because on Fridays I’m playing tennis just 1hour. But still not Running related.

Tennis is for fun! Volleyball too but I’m taking more serious because it always been my passion since I was in elementary school. Running still important to me. Just need to see how I can combine everything and work.

For me It wasn’t a fail…It was a learning lesson. Is hard to compromise time when sometimes 24hrs are not even enough.

 

May 2018 Goal: 

  • Drink more water
  • Run more days during the month
  • Volleyball Monday
  • Tennis Friday
  • Be more patient

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

 

A month without running (life update/ race recap)

Hi!

Around here it may be more than a month without posting.

There’s a reason… (read down below)

3rd 5k of the year RECAP:

My third 5k running event was this past month. November 4.

I was very relax the night before, I usually have anxiety or couldn’t sleep. For this event I wasn’t nervous at all which is amazing. I was so confident and happy and looking forward to participate. I arrange everything at night so in the morning I can get ready fast and everything is on hand. I wakeup early took my time… relax. Since I start driving there I notice that start raining I was like this is going to be a rainy run which is not bad but it was a little cold so it will be interesting. I get there and the rain doesn’t stop so this is it. The welcoming to the runner was very different during this run and very particular.

This event was a run to Honor the Veterans. They talk about different topics, they pray, and they also mention everyone serving and currently deploy. It was a little to emotional for that early but I felt grateful that they do that, that they take time and honor those that risk they life for our freedom. It was amazing. I went with amore (husband) and my baby. My husband ran faster than me so he took the baby on the stroller. Let me tell you the baby had a blast during the run. I was nice having my family there waiting on the finish line.

But before getting there let’s talk about DURING the run. I was so positive and smily all the time. (this was a goal of mine. Be more cheerful and It went well and it felt amazing.) This run was very different from the other two 5k this year. Rain and HILLS yep you read that right. Hills which I haven’t run in one since I move here a year ago. At first I was like very worried about the hills but in the process I felt like “I can do this” and I did it. i finish the 5k non-stopping again YESSS!!! I did a good time also perhaps th rain and the hills. Is not a pr or pb but it was AMAZING and I enjoy it. That the key, enjoy what you do, and do it with your heart.

 

Life Update:

Two days after the 5k event I was at home. It was early when I start feeling a sharp and intense pain in the flank side on the right. It felt awful and it didn’t go away. So I call to make a appoitment with my primary doctor. It didn’t work he was busy so they recommend the urgent care. So I went there and they sent my to the hospital because it maybe something more serious and it was. I went to the the hospital, they took differents test, also a ct scan to know what the hell I have. They came with the results long hours later telling me that I have a kidney infection and a kidney stone. (Nothing new for me, but the pain is very serious.) They send me home… few days later I visit them again because the pain medication wasn’t helping at all. It was horrible and felt very misarable. They gave me something stronger that work but this took two weeks to me start recovering from the infection and the stone that was on the way. ( Thanks God this kidney stone wasn’t stuck , which I had in the past  and is not fun. I wrote about it in the past.)

To many doctor appointments later.

Feeling grateful I finally feel better and myself again.

The doctor gave me green light to start running so  I start December with a run 1.00mi.

It felt nice not running for a while but I miss it. Now I’m not training for any event in the near future. I will run just for fun.

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

Looking forward to post more… >>>>

 

My October Miles 2017

Hi!

October was a slow training month. After been active 5 months training for the 5k event I did. I have a post with the recap if you want to know a little bit more about my second 5k this year (Click Here). I lower the miles and days to run during this month, but in general was a good month in the training area.

I ran a total of 12.14 miles in 9 runs.

I was supposed to train more for a 5k I want to participate during the month of November but I change my mind and I take it easy. My goal for October 5k was running without stopping thing that I achieve but It wasn’t the same goal for the November event so I just want to enjoy it and maybe accomplish a better time. Let’s see what happen!

 

About my October Goals: (Click Here to see the goals post of October 2017)

I kept training and I going to keep running. It doesn’t matter if I had an event or not. I had drunk more water but I can’t avoid those coca cola days.  I try to workout my core more but it was a little bit during this month. Yes I stretch more during this month It help me a lot with my lower back pain and in general with the runs. The part of stress less and incorporate meditation it work but I may need to improve it.

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

 

P.S. Thanks to all the new followers…and In general all the people that took the time to read, comment, and like. I really appreciate it.

 

 

Second 5k of this year 2017 (recap)

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I finally decided took time and write a recap from my second 5k this year after starting running again. I was so ready for the race. I was so excited and my mind was focus in the race but my heart was and still is with my family and all the people in Puerto Rico 🇵🇷. The adrenaline I had been on high and I couldn’t sleep well the night before. I wakeup early to have plenty time to eat breakfast, and dress up and be ready on time to drive to the area and find parking something that was so fast and easy. I got there thinking that I was going to have anxiety to see to many people but that wasn’t the case Thanks God! I was so prepare and determinate to give the best of me in this event.

This race was a mission accomplished with a -4 minute difference from my previous 5k. It was not a personal record but for me it’s a personal best because I ran it without stopping. Oh yeah that was the goal running non-stopping. I had trained for endurance and it was definitely worth it. I was very focused on my goal the entire time. I enjoyed it from start to finish…

5k Results:

Overall: 680th of 1116

Female: 438th of 795

F 30-34:  59th of 91

Finished time: 46:11 on my nike app

Finished time: 46:40 chip time

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(Photos: **This are my own photo from my instagram.)

Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

August Running Recap

Hi!

This month was amazing I conquer a personal best not PR but PB. This month I achieve my farthest run since I started running again this year 2017 and also the longest distance non-stopping. The baby steps, consistency and training are giving me results. I’m so happy and proud of my accomplishment.

*Post about my longest run (Click Here)

**Post about my non-stopping distance (Click Here)

 

RECAP:

I ran in total: 22.27 miles

13/31 Running Days

15/31  Active Days

1 day of cardio kickboxing

1 day of just walk 0.75mi

I had lost 3 pounds since I started follow instructions of a trainer. ( I will be giving more details in other exclusive post.) Going for more!!!

I’m so excited my next 5k event is next month!!!

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.