More 2021 Good News

Good News!
The year got better with the amazing opportunity of being part of my favorite brand of compression socks!
 Team @zensah Ambassador 2021.

I’m so excited for this new chapter in my running journey and to be part of the brand as ambassador.

In 2017 I discovered the brand via Instagram since then I felt in love with them. Until this day I keep prefering this compression socks.

So Happy Happy Happy!

Thanks ZENSAH!

I’m still very active on Instagram @catherine_run1

Thanks for visiting!

Catherine

I ran and walked 5 days in a row

HI!!

I finished a personal challenge I put myself into. I decided to ran and walk for a week. It’s my first time doing that. I felt very energized during the process in the week.

Recap

February 1, 2021

Run

Distance: 2.01mi Time: 23min 24secs Pace: 11’39”

Walk

Distance: 1.70mi

February 2, 2021

Run

Distance: 1.26mi Time: 15min 55secs Pace: 12’38”

Walk

Distance: 1.26mi Time: 23min

February 3, 2021

Run

Distance: 1.01mi Time: 13min 39secs Pace: 13’31”

Walk

Distance: 1.01mi Time:

February 4, 2021

Run

Distance: 2.02mi Time: 25min 59secs Pace: 12’52”

Walk

Distance: 2.01mi Time:

February 5, 2021

Run

Distance: 2.02mi Time: 25minutes 16secs Pace: 12’30”

Walk

Distance: 2.01mi Time: 37min 26secs

I thought I was going to be exhausted when I finished the challenge but no that wasn’t the case. Right now I feel very motivate to keep going, I will be doing this during the rest of the month of February. I’m trying to work my endurance and I see the difference. I tolerate more. I’m not tired mid run or mid walk.


I forgot to post about my January Miles but I will take advantage of this post to let you know!

I ran 36.99mi

I walked 6.96mi


Thanks

Catherine

7 Miles

I recently went on an adventure to add more miles in to the month of January. I had run/walk 7.06 miles. This is my longest and farthest so far this year 2021.

Distance: 7.06mi

Duration: 1:56:47

Pace: 16’32”

This time and pace is not what I want it. Is not what I used to do before. I need to stop being hard on myself for not running as fast or in the pace I was. This is a new year, a new me. Taking every step to run more miles not matter if I need to walk during my run. I want to work on my endurance. I know I’m capable so I will keep training for it. To achieve what I want.

I still more active on Instagram @catherine_run1

Thanks

Catherine

2021 Start with great news!

Good News! I’m #teamnuun2021
The year started with an amazing opportunity to be a 2021 Nuun Ambassador! I’m excited for this new chapter in my running journey and to be part of my favorite hydration brand is a plus.

I couldn’t believe it when I saw the email saying I was selected to participate with the brand. On November last year, I saw that they had a opening to be an ambassador and I filled out the form. I just took a risk that I had never thought of doing. I’m so glad that I took the chance and I went for it.

I want to let you know that I’m still very active on Instagram @catherine_run1 I have been posting about my running journey there. I write about what is happening with every run and the accomplishments and the not so fun stuff.

I’m thinking as part of my goals for 2021 is adding my first 10 miler run for this year.

Tell me about your goals for this 2021!!!

Leave a comment down below.

Thanks for Visiting!

Catherine

I still Running!

Hi Everyone long time not see at least not here on my blog. I know I know!

Now I’m using the instagram platform more often. You can find me @catherine_run1

2020 This year have been very challenging not just for me but all around the world. Hope if you are reading this that everything is okay with you and your family and friends.

About running I have been pretty consistent but not like I was last year 2019. That’s okay! A lot of thing have change since then and I am working on it little by little, step by step. My goal this year have been running not matter the distance, not matter the pace, not matter the time. Just Running!

I will try my best to start again over here to post more frequently. I miss the blog, the people who read and comment.

If you read it please let me know:

How are you doing? / Where are you from?

Thanks

Catherine

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.

 


Don’t forget that I’m now on Instagram

(IG @catherine_run1 )


Thanks for Visiting!

Catherine

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”

 

Don’t forget NOW I’m on IG (instagram) @catherine_run1

 

What are your August goals?

 


Thanks for visiting!

Catherine

MY first 5k with the stroller!

Hi!

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!

Don’t forget I’m now on IG [@catherine_run1]


Thanks for Visiting!

Catherine

Running with a stroller

Hi!

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?

 


Thanks for visiting!

Catherine