My Fourth 5k Event – Community 5k Run

Hi!

My fourth 5k event was on September 6, 2013. This event was at night with the people around my community. Was a great idea because I’m new in the neigborhood. I got to know more people that love the same passion that is RUN. This race was nice, I saw the families giving support around the route; was a great motivation. I went by myself, so that was nice to receive the animate from the people around; great impression. This was a fun run, I made it to the finish line in 38:36 min. To be by myself with no friend or family member around me was great. I usually run with my amore or friends when is relative with races.
The finish was nice.The event got better at the end; Free snacks, Free beer, Free gifts, music and a nice part was the bonfire.

This once again was a great experience, I loved it… I’m a little sad because it was the first time that the community make this event and for the next year I won’t be here to participate… But the life goes on, and you need to move on, to progress. The good thing is that I going to be in a new place to explore it RUNNING! Love it…

 

Thanks,

C.P.

 

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” Buddha #mantra

My Third 5k event recap Aug 18,2013.

Hi!

I have been missing in action in the blog, I know… but here a recap for my third 5k event.

I heard about this event when I participated in my second 5k event. ( Link Here )

This event this time was in a park near the water and almost 500 people.

In the morning when I got up I ate a brownie protein bar that was awful, it tasted so bad, but I needed to eat something before the race. In the morning the weather was chill, so I decided to wear my running leggings also I bring my running jacket just in case. When I get there the sun was hitting so bad I was like ” Can I go back home and change my clothes, please!”. But that isn’t the case lol…

The race start at 7:20am, everything when well during this run, my knee hurt I little bit but it don’t bothered me to run.

My timing was 36:31min, I beat my pr = personal record. That was so great.

I remember at the finish line I was so tired that my two friends helped me to finish that was so awesome.

Thanks to the girls to keep me motivated from start to finish.

 

Thanks

C.P.

July 20, 2013. My first real 5k event!!!!

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I participated in my very real first 5k event on July 20, 2013. The Event was the 5k Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk in the midwest. Around 4,000 participants registered for this event. This was the event that I trained so hard and let me tell you, that was sucessful, I feel like I can not be more than greatful for my friends and my husband for motivated me to do it.

Is amazing when you have a goal, you work (trained) for it and you make it. I’m so happy and I know this is just the beginning of my journeys for different running events. I don’t going to stop here. This event prove me that I can do what I want to. RUN!

I beat personal record that was so amazing!

I made it to the finish line in 40:40.64min

Distance: 5k

Pace: 13:06/Min/Mi

From my age group: 351/540

Female group: 1063/2070

Place over all: 1957/4000

Thanks

C.P.

July 6, 2013. My first local fun run 5k event = Sucess!!!

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On July 6, 2013. for the first time I participated in a fun run 5k event. To start, We drove 3hrs to get there, somewhere in the Midwest. When we got there went to register because this 5k event wasn’t plan; also to get a towel, the t-shirt and the number. The race start at 10:00am I was so excited for this experience; everything start at the beginning I felt I was going very fast then my breathing was a little bit harder so I reduce my pace to ran in a comfort one. Everything went fine; I finished it in 42:00min. The weather wasn’t the best, was very hot almost 90 degrees.

Was a great experience… I’m so happy to down done one of my goals.

Thanks

C.P.

July 02, 2013. Running in the drizzle.

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I ran 3.13 miles non-stopping in 39:51 minutes with 12’43″/mi avg pace. I ran in the middle of the drizzle that was fun. This run included: Pavement, sidewalk, stair, grass, a hill, and beach view. Was a great run, it feel so awesome changing the area. I like the fresh air in the area, see a new people and have another experience in my running. For the most part of this run everything feel great: my feet, my knees, my legs and my breath was fine. That’s a good sign and I’m so happy.

This Training July start succesfully. Only 18 days left for my first 5k.

“I don’t run because I love the feeling of running. I run because it make me love the feeling of living.” Bonnie Pfiester

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(Photos above are taken from my iphone 4s)

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(This photo  is from my Nike + running profile)

Thanks

C.P.

June 30, 2013. Training June is Over… Here we go July!

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I’m so happy to finish this training June, but everything don’t stop here, let me tell you. I finish this month reaching my goal of run a 5k = 3.1 miles. That’s amazing, it feel so good when you have a goal and you made it thru. I also this month I did 16 runs to a total of 30.14 miles.
Today was a sucessful and nice run for finish this amazing training month.

Down below 2 photos!! (the images included in this post they are both from my Nike + running app profile).

Distance: 3.11 mi

Time: 39.07

Pace: 12’34″/mi

Calories burn: 369

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Thanks

C.P.

June 25, 2013. Not Enough!

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Today the weather in my area during the morning was raining like crazy. In the afternoon the lovely sun came out raising the temperature. Until the night that finally got to a good temperature. So decided to run but this time at the gym because was almost 8:00pm. I start running in the treadmill. I was doing fine since the treadmill stop. I almost fell. I didn’t expect that.

When I check my phone to verify the distance I was only in 0.39mi in 3:56min. I try to start again I set the treadmill and ran for few minutes so I check my phone again and the app stay on 0.39mi but this time was 6:58min. I was like “what the hell” is happening. So I decided to run in the pavement since the treadmill and the app don’t work well together. And I want a record in my profile. So I get out of the gym and start running I was so happy because it feel so good and I run 1.07mi in 12:38min / pace 11’46″/mi.

Also when I get home I did some workout too, (5 pushups & 25 sit up ‘military style’).
This image is just for the pavement run because the treadmill run was a fail.

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(this image is a screenshot from my Nike + running profile)

 

Thanks

C.P.