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.

June 24, 2013. The race today felt great!!

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Today was a good day. The race today felt great. My mood is happy so I think it influenced.

I notice since I modify the day I don’t run, I feel like my body has more resistance. So I do workout at home, with my 2/ 10pound weights.

What I do?

  • Basic stretch
  • 25 sit ups (military style)
  • 5 push up
  • 30sec plank
  • 3 sets – 10pounds weight – 15 repetitions (biceps and triceps)
  • 3 sets of 20 repetitions (squats)
  • 2 sets of 20 repetitions (Donkey kick) per leg
  • 2 sets of 20 rept. (Front lunges)
  • 2 sets of 20 rept. (Side lunges)
  • 20 rept. (Hip Brigde)
  • 20 rept. (Overhead arm clap)

Now for Today June 24, 2013. #RUN

  • Distance: 2.00miles
  • Time: 23:53min
  • Pace: 11’54″/mi
  • Calories burn 249
  • Temp: 73 degrees F.

Let me tell you today I feel like a winner. I’m so happy that was felt good to run today. While running the wind felt like a good helper to my breathing, and in no time I had a problem with it. A good news for today’s run is that I do not stop at any time to take a few steps, and that’s Amazing!

Note: Today I finally pass to orange level on my Nike + running app.

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

Thanks

C.P.

June 20, 2013. My knee is bothering me!

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Today I was supposed to run 2.50miles during in the run my knee start to inconvenience. I keep trying to reach my goal. Today was not that day and I need to learn pay attention to my body when enough is enough. I run 1.95mi, in the middle of the run my amore notice that I’m not in his way and he returned to find me. He ask me “Are you Okay?” and my answer was “My knee” I almost in tears for a moment because I felt frustrated.He is my magic, he is helping me. So he told me “If you need to stop, then stop…Don’t push to hard”. I was like; no I don’t want to but my body was telling me something; so I stop.

Background info: (Check here “About”) I was in the volleyball team in my university, maybe my knee is bother me because  of many falls, bumps and rolls to the floor as part of the game and training.

If the knee still hurting me, I’m going to visit the doctor.

June 20,2013

Miles: 1.95mi

Time: 25:01min 

Pace: 12’49″/mi

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Thanks

C.P.

June 16, 2013. Father’s Day Run + Work!

Hi!…

Happy Father’s Day!

Today was a great day. My father is in Puerto Rico, I didn’t spend this day with him; so sad but I “facetime” with him.

I went to help my amore in to his work to organize few equipments. We spent 5hrs doing everything non-stopping. I was tired, my feets ached, but I get home I went to run which was my plan for Sunday. I can not stop or skip days from my training. This is the most important thing for me now. Also I think is the first time in my life that I compromised in something. Is a goal that I going to accomplish! oh yeah! It feel so good, doing something that you want, that makes you feel free. I love RUN, since I started this, I feel different, I feel productive, active, etc…

Today Sunday June 16, 2013.

2.00mi – 25:39min – pace 12’46”/mi (OH my God Slowwww) – 83F degrees

Fun Fact: While running on path passes through houses with families celebrating together, the interesting fact here is that the smell of the barbecue had invaded the area from start to finish. Yummy! Hehe!

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(This photo is a screenshot from my Nike plus profile)

Thanks

C.P.