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.

 


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Catherine

July 2019 performance recap

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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”

 

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What are your August goals?

 


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Catherine

MY first 5k with the stroller!

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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!

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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.

A month without running (life update/ race recap)

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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.

 


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C.P.

Looking forward to post more… >>>>

 

My October Miles 2017

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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.

 


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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.

 

 

October Goals 2017 + 5k news (short)

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My goals for October:

  • Running:
    • Keep Training for my next 5k event: Yes! I sign up for my 3rd 5k this year.
  • Drink more water:
    • I drink at least 3 bottles of 16onces at day. I want to try drink one or two more. To avoid juice or cocacola.
  • Keep working on my core.
  • Stretch more
  • Stress less
  • Try to incorporate more yoga or meditation at least 10-15min.

 


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C.P.

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.)

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C.P.