One mile

Hi! (short)

I want to celebrate that I finally ran 1.01mi non-stop and pain free. Yes… I’m so happy for this achivement. That injury took longer that I expected to recover but the wait worth it.

Patient is the key.

In another post I’m going to write about the stuff I did to recover.

 


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C.P.

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Zero pain here we go!

Hi! (short)

Today I ran 0.51mi again and it felt amazing. Zero pain and 100% happiness. Patient is and was the key in my recovery. I’m taking baby steps and I’m not planning on hurry myself at all. I’m just adjusting to my new schelude and for now I can run only two days. But that’s fine…

I’m testing myself, trying to find a pace, my pace.

I just want to say that running is something else in my life. Is my peace. (read more in a post I dedicated to run CLICK HERE)

My goals for now:

-Drink more water

-Run 2 days per week

-low carbs diet

 


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C.P.

I risk it (short)

Hi!

After 4 months in recovery. For a twisted ankle that left with 3 swollen ligaments and effusion in the area just for a bad landing playing volleyball. Today I finally ran without any pain. This took a lot of patient of me. I felt very frustrated that it took so long. This run felt amazing it was just 0.51mi… But without pain this is goals. Recovery is important. I’m not sure if I can still play volleyball again yet but I’m sure that for running this is just the beginning. Back at it. I know is going to take time but I so happy and grateful be back slow and short pace and distance but for sure is more that stay at home with a brace and a elevated leg almost all day during long days, weeks and months…

1runafterinjury

(this photo is my own from instagram)

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C.P.

February Miles and March Goals

Hi!

February was a good month overall. I was so excited to be back in action and keep this lifestyle that I love. I love been active, It make me feel productive. Now that I have the time to workout, I have been very focused on my goal for the month and life… Running is a life goal for me. During different runs this month I had experience the power of a good run when your feel that you clear your mind like a reset. I feel one way, then I run, Go back home feeling like a better version of myself. That’s one of the thing running does for me.

February Miles 2018: 13.94mi

Total of runs: 10 runs

Days Active:  15 days ( This includes at home workouts)

 


MARCH GOAL 2018

-Run more miles

-More day active

-Drink more water

-Walk more

-Eat less sweets

 

What are your March goals?

 


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C.P.

 

September half-month goals

Hi!

It took me sometime to set my goals for this month.

I’m few weeks away from my second 5k event this year.

September Goals:

Run 4.00 miles

Run non-stopping

Run more miles per week

More Stretching (before & after)


Today I went for a run in the evening with my baby and the stroller. The weather was nice. I ran just 2.00mi but it felt good to run. I need it so bad today. I enjoy this time my me time. Is a little harder when you push the stroller but it was amazing. I felt so greatful to have the oportunity to run around and have my baby by my side.

 

**This is my own photo from instagram & nike+ app.

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C.P.

 

JULY Training DONE!

Hi!

July was a challenging month because of the hot weather days that I’m not use to. I’m from Puerto Rico there is some hot days and very humid but where I’m now this hot is super hot and a little humid. The higest was 111º degrees fahrenheit. It was a good month tho.


RECAP:

-Cardio: 4 Days

This incluide: Jumping jacks, Jumping rope, Kickboxing, squats and legs workouts.

-Total of 11 Runs

-Runs in Distance: 14.06mi

I’m super happy that I keep adding more miles every month.

15 of 30 days active


 

 

Was my July wishlist accomplished?

Let’s see!

-Running more miles: DONE √-Running more days this month: DONE √

-More active days in the month: 3 days less of days active of last month. 1 more day of running 96% DONE √

 

-Stretching: Before DONE √ /  After: Nope-5k on my own in less than 50 min. I do not try to run that distance this month.

 


Healthy Intakes

 

 

Drink more water: YES 4-5 bottles of 16 ounces each.

Eat healthy snacks/food: MORE OR LESS 50% YES

Avoid junk food : NOT AT ALL

NO SODA: NOT AT ALL

Reduce the food quantity: YES

 


Next post: August Wishlist


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C.P.

 

 

July wishlist 2017

Hi!

Better late than never!

July wishlist

My goals for this month are very simple.

I’m planning on running more miles and more days this month.

I want to keep up with my last month in miles or do more.

I still want to be more active more day in the month.

 

I need to do more stretching  before and after.

I want to achieve a 5k on my own in less than 50 min.

 


Reminder:

Drink more water

Eat healthy snacks/food

Avoid junk food (This one is hard to avoid)

NO SODA

Reduce the food quantity

DON’T GIVE UP!

 


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C.P.

My first 5k event of 2017

Hi!

I recently participated in a 5k run/walk event. But I want to start from where or how a found about it and decided to join the event.

The 5k event was this past weekend; but the weekend before I was in a community event there was this booth about running for people in need of food. So I decided to stop by and ask. I knew  beforehand about the event. I just wanted to talk and know more about it in person. The person on command talk briefly about the event and gave me a registration paper and then she say: ” For participating in the community event this time if you registered today you can use this code for no fee”. Wait! What? I was so excited I came home and I registered. Without training at all. Without running that distance in almost 3 yrs. Just like that I registered for the 5k event. I was very excited, motivated and a little bit nervous to run and participate in an event.

I just started running on april again so for me this is huge distance because my average distance is around 0.50mi to 1.00mi. So Can you imagine how nervous I was? In a scale 1/100 I was 120 haha.


**I want to take a moment before continuing with the recap and say Thank You to all the people how encourage me and send me positive vibes on the post where I announce that I was participating in the 5k event. It felt so nice having the support of all of you the virtual family. Thanks again!


Recap:

Let’s start…

I arrived  at 7:50am a little late but it was okay. I went by myself and straight to the start/finish line. They gave the protocol before starting and the more they talk the more my anxiety high up. I was nervous but I wasn’t demonstrating it.

At 8:02am they 5k start I was very confident with the route I begin to run everything was fine trying to skip the walking pals then it hit me hard just before the 1.00 mile. I was like omg! my pace was fast and my legs hurt but I need to keep moving. Then I stop running and start walking but I wanted to run so I started running and then again I need to stop but this time was my breathing. So I walked a little more, then I became desperate when it hit the 2.68mi mark. I was like  “come on, you can run” but when I start running I don’t know what happen that I couldn’t keep up so I start doing interval 2 minutes running 2 minutes walk. Trying to reach the finish line. When I get there I see the timer It was very hard to realize the time you did. It wasn’t what you expect. But Come on I didn’t train for this event. It was amazing seeing all that people running for a good cause, and helping others. Overall I think I’m doing it again next year!! Oh YEAH! But this time I’m training for it!

 


5k run/walk Results:

00:50:40 min

16:19 pace

Overall 323rd of  523

 

Female: 181st of 329

F. 30-39: 30th of 53

 


About the results: 

The time it wasn’t what I expect but I accept it because I know I did my best.

The pace for run/walk I think it was great.

Overall/female/and female age group it was amazing.

 


This 5k event was my slowest one ever but not my last.

So I will keep training for my next!


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

 

P.S. The photos from the event haven’t arrive so when I get it I will share it!

Global Running Day 2017

Hi!

Today is/was Global Running day!

Happy Running everybody!

Today I ran to be a better version of myself.

Today I ran a distance that I haven’t run in almost 3 years.

Today’s run was a good proof of what I’m capable to do.

Today June 7, 2017. I ran 1.30mi

It felt so good.

I just want to dedicated this post to the person who encouraged me to run.

That person is Jessica a friend that motivated me in 2013 to start this journey when I was in my worst moment.

Thanks Jess!!

Thanks to her I discover this passion in me.

Here I am in 2017 when I decided to start running again; trying my best to keep up with that passion. Giving all of me to achieve this goal. RUN

QUESTION:

Do you run today? What motivated you to start running?


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.