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

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

Foam Roll change the game

Hi!

I want to share my recently discover, not that is a new item but is new to me. I had never though of getting one. But recently I had experience a lot of pain in my neck, my upper and lower back. So I give it a try. Let me tell you was the best decision I had made. It help me to stretch my back all along the way and neck, also with my legs after running. Yeah I have been running not that much but slowly getting there little by little back at it.

Okay back to the foam roller. Since I started using the foam roller I have been able to sleep better. So that is a WIN!

I really, 100% recommend it!

 

Thanks,

C.P.

March Totals 18′

Hi!

This month my goal was running more miles. Be more active. Drink more water, eating less sweet which I did very good; and walk more.

Let’s see if I achieved this month wishlist.

Days Active all month: 20/31

Total of miles run: 15.40mi

Total of running days: 10

1 Volleyball day  3 hours.  Post about it (Check it out Click Here)

2 Tennis practice 45min each day. Post about it  (Check it out Click Here)

1 day bowling 2 games.

7 days of workout at home around 30min-1hr.

 

This month was very active, I like that. I felt very compromise with me to do it. I did my best.  Hoping this motivation continue. I’m not training for a race or anything in particular. I just doing it for myself. Something that make me feel very proud that I’m choosing to be a better version of myself. I love seeing results but if you want to see it you need to do something about it.

 

(03-30-2018) During today’s run I did my best during the first mile but today I put in mind I was going for 2 miles so when I finally did the first mile I was tired and a little bit in pain in my lower back so I didn’t continue with the run I just walk the next mile.

During this  run I learn that sometimes you need to take it easy. You might need to walk or crawl but never stop.  (unless is something serious you know.) You just go and never quit.

 


Thanks for visiting!

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?

 


Thanks for Visiting

C.P.

 

My Plan for February 2018

Hi!

Welcome to my 2018 Journey!

I’m so glad to be back…

I want to write down what I want to achieve and going to do during the month of
February.

During this month I want to start with a routine and maintain it, I want to be consistent I’m good on that but if I refer of running, working out and drink water sometimes is hard for me. I always do one or two of the three. This time I want to keep up, now that I have a little more time during the day.


  • MY PLAN

  • Start Training (Running) Goal To be announce 
  • +
  • Push-ups/ Sit-ups / Squats and Walk
  • +
  • Streching
  • + or –
  • No SODA
  • +
  • More WATER

I’m not going to rush anything. I just going with the flow, I know it take time to be on a routine, so I’m not going to be that hard on myself. I clearly know what I want and If I want to reach my goal I need to gave everything I have.

I’m ready to start working on the new me. WORK FOR IT!!!

What are your February goals? 


Thanks for visiting

C.P.

Too good that I need to share!

(short)

Hi!

Recently I have started to practice kickboxing. When I don’t run, I do some type of exercise at home, that can vary.

Today I wasn’t in the mood to run so I decided to search a video workout of kickboxing for beginners. This video came across and I did it and I LOVE IT! It was 25 min in a good pace and easy to follow. Also straight to the point. That’s important to me because I can’t give the opportunity of the doubt came across my mind when I have the objective to do a workout.

It felt so great to use that video for my workout today. That’s why I want to share it!

Kickboxing video from youtube:

Cardio Kickboxing Workout to Burn Fat at Home – 25 Minute Kickboxing Cardio Interval Workout BY: FitnessBlender  (Click Here)

 

Hope this is helpful like it was for me today!


Thanks for visiting

C.P.

 

 

My motivation strategy

Hi!

I wanted to write about this theme for so long. Because finding motivation to run or just to be active is hard for me. I have been working hard. I wanted to find a reason to do what I want to do. I wanted to find the stimulation and inspiration to move. I wanted to do it myself. And that’s what I did.

My motivation strategy

Starting with:

Setting a Goal:

This is the vision that I have in life. I need to compromise to what I set and make it happen.

Photos:

Those throwback photos when you look your best and your worst. This one hit me hard sometimes. Is hard for me to see those photos and realize that I have been there before, so that is the inspiration to step out of your comfort zone and change what it need to be change.

Videos:

This one I experience it recently. Yesterday for my run I was trying to look for excuses to not run. So I stopped myself and search a video in youtube. To find something inspiring. There was not one, not two ; there was more than I can imagine to see. Just for that reason I went for a run.

 

Quotes:

This one is the most I use. I can say that I’m a collector of motivational running quotes.  Those sentences and phrases give me the push that I need in the moment I search for it. Try it!!

 

Reading: 

In all my life I haven’t read like I’m reading these days. I read more about romance, but recently someone gave me the idea to read about running. So that is what I’m doing. Reading blogs, magazines and books.

 

Follow the inspiration:

There is a lot of platforms to follow other people. Follow that runner, that sport, that team. etc… They help you, believe me. When I saw those photos for example in instagram about the pace, the distance and the time. Is a good boost of passion that blow into my veins. I don’t know how to explain it. Hope you understand me.

 

Write down a log: 

Sometimes I use this platform to keep those memories about the journey I’m having. I also found an other good way to stay motivate and is via calendar. Yep a calendar. I write down the miles, when I run, when I rest or do any cardio..etc

 

Music:

Just listening the rhythm then feel it in your soul. And GO!

 


Question: What is your motivation stragety?


Thanks for visiting:

C.P.

No Rest Day

Hi!

Today was my rest day. During the day I was reading a post from another blogger that I follow. It end up inspire me to workout today. That person Anita write about that she did a full body workout. I felt like “damn girl nice workout”. Now I want to do something. There is the inspiration that give me the motivation to do something and workout. Make time when you don’t have time. Workout if you want, So that’s what I did. Thanks Anita!

Here is her post>> Full Body Workout <<


This a resume about that workout.

I did the Shake-up workout from Darebee.com Level 1

Total of:

  • 180 Jumping Jacks
  • 36 Side to side lunges each leg
  • 60 Legs raise each leg
  • 60 Knee to elbows each leg
  • 60 Step side jacks

and

10 Push-ups.

It felt So good!!

>>Better sore than Sorry<<


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

My motivation today

Hi!

I still quiet doing some noise!!

This time is not the time to surrender!

My workout today was a good one, but the path to get there and do it, was a hard one. Today was a more or less kind of day. More for my mood than other thing. I think like 10 times how to start doing the workout of the day. I put my workout clothes, the sneakers… I put the music on but something was off. So I went on pinterest for an inspirational quotes and this one came across.

“Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re DONE.”

There’s when it hit me, hit me hard. There’s when I stop and thought why I’m doing this. Then I start stretching and 30min later I was done, but I wanted to keep going but I knew is what good for the day. I did a kickboxing workout at home. It was fantastic, it felt so good. It was a good reminder that why I’m doing this.

I did 30 (10 x 3) push-ups!! DAMN, I was motivate. Is the first time in my life I did that amount of push-ups.

So with this kind of days when you struggles to start doing your workout and need some motivation search for something inspirational. It help me a lot this time.

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.