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

July 2019 performance recap

Hi!

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”

 

Don’t forget NOW I’m on IG (instagram) @catherine_run1

 

What are your August goals?

 


Thanks for visiting!

Catherine

MY first 5k with the stroller!

Hi!

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!

Don’t forget I’m now on IG [@catherine_run1]


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Catherine

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.

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

April Goal/Schedule

Hi!

Short post!

I want to try this month to follow a schedule and let’s see how it goes. I’m also adding different activities to my week, before was just running and some other days workout at home. Now I’m including volleyball and tennis.

My week:

  • Monday – Volleyball
  • Tuesday – Rest
  • Wednesday – Run
  • Thursday – 30min – 1hr workout at home
  • Friday – Tennis
  • Saturday – Rest
  • Sunday – Run

 

Let’s do this!

Do you have a schedule for your workouts?

 


Thanks for visiting!

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.

 


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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.

 

Planning my next training

Hi!

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.

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.