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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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?

 


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Catherine

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? 


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C.P.

October Goals 2017 + 5k news (short)

Hi!

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.

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.

 

 

Keep Running C.P.

Hi!

Today is one of those days that anxiety give me a hard time in so many levels. So I decided to go for a run. It was a struggle getting ready. It was should I go or not. I finally got ready and when for the run with my baby and the stroller. I ran in a slow pace than normal but I ran almost non stopping wish is my goal. I stop two-time in 1.66mi. In the middle on the run I check my progress on the app I use and it was pause. I was like damn I’m in 1.05mi already what the heck. The app stop in 0.51mi. What I did… I just keep running. My mind was set and nothing can stop me. Todays goal was a recovery run 1.25mi. Which I did and a little more. The mind is powerful. Never let anything or anybody stop you for what you want. Today was a hard day but I started it with the run. Some rocks during the day but It not gonna end bad. because the mind is powerful. I just want to attract positive vibes. Remove all the bad and turn the page. What is in the past, stay in the past. Live the present and enjoy it.

Today I also decided to watch a running documentary on netflix: From fat to the finish line. It was so inspiring I was almost ready to go for a run. I didn’t so tomorrow that’s the plan. I 100% Recommend it. If you are struggling with loosing weight like I am. Watch it. It feel like impossible is possible. Like a light in the end of the tunnel. It make me think if they can, I CAN. JUST KEEP RUNNING C.P.  

NOTE:

I also want to take advantage of this post and write THANKS for all the new followers. I never thought in a million year I would reach 200 and counting. Is amazing THANKS again!

 


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C.P.