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

3 changes in 3 months

Hi

This year I changed a lot of things in my life. But there are three main changes that are the reason I feel I’m working on becoming the better version of myself. I change my diet, yes only have been three months and almost a week working on my new lifestyle (keto diet) but so far is working wonderful. I have lost weight, I feel that my health have been improved since I decided to take more care of myself. The second change is that I stop drinking any type of alcohol drink. Not that I was drinking a lot but here and there like 2 or 3 times at month a beer or a cocktail. So for me wasn’t that complicated and I feel I don’t need it anymore to live a better life. That wasn’t a goal like quitting all but as part of the new diet it is a plus so “two birds kill in one shot”. The third change that I made was to let my real and natural hair breath without any heating tools like (flat-iron, hair dryer and curling iron). I also tried the Curly girl method to improve the quality of my hair curls. It was an amazing experience. Made me my love more my hair, and take a better care of it. I hope to continue with this amazing change because my hair is like part of my roots and a good reminder of it.

In general this 3 things have been the most amazing experience in a long time. I’m going to continue this journey of my new lifestyle that I have been loving.

I’m very proud of myself for taking the first step to make changes into my life.

My goal is to keep going!

Ps: I started to run again!!!!!! &  I added the foam roller into my life!!!

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Catherine

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.

Just walk!

Hi!,,,

WALK

I don’t know if for some of you is hard but for me was very challenging. Yesterday I adventure myself for a 2.00mi walk. I noticed in the beginning I started very confident but the more I walk, the more my impatient self got frustrated, knowing that I have walk just 2.00mi in the same time I run 3.50mi. I know I’m just recovering for my recent ankle injury but OMG is driving me nuts.

So there my mind goes during my walk:

“I want to run”

“I can not run”

” I might just run 0.25mi”

” No, no that might be too much for my ankle”

” Come on,  just walk”

“Walk faster”

And etc…

I was fighting the fact that I’m just doing the most I can for the moment. I know that, but sometimes that frustrating thoughts win.

Is part of being human.

It going to take time, I just need to be more patient.

I also have a good goal for the rest of the year,  is loss weight. Always my goal since the beginning was running, but I have been incorporating more stuff but my weight never was an issue or a problem or concern or something I have to worry about. But after the injury like I wrote in my previous post I lost myself a little too much and that was never the plan but now that I’m refocusing myself, is going to be a priority along with walking and getting myself back to running hopefully before the year-end.

Looking forward to write more about my journey.


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C.P.

April Schedule Fail/ May Goals 2018

Hi!

In this post I was expecting to write how wonderful my schedule for this month of April 2018 works. But this is not the case.

I’m not going to make excuses this just simple was a little bit hard to follow.

Having an intensive 3 hour of volleyball game every Monday it can be very exhausting. But I love IT!!

During this month I plan to Run 2 time per week yep that didn’t happen I ran like 2 times during all month and the longest distance was 0.65mi.

Tennis Friday I just went 2 Friday of the month.

The at home workout didn’t happen it was like another rest day.

 

Why the schedule was a fail, or wasn’t what I expected.

I tought that with running I was in good shape to play volleyball. Not…! So I have been searching practicing a lot at home. Is good, but I’m not that 21-year-old back in 2008. That means that I’m focusing more in volleyball than other thing. But I still working out, is not the same but still a work out. If you now much or a little about volleyball, you need to do a lot in the court, bumping, setting, serve, dig, spike etc… plus the people who I’m playing are Intermediate to Advance. So the rally on court can be sometimes very fast. Another thing and is very rare for me… I didn’t know the words in english to refer to any of the movement or steps to play. If you don’t know english is not my first language, is spanish. So at first it was weird to interact to people when in my mind everything was like, (“mia”  mine, “yo” me, “saca” service, “dentro” in, “fuera” out, “acomoda”  set/setting…etc..) I was like for real very confuse and not familiar for the type of game that you play on court when not spanish speaking person play. So Can you imagine! But It was easy for me to adjust that, just researching and been more familiar to that kind of word, dialect.

So my focus have been Volleyball for now. But I still want to RUN… My Goal is to mix this two and be comfortable doing so. I just need to organize everything better because on Fridays I’m playing tennis just 1hour. But still not Running related.

Tennis is for fun! Volleyball too but I’m taking more serious because it always been my passion since I was in elementary school. Running still important to me. Just need to see how I can combine everything and work.

For me It wasn’t a fail…It was a learning lesson. Is hard to compromise time when sometimes 24hrs are not even enough.

 

May 2018 Goal: 

  • Drink more water
  • Run more days during the month
  • Volleyball Monday
  • Tennis Friday
  • Be more patient

 


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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?

 


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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? 


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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.

I can do it (short)

Hi!

I can do it (short)

Today’s run is my farthest since I started running again on March. I set a goal and I went for it. The mind is powerful. I ran 3.22mi Every effort I had made to reach my goal has giving me great results. It has been worth it.

I cry happy tears…

This feeling that you have achieve something after training for it for so long, It’s Amazing!!


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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?


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C.P.