When no body understand why you run!

Hi!

Here some words that I want to express and internally work within my soul.

When no body understand why you run!

They don’t understand why I love running.

What run did and do for me.

Running is my passion.

Running is my distraction.

Running is my peaceful place.

Running is my alone time.

Running is Me.

Running is more than a run for me.

Running is my motivation to keep going strong and achieve what I want in life.

Right now, running  is just that.

Running is something hard to explain to others. Thing that you need to start avoiding if “others” don’t come with positive thoughts about this topic from now on. (note  to myself )

Running is something that if you not experience for yourself, you will never know how it make you feel.

I’m running because I can prove myself that I’m good enough to set a goal and make it happen.

Running makes me a person who is determined to accomplish an objective.

Yes, just a word and an action with three letters RUN.

 

Hi! I’m Catherine Press and I run for myself. 

Shout out to :

https://healthyrunning.blog/ (Thanks for that post: A little Personal)

Also to:

Amanda https://my26point2journey.com/ (Thanks for your last post: TONIGHT I RAN…)

Both of you inspire me for this post. To open my mind and see that I’m not alone. Thanks!


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.

I’m not running anymore! (raw)

Hi…

This post is going to be RAW and REAL/ Unedited

I just want to write a little bit about what is happening to me. You know I keep this blog as my journey for running and more stuff. But I haven’t post anything is so long. Also I’m tired of making excuses every post I made about why I’m not running but I wanted to keep it real, this is my real life. Btw… sorry for the dramatic tittle…

Let start!

I movedto this new state here in United States that so far so good. It was a little bit of the stuggle to keep motivated for me and there is many reason that I prefer to keep private but that is not a big deal for me. I’m not putting my problems first, I’m going to put myself first. Yep maybe sound or in this case read a little bit selfish, but if I don’t do it for me how then?

I have gained so much weight since I have the baby that now I’m in my heaviest. (Something that I’m not proud to write) but as I told you I’m going to keep it real. I have try many time to running again since I had my baby girl, but I don’t know Why is so hard to keep going with the motivation, time manage, the house, the baby, the husband. and some people said the house mom is not a work. I work more than 12 hours a day sometimes even more. but let that be another post. I’m not here write about this. I feel like I’m wtiting with someone. It feel so good to have a little time to express myself right now.

Recently I went to my husband work Christmas party. They took family pictures and then print it so we can keep the memory. It was good and fine to me. But there is when I realize I don’t feel comfortable with me, with my skin. I saw the photo, make up on point, good election of clothes, hair on point, even the pose. And there came the but, But my body is not the same, is not what I want. I know that I will never go back to the pre pregnacy weight but DAMN this what a reality check even my family notice. I don’t really care what other think but I knew this is not what I want to look like. Not for somebody, is for me. I always been very activate in sports and I love it but when you lack some motivation is bad you make excuses, a lot of the time to avoid reality.

So the title I’m not running anymore is not forever, but for know I might be concentrating myself to a better diet, eating healthy and doing someting with no so much impact that I might end quiting. Because I know it as a fact.

So this is Raw here:

I have a kidney problems the doctor don’t recommend to drink soda . So I quit drinking soda in 2012 but recently I have been like a crazy craving soda woman, And this is bad fo me. I know it but sometimes I’m not that strong. There is my first Goal. No more soda.

I have a hypothyroidism. Thyroid problem since 2010. I have to keep taking medication and also mantin a diet because this cause a hormonal thing that happen to me with this condition is making me gained wait. Also I’m taking birth control pill that add to my issue too. ( I try to change but the other methods doesn’t work for me). So there is my second Goal Keep taking my medications and have a better diet.

I need to change they way I have been taking care of myself.

I also want to start making exercises 2 to 3 days at week. Something with low impact. ( if you had any recommendation please leave it down in the comment section.)

Thanks for visiting

PS: Sorry for the long post about me but this is real. Also sorry for the grammatic errors or sentence organization. English is not my first language. I also used the blog to practice my writing skills and my husband is not home for helping me with it. so there you have it!

C.P.

Let’s go back in shape!

Current weight 215  pounds Goal for this year 190 or less.

Gente I’m Back at Running!

Hi!

Gente means People in English! Is a expresion that is common where I’m from.

I’m so happy and excited to let you guys know that I started running again.

Where I was living is a place with high altitud and dry, it was a pain in the bom bom running because I always were out of breath. Also for a moment I was using a pump for asthma. I couldn’t run far or fast.

We just move to another state with a normal altitud and weather. So I decided to give it a try. I went to the fitness room I started to run. I decided to run 0.50 mi. At first I was like “oh my god” then I was like “oh yeah”, I miss this. I love doing this. This is the perfect state of mind. I’m so happy that I run that distance in a good pace. It wasn’t my goal pace but you need to start like a novice.

So today was the second try of running. Let me tell it went better than I expected. I ran 0.60mi in a better pace, breathing well during the process. I’m looking forward to this journey again. I’m so glad of this move. In life you need to make hard decisions and soon or later you have your reward.


HAPPY. GRATEFUL. BLESSED

Thanks for reading!

C.P.

 

Life is hard, not impossible

Hi!

I just want to let you know that I’m sorry for taking a break from blogging without letting you know.  It was good not thinking in about what to post next, It was nice to be offline too.

Life sometimes put you in places to prove how strong you are. In my case taking care of my baby by my own, the household; including my marriage; It was hard. I’m not complaining about it because I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to raise my child and be stay-home mom. Thanks God for giving me the knowledge, patience and love to carry this responsibilities. For this reason it was hard to keep going with the blog. My main theme it was my running journal; which I had stop running for multiple reason, one of them was my knees problem, maybe later I can write about it. I wasn’t  running so I don’t have anything to post about. I also tried to add a new thing here in my blog, about the book I was currently reading. That activity consume most of my free time so I stop it too. I know, I feel like I gave up few of the thing I love to do. It felt like that at one moment but I know it was a good decision.

This is just a update.

 


Thanks for reading!

C.P.

Day 16-30 Yoga November Challenge [Recap 2]

Day 16-30 Yoga November Challenge [Recap 2]

Hi, Everybody!!

December 01, 2014.

Mantra of the day: Believe in yourself and do not quit.

  DAY BY DAY

Day#16 Yoga at home

Routine time: 15 minutes

The routine of the day was practice everything I had learned in the process.

Day#17 Yoga Nidra

Routine time: 60 minutes

This class was so peaceful. I enjoyed the quite time with myself. That day I was so in a rush because I was late for the class also the traffic was horrible. So I was a little bit stressed for nothing you know, but I like be on time for everything.

My progress and My Dares: Day#17

P: Free my mind

D: Concentration

P: Stress relief

D: The process

Day#18  [No yoga day]

Day#19 15 minutes at home

This day was a short routine. I just did 15 minutes before I took a shower to went sleep.

My progress and My Dares: Day#19

I think the progress was doing the transition and  the dare was finding the right time to do yoga.

Day#20 [No yoga day]

Day#21  [No yoga day]

Day#22 Soft Flow Yoga Class

Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Happy Baby  = Ananda Balasana

The pose at first was challenging, because like a wrote few posts ago I’m in postpartum. I had my baby natural way, I know (TMI) sorry! And that pose was weird but at the same time was comforting.

My progress and My Dares: Day#22

P: Transitions

D: Posture

P: Concentration

D: Balance

 Day#23  [No yoga day] 

Day#24  [No yoga day]

Day#25  [No yoga day]

Day#26 Preparing everything for the Thanksgiving dinner. [No yoga day]

Day#27  Thanksgiving Day [No yoga day]

In these day I just enjoyed the company of friend like I said to them my extended family since any of ours family member is near by.  I’m thankful  because I have God in my life, Thankful for the bless of being mother, for my partner in crime my amore. Thankful for my family and friends. Thankful for being a life, for the health.

Day#28 [No yoga day]

Day#29 Soft Flow Yoga Class

Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Tree pose = Vrksasana

My progress and My Dares: Day#29

P: Transitions

D: Balance

P: More relax

D: Breathing

Day#30 Last Day of the Yoga November Challenge

Thoughts: 

This was a amazing challenge. I going to keep doing this practice. Is amazing how something like yoga can change the way you see your lifestyle. Hope you enjoyed this series like me.

Happy DECEMBER everybody!

This is my favorite time of the year!!

 


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start The December 300 Challenge with me!!

NOTE: Getting ready for the December Challenge!!

I’m doing the 300 Challenge.

I’m going to have all the details of this challenge in a future post. Stay tune!!


Life is too short. Enjoy every single day of your life. Be happy, laugh and smile always. Be a positive person in life, with your vision is always ahead. That nothing can disturb your peace.

Thanks

C.P.

 

TMI: Too much information

Day 14-15 Yoga November Challenge [SF Class]

Day 14-15 Yoga November Challenge [Soft Flow Class]

Hi, Everybody!!

Today is November 15, 2014.

Mantra of the day: Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

 Day#14:  Rest Day

Day#15

This Saturday morning was lovely. The great start of the day was when I open the curtains and saw that was snowing. So for a moment I contemplated to stay at home so I do not drive in the snow. But I think twice and decided to go. I said in my mind this day is a wonderful day to relax and enjoy the rest of my day with my family. So I went to the class. I took the soft flow class in the morning. Let me tell you was a little bit challenging but at the same time powerful. I release all the negative of my mind; I introduce a positives thoughts; and relax my mind. Was a wonderful experience. The teacher was amazing his voice was incredible relaxing. He explained so well, and show how to do the poses. It’s nice because I’m a beginner on this practice.

You know when you are in the right place and time, when you feel comfortable with yourself. That was my moment, my space, my time, my peaceful and grateful instant to enjoy my life. In this class I found a little bit more about me. It felt so good to have this occasion to review my life and be grateful with everything is happening.

Thanks God for be present in our lives. Thank God for my husband, for my baby girl, for my home, family, and friends.

Theme of the class was Acceptance.

I accepted in the class to be more positive, if I’m that way everything in life is going to work with me.


Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Side angle = Utthita Parsvakonasana

Benefits of the pose: Side angle = Utthita Parsvakonasana

  • Increases stamina
  • Strengthen and stretches the legs, knees and ankles
  • Stretches he groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders
  • Stimulates abdominal organs

Fact: Found your foundation and concentrate

My progress and My Dares
: Day#15

P: More concentrated on my breathing

D: Balance

P: Free my mind

D: Flexibility


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!


Life is too short. Enjoy every single day of your life. Be happy, laugh and smile always. Be a positive person in life, with your vision is always ahead. That nothing can disturb your peace.

R.I.P. CPT Shannen

Thanks

C.P.

Day#13 Yoga November Challenge at HOME

Day#13 Yoga November Challenge at HOME

Hi, Everybody!!

Today is November 13,2014.

Today was a successful day for me. I accomplished to do so many thing that I set out. That was amazing. Today’s routine was nice, it supposed to last 30 minutes, but the baby woke up so I needed to stop. The only 15 minutes I did was incredible, it challenge me a lot. The transitions are nice but that chaturanga pose “OMG” is so hard for me, but not impossible. One day I’m going to make it to perfection.

Mantra of the day: Choose to be happy


 Day#13

Routine time: 15 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Reverse Warrior pose + Side Angle. ” I love them ” I said.

Fact: Found your posture and balance

My progress and My Dares: Day#13

P: Keeping the motivation

D: Chaturanga pose

P: keeping up with the challenge

D: Revolved Side Angle pose


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.

Day7-11 Yoga November + Run!

Day 7 thru Day 11 [Yoga November Challenge]

Hi Everyone!

Today November 11,2014.

Missing in action again NO WAY!

On November 9, 2014. I had already written the post, and forgot to save it. My husband used the same computer and close all the tabs and pages. Things that happens. But here I am again trying to remember everything to let you know about this new challenge.


 RECAP

DAY#7

November 7, 2014.

I was not feeling well, and I take a break. Yes a break again I know. My mind said yes my body said no.

DAY#8

November 8, 2007.

I went to a yoga class with a friend. The experience was amazing. I also subscribed to 10 classes. I’m looking forward to my next aventure.

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Routine time: 1 hr 15 minutes

Favorite pose: Warrior 1 = Virabhadrasana I

Fact: Find your mind and relax your body.

My progress and My Dares: Day#8

P: Perfecting the warrior 1 pose

D: Plank pose

P: Learn to breathe

D: Improving transitions for the poses


 Day#9 / Day#10

I was Busy all the long doing the holiday cleaning and decoration of the house. Was very challenging with the baby but Thanks God I could make it all. I decide to skip one day but the next day I was destroyed.

Day#11

November 11, 2014.

10:30 am 0.75 Run. Was really nice to run in the morning since my hubby was at home.

I maybe doing some yoga at night. So If I did something I will let you know on the next post.


I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.

Day#5 & Day#6 Yoga November Challenge

Day#5 & Day#6 Yoga November Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Today is November 6, 2014.

Day#5

Rest day. Like I told you before, I’m a beginner and I need some rest because I was feeling a little bit of soreness in my body. I regretted that I not did anything at all for the challenge, but in the end I felt good to have a day off.

Day#6

Was a good day for me. I woke up very early 5:44 am since then I still up. I drank a coffee to help me to stay up and function normally since I never wake up at these time. I did some house work. “House work never-ending you know“. I take care of my baby. I take advantage of one of her naps so I did my routine for this day.

I searched on youtube.com |yoga for beginners| and there I found a bunch of videos for novice people like me. I used a video from a girl named Adriene her channel is Yoga with Adriene. Also she have a web page: http://yogawithadriene.com I think the video is very informative and I felt it work for me.

Routine Duration: 15 minutes {Yoga for the lower back pain} For healing and preventive care.

Favorite pose of the day: Two-Knee Twist

Thoughts of the day: It felt so good doing this routine I absolutely love it. I recommend it if you having problem with your lower back.

How to do Two-Knee Twist pose:
Lying on your back, bend your knees into your chest and bring your arms out at a T. As you exhale lower your knees to ground on the right. Keep both shoulders pressing down firmly. If the left shoulder lifts, lower your knees further away from the right arm. Hold for 1-2 minutes each side

Fact: Listen to your body and find what feels good.

My progress and My Dares: Day#6

P: More relax

D: My Flexibility

P: Positive thought during the routine

D: Concentration


I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.