First 10k event recap

HI!!!

Today I did my first 10k event.

It was an amazing experience running with 4,200 women. I was so nervous and excited to achieve this goal that I couldn’t sleep well but when I woke up my energy was 100%.  I’m so glad that with a short time to train I put myself the goal of doing it and I accomplished it with a best personal record [PR =personal record of -5min and 9 seconds].

 


Thanks for visiting

Catherine

6 is better than 0

Hi! (short)

The month of July was my new start again. I’m glad that I made that decision. I’m thankful that a least I can walk. Running is not in the near future, but I’m so focus on looking forward to that day, I dream and think all the time about is a little bit crazy… Can you relate? I also get a little bit sad of the fellow blogger or instagrammers that post the recent event/ race or the miles they ran. But is not a bad sad is more like I know I can do that but first is my health and it going to take time, you need to be patient.

In the month of July I walk 6.37 miles that wasn’t the goal but something is something right!

This month has been a lot of change in my life, and I need to adjust to them so I can include the walk (running in my mind) to the new schedule/routine.

Sometime we don’t realize or appreciate the ability of walk. Like someone say that I don’t know. -You need to learn how to walk before you run. So I want to take this opportunity to be grateful to have this two legs and that I can walk. I want to take the necessary time to heal and be to my 100% to do the best.

Heal is a process and this process take time.

Be Patient Catherine…

 


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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.

 

A month without running (life update/ race recap)

Hi!

Around here it may be more than a month without posting.

There’s a reason… (read down below)

3rd 5k of the year RECAP:

My third 5k running event was this past month. November 4.

I was very relax the night before, I usually have anxiety or couldn’t sleep. For this event I wasn’t nervous at all which is amazing. I was so confident and happy and looking forward to participate. I arrange everything at night so in the morning I can get ready fast and everything is on hand. I wakeup early took my time… relax. Since I start driving there I notice that start raining I was like this is going to be a rainy run which is not bad but it was a little cold so it will be interesting. I get there and the rain doesn’t stop so this is it. The welcoming to the runner was very different during this run and very particular.

This event was a run to Honor the Veterans. They talk about different topics, they pray, and they also mention everyone serving and currently deploy. It was a little to emotional for that early but I felt grateful that they do that, that they take time and honor those that risk they life for our freedom. It was amazing. I went with amore (husband) and my baby. My husband ran faster than me so he took the baby on the stroller. Let me tell you the baby had a blast during the run. I was nice having my family there waiting on the finish line.

But before getting there let’s talk about DURING the run. I was so positive and smily all the time. (this was a goal of mine. Be more cheerful and It went well and it felt amazing.) This run was very different from the other two 5k this year. Rain and HILLS yep you read that right. Hills which I haven’t run in one since I move here a year ago. At first I was like very worried about the hills but in the process I felt like “I can do this” and I did it. i finish the 5k non-stopping again YESSS!!! I did a good time also perhaps th rain and the hills. Is not a pr or pb but it was AMAZING and I enjoy it. That the key, enjoy what you do, and do it with your heart.

 

Life Update:

Two days after the 5k event I was at home. It was early when I start feeling a sharp and intense pain in the flank side on the right. It felt awful and it didn’t go away. So I call to make a appoitment with my primary doctor. It didn’t work he was busy so they recommend the urgent care. So I went there and they sent my to the hospital because it maybe something more serious and it was. I went to the the hospital, they took differents test, also a ct scan to know what the hell I have. They came with the results long hours later telling me that I have a kidney infection and a kidney stone. (Nothing new for me, but the pain is very serious.) They send me home… few days later I visit them again because the pain medication wasn’t helping at all. It was horrible and felt very misarable. They gave me something stronger that work but this took two weeks to me start recovering from the infection and the stone that was on the way. ( Thanks God this kidney stone wasn’t stuck , which I had in the past  and is not fun. I wrote about it in the past.)

To many doctor appointments later.

Feeling grateful I finally feel better and myself again.

The doctor gave me green light to start running so  I start December with a run 1.00mi.

It felt nice not running for a while but I miss it. Now I’m not training for any event in the near future. I will run just for fun.

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

Looking forward to post more… >>>>

 

August Running Recap

Hi!

This month was amazing I conquer a personal best not PR but PB. This month I achieve my farthest run since I started running again this year 2017 and also the longest distance non-stopping. The baby steps, consistency and training are giving me results. I’m so happy and proud of my accomplishment.

*Post about my longest run (Click Here)

**Post about my non-stopping distance (Click Here)

 

RECAP:

I ran in total: 22.27 miles

13/31 Running Days

15/31  Active Days

1 day of cardio kickboxing

1 day of just walk 0.75mi

I had lost 3 pounds since I started follow instructions of a trainer. ( I will be giving more details in other exclusive post.) Going for more!!!

I’m so excited my next 5k event is next month!!!

 


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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


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

 

 

JUNE Training is over!

Hi!

June my birthday month. The month of having fun in all aspects in life; like eating out, enjoying a great wine with friends, doing exercise to keep active and be happy about it. This month training was about running more miles more like running more times in a week, June was a good month for me all around.

RECAP:

I ran on Global Running Day! (Post Click here)

I ran my first 5k of the year. (5k recap Click here)

I ran more days

I ran/walk trails

I jump the rope

And the days I didn’t run was to rest or to do some cardio and stretching.

I start to using the Nike app to track my runs.


-Total of 10 Runs

-Runs in Distance: 11.99mi

What a difference from may (more run and more miles) AMAZING!

-Jumping Rope: 2 days

18 of 30 days active

-Total of 4 Walks

-Walks in Distance: 3.50mi maybe more.

The rest of the days I did cardio, more upper and core body workouts. For this workouts I use the darebee.com website. It help you like a guide and sets to do for the level you can do.

This month was very active for me in comparison the previous months. It was a great month.

I will post My July Wishlist next!

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.