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?

 


Thanks for Visiting

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.

A month without running (life update/ race recap)

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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… >>>>

 

My October Miles 2017

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October was a slow training month. After been active 5 months training for the 5k event I did. I have a post with the recap if you want to know a little bit more about my second 5k this year (Click Here). I lower the miles and days to run during this month, but in general was a good month in the training area.

I ran a total of 12.14 miles in 9 runs.

I was supposed to train more for a 5k I want to participate during the month of November but I change my mind and I take it easy. My goal for October 5k was running without stopping thing that I achieve but It wasn’t the same goal for the November event so I just want to enjoy it and maybe accomplish a better time. Let’s see what happen!

 

About my October Goals: (Click Here to see the goals post of October 2017)

I kept training and I going to keep running. It doesn’t matter if I had an event or not. I had drunk more water but I can’t avoid those coca cola days.  I try to workout my core more but it was a little bit during this month. Yes I stretch more during this month It help me a lot with my lower back pain and in general with the runs. The part of stress less and incorporate meditation it work but I may need to improve it.

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

 

P.S. Thanks to all the new followers…and In general all the people that took the time to read, comment, and like. I really appreciate it.

 

 

October Goals 2017 + 5k news (short)

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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.

September half-month goals

Hi!

It took me sometime to set my goals for this month.

I’m few weeks away from my second 5k event this year.

September Goals:

Run 4.00 miles

Run non-stopping

Run more miles per week

More Stretching (before & after)


Today I went for a run in the evening with my baby and the stroller. The weather was nice. I ran just 2.00mi but it felt good to run. I need it so bad today. I enjoy this time my me time. Is a little harder when you push the stroller but it was amazing. I felt so greatful to have the oportunity to run around and have my baby by my side.

 

**This is my own photo from instagram & nike+ app.

Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

 

August Running Recap

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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!!!

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.