Day 42 of the streak! Woot! Lol it’s the little things that excite me! Considering how sore I am this week, I’d say I’m rockin’ it!
Just when you think your in shape! Trying a new program this week. It’s really tough for this control freak to have faith in the process! Have you ever just wanted results right now and if you don’t notice a change you quit after the first week?
I swear that was the story of my fitness career... til now! Looking back at my tracking sheet from 6months ago, and wow! I’ve come a long ways ... It doesn’t happen overnight and I can tell you honestly I stumble all the time. 2 steps forward 1 step back and sometimes 3 steps back... So if you’re looking for something doable with lots of support and encouragement from people going through the same struggles then let’s do this!!
Post is long due! After giving a birth I was thinking a lot.
How I will be able to take care of my child? It is so new!
Will I be able to get back into racing shape, how quick, and how long will it take me to lose all that extra weight I gained.
All of that made me a little bit scary.
Being a mom came very naturally and I definitely have so much respect for all moms out there. It is a very hard job! I never thought it is possible to love someone so much.
My training during postpartum and fall was definitely different from what I have done in the past. I was running only 40-45 miles where before I was at 60-70 miles a week and my paces was a lot slower!
Most of my runs I ran with a stroller and once or twice a week my husband would watch Benjamin while I did my work out and long run.
During training I worked a lot on my weakness. It was hard for me to do a longer, slower work outs before. Also I worked on pacing work outs. I think it is a lot harder to lead workout or race than sit behind.
I raced a lot and I loved it. I did not put any pressure on me and just tried to do my best .
I told myself if I could ran pregnant ,I can run a lot faster now. Of course I had some fears in my head but I always tried to stop them and told myself I can do it! Just keep breathing and move forward.
By the end of my season I ran very close to my PRs with a lot less training in my legs.
Fall season was very interesting and new to me. Now when I am interring a winter/spring season I am so excited to see what it will bring.
Happy Sunday! Wish my run was up there today but it was way less glamorous: 7 kms under the rain to get slowly back in shape. Since Vichy 70.3 I've been in the struggle bus to get everything done and sport and nutrition were at the bottom of my to-do list even if I know I need them to keep my balance. But life happens you know and you do what you can with what you have. But I am trying to slowly go back in the game with more strength workouts from @the_regimen and at least 3 cardio workouts. Who else is struggling to train because well, life throws you curveballs?
Hard core workout had me sweating like a 🐖🐷(fun fact I'm pretty sure pigs don't actually sweat 😂)
Love these @nuunhydration tablets to add some natural and clean replenishment to my water post workout. Makes a huge difference!
3/3 fantastic workouts this week so far...Just these past few weeks I've really felt my old fitness level starting to return and it's exciting! Not sure what will happen tomorrow as I have 2 extra rugrats with me. Maybe I'll have a whole crew to join me!
No se si es porque estaba acompañada pero por primera vez corrí en cinta. 10k + series. Me sentí súper bien, pare a los 5k para tomar agua y continué. Eso sí, es difícil encontrar para donde ver sobretodo si eres ciega como yo y no ves los televisores jajaja!
De todos los días, ESE fue un buen día 💪🏻!
5 341:16 AM Nov 6, 2018
Hoy fué día de carrera y cabe mencionar que me encuentro en calidad de bulto 😂 corrí un 10k 🏃🏽♀️
Hace aproximadamente 1 año que no corría esta distancia... ¿el resultado? Bueno, bajé 2 minutos a mi mejor tiempo.
Los corredores generalmente queremos llegar más lejos, correr más rápido, superar marcas... pero a mí de pronto sí se me olvida por qué empecé a correr y regreso a darme una sacudida... empecé con este deporte ya “grande” y por hacer “algo de ejercicio” y mantenerme saludable.
Recuerdo que mi primer 10k lo corrí con mi hermana @lorenadelbosquejoch e hicimos 1:04. ☺️
Con esto te quiero decir que ‘querer es poder’, y que si yo puedo tú puedes, no me dedico a esto, tengo 2 hijos a los que les dedico la mayor parte de mi tiempo y energía y trabajos que me apasionan muchísimo.
No sé si lograré las marcas que quiero hacer, lo que sí sé es que en cada entrenamiento pongo mi más y mejor esfuerzo tratando de cuidar las otras áreas de mi vida.
Hoy también tengo que dar gracias a mis compañeros del #clubgatoaraiza por siempre-siempre echarme porras y motivarme. ❤️ Gracias a mi entrenador que saca lo mejor de mi, gracias a mi terapeuta @abigail.esquivel que me ayudó a salir de la terrible lesión 😂 gracias a ustedes que me leen y por supuesto gracias a mi esposo @ladg22 por su incondicional apoyo.
Que tengan un excelente domingo.
📸 @karavaldes gracias por la pic, me encantó.
My new favorite go to lunch: eggs, butternut squash and cranberries!
Dice up and over roast a big batch of butternut squash and crasins.
Keep it on hand for when you need a quick lunch.
Fry up a couple of eggs in coconut oil, warm the squash in the microwave and then I like to throw it in the pan with the eggs to crisp it up a little.
1 275:35 PM Oct 20, 2018
“A marathon is hundreds of miles. The finish is the last 26.2." The last 5 months and specifically the last several days have been nothing short of amazing. This word gets tossed around a lot but I can tell you that I have truly experienced amazing. And I’m not just talking about my marathon. Yes, that was, well I actually haven’t quite wrapped my head around all that that was, that’ll be for another day.
This post is about my friends, my family and my running family. The love, kindness, encouragement, words of wisdom and pride that have been shown me and have been bestowed on me before, during and after my race have left me humbled and without words (a true rare occasion). Thank you alone seems inadequate but thank you is what I have. So thank you so much to each and every one of you who have been a part of this amazing journey. I hope you have enjoyed the run as much as I have and I can’t wait to see you at the end of the next finish line ❤️. *photocred: my girls *videocred: my bestie
I don’t know about you but I function best when I have a specific goal. Without a set goal I feel like I’m just wondering around in circles without being successful at anything. My current goal, as many of you know, is to run my first full marathon THIS Saturday 😱. But this Saturday didn’t just creep up on me, I have been training for this day for 5 months.
5 full months of:
*2-3 5am runs during the week
*Saturday long runs at 5 or 6 am
*learning to fuel for runs
*learning pace for distance *building friendships
*learning about myself
Do you set goals for yourself and do they help you stay on track?
“When you push yourself to your limits, you realize there are no limits.” .
A friend of mine posted this today and it rang so true for me. If you had asked me two years ago if I would ever run a marathon (that’s 26.2 miles people😳) my answer would have been a #hardno. .
Fast forward one year: I train for and run my fastest 1/2 marathon ever. I decide that maybe I’ll give a marathon a try and end up with an injury. I have to take 6 months off from running completely to fully heal. I sign up for the same 1/2 marathon, do not run my fastest ever but feel good and pain free. .
That’s when I do it. That’s when I decide to bite the proverbial bullet.
I SIGN UP FOR A FULL MARATHON.
I make the commitment to train for 20 weeks, to run longer than I’ve even run before, to make the impossible (to me) possible. I decide to push myself to my limits and that, my friends, is when I realize, there are no limits. #marathontraining#nolimits#hartfordmarathon#pushyourself#runningmon#momofthree#runearlyrunhard#boymom#runwithfriends