A reality check: Running.

Dad really spoiled Sasha (our dog) during the time he was visiting. Every time he went out for a run he took her out for a walk / warm-up which will make her entire day. Now that she’s completely used to her morning walks, she will go to the front door and lay down with those puppy eyes in her face.

I hate taking time off from running only because I know it will be so hard to get my routine back. Waking up early is hard. Putting your running clothes and be out the door is hard. Running is hard. But the payoff is completely amazing.

Since I will be making my “comeback” to run in a few days, I gotta make sure I remind this reality fact to myself every single second. I know after a week everything will be a hundred times easier.

On the other hand, I’m feeling a little bit enthusiastic as I’m be able to train in base now. They have a pretty good track and a fitness center that is better than my paid gym. Also,  I think it will be safe for me to run in there by myself before the sunrise.

Is there anything you have to remind yourself after taking time off from running?

Do you have any dogs / pets? Any funny story about them?

My 2018 Goals

Hello friends!

Sorry for the late post today. Life got a little crazy yesterday.

I’ve been into my antibiotic medication for the last four days and today is my last day. Running has been impossible, as I started cleaning my house yesterday and ended up feeling completely exhausted / lightheaded. Antibiotics do that to me all the time so It’s probably going to be next week that I feel back to normal.

I wanted to share with you today some of my 2018 goals. A few days ago I shared my Fitness Goals on Instagram, but I did want to talk a little bit more in depth about them.

  1. Running 13.1 miles: This is something I’ve been wanting to do since 2016. I have to recognize that life has gotten in the way between me and my running. But I do really want to make an effort to put running as one of my top priorities.
  2. Racing more: In average, I run between 2 to 3 races times a year for many reasons. I definitely want to double that this year.
  3. Eating more nourishing foods: I’ve always been against diets but I got to a point where I feel like I need to eat a little healthier. More greens, more proteins, less sugar, more natural foods. I have nothing against carbs (believe me, I don’t) but it’s very easy for me to eat the carbs instead of the protein, that’s for sure.
  4. Making my blog a priority: Because everyday I have something different to say. If I don’t blog about it, time passes and I never had the chance to talk about that topic.
  5. My marriage and home: This is probably my number one priority of the year as I just recently got married. However, I think (if you’re married) this always should be your number one priority.

What are your 2018 Goals? 

Any specific running goals you want to share with me?

My best running shape ever.

Hey friends! I know. It’s been a while.

I’m not going to complain on how crazy life has been for the past few months because I did take a break from blogging intentionally. I went through a phase where I was questioning myself if I really liked blogging and running. I know. Crazy times.

Event though  I took a break from blogging, I did not take a break from running. As I stated in my last blogpost, I am still on a half marathon training plan.

I My Running lately. 

After several weeks into my half marathon training plan I did do something really crazy. I started the plan all over again. I felt like It was the right thing to do after traveling overseas for work. Getting my routine back was surely necessary.

Surprisingly, doing that had helped me to feel the best I’ve felt about running this year. And since I’m not training for a specific race, I could afford to do it.

My performance feels better and better everyday as I’m currently on week 4 of the plan. I’m not feeling extremely sore as my mileage is gradually increasing. I’m telling you, this is  my dream come true.

The weather has also helped my speed. Please keep in mind that temperatures in South Florida just recently started to go down.

It’s 49 degree this morning and I’m seriously not mentally prepared to run in that cold. But you gotta do what you gotta do.

If you’re currently running on lower temperatures than that (which I’m sure many of you are), I seriously respect you.

My Blogging lately. 

I’ve been wanting to repurpose the content of my blog for a long time now.

I feel now like I’ve finally came with the right idea to deliver more creative content. Writing about my daily life can be fun but it also can be draining at some point. So stay tuned for some more blogpost coming at you!

My life lately.

Wedding planning got real in the past few weeks. I got my dress. We got our wedding bands. We’re two sessions from finishing our premarriage counseling. My fiancé and I are extremely excited and can’t wait to start a life together.

That is all I have to say for today!

What can you tell me about your runs/life lately? 

I’m feeling more positive. New Training Plan.

Hello friends! Happy Thursday. Can we take a minute to admire this beautiful sky?

I’m really making an effort to produce creative content in here every day. The truth is that my routine can be sometimes crazy. Plus the 1.5 hour commute to work puts me in the driving seat for a total of three hours everyday.

Anyways, I don’t have much to share today except that I’ve started a new training plan. It’s the Hal Higdon’s half marathon training plan in Novice 1. I know. I know. The last two training plans I’ve followed had been unfinished due to injuries or college.

However, after having so many complaints with my running I’ve decided that I need a training plan. Yes. I need structure in my life. So far I’m not registered to any half marathon race, but I do want to test myself and see if I’m able to complete this one.

Here are the two main reasons on why I chose this one in particular:

– I think it is very friendly and attainable for my current fitness level.

– It includes cross training days. I know I’ve been an enemy of cross training for this entire year. However, after so many aches and pains that had forced me to stop for weeks, I started to think it’s necessary for me. Not only to strength my cardiovascular capacities but also to feel my legs a little bit more fresh the day of the long runs.

My biggest challenge right now is to be able to train next week as my mom is coming to visit. I’m extremely close to her and we only get to see each other once a year. That and my work will give me very limited time. It’s going to be challenging but I’m looking forward to it.

Back to this training plan. Mondays are rest days so technically your training week starts on Tuesdays. I decided to start a training plan on a Wednesday, so that leads me with zero days of rest for this week.

The first run is 3 miles that I decided to do on the treadmill. Yesterday I woke up at 5:00 am, and by 6:00 am I was already at the gym running. It is so nice to have your workout done, have an entire hour to get ready and be on time for productive day of work.

I’m definitely feeling more positive than a few days ago!

What are you feeling positive about?

What do you base yourself on to pick a training plan?