Tag: running

How to deal with runner’s side stitch

How to deal with runner’s side stitch

This one goes out to all my fellow runners out there! How many of you have experienced the dreaded side stitch? I personally would rather have aching, sore legs during an entire run than experience a side stitch. I can push through sore legs. Side stitch? Not […]

Ultimate Running Playlist

Ultimate Running Playlist

It has been becoming more frequent that I listen to music while I go for my runs. Generally, I enjoy a no-fuss workout, just putting on my running outfit, grabbing my sunglasses and out the door. But when you increase your miles you need things like […]

Another 5k!

Another 5k!

This past Saturday I did another 5k! Proud to be a plant-based runner. 🙂

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And it was a beautiful day on Sunday here in Miami.

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The 4 Criteria of a Run

The 4 Criteria of a Run

My 9 mile run this morning… not the best. = Nevertheless, I still logged in 9 miles! I refused to cut any miles, even if I had to walk a good portion of my workout (took me about 1 hour and 49 minutes!). Matter of […]

Alive

Alive

  I haven’t been having the best runs lately, but…..It still feels great to finish :]  

Five Days To Go!

Five Days To Go!

Today is day 17! Can you believe it?! 17 days ago I started my raw/whole food cleanse. By now, this lifestyle is  natural to me. I have had only a few things that were not apart of my cleanse (a couple bites of vegan cake, a couple sips of my boyfriend’s beer to try, and some peanut butter, but nothing more or too drastic to say I have not gone completely raw). By the way, a raw diet consists of 60% or more uncooked, unprocessed foods. Technically I have been on a raw diet for months now, but on this cleanse, I am virtually 99% raw!

I can’t wait to see what happens after 21 days is over. Introducing the foods I’ve stayed away from (coffee, alcohol, bread, pasta, peanut butter, baked vegan goodies, etc.) will be a whole new experiment. I will try to slowly introduce these foods into my diet, one by one, so I can determine if I have any food sensitivities. I already know that I am sensitive to oils. I’ve known this for quite some time since I stopped using oil to cook with and buying oil-free products (pasta sauces, hummus, soups). Now anytime I have something with oil in it, I experience some tummy troubles. One of the things I’m most concerned with after this cleanse is gluten and nuts. As you can see, I pay attention to what I eat and how I feel after a meal. This is important to me so that I can make healthier decisions! I also have been meaning to see a nutritionist so I can simply have my blood checked for allergies. Experimenting on your own is much more fun though, don’t you agree? :].

This morning’s workout was a 6 mile run. I went into the run intending to run at a fast pace. That definitely did not happen! After just one mile I felt the fatigue in my legs. This is natural though, considering I had a leg workout Tuesday, plus I ran Tuesday and Wednesday as well. By today my legs are surely going to be tired! My workout was still a good 6 miles, but at a slow pace. Over time if I repeat this weeks workout, I will be able to run more efficiently on Thursdays. Remember, slow progress is still progress!

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Day 7!

Day 7!

I swear I did not forget about updating everyday for my cleanse! I had my 10k this weekend in Marathon Key, and I don’t normally bring my computer on a vacation in the KEYS! So here I am finally able to update. The weather was […]

35 days

35 days

35 days until cruise! :] oh and two weeks exactly until my first 10k! That being said… off to my run !

First 1/2 Marathon!

First 1/2 Marathon!

I finally ran my first half marathon on Sunday! I did better than I thought, but then again I had no real expectations as to what was going to happen! I have never ran 13.1 miles before, The most I have run was only 12 a few times. My legs are sore even two days later, lol. My time was 2:04:20… next one I will do better :]. I ran straight up until mile 12.5, and I took about a 30 second break… my legs felt like 10 pound weights, so I decided walking felt worse. I am proud of doing better than I thought, and proud to be vegan while doing it! I plan to continue with more races in the future (I’m thinking about a 10k Feb 9 already!). Here are some pictures:

My boyfriend took me to the race, this is a picture he took in the beginning while waiting. Miami.. beautiful!photo 4

Me showing off my gels ;]photo 43edit

I was so happy to see Taylor near the end of my race! And also happy to be almost finished, lol.
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Getting to the finish line..
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People were still running when I was leaving… there were about 25,000 runners total!
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My results!
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Another goal accomplished

Another goal accomplished

On September 27 I took a body age fitness test at my university’s gym. My body age was calculated to be 20 (I am 23 years old). I was happy with those results, but I wanted better! So about two months later with hard work, […]