Showing posts from April, 2015

The day she left.

The day She left
The news had nothing to report on her passing this morning. The news had nothing to say of the impact of her life on so many of us, but her children, her grandchildren, we will always remember our beloved grandmother. Ninfa Diaz. Our beautiful Ninfita, the most beautiful grandmother we could have ever asked for.
My grandmother was 92, she was born and raised in El Moro, a small rancho of Yuriria Guanajuato. She was married at 14, and had her first son my Tio Manuel at 15. My mom was her 5th child. She was a hardworking mother, a kind woman and a brave soul.
I had the immense pleasure to live with her for two summers of my life, when I was 5 and 6. The age of my son, at the current time. She used to get up at the crack of dawn to go to El Molino and get started on her daily chores. Once I was talking to her on the phone, I work at a place where I have to be at work at 7:30 am, which is a little early for some of the jobs. At the time I was starting at 7:00 am, because o…

Hershey 10K

Hershey 10K My ratings Shirt - Yellow. I didn't like the color. Good fabric. Bib- It was so awesome to have my named printed on the bib!! goodies - there was a coupon in my bag for 6 free cookies, I love Hershey Sugar cookies! and am very excited about it. There was a coupon for $2 off Spring Time in Hershey. and $12 off regular admission. Portable toilets- a good amount of them! and mostly clean! Parking - Free Parking at Hershey Park lot. Water stops- 2. First for water, second Gatorade and water. size of the run - Website says 3,000.

I had a great run on Saturday; it felt easy at the time, only felt like stopping a couple of times, which seems to be normal. It was windy, and cold. The sun was coming out, but still windy. In my mind, I had expected it would be sunny and a warm 55 degrees, but half of the spring in Pennsylvania is still cold; and we ended up with a windy 45 sunny day. I had planned to wear a long sleeve shirt, with a short sleeve shirt on top, but changed my mind a…

The day before the Hershey 10K

Late post- written Friday 410.15., edited and posted Monday 4.13.15
The day before the run
The day is almost here! All the preparation, including the food, the runs, the mental notes… all for tomorrow. I signed up for the 10K on February, I decided I was doing the run in January. All came from a conversation I had with my ex-husband two years ago. He told me that there was a run that went through Hershey Park, and the time I was intrigued, but didn’t research it. Last year I remembered and looked d it up and it had passed. Early this year, with the resolution to do more runs, I found the Hershey run, and got a little scared at finding out it was a 10K. I did several 5Ks last year, so I thought I was ready for a 10K.
Training started in January, small short runs, 1 mile, then 1.5. Worked to 2 miles, then after I registered, I went full on training, increasing my mileage each week. My best run was 5.75 miles, and I felt good after it. My last run was 5.15, and it was a hard run. I had r…