Showing posts from October, 2016

Weekly Wrap 10.30.16

Hello there! how are you today? I hope you had an awesome weekend.

Thank you Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap post! Linking up with these super awesome ladies today.

Tuesday: 3 miles easy run + Weights
Wednesday: 3 miles fun run with Fleet Feet
Friday: 4 Miles Tempo
Sunday: 3 miles easy + Weights

First, huge shutout to those of you who ran this weekend, Heather, who did the Marine Corps Marathon, Tricia who ran The Jazz Half Marathon and Lacey, who did the Wicked 10K. You ladies are awesome!

On Wednesday I went to the Fleet Feet Halloween Run, where we played different running "games". We did a lot of sprints and our team still lost the games. But we had a lot of fun. Most people were dressed up, my favorite was Jeff's Costume, he went as Forrest Gump, and the scariest was the person who went as an injured runner.

On Friday, after my run, I quickly went home and showered to go help out at my son's Fall Party. The mom who organized the event did a grea…

Ana is Cumbiando All Over The Place

Do you ever feel that this blog is less and less about running and more about random thoughts in my head ? Yeah... Me too... but then I realize that I like it better this way, and I get over it.

A few months ago, I was completely obsessed with watching the Sonora Santanera Channel on YouTube, and it was constantly being played when I was making dinner. One night, YouTube threw in a new Angeles Azules tribute concert and I have been HOOKED on their songs for months now!

I learned how to dance cumbia in college, but I loved Los Angeles Azules well before that. They have a lot of classics that any Mexican can link up a break up, love story, or a dancing night.

I am constantly listening to all their songs and dancing all over the place. Most recently, I was dancing at the Hershey Half Start line... I will record it for you next time and show you.

But here are a few of the songs I'm dancing ALL OVER... my kitchen, the bathroom, my room, the office breakroom, the office bathroom.

This i…

Looking Back at Changes

My office forced me to upgrade my computer this week. I have been putting it off for the last 5 months. I helped almost everybody switch to their new computers, and yet, held on to my old one as if switching over was going to kill me.

While I am still adjusting to some programs in the new computer... the new Outlook, which is very blue, the new icons, and trying to find my excel spreadsheets, I was thinking back at all the things I have changed in the last 5 years, and how terrifying all sounded at first.

* When we moved to a new office location- We used to have our office in the other side of the city, we had our favorite food places, our awesome parking lot, our great high ceilings and our roads with minimal traffic. While some days I still hate the traffic getting to my office, I survived that change!

* The thought of running more than 3 miles made me want to puke! and now I run 3 miles just for fun!

* I got bangs, then I got headaches from growing them out! Have you ever seen the …

Harry Potter Fest At Chestnut Hill 2016

I don't think I need to repeat that I love Harry Potter, and have read the books multiple times again, right? When I found out there was a Harry Potter Festival near by, we put it in the plans of places to visit this fall.

We headed out there late morning on Saturday. We got stuck in traffic for a long time as we got close to the festival. Eventually, I kicked Roger out of the car while he went to find a bathroom and I went to park the car. He doesn't do well at being stuck in traffic, and I use the opportunity to sing in the car, and paint my nails.

Parking was not available anywhere near the festival, so I ended up parking about 1 mile away.

The Festival
I walked with many witches and wizards to the festival, saw a Hagrid, students from all houses, but mostly Gryffindors. This was amazing! I know a lot of people love Harry Potter and seeing them dressed up, declaring that love was very a great experience! It made me wish I had dressed up.

 When I arrived to th…

Weekly Wrap Oct 23, 2016

Hello world! how are you today? I hope you had an awesome weekend.

Thank you Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap post! Linking up with these super awesome ladies today.

We are flying free this week, no specific training just fun running.

Monday- Zumba at the Y (it was awful)
Thursday- 3.5 miles with the Fleet Feet Group
Friday- 3 mile sprints and weights
Sunday- 4 Miles at Race Pace

I feel no motivation to run right now. I am embracing the lazy, and on the same note, stressing about being lazy. I have two 5ks in November, and looking at 2 more. 
This week was busy at work, but I'm anxiously waiting for the monthly reports, which are now two weeks late. That is  also starting to stress me out.

Thursday I went back to the Fleet Feet running group, it was so good to be back. I caught up with most on their running plans. My favorite thing about the group, is talking about race plans without the judgment... you know, like when family/friends will ask ... "but you just ran a half…

Friday Five 10.21.16

Good Morning Sunshine!! Well, there is no sunshine here today, but still good morning! It is so weird to not be on training mode! With the completion of the Hershey Half, we are now in free mode. But still working on some other goals. Here are some things that kept me thinking, laughing and running this week.

I'm joining the inaugural Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0.

1. I was very happy with meeting my Hershey Goal of 2:03, but I want to do better. I feel that I didn't really push myself this last training season, I didn't stick to my weights schedule and didn't push my comfort level.

2. I'm going to Happy Potter Festival tomorrow!! I am so excited! I don't even know what to wear!

3. When James Corden took over the Late Late show, I promised myself that I wouldn't watch it, because he replaced my beloved Craig Ferguson, but week after week, he keeps on putting out funny stuff! I saw this video yesterday of …

Hershey Half 2016

Date of Race : October 16, 2016 at 7:30 am.
Temperatures: Cloudy, starting temperatures of 45. No wind.
Race Website: Chocolate Town Challenges
Goodies: Tech shirt, two tickets to Hershey Park and an $8 coupon, reusable grocery bag, recovery lunch bag.

Before the Race

So, I have this issue with arriving late to work... even though they pay me to arrive on time. But I have a weird tendency to arrive at races 1 hour before they start. We arrived to Hershey at 6:15 am. I have told myself to think of work as an all day race, a race of sitting down, and pushing buttons on a computer keyboard, but something about not getting a shirt and a banana, makes it not feel like a race at all.

We picked up a bagel and coffee before the race, and ate while waiting for the sunrise. I had a feeling that this would not be enough, but kept reassuring myself that I would be fine.

Race started promptly at 7:30.

The Race

I start out half marathons really slow, I want to try to save the energy and excitement for…