Flying down the runway: JFK Runway 5K recap

jfk2A few weekends ago, Fernando and I participated in a very unique race – the JFK Runway 5K race. The venue: John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York. How awesome is that!

I had heard some of my former colleagues had done this race last year and it looked pretty amazing, but unfortunately I had another commitment that day. So this year, no matter how early we’d have to wake up, we were¬†determined to do it! It was also going to be Fernando’s first race of 2014. He has been doing a lot of physical therapy to get his glutes and IT band and everything strengthened so he can run without fear of injury. 5K is a good distance for a person ¬†making an injury comeback! Continue reading

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1st in My Division!!!

Rock ‘N Roll 10K ROCKED because I actually won something for the 1st time ever!

NesQuik, BlackfootQuik!

Last Saturday was the Rock ‘N Roll 10K race in Prospect Park! I am super happy with my result, because it was under my secret goal time AND I ranked in the top of my division!!!! *jumps up and down with joy*

The race prep started the night before when Fernando and I made homemade tomato sauce and whole wheat pasta to carb load. Bedtime was early, and although I slept well since I love going to bed early, he was anxious and did not. When the alarm went off at 5am, I jumped out of bed to get my gear on. There was more of a delayed reaction on his part. I drank some water, packed the gear bag, put on my most hideous sweats over my running clothes (in case we didn’t make the bag check in time, we were gonna just ditch the bag/clothes by a tree and hope we wouldn’t see a homeless person wearing our stuff later a la “Coming to America” movie), and we went out the door into the dark-as-night morning. I walked through Harlem with a cold piece of bread in my hand while Fernando drank an Ensure. We looked a bit odd. Continue reading