Saturday, April 25, 2015

Upcoming Races


This is what my racing schedule looks like and I'm so excited! 
It feels so good to be back on track and to see that I might be one step closer to running the NYC ING Marathon in 2016, gulp. In order for me to qualify I need to do 9 races + one volunteer and I'm only 5 races away from completing the 9. If everything goes as planned, this mommy runner might run the NYC marathon sooner than expected. :)
We shall see what happens, I'm trying my best not to feel so bummed if it doesn't work out this year. The only thing is that it can be a little hard on the pocket, especially when you are a stay at home mom and the only income is from husband working. 
Races can get expensive, if only I could win the lottery so that I could blow it all off on racing entry fees. Or I will gladly accept any sponsors that would love to sponsor this mommy runner!
Anyone? :)

Do you find it hard to pay for racing fees?

Love,
Kary xoxo

Friday, April 24, 2015

Only In Mommy's Arms

TGIF - It's the first time in a very long time that I am very happy that the week is finally over. Everything started going down hill on Tuesday afternoon when Valentina started throwing up, we were hoping it was just something she ate but when one throw up became 3 we started hoping it was a 24 hour virus but then 24 hours passed and now Valentina was throwing up and had diarrhea also. Thursday came and she started feeling a little bit better when Miguelito started throwing up and husband came home from work saying he had stomach pain and was feeling nauseas also. Thursday night into this morning was the worst with me also having the worst stomach pain ever and two sick kids. Valentina is finally starting to look better and Miguel is also good. Husband and I are also happy to be feeling better, but omg was this the worst stomach virus ever. I'm so happy to see this week go and welcome the weekend and next week with open arms. Plus, I'm happy Valentina survived her first stomach virus with no visit to the ER, our little jellybean is one strong baby girl! Now just to mentally prepare myself for my upcoming race this weekend, just when I thought my training was going good. This whole week was run less, so that means that Sundays race will be a very slow easy one.
Hope your week was way better than mine.

Have a great weekend!

Love,
Kary xoxo


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Being A Mom Runner Means Sacrifice

It can be hard finding me time, especially when you are a mom. It sometimes involves sacrifice. I don't mean the waking up early kind, or skipping lunch to get in a quick workout.
I mean the kind where you have to sacrifice time with your children. Some might look at it as, it's only an hour or so away from your kids, but to me that hour or more means a lot. You see, my children are only little once, they will only need me so much for a little while longer. I remember leaving Miguel when I used to work, and it broke my heart to leave him crying, it would break my heart to think of the things that I was missing. 
I'm lucky to be a stay at home mom now with Valentina, but as a breastfeeding momma, who's child will only drink from a boob and no plastic at all. it can be hard. It's no fun running while your boob leaks like crazy or it's throbbing because your 
baby is at home crying that she is hungry. It's also hard leaving them behind crying, because all they want to do is be with their momma. They don't understand that you need to run in order to stay fit and healthy for them, so that you can run after them. So that their mommy can live a long healthy life so that you can be around for them a long time.
It's a good and bad sacrifice that in the end is worth a lot, my children deserve a strong healthy momma. A momma that will come home after her long run and make sure to make up for the missed time with extra cuddles and kisses.

"Your Child Will Follow Your Example, Not Your Advice"

Love,
Kary xoxo


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Procrastinate Much?!?

A day before the Taxes are done and I just came from getting my taxes done. What can I say, I love the rush - lol. Each year I say next year I'm going a week after tax season starts and every year I end up going a few days before they are due. I wonder if I say that I will get them done until the last day, will it mean that I really will go during the first few days of tax season beginning? Ha! No I'm just a procastinator by nature, but I promise that one year I will do the on time! Not sure when but it will happened one day for sure!

Do you do your taxes on time or do you wait until the last minute?


Love,
Kary xoxo

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ready Or Not!

My dad just picked up my running bib for my 1st year in almost a year and I'm very nervous.
I haven't trained properly and I have to remind myself to take it slow and easy, and that the only person that I'm competing against is myself. I'm sure that once I'm at the starting line and surrounded by all the runners, I will feel good again. I will feel like a runner, if that makes any sense. I will remind myself to take it easy and walk as much as I must, this is the beginning of my running again and I'm very excited. 

#LastCorralBeatsTheCouch

Love,
Kary xoxo

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

#NYisWild Adventures await!


Spring is finally here and that means that adventures are ready to happen. We love going to the park and enjoying our city. Especially since New York City is home to some amazing sights and activities. One of our favorite places to visit is the Bronx Zoo, which provides an educational and fun-filled experience for people of all ages. This summer, the Bronx Zoo will turn NYC into a city-wide social photo safari by inviting consumers to learn about “120 Ways #NYisWild.”  The more people share their in-park photos using the #NYisWild hashtag, the more chances they have to win a trip to Belize, one of the locations where the Wildlife Conservation Society—owner and operator of the Bronx Zoo – does some exciting and relevant conservation work. I know I will be using this hashtag a lot, who doesn't want the chance at a dream trip.
The “120” part of this acknowledges and celebrates 120 years of conservation since the founding of this organization, and 100 of the 120 ways take place in WCS parks: Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo & Queens Zoo.
Here’s what you need to know about #NYisWild:
·         To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a city-wide campaign called #NYisWild is turning our concrete jungle into a summer-long photo safari
·         New Yorkers can participate by choosing from 120 “wild” attractions around the city and capturing a photo of each for a chance to win irresistible prizes
·         There are several prize levels available, including a special Grand Prize. Entry to win these prizes increases for hitting certain milestones (ex: Escape for 2 to Belize for completing 10/120 or Whale Watching Tour for 4 With WCS Scientists for completing 50/120).
·         From April to August participants can capture each attraction using Instagram or Twitter with #NYisWild and also hashtagging the number of the clue (ex: #NYisWild, #84)
·         Keep track of all progress on NYisWild.com by logging in via an Instagram or Twitter account
·         Download the full list of all 120 attractions and have fun exploring! Direct download link here: http://bit.ly/NYisWildOnePager

With Spring weather making its way here, #NYisWild is the perfect way to spend a day out in the great New York City! There is an exclusive discount for 20% off all tickets purchased only through NYisWild.com. This site also serves as the only destination for all news and information about this exciting new campaign. Be sure to check it out and have fun taking part in all of the #NYisWild activities!
You know where we will be during these beautiful Spring and Summer days!
My son loves looking at the animals and my baby girl will surely love all the exhibits and special activities that are offered.
Have you been to the Bronx Zoo before?
 Love,
Kary xoxo

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#RBItGirl Rocksbox Monthly Subscription


Want to find out what all the buzz is about with http://www.rocksbox.com ? Now you can try it out for a month for free, just use code - RUNCHIQUITARUN and you can try it out for a month. My first box is already on the way. Make sure to follow me on my YouTube channel where I will be doing an unboxing video to show the goodies that I receive. In the meantime go ahead and sign up with the code I provided above and try it out for yourself :)

Have you tried Rocksbox?

Love,
Kary xoxo
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