Monday, May 11, 2015

Must Try

It's Monday and after a long day at school a Starbucks Smore's Frapp is in order, plus he's a spoiled brat :) I mean that in the sweetest of ways.
If you guys haven't tried the Smore's Frap from SB you definitely need to get to your nearest one as soon as possible and try it out. For us it's a tie between the Smore's Frap and the Java Chip Frap. It just depends who makes the smore's frap. We've tried a few where they don't put the marshmallow (we think it's marshmallow) in the bottom with the chocolate and that's a big no-no.
Our best store's frap has been from the one located at our local Target store, now we have two reasons to keep going back to Target.

Have you tried Starbucks Smore's Frap?

Kary xoxo

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Drink up..

My new cup :)
Whatever helps hydrate me. I'm sort of a cup hoarder or anything cute hoarder. When I saw this cup at my local Jacks World (similar to a .99 store) I knew it to be mine.  Just look at it, rainbow hearts and the pink top. Someone on my Ig said it looked like a slurpee. Now every time I drink from my new cup, my head can't help but think water slurpee.

Kary xoxo

Monday, May 4, 2015

Run As One Race Recap

Race bib ready with special messages written on it.

Running selfie - I know, I know. I need to practice on my running selfies :)

Done! My dad also did the Race As One race

Last Sunday I ran what has got to be one of the most sentimental  races ever, for many reasons. My grandfather passed away exactly 7 years ago and I've wanted to do this race and dedicate it to him for a few years now. When I signed up for it I did it quickly and didn't notice what race it was until 2 days before. My plans were to complete it while wearing his picture on a shirt. No, I didn't get to wear a shirt with his image on it but it was still one of the most important races of my life.

Every time my feet hit the pavement I thought I was going to break down in tears. Every breath I took during the race, I took for him. I remember those last few years of his life, how hard it was for him to breath. Every time I felt a breeze I was sure it was him, right by my side.
It wasn't my fastest race but it will definitely go down in the books as one of the most significant ones. It was the most important 4 miles of my life. My dad also ran but he went ahead to do his own race, he is faster than me.
He made sure to come back after he finished and met me during the middle of mile 3.
He pushed me and made sure I finished strong, and I crossed that finish line with my dear grandpa in my heart and mind. It was an emotional Sunday morning and this race is one to become a traditional one. I promise to be more prepared next year.

For you my dear abuelito. 
You are never forgotten, you are always in our hearts and our thoughts. 
Everyday that goes by we miss you and more.
My arms ache to hug you again, my ears ache to hear your voice again.
My eyes ache because they wish to see you again.
I miss you abuelito.
Mi querido Papa Betito.

Kary xoxo

Friday, May 1, 2015

It's The Simple Things In Life...

Spring has finally arrived at Central Park and it's beautiful.

Finally trying out Starbucks new Smore's Frappuccino.

Happy Mail - Finally receiving the two Lilly Pulitzer items from the Target line, I was able to get before the website crashed. Of course they are for jellybean.

Munchkin finding a jellybean hat while thrifting.

Our little jellybean looking like a big girl.

Happy Friday. 
Have a Great Weekend :)

Kary xoxo

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Calf Compression Sleeves Review - Tomoson Review

As runners one of the most sought out product are compression sleeves, with summer days on their way husband and I prefer calf sleeves instead of socks. It can get expensive, so we are always on the hunt for great priced, quality products. Humbe and I were very excited to try out these Calf compression sleeves sold by Fitness Foundations. Not only are they super affordable, but they come with great reflective technology and they are unisex.

Humbe was able to use them for Soccer on Sunday, and I was able to use them for running on Tuesday (after washing them by hand of course) My husband is greedy - lol. Of course he wants them all to himself, and that's the great part about these sleeves is that they are only $19.95 on Amazon with 2 day free shipping (for Prime Amazon members).
These calf compression sleeves do their job, and help our muscles relax after each of our workouts. They are so stylish, and the little reflective design actually made my calfs look smaller :)

We definitely recommend these calf compression sleeves, you can't beat the price and great product.
They are a must have for all runners. 

Disclosure: This product was received for review, all words and opinions are 100% our own.

Kary xoxo

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?

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!

Kary xoxo