Monday, November 22, 2010

Race to Deliver 2010

Hello Loves!!!!!! I am sorry for my lack of posting and also commenting on your blogs. The reason for my disappearing act is because my days have been consumed by this…

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I recently set up my ACE PT Exam for January and have been studying whenever I get a free chance.

However I did take time off from my studies to participate in the Race To Deliver 4 Miler on Sunday morning. I woke up dark bright and early and headed into the city with the boy.

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I was exhausted so I sipped on some Sugar Free Red Bull to give me wings!

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It took us almost 2 hours to get there… you gotta love the MTA on Sunday morning (insert sarcasm here).

We finally arrived at Central Park and it was a beautiful day for a race!

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Despite it being c c cold brrrrrrrr

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I impatiently patiently waited in line…

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I tried to warm up by marching in place…

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And then we started moving!!!! that person in blue is covering me but you can see my hair and foot hahahaha

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The race went really great!!!!! I never ran in Central Park before so I wanted to make sure that I ENJOYED it! Every so often I would look up and look at the foliage of the trees or glance over to look at the water. I even took off my headphones a couple of times to hear the sounds of the all the feet hitting the ground. It also helped that I had a kick ass playlist created by Nik (the boy)

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I think that running outside a couple of times before the race helped me prepare because my chest was not hurting from the cold air and I also think that the fact that I am used to running on hills (Forest Park is all hills) helped me a lot! I don’t want to say that it was easy but it WAS enjoyable and I loved every minute of it.

Usually by the end of a race, I am gasping for air and counting down but when I saw the finish line, I got my second wind and hauled ass! Oh and talk about perfect timing; the song “I made it” started to play right at that exact moment!!!!!!! AND I managed to break my 4 mile PR…at my last race it was 41:41 and this time it was 39:29! With an average pace of 9:53.

I am really happy that I managed to squeeze in this race before the new year…I told myself last year that in 2010 I would run my first 5K and here I am with 4 races under my belt! 2012 NYC MARATHON HERE I COME!

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Namaste…

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18 comments :

  1. Sweet job on the race, woman! So proud of you!

    I'm also looking into the ACE certification once some extra cash comes my way. Which level of study materials did you end up buying? Some are more expensive than others and it's hard to tell which would be the better value...

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  2. Congrats!! You are such an inspiration and I'm super proud of you :)

    Maybe one day I'll be like you when I grow up and try to run a race.

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  3. Good for you Mari!! That's so great! YOu met your goal, and then some. Awesome.

    And your man is named Nik?? Just like my man! Love it. MUY BUENO!! ;)

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  4. You are doing great Mari! So proud of you my friend!

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  5. I am SOOO undeniably proud of you! You rock girl.

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  6. So your legs super smooth and I kinda want to pet them. What are you using on them??

    And I am requesting Nik to make me a playlist for my birthday(I take it I will be meeting.approving of him, yes??) he doesn't have to buy me songs, just put something together seeing we get songs like months after yall.

    Yay for setting a date for january---good luck with studying you will do great!

    Oh yeah--congrats! I already told you that but will tell you again :)

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  7. Congrats!!! You rocked it! Oh and tell Nik....HELL YEAH on the Benny Benassi song choice!! I am so happy you found him...he is so supportive!! You will definitely be running the 2012 marathon and I will be sitting in the bleachers cheering (or maybe teaching intenSati as the entertainment lo!!)

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  8. Awesome PR, girl!!! Your man is hawt BTW!!! :) Aw! Cute couple!!

    Good luck studying -- you'll kick butt!!!

    P.S. I LOL'ed at "Thong Song"!!!

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  9. I love how you are patiently waiting, that is so you, hahha!

    I am happy for you and all I see you are experiencing right now.

    Happy Thanksgiving Mala,:) love ya
    Jen

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  10. congrats Mari!!! love the pics haha I felt like it was a step by step and I was right there with you!!awesome playlist...YAY NIK! i like his style already :)

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  11. AWESOME timing! So happy you broke your personal record. and You are killing it girl! so proud of yoU!

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  12. I am so proud of you! I have faith that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to :) Love ya!

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  13. Congrats girl, you did an awesome job? How did you get so fast?! I am jealous! Also, way to go on all the races in 2010 you're an rock star!

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