Race Recap: Pride Run!

PRIDE WEEKEND WAS AMAZING!!! I had so much fun and I can’t believed I enjoyed myself, well I can believe it, but still, I’ve never experienced something of such magnitude, such positivity just by being who you are and being accepted, it was beautiful.

Race weekend…

The same five miles from last year in central park. A very hot a humid day but nothing to keep us away from running. We took a moment for silence for those lives lost in the Orlando shooting and then it was time to run.

I don’t remember much since it was a five mile race, but I do remember just running and being happy and colorful, being able to express myself without a care in the world. This race was also on the heels of my coming out story, which also led me to feel very comfortable while running.

The only thing I wanted to be colorful and expressive as possible, I think I accomplished that for my standards.


After the race my girlfriend and I hung out for a bit and then met up with her friends for a picnic in the park, went back to her house and went out for the evening and went to the parade in the morning. That’s pretty much how our pride weekend went.





Until next time beauties.

Xo.KissTheRunner

Marathon Training has Officially Begun!

It’s marathon-training season and time is rapidly going by. I am on week three of training and I’m feeling a bit uneasy about it. For those of you that don’t know I am currently training for the NYC Marathon in November. This will be my first marathon and as I mentioned I am uneasy and scared about it. The upcoming long runs are daunting and I know I am already psyching myself out about them but I just need to get over it and do it.

So what plan did I end up choosing? And why? Honestly I should have started training seriously in June but that just didn’t happen and there’s no use feeling sad about it now because I can’t turn back time but here it is, I’ve started and I couldn’t be more happier.

Hal Higdon Novice Plan 1.

WEEKMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
1Rest3 m run3 m run3 m runRest6Cross
2Rest3 m run3 m run3 m runRest7Cross
3Rest3 m run4 m run3 m runRest5Cross
4Rest3 m run4 m run3 m runRest9Cross
5Rest3 m run5 m run3 m runRest10Cross
6Rest3 m run5 m run3 m runRest7Cross
7Rest3 m run6 m run3 m runRest12Cross
8Rest3 m run6 m run3 m runRestRestHalf Marathon
9Rest3 m run7 m run4 m runRest10Cross
10Rest3 m run7 m run4 m runRest15Cross
11Rest4 m run8 m run4 m runRest16Cross
12Rest4 m run8 m run5 m runRest12Cross
13Rest4 m run9 m run5 m runRest18Cross
14Rest5 m run9 m run5 m runRest14Cross
15Rest5 m run10 m run5 m runRest20Cross
16Rest5 m run8 m run4 m runRest12Cross
17Rest4 m run6 m run3 m runRest8Cross
18Rest3 m run4 m run2 m runRestRestMarathon
I was going to go with Novice plan 2, but I quickly realized that the long runs progressed very quickly and I haven’t ran such distance in months and if I wanted to run and train for this race injury free and novice plan 2 was not the way to do it, for my personal running style and progression.

I tailored the schedule to fit my needs and also added some strength trainings days in the mix as well but for the most part, this is what my training plan looks like. 

Either way here’s to week three of training and from here on out I will be staring the “Marathon Training” weekly series. Every Sunday, I’ll recap how training has been, victories, struggles, the whole nine yards.

Until next time beauties.


Xo. KissTheRunner