Armory 800m 2017

 

This is a very late post. Life has a way of moving very fast leaving things undone if not done early enough. This is especially the case if you’re a entrepreneur working on many different tasks on the edge pioneering ways without any guidelines to assist the process. Oh well! This is what makes life fun if you’re following your passion. Anyways, my first ever indoor race was at the Armory taking part with Team Arete. I competed in the 800m off of very little training – with a road mile race on Turkey day a few weeks prior.  I posted the race video on my youtube channel:

I came in second in the heat and ninth over all with a time of 2:03.10. I have built much since then and now looking forward to my next race. Many adventures and experiences in the city of NY.  Like running to Rockefeller center at 2am in the morning the night after the race to see the Christmas tree lights only to find out they have hours of operation. LOL Fun times indeed!

I’ll let some pictures I took during this trip do the rest of the talking:

 

 

Until next time….

Savannah the Holistic Pup

 

We have a new addition to the Run Holistic Family. Her name is Savannah. She is the pup of a rescued dog that was happened upon while the family was fleeing Hurricane Irma, finding her pregnant, sick and malnourished on the streets of Georgia. The mom was subsequently fed a diet of raw foods, which brought her health back in good order. Being the holistic family that we are, we decided to do the same as good nutrition is really the first pillar of good health.

Here is a little bit about Savannah:

I can eat!!

And sleep!!!

My curiosity is keen….

Until it’s time to take a nap…LOL

Playgrounds are now my second home….

I also love a good walk with my big brothers Kanoa and Kaden….

Or one with mom where I can stop and smell the flowers….

I love to hug…..

People love to meet and pet me….and I don’t mind being the center of attention. 😉

I am just a fun loving pup with a fun loving family ready to explore and experience life as only a dog could!!! 🙂

 

 

coMra Palm – The Future of Home Health Care is Here

It’s no secret that I train hard. If you know me personally and have had the – for some unfortunate LOL – opportunity to train with me then you know that I put in work. I don’t shy away from a hard session and at times have over done it practically running myself into the ground. Now I do not advocate such an approach and have learned a lot through the process. What has helped me greatly in this respect is coMra-Therapy! It has allowed me to take those liberties since I was able to take care of any and all injury type issues including a few debilitating ones without the need for surgery or any pain medications, last of which have been shown to reduce the healing capability of the body.  These past seven years with coMra have been a life changer!  Now, the coMra Palm has been released making the future of home health care a present reality.

Whether it be pains and aches from sports or general life discomfort, the Palm will address the root cellular cause of those ailments in short order allowing you to once again enjoy your life at its highest level.

As soon as I feel something from training, whether it be in my knee, hip, ankle or muscular – or whatever hurts for that matter – I start treatment protocols that day (the beauty of having a home health device) and immediately I feel the improvements. Many times I’ve had issues/injuries that I trained right through using only coMra with full resolution. There is even an app you can download to learn more about the various treatment protocols available to you.

Holistic health and wellness takes an integrative approach viewing the individual as a whole and treating them as such. The reductionist approach by separating parts not considering that the part being influenced can have an impact on other areas eventually affecting the whole, is an archaic model in need of change. With the Palm, you have the opportunity to take your health and wellness within your own hands!

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If you don’t have one now or if you wait on buying one, I can guarantee you that you will be buying one in the future. 😉

Before MS Windows was created, personal computers were difficult to use making them not a normal part of every day life as DOS and the other operating systems of the time were not user friendly. Windows changed that and the personal computer boom took off! The coMra Palm is like the Windows of Low level laser technology with its ease of use, practicality and efficacy! This type of healing modality has been around for decades but was primarily reserved for scientists and medical professionals. No more will that be the case! For the low cost of $399 with free world-wide delivery, you can be confident that any pains and aches that come your way will be handled accordingly in the comfort of your own home.

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This is a gift that will keep on giving. A gift to you and every one you love. The time to act is now. Visit my Instagram account to find the latest $20 off coupon code to be applied at checkout. Use it at the coMra Palm website.

It’s time to Palm on and pain off!! 🙂

 

 

Never say never…

Here I go again. I have said in the past, never say never…. LOL In this case it refers to me leaving the middle distance discipline to pursue what I did as a youth athlete; namely, sprinting. However, life took me out of Miami and brought me to West Florida where I found a budding elite middle distance group taking form and a super talented coach.

Click on image to visit Arete Athletic International Club

Seeing this made me once again consider moving up to the 800m. I have nothing but respect for these types of runners as they can sprint fast AND hit the pavement, or trails, for miles on end. I believe my main problem before with this distance was primarily having to train myself, in effect running into the ground through over training. Now having a coach to guide me and to ensure I don’t over do it has allowed me to enjoy the training and distance, gradually increasing fitness over time.

Who knows what the future holds, but feeling is a good indicator of what is right or wrong. This move up again feels right and I believe a good place considering my athletic abilities. I am looking forward to this track season…I will update accordingly. 😉

Have fun, be You and love your Self in all ways… 🙂

Cheers!!!

 

Searching for Speedy Feet

 

As I am now searching for speedy feet, I’ve decided to race some 200 meter sprints to assist with that process. Below is my first 200m race in over 21 years; my time was 23.34 (video quality is poor considering the conditions, etc.).

I am in the outside lane:

I know I can run faster. First off, there was a 20 mph headwind as I was working the curve and when I started to round the bend into the straightaway a young girl happened to be in my lane which broke my focus as I needed to consider what to do.

My take away from this race are two things in particular. One, I need more block work thus a quicker start, and two, my fitness has room to improve as evident from my last 100m (maybe the distraction had something to do with it but I do know that my training has been sporadic without consistency). Nonetheless, learning from my races further improves my ability to discover myself through the medium of Track and Field.

Have a great day everybody!! 🙂

Diana’s Coaching Corner

 

Be Your Self

 

Greetings and Welcome to all! As a mother of two young athletic boys, and a wife of an elite runner, life can move rather quickly, but in the midst of it all, I find the time to consume well balanced meals, along with hearty dense superfoods and exercise. With the tools I have learned, I want to share my convenient and easy lifestyle approaches so you can also feel healthier and look your best!

 

Before and After

The picture on the left was taken in May 2016 , 125lbs. I would eat three balanced meals and exercised 4-5 days a week, for about an hour. The picture on the right was taken January 2017, 115lbs. Only 10lbs lighter, but more muscle toned and now only exercising 3-4 days a week, for 30-45 minutes! Today, I feel a zest of energy and feel stronger 🙂

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Have fun and stay healthy!

“Invest in your self, you are worth it!” – Diana Hevia

 

 

 

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A quick start to the season.

 

I had a quick start to the track season, 2017, running a 60m and 300m last Saturday the 18th of February.  Here are my races below:

I don’t work blocks at all. The last time I came out of the blocks was last year’s Moore Park Relays (now known as the Jesse Holt Invitational – RIP Coach Holt, your impact on the Miami community, and beyond, will be felt for ages).  And before that was a year prior messing around during practice with some friends. Truthfully, my main experience with blocks occurred between the ages of 11-14 as a youth sprinter growing up in Miami.  This being said, I am content with my 60m 7.40 time and know there is plenty of room for improvement.

The 300m is another story.  I should have ran a lot better than 37.05 as I run this in practice easily.  Unfortunately, as I entered the bend and attempted a higher gear, my right hamstring knotted up causing me to tone the speed down and hold on to pace.  Even so, I completely tied up on the home stretch losing my balance with 40m or so to go.  At first I was upset with the way all of it went down, but after the race the fire in my hammy led me to believe part of my breakdown was due to the hamstrings dysfunction (i.e. a grade 1 strain). That night I couldn’t even use my right leg properly!  As soon as I got home I proceeded to do coMra treatments every 2 hours to hasten the healing process. Took Sunday off, easy run Monday, easy run and 10 strides Tuesday, Wednesday a couple of 500s to test – hammy was still speaking to me even at 1:26 500 pace – Thursday off and Friday 6 300s with not a whisper from my hammy as I started with a 48 pace and worked down to 44. Very happy with my healing time and further testament to coMra’s efficacy. I visited the gym Monday, Tuesday and Friday, upper body, leg work and Olympic lifts/hip mobility, respectively.

Yesterday, Saturday, and today are both recovery days.  Of course Chen Family Taijiquan barefoot on grass everyday, usually twice per day or more. 😉

Until next race report. TTFN! Ta ta for now!!!!

 

Sub 50 Time Trial

Sub 50Yesterday I decided upon doing a 400M time trial on a recovery week. I don’t think this is the proper way to approach training but I really wanted to see where I was at after my first training micro-cycle of the season. I managed a 49.8! This is my first time under 50 in the 26 on and off years I’ve been running track – I turn 36 in May.  Got to admit that the body didn’t feel 100% recovered from the last 3 weeks of training (e.g. 3 days a week I doubled at the gym).  So, feeling hopeful for the season.

Truthfully, it is very difficult attaining this type of conditioning with a full time job as a parent of 2 young boys and a full time job as an entrepreneur hunting for ways to build the business of holistic health and wellness. It is where I am at, so I must work with it and build the mental fortitude necessary for a successful life that requires lots of strength and resiliency.

Bruce Lee

That’s it for now. Just wanted to update everyone as I progress towards faster times. Have a wonderful 2017; by the way, this is an impeccability year.  That means to pay attention to the moment, taste your water smell the air, etc. I believe in you all as I believe in myself. 🙂

 

UPS and United Way 5K in Coral Gables

Today Diana and I ran the UPS & United Way 5K in lovely Coral Gables.  It was a fun experience.  I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about racing a 5K again.  For me, anything over 500m is quite grueling and utilizes another aspect of training discipline: mental fortitude.  Not to say that sprinters don’t have to contend with that, but something about the grit from distance, putting your head down and sucking it up, makes me highly respect distance running for competition.

The race went well! Came in 3rd overall and first in my age group at a time of 18:42. Diana dropped her time from 28 in May to 25 today.  An incredible 3 minutes off of her previous pr!!! Since now we get our naturally sourced nutrition from Isagenix, there are so many ways to utilise their products, especially the performance solutions, that will optimize our physical outputs. Key words are: adaptogens, undenatured whey protein concentrate from pasture raised ‘Happy Cows’, and cleanse days.  We’ve been feeling so lean and fit lately no wonder we can go from a sprinting base and adapt with minimal training to perform well in a 5K.  Not to mention, we had a booth there promoting Isa solutions and offering amped hydrate drinks.  A complete sports recovery drink that has nothing artificial and tastes great.  Every single person who tried it gave raving reviews! 🙂

Repping together

As you can see in the picture above, we are wearing the earthrunner minimalist grounding sandals.  Had them on before warming up for the race and put them on as soon as we finished.  What a tremendous way to get antioxidants passively.

Being a holistic athlete is a lifestyle approach to search and discover new sustainable and self-sufficient ways that create a high quality life, healthy and capable.  Enjoy everyone and much love.  See you next time!! 🙂

 

 

Fuel your body right

I am a holistic athlete looking for ways to optimize my performance naturally and what you put in your body is the fuel that determines how well you will perform in any given sport.  Now for me, I didn’t mind spending money as long as I obtained quality products.

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My wife and I were partaking in a ‘Fit Kids Day’ event that was hosted at a park adjacent to our home.  There were many vendors so I took the opportunity to connect with each and every one of them.  I came around to a couple of ladies who were marketing a sports drink.

Politely I asked to view the ingredients, something I’m accustomed to doing.  The sports drink is comprised of quality ingredients and low sugar, no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors.

Apropos, they have whey protein concentrate from pasture raised grassfed cows.  Isagenix sources their dairy from New Zealand ‘Happy Cows’ which are loved and respected.

Their whey protein meal replacement is a daily go to for our family.

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They also have a one-of-a-kind nutrient rich herbal tonic infused with natural vitamins, minerals and plant-based adaptogens called the Ionix Supreme.  A must have!

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Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with our self. 🙂

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