Why I run

You know that moment when you realize you have to do something or your current situation is only going to get worse? I’m sure we’ve all had one of those moments and they each impact a part of our life in different ways, prompting us to make changes, to take risks or in extreme cases to start all over again.

Running the greenways

Puerto Rico lo hace mejor…

Aunque tal vez sea una de las frases más famosas en mi isla, “Puerto Rico lo hace mejor” has sido para mí una llamada a ser un mejor ejemplo de mi tierra hacia el mundo. Desde sus inicios en una mega campaña publicitaria promoviendo el turismo en la isla, hasta su uso diario en el … Continue reading Puerto Rico lo hace mejor…

Every obstacle overcome is a victory worth celebrating

My weekly blog lately has been turning into a bi-weekly affair… It seems that in my eagerness to climb the proverbial corporate ladder I neglected to take into account the time investment it would require to really be successful. But, as I said in my last post; change is the catalyst for growth, therefore I’m … Continue reading Every obstacle overcome is a victory worth celebrating

Change is the catalyst for growth

As I look back at my running journey I can’t help but notice that the biggest growth came after a period of change. Sometimes this change was unrelated to my running all together, but nevertheless it made an impact on my progress. It’s important that you take an inventory of your goals and evaluate how … Continue reading Change is the catalyst for growth

Keeping it simple; Knowledge is power – Sir Francis Bacon (1597)

We are all familiar with this expression, and in its simplicity there is in fact a powerful message. There are also many views on how to interpret it, the way I look at it is; as you become more knowledgeable in a subject, your mastery of the subject increases. This concept is one you can … Continue reading Keeping it simple; Knowledge is power – Sir Francis Bacon (1597)

Nunca olvides tus raíces

Disclaimer – You may need to consult Google translate for this post. Me ocurre muchas veces cuando salgo a correr, mi mente se pierde en pensamiento. ¿Cuán diferente sería mi vida si me hubiese quedado en Puerto Rico esos veinte y tantos años atrás?  No me mal interpreten; hay un sin número de cosas en … Continue reading Nunca olvides tus raíces

Crazy, obsessed or determined?

Ever since I started on my running journey I have been called many things; crazy is probably the most frequent one. Who knows, maybe I am a little crazy, but I know that running actually keeps me sane. If you know my story and some of my personal struggles you would probably agree that running … Continue reading Crazy, obsessed or determined?

Rediscovering your hidden talents

Have you ever had that moment when things just click? I remember years ago finding myself writing a lot, the circumstances then were certainly different and the inspiration somewhat ill guided. However some of my best poetry, in my humble and uber biased opinion, was written then. This time it is different, I have been … Continue reading Rediscovering your hidden talents

A lesson on procrastination

As the saying goes; don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Last year, as I prepared for my two marathons I found myself putting off training runs until “tomorrow”. In my mind I was banking on the fact that my plan called for 4-5 workouts and weeks, so it made perfect sense … Continue reading A lesson on procrastination

It’s 2018 and I’m back…

So let’s get one thing straight… I hate New Year’s resolutions. The idea that I’m going to do something different in the New Year, because of what I didn’t do in the prior year is preposterous. Just set a goal, make a plan and stick to it, there is no ‘line in the sand’. All … Continue reading It’s 2018 and I’m back…

The tale of two races

If there is one thing you should know about me is that I don’t quit. It may take me a while to get what I want but it will happen at some point in time. Never take your eye off the prize; it’s as simple as that. Whatever your “prize” may be, never falter and … Continue reading The tale of two races