My New GOAL - "13 And Counting"

Thirteen 5K's so far
I have officially ran  thirteen 5K's as of June 19, 2014.  As many of you might know the number "13" is my lucky number.  I was born on the 13th, I lost 113 pounds, and so many other things has happened to me with the number 13.

So I decided to declared a new goal to reach the day I did my 13th 5K.

NYC Police Chase - My 13th 5K

On June 19, 2014, I ran the NYC 5K Police Chase in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens.

It was a beautiful day, excellent weather for a run.  I was running with my wonderful nephew Anthony which makes it exciting for me.

A couple of years ago, in 2011 to be exact,  my husband and I had attempted to walk this race.  At the time we were  not conditioned to run it.  We were the only ones walking it along with an elderly gentleman.

NYPD Memorial Run - My 12th 5K Race

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, I ran the 13th NYPD Memorial 5K race.  This race is run in honor of all NYPD Officers who have died in the line of duty. There are more than 800 NYPD heroes whose names have been etched into the granite New York City Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park City.

For the past few years my friend Maria and I been wanting to run this race, but life keeps getting in the way.  This year Maria had a previous engagement, but I was determined to do it since it was the 13th annual one (13 is my lucky number).

RMHA Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies - My Eleventh 5K

At Van Cortland Park
On April 27th, 2014, I ran my official eleventh 5K.  It was a gorgeous day in the neighborhood and  great weather for a run.

The Riverdale Mental Health Association 5K was originally scheduled for March 9, 2014, but due to the horrible winter we had this year, the race was cancelled and rescheduled.

We were a little disappointed because last year's race included the the trails at Van Cortland Park, but they changed the route this year.  The trails are awesome and we were looking forward to running them -- but anyway we ran the flats.

World Spinning® Sports Conference 2014

So most of you know that I love Spinning® and that I became a Certified Spinning® Instructor back in November of 2013.  Usually the Spinning® world comes together every year at the end of May at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida.

The World Spinning® Sports Conditioning Conference is 3 full days filled with more than 300 mind-blowing, heart-pumping sessions including Spinning®, Zumba®, Peak Pilates®, Pilatesstick®, Bodyblade®, Resist-A-Ball®, Xtend Barre®, CrossCore®, Ugi®, The Groove Method, SPINpower™, and KettleBell Concepts™. This is the place to be if you love fitness!

Back in February 2014 I started seeing the advertising for the conference, and being a newbie at this, I really considered on attending to experience this awesome event.  After weighing all possibilities I decided to attend since I was going with Ketsy (my trainer) who had attended the conference before, and our friend who is also a personal trainer, Isabel.