It have been 5 consecutive events!

This is the fifth time I have run this event, I know the route, I now know a lot more people, know what to expect and I know a little bit more about running than 4 years ago. Similar to the last three years, this one land the week before the Marathon. So I always say that I will take ...

Cisco’s Five Kilometer original event

Alright this marks the completion of my third year of running and my fourth Cisco 5K run. This event was the one that started it all the one that definitely hooked me into running. The event started at 11:00AM, sunny, small breeze temperature slightly warm. I did about a mile of warm up with some butt kick and high knee ...

3rd consecutive Cisco 5k

Ahhhh, the event that started it all for my running adventures and event career being my 18th event. This year I was feeling great and ready. Since I have been putting plenty of weekly miles and longer distance events I cracked a smile while waiting for the sound of the start. 5k a short distance now as I reflect on ...
Cisco 5k 2011 Carlos Candelaria

Finally, the insanity begins with a first event.

So I have been running at home on a treadmill for a few months. Slowly ramping up the miles. Even before moving to North Carolina, I started running in the garage. I knew I was able to run for about an hour or so without stopping while watching my favorite TV shows. But I knew that running in a treadmill …