This blog is a branch of my "Correr pra quê?" (What do we run for?) blog. So people who speak English can enjoy and share ideas about running with me.
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PS: I am still translating my older posts, so you might find some old post among the new ones.

segunda-feira, 26 de novembro de 2012

University Pedestrian Race

After one year far from competitions, I am back to the tracks running where I like the most: our university. There were 5km running in the middle of the nature at State University of Londrina. Aline and I could make the whole race nonstop in 30 minutes.
The competition was well organized and there were many people, the climate also helped: fresh and cloudy.
I am happy because I am back to the runs and also because I could make it in good condition. This Sunday was also special because my daughter won the vice championship of volleyball of our state. Congratulations Stella and the whole team.

Tucanos Runners, I am the one with the orange number
Stella receives the trophy from the Sports Secretary of Rolândia, Dirceu de Matos
 Sub 13 Team of  Volleyball of  Rolândia with the coach Inho and the secretary.

domingo, 29 de janeiro de 2012

Back to the roads

    There were 4 long months far from races because of work and it was not easy to change the routine and face new challenges far from the track. New year, however, always brings us new goals and one of them is definitely to go back to training and races.
    It was really good to meet Tucanos group and also be able to join the first competition of 2012. I could plan it very well and my name was given just a few minutes before the race start, everything was fine though. The race was in Apucarana (PR), 30 minutes from my city, to celebrate the anniversary of the city. It was a 10 K but I ran 5K, that was my goal and I made it. I was broken in the end but could get my medal and accomplish my aim for the month!
    The best, however, was to breathe the same air runners breathed, to be surrounded by friends and move my body. I did 5K in 33min. I would like to thank all the bloggers who are always pushing me up here, mainly Jorge Cerqueira and Mayumi that have already asked about my return. OK, I am back, thanks for all!!
Carmelita, eu, Fernanda, Pokemon, Tucano e Tauan.
See also SANDRO CABRAL blog.

See also TUCANOS blog.

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sábado, 3 de setembro de 2011

My First Half Marathon!

          After 1 year of my blog and 3 years trying to run, I made it. Last Sunday, August 28th, 2011 I accomplished my 1st half marathon. I was looking forward for this day, although I couldn't have the proper preparation because of the double burden of work and the brilliant idea of giving vacation to our maid this month.
          I was afraid of not being able to make it but I did. As soon as I saw my friends' energy, everything turns to motivation and dreams and we just have to put one foot after the other and take advantage of different people, new air, beautiful places and when we realize we are there, coming to the end.

          This Sunday was one of the best in my life, I saw friends, ran around places the city I work in and won one more barrier in life and I made my first 21KM in 2h14min.
          In this race I had the opportunity to test the  ECOHEAD, an ecological headband that helps the runner in different ways. As my start was at  6:30a.m. I used it as a scarf. There were some other runners using the Ecohead as hair band and as hat. This was one of the most versatile product Marcus Araujo from Pro Ativa has sent me. I simply loved it. This is the link that explains clearer how to use the ECOHEAD:
          There is my photo with my ECOHEAD along Iguapó Lake, one of the most beautiful landscapes of the marathon.
           ECOHEAD can be used in many ways as we can see the photo below and it is also an ecological product becaiuse it is made by 2 PET bottles, it is a product that fits any sports person. In my opinion it is an excellent present for someone who likes sports and thinking green.
          Talking about friends, a marathon is a place to see them all. I started with my blogger friends that have always encouraging me to run by their comments. In this race I had the opportunity to meet  Marli from Blog da Marli, Fernanda from Porque Correr é Preciso and Rosimeyre from Emagrecer é Minha Meta.
Marluce, Marli, Fernanda e Rosimeyre
          Marcos from Born to Run on behalf of Acorremar, a team that I like a lot, was there and pushed me up during the end of my 21K route. That's what friends are for, cheers Marcos!
Eu e Marcos do Born to Run
          I also have to mention the unforgettable encounter I had with the  Baleias. The Equipe Baleias, from Belo Horizonte, is being responsible for my motivation to run. They are determined and spread happiness wherever they go all over Brazil. As soon as I knew they were in Londrina I went to their hotel and had a nice talk to them. There is the historical register of this moment with the Baleias:
Os Baleias, os Tucanos e os Arcoja
          On this day I also had the opportunity to meet two runners of  Equipe Acorja from the North of Brazil, Pernambuco, led by the Professor and biologist Gilmar Farias. In the picture I am with two of them.

          However, it is among the Tucanos from Rolândia that I had had the biggest support and motivation to run. Running has changed my life, I can't stop saying that it has brought me a better humor, better health, new ways to face problems in life and great friends, some of them in this photo, aren't they nice?
Os Tucanos Corredores
          My family tried to watch my arrival but they missed it because of the traffic but they came in the end to give me a nice hug.
          Thanks everybody for the support, for the messages and for the motivation!
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quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2011

Do you want to run in London?

         In the begining of the year I was preparing my school things to go to start teaching, I cut an image of one of the run magazine I read that said: Do you want to run in London?  I had no idea of what would happen and that was it I ran in London. Life takes us to different ways, however I do believe there is someone nice and powerful behind it all and I thank Him for being here today.
         The race was in the Old Deer Richmond Park and I hit my personal record doing it in 55.44 That is my best timing so far :).
My triunphant arrival :)
Taking out the chip by a kind lady :)
                    Still in LOLndon I had the opportunity to see my beloved aunt who took me to the raceI had a great time with her! Thank aunt marina :)
Enjoying the juice and the fruit offered by the staff.
Going back home by the famous London underground, the best tranportation of the world according to experts.
          Next year, I will look for an image saying: Do you want to run in Orlando with your family?
          I aaloso apologize myself for not visiting my friends'blogs, but as sson as I reach Brazil I will see everything you are doing by the moment, see you, Marluce

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domingo, 5 de junho de 2011

Cadarlastic in Mandaguari Race

          Has you shoelace ever untied during a race? Do you always have to tie your shoes everytime you put them on or off? I don't anymore. My first ever race  can be remembered by my desparation to decide between stopping to tie my tenis or running with them untied. In this last race my husband had this problem and lost some precious seconds tying to tie his shoes during the race in Mandaguari last Sunday, Mat31st.
          I was sent by @murilo_grossi during May a pair of racing shoelaces. It is the Cadarlastic for runners and I tested them during this race. I have already listened about this type of lace and thought it was not that important. I was wrong. Only testing  I could realize how important it is such a SIMPLE PRUDUCT and I can't run without it anymore! The reasons?
          1. You tie it on your tennis without any problem or discomfort;
          2. There is not the sensation of having a loose or tight shoe. it just fits perfectly;
          3. It's very easy to attach the chip during the race and
          4. You can only tie you shoe again next time you want to wash it!
          5. More information about this product visit
          This means, many runners as Fernanda or Marcele will love it (they never wash their shoes!!!) Kkkkk... as about the race in Mandaguari, despite my inconformity about my rank, 10th in my category, I had a new record in this run. I did 5K in 26.36, 2 minutes less than this race last year (28:55). I stepped on the stage and got a nice medal! It was another nice Sunday running gave for us.
           The medal, the politician and me. Congratulations, Mr Politician, a good administration starts with its administrators dressing on the sport t-shirt.
          My homage to our dear friend Eliane Real that got the second place in her category.
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quinta-feira, 26 de maio de 2011

Fragile Sex? Ok...

          Last Sunday, on May 22nd there was the Race for Cancer Patients in Maringá, Paraná State in the South of Brazil. Running is always good but running for a good cause is much better! Carme and I were there and I thought it would be easier because it a a race for women.
          The event was small, well organized, charming and warm and it reminded me of my first race for Cancer Patients in Hillsboro in the EUA. In Maringá there was t-shirt, a nice staff and lots of friends, but there was no chipping time which made our life complicated because... we were late for the start...
          The guys had a very sharp watch, because when I looked at my watch, which is most of the time ahead, it was 8:28 and the start would be at 8:30. At this moment I listened to the staff shouting 5... 4... 3... 2...1   and ... too late, all the women started running and Carme and I were at least 200m from the beginning. Bad timing, I did 6K in 35:05, it was much like a turtle on the road! and the worst was that I ran over lots of runners to compensate but all useless. Carme was not good either (she agrees) and did the race in 36min.
          That's it, these women from  Paraná run a lot, but we will find our place near them someday. Check our happiness out from the photo taken by the great photographer Sandro Cabral from (Before the race, of course!)
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quinta-feira, 19 de maio de 2011

My first 10K record

Waiting for Official Result
           It was in the Tradicional Race of Tiradentes on May 15th, 2011 in Maringá that I, myself, married, mother and runner had my first record:
10K in 58 minutes
         wher is me? (look for the neck)
            It was very exciting, we worked hard since the beginning. We did the first K fast. Carme and I, the unfallible partners on north of Paraná, we started in the front, but soon lost velocity. At this time we met the  Papa-Léguas runner of Londrina - PR from the 60 category woman, she was passing us. I told Carme: Let's follow her because she runs a lot! We did 3 more K very fast, then we lost Papa-Léguas, and with her our speed. Then we saw Andreia from Ibiporã. I told Carme again: "Catch her, Carme!", we speeded some more but we were exhausted. We pretended to be very well when we passed in front of the public to start the second lap. Then, it was time to keep our pace and concentrate for the ending.
Carmeand I pretending to be fine in front of the public: We are fine people... we are fine...
           We had just 2 more K to finish it and we were gently received by  Renatinha The Flash runner of Ibiporã that came to motivate us and made us ran a little faster: "Thank you, friend!!"
Carme, on the left and  Renata (top model, on the right that helped us in the end.
          As soon as I saw the end line, far from me, I wanted to look at my watch and see if I could make it or not. I held myself and didn't do it. I just looked at my watch when I stepped on the carpet and: YES! I won myself again.
          Unfortunately the  chip had a tilt and the official result hasn't been published yet. This was bad, a race like this has to have a plan B.
          A register of the family that runs together and stays together and also the first 10K of my husband, in front of our best partner, our daughter.
Os Tucanos
          Above a picture of our team, Os Tucanos, it has been a great pleasure to run with you all!
Tutta, it was not this time we came to know each other, but I found you here! Is it you wearing the Coral cloak? See you next time!
          I want to thank all the bloggers and friends that have been visiting the blog and also say that running transforms people and lives, puts us next to friends and makes us healthier! Run too!
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