Latest reviews by Cynthia Ramos

(2021)
"Making a Difference "
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Took it to the trails today for my @backonmyfeet Virtual 10k run 🏃🏻‍♀️ and that was fun, perfect morning for this race. The hot and sometimes unbearable weather is improving and I can feel the fall weather is here.

One of the things that I truly love about virtual running is that it is all about me, I choose what I want to do, I choose the time, location, and I just focus on my own race. It was quite relaxing and enjoyable.

Running for this cause was a great experience. What this organization is doing to fight homelessness is amazing. They have programs in place to help homeless people get back on their feet, every one deserves a chance and they are providing that chance and making a difference.

Back on My feet is a healthy community and you can volunteer at their transitional housing and recovery facilities to build community through health and fitness. You can help by signing up as a morning circle-up volunteer and support a group by leading a morning walk, jog or run. How amazing is that!

I was not looking for a PR but at one point I realized that hitting it maybe possible. Unfortunately, my knee started hurting at mile 5 so I had to slow down. Still, I was able to finish and got my silver :)

Overall I had an amazing experience, the swag was very nice, super nice running tee, cool bib, loved the medal, and the fun finisher banner to celebrate.

You can also help this great organization by running, donating and/ or volunteering. Let’s combat homelessness together.

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(2021)
"Mission Accomplished "
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Mission accomplished 🏃🏻‍♀️🚀
4 miles✅ 11:00 /mile T: 45:05

As soon as I heard about this race I was all in. To be part of this adventure was very exciting, this is history in the making. This is the beginning of exploration and discovery, I had to be part of it.

Moreover, they are raising awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and I love helping amazing causes such as this one.

I got super excited when I received my swag the day before launch day. Loved the pullover, hat and super cool finisher’s medal.

I decided I wanted to run on launch day to take part of the experience virtually. There was a nice drizzle 🌧 when I started which I didn’t mind because it made my run nice and refreshing in this Texas heat. Overall I felt really good, and decided push a little at the last mile. Happy about my performance and time.

That night I sat down with my kids to watch history take place. I was in aww with the whole experience. This was fun!

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(2021)
"Running my Own Race"
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This was a big, real big goal for me. Beginning with the fact that just a year ago I couldn’t even finish a 3k. But I started adjusting my training, started walking more, doing yoga a couple of times a week and ran two other 5k with almost no issues. So I decided that running a 10k would be something I could give a try. So yes I signed up for the Statesman Cap 10k in Austin, the largest 10K in Texas and the sixth largest in the nation. This year the race was set for in person, but they made some adjustments because of COVID and changed it to a virtual format to follow the city's guidelines and keep the community safe, which I'm all about as well. The virtual race featured 10 different routes across Austin area, the Austin Coffee House 10k Sunrise Tour, hosted by local Coffee Houses and Breweries.

I really liked the idea of going to Austin and running one of the 10 routes. My husband also signed up for the race because he loved the idea of the 10 different routes, and we felt like it was not going to be a crowded event, and took advantage of the nice weather and made it a fun weekend getaway, we are just 2.5 hours from Austin.

The day before the race we went to the contactless drive-thru packet pick-up. (I was supposed to get mine in the mail but I didn’t get it on time) my husband got his packet including his bib, medal and t-shirt. Mine was on route but they still gave me the goodie bag and a T-shirt. The goodie bag was great, included snacks, drinks, and supplements for the run. The event was very well organized, volunteers were very helpful, everyone was wearing their masks and it felt super safe.

We ended choosing the Das Weg Läufer 10K
Hosted by Stouthaus Coffee + Pub. This route was mostly a trail run, it seemed fun and I wanted to give it a try.

We decided to start at 8am, the weather was going to be just perfect. We met at the coffee house with his cousin and were surprised that there were actually people from the race cheering us on.

This was a self-guided and self-paced run, with no street closures or directional signage marking the training route. We downloaded the RunGo app, like the race recommended and it was perfect. It guided us step by step, there were some white markings on the ground that helped for sure. I did get off route once, but the app gave me the notification and I was able to get back on track right away.

The trail was amazing, I absolutely loved it, with lots of trees and beautiful wild flowers that are blooming at the moment, and time went by fast. I couldn’t believe that I was actually doing it.

I know that most of you are missing the big crowds and the sense of community that you get when you race, but let me tell you my experience was incredible. My husband and cousin went ahead of me and I was just comfortable, I was not competing with anyone, I didn’t feel rushed, I took a break when I needed it to stretch my IT band and walked a few times as well.

Not having that pressure made it all extra fun and exciting to accomplish something that I was looking forward to, it was very special and I ran my own race! This has been my favorite race experience by far. The Stateman Cap 10K is until April 30th, you still have time to enjoy any of the routes that are featured.

At the finish line there were some of the volunteers cheering for us and that made it even better. This is my kind of fun, looking forward to next year's race already!

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(2021)
"The Gods are with me ⚡️"
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I conquered Mt. Olympus @rteseries and helped the goddess Atalanta become the 13th major deity of the Greek Pantheon ⚡️

What a fun experience, 6 puzzles to unlock the runs, entertainment & story telling from the gods, and I conquered the mission covering 27 miles! The series are perfect for the whole family, I went on a run with my daughter and my husband several times.

Not only fun, but this immersive running experience helped me do something I didn’t think I could, and prepared me to become a better runner. Having the different races to complete pushed me to get up and go. I’m thankful!

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(2021)
"The sweetest Race of the year!"
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My first race as a BibRavePro 🎉 I was so excited when I got the yes, that I was chosen to run the Allstate Hot Chocolate Virtual 5k. It was a virtual race but still very exciting. I received my package by mail with my bib, an amazing hoodie, a keepsake medal {with a yummy 😋 surprise inside 🍫} and of course a goodie bag with hot chocolate powder mix, a snack and hydrate tablet. The swag was amazing!

This was a big milestone for me because running is very challenging for me. I did stop a couple of times to stretch my IT band, but I was able to keep going and actually ran until the finish line.

My overall experience was outstanding, love that we ran for a great cause {St. Judes Research}. Can’t wait for next year!

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