Another week.. A new GOAL!!

Hi everyone. I hope you all have been doing great. We are definitely enjoying the weather change here in San Antonio. I know it has been a little more than a week but here is a recap of what has kept me busy . 

 So it is official!!! We are running in the west coast. I am very excited to announce we will be running the full marathon. Our vacations were granted and now we have begun training . I have decided to follow the Hanson’s marathon guide. I know it’ll be tough but very doable.

Some of our run group team went to run the Cowtown marathon. Unfortunately that weekend Dallas roads got icy. They decided to run their marathon the following weekend here in San Antonio. We ran out to the course to cheer on them. We later found out they ran more than the marathon distance but they finished.

looking fancy

Sunday evening we decided to go to Target. We walked there because it is maybe about a quarter mile walk. We really went to stretch our legs and have some fun. Blanca enjoyed her time for sure. 

I have also been able to take some time with family and friends. We have gone to play some disc golf and it can get competitive. I came in second only behind my uncle but ahead of Rudy; one of my very good friends.

there is my brother

This past weekend was the fourth annual Alamo 13.1 half marathon.   Blanca and I love to cheer on our team mates. We woke up really early and this is what happened.



Team Downtown Run Group


3 2 1 GO!!


There is Blanca!!


Get em Coach!!

Here is our coach Bo and soon to be father Chris. We will soon have another baby DRG companion.


Here I am with my parents. I never thought I would see my parents complete races like these.

Now that the San Francisco marathon is official we have begun our training. As mentioned in an earlier post we are trying to eat much healthier. I truly believe Blanca will qualify for Boston sonner rather than later. I have taken the challenge of not only becoming her husband, training partner but now coach as well. I am very proud of her accomplishments and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Have a great weekend. God bless each and everyone one of you. Don’t forget to Run Inspired!


And life goes on..

Hi everyone! I hope you guys and gals have had a good couple of weeks. I sure have had some ups and downs. I had found myself in a slump. I was having trouble getting up from bed to put in my mileage. I was just not getting it done. Good news! The past two weeks I have fully recovered from my laziness and have begun training once again. I’ve put in five days of running out of seven in the past two weeks. This time it has been different. I have now incorporated stretching, rolling and speed drills. This is something that I have never done in my training. 

Here’s what I’ve been up too…

Blanca saw this book on runners magazine and she went on a search.

So here is the finished product. I totally forgot we finally got ourselves a blender. Now we have our fruit smoothies daily.

We have been able to replicate some of our Jamba Juice favorites.

Blanca was having some pain on her toe since running New Orleans full in February. We almost missed out on our church family. Good thing all is well and we made it on time.

Preparing for first trail half!

After finding out all was ok she returned to training immediately. 

Blanca and Santino pre race

Start of Backcountry Trail Half.

My wife Blanca  mentioned this race was fun and tough. She gave it her all. Unfortunately half a mile prior to securing a top three position she took a wrong turn. A total of about 15-20 people also got lost.  After it was all set and done a 1:45 half turned into a 3:45 full. 

This is  Blanca after her race. She doesn’t mean it I promise. 

I’m just excited that we are back on track. I apologize for couple of weeks of no activity. 

Have a wonderful week and God bless.