Amigos de Latino Fit Club en esta ocasión les traigo una cordial invitación en especial para quien vive en Los Ángeles o áreas vecinas. Este 25 de Abril Nike Women te invita a que tomes el reto de ser parte de esta experiencia que será única y súper exclusiva. Ven a celebrar una noche llena de mucho actividad física. N+TC Tour (Nike Training Club) llega a Los Ángeles para ponernos a sudar la gota gorda mientras hacemos ejercicio con los mejores entrenadores de acondicionamiento físico de Los Ángeles.

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El reto te está llamando… Únete a el. Nike Women le invita a un reto de entrenamiento dirigido por los mejores entrenadores de Los Ángeles. Desde estudios hasta entrenamiento de alta intensidad, prepárate para una noche llena de ejercicios y actividades épicas con muchas sorpresas. Si siempre has tenido la curiosidad de ser parte de un evento como este, pues anímate, me encantaría verte ahí para que nos echemos porras y hagamos ejercicio juntos.

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Este evento es un evento con causa, N + TC tour de Los Ángeles, Nike estará donando 10.000 dólares al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD) para apoyar a programas como Bell que aportan actividades extracurriculares para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria que apoyan a mas de 100.000 estudiantes cada día para fomentar el deporte y las actividades extracurriculares de nuestros estudiantes. Nike Women se compromete a hacer este donativo , así que cuando te inscribes y pagas los $50, estos estarán siendo utilizados para una muy buena causa.

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El evento se llevara acabo el 25 de Abril de 6pm a 11:59pm, así es, será una noche épica llena de mucha actividad y diversión. Ojala y te animes, me encantaría concerté y tener la oportunidad de hacer ejercicio contigo.

Para mas detalles y para inscribirte en el evento visita: https://www.nike.com/events-registration

Espero verte ahi 🙂

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Amigos de Latino Fit Club regresando con una nota mas para compartiles que llega a Los Angeles la 3a carrera anual de año nuevo “Los Angeles at Night” y nos traen el Medio Maratón, Resolución de Año 5K/10K, y Kids Fun Run.

Los Angeles at Night nos invita a la comunidad de Los Ángeles a romper las barreras bilingües y culturales para mantener la buena salud y el ejercicio en forma centralizándolo en una tarde llena de adrenalina en la carrera que se efectuará el próximo 3 de Enero, 2015 en el corazón del centro de Los Ángeles.

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Nunca has corridor? O tienes mucha experiencia?… no te preocupes, el evento le da la bienvenida a corredores, trotadores, caminantes y entusiastas de todas las edades, para hacer de éste un evento para familiares y amigos, para compartir la primera carrera de Año Nuevo. Los participantes del Sur de California, de la nación y del mundo están listos para celebrar el Año Nuevo formando parte de esta popular carrera en el 2015.

Si en tus planes del año nuevo esta empezar a corer y vivir una vida mas saludable, entonces esta es tu opotunidad que estabas esperando para empezar a correr. Puedes empezar con el 5K (3 millas) o si te gusta el reto entonces un 10K (6 millas) o ½ maraton (13.1 millas)… no importa cual sea tu condicion, sin dudas puedes participar.

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La Carrera de Medio Maratón y la Resolución 5K/10K dará comienzo a las 6 de la tarde, entre la Calle 7 y la Avenida Grand, mientras que el Kid’s Fun Run dará inicio a las 4 de la tarde en la Calle Spring ,entre la Calle 1a y Temple, al otro lado del City Hall, los dos eventos serán en el Centro de Los Ángeles.

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Cada carrera tendrá una meta final y zona de celebración que estará localizada en el 227 N. Spring Street, en el “Grand Park” del centro de Los Ángeles. Todos los corredores serán premiados con una medalla de participación. El registro se cerrará cuando llegue a su capacidad. Este evento esta abierto para el público que desee presenciar la carrera.

Los participantes registrados para la 3ra. Carrera Anual “Los Ángeles at Night” provienen del sur de California y de otros países como Brasil , Nueva Zelanda, Dinamarca, Canadá, Singapur, Francia, Australia, Suiza, Islandia, Indonesia, Reino Unido, Italia, Finlandia, Japón, Noruega, Argentina, Sudáfrica, Puerto Rico, México, China y Tailandia.

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Una de las principales atracciones en la carrera de Medio Maratón son los “Taiko Drummers” (tambores japoneses), quienes con sus espectaculares sonidos y su presentación rítmica motivarán a los corredores y harán que sus corazones palpiten de emoción cerca de la entrada del estadio de los Dodgers, donde los participantes tendrán por primera vez la oportunidad única para correr dentro y en los alrededores del histórico estadio.

Tuve el placer de platicar con Julio García el director del evento y me comento que ya tienen mas de 5,000 corredores ya pre-registrados para la carrera, y que esperan aun mucho mas para el dia del evento.

La carrera tambien cuenta con nn componente es la Expo de la Salud y el Ejercicio en Forma que abrirá sus puertas el viernes, 2 de enero, 2015, de 12:00pm- 7:00pm y continuará hasta el sábado, 3 de enero, 2015, de 9:00am- 4:00pm en los cuartos “Biltmore Bowl” y “Regency” del Hotel Millennium Biltmore, localizado en el 506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Ángeles, CA 90071.

“Es emocionante saber que la Carrera de Año Nuevo ‘Los Ángeles at Night’, se está convirtiendo rápidamente en una tradición y en una atracción a nivel mundial tanto para las familias locales, como para los turistas de la temporada festiva provenientes de otras partes del mundo”, dijo Robert Larmore, Director de la Carrera de Año Nuevo.

Si tienes curiosidad por saber que incluye tu paquete de registro… bueno aqui tienes mas detalles.  Y que crees?  tienes la oportunidad de ganar una entrada totalmente gratis…. Solo deja un comentario y dime porque quires correr, camparte un de tus propositos para este 2015 y al azar escojeremos 2 ganadores.  PARTICIPA… la carrera ya esta aqui…

El Registro Incluye:
• Medalla exclusiva de participación en la Carrera de Año Nuevo
• Sudadera exclusiva con cierre corto (1/2 Maratón)
• Camisa de Manga Corta (Resolución 5k/10k)
• Admisión a la Zona de Celebración
• Revisión de Equipo (1/2 Maratón & Resolución 5k/10k)
• Entrada a la Expo de Salud y Ejercicio en Forma (Health & Fitness)
• Número personalizado si se registra antes del 10 de diciembre del 2014
• Bolsita de regalos
• Cronómetro Oficial (1/2 Maratón & Resolución 5k/10k)
• Estaciones de Agua
• Apoyo Médico
• Comida y bebidas después de la Carrera
• Manta de polyester (1/2 Maratón& Resolución 5k/10k)

Esta es la oportunidad que estabas esperando para empezar este 2015 con tu primer carrera. Recuerda que no tienes que ser un corredor con experiencia, puedes empezar con el 5K o 10K y si estas listo para el reto … entonces a darle con todo en el medio maratón.

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Aquí te dejo el link de la pagina (http://www.newyearsrace.com/para que te registres y para mas detalles…. Asi que espero verte en la calle del centro de Los Angeles… listo para esta carrera.

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If you want to check the Spanish version of this post click here.

YAY! Finally a post in English (slowly you will see more and more… a promise) ☺ I wanted this post to be in both English and Spanish because its definitely very inspirational. Did you know that there are several running communities that get together weekly to run around the city? Yes… There are several groups of runners, but today I want to share how this group started with few friends and now it’s one of the biggest (if not the biggest) running groups here in Los Angeles.

I meet Erik like a year ago at the Nike Store at the Grove, and since then we become insta-friends. I started following Erik because of his positive and inspirational post, it was interesting to see a lot of street art on his instagram post and then I discovered that he created this super cool running group named BLACKLISTLA.

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Here are some questions that I asked Erik so we all get know who he is and how this super cool idea of a running community started.

Who is Erik?

This one is a tough because I don’t really like talk about myself. But since your asking me, I suppose it’s good practice. 🙂 I am a person devoted to making people smile and help them realize that they’re more powerful than they think. Not sure where the motivation came from, but from as far as I can remember I love peoples’ reaction when they accomplish something they thought was impossible. Once I was done with HS and going to college, I realized that I had a huge void in my life. I felt selfish and like I needed to do something for the community and put myself second. I started researching and got involved with the Big Brother Big Sister. I have been matched with Carlos for 2years and love to provide a positive environment for him to flourish. This partially filled the void I explained earlier, but I still wanted to do more for the city of Los Angeles. Needless to say, I am in love with Los Angeles. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. When I was younger, I wanted to go east or at least explore east, places like NY. I had the opportunity to visit NY and fell in love. And that’s when it hit me, why did I want to go east when everything I ever wanted was here in our beautiful city of Los Angeles? I started biking so I can slow down time and be a tourist in my own city. Biking has blessed me in many ways: finding StreetArt, loving my city, living in the moment, fitness etc. Of course I love running also but I guess I can answer the question later. So yah, to sum it all up. I love helping people, I love running, biking, pretty much moving. I love to explore and push my self. I love leadership and self reflection. Positive vibes and being transparent is what I’m all about.

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When did you start running?

I have always been active in high school. I played basketball some soccer, volleyball, but I never really ran just for fun until my senior year. I realize that I was not going to be a college basketball player or pro, so you know I started trying to get into the work field and then I still wanted to be active and that’s kind of how I got into running but there’s a little bit more to it. I vividly remember sitting on the bench at my old high school and I was just kidding about running the LA Marathon and one my friends was like ” hey I don’t think you can run to LA Marathon”. I think I have always been a little bit competitive so that same night I went out to run. Then the next day, I went back and I pretty much challenged them and I was like “hey I can run the marathon” and they said “I bet you cant” and I think we put down 20 bucks. I told them if I didn’t complete the marathon that I was going to pay them double of what they were going to give me. Basically, they sponsored my first LA Marathon and my motivation to finish was so I didn’t have to pay them back. I didn’t really have that kind of money. and that’s how the story goes I completed my first LA Marathon got addicted to running and ever since that I have committed to doing the LA Marathon every year.

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How many races have you completed?

I have completed eight LA marathons a couple of half marathons here and there the last one was the Hollywood half. of course a couple if I 5ks and 10K’s. The crazy thing about all these races is each of them were different and each of them taught me more about myself and running.

Some obstacles you overcome?

Definitely training for the LA Marathon my very 1st time. Also, after my 6th marathon I had an IT Band issue which prevented me from running for about 2 months. Oh man, that was tough. Not sure if this is an obstacle but, knowing that money does not motivate me but happiness does.

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Running group that you are now leading?

I started BlacklistLA with a couple of friends September 2013 as a way to run with out boundaries and discover StreetArt and LA. But it has flourished and grown into something amazing where people feel the responsibility of inspiring others. It’s common to see peplum running with us who do not mind putting themselves second. What I mean by that is, if you are a top athlete you don’t come Monday to beat anyone or necessarily get a work out in. You come to inspire and coach someone and give back to the community of runners.

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Why BlacklistLA?

Most of the StreetArt we highlight is not commissioned by the city of Los Angeles and in some terms “blacklisted” from the city and people. Some don’t consider it art but graffiti.

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How many members and how often this group gets together?

We have a active social media following of 3K and growing. On Mondays, we average 180 runners showing up for the same cause. Strive to get better, celebrate LA and StreetArt, contribute to the la run fam, pave the future of our youth, etc. we meet every Monday night at 10PM. Locations change every month but we update them on our IG bio. We also have separate events where people find out through email. The way to provide an email is to send a message to us on our gmail account which can be found on the IG: @BlacklistLA. Or run on Monday and let us know.

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Can beginners join?

Yes. If you can run anywhere between a 7 – 14 min mile you can run with us. We have people that ran for the 1st time ever and they joined us. We have pacers which we call “Pulse Keepers” to ensure the experience is the consistent and everyone remains safe. We consider ourself the embodiment of the LA run community and it’s the responsibilities of the pacers to keep the pulse. (Hence our name pulse keepers).

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Who can join? And is there a fee?

Anyone that loves Los Angeles, StreetArt, positive vibes, helping community, and running can join BlacklistLA. No fee. All we ask for is a positive vibe and to invite a friend.

Purpose of the group?

The purpose of our group is in our manifesto. Below is the gist of it.

M A N I F E S TO
We strive for everyone in Los Angeles to love and experience the R U N.
We celebrate artists that pour their heart and soul into their street art.
We foster a community of runners who feel inspired in their lives and feel the invigorating responsibility of inspiring others.
We provide a positive environment where people feel empowered and safe to discover life through sports.
We are a group of badass runners who represent the next chapter of Los Angeles.
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Route and finish line?

We choose the route based on the StreetArt. We end at the meet up spot. We average 3-4 miles. The cool thing is people get to rest because we wait a couple of minutes for everyone to be included in-group picture. The StreetArt tells a story and I present the information after the picture. For example, last week we ran to my favorite street artist JR and his work called ” a wrinkle in the city – Los Angeles “. He captures LA in it’s purest way. Also, AntiGirl is one my favorites and the groups favorites. Her art symbolizes what Los Angeles means to us.

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Anything else for the readers?

I hope they feel and understand the spirit of BlacklistLA through this interview. All of runners are amazing and are showing up to make themselves better and experience positive vibes in our la community. I also like to stress a car free Los Angeles. Meaning, try and limit the use of a car and go metro or bike or walk or run to discover our amazing city. I dream about a car free Los Angeles where people slow down and enjoy life by living in the moment.

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Also, BlacklistLA has huge plans to positively influence our youth who will continue to change Los Angeles. Yes it’s true that we run on Monday but that’s not the only thing we do. We represent the next chapter in Los Angeles. We represent a future where everyone will feel inspired and be active. We are creating a wave of runners who will give back to the community in one way or another. BlacklistLA is here to stay and it’s only the beginning.

Thank you Erik this was very informative and inspirational. Super cool how you got those runners together and now the groups keeps getting bigger and bigger. I love it and I cannot wait to start running with all of you guys.

I hope this interview motivated you to be part of this running community, not only to be part of a very special running group, but also to discover our city and all that beautiful street art.

For more information don’t forget to follow BLACKLISTLA in instagram.

 

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Hace 2 semanas tuve el gusto de estar en el partido de Cruz Azul vs Chivas (y aunque yo soy Puma, je je igual me divertí muchísimo) :D.

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Estos boletitos fueron cortesía de Boost Mobile quien es patrocinador de La Chivas. Boost Mobile, gracias por los boletitos, mis amigos y yo nos divertimos mucho.

Para ser súper honesta, no estaba tan familiarizada con  los servicios y planes que Boost Mobile ofrece y me sorprendió mucho los planes tan accesible que tienen.  Sabias que tienen un plan conocido como “Monthly Unlimited Select” los cuales proveen a los consumidores llamadas, mensajes de texto y soluciones de datos ilimitados desde tan solo $40 al mes. Que padre que estos planes le den a los consumidores mas por su dinero, 

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Boost Mobile les está simplificando la experiencia de compra a los clientes poniendo a disposición los planes Monthly Unlimited Select en todos los teléfonos de su portafolio. Los consumidores ya no tienen que pagar una tarifa mensual por un teléfono inteligente: los clientes de Boost Mobile ya pueden obtener el Samsung Galaxy S® 5 con un plan de $40/mes.

Interesante verdad?  Te invite a que visites la pagina web de Boost Mobile para que aprendas mas sobre sus tarifas y planes. Me encanta que ahora tener un celular inteligente y un buen servicio no es tan difícil como antes solía ser.

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Bueno aquí les comparto también unas fotitos que tome en el partido donde La Chivas se llevaron la victoria así que ya se pueden imaginar a los fanáticos de las Chivas… brincaban de la emoción. 🙂

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