Hi, my name is Marissa. I'm a 21 year old Boston College student and marathon runner. I have a passion for fitness, running and nutrition as well as music, art, concerts, playing instruments, marching band, cheerleading, fashion, Neuroscience, Psychology, cooking, Boston, movies and of course certain tv shows (The OC and One Tree Hill in particular).
This blog is for things that I like and also to inspire a healthy lifestyle for myself and others. I love sharing interesting things with the world and hope that I can help people along the way.
My goal is to get healthy and REMAIN healthy for life - Eat better, exercise, and just be the best version of myself. Just watch me.
SW: around 145-147 (6/1/11)
CW: 115.6 (5/5/13)
This is your life. Are you who you want to be?
I’ve been told this a couple times in the last few days and it is quite an amazing feeling. :)
First of all, my mom decided to get a gym membership. She told me that I inspire her every day, which was a really nice thing to hear. She ran 2 miles and did some elliptical, burning 350 calories! I told her to keep it up because this should be really great for her health - both physical and mental.
I also saw an old friend tonight. He said, “You look really good. You’ve been running a lot, huh? I saw you posted about running 10 miles and I was like…holy shit! You should know you have inspired me…”
He said he was never a runner… absolutely hated it and couldn’t run more than a mile before. Then he just decided to go to the gym and ended up running 3 miles! He was saying that he felt great and plans on doing it again tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that…
I also convinced my roommate to get to the gym tonight. She was concerned that she hadn’t gone in a while and I could tell she was leaning towards not going even though she kept saying, “But I should go…”
I was like, “You should go! Even if it’s only for 30 minutes, you will get back into it. Everyone has off weeks.”
So we headed to the gym together. Success.
I ran 7 miles tonight. :)
Feeling good even though I knew my legs were a bit more tired today. Tomorrow is my day of rest or light cycling, although I probably won’t have time to get to the gym. I’m seeing Jack’s Mannequin at the House of Blues, should be a great concert!!
12-13 miler on Sunday for my long run. Bring it.