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 got a new digital watch to wear during the marathon. It was really cheap and it’s just so I can keep track of time.
This was my 12 mile time today!
My original intention was to do 7 mi LT (about 9:15) and the rest about a 10 min pace.
I did the first 7 mi at 6.6 mph and felt amazing, so I decided to keep my pace for the last 5 mi closer to marathon pace (and slightly faster at times).
I know I probably pushed myself a little bit too much because my knee is feeling kind of sore now… :-/ I am getting a little concerned, but I think it will be just fine.
I will definitely be taking it easy from now and stop pushing my pace for tomorrow, Sunday and the rest of the week leading up to the marathon. This was my last hard run.
Also, I drank lemon lime Gatorade during my run with no stomach cramps! yay.
After I went out to eat with my family. My dinner was absolutely delicious:
Salmon filet over mango salsa with jasmine rice and broccolini.
Broccolini is so cute. :P
I was still hungry after dinner (haha, shocker) so I had a snack:
A glass of vanilla unsweetened almond milk and some blueberry muesli from Trader Joe’s.
Then I was studying a little for Physiology, because I’m freaking out about my next exam on April 12th. I watched some videos about the Cardiovascular system tonight, and I’m trying really hard to be productive with studying. I can’t afford to do poorly. :(