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?
After a rough week, I think things are finally on their way up…at least a little bit. I had a rough night last night but I forced myself to wake up this morning to do my 12 mile run anyway.
I’m really glad I did, too. It was so nice outside and it was a pretty good run - 12.25 miles in 1:58, so an average pace of 9:38.
As I was running around the outside of the Chestnut Hill Resevoir, I had a thought to myself and it made me smile. This time last year I wouldn’t have been able to make it all the way around (about 1.56 miles) without stopping and dying to catch my breath. Now, I can run around it 12 times if I really wanted to and not think anything of it.
I have totally transformed myself. If this isn’t progress, then I don’t know what is. :)
Also, I am running a marathon in less than a month. Sometimes I can’t believe it. I’m nervous but also very excited…. I know I can do it, and I will show everyone that I can.
Anyway, I came back and made healthy banana bread, which smelled delicious when it came out of the oven. It is currently sitting next to me and I can’t wait to try it.
Mix together and bake for approximately 50 min (more or less depending on your oven) at 350 degrees
Modified a recipe I got from skinnytea
I also made a Shamrock Shake for St. Patty’s Day!
1 Frozen banana
1 cup Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
about 1/2 - 3/4 cup Spinach leaves
2 drops of vanilla extract
2-3 drops of peppermint extract
This can all be changed depending on preference. I added a little Cocoa powder too!
And here is my cute cookie:
Also, I’d like to point out what the weather is right now:
There is seriously no way I’m getting any work done today.
Honestly, right now I am really in the mood to go for a nice walk and then shopping on Newbury. Oh how nice that would be…
This looks absolutely delicious, although high in calories and sodium.
Classic banana bread that uses creamy Fresh California Avocado to replace shortening. The result is very moist and great for breakfast, snacks, tea time or dessert.