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?
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and I’m on track to log 35 miles this week. The rest of this week will be easy, tempo, and then long.
Really hoping for that BAA 10K PR in 10 days…
It was really cool and definitely quite a workout! I’m excited to go back and use my monthly membership.
I think the hardest part for me is the conditioning - I’m not used to doing circuit training much anymore, and push ups are tough for me. I hope I definitely improve over the next month.
My boyfriend went with me today and it was fun :)
I don’t know why, but I was feeling really sad last night and today.
All of my energy was spent preparing for the marathon. I poured my heart into training. I spent so much time tending to my leg so that I could make it through and see the finish line. I went to the expo two times and spent almost all day there getting myself excited.
And then some bastard took that all away and ruined a great day. And now I have nothing left in me, all of the energy has been drained and I am left with nothing but an empty feeling inside of me and heartbreak for other people.
I am relieved that we have caught this person, but I guess I’m still in a weird state.
Last night my campus went crazy and there was a huge outdoor mosh pit with music blasting. I was feeling left out, so I went to go check it out. When I got there, I saw everyone having fun and really enjoying themselves. And then I just couldn’t feel that…I couldn’t feel joy or have fun with everyone else. I just felt like I didn’t fit in and there was such a disconnect.
I know I’m still stressed about getting my thesis finished, and maybe once that is done I’ll feel a little more at ease. I just feel really anxious and on edge, and I know everyone else is probably noticing that and feeling like they don’t want to be around me.
I really want to enjoy this last month of college…I hope I can.
Perhaps we have some closure now, and we can all sleep a little better tonight.
Thanks to our law enforcement, Fire, EMS, and Federal personnel involved in bringing this man to justice. You are appreciated more than you understand.
Here’s to the 2014 Boston Marathon. Boston Strong.
School is closed and we are locked in our dorms.
Can’t believe what is going on…