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?
Getting a compression sleeve on Friday…
I am so fucked =(
I need some advice on which one might be better to run the marathon with.
I am seriously considering this because my calf/shin did not feel good today at all only doing 1.6 miles. I think it helped on Sunday that I was wearing tights, so I’m wondering if a compression sleeve or KT Tape would be good to use.
What is your experience, if any? Which one would you advise doing?
I would really appreciate any advice.
But it wasn’t comfortable because my calves are still unhappy and tight from Sunday. No weird tibia pain when I ran though, which is good.
My motto for the next two weeks of taper: stretch, roll, ice, heat, repeat.
Maybe I’m just freaking myself out, but now I’m experiencing pain in my right tibia (top of my shin) when I apply pressure. I can almost feel a bump where the pain is located. I have NEVER felt this throughout any of my training, I just noticed this the day after my 22 mile run.
I jogged for 2 miles yesterday and biked 8, and I wasn’t really feeling anything. I did however get quick sharp pain at 2 miles, so I stopped.
What the actual fuck. It’s always something… I don’t know if this is just shin splints or something more serious.
Does anyone know anything about this mystery pain?
I have limited time and an unlimited amount of work to accomplish. I’m really overwhelmed because I am just realizing how quickly this semester is going to fly by… Plus I have a month until I am running in the Boston Marathon (praying that my legs/feet/knees hold out), so ain’t nobody got time for laziness.
I also need to make sure I am nourishing my body in the best way possible, which means I need to get back to cleaning up my diet big time. I have been guilty of eating whatever I can find some days because I don’t pack my lunch, have no money and am too tired to cook some nights. Being vegetarian right now has also made it challenging.
But today I picked up kale, tomatoes, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, lentils, white kidney beans, avocados, bananas, peanut butter, multigrain cereal and sandwich thins, almond milk, 72% dark chocolate…all for $27. I have already packed lunch for the next two days so I’m hoping this will keep me on track.
My calves have been killing me since my 16 mile run on Sunday, so I’m slightly concerned. I really need new shoes and I hope that is not the reason for my pain. I have had these shoes since August and trained for a marathon in the fall for 16 weeks and now have been training for Boston since December. Is it possible I am totally out running my brooks?