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?
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.
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?
My muscles are so tight lately and my legs still feel a bit heavy. I was getting some pain here and there (right ankle and foot, left calf, pulling in my right knee), so not so great. I also biked and worked on back and biceps. Either I have a huge knot or I pulled something in my back shoulder, so that’s also fun - I hope it loosens up soon.
I’m kind of concerned about getting my 12 mile long run done this weekend. I really need my legs and feet to just hold out… I don’t know what else I can do.
It’s the right quad…I don’t know what I did but it aches and it’s so incredibly sore.
It hurts the most when I wake up in the morning and I still feel it a bit when I’m walking around.
FML…I NEED to do 16 miles but I’ve just been really nervous about pushing myself too much and making this worse. :’(
And I am so grateful for it.
My right calf and left quad are so sore, but I do love that soreness because it makes me feel accomplished. Thank you, running.
So apparently I only have a little something forming on one side, and I’m not sure what to make of that…does it even look good? Is this normal? I’d love some feed back please!
So, here’s the deal. I lost 30+ pounds…and while I am proud of this accomplishment, I still don’t feel amazing about my body. I lack muscle definition and tone. I feel confident in my clothes, but when I’m not wearing clothes…I don’t feel as great. I would not feel comfortable wearing a bikini out in public.
I’m really going to take the next semester to focus on strength training and toning up. I feel like this has ALWAYS been neglected for me. I keep saying I’m going to do it and I just don’t…I got to the gym and run and do only a few exercises with weights. I really want to see a difference in my body, so I really mean it this time.
I’m hoping by the summer I’ll feel totally confident in wearing this:
I promise you, this will be my before!!
edit: Also, I have no boobs…how sad.