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’m getting those nerves again…
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?
Here’s a training update for you all…
Yesterday I got my 16 miler done because I knew the snow storm was going to hit right when I wanted to do my long run today (AS USUAL). I’m really glad I got it done but it was an interesting experience…
I sort of got lost and freaked out about finding my way home when it was dark and starting to get late. I also pushed myself to 16 even though I was feeling pain - I ended up taking a walking break between 14 and 16 because I just really needed it. I also got caught in some snow towards the end…it was not fun. I banged my knee going over a railing to cross the street and find Comm Ave so I could at least feel better about where I was….I have a couple of nice bruises now.
I’m really hoping I can get past 16 miles in my training, because that was not comfortable for me at all. On top of being tired and my legs feeling heavy, I started getting pain in my lower calf/ankle on one side and pain in my heel on the other.
After my run I made myself a stuffed pepper with veggie ground “meat” and it was delicious!! I decided I am going to try out not eating meat for at least the duration of Lent, and then see how I feel from there. I haven’t had any meat for over 10 days now…I desperately miss my fish, but I’m hanging in there. I think in the end I might just become pescetarian, but we’ll see how it goes.
I added some cheddar cheese, avocado, paprika and curry powder to the veggie meat and then baked it in the pepper for 15 min at 350!
Yum! Before going out for a party I also treated myself to some pink Moscato from Trader Joe’s…it’s so good and actually fairly strong (haha).
Someone says there is a marathon on tv and you’re like, “What? Which marathon? I didn’t know of any races being televised right now…”