Tagged with running

A New Way to Work Out

Let’s do a quick recap, shall we? Rewind all the way back to last Thursday… [Photo Credit: Yessenia Carrera**] [Photo Credit: Yessenia Carrera**] Yessenia was gracious enough to agree to take corny/cheesy pictures of Mayra and I. They were graduation-esque pictures and a lot of them were supposed to be of us in our cap … Continue reading

Celebratory Pedicures

Today started out just as I had planned- a sweaty, awesome workout with Katie. We hit up the treadmills for 20minutes of HIIT that I kind of made up as I went along. For me, doing Tabata on the treadmill is a pain in the ass because of how often you need to change the … Continue reading

Running Like a Spring Chicken

It just has not been my time in internet-land for these past 24 hours. Long story short, upon trying to submit my 200-point, 2 hour final online last night, the internet cut out, forcing me to get into an email argument with the professor and having to take it again. Taking it a second time … Continue reading

FitFluential

“A growing family of fitness fanatics spreading a positive, healthy message year-round. FitFluential is Fitness Found.” I recently became a FitFluential Ambassador– which pretty much only means that I get to use the FitFluential hashtag on Twitter and call myself a FitFluential Ambassador. But, almost as if the universe registered me as FitFluential, these things … Continue reading

Eating Habits & Significant Others

Just finished two finals for the day and I’m taking a little break to write before I jump back into studying- oh, the joys of being an undergraduate. Speaking of which, today is the last day of instructional classes of my undergraduate career. Instead of actual class, I had a final in both of my … Continue reading

What I’m Loving Lately

I wish I wasn’t so technologically challenged so that I could figure out how to upload the Daily Mile widget to this site… that’ll have to wait for another day because Yessenia has a bunch of finals this week. I have a bunch of finals too, but I’ve lost any and all motivation to continue … Continue reading

My First Half-Marathon: A Recap & a Journey

Hopefully you can see that! If you click on it, it will enlarge (I hope!) Those are my half-marathon stats. Here’s the breakdown: Mile 1 was pretty much downhill so I was coasting down at about a 9min/mile pace and whizzed by the 2:15 pace girl and decided to slow the eff down. Stephen cruised … Continue reading

Half-Marathon: Completed

  My beautiful parents and I after I crossed the finish line of my first 13.1 race. It feels so good, almost too good. But there ain’t no rest for the wicked; I have a ton of homework and lots of finals to prepare for, so I will be back with the race recap a … Continue reading

13.1

13.1 miles in 2:11:39 I did it, we did it; hugs and some held back tears at the finish line. I found Christina at mile 10 and it was a God-send because my morale & my legs were failing me. At around mile 11 and 12 people started dropping like flies. At mile 13.1, all … Continue reading

Pre-Race Jitters & My First Half Marathon

Back in August, (maybe it was September?) we started this blog as a way to document our journey to our first half marathon. I’m not sure when it all started, our new-found love for running, but we were hooked when we completed the Illinois Marathon Relay last year. I’ve pretty much taken over the blog … Continue reading