twenty-six by 26.

Welcome, I am Rosa. I am 26. Before I turn 27 I plan to run 26.2 miles!

You get to see some inspiring things when you spectate a marathon. This pace leader didn’t cross the finish line until all of the runners that were In his group crossed first. He volunteers his time to pace. #power #bitchit @jlcooler @deb_castle

You get to see some inspiring things when you spectate a marathon. This pace leader didn’t cross the finish line until all of the runners that were In his group crossed first. He volunteers his time to pace. #power #bitchit @jlcooler @deb_castle


I did it!
Note to self: ride a bike and learn to use it’s gears.


Time to try(tri)!

I’ve been in a slump. I wasn’t able to run the long beach marathon; a vicious stomach flu decided to promptly arrive the Friday night before my race. I was able to hold foods by the Saturday but felt like a college freshman, too hungover ( dehydrated) to function. Luckily for me, my great friend took my bib and ran in my place. It was her first marathon, so I was excited for her and excited that my bib wouldn’t go to waste.


My friend Jaime was also running her first marathon. I was happy to experience my first marathon as a spectator and was elated when both of my friends crossed the finish line.

BUT to say that I didn’t feel a twinge of sadness when my name was called as my friend finished a race that I should have been racing, would be a lie.

Today I will leave that behind me and accept that long beach was not meant to be. Though, it would have been nice to run in 70 degree weather vs the 90+ temperatures I ran with during the LA marathon.

Today I Tri! Or rather, reverse tri! I will hopefully complete my first sprint triathlon today! I taught myself to swim for this very reason. I was ashamed that I never fully learned the beauty of knowing to swim till’ about a year ago. But with the help of YouTube anything is possible, even a triathlon.


Made my mom a bday cake. #carboloading

Made my mom a bday cake. #carboloading


Due to a recent schedule change I get to sleep in on Fridays! Waking up at 7:45 was amazing! Now some breakfast in my with my giraffes.

Due to a recent schedule change I get to sleep in on Fridays! Waking up at 7:45 was amazing! Now some breakfast in my with my giraffes.


Yesterday I had my cake, and ate it too! #runtoeat #or #justeat #cakeisgood

Yesterday I had my cake, and ate it too! #runtoeat #or #justeat #cakeisgood


27

26 was and is a wonderful number.
My blog’s goal was completed on March 9, 2014 when I completed the LA Marathon.

Yesterday morning, on the morning of my 27th birthday , I decided to step on the scale and assess my current weight. I had been avoiding it for over 3 weeks because I knew the number had probably increased.

My eating over the last two weeks has been ok. Not good, but also, not terrible. I intermittently logged my calories.

On my last weigh in, done about 3 weeks ago, I weighed 187. Yesterday I weighed 176.5.

1. My scale is probably broken, no seriously. It has to be broken or faulty.
2. Water weight? Maybe I’m severely dehydrated?

Either way, I am happy. Even if it is broken, because I’ve made small changes that I hope are contributing to the “loss”: no soda on weekdays, no candy, more water, no eating after 7pm, eating my servings of vegetables everyday.

I calculated my new calorie target, the app on my phone says I should eat 1700 if I am moderately active. I will take moderately active to mean exercise 45 minutes or more 3-4 times a week, with a longer cardio (run) on saturdays. This seems reasonable, right?

Either way, this weight business isn’t stressful anymore. It’s not that I don’t care about the number, but obsessing over it doesn’t help. Since I got the lump/ cancer scare, I really do want to focus on my health. Mentally, I want to be strong and motivated about my life. As far as my health is concerned, being active and not obese puts me in a safer bracket against all the things that could go wrong with this body of mine.

This concludes the rant for today, but let me end with one of my favorite quotes / lyrics …

I know I was born and I know that I’ll die, the in between is mine. I am mine.


It was my birthday yesterday! 
Cheers to 27 wonderful years. I celebrated by getting a nice fever. 
And, as assumed,  had my cake and ate it too!

It was my birthday yesterday!
Cheers to 27 wonderful years. I celebrated by getting a nice fever.
And, as assumed, had my cake and ate it too!


Coffee drinking #coffee #pasadena

Coffee drinking #coffee #pasadena


For no particular reason…

For no particular reason…


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