Sunday, July 27, 2014

Updates + Half Marathon Training

It's been a while since I last posted. I can't believe it. My summer class ended a few weeks ago and I passed! Those were a hard 6 weeks, I tell you. The class itself was already hard enough during the semester, which is 16 weeks. I had to learn 16 weeks worth of information in 6 weeks. I'm pretty proud of myself.

Anyway, this summer has been pretty busy and quite productive, if I say so myself.

For one thing, I forgot if I mentioned this, but I am one of two Public Relations Officers for the Food and Nutrition/ Dietetics Club at my school for the upcoming year. I have so much planned for this position. It is a new position and we are playing along with it as the year goes on. I'll be updating the Facebook and Instagram accounts for the club. More will probably be added later but we'll see how the year goes! We had two officer meetings so far before the year starts and I think it's been pretty productive.

Another thing I want to mention, before I forget, is that I will be running the Urban Cow Half Marathon again. Here is my plan. I also posted this on my other blog, Hevil's Healthy Devil.


My time last year was 2 hrs 1 min 48 sec. I want to beat that time this year. That means I will have to train hard. Wish me luck! 

I guess that is it for now. I have been super busy the past summer, which was kind of unexpected. I didn't know how my summer would turn out. I like how my summer is going though. Don't worry. I'll do my best to post at least once a month here. I will never stop posting here, even though I have another blog. I started off here and there's just a lot of memories here. 

What have you guys been up to? 
Have you guys ran a half marathon?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Class: Nutrition and Metabolism

The summer has been going by so quickly! 

I am taking a summer class, called Nutrition and Metabolism, my birthday was last week, and my grandparents are visiting from Canada. I've been so busy!

Here is just part of the summer work I've been doing. 


I have an exam this week. I've been studying hard for it. In three weeks, we learned 8 chapters! I have about three more weeks of summer class left. 

As for my birthday, I went shopping with my cousin, got a foot massage, ate at the Cheesecake Factory, and went dancing for a bit. It was fun. 

I so wanted this dress. 

 
Please excuse my face. lol. I liked the dress. It was from Nordstrom but I was just window shopping. I think it's a nice dress though. 

I would have taken a picture of the food at the Cheesecake Factory but the lighting was a bit dim. The pictures of the food wouldn't have turned out well. I ordered a Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake for dessert, which I split with my cousin. The cake was delicious! 

I guess that is it for now. Hopefully, you guys can learn a bit about nutrition and metabolism from the picture of my notes! 

Remember to check out my other blog, Hevil's Healthy Devil

How are you guys doing?
What have you been up to?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Summer!!!!!

Happy Friday everyone! How are you guys doing today? I'm doing fine, thank you very much.

Here's a song that shows how I feel right now.


It's summer time! Well, it is until my summer class starts the week after next. I will be taking Nutrition and Metabolism. Fun!

I guess that is all I can say for now. I won't be running the half-marathon I planned to run but that's okay. I will be running one in October, the Urban Cow Half-Marathon. It'll be a yearly tradition for me!

How have you guys been?
What are your plans for summer?

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lately

Hey hey everyone. It's been a while since I posted here. Head over to my other blog, where I post more often. It's called Hevil's Healthy Devil.

I still post here because I have so many memories with this blog. I captured my entire China trip experience here! Oh, memories. Anyway, I should be talking about what I have been up to lately. Here's the scoop.


  • I ran a 10 mile race last Sunday. It was the Capital City Classic. 
  • Ballroom dancing is so much fun! I have a new interest for ballroom dancing. 
  • My classes this semester are going pretty good so far. I had a group presentation in my Spanish class today. It was on Cuba. I did my part of the presentation on Cuban hip-hop, rap, and salsa. I played some Cuban hip-hop music and I danced salsa with un amigo. I got an A on the presentation. 
  • I ate thai food for the first time last week. My co-workers and I went out to eat and it was pretty nice eating out with them. Thai food tastes so good! I don't like the smell of the food though. 
  • The semester is almost over. I can't believe it!
One last thing I want to say is that I think I know where I want to head with nutrition/dietetics. I want to go in the direction of public health and food policy. I have been volunteering with two state departments for a while and it has really opened my eyes. When I first started college, I was heading towards becoming a pediatric dietitian, working with children. Now, I'm interested in public health and food policy. 

Anyway, I guess that's it for now. I really hope to study abroad one day

What about you guys been up to? 
What are your plans for the summer?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My 2nd Half-Marathon

Hey guys! I've been a bit busy lately but I want to give you guys a quick update!

I am training for my 2nd half-marathon, which is in June! I am so excited. My running hasn't been that good lately, but I will change that. I am hoping to set a new PR, under 2 hours. Wish me luck!

Here is my tentative schedule. I also posted this on my other blog.



I say tentative because I ran 7 miles yesterday. Today, I am taking a rest day. I don't know if I'll take a rest day on Saturday but we'll see. I may end up running. Who knows!

In other running related news, my uncle is running his first half marathon on Sunday. I am so happy and excited for him. I'll be there to cheer him on. I'll be waiting at the finish line! In the meantime, I'll be running my own 7 miles! Or 8. It depends on how I feel.

I guess that is it for now. There isn't much to update on. I've just been going to school and also doing volunteer work.

Have you ran a half-marathon?
What have you guys been up to?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

California Agriculture Day 2014

Hey hey everyone. I'm just here to say that tomorrow, March 19, is California Agriculture Day! National Agriculture Day is March 25.

I am saying this because learning about agriculture is important. It's part of how we get food onto our tables. Whether it is about food safety, food policies, it is all important!

Do you think agriculture is important?
  I do!

P.S. Here's the website to National Agriculture Day. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lately...What I have been up to

This semester has been quite relaxing compared to last semester. Remember last semester, I took 19 units, one of which was chemistry? It was so stressful and I was so busy. Take into account that I was training for my first half-marathon during that time, I was pretty wiped out. I don't know how I survived last semester. 

This semester has been quite different. I am not taking any classes for my major (the upperclassmen got priority). However, I am taking classes for my General Education (GE). I'll be pretty much done with my GE. I am taking 13 units this semester. They are all cultural classes. Asian American Woman, Society and Culture of the Middle East, Spanish and English. I am loving my classes. Even though these classes are not for my major, they will help me in my career. I'll be in contact with many people from different cultures. Learning about these cultures will help my understand my clients/patients better. Along with that, I have been volunteering more. It's a great resume builder!

As you see, I am trying to balance my workload with volunteering (and from last semester). Anyway, there is something that I have been wanting to talk about. 

Listen to your body. That is something I should have done after my half-marathon. Training for one puts a lot of pressure on your body. I was running 30+ miles a week, along with doing boot camp. I slept an average of 5-6 hours a day. I was so busy with school. I overworked my body. I felt my calves tightening and starting to hurt. My knees started to hurt as well. I still worked out after my half-marathon. Even though I wasn't putting in as many miles, I should have let my body rest. 

I am paying the price for it now. I feel more tired and exhausted. My body still feels sore. After my half-marathon, I should have given my body a week rest to recover. Instead, I'll be doing it now, starting tomorrow. I may do pilates, yoga, and walk. But for the most part, I'll be resting. My body needs it. Hopefully, my muscles recover and grow. Hopefully, I won't feel as tired anymore. 

Have you ever overworked your body? If so, how did you deal with it?
What have you been up to lately?
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