I Run. I Tri. I Science.

28yr old CT native following a passion for health and fitness. Once was 250lbs, now I hover around 190. Currently hold an A.S. in Exercise Science with the ultimate goal of a PhD in Physical Therapy.

I'm a runner, biker, swimmer, lifter and lover of anything that pushes the body to its limits.
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Guardians of the Galaxy

Is this the new trailer! Looks awesome!

Go home, cat. You’re drunk!

This has to live on my blog for ever!!!! LOL!!!! 

I will forever reblog my spirit animal.

How can you say you love one person when there are ten thousand people in the world that you would love more if you ever met them? But you’ll never meet them. All right, so we do the best we can. Granted. But we must still realize that love is just the result of a chance encounter.
Charles Bukowski (via prematal)

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This should literally be my life motto.

But actually this perfectly summarizes my life

Scary on so many levels…



This should literally be my life motto.

But actually this perfectly summarizes my life

Scary on so many levels…

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500fairytales said: you may run like a turtle but the turtle WON the race. DUH.

The only time a turtle is winning in Boston is if Emery can find a way to stop the B’s, and that is also highly unlikely!

Everyone’s talking about Boston and I’m like “let’s go swimming.”

1200 meters in the pool this morning, or 13 lengths of an NFL football field (makes me feel like a badass when I say it like that), per my training schedule. It was a new pool distance PR!

But for real for real, best of luck to you Boston runners, it’s a perfect day to run! I’ll get there one day, just not today, or next year, or probably the year after that…

It was a morning of “firsts.” ‘Twas the first time I rode my tri bike outdoors, first time in the aero position, first time I used my garmin for it’s intended multisport purpose, and above all, the first time I’ve seen a crucified Easter bunny.

-the crucified rabbit almost caused me to eat pavement. I had just started my ride, and was attempting to get into aero, when I saw that odd Easter display. I have no idea how I saved it, there were hands going everywhere, but eventually I got it under control.

-I was extremely paranoid about going into, and out of, the aero position but it was incredibly easy after a few attempts. Getting used to it might take a bit, though. Considering I was deathly afraid of taking my hands off the shifters on my road bike, this is a monumental achievement.

-the second thirty minute run was farther and faster than the first one, even with cramping in my quads. I’m not sure how I pulled that off. I’ve definitely gotta experiment with electrolyte replacement on the bike, the cramps were similar to the problems I ran into with each marathon.

-my tri saddle is a godsend. I picked this one out based on the engineering designed to provide “relief” where guys need it most, and after that 2 hour ride I feel great. I expected ischial tuberosity soreness, and that seems to be it! Specialized really hit the nail on the head with this one!

usualchatter said: Seawall in Lordship? Beautiful day for it.

You know your Stratford geography! It’s a part of my go-to route, the views are amazing.

Love a good ass whoopin on Sunday morning; 3.8 run, 30 ride, and 3.6 run. Now where’s the food… #running #cycling #duathlon #cannondale

Oh snap, you're totally beating me! Granted I have a thesis project to do but maybe that's all the more reason to go hard right?
chrisontherun chrisontherun Said:

I’d say go hard, but my school work is a lot less demanding, haha.

Please know there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self-conscious. We are all full of shit. Go love someone just because; I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings, but it will always heal, even if you don’t want it to; it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise. It is up to you to find them.
Chuck Palahniuk (via ittybitty-world)

Chuck P speaks the truth.

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Quick (or slow) 30 minute trainer ride while I watched the Rangers make the Flyers look like amateurs. Getting used to the aero position is weird.

I happened to think about today’s date while I was showering and almost forgot its importance. It’s been 4 years since “Day 1.” The day that started it all. The day that changed me for good.

Where has all the time gone?

Although I have no connection to the reason for today’s significance, I am grateful that she did what she did. I don’t condone being unfaithful, but I wouldn’t be who I am without that eye opener. It made me seek things that truly make me feel alive, rather than deal with unhappiness.

Here’s to the positive tomorrows; go out and find your happiness!

I get entirely too excited when I stop the gas pump on a whole dollar amount.

Received this at a race just about a year ago, and it’s been with me ever since. #bostonstrong #runforboston #baa #bostonmarathon

In the latest installment of “triathlon drains Chris’ bank account,” my hydration system came in today!

I wish I could be happy, except the whole order didn’t actually come in. I still have to wait for the mounting bracket, since my bike doesn’t have bottom tube mounting bolts. :(

In training news, I was supposed to bike 90 minutes and run 30 minutes, but school happened. I got a short 3.5 mile run in instead and spent the remainder of my break studying a language that I should already know (I’m a Hispanic in a Spanish 1 class, go figure). I’ve got a morning swim on deck for tomorrow, and a 2 hour run set for Thursday, and I’m hoping nothin gets in the way of them.

Oh, and I got to play with the hydrostatic weighing tank in the human performance lab. We had to use it for one of our lab reports, and I think I’ll be getting a free body composition test out of it!

I don’t mind if someone is ignorant. No one knows everything about everything. What irks me is when he/she decide to spread the ignorance.

A coworker tried to school me on “healthy” vs. non-“healthy” foods, and I almost lost it. I went from car mechanic to human performance professional in 2.2 seconds. I usually try to maintain an even keel when I’m in an argument, but this was really pushing my limits. He eventually backed off, and apologized, when he realized that he was in over his head, but it took me a few minutes to unwind.

If you don’t have a working understanding of oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis, or the Krebs cycle, you probably shouldn’t be talking food science. It’s elementary in most physiology classes, and would help you from getting your ass kicked in a conversation in which you nothing about.

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