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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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.

(via 500fairytales)

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.

[end rant]

You know it’s going to be a good race when you bust out the horse mask.

Since I won the Clydesdale division in last years race, it was only right to defend my crown. I had pretty bad DOMS going into the race, so I was unsure at how I’d do, but all I knew was that I’d go all out.

It was a relatively small field of 250 runners, so I knew my odds of taking home an award were high, but I wasn’t going to be happy with 2nd or 3rd. I started the race out front and picked a couple guys to hang with. We ran in the low 6s for almost the whole first mile, and felt like I was going to explode, so I pulled back before the hills. I remembered the course’s unforgiving inclines, so I paced up and flew down each of them, leaving the two guys I was with behind.

I finished 14th overall, about 2 minutes faster than last year, and a minute ahead of the 2nd person in my division. As a result, the horse mask came into play, haha.

The last picture made me laugh. I searched Clydesdale on Instagram and that happened. Guess which one doesn’t belong…

I don’t always win a division, but when I do, I make a complete mockery of it! #1stplace #running #clydesdale #5k

Ever wonder why some people have messed up blinds?

My sister’s cat lost the ability to give a fuck. I haven’t laughed this hard since I saw a raccoon rolling down a hallway…

Animals make me happy.

Keep calm, tumblr.

tastefullyoffensive:

Animals Stealing Food [x]

Previously: Animals vs. Kids, Cats Giving High Fives

I identify with raccoons on sooooo many levels.

(via acidomx)

If anyone wonders what goes on inside of my head, on a daily basis, here ya go.

90 minute/10 mile run in between classes because reasons.

Weather was absolutely perfect out there today, I just wish I didn’t decide to run up a damn mountain for 1.6 miles at the start. I was probably at 85-90% of my VO2max for most of the run up, because I’m an idiot and I don’t know how to pace. I just got so excited…

The rest of the run was spent trying to get into steady state, but again, my pacing is terrible when I’m alone. The first couple miles were around 13 minutes/mile, and then spent the remainder hovering at the 8 minute mark. I had the WORST feeling in my lungs at the finish, it felt like they were on fire. Heads will roll if I’m developing exercise induced asthma…

I then proceeded to chase the 10 miler with Taco Bell, again, because reasons.

kelsey-in-motion said: what’s the point of triathlon if you’re not spending all of your money on it?

I tried to be the exception to the rule. I thought I could be a cheapskate triathlete. Nope. Like everyone else, I dove headfirst into the money pit. It was inevitable.

But hey, the bike is so pretty…