Race Recap: UAEHK10K

11:17 AM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

The UAE Healthy Kidney 10K is a race I think I will run for awhile, it’s easy, but too easy where you feel like you’re wasting your time. However, a loop around Central Park is a course not to be taken lightly. One word, hills. So I suggest if you ever plan on doing this race, or any race in Central Park, practice those hills.

This race is usually conducted the last week of May and after the Brooklyn Half, this year it was two weeks before the end of the month and a week before the Brooklyn half, all of this to say I was surprised that the weather was so nice and on the verge of summer weather, so needless to say, I was very hot.

I had a goal coming into this race and trying to PR my time from last year of 1:24:45. I knew that I didn’t have a good NYC Half time but I also wanted to push myself to see what I can do and also keeping in mind that I hadn’t run a mile since the NYC Half.

After all was ran and done, I came in at 1:26:09. Not too bad if I do say so myself. I was sure that I was going to run this race in 1:40:00, only because the NYC half was so hard for me and I basically was running with no training what so ever. I was ready to accept anytime I was putting out.

(Me and my GF) 

It’s the midst of race season, so I’m more than happy to get myself back into running and actually start training, especially with the marathon coming up in November. I’m actively looking for a running coach and training plan, which I’ve found someone who might work for me, but I’m still looking around before the month ends. I will totally keep you guys posted on my training.

Until next time beauties.

Xo. KissTheRunner

A Letter to My Overweight Self...

2:45 PM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

Dear Kyanna,

It’s hard, looking at yourself in the mirror and not liking what you see. It’s hard looking at clothes that you want to wear but can’t because they don’t make them in your size. It’s hard living in a body that you know you’re not supposed to be in. It’s hard finding the time to move, hard learning what you’re supposed to eat, when you’re supposed to eat it and even how you’re supposed to make it. It’s hard.

Kyanna remember that you are beautiful, inside and out. Everyone struggles internally, even the women who you find “pretty because they’re smaller than you.” You’re beautiful too and don’t forget that. If you don’t find beauty in yourself how can you expect for others to find it when they see you? Having someone at your side cannot validate your self worth. Find the beautiful in yourself.

There is no rush in starting your journey, your real friends will be there by your side, help you even. They wouldn’t and shouldn’t treat you any different because you’ve decided to take care of yourself. Kyanna is journey is for you and you alone. No one else can take that away from you.

When you finally get the courage to start your lifestyle journey, your lifestyle change, enjoy it. Enjoy every moment and hold accountable for your actions, both positive and negative. Taking the leap to change your life is far from easy. You have to rewire your brain and wire your heart that you’re doing something that’s beneficial for your health long term, because a “lifestyle change” isn’t something that happens in a couple of months.

Be yourself, be unique, be happy, be inspired, do great things, accept yourself for the beautiful young woman that you are and don’t change when you start your journey.

Remember, be happy.



No Gym, No Problem, Just Workout!

9:30 PM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

This is one of my favorite circuits like I like to take my beginner clients through. And because it's the beginning of May, I would like to share it with you beauties also. It may seem daunting but it's fairly easy but challenging as well. 

Warmup: Cardio 10 minutes

*Wall sits (timed)
*Squats (3 sets of 15)
*Lunges (3 sets of 15)
*Deadlifts (3 sets of 15)
*Wall sits (3 sets of 30 seconds) 

Pushups (3 sets of 10)
*Chest press (3 sets of 15)
*Front raises (3 sets of 15)
*Biceps curls (3 sets of 15)
Triceps dips (3 sets of 15)

Plank (timed)
*Sit-ups (3 sets of 15)
*Russian twist (3 sets of 15)
Leg raises (3 sets of 15)
Leg touches (3 sets of 15)
Plank (3 sets of 30 seconds)
*Boat pose hold (45 seconds)

Anything marked with an * can also be done with weights.

Hope you beauties enjoy this workout and if you decide to try it, of course let me know.

Until next time beauties.

Xo. KissTheRunner