Am I Deferring the NYC Marathon?

6:25 PM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

Lately I have been feeling very confident about the NYC marathon and running in general. I felt good, a little uneasy but still ready to tackle on any challenge I might have faced. However, yesterday I was so nervous and concerned for myself because I set out to do a 12 mile long run and only completed four out of the 12 miles.

Now, if anyone knows when training, you long runs are you friend and your enemy. You need them to aid and guide your training but they can also be daunting and a eye opener on what your body can handle.

I was confident and ready to tackle on the run, even if that meant running in the hot scolding heat at the New York City. Now mind you, my last long run was 10 miles on a treadmill. Yes, I know very different from running outside. But I was confident in myself and setting out to run those 12 miles because I've ran half marathons before with little to no training and have come out injury free.

So what made this run so different?

I was in my head a lot, which is no excuse but just explaining what happened, it was hot and I was feeling very nauseous but I wanted to keep going because I knew this was something I had to do. I was slightly worried about where I was running to since I haven't don't it before, but when the distance was calculated, I had my eyes on the prize, running 12 miles.

Of course things don't go as planned and in the middle of mile four, I was over it, almost on the verge of tears, wondering if I can even run this marathon, if I made the right decision, can I defer and wait until next year and build my body stronger while actually taking the time to pick a plan that I can work with fully and not just half ass it.

All of these thoughts ran through my mind and I took to Faceook, voicing my concerns and feelings about the upcoming marathon. I got very genuine feedback saying "don't give up," and "you're having a bad run, everyone has them." I even got some comments saying others were thinking about deffering as well. So in that regard I knew I wasn't alone.

As of right now, I am still going to run the marathon and push through this training. This means I need to work harder and smarter and make sure I am not fooling around. I know we're down to less than 80 days for the marathon and I couldn't be more excited. I just hope I am one of the 50,000+ people that gets to cross the finish line this year.

Until next time beauties.

Xo. KissTheRunner

Marathon Training Brief Update!

4:59 PM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

As the NYC marathon approaches I'm constantly thinking "am I doing enough?" I wonder if I started training too late, if I'm following the right program, if I understand what I'm doing and I guess more importantly, if I'm going to be injured on the course. 

I haven't tackled 26.2. miles in my life but here's the chance for me to do so. When I trained for my first half marathon I was nervous, but not as nervous as I am with a full. This could be stemming from me never wanting to run 26.2 miles and now here I am faced with this amazing to do opportunity so.

So what's the problem? Why can I seem to get out my own head? Who knows. But I do know that I will be running this marathon on November 6th no matter what. Even though I am nervous I am excited that I even get the chance to do this. I will be apart of the 1% that runs a marathon in their lifetime. 

As far as training goes, I am pretty much on schedule for the most part, I realized that I missed my long run this past weekend of nine miles, but I pray that I wont miss my long run this weekend of 10 miles and if I do, I plan to make it up during the week. I need to focus up when it comes to these long runs and make sure I don't miss anymore. Keep me in your thoughts as I tackle on 10 miles this weekend. 

Until next time beauties.

Xo. KissTheRunner

25 Facts About Me!!!

8:59 PM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

Hey Beauties, I wanted to keep this next post really light and fun at the moment. I’m enjoying my summer, currently loving the direction my life is going, but also going through some struggles that I am actually proud to go through. It’s weird because at this point in my life I’m understanding that I need to go through some hard times before I can reap the benefits for my work. I’m grateful enough that I am in a place where I have people who care about me but also, I’m getting my shit together. 

So, because of all of this clarity I’ve decided to answer 25 questions about me. Just very fun and light hearted and then it’s back to marathon training. Here we go…

25 Get to Know Me Questions

1. What is your middle name?: Alexandra
2. What was favorite subject at school?: Dance, I literally did nothing else but dance. Oh and the occasional English class. 
3. What is your favorite drink?: You know what, just water especially in the summer months, water is what I am going for. However, if we’re talking about a drinnnnnnnnk, then most likely an amoretto sour. 
4. What is your favorite song at the moment?: At the moment? I think it’s most of the Hamilton: An American Musical soundtrack. I’ve never seen the musical but I’m so obessed with most of the songs that I’ve been constantly been listening to them since March. 
5. What is your favorite food?: Well, if anything it would be fried calamari hands down. That’s just something I can mindlessly shovel in my mouth without question. But other than that, it can just be a simple cheeseburger with bacon and fries.
6. What is the last thing you bought?: To use? Not even sure. But the last thing I bought was pizza. Because who doesn’t love pizza.
7. Favorite book of all time?: Ah, a favorite book? I don’t know if it’s my favorite book, but it’s a book I enjoyed reading last and that was Divergent by Veronica Roth.
8. Favorite Color?: My favorite color is purple, but not like just any shade, it has to be that deep, royal purple color. If it’s lighter or darker I just can’t lol. 
9. Do you have any pets?: I don’t have any pets, but my girlfriend has a dog and we currently live together, does that count? Lol 
10. Favorite Perfume?: I don’t even know the name of it to be honest, it was purchased for me awhile ago and I still have the bottle and I don’t even use it that often but when I get dressed up and go out, which is a rarity. 
11. Favorite Holiday?: Does my birthday count? That’s the only thing I can think of, because all others are just not a thing for me. 
12. Are you married?: Nope. Hope it happens though. 
13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: Yes, to Panama. But that was back when I was like 10. I don’t think I’ve been out of the country since then. I’m loooooooooong over due. 
14. Do you speak any other language?: No, however I understand Spanish since 
15. How many siblings do you have?: None. 
16. What is your favorite shop?: Anywhere that sells workout clothes honestly.
17. Favorite restaurant?: I don’t have one.
18. When was the last time you cried?: Last Sunday possibly. If it wasn’t that Sunday it was two Sundays ago.
19. Favorite Blog?: I don’t know if I have a favorite, but I do read a lot of them. 
20. Favorite Movie?: Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2. Literally I think I know every word two both movies. 
21. Favorite TV shows?: Oh man, now we’re talking.. lets see, Scandal, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Rookie Blue, Criminal Minds, Big Brother, Survivor, How to Get Away With Murder and Code Black. I think this might be the majority of the shows I’m actively swooning for. 
22. PC or Mac?: Mac
23. What phone do you have?: iphone 6s
24. How tall are you?: 5’5″
25. Can you cook?: Yes I can. Not everything, because I don’t know every food there is out there, but I can totally cook. 

I got this from a blogger, I don't remember which blogger because I just looked it up on Google and her name was Megan, so if anyone knows who she is, please let me know. 

Until next time beauties.

Xo. KissTheRunner