Posted in CrushLikeLoveHeartbreak

Unrequited Crush/Love

Have you ever liked someone who didn’t share your feelings? Many of us have had a crush on someone who didn’t feel the same way about us. Maybe it was a classmate, coworker, friend, or ex boyfriend/girlfriend. This is an unrequited crush/love. Unrequited love is a one-sided love or crush. Sometimes the person is aware of the persons feelings. However, sometimes the person with the romantic feelings keeps their crush to themselves for fear of rejection or feeling like they are not good enough for their crush.

Growing up, I was very shy and was so bad at talking to people, especially any guy I had a crush on. I always had a crush on someone, but before I never felt like I was good enough or pretty enough, I never talked to any of the guys that I liked. In fact, I didn’t date at all during middle school or high school. Looking back, I wish I had been more confident and maybe I could’ve enjoyed high school more.

Even now as an adult I’ve had crushed on guys who didn’t like me back. Sometimes I get over the crushes pretty quickly, other times I have trouble doing that. In fact, I even left my job to get over a crush. Luckily for me this did work for me. I no longer saw him and my feelings went away. How do you get over an unrequited crush? The best thing to do is get some distance from them. If this isn’t possible, the next best thing to do is try to think of all their flaws or why they aren’t good for you. Here are some pics I found on Pinterest that Some people can relate to. I know I related to these when I had an unrequited crush.

Here is one very important thing to remember.

Some songs
1. Make Me Like You- Gwen Stefani
2. Can’t Remember to Forget You-Shakira

3. I Can’t Make You Love Me If You Don’t – Bonnie Raitt

4. Creep- Radiohead

5. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing – Jack Johnson

Posted in Running, Travel

San Diego Weekend

Two weeks ago I went to San Diego with my boyfriend and our friend. We went because I had signed up for the San Diego Half Marathon. This was my first time going to San Diego in almost 10 years. This was also the first weekend getaway trip for my boyfriend and me.

We left on Saturday morning. It took us about two and a half hours to get there. It rained the entire first day that we were there. However, we did not let that ruin our day. I went to the expo to pick up my bib and shirt for the race. After that, we went to go eat. Our friend took us to a pizza place. Since I wasn’t eating any meat at that time, I decided to get a pizza that had artichoke, tomatoes, and jalapenos on them. This was my first time tasting jalapenos and it was better than expected.

Later on, we went to the Donut Bar. We got there around 430pm and unfortunately it was closed. They opened at 5pm, so we decided to just wait until it opened. The donuts were worth the wait! I bought myself four donuts and ate two that same day and two the next day. My favorite was the strawberry shortcake donut and the Harry Potter butterbeer donut.

We went to Coronado Beach, but it was still raining too much and way too cold, so we ended up going back to the hotel. My friend slept over at his family’s house, but my boyfriend and I stayed in Downtown San Diego. When we checked into our hotel, we were shocked to see that it was actually a hostel. Even more shocking, it looked nice. We got a private room, it was small but cozy. In the hostel, they had a kitchen, laundry room, and even a small library! There were many paintings on the hallways from local artists. The only thing missing was a tv in the room.

For dinner, we walked to a Mexican food place accross the street from Petco Park. It was really good. I just wish I had been able to try their food with shrimp.

I woke up Sunday around 630am for my half marathon. I didn’t plan to PR this race since I had the LA Marathon the following week. My goal was to run the half marathon in 2:30 hours. I ended up finishing in about 2:15 hours. Not bad, considering I had been dealing with calf pain and knee pain during my runs. The course was really nice. For the most part it was flat. I think it was around mile 9 or mile 10 that we hit some hills. They were a bit challenging, so I ended up walking most of it, which hurt my time a little bit. This was the first time my boyfriend had ever gone to one of my races and seeing him near the finish line was really special for me.

For lunch, we went to Lucha Libre Taco Shop, which I had seen on the Travel Channel before and it was on my bucket list. They are known for their massive burritos. You can find burritos all over San Diego, some with french fries, some that are surf and turf, but Lucha Libre’s burritos are some of the best. I got a burrito with black beans, French fries, avocado, and sour cream. I also got a cup of esquite, which is corn in a cup with mayo, chili, and Mexican cheese. My boyfriend got a burrito with carne asada and he loved it. Next time we go back to San Diego, I am definitely going back there again.

We went to Balboa Park and walked around. We didn’t visit the San Diego Zoo this time, we just didn’t have enough time. However, we got to enjoy a lot of other things. Then we drove home.

I enjoyed my weekend in San Diego and we are making plans to go back soon. I just hope next time we go back it isn’t raining and that we can enjoy the beach.

Posted in Writing

Be Careful

I wrote this back in December 2014, after my boyfriend broke up with me. Most of us have had our hearts broken at one point in our lives.

Be careful with my heart.
Don’t drop it,
I have a fragile heart.
You broke it once before when you left me.
When you said it was over,
It felt like it shattered into a million pieces.
I’ve been trying to put it back together.
Every time I try,
You come around and knock it off my hands and it shatters again.
No matter how hard I try,
I can’t seem to put all the pieces together.
Don’t you know you can’t unbreak a broken heart
How long will it take before my heart is whole again?
Will my heart continue to shatter over and over again?

Posted in Running

LA Marathon 2018

Last weekend I ran my second full marathon, the L.A.Marathon. My official time was 5:13:36 hours. My goal had been to run the marathon in under 5 hours but that didn’t happen unfortunately. However, I am happy to see that my time improved by 6 minutes from my first marathon in Long Beach back in October 2017.

I was originally supposed to start my training in late November/early December, but that didn’t happen! I’m fact, I ended up running only twice in December, one of those times was a half marathon which I had signed up for in November. In January I decided I need to start taking my training more seriously. I ran about 50 miles in January and 100 miles in February. One thing I did differently during this training was finally start running with a running group. I did a few runs with them, including the 17 mile run.

One thing that worried me was whether I would have enough energy and fuel for the marathon as a vegetarian. I had decided to take part in Meatless March, so by the time I ran the L.A.Marathon, I had gone nearly 3 weeks without eating any red meat, poultry, or seafood.

I was so nervous for the L.A.Marathon. I didn’t get much sleep the week before. I ran the San Diego Half Marathon with a time of 2:13 hours and felt pretty good. I also ran the L.A.Big 5k the day before the marathon. I was worried that these two races would hurt my time or that I would be overdoing it.

The night before the L.A.Marathon, I went to eat at a local Italian restaurant with my running group. I ended up eating spinach lasagna and ate three pieces of garlic bread. The food was good. I managed to go to sleep early, by 9pm, but unfortunately, I ended up waking up at 2:30am the day of the marathon. I was unable to go back to sleep because I was so anxious.

My journey to the Dodger Stadium took a while for me. I left my house at 430am and drive to the Atlantic Metro Station in East L.A. From there I took the gold line to the Union Station in Downtown L.A. Once I was there, I took a shuttle to the Dodger Stadium, where I met up with my running group. We started the marathon a little bit after 7am. 

I ran about 12 miles with one of my friends from the running group, but we got separated. From the beginning, I had some mild pain in my right calf. Luckily I wore a compression sleeve and kt tape on both calves, which definitely helped. 

I’ve driven around many different areas of Los Angeles before, but it’s a different thing to see everything while you’re running. We went through Downtown L.A., Chinatown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Brentwood to name a few. The crowd support was incredible! No matter where you ran, there were groups of people cheering you on! I definitely needed that especially in the last 4 miles of the marathon, when I felt like giving up. Hills are always tough,but it’s worse when the hills come after you’ve already been running for 20 miles.

There are many things in would change about my training for the next marathon. I would stick to my training plan and add more long runs. Between January and the L.A.Marathon, I only had one long run that was 17 miles. I guess the fact that I did multiple half marathons during this time helped me stay in shape and prepare for the marathon. I also need to add more hill training, speed training, and cross training.
As crazy as it sounds, I can’t wait to run the L.A.Marathon again next year. In fact, I’m already signed up. My goal is to run the marathon in 4:45-5:00 hours. The next race I’m training for is the OC Half Marathon, where my goal is to run a sub 2 hour half. I would be happy with the time of 1:58 . Will start training for this race tomorrow!

Posted in Life

Meatless March

I took part in Meatless March in 2017 and it was difficult at first, but I got through it. Decided to take part in it again this year. The challenge for me will be training for the LA Marathon while not eating any meat or poultry. This means I have to find another way to get my protein and keep myself well fed. It might be a little bit difficult but I hope I can do it. My goal is to eventually give up meat and poultry for good. In order to do this, I know I have to plan my meals carefully every week and not give in to temptation! Wish me luck! 31 days no meat, seafood, or poultry!

Posted in Life

March Things to Do

If you need some ideas for what do this month, keep reading! I found some fun things for you to do with your family, friends, significant other, or by yourself. Enjoy!

• Take part in Meatless March, no red meat, no poultry, and no seafood for 31 days!
• Visit Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm
• Celebrate St Patrick’s Day, dress in green and eat only green food!
• Plan a fun spring break, whether it’s a trip you’ve been wanting to go on or a staycation, make the best of it!
• Buy fruits and veggies that are in season, for example- apples, strawberries, oranges, carrots, spinach, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, to name a few!
• Visit a farmer’s market
• Spring clean your whole house, in with the new, out with the old!
• Have a picnic at the park
• Binge watch Netflix
• Go for a hike
• Try a new recipe with your family or significant other

Posted in Life

Friendship Breakups

Breakups with boyfriends and girlfriends can be hard, but so are friendship breakups. Sometimes there is a big argument that breaks up the friendship. Other times you just drift apart. That’s what happened to most of my friendships from middle school and high school. Do I wish I still talked to some of my old friends? Yes, I do. But that’s not possible. 

One of my longest friendships was five years. We met at work and from there we became friends. She was one of my closest friends, I told her everything. Then one day, I noticed things were off between us. We didn’t talk as much and we started drifting apart. When she left the job, I stopped hearing from her. I saw her again a few months later at a co-workers baby shower, but it was a bit awkward. Friendships work when both people put in an effort. In this case, I would try to talk to her but she was distant. I thought it was best to let go of that friendship.

Sometimes you can become friends with someone very quickly, in only a few months. You talk to them every day and hang out and tell each other everything. Then one day they stop talking to you just because they have a new person in their life. One of my friends stopped talking to me because the girl he was saying didn’t like me and told him he had to pick her or me. He picked her and I haven’t heard from him since.

One of the downsides of growing up is that it gets harder to make friends. Cherish the friendships you have. They might not last forever.

Here are some songs for friendship breakups (they might be written for bf and gfs but can’t be for friendship breakups too!)

1. Someone I Used to Know – Gotye

2. Someone Like You- Adele

3. Bad Blood – Taylor Swift

4. We Used to Be Friends – Dandy Warhols 

5. Don’t Speak – No Doubt