Thursday, February 4, 2010


Today I decided to push myself beyond anything that I have done since I have been here: RUNNING. I have stayed safe, always using the bike for all cardio classes instead of the treadmill or elliptical...and I DID IT....I ran for the first time in years....then I passed out, the paramedics came out (all 5 of them)....yep, it was something to see. But I recovered. They said I just pushed my body too hard....but I DID IT! hahaha..... (PS. I wanted someone to take a pic of me with the oxygen, stretcher and all....but no luck).

Today I went off site to a cooking class. I learned how to make chicken pasta and zucchini soup...and all for 310 calories. It was cool to get off campus for a change. Things start to get repetitive here...

I am sad that I will not be in LA for the superbowl. Just to be there with the excitement in the air must be fun. There is one girl here from New Orleans, and she is more into the Saints than I, so she has been keeping me updated with things going on in NOLA. (Thanks Shanda for the Saints shirt. I got it today. I will wear it proudly on Sunday!!!!)

Hiking Turtle Wall

See the Turtle?

Me seasoning my piece of chicken at the cooking class


  1. Marla ~ I do hope you're feeling better! Wow how awesome that you were actually RUNNING! I'm so impressed. I can see the physical changes in you each day on the pictures you're taking. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us future guests - it's not only inspirational - but it helps with getting prepared for the journey ahead. Blessings!

  2. Mar Mar! Please take care of yourself. I need you back here in one piece for the drama! :)

  3. I had the treadmill next to Marla for that class and she was kicking some butt on the treadmill. I was impressed and proud of her effort. And for the record she was back in the 4:30 pool class after the very brief loss of consciousness :)

  4. Wow, you can really start to see the changes in each picture. I am so proud of you. soak it all up while you can so you can bring some of it home to us. You are an inspiration.

  5. marla, this is lily. i know you must realize this already, but i'll say it anyway...
    you are awesome.

  6. you go girl with your cooking self! As I read this, I remembered I had chicken boiling! LOL!
    Glad you were okay after your bout of fainting...
    Don't overdo it. Take care, my friend! So proud!!!
    love seeing that Marla smile!

  7. Well Marla, nobody who saw you pass out will ever accuse you of not giving it your all. It was a little scary to see you sitting on the floor, and to watch the paramedics come over to you, but once I heard you laughing all I could think about was how hard you were working out. I know I didn't push myself that hard whgile I was there, didn't run once. You go girl!