Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Run the 2012 Las Vegas Rock n Roll Marathon with Joe by The Marathon Show

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Listen to Joe Taricani of The Marathon Show as he gives his "special brand" of BLOG TALK covering the 20012 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas! (Yes...I got my shout out at the 40:00 min. mark! YAY!) 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SIRIUS FITNESS presents: "The L A S T Boot Camp of 2012!”

Saturday, December 8, 2012… 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Fit with Jenny~ 6663 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA
Price: $5.00/per person ($7 day of the event)

We START at Fit with Jenny's for an indoor treat of Fun, Frolicking and of course...FITNESS from Debra and myself, Nasara! We then transition to the Great Outdoors of The San Diego College Area for the 2nd hour of our fun-filled class! We jump...we Dance...we push...we pull..."We Do Our Thing!" So, bring a Friend, a towel, water, an attitude, a willingness to be pushed AND $5.00 ($7 day of the event)


(6165 El Cajon Blvd.) Dec. 8th for 
10% OFF!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Running for "DAD" (Please consider donating...anything)

I’m taking part in the Rock n Roll Las Vegas on December 2nd, 2012 to raise money that will be used to promote greater awareness about prostate cancer, provide free testing to men around the U.S. to combat this leading men’s health disease, and advance cutting-edge research toward finding a cure. Will you help me?  > Click Here!


"The L A S T Boot Camp of 2012!”

"The L A S T Boot Camp of 2012!”

Saturday, December 8, 2012… 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Fit with Jenny~ 6663 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA
Price: $5.00/per person ($7 day of the event)

We START at Fit with Jenny's for an indoor treat of Fun, Frolicking and of course...FITNESS from Debra and myself, Nasara! We then transition to the Great Outdoors of The San Diego College Area for the 2nd hour of our fun-filled class! We jump...we Dance...we push...we pull..."We Do Our Thing!" So, bring a Friend, a towel, water, an attitude, a willingness to be pushed AND $5.00 ($7 day of the event)

(6165 El Cajon Blvd.) Dec. 8th for 
10% OFF!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Come on US...Let's Cheer on MEB as he brings the GOLD back home!

Lets Give a shout out to MEB and wish him luck bringing the Gold to the US...(and San Diego!) Hit him up on twitter (@RunMeb) and his Facebook "fan page" ~> Meb Keflezighi... SHOW HIM SOME LOVE GUYS!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

#RunNasaraRun: Let's run the...2012 San Diego Rock n Roll Half Marathon!

Ok...ok...ok... Firstly I want to thank First Lady Benson and Stepping Higher, Inc. for sponsoring my run and constantly supporting me in my quest for wellness in our communities! Now...let's talk about this run. Well...the day before (June 2nd) I organized, with the sponsorship and assistance of ING Kids Rock (also...a special shoutout goes to John Nunn, a 2012 Olympic hopeful in the 50K race walk, for his assistance.) We took students from Nubia Leadership Academy out to get fit and experience the fun and excitement of an organized, (semi) competitive run (kids were involved, so they are no losers, only winners!) This was fun and a little stressful but mostly fun!

After the kids run, we went to the annual Expo in the downtown Convention Center and it was GREAT as usual! Vendors, vendors and more vendors and I had to also pick up my racing bib. I was also "given" a $30-40 parking pass "out of the blue" and that was a blessing because it allowed me to park at the "finish line"(Sea World) before the race began.

Now, the morning was a little challenging because I was looking for my shorts at 4 am and couldn't find them. I found some cool red shorts, but they didn't match so I went with my black shorts which happened to be missing the drawstring. I didn't think it was a problem because I had safety pins to hold them up...BOY...THAT CAME BACK TO HAUNT ME!!

We started the race in Hillcrest along with the other 40,000 runners and proceed to trek 13.1 miles to Sea World...yay! ;-/ I had recently sprained my calf muscle that week in TKB, but I couldn't back out because I had to "do what I gotta do"...right? Well, I was cool for the first 4 miles, then Mr. Calf started acting up. Now, I'm foolish sometimes and I deal with the pain, but believe it or not, that wasn't the worst of it...the worst came when I had to constantly pull my shorts up FOR THE WHOLE RACE! Stupid, stupid, stupid!! I should have just wore the non-matching red shorts and ran a comfortable race, but noooooooooo...I have to match and it cost me my sub-2:00 time! I ended up running it in 2:05 (not bad, but those shorts messed me up...Lol!) Other than the "wardrobe malfunction" the race was great, the course was great the music...the music...the music?? It wasn't my "cup of tea" so of course I had my headphones on the whole time (Thank you Snuggbuds) Oh, yeah...there was that ONE group playing "California Love" by Dr. Dre and 2Pac which got me HYPE right when I was passing the Mission Valley YMCA.

Overall it was a great time and I look forward to the 2 month break before my next Half Marathon. We will be attempting to kick butt in the Vista Half Marathon (formerly the Big Money Half) on August 11th and then the America's Finest City Half on August 19th! Wish us luck!

PS: Thank you Mr. Tracy Morris and the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Western Region and Nubia Leadership Academy for sponsoring me for these runs! 

Also...Please it is not too late to donate towards the ~> "Dash for Dad" run to benefit Prostate Cancer research. (Anything is helpful)  I'll be running in December 2012 at the Rock n Roll Half in Vegas for this cause which has personally affected me, with my father passing at the young age of 55, and knowing that it affects countless lives across this planet!


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Sunday, June 24, 2012

"What a Feeling!"

Great feeling: "I love walking into a Fitness class I have to sub and people looking at me like I'm a leper, but 60 minutes later they are asking for my business card!"

#RunNasaraRun...Let's talk about La Jolla Half and The Safari Run!

Greetings all... Let me continue sharing my Half Marathon experiences! The "Drive for 1:45" continues and since I didn't blog as they happened so I'm catching up before I do my next one in August! Again, I'm doing 10 Half Marathons this year on my 43rd year on this planet and I hope to raise money for the these causes such as cancer ~(Please consider donating), diabetes, etc..., inspire others to get moving and get fit and finally for my own satisfaction and accomplishment!

La Jolla Half 2012

This was a run with a BEAUTIFUL view of lovely La Jolla communities, the ocean (We ran from Del Mar Fairgrounds to La Jolla Cove!) and the lovely hill or "KILLER HILL" at Torrey Pines State Reserves. Maaaaan, it kicked my butt! It was never ending! lol! Somehow I made it through (I had several people yelling at me to keep going!) and ended finishing the run with a 2:11... it was also the first time I tried Island Boost. Island Boost is an "all natural endurance energizer" with glucose and coconut water and it not only tasted good, but it gave me an extra "kick" while running.  I was battling a "funky" knee the whole time, but made it through despite those Lovely hills! I'm gonna do this one again next year! (and I won't let the hill slow me down again!)

Safari Half 2012

I guess the La Jolla Half served as a "training" run for this one, which happened to be a week later. I kicked butt on this one...I actually broke the sub-2 hour mark with a 1:59:58! Whoo-Hoo! I ran hoping to see Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh My!) but I guess they were all! Anyway, it was a fun run starting at North County Fair Mall in Escondido and ending in the SD Wild Animal Park. I was unaware of their "Killer Hill"...though it wasn't nearly as bad as Torrey Pines. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

#RunNasaraRun: "The Drive for 1:45"

Greetings ALL...I originally decided to do 7 Half Marathons this year, but through the sponsorships of several people and organizations I am able to do 10! So firstly, I would like to thank the following: First Lady Rachelle Benson and Stepping Higher, Inc, Tracy Morris and the Western Region Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., Maritza Johnson and the Friends of Nubia Foundation, and all the donors! Most of these runs benefit Cancer research and we all know that cancer has affected so many of us, our loved ones and friends. (Personally I lost my father to prostate Cancer)

     Well...I was supposed to write a blog about each run, not just for the enjoyment of the public, but I want to keep this bit of "Sirius Fitness" history to pass down to my kiddies! Anyway, better late than never. I have decided to summarize the 5 1/2 Marathons I have already done and BLOG the next 5 in the several upcoming months. My main goal is ALWAYS to "Finish", but my ultimate goal is 1:45 minutes, hence the title of this blog... "The Drive for 1:45" (wish me luck!) The main difference with these NEXT several runs is...I will actually train for them this time (lol!) 

Lets Go:

San Diego Half Marathon 2012

"Great inaugural run and nice course. This was a very organized run and it was my first long run since the 2011 Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon in San Diego. I was told not to participate due to sciatica, which was still bothering me... but I had to push through. Yes...I ignored my physical therapist! ;-(  I felt good, ran a 2:11 and during the run I ran into Brian Catacutan, who will be running several 1/2 Marathons this year as well with his fiancee, Jenn Vela. Some of my "partners in crime" who ran were, Mark McCloskey and Tracy Willis. I can't wait until 2013!"

Hollywood Half Marathon 2012 

"This was a lot of fun because I got to travel to HOLLYWOOD! The family came along for the ride and for support and it was a GREAT Inaugural Run! Lights, Cameras, Red Carpet...Yeah! This was also an organized run, nice course and nice sights to see in the Hollywood community! Now...I was doing great until mile 11 and then... Calf number one cramped up and guess what happened two minutes later??...Calf number two cramped up. (I guess I didn't hydrate enough! bad!) I was ROCKING and ROLLING up until that point but I wobbled and hobbled across the finish line with a 2:12

NEXT BLOG I will briefly summarize my experiences with:

La Jolla Half and the Safari Half!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sirius Fitness' Upcoming Runs!

Greetings folks...not only is this the year that I am "personally" participating in 10 Half Marathons, but I am still promoting and participating in several 5k's and more... Join me and consider participating in some or ALL of these runs!  

2012 Sirius Fitness Schedule a.k.a. #RunNasaraRun


Kaiser Permanente Bolt to the Q 5k~07/21/2012 Saturday 7:30 am
Start: San Diego Chargers Training Facility (Chargers Park) 4020 Murphy Canyon, San Diego CA Finish: Qualcomm Stadium - 50-yard line 9449 Friars Road San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego Blood Bank 5K Walk/Run 5K~ 07/29/2012 Sunday 8:00 am
Start/Finish: Embarcadero Marina Park North at Seaport Village. Walk/Run along scenic Embarcadero Marina Park North. Free food/drink, entertainment and prizes. Proceeds benefit the lifesaving programs and services of the San Diego Blood Bank.


 Vista Half Marathon~ 08/11/2012 Saturday 8:00 am
 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, CA

35th America's Finest City Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk~ 08/19/2012 Sunday 7:00 am
The Half Marathon begins at historic Cabrillo National Monument and ends in beautiful Balboa Park. REGISTER

2012 End of Summer Fire Run 4 Mile Run/Walk~08/26/2012 Sunday 8:00 am
Prospect & Girard Street, La Jolla to Mission Blvd & Felspar, Pacific Beach


11th Annual Boot Camp Challenge 3 Mile Obstacle course Run. (run as an individual, a 3-person team, or 5-person team)~ 09/29/2012 Saturday 9:00 am
Honor's Lawn 3800 Chosin Avenue, MCRD San Diego, CA 92140 (enter gate #5 by taking I-5 to the Washington St. exit. Head west to Gate #5)


Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon ~ 10/28/2012 Sunday 7:00 am
L.A. LIVE Downtown- Los Angeles, CA


12th Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon Run & 5K Run/Walk ~11/11/2012 Sunday 7:00 am Start: Coronado Finish: Imperial Beach

11th Annual Father Joe's Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk ~ 11/22/2012 Thursday 8:00 am
San Diego Museum of Man 1350 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA



Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon~ 12/02/2012 Sunday 4:30 pm
Las Vegas, NV (THE STRIP!!)

 ...and maybe more! We will add more if needed! Come and run with us, support us and get FIT with us! SIRIUS FITNESS is on the MOVE! #RunNasaraRun

Saturday, April 21, 2012

7 Half Marathons in 2012 (UPDATE** Now I'm doing 10!))

Well...Don't call me CrAzY, but I'm going to run 7 Half Marathons this year because I'm turning 43 this year. I'm using my incredible math skills and adding the 4 + 3 and equaling 7! Yes 7! Well... I've already conquered 2 and though I am happy that I completed them, I want to do better. Now I can make the excuse that I am recovering from Sciatica, which sidelined me since September, but I won't and I will stretch, do yoga, get massages, pray, etc... until I'm at full speed. I'm using the next two (La Jolla Half and Safari Half) as "training" runs because I really want to kick the Rock n Roll San Diego's butt! I was a little disappointed that my calves cramped up at mile 11 of the Hollywood Half and "messed" my time up! (It was my fault...I didn't hydrate well enough.)~What?... THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!!) addition to the Causes** (which is the most important part of these runs), I also want the "bling" (Medals) from these runs. I want to look back when I can't run anymore (when I'm 100...uh, maybe not...a 100 year old ran a Marathon last year) and say that I kicked butt in my "prime" and ran a WHOLE LOT of Half Marathons and I was able to "inspire" others to do the same! Now these "several" Half Marathons will culminate with the LAS VEGAS Rock n Roll Half running at night with the cRaZiEs along the "VEGAS STRIP!" in December! Par-Tay Time!! Wish me luck!

**Everyone has been "touched" in some way by the devastation of cancer...and that is "one" of the reasons I run. I appreciate that many of these Half Marathons benefit cancer research. My father died of prostate cancer at 55 (way too young!) and I know numerous folks who have lost loved ones to this deadly disease. I'm gonna run until there is a cure!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

2012 Inaugural San Diego Half Marathon at Petco Park Highlights

Why do we do it? Because it is the BEST feeling of accomplishment you can feel! try it one of these days!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Finally! The New Tropical Shakeology is HERE! YAY!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Beachbody Super Saturday Kickoff Event for 2012

In case you missed it in YOUR city, here is the Team Beachbody Super Saturday Kickoff Event for 2012! A lot of exciting things to look forward to as a current and (hopefully) soon-to-be BEACHBODY Coach! Take a Looksie!

Friday, January 13, 2012

'E&E Energy and Endurance' is designed to help you "BRING IT!"

Beachbody has a new pre-workout drink called E&E Energy & Endurance to power you all the way through workouts! Who's with me to Bring It??!

Energy and Endurance includes other preworkout ingredients to help maximize your workout:
• Beta alanine: Amino acid that may enhance muscular endurance.
• L-Glutamine: Amino acid that is known to aid recovery from hard training.
• Quercetin: Bioflavonoid that may promote mental clarity and focus
during a workout.
• Bromelain and Papaya Extract: Ingredients known to help increase
absorption of nutrients.
• Phosphatidylserine: May help promote mental clarity and focus.
• Rhodiola Extract: Root extract known to help support energy and endurance.
• D-Ribose: Known to help provide energy to the body.

What’s the difference between E&E Energy and Endurance
and other preworkout formulas?
E&E Energy and Endurance contains:
• No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives
• No high-risk or untested ingredient

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Vegan Tropical Shakeology Release Date! February 14th!

Whoo-Hoo! Tropical Shakeology will be released on 14th of February! It will be VEGAN! I will be one of the first to orderand though I love my chocolate Shakeology I'm ready to try a different flavor!

Try to order it on auto-ship so that you save $10 on shipping. (ORDER) Feel free to ask me if you have any questions through facebook message or an email at