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/ October 22, 2014 3:09 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: Not Giving Up

[Translate] Entry 5 — October 22, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc. Saturday was the second to last session of the Por Vida 5K training program. The training was broken down into nine minute running intervals, with a minute in between the intervals to rest. The training was held at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, Calif. Last […]

/ October 16, 2014 2:37 pm

Rethinking Our Drinks: Moving Forward With Moderation

[Translate] Post 7 October 15, 2014 STAFF / Coachella Uninc. Johnny Flores / Student Reporter Today was the final day of no sugary beverages. While I certainly am excited to dive back into the world of sugary drinks, I hope to do so in moderation. If anything, this week has taught me that you don’t need sugary beverages to function, […]

/ October 15, 2014 4:18 pm

Rethinking Our Drinks: No Sugar At School

[Translate] Post 6 October 14, 2014 STAFF/ Coachella Uninc. Johnny Flores / Student  Reporter After resisting temptation all day on my day off yesterday, I was able to make it through the entire school day on Tuesday without having an urge to drink any sugary beverages. Maybe, that is because sugary beverages of any kind are not allowed in classrooms. […]

/ October 15, 2014 3:58 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: Reflecting While Training Solo

[Translate] Entry 4 – October 15, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES JR/Coachella Uninc This week I was unable to attend the weekly Por Vida training session due to a school conflict, but I made sure to train on my own so I can be ready for the Second Annual Run With Los Muertos on November 1. I went on a run with […]

/ October 14, 2014 3:38 pm

Rethinking Our Drinks: Not Giving Up

[Translate] Post 5 October 13, 2014 STAFF/ Coachella Uninc. Johnny Flores / Student Reporter Today I had the day off from school, and the temptation to indulge in sugary drinks was more prevalent than ever. Seeing as how I had nothing to do today, I gorged myself with various junk foods. However, none of this with a sugary drink to […]

/ October 13, 2014 4:42 pm

Rethinking Our Drinks: Choosing Water

[Translate] Post 4 October 12, 2014 STAFF/ Coachella Uninc. Maria Garcia / Student Reporter What is there to say about day four? Well, I found myself drinking more water than I usually drink, and that surprised me a bit. Drinking more water made a little sick too, though. I think I’ll have to rethink how much water I drink at […]

/ October 12, 2014 4:03 pm

Rethinking Our Drinks: Taking the SAT without coffee

[Translate] Post 3 October 11, 2014 STAFF/ Coachella Uninc. Maria Garcia / Student Reporter Day three was quite an adventure. I spent most of my time reading, and I didn’t pay much attention to much anything else. But there were water bottles near where I was sitting. Not really cold but still something. Hasn’t bothered me much at the moment. […]

/ October 11, 2014 1:51 pm

Rethinking Our Drink: No Ordinary Day

[Translate] Post 2 October 10, 2014 STAFF/ Coachella Uninc. Ivan Valenzuela / Student Reporter  After my first full day of not having any sugary drinks, I did feel pretty good about myself. I’m a pretty busy guy so I tend to live off of a mix of sweet teas, sugar-filled coffees, and orange juice. It’s a lot of each really. […]

/ October 10, 2014 5:54 pm

Rethinking Our Drinks: Saying “No” To Sugar

[Translate] Post 1 October 9, 2014 STAFF / Coachella Uninc. Coachella — “In Riverside County, 42 percent of ninth graders are overweight, yet almost half (47 percent) of high-school-aged (12-17) students report drinking at least one soda or other sugar-sweetened beverage per day. Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest sources of added sugar in the American diet, and […]

/ October 8, 2014 3:39 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: Yoga is No Joke

[Translate]   Entry 3 – October 8, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES JR/Coachella Uninc This week marks the third week of the Por Vida training sessions in preparation for the Second Annual Run With Los Muertos 5K on November 1. Naturally, the sessions are growing more intense. This week, I found myself at Evolve Yoga in La Quinta doing yoga for the […]