kristina.allen

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I Felt Like a Superhero Slicing Through the Air!

There’s nothing better than getting to come home from work a little bit early. Yesterday I had a work meeting at 2pm near my house that didn’t get out until 4pm, so I got to go home afterwards!! : )…

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Turkey Trots and 2014 Running Plans

I can hardly believe it is almost Thanksgiving! I’m pretty excited about it because I love stuffing and mashed potatoes!   I’m a little bummed because I really wanted to do a Turkey Trot this year but there isn’t one…

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“Because I Ran 12 Miles” is My New Favorite Saying

NO running yesterday. I usually do a little two mile jog the day after a long run, but my legs really just wanted to be propped up on the couch because I ran 12 miles Saturday and then walked around Universal…

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I Ran 12 Miles and It Was Easier Than 11 Miles!

This morning I ran 12 miles and it was a much stronger run than the 11 really hard miles I did last weekend!!!!!!! I made sure to stay on top of my fueling situation and I really think that made…

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What a Runner Grabs When Her Fire Alarm Goes Off

BEEEEEP BEEEEEEEEP You quickly learn what is important to you when the fire alarm in your condo building goes off at 1am. The first thing I did was find Cecil (who was scared to death) and put him in his…

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Running and Unusual Food Cravings

Ever since I started running long runs (I consider any run over 8 miles pretty long) my food preferences have REALLY changed. Did this happen to you? Is this normal? I’ve always been a very bland food lover. A slice…

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Meeting Up w/The Bridge at Mile 4 of The Half

Looks like our weekend plans have changed again. We’re still going away to celebrate Adam’s BIRTHDAY (!!!!) but I will have time to get my long run in at home on Saturday morning which is very nice. I can’t believe…

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Trying Out Some Running Fuel

Adam’s birthday is this Saturday and we’re spending the weekend out of town so I had to shift my training schedule around a bit. Normally I take Monday off from running and do cross training, but with my shifted schedule…

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Fixing What I Can + An Embarrassing Text Message!

Saturday’s hard 11-mile run really bummed me out. But yesterday after reading feedback and encouragement on Twitter, Facebook and here on the blog, I thought long and hard about what things are within my power to make the half marathon…

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11 Really Hard Miles

I ran 11 miles yesterday morning. My longest run ever! I headed out before the sun even rose which was awesome because I was able to watch the sun rise over the horizon at the beach. But that’s about where…

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I Almost Got a New 5K PR *Golf Clap*

This is what “wahhhhh I don’t feel like running” looks like after I actually get it done: I’ve got a little bit of the crazy eye going on, it looks like I’m missing a tooth, my nose is a giant…

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Dessert! (Another non-running post, sorry!)

Yesterday I didn’t run. I also ate TWO desserts. I had hot chocolate frozen yogurt + peanut butter sauce + waffle cone thingy during my lunch break:

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