kristina.allen

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I Skipped My Run (Oops) + Meet My Friends!

I was supposed to get up super early and run six miles before work this morning. But that didn’t happen. I am just not a morning person at all. The fact that I get up early on Saturdays to do…

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My Running Coach’s Advice + A Letter to Myself

Last night my running coach sent me an email saying it’s time to start visualizing success on race day. She said: “Feel yourself picking up the pace as you run strong and fast and controlled, through the finish line, crossing…

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I Can’t Believe I’m Not Sore!

Who am I?! I haven’t been sore at all since my 10 mile run on Saturday and it’s really confusing! After my nine mile run a couple of weeks ago I was SO SORE I hobbled out of bed the…

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I Ran 10 Miles! My First Double Digit Run!

I RAN 10 MILES!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot express how excited about this I am! I had one of the best beach runs ever: Towards the end of my run I think I started getting a little dehydrated. Although the temperature outside…

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Halloween Cupcakes and Wobbly Splits

First, I just want to say Happy Friday and share these adorable Halloween cupcakes: They’re called Yummy Mummy Cupcakes – ahhhh! So cute! The how-to video for making these little guys was put together by one of my clients and even…

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A Fantastic Run Where I Felt Like I Didn’t Have Legs – …

Tonight’s run was SO MUCH BETTER than last night! It was one of those runs where everything just feels right. Somewhere along the way I was in one of my standard post-race daydream/fantasies where a reporter asks me: “So Kristina,…

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Safety First: I Almost Blacked Out During My Run

I almost blacked out during my run tonight. Thank goodness I always bring my phone with me when I run. Safety first.  I had a big to-do list for myself after work so when I got home I tipped back a…

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Running a 5K & The Cutest Halloween Cupcakes EVER!

Even though I may have said I am never running a 5K again it looks like I am going to run a 5K next weekend! My running coach emailed me today saying I should try to get one in before…

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Trying to Climb Mountains (Literally)

Yesterday I was feeling in a bit of a slump all day so I skipped my run and instead did a 2 mile climb at 8-10% incline on the treadmill. Next year Adam and I plan to go hike some…

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This and That (And WHY Do Running Shorts Cost So Damn Much?!)

Good news: I ended up getting in another 2.5 miles last night (after cutting my morning run super short). After taking a SIX hour nap (can sleeping for that long even be called a nap?!) I headed to the gym…

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I Did Something I Never Do …

This morning I did something I have never done before: I cut my long run short and I didn’t feel guilty about it! Why? YOLO or something like that. I ran two miles down to the beach and when I…

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I Need Your Feedback on This! Please!

A couple of months ago I wrote about how I really like to make candles. What I failed to mention at the time is that I was working on creating a site on which to sell my candles! I’m super…

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