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I Just Learned an Awful Lesson About Hitting the Wall!

I like to be really positive on this blog, but I need to get real for a second. The saying, “some hit the wall, some crush it” is a lovely motivational quote but it’s just not true. I thought it…

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Getting Anxious About My First Half This Fall Already!

With less than three months to go until the Allstate Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon I’m starting to get a little nervous. I know I still have plenty of training time left, but I’m a pretty anxious person when it comes…

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Running is Hard but It Changed My Life

I love running for so many reasons. Mostly I love it because it gives me confidence and strength. As some of you know, I struggled with an eating disorder for many years. Not only did I restrict my eating but…

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What a Roller Coaster of a Run

Let me start with: whoa. There’s this treadmill at my gym that is like THE treadmill to avoid. You know, the one that’s always available because it doesn’t really act right… Yeah, that’s the one I got last night. None…

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Running is a Challenge That I Love Facing Every Week!

The Allstate Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon is now officially less than three months away! Today I tackled a 5.5 mile run and felt great. I hit even splits and was in such a nice flow throughout the whole run. It…

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What I Do Besides Running: Cat Mom!

When I’m not running I make candles, play fantasy football and fawn over this sleepy guy right here: His name is Cecil and he will celebrate his sixth birthday later this month. Adam and I adopted C when he was…

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Winner of the 13.1 Contest + I’m Back to Running!

The winner of the FREE entry to the Allstate Fort Lauderdale half marathon is: Brandy Corrales (comment #2)! Brandy please email me at runkristina@gmail.com within 48 hours for info on how to register for free. If I do not hear…

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How Do You Deal with Not Being Able to Run?

For the first time ever I am sidelined from running due to an injury. Something is wrong with my right knee. A few days ago it was feeling sore. It’s felt sore before so I didn’t really think anything of…

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WIN a Free Entry to the Allstate Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon 2013!

I’ve been keeping some exciting news to myself for the past week: I’m officially running the Allstate Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon on November 10th! This will be my first half marathon and it goes right through my neighborhood and then…

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Running, Planking and My Idol, Scott Jurek

For the last couple of days I’ve been dealing with a sore and inflamed right knee. I iced it a couple times because the cold feels really good. I also purchased an Instant Cold Wrap at CVS and can confirm…

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What I Do Besides Running: Fantasy Football!

I love football and 110% support my hometown Miami Dolphins! This year I’m entering a fantasy football league for the first time and can already see it’s going to take up a lot of time. Just putting together my draft…

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Increased Running Mileage + My 27th Birthday

Yesterday I had a great run, an easy 5K that I breezed through on the treadmill (I just couldn’t deal with “feels like 100*” temps today). The fact that I can say I breezed through a 5K kind of feels…

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