kristina.allen

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New Max: Squatting 140lbs!

I’m so glad I decided to add in weightlifting to supplement my half marathon training. I wondered if lifting heavy would negatively affect my runs, but it doesn’t at all. If anything, squatting and deadlifting heavy assures me during hard…

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My Weekend: Treadmill Running + Yoga

I have a confession to make: I didn’t get up and go running down to the beach yesterday morning. On Friday I said I was 100% committed to doing an early morning run on Sat., but when 6am rolled around…

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Isopure Dutch Chocolate Protein Powder Review

A couple of weeks ago when I decided to kick my weightlifting up a notch, I knew I needed to find a great protein powder. I’ve tried a bunch of different ones in the past and always end up giving…

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New Max: Deadlifting 170lbs!

Today was another rainy, dreary day in Fort Lauderdale. After work my boyfriend and I went to our favorite chinese food restaurant and I had a large helping of chicken, broccoli and brown rice. After dinner the last thing I…

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Tonight I Was Reminded That Running Can Be Fun

FINALLY! I got my first good run of the week in tonight. Earlier this week I was mentally off my game. I was half expecting tonight to go the same, but by some miracle I finally got a good run…

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March Fitness Recap + April Goals to Achieve!

Just a quick update because I am exhausted! March Fitness Recap: My mileage goal was 50 miles in the month of March, but I only reached 40 miles. I would have reached the goal if I had not had to…

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My First 5 Mile Run (including the Happy 5K)

Today was a great running day for me: I completed the Happy 5K (a virtual race that supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) as part of my first ever 5 mile run (only the 5K portion is pictured below)! All of…

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Took My Half Marathon Training Outdoors!

I’ll admit it: I’m a treadmill runner. I live in south Florida where the weather is 90 degrees about 24 hours a day, so I tend to stay indoors. However, tonight the weather was perfect (low 70s) and the sun…

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Deadlift Day: Lifting 160lbs Like It’s Nothing

On Monday I started my new weightlifting routine and did squats, military presses, dips, triceps extensions and bicep curls. Today I did part B of that routine which includes: deadlifts, bench presses, bent over rows and pull downs. It’s been…

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Started My Half Marathon Training Today

I’ve been looking forward to Day 1 of my half marathon training plan for a while now. I had visualized it as this glorious day where everything would go right and glitter would rain down on me. (image source) Unfortunately, due…

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Weightlifting to Supplement My Running

With my third 5K race over as of yesterday, I am now officially in Half Marathon Training mode! I will be following one of Jeff Galloway’s plans which calls for three running days a week (two 30 minute runs + one…

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Looking Past a Bad 5K (I Did Manage a PR)

My third 5K race is now in the books. And the books have a terrible finishing time next to my name. I started out really strong – in fact I ran my fastest mile ever – just over 10 minutes…

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