Before I Go

Hey there! I’m typing this up in between packing my bag and tidying the house for the cat sitter (aka my mom)! Adam and I will be heading out to La Romana in less than 24 hours and as usual, I’ve left EVERYTHING to do at the last minute.

Yesterday mi madre and I went out on a little shopping spree to pick up all the things that I had forgotten to get leading up to this weekend.

You know what? I like doing things last minute. The pressure spurs me into action and I get stuff done in a really efficient manner!

All of this last minute crazinessย reminds me of late night cram sessions in grad school. My friends and I would stay up until 5AM Skyping with each other trying to get our 20+ page papers finished before class. I would then sleep for 60 minutes before hopping out of bed to get ready for work!

Oy! Those were “fun times” but I don’t exactly miss them. I much prefer last minute cramming for a fun vacation :).

I should probably stop distracting myself here on the blog and go finish up with packing and cleaning.

I’ll have a recap of my long run + weekly training tomorrow and after that lots of pretty pictures from the DR! Talk to you again soon!

What is the top item in your travel essentials list?ย 
– I need to make sure I’m not forgetting anything important!



  1. Susan
    August 16, 2015 / 6:41 am

    Have an excellent adventure! Looking forward to seeing fabulous photos and hearing about all the adventures!

    • Kristina
      August 16, 2015 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. August 16, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    Have fun–don’t forget comfortable shoes! (Love the red lipstick!)

  3. August 16, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Have a FABULOUS vacation!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the Lauren Conrad ring. I actually recently decided I want to be a girl that wears rings. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cecil is lucky to have his grandhuman watch him while you guys are gone!

  4. August 17, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  5. August 17, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    Have an amazing trip!!! I want to see lots and lots of pictures so that I can pretend that I was there too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. August 19, 2015 / 9:55 am

    I hope you loved the DR ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your sandals are so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved all the picks. It’s nice you can shop with Mom now.
    Chicago is so close!! It’s always hard for me when something is like 20 weeks away , but when you get this close it start gets exciting ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. August 20, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    Enjoy! I am always cramming before vacation haha. Packing 30 minutes before I have to leave for the airport…that’s me.