Day in the Life: You Can Stand Under My Umbrella-ella-ella

Today I’ve got a new Day in the Life vlog for you!

It was filmed over the weekend and it’s got a little bit of everything from my world: Cecil, running/gym, shopping and the beach.

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The only thing that’s missing is Adam, who doesn’t really want to be in the vlogs. Although he said I can pay him to be in the videos LOL!

If you think Adam should be in the videos for free please leave him a comment below! I really need your help with this!

One thing featured in the vlog is my new umbrella … my beautiful new umbrella!

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I used to have this umbrella in clear and loved it, then about a year ago I left it at a client’s office and never got it back.

It really wasn’t a rainy winter or spring so I had no need to buy a new one… until last week when it rained every day. I went on Amazon to buy the clear umbrella when I saw they started making it in different colors and designs!

I LOOOOOVE the colored dots! The best thing about this umbrella is that it forms a bubble around your head so if the rain is coming at a slant or it’s windy the rain still can’t get to you. It’s also super sturdy and I can’t imagine it would ever turn inside out on you unless you were standing in hurricane force winds.

Okay, that’s way too long of a description about an umbrella for a running blog – but seriously, this is a cool umbrella right? ($20 on Amazon)

Want more run chat? Check out my Chicago training log from last week here

Last fun purchase you made?
Think Adam should be in vlogs or on the blog more? Tell him! 🙂



  1. June 14, 2016 / 5:13 am

    That umbrella is so cute! I have never had anything beside a plain black one. I love that it can protect you from the rain from all angles!

    • Kristina
      June 14, 2016 / 10:20 am

      When your birthday comes around please send me your address so I can buy you this umbrella. I promise you will love it!

  2. June 14, 2016 / 9:05 am

    one of the local Kohl’s closed and I also tried to stalk their sports bras! Love your umbrella. This reminds me that I need a new one as well.

    • Kristina
      June 14, 2016 / 10:21 am

      I hope you had better luck finding a good price than I did. I don’t mind spending $ on a good sports bra, but I need to replace about 4 of my current ones and at $50/bra I need a good deal! haha

  3. June 14, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Ugh to the guy with the ‘big carbon footprint’ bumper sticker. How ridiculous. Love the umbrella and your enthusiasm for it. 🙂

    • Kristina
      June 14, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Thanks Denise 🙂

      The guy with the bumper sticker was the kind of idiot I just don’t have patience for. Truthfully I could do a lot better when it comes to my own carbon footprint, but I don’t go around BRAGGING about it. Totally disgusting!

  4. June 14, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Ridiculous! Why would anyone brag about damaging the environment? I don’t get people.

    The last fun purchase I made was a new lip balm from Sephora (Drunk Elephant Lippe). Stupid expensive, but adorable packaging and no animal testing.

    • Kristina
      June 14, 2016 / 10:26 am

      I can’t talk about lip balms right now. For the last 72 hours I’ve been dreaming about buying a new lip gloss. I have no idea where this bug came from since I’m not a gloss person at all, but I’ve gotten it in my head that I NEED one in a pinky-coral color for summer and just haven’t had time to stop by the store! It’s driving me a little bit crazy!

      I have no idea why he would brag about damaging the environment BUT he also had a bumper sticker that said “smoking is safer than liberalism” with a cartoon of a guy smoking a cigarette so that probably explains it a bit. I’m guessing he thinks liberals made up the carbon footprint and global warming.

  5. June 14, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I think these days people try to be obnoxious just to see what reactions they can get. It really is annoying.

    Adam should definitely be on the vlog more but Heck yeah you better pay him. That guy needs a premium since he is driving up viewership lol

    • Kristina
      June 14, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      Hahaha you men, sticking together!

  6. June 14, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I need an umbrella that curves over me that way! During parent pick-up I always get soaked because my umbrella isn’t big enough. I love that one!

    • Kristina
      June 14, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      YESSSS this umbrella would be perfect for it! It’s clear so you can see through it but it forms a dry shield all around you!

  7. June 14, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Yes Adam, get your ass on the blog! 🙂

    We have a really huge black umbrella we call our Biden umbrella. My dad found it on an Amtrak train (he works for them) and since of course Biden rides Amtrak and would have a DOPE umbrella, we imagine it was his. 🙂

    • Kristina
      June 14, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Hahahaha I love that!!

  8. Wendy
    June 14, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    Not all of your readers are liberals – this one certainly isn’t. I know it’s your blog and your personal space, so I’ll respectfully duck out and wish you the best. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog since I, too, love running, shopping and cats – but can not look past the political bias anymore. Best of luck.

    • Kristina
      June 14, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Hi Wendy, I just sent you an email. Thanks for your respectful comment and constructive criticism.

  9. June 14, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Adam, you really should be on the vlog!

    I shop online a lot! It’s hard to even recall the last cool thing I bought, but I ran the Yellowstone Half this weekend and I was able to pre order a commemorative tshirt that included the names of all of the runners. How cool is that?

  10. June 15, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    OMG the last thing I bought that was fun … I can’t even think of anything. I clearly need to go shopping.