I’ll Be Sharing Lots of Post-Run Smoothie Recipes Very Soon!

Good morning! No running for me today because I am an old woman and threw my back out yesterday. Okay, I just pulled a muscle. It’s mostly better today but I’m still taking a rest day, drinking coffee and writing.


When I hurt my back I was literally just trying to zipper up my suitcase since we were leaving to visit my mom. I may have been struggling with the zipper because I was trying to stuff way too much into it and … yeah.. the zipper/suitcase won.

Before the back incident I ran 4 miles yesterday … on the treadmill. It was a very boring, uneventful run except for the nausea. I had decided it was a good idea to eat Chipotle before the run. Turns out that’s not a good idea. I powered through though because I am a champ or something like that : )

Today we’re up at my moms hanging with her and my grandpa. My mom wrapped our Christmas gifts in the cutest wrapping paper!


Oh yeah, we’re also hanging with Georgie (aka Curious George) too.


I’m pretty excited because my mom got us this awesome blender that can make pretty much anything: smoothies, juices, nut butters, soup, hummus, etc!


Expect to read lots of smoothie recipes in the near future as I begin experimenting.

Tomorrow is long run day! I’ll get to do it on the pretty trail up here at my mom’s which is always exciting. Also, the weather is about 20 degrees cooler up here which will be really, really nice.

I just have to cross my fingers that my back is feeling 100% tomorrow. I think it will be since it is feeling about 95% today!

What was your favorite gift this holiday season?

Do you like to make smoothies? Favorite flavor/recipe?ย 


  1. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    I love smoothies but they’re so high in sugar! I like pineapple juice, orange juice, strawberries, blueberries, and a little brown sugar in mine!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I have NEVER thought about putting brown sugar in a smoothie! I almost always go with pineapple, mango and vanilla greek yogurt… maybe a banana if I’m feeling crazy! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Your poor back! You know the last time my husband hurt his back (and he’s only the ripe old age of 30) it was from sneezing. The doctor said that when most people hurt their back it is from something minor. So don’t sweat the suitcase incident! I mainly make protein shakes in my blender, and really only in the summer. Milk or water, with protein powder, greek yogurt, some sort of fresh fruit, and lots of ice cubes. Yummmmm… I can’t wait until it’s summer and I can drink them again! (fruit is too expensive right now!)
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Mmm your smoothies sound a lot like mine ๐Ÿ™‚

      I know, the most delicious fruits are summer fruits! Even if you pay a premium for them in winter they still don’t taste nearly as good as they do in the summer when they’re cheap!

  3. karen

    Hope your back is feeling better! Curious George is adorable. Enjoy the awesome blender, has so many possibilities ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ My back is feeling a lot better now. Still a little sore but nothing bad at all!

      I will pass on your compliment to Georgie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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