Knee Twinges + Some Things About Me (mostly non-running related)

When I woke up yesterday morning my hip was feeling 100% (Sunday it was really tight at the end of my nine miles), but my right knee was really tender.

My running coach said to take two days off running, but by the end of the night my knee was feeling a lot better. I fit in an upper body weights workout, and I think I’ll try a short run tonight.

After all, this may be south Florida’s only cold day of the year, how can I miss out on running in this perfect weather?!

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By tomorrow it will be hot again, so I need to take advantage!

And now on to something random… The other day Ali @ Hit the Ground Running tagged me in this positive chain letter/survey type thing (I don’t know what they’re called ???) where you answer fun questions about yourself to help blog readers get to know you better.

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Here are my answers! : )

1. How did you come up with the name for your blog?

The marketer in me felt the need to go with something really SEO friendly. <insert lots of boring marketing reasons>. Also, this is a blog about running so it just seemed to fit perfectly!

2. What would your memoir be called?

The Sad Life of a Miami Dolphins Fan who Always Had to Root for a Backup Team During the Playoffs

3. What is your “day job?”

I’m an online marketer and I also make really awesome all-natural soy candles.

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4. What are 3 of your proudest fitness accomplishments?

1. Staying committed to running and finishing my first 5K. 2. Running my first half marathon. 3. Deadlifting 190lbs. Someday when I get back to lifting heavy I WILL reach 200!

5. You HAVE to change your first name. What do you change it to?

Christina. This would just be a practical change since 99% of people spell my name that way.

6. What is the best concert you’ve been to?

*NSYNC, Raymond James Stadium, 2001, fourth row, one of the best nights of my life.

Until the ocean doesn’t reach the sand, I am now and forever an *NYSNC fan. <<< this was an important pledge I took when I was 12 and plan to keep it.

7. Tell me some things on your bucket list.

I would LOVE to start a nonprofit that helps people and animals. I’ve spent the last couple of years reading up on how to get started. I know I’m not in the right place in my life to do it today, but someday the time will be right.

8. Describe your dream house.

Lots of windows to let in natural light, located right on the beach, a live-in chef and a cleaning staff.


9. Name a celebrity you find oddly attractive (one that wouldn’t normally be on the hottest celeb list).

Does Aaron Rodgers count? Do other people find him attractive?

10. Tell me five of your favorite blogs. 

I read a lot of blogs almost every day, but I want to focus on four that are fairly new that you may not have heard of yet + one ultra running blog that I LOVE.

1. Run for Cake: Sanaz is a fellow south Floridian training to kick butt in her first half marathon!

2. Running Through China: Lou came in 1st place female in a half marathon over the Great Wall of China!

3. She’s Going the Distance: She’s going for a BQ this year!

4. Running Breezy: Bree is training for her first half marathon!

5. Riding the Wind: Ultrarunner, Anton Krupicka’s blog. He shares the serious mileage he logs in the mountains each week.

I hope that Sanaz, Lou, Cori and Bree will answer the same questions on their blogs!! (Anton too, but I don’t see that happening, haha).

Actually I hope everyone who hasn’t done this yet will answer the questions so I can get to know you all better. I mean in that in the most non-creepy way possible!

If you don’t feel like answering all ten questions (or you don’t have a blog), leave a comment with the answer to just one  question (esp. the bucket list question!).




  1. January 7, 2014 / 11:34 am

    I loved NSYNC 🙂 I remember doing the Bye Bye Bye dance in my friend’s driveway. Good times.

  2. January 7, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    This looks fun! i’ll totally do this questionnaire tomorrow 🙂 Also, I was at the Raymond James show 2001!!! #NSYNC4LIFE!

    • January 8, 2014 / 9:54 pm

      The best 🙂 They were so adorable! And I feel really vindicated knowing that Justin is a superstar and Nick Carter has faded into obscurity just as I predicted. I don’t know how it wasn’t obvious to everyone who the better heartthrob was! haha

  3. January 7, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    I love these Sunshine Award things because they always give me new blogs to check out!

    I love your memoir title. And this cold snap. FINALLY.

  4. January 7, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    You’re the best! My next post is going to be dedicated to you and all your cuteness!
    p.s. what is this running coach you speak of? Do I need a running coach lol?
    I tried to go out and run since it is SOOO nice out and it started raining on me 🙁 I hope you got your run in!

    • January 8, 2014 / 9:57 pm

      Haha thank you 🙂

      I hired a running coach last June when I was having trouble increasing my mileage beyond 10K. She helped reign me in and had me focus on the basics. After just a few weeks working with her I was able to easily increased my distance. I’ve been working with her ever since! It’s so nice to have someone plan out my runs so I don’t have to worry if I’m doing too little or too much to reach my goals.

      Plus, she is a former ultramarathoner and my ultimate goal is to get to 50 miles so having a coach with that experience is helpful for me! Love her! If you’re looking for a coach I can give you her info. She’s located up in Boca.