My First Run in 2014 Was Kind of Amazing

Yesterday I did my first run of 2014 and it was kind of amazing… actually it was spectacular! I was cruising and even though it was kind of hot/humid I was really FEELING IT. Aren’t those runs the best?! It was only four miles but I was pretty pleased.


11:40 … that’s fast for me guys! : )

I made my first post-run smoothie with the new blender yesterday (the Ninja Ultima Plus) and it came out so delicious. What I really, really love about this blender is that it comes with three single serving cups that you can blend with instead of dirtying the whole pitcher!


You just pop the single serving cup right on top and that’s it (it comes with its own blade)! You can then drink right from the cup once it’s all blended like 2.2 seconds later.

I’m not one of those people who really follows recipes to a tee or uses precise measurements, so sharing the recipe could be kind of tricky:

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

~ 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1 banana

handful of frozen mango

handful of frozen pineapple

6 ice cubes

Mmmmmmmmm it was really good : ) I’ve made this similar recipe before but with the addition of orange juice and that was also really good. The OJ makes it a lot sweeter though and I prefer this less sweet version.

Who wants to come over and try one of my smoothies? I feel like you need to try one to see exactly how smooth this blender makes the smoothies. It’s really the best! (Thank you to my mom for the awesome gift!)

One important task was taken care of yesterday: I took down the old calendar and put up the new one.


I really liked this cal from the WWF. Each month it presented two new facts about a different type of big cat. I would have bought the 2014 version but my mom gave me a calendar for Christmas.


Cecil is pretty sure he’s cuter than this kitten.

Man, I really can’t believe it’s 2014 already! On Facebook all of my old HS classmates are talking about our 10 year reunion.

Do we really need one? I mean, we are all connected on Facebook so I kind of know what they’ve been up to.

The only reason I think I would go is to see my old gym coach and tell him I can now run a mile without crying.

Did you/are you planning to go to your 10 year HS reunion?

If you went, what was it like? Fun? Kind of annoying? Awkward?Β 



  1. January 2, 2014 / 11:45 am

    Dude, I loooove when you just have a GREAT run! And wooo for speediness!! Great work lady!

    I need a new wall calendar asap. Maybe that’s what I’ll do today!

  2. January 2, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Yaaaa for speedy Kristina πŸ™‚ great job! I love smoothies and make them like you …handful of fuit, dash of this or that, but I do add a scoop of protein πŸ™‚ Right now I am using Naturade Vegan Protein, sometimes I use Shakeology -being vegetarian I always need extra protein πŸ™‚ Cute calendar!

    • January 2, 2014 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

      Good idea to sneak protein powder in your smoothie. I used to do that when I was weight lifting heavier (which I may get back to someday! haha).

  3. January 2, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    We did not have a 10 year reunion and I am sad that we did not. Next year is the big 15 year reunion for me. If we have one, I will def go! Congrats on your speedy run! I like how your cat photo bombed your Garmin shot. IT’S ALL ABOUT THEM, right!?

    • January 2, 2014 / 10:54 pm

      Haha yes! I am pretty sure Cecil tries to sneak in all of my pictures. He’s my sidekick so he’s always nearby.

      I think I would go to a 15 or 20 year reunion. I don’t feel quite so nostalgic yet πŸ™‚

  4. January 4, 2014 / 8:17 am

    I love when you have runs that are just ON! I did go to my 10-year high school reunion. Meh. I could have skipped it. There were a few people that it was nice to see, but now with FB it’s so easy to keep up with people anyway.