My two year run-aversary!

Today we celebrate the all important National Running Day which just so happens to coincide with my two year run-aversary!



Thanks to Cori @ Olive to Run for hosting an I Run linkup!


I run for night’s like last night where I had a great speedwork session and ran my beach loop in the FASTEST TIME I HAVE EVER DONE IT BEFORE!

(Thank you Coach for pushing me out of my comfort zone!)

From my run last night.
Just my favorite running route.

Some of you may remember that I ran the bridge on my beach loop for the first time last week. I ran it again (twice) last night and ENJOYED it!

I now think running up it is preferable to running down it. On the incline I just power up without much thought necessary, but on the way down I feel like I have to worry about my form a bit more. Is that the case for everyone?

This must be what running mountains is like.

Just kidding! : ) 

I hope you have a great run today to celebrate National Running Day! 

How many years have you been running? How did you get started? Did you run in middle / high school / college?


  1. Olive To Run (@Olivetorun)

    NICE WORK on the fastest time last night- that is awesome! Isn’t the sense of accomplishment worth it right there? Thanks for joining in! 🙂
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I definitely thought about laying down on the ground as soon as my Garmin ticked off my last mile, but the strong sense of accomplishment gave me what I needed to get all the way home 🙂 Thanks for hosting Cori!

  2. The running schlub

    Ah see how that works, mentally you conquered the bridge now it’s easier. Awesome that your having great runs abs congrats on the new fastest time.

    Races to sign up for, miles to run, is going to be a great NRD!!
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    1. The running schlub

      Forgot to answer your questions, running less than a year. Started running when Mrs Schlub started running to support her. Played lots of sports in middle/high/college but nothing specific to running.
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      1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

        Same here. I played volleyball (and one year of basketball) but nothing really directly related to running. Unless you count having to run suicides for basketball, which I thought was the worst thing EVER! 🙂

  3. Hanna

    CONGRATS on your fastest time! I actually had a similar experience last week, when I went out for a tempo run and made it my fastest run EVER – even faster than my 5K races! So I know how awesome it feels! 🙂 I am a relatively new runner, I only started less than a year ago. I love running, and the running community!

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      That’s awesome, Hanna! I just checked out your blog and subscribed. I’m excited that we’re going to be marathon training at the same time 🙂

  4. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    I always love your great attitude. Happy National Running Day! I started running and training for my first marathon while I was in graduate school. It was right after my dad passed away and I used running as a tool to help me cope and work through my emotions. I owe a lot to running.
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I read the About page on your blog when I first started following you and was really touched by your decision to run the marathon and raise money through Team in Training in honor of your dad. And soon you will be marking the Iron Man item off of your bucket list!

  5. Amy

    Great work! I knew you could do it. Hills are such a mental thing, really 😉 And now that you know you can do it, look how proud you are! And happy run-a-versary! What inspired you to first get out and run and how far did you go? Improvement is always great to see.

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Nothing inspired me to get out and run in June 2012, I decided to do Couch to 5K on a whim. The first day I run/walked for 25 minutes (or however long Day 1 of C25K is) and thought it was awful. So awful that I just had to do it again 🙂

  6. Kristin @ A Mom on the Run

    Happy run-aversary and congrats on your awesome time!!
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  7. Lauren @ Will Run for Boston

    I’m so happy about your workout last night! That is so awesome! I wish I knew my run-aversary but it’s been so long that I have absolutely no idea – I’m somewhere around 12 years though!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thanks, coach! 🙂 I felt like I was flying down the road at the end!

  8. Kim

    Love the faster run – way to go!!!
    I started running my sophomore year in HS – 30 years ago this fall!!!!
    I did a 5 mile treadmill run this morning to celebrate the National day!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Way to go, Kim! 30 years! You are my running role model!

  9. Helly

    yay for fastest times!! speed work is tough but oh so good for us 🙂
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Exactly! When I got home last night I kept thinking that speedwork feels terrible and amazing at the same exact time! So weird 🙂

  10. Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Nice job running your fastest time! I have been running since middle school, but only because I wanted to play sports that involved running:) I didn’t start to really enjoy it until college. So I’ve been running for a really long time and been doing races for about 7 years!
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  11. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running

    Yep, running UP bridges (at least the first time), I just put my blinders on and GO. But running down I feel all flaily and weird lol.

    How fun that your blog-iversary is on NRD!
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  12. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Happy Running Day! What a great way to celebrate- by pushing yourself! 🙂

  13. Heather @ girlgoesrunning

    Happy Blogging Birthday and Happy National Running day! Congrats on your speedy run!!!!

    I started running when I first met my husband five years ago. I haven’t stopped since, lol.
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  15. karen

    Happy running anniversary 🙂 Great job on powering over the bridge!! I love that it’s feeling easier…progress 🙂
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  16. dawn @ running the dawn

    i took a “running for dummies” kind of class my last year in college and by the end i thought i might be ready to tackle a half marathon. ran it in just under 2.5 hours. after that…i was hooked!
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