Noticing New Things While Running


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You may remember that I was having a hard time not spilling the beans on Adam’s gift. Unfortunately, I did not make it until today … I ended up telling him what it was on Wednesday night. As I was filling out his card I just got way too excited and had to give him his gift right then.

I got him tickets to the Miami Dolphins game in London! Going to London this year was already on a calendar and we talked about going to this game, but then found out that tickets went on sale earlier in January and were already sold out. I found tons of them on Stubhub UK though : )

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Too bad the game is at the end of September… still so far away!

Last night I had a really good run. I had five miles on the calendar but decided that I would run 3 of those miles as a mock 5K. I know what I can do when I progressively increase my speed, but I wanted to see if the method of starting out fast in mile one would work for me or not. IT DID!

I ended up killing it on my run and felt really good.

When I first started out I decided to really focus on the run and nothing else. Normally I allow myself to zone out and just kind of go with the flow. By concentrating my focus 110% I noticed so many new things! 

I could actually feel myself kick into faster gears… I knew when I was slowing down or speeding up (normally I don’t notice these things at all). It felt really cool. It sounds so corny but I really felt in tune with my body which helped me feel comfortable running at a faster pace.

It was a gorgeous night out too, which helped. The weather was in the low to mid 60s and the moon was big and bright : )

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I’m really glad I ended the day with a great run because the morning started out not so good. When I went down to my car it wouldn’t turn on and I had to get a jump. It was really weird because I just bought a new battery at the end of December.

Pep Boys said the battery wasn’t dead but for some reason had a really low charge so they charged it up. Hopefully it’s all good now otherwise they think I may have an electrical problem … bleh.

After the car incident I ended up working from home. This cat is the laziest ever. He just spends all day in this position:


I should probably change the name of my blog to Kristina’s Blog About Running and Cats since I post about Cecil so much : )

Happy Friday / Happy Valentine’s Day!



  1. February 14, 2014 / 8:24 am

    What a great gift. LONDON??? You two are going to have so much fun. Great news on the run, I’m glad the plan worked out for you. You are going to kill it at your next 5K. Sorry about the car issues.

  2. February 14, 2014 / 9:39 am

    What a fun gift! Great job on that run. You’re really going to kill it at PHM! My kitty MJ lays in that position all day long. Last night I asked her why she liked seeing the world upside down. lol! See you soon!

  3. February 14, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I would not mind if Cecil was included in your blog title. 🙂 GREAT GIFT FOR ADAM! You are wife of the year! 🙂 You can never go wrong with an “experience” gift!

  4. February 14, 2014 / 5:40 pm

    Aww, I’m glad that starting fast worked SO well for you!!! You’re gonna kick ass at this 5k!!!

    What a gorgeous beach pic! And of course, the cutest Cecil pic ever. It’s so sweet of you to get Adam tix to a game in LONDON. Talk about once in a lifetime…You’re such a good girlfriend!

  5. February 14, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    Don’t you love a run like that?! Great job! I laughed when I saw the Cecil pic because that’s how mine are too! It’s cool you have a place you can run at night when it cools off. I don’t have a safe path for the evenings so I end up at the gym on the dreadmill lol