Running, Lifting, Spring Nail Polish

Hi! Wow!

The end of last week was pretty spectacular for me. I vlogged almost all of it, but I still need to edit the footage. I should have that up by tomorrow. I was going to edit it last night but my camera battery died and it takes forever to charge back up.

I had the BEST TIME EVER at the NXT shows in Miami and West Palm Beach! I won’t get into all the details today since I want to talk about it when I post up the weekend vlog, but suffice to say the shows were amazing. On Thursday night after his match Finn came over to see my Shamrock N Rolla sign and then thanked me for coming out. I wish I had said something in return but I just basically smiled ?.

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Anyway, after driving all the way down to the University of Miami Thursday night for the show and then all the way up to the Palm Beach Amphitheater on Friday – I was just beat.

Saturday I slept in until 10am and then had breakfast with my mom. I showed her how to use Snapchat and she loves it, haha!

I just couldn’t wrap my mind around running when I was still feeling so exhausted, so I went to the gym for some cross training. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then an upper body lifting session.

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Since I feel like the elliptical is weak sauce is comparison to a run, I felt the need to really go HAM on the lifting. I started off with assisted pull-ups but decreased the assist … and then I died. I somehow mustered up the strength to finish my lifts, but I also took liberal breaks in between sets while I thought of ways to get out of finishing the workout.

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Like, maybe a dolphin was stranded on the beach and for some reason only I could save it? I better go check…

After thinking through a variety of scenarios where I could escape my lifting session I was DONE! AWESOME! I’M SUPER WOMAN! I FEEL AMAZING!

It’s funny how one’s perspective can change towards the end of a workout. I think we start thinking positive thoughts at the end because that’s what keeps us going back for more. We only remember the good times. It’s the brains way of keeping us on track with our fitness goals! ?

After the gym I relaxed on the couch and painted my nails with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in the shade 405 Coral Reef  I also added Essie LuxEffects in Rock at the Top to my fourth nail for a little extra pop.

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Sunday I woke up with a lot more energy then I’ve had in a while and got in a super sweaty 5 mile progression run on the treadmill. When I was putting together my spring training plan I knew I had the NXT shows and might be tired to I specifically scheduled last week as a down week. Sometimes I surprise myself with amazing foresight, haha!

Afterwards I checked the mail and discovered two small packages must have been delivered the day before.

One package contained my new Sonix iPhone case in Bahama ?! I’ve been wanting this case for about a year and finally pulled the trigger and bought it! 🙂

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The second package contained my new cat watch! I realized that recently I’ve either bought or been gifted a lot of cat items.

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^ My mom got me that cute cat coin purse when she was on vacation!

I don’t feel like a crazy cat lady but I probably am one! ?

I gotta run for now, but I’ll talk to you again soon!

How was your weekend?
Did you race???  (It seems like I saw a lot of race photos on Instagram this weekend!)



  1. March 21, 2016 / 5:32 am

    I love when you post about nail polish! You always choose colours I wouldn’t probably immediately pick but then when I try them I love them! Like last year you mentioned “fashion playground” by Essie and it’s now my go to colour! 🙂

    Love the cat watch and purse. 😀

    • Kristina
      March 21, 2016 / 10:45 am

      Ahh, I had totally forgotten about fashion playground until I saw your comment! I just pulled it out of my bathroom cabinet to remind me to use it again! I’m so glad you like it!

      I never would have picked this coral color for myself – it was my mom’s suggestion!

  2. March 21, 2016 / 6:18 am

    Love that color!!! I’m excited for spring polish but sad to give up the grey I’ve been sporting most of this winter. My weekend was busy apartment shopping. Fun stuff 🙂

    • Kristina
      March 21, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Thanks! I hope that apartment hunting goes really smoothly for you once you decide on which area you want to live in!

  3. March 21, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Yay I can’t wait for the vlog! That is so cool Finn came to talk to you. Next time, have your phone number and room number written down on a card that you can quickly hand to him. Your nail polish is very pretty! I need to stop biting my nails. What does HAM mean?

    • Kristina
      March 21, 2016 / 10:48 am

      Hahahah well Adam was also right next to me at the show ;).

      HAM = Hard As a Motherf’er 😀

      • March 22, 2016 / 8:43 am


        Okay, well FIRST make sure you put Finn Baylor on your celebrity list… you know on friends they had like a list of 5 celebrities that they were allowed to have sex with if the opportunity arose? Hahaha! I told Paul he can TOTALLY have sex with Jessica Alba if he ever has the chance. Far be it from me to deny him that! #wifeoftheyear

        • Kristina
          March 23, 2016 / 11:17 pm

          Hahaha such a good wife!

          Finn is definitely my hall pass, lol!

  4. March 21, 2016 / 10:32 am

    ha! You know i am the crazy cat lady lol
    I love a happy lifting session! I always drag getting started but once I am sweaty, I am like, I guess I should this, and this, etc… See you felt like Superwoman when you got done!
    The elliptical is great option if you feel a little to beat to run! You can always crank the resistance or do intervals, enjoy it 🙂

    • Kristina
      March 21, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Yeah, I was definitely a sweaty betty after the elliptical :D! I put it on the Fat Burner level which is actually a pretty good workout, although it’s not running! haha

  5. March 21, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    So, I have never used Snapchat before and am pretty clueless about how it works. How did you learn how to use it? Is there a good website or video that explains it all? Or, perhaps you should vlog about how to use it for clueless people like myself. Haha. Do you really like it?

    • Kristina
      March 23, 2016 / 11:22 pm

      Hahaha I avoided it for a long time because I didn’t know how to use it! Finally, some of my younger coworkers showed me how 😀 I do really like it! It’s similar to Instagram except it’s mostly funny little video clips from your friends! I’ll do a little tutorial soon! 🙂

  6. March 21, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I love the color of your nailpolish! I love painting my nails crazy colors. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely a crazy cat lady. I talk about Elly like she is my child… but seriously, she is my child!

    I had a good weekend. I didn’t race, but I am into the peak of my training so I’m doing a lot of running. It’s been great to see such huge improvements!

  7. March 21, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I think it’s awesome that your mom loves snapchat. I really don’t understand it- last weekend my friend was trying to explain it to me but I just don’t get it! I definitely think we only remember the end of our workouts and the good feeling we get when its done, and thats what keeps us going back for more!