VLOGMAS + Emoji Emails with Adam

December has arrived and with it so has Vlogmas! I’m not going to vlog every day leading up to Christmas as I am very sure you would get extremely bored, but I will aim for every other day.

Here’s day one:

(If you’re looking for a vlogger who will update every day check out Amelia Liana – she’s a professional vlogger and one of my favorites to watch!)

Yesterday I got home pretty late but managed to get in a 30 minute run/walk. My hip is definitely feeling better after a full rest day on Monday. I didn’t experience tightness after last night’s run and I am REALLY happy about that!

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To usher in December Fort Lauderdale has brought back our typical 80 degree temps and a full blast of humidity. The heat won’t be fun to race in, but I definitely prefer it to the cold.

Did you watch football this weekend? Just looking at the guys playing in snow made me feel cold. I was huddled up under my blanket on the couch!

I wonder what it’s like to live somewhere that doesn’t use the air conditioner all year long?!

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I can’t remember if I told you this before, but Adam’s cell phone got wet at the last Dolphins game we went to. Since he gets his phone through work he had to submit a support ticket and now he’s waiting to get a new phone.

It’s so weird not being able to text him all day. We’ve resorted to sending each other 10 emails per day :).

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^ On Tuesdays Cecil is an angry cat when I get home because he’s hungry. Normally Adam works from home and feeds him dinner around 6:30pm, but on Tuesdays Adam goes into the office and then goes to his MMA class. Since I go running after work I don’t usually get home until around 8pm which means Cecil is hungry and very angry that he’s had to wait around for his dinner!

Also, Adam wants you to know that he does not enjoy True Blood. He thinks it’s a very bad show. From season four onwards I agree that it’s really bad, but I got it in my head that I wanted to watch the series again from start to finish and I’m sticking to the plan.

I hope your December is off to a great start!

How is your holiday decorating / gift shopping going?
– As a cat mom I feel #blessed that I can do all my shopping at one store: Petco ;).

PS: Do any of you use Twitter a lot? How/why do you use it?
(I’m @KristinaRunning and mostly use it to get news about running and entertainment.)



  1. December 2, 2015 / 10:27 am

    Haha, I love the emoji email. Wes and I mostly communicate via emoji texts during the day.

    I just followed you on twitter. I’m @thelizzymaree. I mostly use it to follow colleagues who are active on social media. I’ve considered starting a second account for personal and running things, since my primary one is full of sciency stuff, but I haven’t yet. I’ll let my blog friends know when I do 🙂

    • Kristina
      December 3, 2015 / 12:17 am

      Thanks for the follow. I have lists setup on Twitter so that I can get relevant entertainment news that might differ from tractional media outlets. For instance I have a Miami Heat list and a Miami Dolphins list that compiles the tweets from active players. I like getting an inside glimpse into what’s going on with them outside of the standard interviews they give. I’m trying to decide if I want to continue using Twitter as anything more than an RSS feed for that kind of info.

      I used to tweet a lot under my professional account for work, but as my career progressed that became less important for me to do. I haven’t used my @allenkristina account in forever!

  2. December 2, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Looooove the emoji play-by-play!

    This is totally lame but I have to watch re-runs of the Big Bang Theory in order to fall asleep, so that show is always on my TV right before bed. Before BBT it was Seinfeld. Something about it puts me to sleep!

    • Kristina
      December 3, 2015 / 12:18 am

      Ah, I totally understand! I used to be that way too. It actually didn’t matter what was on as long as I had background noise. Adam likes it to be completely quiet though, so when I started dating him I learned to adapt to the quiet.

      Seinfeld is so good, I think I would just stay up watching for way too long!!! 😀

  3. December 2, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Love the emojis! I actually changed my husband’s contact info on my phone to have hearts in it, so no matter what he texts and emails to me, it looks like he is sending me a love note! That is especially handy when he’s annoying me. haha!
    I am so totally not ready for xmas. I have no idea what to buy for my kids! or my husband! or my family! See, it’s not going well.
    I just started using Twitter, and I excel at it. If excelling is being lame that is. But I’m learning! https://twitter.com/TechChickLW

    • Kristina
      December 3, 2015 / 12:19 am

      Hahahah that’s so funny about the heart! 😀 I love it!

      I’m glad I’m not the only one behind with Christmas gift planning! I’ll probably end up buying everything through Amazon Prime again this year, haha!

  4. December 2, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    The emoji email is way cool. I had to go out of country for work this year and Mrs Schlub and I had to email back and forth. Seemed like an ancient form of communication lol.

    Our decorations are about 95% complete. Just a few outdoor items to finish up.

    In use Twitter to follow the elite runners (sage, krar, jornet) and follow some of my favorite church pastor’s.

    • Kristina
      December 3, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Hahahaha yes email feels archaic compared to texts! I mean, I need my “read” receipts! LOL

  5. December 2, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I love it when I can create a story using emojis! I recently updated my instagram profile using emojis and it made me feel very good about myself, lol.

  6. December 2, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Your emojis convo is so cute. 🙂

    I was so excited to watch your vid during my lunch but youtube on my computer sometimes doesn’t work and BOO it chose that couple minutes not to work. 🙁

    Luckily, Jelly and I just watched! Dang, does your office get mad if you are late due to traffic? I feel like traffic coming home from work would piss me off way more than going to work haha.

    • Kristina
      December 3, 2015 / 12:21 am

      No, I am so lucky that they don’t get mad. If I am going to be really late I’ll just call in and let them know what’s going on. As long as I’m not about to miss a meeting it’s not a big deal. On meeting mornings I’ll usually leave extra early to be sure I’m there on time.

  7. December 2, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    I’m always so proud when Matt uses emojis. It’s like he’s stepping into the 21st century, finally! And like…expressing his emotions. Ba-da-cha! No but seriously, I think it’s the cutest.

    • Kristina
      December 3, 2015 / 12:22 am

      Hahahaha 😀

  8. December 3, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    If I didn’t eat until 8:30 I would be chewing on everything I could hands on. I am such an early bird dinner eater lol

  9. December 8, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    Haha your emoji email is hilarious! Mindy is the Queen!