Can't Stop Cristin

Apr 13

Running Down Cancer II 5k/10k virtual race →

I’m running in memory of my bro-in-law that lost his battle nearly 7 years ago, leaving behind my beautiful sister and their two precious kiddos. Running at my side, will be my bestie, who will run in honor of her daddy, who is fighting his battle now. Join us and help fight this beast known as CANCER!!!

Feb 28

I thought twice about doing this, let’s face it, I’d love for people to believe that without editing, I look like I do in the second picture, but I realized how insightful it could be. Before you compare yourself to a picture or person in a magazine, remember how much you can change a photo with a little editing. Be the best you you can be. Beyond that, thank God for you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Feb 28
Concealed carry license in the works!!! 

Middle and top left targets were mine. The other two were the hubz.
Obviously I’m a better shot!!

Side note: why does my arm look huge and my hand look tiny?

Concealed carry license in the works!!!

Middle and top left targets were mine. The other two were the hubz.
Obviously I’m a better shot!!

Side note: why does my arm look huge and my hand look tiny?

Feb 12
I’m sick! Can’t workout! I’m eating the house down! The cold weather makes me want to eat even more! 

I’m pretty sure this is what I’m starting to look like!!!!

I’m sick! Can’t workout! I’m eating the house down! The cold weather makes me want to eat even more!

I’m pretty sure this is what I’m starting to look like!!!!

Jan 29
Today’s self talk, during Need For Speed, sounded a little something like this: Pull back! PUUULLL BAAACCCKKK!!! Your lungs are going to explode if you don’t pull back. Meanwhile, my running coach is yelling through a bullhorn, “DONT PULL BACK!!!”. 

I hate that she has mental telepathy!!!

Today’s self talk, during Need For Speed, sounded a little something like this: Pull back! PUUULLL BAAACCCKKK!!! Your lungs are going to explode if you don’t pull back. Meanwhile, my running coach is yelling through a bullhorn, “DONT PULL BACK!!!”.

I hate that she has mental telepathy!!!

Jan 27
Group ex instructor MVP!!! I love what I do. This was just icing on the cake!!!

Group ex instructor MVP!!! I love what I do. This was just icing on the cake!!!

Jan 25
Spent a chilly morning volunteering for the first annual Loco Marathon/Half marathon. It was put together by our local running club. I wasn’t sure how well it’d go over, because, it was held on our public walking trail. It was an out and back course. The full marathoners had to do 10 laps and the half did 5. The general consensus, though, was that it was fun. As a volunteer, it was great to see the people you were watching, come and go several times. I’ll definitely help with this one again!!

Spent a chilly morning volunteering for the first annual Loco Marathon/Half marathon. It was put together by our local running club. I wasn’t sure how well it’d go over, because, it was held on our public walking trail. It was an out and back course. The full marathoners had to do 10 laps and the half did 5. The general consensus, though, was that it was fun. As a volunteer, it was great to see the people you were watching, come and go several times. I’ll definitely help with this one again!!

Jan 16

Need For Speed

Our fitness center started a class at the beginning of the year, taught by a certified running coach (and one of my besties), called Need For Speed. It’s a class that consists of speed work, once a week, for the first four weeks, followed by hill work, once a week, for the second four weeks.

I have gotten very out of “running shape”. I thought this would be a great way to ease back into it…Ha! Don’t get me wrong, the class was fantastic, but there was no ease, AT ALL!!! I’ve got a lot of work to do!!!

Jan 13

Not starting over

Just picking up where I left off.

I stopped journaling/counting calories through the Holidays. It was very tough to stay on track with the parties and family gatherings. So I decided to give it a rest for a while and pick it back up at the first of the year.

The first came and went and I haven’t picked it back up…until today!

I’ve been feeling the results of my holiday bulge in my workouts. I try not to weigh on the scales but when I feel weighed down in my workouts it’s time to take control…again!!!

Jan 05
We celebrated my birthday with dinner and a movie. Love these ladies!!!

We celebrated my birthday with dinner and a movie. Love these ladies!!!