“Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.” Helen Keller

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Good morning everyone!! I hope you had an amusing weekend! Mine was nothing short of a yoking, a yoking of my yogi self. With all the yoga teacher training, I about fell out from tiredness transformation. We actually spent an entire day on yoga therapy which was pretty darn cool because (SURPRISE!) I wanna be a yoga therapist! I start school next year! Yay!

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I’m in a pretty cheery mood today because #1, I ran…(and #2) outside. Can you believe it? I FINALLY ran OUTSIDE, as if I hadn’t run outside for a thousand years. It has felt like a thousand years. Maybe more. A month. Just a month. But… a month too long…

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Let me get emotional (for a bit) and tell you about my morning run. It was…(in a word) emotional. I ran on snow. I slipped on ice. I ran in the cold. I ran in the sunshine. I felt graceful. I felt lost. I felt found. I felt an explosion of fireworks inside my heart. It was magical. To be outside… to just… be outside…

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Honestly, I hadn’t been myself lately, well, not when it came to running. I’ve been frustrated. I’ve felt edgy and to be bold, I’ve despised running… inside the gym…on that small (small) track that felt more like a merry-go-round ride than a run. I’ve felt nauseous for an entire month.

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My words of wisdom:

Nothing is permanent. Life is forever changing. The path you’re on now will zig-zag and throw fire balls at you, but don’t get discouraged. You can handle it. I can handle it. We can handle it. It’s the small breakthroughs in life that make it all worthwhile. It’s a view like this, that makes every run worthwhile. XOXO

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-Kristin

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    1. Kristin

      HEY!!! Ugh, not more snow… 😦 Blah, well, just remember, “This too shall pass”. Sorry about the snow.
      I really hope we don’t get anymore. Maybe Thursday, but it shouldn’t be much (hopefully).
      Thanks for your sweetness. I wish you a wonderful week! XOXO

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  1. Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com

    Umm did you write this specifically for me?! Because it is TOTALLY the perfect response to my latest blog, haha. I need your wise words in this post, so thank you so much for sharing and SO HAPPY you finally got to run outside. Woop Woop! XOXO

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    1. Kristin

      Of course I wrote this for you!! 🙂 You’re the coolest!! Also, running and life in general can definitely be frustrating, but I know you’ll find your peace of mind, Heather. You are strong! You are amazing! I believe in you! Have a wonderful week! XOXO

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    1. Kristin

      Ohhhh my gosh Michelle!!! Since November!!! I am so so sorry!! Wow, you are one strong lady!! You are mentally tough!! Well, if you can do that, you can do anything!! I wish you many many fabulous outdoor runs in the very near future!! XOXO

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  2. V

    Yay for running outside! I can’t wait until the weather warms up enough for long hikes in the woods. Have a great week!

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    1. Kristin

      Thanks V!! Long hikes…sounds fabulous!! I love feeling connected to nature! Amazing! Thanks for your sweetness!! Have a wonderful week! XOXO

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  3. runsaltrun

    What a beautiful, eye-opening run. ❤ This winter has been so difficult for so many of us and I'm looking forward to finally getting back out there as well. I hope you have the most amazing week, lady! You are so inspirational!

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    1. Kristin

      Truly, thank YOU Salt!! You always inspire me, so thanks for your sweetness and for your encouragement. I always enjoy your posts and learn a lot through your journey!! You are amazing!! Have a wonderful week! XOXO

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    1. Kristin

      Lena, you’re the best!! Always so supportive and wonderful!! Thank you x a million! I always love and appreciate your comments because they come from your heart! Have a beautiful day! XOXO

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    1. Kristin

      Thanks Melanie!! It is great to just get outside and run, even with no particular direction in mind. I did lots of u-turns due to ice, etc., but it still felt absolutely fabulous!! Have a wonderful week!! XOXO

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  4. Shawna

    i totally understand your love for running outside, and how difficult it can be to try to transition into indoor running — been living that myself the past few weeks, and cannot wait to get back out there now that NY’s February freeze is breaking a bit. thanks for sharing your ups and downs, and hope you have many more lovely outdoor runs to brighten your spirits!

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    1. Kristin

      Thanks Shawna!! I can always count on your for encouragement!! You are so sweet! 🙂 I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!! I ran outside again yesterday! Yay! That really made me happy! I wish YOU many many wonderful, inspiring runs outside!! XOXO

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  5. charissarunning

    That’s so interesting that you want to be a yoga therapist! It sounds like you really love what you’re doing which is always wonderful 🙂
    Way to go on that run! I’ve been feeling icky and blah lately too and I really need to get outside soon and mix it up. This being stuck indoors can really suck some of the life out of us.

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    1. Kristin

      Awww, thaaanks for your loveliness and kindness!! You are absolutely adorable and wonderful! 🙂 Smooch! Yes, I’m in love with yoga!! My day just doesn’t feel right if I don’t get some yoga in! 🙂
      Yep, you totally said it right about the whole running inside thing. Being stuck indoors can really be tiresome both mentally and physically!! Thanks for your comment!! Have a beautiful day! XOXO

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  6. piratebobcat

    So great! Glad you got to run outside! And here I was feeling sorry for myself for missing less than two weeks. Be careful out there, but enjoy it!!!!! Good luck on the yoga training! You can by my yogi therapist anytime!

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    1. Kristin

      Tehehehe!!! Awww…I’d love to be your yoga therapist!! 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement and this winter has really been :-(…I just want warm weather!! Haha!! I wish you many beautiful runs outside! XOXO

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  7. Martha B

    Yoga therapy sounds like a really admirable pursuit. Good for you!
    Nothing beats running outside! I know if I am pent up inside too long I start getting really crabby. One good run and everything seems to find itself back to good. Have a great week!

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    1. Kristin

      Thanks Martha and so so true…one good run outside makes it all worth while. Ohhh fresh air!! 🙂 I hope you had a fabulous weekend!! I look forward to reading your blog! You’re the coolest! XOXO

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  8. brunettedistraction

    Wow, so great to hear you’re becoming a yoga therapist! I think you’re the perfect match for this job!! 😀 And another inspiring post, awesome… I love how you can make people feel strong and self confident!! XOXO!!

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    1. Kristin

      Awwww… you just filled my heart with so much love and joy! Thank you so much sweetie pie honey bunch! You are one amazing lady!! Always making me feel fantastic! Have a fabulous fantastic week!! XOXO

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  9. Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    Such good sentiments here, Kristin! First of all, you’re going to be an AMAZING yoga therapist. I can see it now!! You’re so positive and encouraging…throw yoga in there and how could anyone not love you?

    Thanks for owning up to your insecurities — I love that you shared that you slipped a few times outside. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t have perfect outside runs during the winter so it’s refreshing to hear that it’s a struggle for others. Can’t wait until spring, am i right? What’s better than running past new life?? (Flowers, bushes, trees, moving bodies of water….I love it!)

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    1. Kristin

      Oh Lauren, thank YOU for always being this positive beauty on my blog. I really appreciate your honestly AND your support. You always make me feel wonderful! Thanks a million for the whole first paragraph!! You just made my day!! 🙂 Also, thank you for always sharing your struggles on your blog. I learn a from you and about you! I love it! XOXO

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