Tuesday, October 6, 2015

26.2 miles

Bra: Old Navy: Pants: Old Navy; Sweater: Eddie Bauer; Shoes: Nike; Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Let's shift gears a bit today and talk about fitness. 

Since moving to New York, it's been a huge goal for me to get back into a regular fitness routine (I even put it on my 30 before 30 list right here). And if you met me in elementary, middle or high school, this really wouldn't come as a surprise. I've always been on a sports team of some sort. Soccer. Basketball. Volleyball. Softball. Heck, I may have even played on my high school's golf team for a season (for the record, I was and still am awful). 

Nothing quite fit like running though. I did track throughout high school and while I prided myself in the short distance sprints, it wasn't until I started doing longer distances in college that I really hit my stride (pun intended). It wasn't necessarily just about the cardio for me (even though that's a great added bonus) -- I mainly love the head space it gives me. Give me an early morning when no one else is out, a scenic several mile route, a great playlist and I could run for hours, just thinking about work, problems I'm trying to solve and any goals that I've been mulling over/contemplating. 

Unfortunately, as I get older (and therefore busier), it gets harder and harder to block dedicated time for things like that. But if the past recent months have taught me anything, it's not impossible! If you follow me on Snapchat, you may have noticed I've been getting my butt out pretty regularly, either to the Hudson River running path or even up to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir up in Central Park to bust out 3 or more miles. I find that it's a great way to see your own city and if you catch New York at those early morning hours, it can be pretty darn magical with no one else in your way. 

And if you happen to follow me over on Instagram, you may have noticed that as of last week, fresh off the heels of our Utah road trip, I signed up for a marathon in Paris, taking place in April. I technically ran my first marathon back in 2006 in Vegas, and despite my better judgement, ignored any core and muscle training and solely focused on cardio training. I finished the race (right around 4 hours or so), but my body was an absolute mess afterward. Muscles and joints that hadn't been properly introduced or prepped for the occasion ached and quite honestly, bothered me for months afterward. 

This time around, I'm taking a slightly different approach. Focusing on this running plan and partnering with Equinox and their personal trainers to help with the strength training and overall body toning (hello arms!).

Over the next few months, I'll be sharing my progress, both mileage wise and strength-wise here on the blog, and I do hope you'll follow along (and heck, maybe even join me?). And it all starts TODAY!

This post was in collaboration with Equinox. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations! 


  1. I cannot believe that the sports bra you're wearing is only $9 and from Old Navy. Totally looks way more luxe! Thank you for sharing!

    COFFEESLAG What's In My Bag

  2. such cute workout gear

    Ray-Ban giveaway on my blog!


  3. Good luck! I'd love to join you but I'm getting ready to run my second marathon on Sunday. Love the workout gear! - Lauren

  4. How you're managing to look so lovely while working so hard I do not know - but you're killing it.

  5. Hi Krystal! I follow you on Snapchat and you have been a great inspiration during my own half marathon training! Please keep those Snaps coming!!! And I look forward to follow your progress in training for the full marathon as I am eager to one day complete one too!

  6. Can't wait to hear more about your training! I ran my first and only marathon in college and have since done shorter races. I'm training for my first sprint triathlon now, but you've inspired me to focus on running again once I'm done with that!

  7. Love your sports outfit!! Great photography by Lydia Hudgens!!
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  8. Good luck on training and love the 'fit!


  9. i love this workout gear, so cute!


  10. Great news! I'm glad that you'll share your progress here. Exercising can feel lonely sometimes...

  11. I rarely post comments, just enjoy your blog from afar but I have to tell you what an inspiration you are to me. I love your blog and your Instagram (just started following you on snapchat). I have my core fashion blogs I have stuck to since 2009, there used to be so many I read everyday but now there are three that I consistently check-in with and yours is one. Not just because of your amazing style but your attitude. I love how adventurous you are and the goals you set for yourself. I used to have fashion blog but due to time and feeling less connected to it I stopped. So I know the amount of time it takes to put into this blog and how much inspiration you have to muster at times so thank you for still churning out great posts many years later. I love following your journey and can't wait to see how your first year in NYC unfolds. Next time I am up from Richmond to NYC visiting, I can only hope to serendipitous-ly run into you on the street!
    Best of luck with the marathon training. I hope it inspires me to get back into working out.

  12. Please share how you are getting your arms toned?! #guns

  13. You look amazing!! I ran my 1st marathon on october, it was very disappointing since i love to run and took pride in my humble running achievements, but my body or mind , still don't know, played a trick on me, i had an horrible knee pain by Km 30 and had to walk the last 14km. i finished it but i didn't feel like a real marathoner. i also signed up for Paris marathon but i am having a real trouble preparing so i guess i won't go ... i am thinking about amsterdam's marathon in october...
    Love your blog.

    Enjoy your marathon training


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