My love-hate relationship

The past four years of high school I ran on my varsity cross country team. We ran so many miles a week that we couldn’t even keep track. I was in the best shape of my life, and I LOVED it, but I also HATED it. I’m sure all of you who are runners understand this feeling, but anyways onto my point.

I haven’t ran since cross country last August and it has felt so weird.. I just quit cold turkey, and that was probably one of the worst decisions I’ve made, because now here I am like an 80 year old woman trying to get back into that tip top shape….not so easy..but I’ve started, Yesterday I ran/walked and today I did the same. I’m going to take an easy approach because I want to LOVE running again. I’m not the type who is driven by competition. I’m driven to run for myself, and to accomplish goals for myself.

I’d love to hear your stories as well 🙂

Oh, and I’m going on a hot date with my man tonight 😉



Dorm room essentials: Part One

On Monday, my mom and I went shopping for my dorm room. I couldn’t believe how many great deals we found at Target! I knew I wanted to stick with gray, but I wasn’t sure what other colors to use. When I spotted this yellow pillow I knew yellow would be another, but it still seemed a little dull. I found the cutest turquoise metal bin that made my color scheme perfect! I couldn’t find it online so it’s not pictured 😦 but if you follow me on Instagram @allisonkoskinen I recently posted a picture of the shelf I started to try out decorating and the bin is there. I’m so glad I found everything! I still need to pick up a couple of loose things,but for the most part I got everything!

A few other things I picked up were:
Towels (yellow and gray to match)
A gray shag rug

I still need to find some prints that I want to frame on the wall above my bed, if you know of any grat Etsy shops let me know 🙂
I can’t wait to move in and show you all what it will look like! Stay tuned for the finished product 😉