I Love many of things….most of which revolve around Running, Eating, Coffee-ing, Costco-ing…. I am currently a grad student who questions the decision to pursue a Master’s in Public Affairs and a Masters in Environmental Science, every other day! But luckily I have the greatest family, friends, and hobby that is Sweating (via various activities-mainly running) to keep me SMILING : )
I am a 23 years old, born and raised in Indiana yet very blessed to have done extensive travel, thus making me absolutely obsessed! With that said, I am a true lover of America! There is nothing like home!
My strength in life comes from God and my Family. I am in weak in all things, and I have to constantly remind myself that God knows me. He has written the beginning, middle, and end of my story. It is all laid out before Him, so how can I have anything to fear? He is in control. A daily reminder of this is needed, because I have a Type A personality and LOVE to be planned out and organized. My family is my other strength. I have the greatest family in the world (sorry, but I do) and my mom, dad, and older sister are the most cherished things in the world to me! We have so much ridiculous fun together, and I swear that when the 4 of us are together we are an unstoppable force that could take on anything you throw at us!
I have been an athlete my whole life. Literally can not recall a down time. From the beginnings there was soccer (that turned very serious very fast), and eventually I was no longer playing for “fun” anymore. As a 4th grader I discovered running. And not to toot my own horn, but I was pretty good. Soccer had conditioned me well! I continued to run through out all of junior high and high school, becoming Captain my senior year. I can hands down say that Cross Country was the best decision I made in high school. It was my niche. It was my group of fellow obsessed crazies that loved to torture ourselves everyday after school. No one understood, except other runners. And that was how I liked it! I also swam for year, and really discovered what an a$$ kicking felt like! WOW. But it was a great experience and I learned so much about swimming that helped me in the few Sprint Triathlons I have done. More recently I have started Crossfititng and LOVE it!! It is truly incredible and each “box” (aka gym) is filled with encouraging, like-minded, fitness-y people!
I struggle a lot with weight and food issues– I tend to not eat enough or when I do it is the wrong “kind” ((Um…. tortilla chip binge fest?? yessss)) and am working on what a “normal”, balanced meal looks like. So if I talk a lot about foods/meals, it is because I am hoping that writing it down will keep me accountable to eating well/lots to maintain levels of fitness I demand of myself.
**Don’t worry though, I would not want to read a blog that is down-in-the-dumps everyday about working out/food/weight/stress/school. Can you say Buzz Kill?? So that is not what mine will be about either!**
I don’t run everyday. I don’t crossfit everyday. I don’t eat extremely healthy everyday. But I do strive to be happy everyday. And sometimes that is easy, and sometimes that is not! I am often very stressed with school, and the totally unwarranted ridiculous pressure that I put on myself over running/work-outs and with food just makes me that frustrated, stressed, and anxious. It is what I am focused on working the most on!
This blog will mostly be about my daily workouts and food obsessions… but be warned, it will also be filled with my ridiculously random thoughts and occasional grad student vent sessions ((I mean that is only healthy, right?)) Please ask me if you have any questions! I am so excited to get this blog start and hope to post as much as time will allow! Have a good one : )