Hey there! My name is Amy. I’m a Northern California girl who loves to run, stay active, and bake. This blog is about running/fitness, baking, travel, family, friends, or anything random that pops into my head. Squirrel.
I currently work full-time as a scientist. I got my B.S. in Physiology & Metabolism from U.C. Berkeley (GO BEARS!) and my Masters of Public Health from the George Washington University. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up 😉 , but I know I want to help people!
I live with my husband, Kyle (you can read our story here and his proposal here), our 2 cats, and our puppy! Kyle is my favorite, like smiling is to Buddy the Elf (if you don’t get that reference, we can’t be friends).
Family/friends are the most important things to me ❤
Some other things I love:
my pets (which ARE family), baking, cooking, traveling, arts & crafts
So, about that running. I randomly decided back in 2009 that I wanted to train for a half marathon. I had never been a serious runner before (I still am not), only running and exercising to lose/maintain weight. Unfortunately, I was in a bad car accident at the beginning of 2010 (on my BF and my 1 year anniversary!) and acquired a lovely bulged disc.
It became difficult to run more than 3 miles without bad back pain, so I gave up. I became a (somewhat) consistent 3-mile-runner. Flash-forward to 2013! I started reading running blogs at the beginning of the year, became inspired, and decided to leave my pity party train for a half marathon again! On 10/6/13, my BFF (Shanna) and I ran our first half marathon, the San Jose Rock n’ Roll Half.
I started this blog to document my journey, mainly to keep myself accountable, but also on the off chance I might inspire someone else! For those beginner runners like myself- if I can do it, so can you!
Hopefully you’ll enjoy this (or at least you found an easy way to kill a couple of minutes) and not hate my guts for poor grammar/sense of humor. If you’re looking for an eloquently written piece of literature, probably best to go read a book.
RULES & DISCLAIMER:
This blog is meant to be a positive environment. Any comments deemed rude, inappropriate, etc. will be deleted.
I am not a professional (anything). This blog is merely my journey. Please consult an actual professional (e.g. doctor) before starting any sort of fitness program.