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,
but I am also pursuing and just got my Masters of Public Health at the George Washington University. I live with my husband, Kyle (you can read our story here), and our 2 cats (and soon a dog!). Kyle is my favorite, like smiling is to Buddy the Elf (if you don’t get that reference, we can’t be friends).
Another one of my faves is this lady.
She’s off to dental school right now.
Some other things I love:
family, friends, my pets, baking, traveling
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.