I never knew how to answer that interview question, “Tell me about yourself.” Similarly, when I started this blog (along with my previous attempts at blogging), I was stumped. How do I share enough so you know me, yet not too much? How do I condense “me” into a couple paragraphs?
I guess you could say that I am under construction (though, aren’t we all?). I’m always working on something, and, since this blog is kind of about my life, there will be a lot of variety here. I’m in graduate school. I’m also a wife, a sister, a daughter, and a puppy mama (for two adorable pups!). And, I’m an amateur photographer (a hobbyist, really), and always working on my cooking/baking skills.
I’m also working on becoming a healthier person. This includes healthy foods and exercise (I’ve lost over 60 pounds!), but also the stuff that we don’t really talk about – self-care, getting enough sleep, etc.
I am a runner – albeit a SLOW one. I’m probably never going to win any age group medals or qualify for a major race (like the Boston Marathon). But I still try to think of myself as a runner. For me, running is meditative. It is relaxing, and a chance to be at peace with myself. It also helps me gain perspective when life gets overwhelming.
I’m also pretty excited about heavy weight-lifting, and prefer powerlifting to bodypart splits. I work out at a pretty intense gym, and I love being (usually) the only woman in the room. Being strong is empowering, and it helps my running!
I’m sure the direction of this blog will shift from time-to-time, as my life is generally in transition. But, the core will remain the same – things that excite me, things I’m working on, things that make me happy, and my progress on the roads and in the gym.
Thanks for stopping by!