I have been athletic my whole life. I started playing basketball in 3rd grade, then soon after added soccer, then in Jr. High I dropped soccer for volleyball and Track (still playing basketball.) All through High School I was a three sport athlete, and I could eat whatever I wanted. Some days I had basketball practice at 5:30 am then volleyball after school, and all of my sports overlapped. So, let’s just say I was burning a lot of calories every day. My junior and senior year of high school I tore ligaments in both of my ankles, shattering my dreams of playing college sports. I would have had to have ankle surgery to play competitively, something I did not wish to pursue at the time.
When I went to Mississippi College, I stuck to playing sports for fun, worked out occasionally, and I slowly started to gain weight over the next four years. Not a lot of weight, but for me, going from 122-143 was a lot.
spring 2008 spring 2011
In January of 2009, I went to Disneyworld for a fun girls weekend and got to watch some of my friends run the Walt Disney World marathon. As I stood on the sideline watching people cheer for complete strangers, tears rolled down my cheecks and I vowed to not only start running again and run the Disney half marathon the next year, but also to be an overall more healthy person. I have definately had some ups and downs but I am on the right track. Not only did I run the Disney half marathon in January of 2010, I ran the Disney full marathon in 2011! I went full circle from watching that race in 2009, to running it myself in 2011. It is something I NEVER thought I could accomplish. I know for a fact I could not have accomplished any of this without God, and my awesome supportive family helping me through every step of the way. Join me on my journey to eat healthy, tone up, and be an overall happy, healthy, person!
In March of 2011 my husband and I packed up our life and moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It has been a wild ride learning a whole new area, making new friends, finding new running routes, a new church, etc. It has been challenging but also a great adventure.
I love God, my husband, my family, my furbabies Bella and Sassy, being active, watching tv, text messaging, blogging, being outside, reading, chocolate, Disneyworld, and many other things! I am so blessed to have an amazing life. Come visit and get to know me better. I love meeting new people and making new friends, so please don’t be shy!