I am a
29 40 year old (somehow that just doesn’t seem right?!) mother, wife, ER nurse, cycling, runner (okay, this is a stretch lately) girl, newbie crossfitter living in the Twin Cities.
Ryan (the hubs) and I have been married for 10 years! and have two wonderful boys, Rowan and Carson, and two Jack Russells, Beasley and Bootsie. We are trying to live our lives as healthy as possible and being great role models for our children without missing out on the little joys of life, like ice cream 🙂
I started out road biking before having kids and then fell off the wagon for a few years and got back into biking when my oldest son was 1yrs old. I fell back in LOVE with the sport while towing him in the trailer along the trails near our home. A year later I started road biking again, and then a year later started running as cross-training. The next thing I new I was addicted to exercise and seeing changes in my attitude, my body, my health. I signed up for my first race in the summer of 2009, a duathlon (2mi run, 22mi bike, 2mi run) AND have been pushing myself to be a better runner, a better cyclist, ever since!
In 2011, I ran two half-marathons and now have the distance running bug. To marathon or not to marathon? That is the lingering question in my head these days.
I also started mountain biking the summer of 2011 and LOVE it. I finished my first mountain bike race in just under 4 hours and smiled the entire race (okay maybe not on my two crashes) 🙂 Hook- Line- and Sinker! I will definitely being doing more mountain biking in in the years to come and can’t wait to bike more with my boys as they get older.
This is just a place for me to keep myself on track. If I put my goals out there for the
world 10 readers to see, I HAVE to do it! I also hope to inspire you a little bit along the way 🙂
My original goal of this blog was food and nutrition focused with a side of exercise. I am a foodie at heart. I LOVE good food and despise Applebee’s. I wish more people would understand what an impact the food we ingest has on our overall health. I want to prove that eating healthy can be fun, easy, delicious, and make a HUGE difference in how you feel physically and mentally. I hope you use my recipes and get creative with them!
Join me as I try to spin it all; work, family, exercise, healthy living, and healthy eating. Perhaps we can learn together. Hilarity is certain to be involved!