About Me

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!

8 Responses to About Me

  1. Renee Hall says:

    And now you can add “blogger” with “work, family, exercise, healthy living and healthy eating!” And perhaps “amazing?”

  2. darla travis says:

    Yay! I just found your blog today, and as a result, have killed the last two hours at the computer. I printed some of your recipes; I’m headed to the kitchen now to make the pesto. Thanks!

    • Yea! Let me know how it turns out? We make it once a week here…my kids are addicted!

      • darla travis says:

        Your pesto is now a staple for us! I will NEVER buy pesto in a jar again. There is no comparison to the fresh taste of homemade. Thanks so much. Love your blog!

      • Yea! We have even substituted spinach and walnuts for the base in a pinch and still loved it!
        Thanks for reading:)

  3. Lauren says:


    I couldn’t find your email address, so I figured this was the best way to contact you! I work for nursepractitionerdegree.org , a site focused on being a resource for current and prospective students in the healthcare field. Through our team’s own meticulous research, and for the benefit of our visitors, we’re developing a list of helpful and noteworthy blogs and websites devoted to the topic of healthy living.

    We are pleased to inform you that we have nominated spinningitall for inclusion on our list!

    Should you be featured on the final list, we’ll provide you with a badge for you to display on your website, and to promote your inclusion on your social media accounts.

    Once the list is published, we’ll be reaching out to other healthcare bloggers to ensure maximum recognition for the sites included.

    Additionally, if you wish to nominate any other websites that are pioneering in the area of healthy living – specifically nutrition, exercise and mental health – please let us know. We’re still in the review and nomination phase.

    Thank You,

  4. Lauren says:


    I’m following up with you regarding the list nursepractitionerdegree.org has published entitled Health is Wealth: Top 100 Sites for Healthy Living.

    We emailed you last week to inform you that you had been nominated. We are now pleased to announce that you have made our list! You can view the entire list here: http://nursepractitionerdegree.org/healthy-living.html

    We’ve created a badge for you to display, should you wish to promote your inclusion on your website or social media accounts. I will email you the badge once I hear back from you, as I can’t attach it to the contact form.

    We hope this collection of healthcare bloggers, listed in no particular order, will prove to be a valuable resource for both professionals and students in the field.

    Congratulations, and if you have any questions about how to incorporate the badge onto your site, please let me know – I’m happy to help!

    Thank You,

  5. April Murray says:

    your recipes look delicious 🙂 I look forward to following your blog.

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