I’ve been an avid reader of health, nutrition, and fitness blogs for a while now and have been inspired to create my own! I have a love for running and a passion for food and would love to share my experiences with all who would like to listen! 🙂
I guess I’ll start by telling you all a little about myself. My name is Caroline and I’m finishing up my senior year in high school (a baby health-nut, I know!). I’ve spent my entire high school career running cross country and track and have been running for about 5 years now. I can’t say that I’ve always taken it seriously, though. My relationship with running has definitely had its ups & downs. It hasn’t been until recently (and not-so-conveniently as soon as I completed my last season of track) that I have began to take crack down on my running. I’m feeling like this time it’s here to stay… and that makes me happy! My running is at a personal high and my hard work is beginning to pay off. Do I wish I could pump out another track season? After 4 years of complaining about practices and meets, I’ll admit it… I miss it and almost wish another season was approaching. But, a part of me also loves running on my own time and at my pace.
But, my life isn’t all running! I am also a crazed foodie and a total yogi. With my reestablished love for running came a passion for food and nutrition. And one of my most valued routines is making time to hit my mat. Each run and yoga practice is proof to me that what I put in my body really does influence the output. I’m becoming much more conscious about what I eat and how I nourish my body. I’m actually really lucky and come from a household and a family focused on good food. The bulk of our grocery list has always been fruits, veggies, and lean meats which definitely led me to making the best and healthiest choices as I grew up (most of the time). But, I’m not trying to make it seem like all I eat is health food- I’m completely guilty of slipping! Probably more often than I’m willing to admit (I have a raging sweet tooth and am proud of it!). And the unfortunate periods of my life where I loved fast foods (I could have lived off of McDonalds’ fries if I could) are not my proudest.
But that’s what makes this work. I’m human. I make mistakes. I’ve skipped my workouts, I slip and eat junk..but I also run hard, relax often, and am working to keep my workouts, diet, and life on track. And I would love to be able to share what I learn and experience with whoever would like to listen!
Hope you enjoy!