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About me

Hello there and welcome!

I’m a thirty something year old teacher who is occasionally mistaken for a student in the hallway. Seriously.  More than once I’ve been asked to “get in line” by another teacher!

I started running in December 2008 to get in shape and quickly realized that while it kicks my butt I love it! Okay, not always but most of the time.

I’m totally hooked on running and finished my first marathon – the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco October 18, 2009.  It was certainly a battle – mentally, physically, and emotionally – but I did it!

Shortly before I started running I found an amazing magazine that totally changed the way that I thought about food called Clean Eating.  I’ve always had a “love/hate” relationship with food and over the years it was certainly more “hate” than “love” but somehow the concepts that I read about in the magazine totally made sense to me.  There are a few simple “guidelines” that I try to follow:

  • Eat food as close to it’s natural state as possible
  • Eat colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Eat whole grains
  • Eat lean protein
  • Drink lots of water

Pretty easy, eh?  I may not always make the healthiest food choice (I love a good burger and fries or a slice of pizza) I always try to focus on these concepts while understanding that developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with food is a learning process and will be a life-long journey for me.

So…welcome to my journey!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2010 12:00 am

    Awesome story!! I am a new runner and I have fallen head over heals for the sport.

  2. January 17, 2010 7:00 pm

    Wow, great story! :] Love from a fellow runner!

  3. June 6, 2010 3:00 pm

    I loved reading your story! So well written and inspirational! I can’t wait to read more : )

  4. Jennine permalink
    October 25, 2011 8:13 pm

    Hey Dani!
    LOVE your blog! I became a runner in high school and just fell in love with it. I truly appreciate your relationship with food as I have fought a similar battle.
    You look Fabulous!
    Miss you:) Jennine

  5. October 30, 2011 5:53 pm

    You’ve been “FLAMINGOED!” Stop over at my house (er, blog) to make sense of that 🙂

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