Who’s the Red Head?

I’m a 23 year old that is just starting law school and trying to find a balance between studying and healthy living.

I’ve been a casual runner for years but my senior year I truly fell in love with running.  Before, I ran to burn calories. My senior year I began to run because it made me feel free and left me happy, refreshed and clear headed.  It started with my roommate asking me to run a half marathon with her. She was a REAL runner, running on our college’s cross country team and competing in countless races.  Needless to say, I was pretty intimidated by the whole thing since I had never run farther then 4 miles. Toward the end of my first 8 mile run, I could barely lift my legs and my roommate was literally running circles around me, telling me what a great job I was doing. But the thing was, even though I didn’t think I could do it, I finished. Then, I was hooked.

Training for my first half marathon was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and has changed me for that better.  Every weekend I ran farther then I ever thought I could. I got bigger blisteres then I knew possible and my hip began to throb each time my foot hit the pavement. I loved it. I loved pushing myself farther then I ever thought I could and seeing real progress toward a goal I had never dreamed of setting. And the day I got to the starting line of the St. Jude half marathon I was exilerated with how far I had come. The second I finished, I wanted to sign up for another one.

It’s my love of running that has started my love for cooking.  I started looking for the nutrition that would help me run my best and slowly found myself looking up recipes instead of writing papers.

Living with my boyfriend has made me discover just how much I love cooking and coming up with unique, healthy and economical recipes. This blog is a way to keep track of our favorite meals.

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Join me in my journey through law school – trying to find time to cook, spend time with my boyfriend (and Toby!), run, and stay on top of my work load.

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  1. this is great! you rock!!!

  2. I could’ve written your running story because mine is exactly the same! Before I’d run just as exercise, but (my senior year of undergrad) I really got hooked training for my 1st half. I just finished that last Sunday and Monday I signed up for my next! I;’m glad you’ve found your love for running, too!

    I love the photo. You all are too cute!

  3. Yay! I’m so glad you started a blog! The name is super cute!

  4. Hi- glad I found your blog, I just signed up for my first half:) And, I have an amazing golden retriever too (Stanley)- they really are the best! Looking foward to reading more from you.

  5. Hi – I saw on Kath’s blog today that you are going to NO and will be looking at Tulane Law. I went there (graduated in 2005) and am now an attorney in Atlanta. After your visit, feel free to email me if you have any questions – I loved living in NO and had a great experience at Tulane.

  6. I love your blog!!

  7. hey there – thanks so much for the comment on my blog. your golden is ADORABLE! cant wait to start keeping up with your blog…

    🙂

  8. wow! what an inspiring story! My goal is to run the St Jude half marathon someday!

  9. hey girl! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog.. i have officially fallen in love with yours.. you are beautiful and you and the boyf are too cute :)! Can’t wait to continue reading!

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  11. I think you are all the cutest and greatest!!! (Of course, I think the same about Meredith and Dan!)

  12. Great blog. I think I will follow it more 🙂

  13. Also helps that your darn Cute and Irish !

  14. Haha, I’m another redhead with a golden retriever. I love goldens!


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