About Eat, Run, Read

Welcome to my blog. Chances are you're here for one of two reasons: you're part of the healthy-living, exercising, weight-losing blogosphere OR my mom gave you this blog address to see what I'm up to nowadays.

I started blogging sporadically at my old (retired) blog "Mes Belles Lettres" back in 2007 in order to prepare for and then document my study abroad in France in 2008. After returning to the states, I pretty much stopped blogging all together. That is, until early 2010, when my boyfriend Jon convinced me to sign up for a 5k that would happen the same day as the half marathon he was training for. I found Couch to 5K, stumbled across blogs of fellow C25Kers, decided to create my first blog "En Route to 'En' Shape," and never looked back.

"En Route to 'En' Shape" originally just chronicled my runs during C25K, but it quickly morphed into a place to talk about WeightWatchers (I used to be member), healthy living, cooking, and my life in general. Then, with my decision to spend the 2010-2011 school year in France teaching English to French elementary school kids, everyone got to see me talk about all of those things from my cozy apartment in Provence. After moving back to the states, I realized that I already considered myself "en shape" and a runner and I was focused less on losing weight (since I feel pretty good about where I am) and more focused on leading a healthy lifestyle and improving my running.  Alas, blog #2 was retired and "Eat, Run, Read" was born.

With ERR I hope to chronicle the next phase in my life.  I'm currently back in the state of Ohio and living in Columbus with my fabulous boyfriend, our super cuddly dog Sahara, and our occasionally bitchy (but also adorable) cat Fiona.  So, I hope you join me as I work on all the reading that comes with working towards my MA, strive to be a better runner, and cook yummy and healthy things.  :)