Hi everyone, I’m Jess! Welcome to my blog, Runner in Stilettos!
This blog will focus mostly on fitness, [healthy] food, fashion, friends, family, and fun! It will likely turn into being so much more, but at this point those are the things that inspire me. My goal is to grow this blog to reach many women (or men!) in the hope that it will inspire all of you, as well.
A little bit about me…I’m a 20-something mental health counselor and currently live and work in a small town in South Carolina. I just moved down here from Ohio a couple months ago, so living here has definitely been an adjustment! As you can probably tell by the name of my blog, I like to run…and I like to wear heels. For the last year or so my goal has been to become a healthier version of myself. I started running in January 2012 and ran the Cleveland Half Marathon in May 2012. After accomplishing that feat, I registered for the Columbus Marathon which I completed in October. I never would have thought I would be able to call myself a “runner,” but I think I’ve finally reached the point that I have earned that title. I was a gymnast for 11 years and played softball for 12 years growing up, so it is in my nature to be active and busy!
Fashion has always been important to me in the sense that I like to look my best whenever possible. I always enjoy shopping for the newest trends, and when I can get a deal it’s even better! I am learning more and more to step outside of my comfort zone when it comes to my clothes, and one of my newest obsessions is cute workout gear! Be on the lookout for my finds and reviews!
I have a cat named Bella who I am kind of obsessed with. I live alone with her, and sometimes I question my future as a crazy cat lady. It is my goal not to let that happen. I have an older sister, Erin, who lives in Arlington, Virginia and is marrying her fiance, Bryan, in October 2013. I absolutely love weddings, so you will likely get to hear a lot about the planning! I also have a younger dog sister named Scout who lives with my parents. Erin and I are also obsessed with her, and it is always entertaining to watch Bella and Scout interact when they are around each other.
I am blessed with an amazing group of friends and I always have fun when I am with them. Music is another hobby of mine, as are reading, crafting, and chocolate (so much for that healthy eating!). I’m sure you will learn more about me as this journey continues, and I hope to learn about all of you, as well!
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian, or fitness expert. I write my blog with the intention of sharing my experiences with you when it comes to food, fitness, and life in general, not to give advice. My fitness and my food intake are what works for me, and may not work for everyone else. When it comes to your health and fitness, do your research.