who am I?

I am a 32 year old from Texas.


I married my high school sweetheart and this October marks 16 years together (9 of them married).

In 2016, we added a beautiful baby girl to our family.

I enjoy running and fitness and I am learning to love healthy eating. I started this blog as a way to document my experience training for my first marathon. I spent over ten years working in higher education with college students and loved it. Now, I am working on a doctorate of leadership and my husband and I own a CrossFit gym together.

Apparently, there was this popular album by Justin Bieber called Never Say Never but that is not what my blog is in reference to. There are many things I grew up saying never to:

1. Running
2. A marathon
3. Vegetables
4. Fruit
5. Reading
6. Guacamole (seriously…I missed out on years of enjoyment of this delicious food!)
7. Marketing
8. Public Speaking
9. Lifting weights
10. Moving back to my hometown
11. Small talk with strangers
12. Eating less cheese

All of these are things that I now love or am beginning to appreciate (depending on how far I’ve gotten with that particular item). That is why I never say never anymore. Whenever I am faced with a challenge or a certain adventure and I catch myself saying never…I remember all the things I used to think I would never do. I am not the person I used to be when I said never. This is thanks to many great things, my husband, my family, my journey with food addiction. And also thanks to many not so great things, my first job, my anxiety, my body image issues. However, all of these things together have made me who I am today and I am grateful for it all. I love quotes! I use them as inspiration in everything I do and they are everywhere on my site.


Feel free to comment on my posts, I love to share experiences!
If you want to know more check out my story here.

“You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar, or just be contented to stay where you are.” -Edgar A. Guest


  1. Hello! I came across your blog and find it fascinating how much we have in common. I too, am blogging about my first time marathon experience…will be running the DC Marine Corps at the end of October! I also work in higher education and run the events for the business school. I love event planning, but my true passion is art (pastels in particular), and a job that allows me to use all of my creative outlets! I’ll enjoy reading your blog and following your training! My blog is http://imarriedamarathoner.blogspot.com/ if you’re interested!


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