|May 9, 2009 at Alice Milar Chapel|
I got married in 2009 to my wonderfully patient and multi-talented husband, Tim.
Together, we bought a townhouse in the suburbs of Chicago. Two weeks after we got married, we adopted Napoleon, a 9-pound Yorkshire Terrier with roughly three tons of personality. He rules this house with an adorable iron paw.
In 2010, I realized that if I want to continue my love affair with food, I had to balance it out with some activity. You can learn more about my evolution from couch potato to athlete here. I started my weight loss journey at 144 pounds and completely sedentary. I dieted for a few months using Sparkpeople.com, then Tim introduced me to running. It has changed my life.
Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University (we also got married at Northwestern. We are a purple-wearing, Big Ten-watching, Wildcats-loving family). In that time, I'm training to increase my fitness level to complete an Ironman Triathlon in 2014 for my 30th birthday. It's a huge goal: 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run, and one that I'm taking very seriously. I've placed in my age group in three separate triathlons and had a wonderful time completing my first half Ironman in Racine.
In the meantime, I will be baking up a storm in my little kitchen. My favorite ingredients are chocolate, oatmeal and peanut butter. You'll find plenty of healthy recipes here to balance out all the decadent desserts and restaurant fare I enjoy. I'm never one to pass on chocolate, and I believe a life of balance is the only one worth living. I run hard so I can eat hard.
Join me as I fuel my future-champion self, tracking my progress and favorite recipes. I share my insights, reviews, tips and tricks and hope you'll add your thoughts in the comment section. If you'd like to meet up at a race, have a question or want to get in touch, e-mail me any time at email@example.com.