What do you get when you combine one twenty-something lady and the city of Boston, Massachusetts? Blonde Bostonian! It all started when I was 18 years old and moved to Boston to attend college. After 6 years in the city, I’ve made it my home and never looked back.
My fitness story is a little bit more detailed. I was active my entire life, competing in equestrian competitions beginning at 8 years old. When I was 21 years old, I made the difficult decision to sell my beloved horse and desperately craved a way to continue to stay active. My life as a competitive equestrian was over and I found myself spiraling into a cycle of sadness and lack of motivation. With the added stress of college, I made some very unhealthy food choices and began to try to control what I had no control over in my life with food. After a hard year of obsessive disordered eating, I realized that I needed help.
One day, I looked at the treadmill in my college gym and thought to myself, “Why not?” Soon, I started eating healthier – focusing on food as fuel and feeding my body whole, unprocessed foods – and quickly became obsessed with running. Running allowed me to take control of my disordered eating and gave me back my fun, free life. 4 years later, I can honestly say that I’m a true runner. I’ve completed 5k’s, 10k’s, and I ran my first half-marathon in March 2012.
On my blog, you’ll find my daily musings on training for races, tips for new runners, recipe ideas, travel stories, and daily reflections on my life as a health-conscious twenty-something living in the big city. I try to keep my blog fun, positive, and light hearted – because life should be fun and positive!
I hope you check out my blog, Blonde Bostonian, and join me on this crazy adventure of life post-college.