LunaChick Runs is a chronicle of my life, as blogs tend to be. I am a runner at heart, but I also love triathlon and basically anything that pushes me to my limits. I ran the 2011 Boston Marathon which was a dream 7 years in the making, and completed my second Ironman WI later the same year. 2012 was to be the year of ultrarunning, but after a great 50 mile race in May, I became injured and had to take about three months off from running (torture). The rest of 2012 was spent rebuilding, and in early 2013 I feel I am almost back to where I was before my injury.
I am obsessed with all things related to healthy living, especially nutritious and delicious food. But let’s get real. The best part of any meal is dessert, and I consider myself a professional eater of sweets. Sometimes I try to “healthify” my dessert, but there’s nothing like the real thing. I eat chocolate and peanut butter every single day, often times chocolate peanut butter. Good thing I run a lot.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and have lived here my whole life except for that one time I went to college in Minnesota for a year. I have this fantasy of moving to the Caribbean, but in reality my family keeps me right here. Did I mention I have the best family ever? Steve and I got hitched in 2008, and more recently moved into our first house, which we are ever-busy working on and fixing up.
I graduated college with a BFA in film and video, and worked for several years as a freelance video editor on a TV show. After the economy took a nose-dive and there was no more money for real-estate centered programming or video production in general, I had to take stock of my life and decide what my next move would be. I decided to take my passion for healthy living and helping people and become a certified personal trainer, and a certified running coach soon after. Recently I made the decision to return to school for massage therapy and I love it. I will graduate in July and cannot wait to become a Licensed Massage Therapist!
So there you have it! My dorky self in a nutshell. Questions? Comments? Email me at lunachickruns [at] gmail [dot] com