Who I Am

Medals thus far, in reverse order
I'm a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based runner and litigation paralegal.  I absolutely love my job and while some days are crazy, I wouldn't trade it.  I'm changing my life one race at a time. I love my nieces and nephews, my family, my friends, and my dog. I also love spring and fall weather, wine, sushi, reading, farmer's markets, baking, my job, holidays, and long list of other fabulous things.  

I began this whole journey in December 2012 with a simple blog that was meant for me to be able to look back on my training for my 1st half marathon which I ran in May 2013.  I received so many compliments from friends and family about my writing, I decided to go "live" if you will.  Thus... 1 unlikely runner was born.

I am self-titled "1 unlikely runner" because I am the exact opposite of the runner stereotype.  I'm tall, I doubt anyone would consider me skinny, and I run a bit like I imagine T-Rex would before the whole extinction thing. 

I will from time to time add in some healthy recipes I've tried, but I'm more All-American when it comes to my eating habits.​  I promise I will try to be diligent about my updates but sometimes, life happens.  

Moving on.  I grew up in a medium-sized town in a home similar to the American dream, I went to college, and got a job I love in a fabulous city.  I've created a life I love and that I'm proud of.  I have great friends and great family and still get a little crazy sometimes.  I'm nothing extraordinary - but running and writing make me feel like I can accomplish anything.  

I love inspirational things and therefore will be publishing anything and everything that I believe is even remotely so - funny things, quotes, pictures of pigs, etc.  I love pigs.  

I will recommend whatever I see fit.  Books, running clothes, other blogs, websites, movies, articles, etc.  That's another thing - I'm a reader.  If anyone tries to recommend a book to me, I've probably already read it.  If my friends need something new to read, they usually come to me.  That being said, if you have a good book idea, please let me know!  I need to read...usually on the treadmill, often on my lounge chair in the summer and the couch in the winter :)

This site is all about running, ranting, recommendations, and all things...me and life.  Living it, loving it and doing the things that make it fun.  I started this is a small blog, for me, to remember how I trained for my first half marathon - now I have my own website.  For once, contest luck was on my side - enjoy, comment, laugh at it, love it, hate it - your choice, but it will be here whether you've decided to stop following me, or if you recommend me to your friends - either way, enjoy loving life!  

It is my hope to inspire at least one person to run - if I've done that, then this blog is a success.

Feel free to e-mail me at 1unlikelyrunner@gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you!

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