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Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

The Girl Behind The Blog

I know that some of you know me personally; some of you don't. So I thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself.

I'm a Southern Girl who was transplanted to Pennsylvania in 2007. I love the mountains, the rivers, and the trails. I love the 4 distinct Seasons, and I find Pennsylvania to be beautiful.

I do not miss the heat of Mississippi.

I do however miss the South. I miss my family, Southern Hospitality, the SEC, fried catfish, and amazing BBQ. 

I will forever bleed maroon and white. #HailState

But for now, Pennsylvania is home, and I'm trying my best to enjoy my present. 

Running for me has changed through the years. When I ran in Mississippi, I ran with my best friend. I met her at ungodly early morning hours, and for me it was talking and laughter instead of mile splits, distance and pace. 

When I moved to Pennsylvania, running changed for me. It became more about self improvement and in time mile splits, distance and pace because I just couldn't find what I left behind in Mississippi. 

And then it changed again. I got injured (more than once). I was over-training, and I lost the joy of running. It became a chore instead of fun. In fact, this year I have bailed on most of my races. This year I have run just to run, with no training, and I've introduced trail running to my running adventures. 

I still consider myself predominantly a road runner, but I am becoming more proficient with the trails. (Susquehanna SuperHike25K

I've also added in cross training this year, and strength training. I am still very intimidated by strength training, but I'm trying. And I feel like I am constantly moving outside of my comfort zone. 

I blog for fun. I write to express myself. (I've always expressed myself better in writing than with spoken words.) Google Analytics tells me that some of you read what I write, but not nearly enough to generate substantial income. My dream is to someday be able to use my passion (writing) as a source of income or supplemental income for my family. But I don't want to get caught up in the numbers game. I've been there, and done that. And from a blogger standpoint, it can be very disheartening and discouraging. 

Instead, I write in hopes of encouraging others, and I pretty must just keep it real. Sometimes probably a little too real. 

Oh and the name? Yes, I love ice cream. No, I really really really love ice cream. Anything with chocolate will do (no coconut though - not a friend of coconut - and I'm allergic to strawberries. I ate them for 25 years and suddenly became allergic). 

So there you go.. there's a little bit about me.... the Girl behind the blog. 

If you are so inclined, drop me a line and tell me about you. 

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  1. Very cool to read about a fellow Mississippi Girl! I can't believe you don't miss running in this heat lol!!!


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