Hi, and welcome to my little corner of the Internet. I’m a major fitgeek and wear that label proudly. Today, my love of fitness has evolved into a passion for running and for barre-style workouts. I’ve run four half marathons and declared 2012 “the year of 26.2!” — an accomplishment I finally conquered this fall — my husband and I proudly ran the Chicago Marathon together on October 7, 2012! And, ever since embarking on a 60-day challenge at a local barre studio in my area (barre n9ne) in May 2011, I’ve become a new woman. Stronger. Confident. Happy in my own skin. It only took me 33 years to get here but I’m happy to say I’m in the best place possible in life right now. And now I’m happily paying that entire experience forward by teaching at the very studio that changed my life almost two years ago to the day. ❤
My husband of 8+ years and I spend as much time doing the things that we love – which yes, includes working out, but also involves travel, wine, good food, and great friends. Hence the name of my blog – EatDrinkBreatheSweat – which stands for eating well, drinking even better, breathing in every single moment in each day we’re on this earth, and getting a good sweat in as often as possible. So, if you’re looking for motivation, a few laughs, and insight into how an “everyday” chick gets her sweat on, then this is the blog for you. Welcome!
And…here are a few pics, in case you’re a curious blogger like me and like to know more about the person behind the blog 😉
Me with my best friend, and husband of 8+ years, Scott:
We’re a bunch of goofballs, too:
My two sisters, we’re triplets, and I love them dearly:
And a few “fit shots” – a couple of me at the barre; another with sis Jo (and fellow barre n9ne instructor); and one of me and Scott after one of our Chicago Marathon finish:
If you’d like to contact me, I love email so feel free to get in touch here: firstname.lastname@example.org!
I followed your link from Cathe’s website and just wanted to comment. You sound like me! I love to workout, eat for health (and for fun!) and yes, I even enjoy the wine!
It is all about balance, and yes, working out is ME time. I do feel selfish some times, but luckily my husband of..dare I say almost 29 years, totally gets it.
I see you’re 30. I’m 47 and still feel the way you do. I just did Circuit Max this a.m. and did two workouts yesterday.
Anyway, I hope you do great with your Kickbox-thing (sorry forgot what you call it). I’m sure you’ll kick butt!
PS – I went to my first Cathe RT this year. Really had fun!
Hi Cheryl! Thank you so much for stopping by! Love to meet fellow Cathletes, especially! The road trips are incredible experiences aren’t they? I’ve been the past two years and already can’t wait to go again this year. Stay in touch! I’d love to hear more about your workout regime too, have you gotten into STS at all?
Thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog! I love your’s and look forward to reading more!! 🙂 I love working out too – running and yoga being my favorites!!
Oh fun! So nice to “meet” you! I look forward to reading your blog and sharing workout stories, too. 🙂
I just found your blog and love it! I caught up on all of your Group Kick stuff – I’m Kick certified. 🙂 It will get easier I promise! You are putting so much work and effort into it and it’ll pay off! If you ever order any of the older DVDs I’m on some of them (after track 8 when everyone runs around and one of the bonus tracks) – the headquarters is in Atlanta so it’s easy to get to a filming.
Get some fun colored wraps! It makes it all the morning exciting.
That is SO awesome!! I’m so glad to “meet” you! I actually just came from a Kick practice and it’s starting to come together, slowly but surely. I’ll get there, its just a LOT to digest, you know?? Looking forward to reading your blog 🙂
Thanks so much for checking out my blog – I’m looking forward to following yours. 🙂
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Definitely seems like we have a lot in common. I can’t wait to read more!
thanks for following me on twitter! i absolutely love your blog and fit philosophy…can’t wait to read more!
Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be reading your blog closely too 🙂
Wow I just read those posts… Really fascinating! I can’t believe you’re a triplet- so fun.
I’m definitely inspired by you- I want to be as much of a workout lover as you one day!
Hi Rebeca – THANK you for stopping by! So glad to be an inspiration – that means a lot to hear you say. 🙂
HI Jessica! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog 🙂 I WISH I loved working out. I need to learn to love it. Wine…now there’s something we have in common! 🙂
HA, well then you came to the right place, all my blabbing about loving to work out is bound to rub off. That and our shared love of wine and all 😉 Thanks for stopping by!!
I just found your blog and I am hooked!:)
YAY! Welcome to my humble abode 😉 I’ll check out your blog next! Love meeting new blog friends!
Great blog!! My husband is really into triathalons and I just opened a Tri shop online. Please check it out and let me know what you think about
it! I am also a professional writer and would love to be a guestblogger on your site about new TRI gear and feature some of these new items.
Thanks so much! I look forward to hearing from you!
Hey Heather – thanks for stopping by! Drop me a line and we’ll chat 🙂
HI!! Sooo…I was freaking out about what to wear tomorrow for the wicked half marathon so I googled it and stumbled upon your blog. Awesome!! I can definately related to about 90% of everything you said! From the whole short distance/fast pace or long distance pace thing, and from worrying about being able to finish to now knowing I will be able to do it. It’s my first half and I’m pumped/nervous/excited. Your motivational post for today was great. Have you carbo loaded?? lol Anyway, thanks for the blog and good luck tomorrow! If you see runner no. 169 that’s me. It’s an easy number to remember..haha
Valerie from Salem, MA
Ha!! That is awesome!! I’m so excited that you found my blog that way!! AND that you are running your first half too! I will definitely be looking for you in the crowd of 950 people! Cannot believe how great the weather will be too! Awesome. PS. I’m #53!!
I’d love to chat with you about FitBloggin’11 – I’m sure you already know, but Cathe will be doing a fitness challenge on the first morning of the conference! Please feel free to reach out to me with the email I’ve provided. Thanks 🙂
Love it! As much as I respect people’s diet choices..it’s nice to find another blog that’s not strictly vegan or vegetarian. just healthy! I also LOVE all the weight lifting and fun exercises you do!! I love doing the same kinds of things so I’ll be checkin’ your blog often! 🙂
LOVE it! I am so happy that you share a similar philosophy as me, how cool! Can’t wait to read more of your blog as well. 🙂
Found your blog and looking forward to reading more! Love your enthusiasm 🙂
Ha, love it! Thank you!!
I found your blog through Lindsey at Cotter Crunch! Looking forward to reading more!
Yay! Nice to “meet” you! I heart Lindsay, glad she lead you here 🙂
Love your blog! It will bring me inspiration in becoming a runner, more importantly healthy!
Consider adding me to your blogroll? 🙂
I actually thought you were already on there! I’ll add you tomorrow 🙂
I’m heading for my first 26.2 this year, too!!
Hooray!! We can support eachother throughout, I dig it!! When and where is yours?
Your story and blog has been truly inspiring and I was looking for contact info. I have a question that I would like to ask not on the public wall.
Just sent you an email! Nice to “meet” you! 🙂
Passing on the love! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog =) http://neversaynever0304.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/liebster-blog-all-about-me/
Hi! A friend sent me your blog…it’s great! I too am a first time marathoner and am blogging about my training experience with my husband. We’re running DC Marine Corps at the end of October. Hopefully you’ll read my blog and can relate with some of the training stories, too! http://imarriedamarathoner.blogspot.com/
Oh AWESOME!! I look forward to hearing more about your own marathoning journey — especially since you two are training together too, I LOVE that!!
great blog! keep up the good work!
I found you through Christine at LoveLifeSurf and I have to say that the more I read, the more I really like you:) Can’t wait to explore the blog more!
Aw! It’s very nice to ‘meet’ you — hope you stick around 🙂