About Me

My name is Jessica and I sometimes run.

I decided to create this blog as a way to keep myself more accountable and keep a detailed record of my running and fitness progress.  I started keeping track of my workouts in a spiral notebook in the summer of 2010 when I did my first round of P90X.  I found that I loved having the ability to look back through the notebook and see my progress - it became a game for me, and I pushed myself to burn more calories, get my heart rate higher, and lift heavier weights with every workout.

Then I fell off the exercise bandwagon for a while, and stopped putting anything in that notebook.  I also stopped fitting in my jeans.  

Then as my 24th birthday approached, I started to have a little bit of... ahem... a quarter life crisis.  I decided to start running again, and with that decision came the idea of starting a running blog.  I've been reading fitness and healthy eating blogs for a while now, and wanted to join in the fun.  Plus, I want to talk about myself.  A lot.  And have an excuse to take awkward pictures of myself, preferably with at least one thumb up.

While I have fallen off the blogging bandwagon (and the exercise bandwagon) many times since I first created this blog, I made a New Year's resolution for 2015 that I would jump back into the world of health and fitness with both feet.  So this year is all about progress.  I became a Beachbody Coach in January of 2015 and am looking forward to using this blog to help keep me honest with my workouts, with my nutrition, and with my commitment to helping others reach their health and fitness goals.  Here goes nothing!

Why Running with Pixie Dust?
It wasn't always Running with Pixie Dust!  When I started this blog, it was called "Running for Bikinis" because apparently I was trying to convince myself that if I went for a run three times a week, I could become Heidi Klum.  Shockingly, this is not true.

Then in a matter of months, my life turned upside down, and I found myself leaving my home in Colorado to drive for three days and move into an apartment in Orlando, FL to go back to work full time for a Mickey Mouse.  At that point, I felt like I should change my blog to reflect my new life... thus, Running with Pixie Dust.  

Cast of Characters
My face is bound to show up on here.  You'll probably see three different versions of me from time to time.  There's the "I'm going to work, don't I look fancy?" version:

There's the "I just went for a run in Florida, I am so sweaty" version:

And the "I live right next to Disney World and I get in for free, this is the best!" version:

Then there's my boyfriend Jamie.  He's pretty wonderful.  He also works for Disney, so obviously we do normal couple things like watch fireworks several times a month, eat at fantastic restaurants, and spend our free time pin trading.  He does think Batman is better than Superman, which is WRONG, but I love him and I'm pretty sure he loves me.

But he doesn't always love it when I take pictures...

You will also probably find some references to the best dog in the world, Bonnie.  She is back home in Colorado, so I don't have a chance to take 500 pictures of her a day.  This is a shame because she is the cutest thing in the world.

In lieu of having Bonnie around to photograph, I do take far too many pictures of Jamie's lovable cat, Bixler.  Bixler is a delight, especially when you give him a catnip mouse and watch him go crazy.

My awesome family will also be making appearances whenever they can come visit :)

1 comment:

  1. Super cute pictures! I love them! And that nail polish rocks. And I love that you can make jokes about yourself. Cute blog!