About Me

napa 2012

In 2009, at the age of 43, I started running. I fell into running somewhat accidentally. You can read about how in HOW I STARTED RUNNING. Regardless of how I became a runner, running has become one of the best things that could have happened to me. I absolutely love it and am totally addicted! I don’t ever want to stop!

The San Francisco Bay Area in California is where I have called home for just about my entire life. It is a beautiful area and offers everything a runner could want: comfortable temperatures, gorgeous views, scenic paths and numerous trails.

I have always been athletic. As a teenager I was a competitive singles figure skater for about four years. During those four years I always thought I would go on to skate in the professional shows, but goals change and I ended up quitting just before high school ended. At age thirty I got back into the competitive skating world with a team of women on an adult synchronized skating team. I did this for 10 years and we competed around the U.S. twice a year. While on the team we achieved a national ranking of second place for our adult division. Skating on a team was a very rewarding experience.

that’s me~front, center right

I ran for a full year and a half (mostly on my treadmill) before I registered for my first race, a 10K. I immediately got the ‘bug’ for racing.

I am incredibly passionate about running, and I love to write. My greatest desire with this blog is to inspire my readers with my sometimes serious, sometimes goofy ramblings and get you out there running.

The purpose of this blog is to creatively document MY running experiences and not intended to be considered ‘expert’ advice. I only know what works for me and use this venue as a way to share my progress as a runner. Additionally, this blog is meant to be positive and fun, so look for that in my writing. I hope you enjoy reading my ramblings and I would love to hear from you too.
happy running ~ michele

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thanks for reading and liking my blog. Thanks for the encouragement to just sign up for the marathon. I’m looking forward to checking out your blog. Sounds like your a CA girl too.

  2. Loved your recap of the Super Spartan @ Vail Lake. Very good and helpful info
    I am doing The Super Spartan @ Vail Lake on the 27th Sunday it looks like you signed up on Saturday the 26th.. I did a Spartan Sprint in Dec. and loved it. Are you staying in the area Sat night?
    I am doing the race with my son and my sister. We are at the Pechanga Resort Sat and Sun.
    Hope to see you there!!!! Good Luck!!

  3. Too funny. My wife was a skater, too. And she’s been a professional coach since college. Plus, I was a hockey player and am now a referee. So many years on the ice, and now so many miles on the road…

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