Welcome to Eat, Read, Run!
The name of my blog pretty much says it all. Eating, reading and running are very important aspects of my life. My name is Lindsey and I’m 29 years old. I live in New York City with my husband, Bill, and fat cat, Murphy. I ran my first marathon in October 2009 and I think that is primarily what inspired me to start this blog (that and reading other blogs: CarrotsNCake and many more).
Training for the marathon forced me to focus on the food I was putting into my body and what it was giving back to me—in other words enough energy to run for a long time. I’ll admit that I could have eaten a lot better during my training. This blog has forced me to pay closer attention to the food I’m eating, its benefits, and its effects on my running.
In May 2010, I ran my second marathon and achieved my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon! I attribute this success to my hard work and training, but also my healthier eating habits and smarter fueling techniques. The second time around I was much more conscious of what I was eating and what my food was giving back to me.
My background is in English and Journalism. I graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. in 2004. Since then I’ve had a variety of writing/editing jobs: Editor of a carwash magazine (yes, there is such a thing), Writer for a chemical magazine (ditto), and more.
What I’ve finally realized is that I was moving around so much because I was searching for the perfect creative outlet and I wanted to focus on something important to me. This led me to blogging. Hopefully my blog will help me lead a healthier and more fulfilling life by allowing me to focus on eating healthy, running strong, reading inspiring and enjoyable books, and best of all blogging about it!
My Food Philosophy
I love all sorts of food, but I’m a bit impatient. I typically like recipes that are quick and easy (and of course healthy). I’ll go all out every now and then, but most of my “go-to” recipes are pretty simple to make. And I love trying new recipes that sound fairly easy and could become a great addition to my recipe box.
I’m not a vegetarian, but certainly have my qualms with meat. At this point, I am just trying to eat “cleaner” and healthier food all around.
On the Run…
I’ve been a runner since high school, but have become more active since graduating college. Road races of varying distances are a big part of my life and you’ll find my hubby and I running the Boilermaker every summer – it’s one of my favorite races. I also love to talk running and am always looking for new tips to increase my speed and endurance, and NYC running buddies!
So happy eating, reading and running – thanks for stopping by my blog!!
If you have questions or just want to chat offline, please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com
Thanks for entering the giveaway on my blog. I saw the title of your blog, and just had to stop by! I love food and reading, and am slowly becoming a runner. I’m excited to keep reading your blog!
I’m also excited to be moving to Ithaca, NY so that I can visit NYC and meet some bloggers 🙂
Hey! I saw your post on Say Yes to Salad that you’re in NYC too. So am I 🙂
Congrats on your first marathon!
Oooo, I like a lot of the same stuff that you like! Let’s be friends (:
Hey Linds… Hubby told me about the blog; its AWESOME ! Its almost lunch time now and all these pictures of delicious looking food is making my mouth water! Happy blogging 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Joey Joe!! 🙂
Hi! I just came across your blog and I’m excited to start reading it… I love your blog title!
It’s really awesome that you ran a marathon. I am slowly working up to the Va Beach Rock ‘n Roll half in Sep ’10.
Happy holidays! 🙂
I am a big fan of simple, quick and easy recipes too! I’m not one to spend hours in the kitchen.
We are the same age!!
I am yet to run a marathon – people like you inspire me too!
Discovered your blog this morning while searching for some tips about running my first half marathon in the rain (this Saturday) and I’m enjoying the food discussions and the pictures (of food)!
My wife and I have started paying a lot more attention to what we’ve been eating (we’re in our late 40s), and I also started running again about 18 mos ago thanks to some encouragement from my daughter, so the title of your blog hit the spot.
My breakfast cereal of choice has been Special K w/Almonds, but I’ve never heard of ‘Puffins’ here in Oklahoma, but I’ve probably just missed them. The pictures make me want to give them a try.
Anyway, thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad I stumbled upon this blog!
I have fallen in love with running just this year and have ran 3 races (half’s). But now that winter has hit, I don’t know how to train. I’m supposed to do a half on Sunday but have barely trained at all because it is SO bitterly cold outside.
How do you train in the winter?
I am looking forward to tips and on cooking, running and reading (3 of my seriously favorite things)!
Great blog. Just made my day.
-Bianca and the Girls with Prius Envy
Thanks so much for stopping by! Take the half marathon slow this weekend. My suggestion for training in the winter is to run outside when it’s a bit warmer or if you have to do longer runs, and then run some on the treadmill as well.
Wow, we have a lot in common! I’m looking forward to exploring your running posts to get some (much needed) advice!