About Me

Hello, my name is Lindsay and I am a 20-something-year old living in Chicago. I have a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and currently work in health research. My journey towards healthy living began my senior year in high school when I realized that despite being athletic and very active, my unhealthy eating habits were not only adding to my waistline but also making me feel pretty gross. With the support of my family, I cleaned up my diet and started looking for types of exercise that I could continue post-graduation.


My passion for running began shortly thereafter. I started out running just two miles a couple of times a week. However, my love of running just kept growing so that two, three, and four miles was no longer enough. I run anything from 5k’s to marathons and also enjoy participating in triathlons.

I started this blog to connect with fellow runners, athletes, and bloggers and to be part of a wonderful and supportive community. That being said, I understand that not everyone who reads my posts will agree with what I say. Even though I would never intentionally offend anyone, I encourage anyone who is upset to either send me an e-mail or leave a thoughtful comment so we solve the issue ASAP.


I love hearing from you so feel free to check out my contact info page and send me a message!


DISCLAIMER: I am not a personal trainer or a certified running coach. While I share with you how I sweat please remember that everyone is different and what works for me may not work for you.

14 Responses to About Me

  1. mixxedtape says:

    Hey Lindsay, I wanted to tell you I nominated you for the versatile blogger award :)

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  3. Just wanted to stop by and say hi! I also live in Chicago and found your blog on Peas and Crayons and noticed the name. It’s always nice to connect with fellow Chicagoans!

  4. Jenn Felner says:

    Hi Lindsey,

    I’m new moving to Chicago this summer to continue my public health studies. I’m so glad to find your blog! Are you at UIC? I’ll be there starting in August….

  5. Kammie says:

    Hello to a fellow Chicagoan :)

  6. Hello fellow runner! I am also from Chicago! :) Love your blog.

  7. pimpchef says:

    My homie who’s blog I post recipes for is from the Chi. Can’t get his ass to shut up about it. Cool town with good foods.

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  9. Great story! Looking forward to following you!
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  10. Matt Johnson says:

    I always enjoy reading the stories of fellow Chicago runners. Great stuff here, keep crushing it!

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  12. Glad I found your blog, its great! I graduated with Community Health Education and am thinking about going back to get my Masters in Public Health. I would love to pick your brain a bit as I am on the fence about whether to go back to school or not!

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