I like to run. I love running. Ok, I’m a little more than obsessed with running. From the shoes, to the playlists and the gel packets, and the sleepless nights before races, this is my favorite sport. But if you hang around this blog long enough you will notice there is a lot outside of running that makes me, me! Oh and hey, my name is Cori.
2008 was the year I started running or shuffling down the street and back. After six months of these daily loops around the neighborhood, I became ambitious because, let’s face it, running makes you feel invincible! I told my friend Patrick, I was going to RUN A MARATHON! He laughed in my face. Literally. Then bet me $50 I couldn’t. A few weeks later I broke a bone in my foot and with time off I became sane again and decided to try out the half marathon distance first.Seven months later I finished my first half marathon with a debut time of 2:24:14. And even though at mile 8 I wanted to throw my ipod in Lake Michigan and at the finish I didn’t give a shit about my free beer, I knew I’d come back to endure the torture again. I fell completely in love with the challenge. I did end up finishing my first marathon in 2011, and Patrick has since paid me back in beer.
Simple things in life keep me happy. I love coffee more than a lot of things…
I do weird stuff like jump out of planes..
Make faces out of peanut butter & chocolate chips (runner staples!)
For almost a decade, running and fitness have been a positive constant that has helped me over and over again, bringing a ton happiness, endorphins, new friends, travel, and adventure.
I run because I can, because I get to, and because there are many people that cannot run. I run for sanity, to clear my mind and to feel confident that I can accomplish difficult things. I run because it is the single most freeing feeling I can experience on a daily basis.
Now for the serious stuff: I am a Certified Personal Trainer and will be sharing tips and workouts along the way, but for personal safety please discuss any program for training/exercise or nutrition with your doctor. The workouts, training plans and nutrition I discuss might not be right for you and as flattering as it may be if you’re trying some of this stuff out, always be safe and listen to your body’s signals.
Personal Training Certifications: NCSF
Additional training certificates: USA Weightlifting L1 Sports Performance Coach, TRX Suspension Trainer Qualified & TRX RIP Trainer Qualified, Functional Movement Systems Level 1 Certified
If you can handle the above then I hope you enjoy what you’re about to read. You’ll hear a lot about running, lifting, Crossfit, beer, music, and all the fun adventures in between. If at any point I really am offending you or you need to get something off your chest, please feel free to send an email and I’ll do my best to resolve any issue.
10/16/2013 at 1:46 PM
I’m so glad I found your blog. I am enjoying reading everything! 🙂 You totally rock, Dude! (I say Dude all the time too. I have called my boss Dude. Whoops.)
10/16/2013 at 8:34 PM
Duuuuuude. Awesome! I’m glad you like the blog, i checked yours out too, loving it! and i’m jealous you knit, cause i love fingerless gloves hardcore
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01/26/2014 at 8:22 AM
I don’t know why it took me so long to start reading your blog. I’ve seen other people mention it/you posting on others’ blogs for a while, but Emmeline finally convinced me to check it out today. Keep up the good work!
10/11/2014 at 6:30 PM
Awesome blog! I’m new to blogging (started this year) and running (started last year) 🙂 I’m enjoying reading your posts so far
10/31/2014 at 10:12 AM
Thanks Leanne 🙂 I’ll check out your blog too!
05/21/2015 at 3:30 PM
How the heck am I just now discovering your blog!? Man, we could be BFFs if you lived here in San Diego!!
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12/14/2015 at 10:59 PM
Happy to have found your blog and a wealth of experience along with it. Always happy to find another runner.
01/07/2016 at 6:39 PM
i’m so happy i stumbled upon your blog! first of all, your dog is everything and second of all, i am now forever making peanut butter chocolate chip faces because they are adorable and delicious.
01/07/2016 at 8:36 PM
Hahaha!! That’s awesome peanut butter chocolate chip faces are so fun!!
06/22/2016 at 12:52 PM
I feel like I’m so late to the game but I found your blog through SoCalRunnerGirl and love it! Just wanted to say hello and can’t wait to follow along 🙂
06/22/2016 at 12:53 PM
aww thanks Kate! welcome 🙂 !
07/06/2016 at 9:17 PM
awesome blog and the cutest puppy ever!!!! what kind of dog is L.E.?
07/06/2016 at 9:36 PM
honestly we don’t know! She was adopted so she’s a mix of a couple cute dogs for sure!
01/21/2017 at 2:12 PM
Really glad I found your blog! You have a really impressive setup here! As a fellow runner and ocr athlete its nice to find others who are just as passionate about their running as I am 🙂
01/22/2017 at 8:27 PM
Hi Dan! Welcome to the blog, glad you found me 🙂 and passionate is a great term for us runners :)!
01/22/2017 at 8:35 PM
Definitely passionate! lol. I just started blogging a few weeks ago so I’m totally new to this scene, but I discovered your blog and it seemed like a really cool place to find some inspiration from 🙂
01/22/2017 at 8:40 PM
awesome! yes, just read blogs that you like, comment and be part of the community and you’ll find your voice 🙂
05/26/2017 at 3:53 PM
I love your reasons for running!
05/30/2017 at 9:00 PM
Thank you 🙂