This is my blog and a little snapshot of my life.
I’m Michelle, and I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska since August 2007. I was born and raised on a family farm (my parents had pigs, corn, and soybeans) in southern Minnesota where all my family and friends still reside. I miss it, and I’ve grown to appreciate it more now that I’ve moved away.
As far as my occupation, I taught physical education for 4 years but resigned spring 2012. Currently I am employed at a bank in Anchorage and work as a loan processor—something entirely different than teaching! My other occupations have included: cross country, basketball, and track & field coach; group fitness instructor; and I also worked for a non-profit agency for a while. Ultimately I have always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but that chapter hasn’t been started yet, so I will just have to wait on that for a while.
My husband, Craig, makes frequent appearances on the blog as well. We were married on June 7, 2008 in Minnesota and rode on a hay wagon pulled by a John Deere tractor that took us down main street after the ceremony. Fun fact: the date of our wedding is 06-07-08 (which was not planned), and we started dating in 2006, got engaged in 2007, and married in 2008.
He is my best friend and makes me laugh all the time. We have a lot of fun together hiking, biking, going to yoga, traveling, and going on walks.
(Picture from our trip to Maui.)
I love running!
I usually run six to seven days a week and race as often as I can–running anything from 5Ks to the marathon. I have run 4 marathons and am currently training for the Boston Marathon – April 2013!
I also love cooking and baking!
My diet is based around whole foods and supplying my body with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and an occasional sweet treat!
I recently went through some food sensitivity testing and discovered I’m very allergic to dairy products but oddly enough they don’t seem to affect me. However, I am constantly working to improve my diet and fuel my body with the best nutrients.