(this is me, eating a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery)
Thanks so much for reading my blog!
I’m Kelly and I live in Manhattan (the concrete jungle where dreams are made of…), where I work at a PR firm by day, study/take classes for my Master’s in nutrition/dietetics by night, and run in the wee hours of the early morning.
I love, love, love nutrition, food and running, and started this blog in May 2010 to talk about my passions with all of you 🙂 Since I’m so busy with school and work, my diet can be kind of monotonous and boring, and find the blog helps me experiment a bit more.
I love how nutrition and running are so closely related, and I’m always trying to figure out what works best for me pre-run, post-run and during a run.
After two years of deferring my NYC Marathon entry due to injury, I finally lived my dream of running and finishing the marathon in 2010 (in 3:58:35). It was everything I’d hoped for and more, and an experience I will treasure always. You can read my marathon recap here.
WIth my mom and sister
Needless to say, I caught the marathon bug and will continue to chronicle my training and racing as I work toward my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Next up – 2011 NYC Marathon on November 6.
If you have time…
I started running towards the end of college for fun, and it just kind of escalated from there. When I moved to NYC from Boston, where I went to undergrad, I started racing more and more . NYC is home to New York Road Runners (NYRR), and they hold races of all distances at least twice a month in Central Park. I love having something to compete in and train hard for – I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years of my life (a pretty awesome one if I do say so myself) and sometimes I think I thrive on kicking my own ass during workouts! I do all of my training runs early in the morning – I’m a morning person and a huge sucker for sunrises.
My favorite running spot – the reservoir and bridle path in Central Park
For long runs I’ll venture over to Hudson River Park, Riverside Park and even the Brooklyn Bridge. I love everything about running – I’ve had some of my best thoughts, ideas and athletic milestones during runs. There’s also nothing like a runner’s high!
I’ve always been interested in food and health, and a few years ago something finally clicked and I applied to the graduate nutrition and dietetics program at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. I got accepted in 2007 and began my journey of becoming an MS, RD.
Since I do live in Manhattan and there is rent to pay, I work full-time at a PR firm and take classes part-time. I’m about halfway done with my full degree, and about 1.5 years away from becoming an RD. Woo! I don’t know what I’ll want to specialize in yet, and really want to experience everything first in a clinical setting. Then, the sky is the limit. I really believe that proper nutrition is a key component to healthy living and disease prevention/management, and think here is a HUGE need for education and reform in all ages, populations and geographic areas. If I can even make a tiny dent meeting this unmet need, I’ll be a happy girl.
I have a twin sister, Melissa:
I love bulldogs (the wrinkly, the better!), Whole Foods, the beach, Bikram yoga, the Yankees, Marc Jacobs, and NYC. My favorite foods are probably cereal, Greek yogurt, peanut butter and cherries. Though I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like 🙂
I love dining out in NYC when my wallet allows – some of my favorite restaurants are Candle Cafe, Perilla, Dos Caminos (hello, delicious guac!), Red Cat and I’m dying to try Babbo sometime soon.