For about 20 years I've considered myself a beginner runner. I do enjoy running very much, but I've never been competitive at it. I do it to stay healthy and to escape and get some fresh air. I started running quite by accident. When I was 14 my family up and moved from our cozy home in Seattle, Wa to Brussels, Belgium. Now I've always been pretty good in school, but when my dad told me we were moving to Brussels I asked why we were going to Germany. (For those of you parents out there that have teenagers, imagine taking your said teenager and moving them from their friends and familiar setting to a brand new country where they speak Flemish!!!) We moved in June and needless to say my summer was awful. Awful for me, awful for my parents, awful for everyone. Finally school started and I began to make some friends. I settled into a extraordinary life of a teenager in Europe. I wanted to be more involved in school life and I played a little soccer, but was not ready for the varsity soccer team, so I ended up joining the cross country team. They had space, I didn't have to try out and my best friend had also joined. I ran for the team for 3 years and have been running off and on ever since.
|My sister & I|
|Yes you actually get to leap over fire!!!|
Here are my top ten favorite songs to run to:
1. The Man in Black by Johnny Cash
3. The One by Foo Fighters (actually ANY song by the Foo Fighters will work)
4. Run by Gnarls Barkley
5. Cat and Mouse by Nikki and Rich
6. Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis
7. Girls and Boys in Love by The Rumble Strips
8. 22 by Lily Allen
9. Tightrope by Janelle Monae
10. Violet by Hole
So there you have it, the entire story behind the name of my blog. Although I don't blog a whole lot about running, it is the thing that keeps me grounded and sane when the other facets of my life get a little crazy.