Hi! Welcome to my blog!I'm Ashley, and here's the background on who I am and why I have a blog:
|No, I am not a giant lumberjack...|
This is me with Paul Bunyan
(on a bike ride from the cabin)
1. The basics: 29 years old. Minnesota. St. Paddy's Day Baby, which makes me lucky and kind of Irish.
With boyfriend of 5 years, Mike. Family includes Mom, Dad, older brother Chad, Dog-nephew Henry.
(His sometimes goonish smile makes my day.)
|Mom & Dad|
(A photo of a photo -- we don't take a lot of pictures)
|Chad & Henry|
(aka Bro & Monster)
2. The working life: 2nd grade teacher by day, High school level & ACT/SAT test prep tutor by night.
In March I began the Paleo Diet, and I have had a lot of success with it. My energy levels have gone way up, and I've been able to commit more energy to getting more workouts in. My workout counts have gone up and my pace per mile times have gone down. I love getting out for a run or bike ride and seeing what I'm capable of these days! I finally feel ready to challenge myself to be competitive again, and that's a great feeling. I think it's time to sign up for a race!
So... Since I have been so inspired by other blogs, Mike commented that it might be time for me to start my own blog. He thinks that I might be able to offer something to others, and while I don't necessarily know it's true, I hope to give back. I am also excited to begin writing on a daily basis. I think this will give me something to look back on, as well as something to keep me looking forward and living a quality life.
Please come along with me as I blog about making each day count towards living a healthy and fulfilling life. Topics that you may see in my blog are: running, biking, general exercise, reading, relaxing, working, teaching, learning, family, relationships, friendships, faith, inspiration, events, and many other ideas that are swirling in my brain as I begin this blog. I hope that you feel welcome here, and I hope to offer inspiration to those who are seeking it.