Hi! I’m Lizzy. There are a couple of things you should know about me:

I love to run. Like really love. Long story short, my mom forced me to join cross country when I started high school (for the full long story, click here). I had done a few 5Ks and running events before but freshman year was the first time that I truly began to train for competitive races. After that I was hooked and ended up running 12 seasons in high school and went on to compete on the Division I women’s cross and country and track teams at Marist College. Now I work for a family of running stores local to the Baltimore area and enjoy running for fun as I work up my base mileage and strength so I can start training for long distance road races. Running clothes make up about 85% of my weekly wardrobe (no complaints here).

junior-running          last-race

In addition to running, I love to try out all different types of exercise! Right now I enjoy barre, dance classes, core training and (light) weight lifting. One thing I know for certain is that I always feel better when I have a little pep in my step as I run, work out or dance around with my friends which is why exercise is a big part of my daily life.


Fruits and veggies are my BFFs. I have always loved eating fresh produce but I made the switch to a plant-based diet last August after starting to educate myself more regarding the harmful practices of the meat and dairy industry. I now follow a vegan lifestyle in an effort to make less of a negative environmental impact (for a few small ways you can start making a big difference, click here).


I am a self-diagnosed nut butter addict. Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter…I really don’t discriminate.

I’m on a journey! I don’t expect my thoughts and opinions to stay the same as I continue to learn more about the world. I hope you’ll join me as I discover how to balance healthy eating and enjoyable exercise in order to live a peppy life!

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I can talk all day, but I’d love to hear your story too! Say hello in the comments below and share a little bit about yourself so we can meet. I’m always up for a good chat. 🙂


  1. Roxy Novo

    Wow this is some amazing stuff! You got the total 360 runner vibe down. Can’t wait to read more(;

    1. Lizzy

      Thanks so much, Roxy! Your support means a lot. I can’t wait to write about the half marathons we do together!

  2. Kelly

    At long last … another vegetarian in the family. Welcome, welcome to the good life! xo

    1. Lizzy

      Aunt Kelly,

      Yes! I am looking forward to enjoying lots of yummy veggies together at family celebrations!

  3. i love that you say “i’m on a journey” our thoughts are always changing and evolving 🙂

    1. Lizzy

      Yes! I totally agree. I know what I’m thinking now but who knows what I’ll believe in a few years, months or days.

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