About Me

My name is Hayley, and I'm a 26 year old wannabe runner whose other hobbies include writing, theatre, dancing, singing, french, and a whole bunch of other things. I'd say I'm quite the dabbler.

me and my husband, JW
I was born in Texas and lived there for 23 years, growing up in Dallas and going to college in Austin. I moved to Bellevue, Washington two years ago.

JW and I got married on May 3, 2014 in Dallas. I am so lucky!

Texas transplants living in the Pacific Northwest
I call myself a "wannabe runner" because even though I've completed five half marathons and a full marathon, I still don't feel like a real runner. I hope someday my mentality will change, because runners seem pretty awesome.
at my very first race (a 5k) (November 2011)
after my first half marathon, absolutely spent (December 2011)
after my second half marathon (November 2012)
finishing my first marathon (October 2013)
I seem to always be “in training” for something, whether it be trying out a workout program, preparing to run a race, or even switching up my eating regimen. My goal is to stay fit and be as healthy as I can without becoming obsessed with it. I hope this blog will 1) keep me accountable for those goals, 2) maybe help some other people out along the way, and 3) be one of my several unique hobbies, which I will explain later.

Yep... that's me- Cats, 2011
Singin' in the Rain, 2013
After perusing running blogs for about two months and spending an insane amount of time vacillating back and forth on whether I should start a blog, I decided that the energy I was putting towards thinking about starting one should be put towards, you know, actually getting one started.

While this blog will focus mostly on running (especially at the start), I will change it up as my goals shift.