Hi! My name is Karen. I was born in Wisconsin, but recently moved to Georgia. I have been happily married for almost 28 years to a man who never fails to tell me each day how much he loves me.


Together, we have raised three children (25, 24, and 23 years old), all of whom I am immensely proud. In 2015, we added Golden Retriever (Quinn) to our family.


In my former life, I was a teacher. Although I have taught all grade levels 1st – 7th, I found my niche in teaching writing to middle school students. I love their quirkiness!

Running, biking, hiking, boating, sailing, and skiing are my favorite ways of staying active. I’ve been running for over 30 years, and have completed 5 marathons. I am trying really hard to love yoga.  I also enjoy reading, writing, and making (and photographing) vegan food!

4 years ago I began a blog to combine my passions for writing and health. I was featured in Gena Hamshaw’s (of The Full Helping) Green Recovery series a few years ago as well. You can read that here. And if you are really interested, you can read the long version of my story here.

This is one happy runner!

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Fun runs with the family!


I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I love any positive forms of interaction! Check out my instagram and twitter as well.


3 Replies to “About”

  1. I just wanted you to know I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I enjoy reading your posts, so this is my way of saying thanks! 🙂


  2. I just came across your blog and am really enjoying it. I am hoping to have more time this year to focus on doing the outdoor activities I love so much, hiking, biking and other adventures. Thanks for sharing your stories!


    1. Thank you so much, Amy! It is a labor of love. I really enjoy writing, and it means so much when people take the time to interact with me!


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