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About the Blogger

Posted Feb 04 2010 12:40pm

So, I thought it time to share a little bit about myself. Up until this point my goal was to share fun food finds and recipes, providing guidance to the new glutenfreebies out there. But after a couple months of blogging I have found myself with the desire to share more about me and my life. For starters, I am 23, living in DC and working in the political world. I grew up in the mid-west (Minnesota to be exact) and then attended school at the most amazing place on earth, the University of Wisconsin. I studied political science, interned for a couple of U.S. Senators and pursued a career "inside the beltway."

My passions have always been rooted in my upbringing. My grandparents had a huge influence on my chosen career path, I was spoon fed politic-ooos for breakfast and found myself traveling the country with them, learning about our nation's history and exploring the many facets of American life. Beyond my nerdy love of Congress and the Administration, I spent the majority of my young life within the walls of a dance studio. Laura Balfour's Dance Company served as a second (or maybe third) home and helped me blossom into the graceful (or at least I like to think so) woman I am today. I also enjoyed the sportier side of life when I ran track and played lacrosse in high school. My love of running didn't really develop until I was in college. Both my mother and grandfather have more marathons under their belt than I have years of living (well almost). When my mother first said that she was retiring from running marathons, I decided that it would become something for me to pursue, at least once in my life. So, in 2007 I ran my first (and only at this point) marathon in the Twin Cities. I loved/hated the experience and hope to do it again real soon. And would you know it? My mother decided to run it with me. It was a fantastic challenge to confront with her.

So now I'm here, in Washington, DC. Trying to balance work, love, friends, running, etc. It has proved to be quite the balancing act but I've never turned down an opportunity to be challenged. On top of all of that I am trying to be good to my body and keep gluten out of my diet (doctor's orders).

I hope you found this some what entertaining, I will continue to share my journey with you as time goes on.

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