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Tess W.

I'm Tess, the blogger behind Cross Country Cajun. I was born and raised in the bayou country of South Louisiana and have since lived in a couple other states. I wasn't raised in an environment that emphasized exercise as part of our daily routine. After graduating from college, I began to exercise... Full Bio
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The Ultimate Road Block to #roadtobuns by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’ve had so many blog posts in my head over the last few months, but between a new job and a full scale house remodel project – the blog fell to the wayside. The posts wer ... Read on »
#Roadtobuns – A story of long-distance #runlove friendship by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The road to buns began innocently enough last January when I received a message via Twitter from this lovely lady. Step 1 – Twitter connects @hroberts123 with @ ... Read on »
Race Report: Houston Half Marathon by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This past weekend, I had the honor of running the Houston Half Marathon in memory of two special men – my Paw Paw Bernard and my Uncle Tommy. Last Fall, I raised money for ... Read on »
Rediscovery: My love of running by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A year ago, I was hitting my stride in Nashville in many senses of the word. Everything seemed to be falling into place. We were updating our house with little projects, I ... Read on »
Join us for the New Year 24 Day Advocare Challenge by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This Fall, Chris and I were introduced to Advocare after Chris won a 24 Day Challenge from a local advisor. We were both a bit skeptical at first but decided to give the c ... Read on »
Time of Transition by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey ya’ll! I’ve missed blogging so much. I can’t believe it’s already been two months since we moved back to Dallas. Moving – the new form of cardio for 2013. ... Read on »
Theme detection by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3831225/?claim=7rzppvb62ct”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> The post Theme detection appeared first on Crosscountrycajun's blo ... Read on »
Blend Retreat: Out of the comfort zone, into friendship by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember back in the day, when your parents told you to never meet up with anyone you met on the internet – ICQ (remember that), chat rooms, AOL Instant Messenger, etc. ... Read on »
Texas sized News by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Two years ago, Chris and I moved to Nashville from Dallas, Texas imagining that we would spend many years in Nashville. We always said that we would move back to Dallas if ... Read on »
Catching up. by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Oh hey! I still have a blog. Evidently my new posting schedule is once a month. Whoops. Hopefully, that will change for the better soon. The last month has been busy a ... Read on »
Half (Marathon) Crazy – 13 in 2013 by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Late last year, I signed up for Jill Conyer’s 13 in 2013 running challenge . The goal of the challenge is to complete 13 races in the distance of your choosing during 2013 ... Read on »
January Japan Foodie Pen Pal by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This month’s Foodie Pen Pal reveal comes a few days late but this month’s goodies came all the way from Japan. I was so excited to receive these goodies from Leah who  cur ... Read on »
Things I am loving lately – January Edition by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen these already. If you don’t follow me – please do! – I can only promise lots of Chester pics and food pics. () It’s ... Read on »
Things I am loving lately – January Edition by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen these already. If you don’t follow me – please do! – I can only promise lots of Chester pics and food pics. (http://inst ... Read on »
Ending 2012 on the Up! Team Oiselle by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Like anything done for several years, running has its ups and its downs. I’ve experienced both in the last few weeks. Thankfully, I am ending 2012 on a HUGE up in running. ... Read on »
November Foodie Pen Pal by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend, I had the pleasure of heading back to my hometown for my mom and I’s annual Christmas Cookie Swap. It was such a blast – we had 45 different sweets brought b ... Read on »
November Foodie Pen Pal by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend, I had the pleasure of heading back to my hometown for my mom and I’s annual Christmas Cookie Swap. It was such a blast – we had 45 different sweets brought b ... Read on »
Crafty Cajun: DIY Christmas Wreath by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My mom is a Master crafter. She is a woman of all trades – she can cook, bake, decorate and everything in between. In my book, she is pretty much super woman. I am happy t ... Read on »
Running Wish List (what to by your runner friend) by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am officially listening to Christmas music (practically all day long). I may or may not have bought a new Christmas tree as an impulse Target purchase tonight. TIP: If y ... Read on »
Back to Rocket City – Third Time’s the Charm! by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Wednesday ya’ll! Giveaway Winners Before sharing some exciting news – I wanted to congratulate the winners of my iTunes giveaway – Terre and Emily  ! Please ... Read on »