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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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#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 »
26.2 Miles for my Best Friend by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As an accountant, I enjoy quantifying things. This works out very well for distance running. You can quantify so many things – heart rate, mileage, training pace, race pac ... Read on »
5 Reasons to start your resolutions NOW by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Monday ya’ll! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Chris and I had a great weekend which including Christmas shopping, furniture buying for our living room, ... Read on »
A new addition and a great weekend! by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday morning started off innocently enough. I was up early to get a few hours of work in before getting to the gym for my first workout in weeks. Between long work ... Read on »
A start of something new. by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’ve been reading blogs for a couple years now. I enjoy them for many reasons – they entertain, they ... 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 »
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 »
Brunch is not the same as stretching by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sunday, I had my first double digit run of marathon season – 12 miles! To be honest, it was almost double the miles of my previous “long” runs. Weekends before had include ... Read on »
But Paw Paw, all you got is little pieces… by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Those are the famous lines I said when I was about 3 to my Paw Paw Bernard. The story goes that I was sitting on his lap one afternoon and he said, “Tessie, you are go ... 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 »
Changing Plans. by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Confession 1 : Today, I ran for the first time since last Sunday’s 15 miler. Confession 2: I only ran 6.5 miles today, but 3 of those were tempo miles which I ran fast ... Read on »
Christmas Catch Up by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Good evening from Bayou Country ya’ll. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Chris and I made it safely to Louisiana last night after a whirlwind Alabama Christm ... 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 »
Crazy Things I did this week. by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m not really a crazy person (Chris may argue with you on that one). This week though, motivated by ... Read on »
Dreams come true. by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When you are a little kid, adults love to ask you “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Neve ... 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 »
Final Training Run – Emphasis on F by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Sunday ya’ll! Today, I ran my final training run for the Rocketcity Marathon which is coming up this Saturday in good ole’ Huntsville, AL. As stated b ... Read on »
Flu Friday Favorites by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I don’t remember every having the flu ever in my 28 years but now, I can cross “get the flu” off my bucket list. I was feeling a bit under the weather on Wednesday morning ... Read on »
Foodie Pen Pal by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey Ya’ll! I hope everyone has had a lovely Labor Day weekend. Ours was great and I will definitely recap it soon. I was tending to bridesmaid duties this weekend as o ... Read on »
Foodie Pen Pal Reveal and a fun Treat Recipe by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s that time again – time for this month’s foodie pen pal reveal. This was my third month participating, and it was the best yet! This month, I was paired with a won ... Read on »