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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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Thankful. by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Its November 23rd! How is it November 23rd already?! This year has been a whirlwind. I know most people wait until the turkey is on the table to say everything they are th ... Read on »
Taking Dad’s advice by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday, I ran my last “long” run of marathon training with the Fleet Feet Huntsville group – a nice brisk 20 miler. I use the quotes because marathon training really dis ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Treat: Maple Pecan Bars by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Mothers teach their daughters many things. One lesson I am so grateful that my mother taught me was how to bake. My mom is hands-down, the best cook I know. It took me yea ... 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 »
When it rains and pours on your wedding day… by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You get married. Love in the Rain Chris and I were married September 23 in Duck, North Carolina. It’s a day that will always be remembered as one of the best d ... 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 »
Seven things Sunday – Random musings on a 12 mile run by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. Tennessee is really a gorgeous place to run. I ran the first 7 miles of my run on the sidewalks around one of the main roads near our neighborhood. I tried to get some ... 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 »
Things I never learned in South Louisiana by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Obviously no honey badgers to deal with the snakes in Tennessee.   3. How to drive in ... Read on »
One wet weekend. by Tess W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If weekends were given themes, this past weekend’s would be water. 1. Friday morning, I took a sh ... 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 »