About

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Hi, my name is Devon, and I’m a food & fitness blogger.

I’m a pretty typical mid-twenties, married Southern gal. I love running, baking, wine, Target, chocolate, my dogs, and most of all, my husband. I live in Jacksonville, Fla, and I spent my days at a desk yapping about Insurance. I believe Sundays should be spent going to brunch and drinking mimosas after a long run. College football is a way of life, so Saturdays in the fall always revolve around the Florida State game. I find pleasure in “lightening” up my favorite family recipes, and I think we’d all go crazy if we didn’t indulge ourselves every once in awhile. I enjoy a good challenge. I run because for a long time, I didn’t think I could. My mantra during long runs is “You are tough. You can do this.”

My health & fitness journey began summer 2008 when Brandon and I got engaged. At this time, I started the Couch-to-5k program. I had always wanted to run, but could never get past a few minutes at a time. I worked out sporadically throughout college and crash dieted quite a bit. My weight fluctuated from 135lbs to about 150lbs during my senior year:

Through diet and my new love of running, I slimmed down to 132lbs and a size 6 in time for the wedding:

And in November 2009, I ran my first half-marathon:

Running PRs

  • 1 mile – 9:48
  • 5k – 34:13
  • 6k – 40:16
  • 15k – 1:53:14
  • Half Marathon – 2:42:19

Upcoming Races

  • Marty’s Run 5k – May 15, 2010
  • Run for the Pies 5k – June 12, 2010
  • Tour de Pain – August 13-14, 2010
  • Marine Corps Half Marathon – October 2, 2010
  • Evergreen Pumpkin Run – October 31, 2010
  • Outback Distance Classic Half Marathon – November 25, 2010
  • Jax Bank Half Marathon – December 19, 2010
  • 26.2 with Donna – February 2011
  • Gate River Run – March 12, 2011

Miscellaneous Wedding Pictures


2 Responses to “About”

  1. Ashley March 10, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    I started running through couch to 5K, too!

  2. Jennifer April 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    Your wedding pictures are beautiful! Great job on accomplishing the half marathon and plans to do more races! I am a runner too and love to read about other people’s journey.

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