Hey, y’all! Thank you for visiting. But Not Today started in 2010 as a place to share my best and worst experiences while running and some of the pro-tips I’ve learned (the hard way). Since then, it’s evolved to cover a lot more (crossfit, diet, life in general) because, ultimately, fitness is a way of life.

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most diligent blogger, but I promise to always be honest and share a true account of my adventures (even when they include me ditching a run for wine on the patio or whining about how hot it was that day). As much as I hate admitting when I slack-off, I’m so thankful for this blog and those who keep me accountable.

There was never a day that I woke up and said “I think I’ll be a runner today.” It just sort of happened. When I was 13, I ran my first mile in middle school. In high school, I joined the cross country team and discovered I wasn’t half bad at it. After I graduated, my running career went into a bit of a tailspin. I ran for fun and for exercise, but there was no routine. Finally, in 2006, I got it together and started training on my own. I began exploring other race lengths, registering for 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons.

Every year, I try to participate in a handful of different races (Dad and I have our favorites), but don’t measure anything by how many I run or how fast. This wasn’t always the case but just like everything else, as you grow and gain experience, your perspective on things changes.

In my heart, I believe everyone is a runner, you only need to make the decision to lace up and take the first step. I don’t care if you run a mile in 4 or 20 minutes, the distance remains the same and the effort to cover it. I respect any and everyone who puts themselves out there.

When I’m not running, I spend my time working as a senior digital manager for a marketing agency in the Queen City of North Carolina. I love to tumble down random, internet rabbit holes, play video games or dig myself elbow-deep into a DIY project. I’m a laid-back, southern girl who loves good food, great friends and any excuse to go to bed early.

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