Hello! I’m TheTinyRunner!
I started this blog because I was tired of just writing down my workouts and runs in a notebook. I figured it would be way more fun if I got to share all of that with everyone! I love Jesus Christ, running, working out, healthy living, and of course my soon-to-be husband! After all of my years as a softball player, running was always associated with the word punishment in my mind. It wasn’t until I stopped playing softball that I grew to LOVE running. There is something so peaceful about being free to run when I want, as long as I want, and as fast as I want! I ran my first “race” in 2010 and that is where it began!
Why I chose to call the blog TheTinyRunner:
When I first decided that I wanted to start a blog I had no idea what to call it. There were a few ideas floating around but a tiny runner just really stuck with me. I am only 5’1″ so I am constantly being told how short I am or having people come up to me saying ‘wow you are really tiny’. I figured I might as well embrace this shortness, after all, that is how the Lord created me! The runner part was because I love to run! I would consider myself a runner just because it is something I love to do, not because I am great at it because I am definitely not! I just love to challenge myself to get better!
I chose to make my tagline part of Hebrews 12:1 “…and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” because it can be applied to so many different areas in my life. The main area being my relationship with Jesus. Being a follower of Christ takes a lot of perseverance and trust in the Lord! It is full of joy but it is also full of trials! That is why the Lord tells us to persevere through! I believe that each trial I go through gives me an opportunity to put my trust in the Lord and draw near to Him! This life with Jesus is so satisfying and gives me the ultimate fulfillment!
I also apply this verse to my running! It takes a lot to get through training with the tempo runs, speed work, long runs,etc. I definitely have to persevere through each of my runs!
I am getting married this June! Brian and I have known each other since the beginning of high school. It has been a long road for the two of us for sure- but it was all necessary! I know that the Lord worked everything out in His timing even if we did not understand it at the time! He is my best friend and biggest fan! I am so thankful that I get to marry such a Godly, loving, respectable man!
I am so excited to be able to talk about all of the things that I love on here- mostly running but I’m sure there will be times that I talk about the most random things, like my love for high heels, or the awesome new dog that I’m getting ( I hope). I will TRY to limit all of the wedding/post wedding posts around June! I hope that you enjoy this blog! And if not- that is okay! There are sooooooo many other good blogs out there!
-I’m tiny… literally I’m 5’1″
-I love eating peanut butter by the spoon full
-I have a slight problem with online shopping
-I’m a secret fashionista (at least I try to be)
-I LOVE wearing heels
-I’m a big-time introvert…yikes