Hi! I’m TeriLyn, or Teri. Either is fine. 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog!
I’ve been blogging since 2004! Yep, I’ve been around the internet for a while. Back then, I had a blogpost, sharing general life updates about college, training for my first half marathon (running a race was my final for my Jogging 101 class!) and new recipes I was trying.
A few years later, I discovered “Healthy Living Blogs” and loved the idea of having a website more dedicated to sharing all things healthy living and connecting with others who were like minded. (I even spoke at the Healthy Living Blogger Summit.) So, I launched A Foodie Stays Fit in 2008 to share recipes, updates about my running (I was training for my first marathon) and general life updates. And over the last 15+ years, it’s evolved with me!
Now, I’m married to an amazing man (if you’ve met him, you know), a mom to the sweetest 1.5 year old on the planet (if you’ve met HIM, you also know), and a full-time blogger. I left my Corporate career in April 2019 to pursue this thing full-time.
Before mom-ing and blogging was my full-time gig, I worked in finance for Goldman Sachs, in HR and Marketing for BB&T, and finally at Wells Fargo managing social media campaigns. I’ve always been a numbers girl, and it’s one of the reasons I love working on behind-the-scenes content here and using data to drive my content strategy.
I learned a lot about balancing work and play while working in Corporate America. I often heard, “How do you fit it all in?! How do you stay healthy when you’re working a lot AND blogging so much?” And the short answer is that I’ve built healthy, sustainable habits. (Oh, and I just worked a LOT.)
And that’s a lot of what I share here. I LOVE working but I also LOVE life, so I share all aspects of my life – motherhood, running, fashion and beauty. You can trust that I’ll ALWAYS share my honest opinion on things here, and I’ll share the hard parts of life too, like anxiety, injuries and parenting struggles. I don’t try to paint a perfect life – you can see a lot of behind the scenes on Instagram stories. 🙂
Want to know a little more? Then let’s really get to know each other, shall we?
I didn’t meet Tommy until our 30s (here’s how we met). There’s something really wonderful about falling in love and starting a family at this point in my life. You can read how Tommy proposed here and all about our wedding here.
We welcomed our son, Thomas, in October of 2020. He’s the light of our life. I never imagined I could be this happy.
I love running. And you’ll see tons of it on this blog. I run anywhere from 20-65 miles a week, depending on what race I’m training for, if anything. I also incorporate cross-training and strength training, and love the Peloton, Pilates and golf.
I’ve been running for over 20 years (yowza!) and have run over 50 races, including the Boston Marathon two times, three 200 mile relay races, dozens of half marathons and lots of 5K-10K races.
My first marathon took just over 4 hours and my current PR is 3 hours 17 minutes. My half marathon PR is 1:30, but my first half marathon was over 2 hours. I’m proof that you CAN improve your running speed if you work at it!
I also love fashion, beauty (I’m a makeup and skincare junkie!), cooking, and spending time with my family. We love to visit the mountains of North Carolina together.
As I’ve grown and changed, so has this platform. I am SO glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll stay awhile.
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