About

Hi! I’m TeriLyn, or Teri. Either is fine. πŸ™‚ Thank you for visiting my blog!Β 

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.Β 

A few years later, I discovered β€œHealthy 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!Β 

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.Β 

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.Β 

I learned a lot about balancing work and play while working in Corporate America. I often heard, β€œHow 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. πŸ™‚Β Β 

Want to know a little more? Then let’s really get to know each other, shall we?

While I live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina now, I grew up in Utah. I have 5 older brothers and 17 nieces and nephews.Β 

a foodie stays fit family

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.Β 

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.Β 

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!

carbs for runners

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.Β 

As I’ve grown and changed, so has this platform. I am SO glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll stay awhile.Β 

XO

TeriLyn

Contact Me

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149 Comments

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
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    I am dying. Let’s hear it : )

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      Teri
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      haha! I’m working on it…. πŸ™‚

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
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    Yay, a great read πŸ™‚ I haven’t heard of Amano chocolate, but now I’m going to look for it…

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      Teri
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      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. πŸ™‚

      Good luck – it can be hard to find. My favorite is the Ocumare if you can track it down.

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        The Nutrition Nut
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        So I saw the chocolate at $tarbuck$, but it’s freaking expensive – no Amano for me anytime soon : )

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          Teri
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          I know…it really is. But save your pennies because it’s worth it!

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    Karlee
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    Even though I already know you…its fun to read the random tid bits!

    Can you give me your wheat bread recipe? I also love to make homemade bread, but am kind of tired of the recipe I have now.

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      Teri
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      I’m so glad you liked it! And I’m so happy you are reading. And you have no idea how happy it makes me that you comment! πŸ™‚

      Sure, I’ll post my bread recipe later this week. Can you wait that long? If not, I’ll just email it to you.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
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    thanks for stopping by the blog! that was a great “last bite” tip πŸ™‚ I used to change my hair ALL THE TIME, but now I’m in the middle of growing it out (a big change!) and I’m loving it πŸ™‚ can’t wait to read more!

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    Ashley
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    Love how your personality totally comes through in this! Boxers are easy to become obsessed with…Dakota’s favorite thing at the current moment is pushing her body up as tight against the wall as possible where the heat vent is. She sits up and whimpers when it turns off. Love your changing hairstyles and your take on FOOD [mine is super similar]! Definitely will have to meet up at some point =)

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    Emily
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    You’re adorable! πŸ™‚ I love that you’ve rocked every color and style of hair!!!
    http://www.emilyeatsclean.wordpress.com

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    Karlee
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    I guess I can wait that long πŸ™‚ No really, that’s totally fine! It’s not hard for me to comment..your writing is entertaining and you’re talking about two of my passions as well! I love it.

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
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    You really can pull off a lot of different ‘dos. I’m a fan of the long, brunette locks : )

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      Teri
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      Thanks Hillary! I always like to know which style people like best.

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    Michelle (Life With Relish)
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    I just found your blog and I LOVE it! I can’t wait to read more. I just started healthy living blogging, and I’m totally obsessed with my dog, too, so I can really relate to you πŸ™‚

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      Teri
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      Thanks for stopping by Michelle! I’ll check out your blog too! πŸ™‚

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    nelly
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    What part of NC? My hubby is from Roanoke Rapids…like 45 min north of Raleigh

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    Alta
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    You work at a bank? Hooray for bankers that love food! I have worked in credit unions since I graduated from high school – I am not a teller either, although I’ve been one before! (I’m a compliance manager) I love that you change your hair – it always looks cute. And I love the Brita filter at your desk idea – I might have to try that. I hate drinking the psuedo-filtered water here at the office, but the idea of bringing like 8 bottles of water sounds ridiculous. And not so great for the environment!

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      Teri
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      I think a lot of bankers love food, but not all bankers love good food. πŸ™‚

      And thanks for the compliment on my hair. It’s one way I spice up my life!

      Seriously, the Brita filter is awesome. Assuming you have a restroom close by! πŸ˜‰

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    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
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    i’m so happy i just found your blog! i love it, and you’re hysterical.

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    Carissa @ Fit To Indulge
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    You’re story of meeting your husband is so cute. And it sounds like you stay busy with banking, baking, wifing, and fitness class. I look forward to reading more. πŸ™‚

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      Teri
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      “wifing” – I LOVE it. πŸ™‚ I have to stay busy since my husband is so busy all the time!

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    Kristie
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    Wow, loved reading through this. I really want to hear the rest of the hubby story!

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    marla {familyf fresh cooking}
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    You guys are both adorable! great wit you have girl πŸ™‚ Love all the hair style and color changes!

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    Lauren
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    Hey Teri!

    I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find you! Girl, I LOVE your blog! You are so adorable and everything I have read about you reminds me soooooo soooo much of myself. I am so happy that you commented on my site because I was able to stumble over here and meet you!

    Hope we can keep in touch.

    Take care always! <3
    Lauren

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      Teri
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      Thank you so much! I love reading your blog too. I’m a follower and read all your posts! πŸ™‚

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    janetha b
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    GIMME MAIZEY! gah. so cute! thanks for commenting on my blog so i could find yours πŸ™‚ gotta love the SLC pride!! so awesome that you are an avid runner. i admire that for sure. were you at the ben harper/jj concert at usana? if so, i was there!! and i would totally challenge you in an ice cream eating contest! it would be a battle most definitely. annnyway, i will stop rambling now. xo!

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      Teri
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      I went to Ben Harper/JJ concert at Deer Valley. Seriously AHHHHmazing. I didn’t know they did a combo show again!! I saw JJ at Usana by himself and didn’t like him at that venue as much.

      Next time I’m in Utah, we should have a blogger get-together and base all it around ice cream! πŸ™‚

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    Christie
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    Just realized I hadn’t read your ‘about me’ yet, so just did. Man- you are one lucky lady! You can really rock any hairstyle, color, you name it- so pretty! I was going to say which I liked best, but they are seriously all rockin! πŸ˜‰

    I love your thought from when you first saw your husband. The night I met Ryan (only for about 5 minutes and was forced to give him my #) I went home and told my mom I met the guy I was going to marry. We’ve got great intuition!
    ~CK

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      Teri
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      Thanks for the compliment about my hair! You’re sweet.

      That’s funny you thought the same thing about your hubby! I love it!

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    Jenn
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    I just randomly found you blog through some comments on another. Looks like we follow a similar food philosophy except I’m not pescatarian. I’ve actually never read In Defense of Food but so many people have told me I’d love it. It’s on my list with 2098 other books.

    Okay so I think it is RAD that you change your hair so much. That was the first page I looked at on here. I was trying to decide which one I liked best but couldn’t because you look so dang cute in all of them!

    I knew I was going to marry my husband the moment I saw him too. He was my next door neighbor and I met him on my doorstep. We were engaged 3 months later and will celebrate our 11th anniversary this year.

    Anyway I’m glad I stopped by…nice to *meet* you.

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      Teri
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      Thanks for stopping by! And thank you for supporting my OCHCS (Obsessive Compulsive Hair Changing Syndrome). πŸ™‚

      That’s so cool about your hubby!

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    icare
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    Hi~ I found your site through Earth Muffin. Your photos are adorable! What a cute family.. especially the dog – she melts my heart! OMG I am a vegetarian and am wondering if you have ever tried it or are you working towards that goal? Also, why do you choose to include fish? For me, fish fall in the category along with farm animals.. I have to admit that before I was exposed to the harsh reality of animal cruelty in factory farming (like 15 years ago) I was just like the next person but when I found out and was able, I made the full switch within a few months. Being vegetarian helps the planet, animals and your health. You’ve got a great site, I will be bookmarking it.

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    Tina
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    I just wanted to come stop by your blog and say hello! Thanks for entering the giveaway. I notice we have some similar interests and I love the look of your site. I’ll probably be back to check more out soon. πŸ™‚

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    Katie @ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
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    I haven’t any idea why it took me so long to find your blog! Our blogroll is pretty much identical and I’m loving reading so far- funny, up-beat, and good lookin foods. The boxer puppy photo is adorableeee! I’ll be around πŸ™‚

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      Teri
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      haha! You’re right; we do have the same blog roll! I’m glad you stopped by; love your blog – cool concept! I’m following now. πŸ™‚

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    TheDon
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    Just found your blog, it’s pretty good!

    10-4 on the eating healthy, I’ve come around recently. HUGE 10-4 on the nasty black bean brownies… got tricked into them once. Thought about sandpapering my mouth afterward.

    Gonna be in western NC for a ‘running event’ in late August and could use a pacer(s) for the 2nd half (or part of it). You or anyone you know free on the weekend of the 28th? all trail, no road, lots of hills, lots of miles. Don’t need to mule my stuff or anything just keep me moving. πŸ™‚

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      Teri
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      Glad you like the blog Don! I don’t know anyone that is into hard-core trail running, but I’ll keep my ears open and let you know if I find anyone around here that would want to be your pacer. Sounds fun and a little crazy! πŸ™‚

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    Heather
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    Hey Teri!! Just found your blog and love it. I also work in a bank and i as well am not a teller. hehe. Keep up the great blogging!!!

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      Teri
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      wassup fellow non-teller banker? πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
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    Girl, you are stunning! πŸ™‚ I change my hair a lot, too!

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      Teri
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      You are so nice! Hair changing keeps life interesting. πŸ™‚

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    Lauren
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    I just found your blog-you are too cute! I will have to tell one of my besties about you-she is a hair stylist and her hair changes constantly. I’m boring and my hair has never seen a drop of color πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading more!

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      Teri
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      Thanks for stopping by! Um, sometimes I wish I’d never started coloring my hair! haha!

      You’ll have to tell me what style/color your friend likes best. Usually stylists have a pretty strong opinion about that sort of thing. πŸ˜‰

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
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    Hi! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog because now I’ve found yours!

    I love your story! I can’t wait to read more!!!

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    C
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    Really?!?! You’re 25, too? I’d pegged you for older! (I feel ridiculous typing this. I hear it from people all the time, so somehow it’s silly for me to say.)

    But wow! I think I love you even more now. (Hehehe!)

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      Teri
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      hahaha! my whole life people have thought I’m older than I am. I hope that starts to change in a few years though. πŸ™‚

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    [email protected]
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    being a hairstylist I have to agree with the above comments.. you can rock any color and cut!!! HOw lucky for you.. not many can do that..especially color!!
    I am excited to have found you as I too am a foodie that wants to stay fit:)
    I am newbie blogger and am looking for any helpful comments and suggestions on my site if you ever feel the desire or have extra time to check it out!!
    happy easter!!
    http://www.integrativehappiness.com

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    Jessica Lee
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    I love that you are so open to changing your hair. I’ve literally had the same “long layered” look forever. Plus, you rock your styles sooo amazingly! Congrats on all your races. You are definitely a fit foodie!

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    Sassy Molassy
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    Ooh, have you ever tried chocolove? it’s amazing chocolate. My fav is the dark chocolate w/ raspberries inside. http://chocolove.com/

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      Teri
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      Yes and I LOVED it! i haven’t tried the raspberry kind though. I’ll have to check it out!

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    Sami
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    Your family is beautiful! πŸ™‚ That puppy is the sweetest! Glad to have found your blog! I’ll be following! πŸ˜€

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    Lisa
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    I love that you change your hair all the time! I do too! You look gorgeous in every single hairstyle, so you are a lucky girl!

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    Nichole
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    Cute, cute story. Bank by day, workout/health novice by night and odd hours:)

    Fantastic pics! I have no doubt you’re a champ, but I’d be a close second in the ice cream contest lady.

    All the best doll!

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    Ameena
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    I am pretty obsessed with hair in general and I think yours is fabulous!

    I love dark chocolate too. Have you tried Trader Joe’s 72% Dark Chocolate? I can’t find anything, anywhere in the world that tastes better than that bar!

    Great pictures!

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    Teri
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    Thank you!

    I haven’t tried that Trader Joe’s chocolate. There isn’t a Trader Joe’s near me – the closest one is 1.5 hours away! πŸ™

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    Ash Bear
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    I found your site through Anne P’s comment sections and have already read through your last few posts! I love your TMI About Me section! I look forward to reading more!

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    coco
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    Hi Teri, I just found your blog and wanna say hi~ Can’t wait to read more! πŸ˜‰

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    Tyffanie
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    I hate cucumbers too!!!! Ahhhh so nice to find someone else out there who tries to eat well but doesn’t like cucumbers. I feel like they are in soooo many recipes! I found your site through The Edible Perspective. I really want to read In Defense of Food, but first I am going to start with The Omnivore’s Dilemma!

    Great About Me page…I need to create one as awesome as yours!

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    Lea @ Healthy Coconut
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    Hi there,

    I just found your blog. We have a few things in common, especially our love of traveling.

    I look forward to reading your blog.

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    Claire
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    Just found your blog and LOVE it. You are amazing and beautiful! can’t wait to keep reading!

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      Teri
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      oh my goodness – thank you! πŸ™‚

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    Lisa
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    Teri! So after you commented on my blog I had to check yours out…I’m so happy I did! Food, fitness, and design are my top 3 favorite things and you have 2 of them right here! I’ll be reading more – that’s for sure!

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      Teri
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      I’m so glad you stopped by my blog! πŸ™‚

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    Holly
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    i could not be more excited i met you this weekend. i want to be friends with you and challenge you in an ice cream eating contest. bring it.

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      Teri
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      We ARE officially friends because I’m a little obsessed with ya. Let’s start planning the first ever ice cream eating blog contest. It will be waaaay more popular than the Foodbuzz Festival I bet! πŸ˜‰

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    Katelyn
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    You are so cute! I love the design of your blog too. Are you on bloglovin? I don’t see a link for me to follow you!

    Katelyn
    blog.shopvoguevintage.com

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      Teri
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      I have no idea what blogloving is! πŸ™

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    krissy @ thefoodaddicts.com
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    Hi Teri! It was so good meeting you at the Foodbuzz festival on Friday night! I just posted a recap on my blog of the event. Hope to see yours soon!

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    Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner
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    I just found you blog and I love it! I can’t wait to read more!!! πŸ™‚

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    Kristy
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    Hi Teri! I just came across your blog and wanted to tell you how I love it already. I look forward to reading more. It’s so upbeat and positive. And you can pull off so many hair styles. I’m impressed! Kristy

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    Laura @ Meet Virginia
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    Hi Terri! I just stumbled upon your blog through some random clicking, and I’ve loved reading and catching up. Your dog is SO cute! I am a NC girl myself, so I am looking forward to reading more! πŸ˜€

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      Teri
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      Hi Laura!! I’m so glad you found me so I could find YOU! I love your blog – your font is so cute! And now I’m totally craving cupcakes because your most recent post. πŸ™‚

      I love hearing from other NC readers! Maybe someday we can meet!

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    Mary Grace
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    I also just found your blog from Stacey and let me tell you: I’m HOOKED. I was just wondering, if you don’t mind me asking, what was your major? Thanks.

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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe
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    Love all your hair changes. I was looking at all the pictures and was like “who is that,” “who is that,” oh its the same pretty gal!
    This page sounds like a fairytale to me πŸ™‚
    And that doggy is so adorable. I have two sharpeis and they are so funny πŸ™‚

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    Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)
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    Wow you are gorgeous! I love your blog πŸ˜€

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      Teri
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      well, my goodness, thank you! So glad you enjoy my blog! πŸ™‚

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    [email protected]
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    I enjoyed reading about you and will stay posted πŸ˜€ Just wanted to tell you in case you didn’t know, you have a beautiful smile! And you guys are a very cute pair of peas in a pod πŸ™‚

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    Sarah
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    Hi Teri! I stumbled upon your blog a week or so ago and I’m so glad that I did! I love your writing style, running tips and recipes. I too have a great appreciation for GOOD food, and am kind of obsessed with running. Keep it up!

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      Teri
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      Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your comment! I’m so glad you are enjoying my blog!

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    Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
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    I love your hair in that race photo : ) I think our food philosophies are very similar! I will definitely be keeping up on this blog!

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    Michelle @ Lifewithacrazypup
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    Hey Teri! I just found your blog yesterday and have been searching through old posts since then! Thanks for giving me a new reason to slack off at work! I can’t wait to read more πŸ™‚

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    Little Miss Fitness
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    I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog! This is wonderful! πŸ™‚ and it’s so great that you’ll always be able to remember what year something happened based on the progression of when you changed your hair! πŸ™‚ So fun.

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      Teri
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      Thanks for visiting! And you’re right, my hair color/style is a great memory trigger for things! πŸ™‚

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    Crista
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    ha ha ha!!! I just found your blog, love your about page and I can’t wait to read more πŸ™‚ I have been a barista at Starbucks and few people have screamed at me… mostly when we were out of whipped cream. However I too screamed back the other day, when I tried the cake pops, screamed in delight!

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
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    Miss Teri – I know you teach spin classes… are you also a certified group ex instructor? If so, with whom did you get your cert from? I’m interested in learning more about your fitness journey/career πŸ™‚

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    Anna
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    Fantastic blog, I’m really enjoying it. Just curious though, when mentioning where you work, why did you feel that you had to say you were not a teller. Why just tell us what your title or job is at the bank. ??

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      Teri
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      A girl has gotta have some secrets, right? πŸ˜‰

      Actually when I wrote this, I worked in an area that’s deals with confidential information and just preferred not to share. But now I work in Marketing and love to talk about it!

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    Baking 'n' Books
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    I love this! …and all your different hair colors πŸ˜‰

    I have yet to read “In Defense of Food” – on my list. I do eat meat though…not like 5 times a day! I am a die-hard Veggie lover, whole-grains, yogurt, etc. But still enjoy my chicken, fish and eggs.

    Could be worst!

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    Ameena
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    You have gorgeous hair! And your hubby is super cute too. πŸ™‚

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    Susan
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    I love the red. Is it one you can share or do you just have a great hairdresser?

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      Teri
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      I just had a great hairdresser. However, the brighter red that I had for a while was a DIY color:

      The color combination is:

      *2/3 bottle of 607 Cyclamen
      *1/3 bottle of 445 Light Auburn
      1/4 bottle of 507 Burgundy

      ONE PART is the above mixture to TWO parts of developer #10 with a splash of #20. All purchased at Sally Hansen. πŸ™‚

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    Alycia
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    I just wanted to say that I am really enjoying your blog! I stumbled across it about a month ago, and am now an avid reader. I live in Wisconsin now, but am from NC originally, so its always good to see some flavor from home! πŸ˜‰

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      Teri
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      oh thank you! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog!

      I’m happy I can share a little bit of your home with you! I love NC!

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    Simone MdeSa
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    Hey there! Came across your blog and I am just having a ball reading through your posts! I also live in NC…but am originally from Brazil. Anyway, just wanted to drop a note and say that your blog brightened my day! XX =)

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    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
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    Just found your blog – love it so far! I noticed you’re originally from Utah, which is where I currently live. Which area are you from? Look forward to reading more!!

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      Teri
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      how funny!! I grew up in Draper! πŸ™‚ You?

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        Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
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        Draper is beautiful. My husband and I currently live in Eagle Mountain. I’m originally from Arizona and have only been here a couple years, but we love it here!

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    Wendi
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    Hey girl! Just stumbled upon your blog and I am soooo glad I did! Can’t wait to see more πŸ™‚

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    Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction
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    Just discovered your blog and I love it! Can’t wait to read some more posts πŸ™‚

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    Bollychees in Paris
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    Your title caught my attention coz I’m increasingly finding I’m becoming a foodie trying to stay fit since we’ve moved to Paris. Great to find “company” virtually πŸ™‚

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    Meghan
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    Thanks for sharing. I am really into clean eating, eating real food, and I love the health benefits I get as a result of eating this way. I’m in the Midwest so it’s great to find like minded individuals. I appreciate you putting yourself out there and providing such great info. Thanks again.

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      Teri
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      Thanks for stopping by my blog! πŸ™‚

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    Sara @ sarasmiles
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    I am so glad I found your blog! I have just read your “About” page and we have a lot in common: real food, I’m 27, the youngest of 5 (and the favorite; probably a lil’ spoiled too), love wine, work in marketing in a bank…except that I love cucumbers…can’t wait to read more!

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      Teri
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      oh my gosh, that is too funny! I love it! πŸ™‚ I have to go read your blog now too!

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    Amy
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    man! i am relatively new to the blogging world…and am obsessed. love your blog!!!

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    [email protected]
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    I have been having skin problems for a few years now too. I avoided the teenage problems, but it flared up when I was 21. I still have hormonal acne, but I find that using over-the-counter Clean and Clear acne solution really does help, and I honestly feel like I will always have a few pimples during my period, and that’s just how it is. Haha. I do have some scarring as well which has gotten so much better after using retinol cream. My doc recommended it and it does help slowly. You can get it on amazon for about $10, and it lasts months.

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    Clair
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    I am all over your food philosophy. Sounds a LOT like me. =) It was great to meet you (however briefly) yesterday, and I’m looking forward to browsing around here a bit!

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    Caren @ voodies
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    I love your blog! We have so much in common from insatiable dog obsessions to whoe food nerds. So nice to meet you!

    Xo

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    Nikki
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    I just stumbled upon your blog and I was so excited to see you live in North Carolina. What part of NC do you live in?

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    Sophie
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    Hello nice to meet you!

    You look pretty cool amongst your 5 brothers! You have a cool & fun foodblog over here!
    Many greetings from a foodie from Belgium! πŸ˜‰

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    Amanda
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    Great blog, but you come off as sort of pretentious with the “No, I’m not a teller” bit. Does your advertising job make you leaps and bounds more comfortable with yourself than if you were some lowly bank teller?

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      haha definitely not! It’s just “are you a teller?” is the most common question I get when I tell people I work at a bank. πŸ™‚ I certainly didn’t mean for anyone to interpret it as pretentious.

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    Kim @ Roaming Raspberry
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    Oh my gosh, I feel like we’re the same person! I grew up in Utah, with 6 brothers, me being the youngest and only girl too! Does everyone ask you if you were spoiled too? More like picked on, am I right? I lived in south Carolina for a time, so close to north Carolina! I sure miss those beautiful Utah mountains too! They’re my favorite thing in the world! Also, found your blog through a guest post you did about your trip to Switzerland paris and rome. My husband and I did that EXACT same trip. How awesome was Gimmewald!? I want to retire there!

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    Brianna
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    Hey girl!
    I just stumbled across your blog- I love it! I’m also gluten and diary free, so its nice to find someone in the same situation! I’m a new follower and super excited to follow along! πŸ™‚

    xoxo
    Brianna
    http://www.endlesslybeloved.com

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    Lauren Fruge
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    I just found your blog today! How fun! And your name is awesome…my mom is Teri with the middle name Lynn and my dad calls her TeriLynn all the time! Beautiful name πŸ™‚

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    Brylie Worth
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    Hi Teri!
    I recently stumbled across your blog and I love it!! I also started training for my first half marathon at the beginning of this year (woohoo)!! It’s been so fun to push myself in a new way and see what I am capable of…especially since I used to HATE running!!! Any tips for beginners that you have?! Or any tips for a first half marathon??

    Thanks!! ??

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    Amanda F
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    Hey Teri – Have you ever shared a marathon training plan? I’d love to see what you do… I recently got terrible shin splits and talked to a sports medicine Dr and he recommend less mileage & increased cross-training.

    thanks!

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    jessica gize
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    Would you let me use one of your photos? Maizey in the red jeep? I can mark that it is a photo from you

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    Erin Kennedy Craver
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    Hi Teri! I wanted to send you a shout out of THANKS for participating in our Ys Mistletoe Race here in Winston Salem (and writing about it too!!). We’re excited to have you join us for your 6th year!

    With your upcoming wedding…we’d like to gift you with a free VIP Experience Package for you and your soon-to- be hubby! Just a small wedding gift from our Y to you!

    Keep writing a wonderful blog…I follow you on Instagram and love when the Nordstrom sale news grabs you, as it does me!

    See you in December!
    Erin

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Hi Erin!

      That is SO sweet of you! I’d LOVE the VIP experience! And maybe I can talk my husband into the 5K – ha! πŸ˜‰

      I’ll shoot you an email to get you all my details.

      Thank you so much!

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    jessica gize
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    I would love to utilize the photo of you and your pup for my social media site and in return send you one of our exclusive new bags we are launching for dog parents….I adore the photo of you, your jeep and your pup…that’s my kind of life. I traveled with a now ex boyfriend in brevard NC with his dog and a jeep; from that moment on I knew I wanted both just not the guy. ha …..

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    shane
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    Hi there, was wondering if I could get in contact with you regarding Beauty Counter. I tried the email you provided in your blog, but it didn’t work for some reason

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    Ada Teme
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    Hi, where did you get the green ruffled dress? Who’s the designer?

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    KD
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    Hi Teri, quick question on cross-fit. I have been cross-fitting for close to 3 months now and I am noticing that my breast size has increased – is this normal? When can one expect a reduction? Would be grateful for a reply!

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    Franky
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    HI Teri. Didn’t know you’re a Les Mills’ RPM instructor also. I’m a Les Mills’ RPM and SPRINT instructors and love teaching cycle classes. You don’t miss that? Good luck on your next marathon.

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    Erika Mary harriman
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    Hi Teri,
    Your hair always looks amazing ! Where do you get it done? I’m also looking for a good place to get my legs waxed.
    A while ago you recommended kavita to shape and tint my eye brows and she did an amazing job.
    Thank you!!
    Mary

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    Leticia
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    Hi Teri,
    I just listened to your interview for the Rambling Runner Podcast, and I loved your story! Now I subscribed to your Blog and would love to follow you on Strava (I’ve requested to follow you over there already), I hope you’ll allow me.
    I’ m a full time cardiologist from Brazil, I started running 10 years ago and did my first marathon last year. Now I hope to qualify for Boston, and your story inspires me to! I need JUST a 15 minutes PR!

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    Jennifer
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    Wow! So cool you are in Winston!

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    Aria Green
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    Thanks a lot for your content !That’s really helpful and inspiring!

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