Hi! I’m Lindsay. And yes, I love to run. I started this blog in August 2010 to share my passion for running and how I balance training alongside everything that comes with living in NYC in my early/mid-20s.
I started running in 8th grade, mostly because I’m uncoordinated and was pretty bad at other sports. The more I ran, the more I improved and the more I loved it. It’s been an integral part of my life ever since!
I ran Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor track throughout high school. There were definitely ups and downs, as I suffered two femoral stress fractures during my Junior Year of high school. I was out of shape, and couldn’t fathom competing in college when admissions time came along, so I applied to colleges solely based on academics, blind of their athletics program. Luckily by the time spring track rolled around, I started seeing improvements again and wanted to keep competing. So, I decided to attend Villanova to take a (small) academic scholarship but mostly because I could walk-on the cross country and track teams.
Running at Villanova was one of the greatest/most challenging experiences. It was intense, but I couldn’t imagine college without it. I improved immensely, and got to train with top-tier athletes and coaches. I loved the team, who became my closest friends. Fitting in practices and training while studying for a double major, doing internships, etc. was just all part of the fun.
Of course, it wasn’t without some setbacks. I became anemic (low iron) junior year, and still take iron supplements to this day. During the winter of my senior year, I got a strange knee/IT pain and MRIs, cortizone shots, graston therapy, and aquajogging couldn’t diagnose or fix it. It was extremely frustrating, and a bit of a depressing way to close out my last two seasons of competing.
After graduation from Villanova in 2009, I took three months off running and exercise completely. It was freeing and gave me a much needed mental and physical break, while clearing up my knee pain completely.
Questions? Want to chat or just say hi? Email me at lindsayrunsblog [at] gmail [dot] com!