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Welcome to Self-Love and Running!  Thanks for visiting the blog!

My name is Holly.  I’m 29 and I live in Pennsylvania with my husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats.  This blog is devoted to finding the happiness in life, banishing self-hate and promoting overall health and exercise.  I’ll share stories from my life, exercising tips, photos and recipes.  If reading this blog doesn’t make you feel good, I’m doing something wrong!

There have been times where I have hated myself, both physically and mentally/emotionally.  I picked myself apart physically and berated myself mentally.  I hurt myself deeply.  But I am done with all of that.  I realized the self-hate, that was what I really disliked about myself.  Of course, transitioning from hate to love is not something that is easily done.  I still struggle with loving myself sometimes.  It’s easy to slip back into that old self-hating habit.  It’s a process and I am determined to make my life more about love and happiness and less about negative thoughts.

And that is partially what this blog is about/for – the process and journey of loving yourself and choosing happiness.

This blog is also about… running!  If you had told me a few years ago that I could (and would) complete a 5K, I would have fallen down laughing.  I wouldn’t have thought it was possible.  I couldn’t run.  I just was no good at it.  In February of this year I started the Couch to 5K program, for what was probably the 3rd time.  I was determined and motivated and I ran my first 5K to benefit the humane society on May 22!  I was so proud of myself.  I felt strong and happy.

I’m definitely still a novice runner but I am learning more and more every day.  The only thing that can hold me back is myself.  That in mind – I am currently training to run a 10K!

My husband and I

Our pets





2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2010 10:45 am

    I just wanted to say hi! 🙂
    Stumbled across your blog today and it looks great! I am now a follower. 🙂

  2. August 31, 2010 3:32 pm

    Hey girl! Just found you! I’m from right outside of Harrisburg, so we’re pretty close in area, and Lauren from and I were planning a central pa blogger meet up if you’d like to join!

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