Hello there! My name is Amanda and I am just another girl who loves to run. 😊 I started running when I was 14 years old and I do not plan on ever stopping! I am a former DI cross country runner who graduated in spring 2014 with a BA in Biology and a Master’s in Education in spring 2016. I am going back to school in fall 2018 to become a Registered Dietitian.

Currently: I am 26 years old, working, and living the city life with my (new) husband. We got married in July 2017 and are high school sweethearts! I am learning how to navigate life while making my marriage, health, happiness, and hobbies a priority.

Some of my passions include running, fitness, healthy food, and healthy living. I also like coffee, tea, peanut butter, dark chocolate, wine, craft beer, concerts, reading, cooking, crafts, and Netflix. Life is all about balance. 🙂

I eat plant based (mostly vegan and always vegetarian). My love of black bean burgers inspired the name of this blog!  I hope, through this blog, to share some of my passions and nutritional knowledge (eventually expertise)! Then, in the process inspire others to live healthier lives! 🙂


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    • Here’s a link to one of my prior posts with my favorite black bean burger recipe.
      I’m not a huge fan of spicy things so if you like spicy I’d add more chili powder than what the recipe indicates. Enjoy. 🙂

  1. I wish I liked running but it doesn’t agree with me, my hips, shins or breasts.as I feel like I have to hold them in place. I am more of a yoga person. Hot yoga in particular. Best of luck with your blog. I as m also a lover of black bean burgers.

    • Awesome! Running is tiring, but definitely one of my favorite activities! I miss it right now. 🙁 I’ve been injured for the past three months, but my physical therapist is letting me slowly go back to running in the next few weeks! 🙂

      • Me too! Reading about experiences of other runners is so helpful and inspiring. I actually have a semester left of student teaching (I got to do it 3 times… elementary, middle and high school), but I just taught summer school in a school district near me. It was amazing!

      • Exactly! I love reading other runners blogs. 🙂 Wow that’s crazy you have to student teach three times! What grade were you with your summer school? Also are you getting a master of education degree or just finishing up your undergrad degree? I student teach just once (for high school) and I will be doing that next March!

      • I’m getting a BA right now. I’m doing a foreign language, so that’s why I have to do it 3 times. I was with elementary students (1st-5th). What college are you at (if you feel comfortable sharing)?

  2. I wish I ran Cross Country in school. I didn’t start running until March of 2014. Better late than never!

  3. Thanks for the follow! I totally love your site – I’ve read loads of your posts today and find your stories really inspirational. Keep it up!

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