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 currently back in school, studying nutrition, so I can reach my goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.
Currently: I am in my late-twenties, studying to become a Registered Dietitian, and living the city life with my husband. My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We got engaged at the Chicago Marathon in October 2016 (he ran and I spectated).
Then, we got married in July 2017 at a beautiful garden venue (I’d be happy to do a separate wedding post or some posts about wedding planning if there is interest!). 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, matcha lattes, tea, peanut butter, dark chocolate, wine, craft beer, concerts, reading, cooking, baking, crafts, and Netflix. Life is all about balance. 🙂
I am vegan. I went vegetarian in 2013 and then vegan in May 2018. My love of black beans and 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! 🙂
Photo Credit and Disclaimer:
The wedding and engagement photos were taken by Melissa Smith of MAK photography. The rest were taken by myself, my husband, friends, or family. You cannot use or edit photos anywhere on Black Bean Queen without first contacting me.