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Run Pretty is a place for me to share all the little details of my life. I blog about my adventures in fitness, family life, food, and other fun things.

Run Pretty?

Why “Run Pretty”? Well, a few years ago I had the pleasure of helping coach an elementary school running club. One decidedly hot day, I decided to “race” the boys around the track. After I whooped their tails, one of the boys laughed and said “You don’t run pretty!” Ouch. I should have fired back, “IT’S RUN PRETTILY!”, but I wasn’t on my A-game.

I bet I smelled pretty, too.

Then I got to thinking about it… he was right. Sweating. Snotting. Chafing. The list goes on. Running is not the most attractive thing in the world. Especially when you consider I have all the eloquence of a baby deer. But when I run, I feel pretty. I’m alive, my legs are (somewhat) working, and I am having fun. And, in my opinion, nothing is prettier than a huge (albeit dorky) smile. So I’m gonna run on & run pretty!

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    • says

      We aren’t exactly sure what he is… The shelter said his mother was a Griffon Vendeen, but I don’t see that! I guess we’ll see what he ends up looking like!

  1. says

    Found your blog today. I’m trying to get out of my head enough to learn to run. I can’t even do more than 1/2 mile at a jog yet. However, your blog is inspiring even if you are 20 years younger than I am! =) And financial advice? Compound interest, baby. Sock it away now..save, save,save. That is what I would tell my 23 year old self. Good luck to you!

    • says

      Thank you for the advice! We are trying to build our “safety net”… but it’s so hard. I swear every month there is something that eats away at our paychecks! And I wish you could have seem me try to run in the beginning. It was awful! You’d feel a lot better about your skills, I promise.

    • Presley says

      Thank you! Can I just say that “beanie bumbles” is probably my favorite blog name in the world… How cute!

  2. says

    Hi! I just discovered your blog! We have so much in common: running, teaching, early twenty-somethings. I am not married or pregnant yet though! Congrats on the baby…so exciting!! I am officially following you too :)

  3. says

    I so wanted to dislike you when I saw your one month post partum picture. I destroyed all evidence of me post partum until about 6-10 weeks. Even then, I cringed. You think posing solo is weird, try trying to suck in 10 months of guilt free eating! yikes! Your blog and you are great. Thanks! I’m glad I found you through HTP! You look amazing and your posts are so engaging and sweet. And I kind of want to borrow your highlights look and I have an appointment tomorrow, would that be OK?

    • Presley says

      I bet you looked just fine! I’m wearing THE tightest tank top ever haha I think it holds me together. I wish I had a hair appointment! I need to schedule one ASAP!

  4. Reese Runs says

    I love your blog name! I know how you feel because I always feel so great after a run, until I get in the house and my boyfriend tells me to stay away and not touch him haha.

  5. says

    Hey there Presley. Not exactly sure how I got here; I was blog-tripping through the health and fitness blogosphere and ended up on your page. No matter, I just wanted to drop a note and say I’ve read a few of your blog posts and you’re hilarious. I’ll definitely be adding you to my follow lists – even though I DESPISE running! =)
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