Hello! I'm Amy and I'm the 40-something year old runner, fitness junkie, and gluten-free newbie who writes Running Escapades.

Like many others, I didn't start running until I was an overweight adult. I spent my youth running around soccer fields and basketball courts, but the idea of running without a ball seemed ridiculous to my foolish younger self. If I only knew then, what I know now! After gaining more-than-a-few pounds in my 30s, I put on my running shoes and I haven't looked back. Now in my 40s, I have run more than 2600 documented miles including over 45 races. I have fallen in love with the running community and have a passion for all things fitness. I have a weakness for fitness gadgets, I love new fitness clothes, and I'm constantly on the look-out for new healthy wheat-free recipes I can make at home.

Here are 5 things you might like to know about me:

1. I'm a Midwest girl, grew up in Cincinnati, but now live in southern New Hampshire.

2. Running is my favorite activity, but I love trying new things and staying active. I'm a big fan of SurfSet.

3. I love to run with my dog, even though we keep it short now for the old guy.

4. I don't mind running in the snow and cold.

5. Newport is one of my favorite places to hang out with my favorite running partner.

Have a question or want to work with me? You can reach me at runningescapades@hotmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Hi,

    I can’t seem to find your email and have a quick question about your blog. Could you email me?


  2. so excited... emailing you now!

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  4. I just wanted to say, the photo of you on your sidebar, you look absolutely gorgeous, you are glowing with happiness, and I felt compelled to tell you so <3 You look awesome for your age by the way :)

  5. Hi Amy, just wanted to drop by and say I loved reading your blog today. I hope to read and chat more in the future. Keep up the great work! Paul

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Paul! I just added you to my blog reading list.


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