I’m Robyn—a runner, writer, and microbrew enthusiast living in Seattle. I love anything and everything to do with running, sports, and an overall active lifestyle. Also cookies and Broadway musicals. In a nutshell, I’m all about a happy combination of endorphins and chocolate—and everything in between that makes each day a little better.
I started my running career as a hurdler and sprinter in high school on the track team. I loved it and I loved to run, but only for short periods of time.
My track career ended when I started college, and somewhere along the way—due to both restlessness and cheap beer—I took up distance running. I started slowly with short distances, but somehow my love for the sport continued to grow—and so did my miles.
I got the idea to run a half-marathon on a whim and trained for it completely blindly. Luckily, this somehow worked, and after that first race in 2010— I was hooked. I had found a way to stay active, challenge myself, and give my ruthless competitive nature a little outlet.
I have now finished a handful of half marathons, 4 full marathons, and this spring I qualified for Boston, which I’ll hopefully be running next year! I’m hooked on the 26.2 distance, and at least for the time being…I can’t get enough of it. Don’t ask me how much I love it at mile 23 though
This is a place where I discuss the lessons I’ve learned, and continue to learn, through this challenging, rewarding, and addictive hobby.
Thanks for reading! Please send me any thoughts or questions you have—as you can probably tell, I love to talk about running.