I am extremely excited to be hosting Fitblog this week and, if you’re dropping by because you saw that I am the host and you are curious about what I’m all about, I thought I’d give you a little background.
My name is Maggie and I’ve had this little blog for more than three years now. I’ve taken breaks, I’ve neglected it, but I’ve always come back to it because I like having somewhere to document my life and write about things that interest me.
What are those things you ask? Well, for a long time I was all about running, when I first started the blog I was training for my first 5K and actually ended up training for a half marathon. But then I fell out of love with running and fell in love with kickboxing (with a lot of exercise trial and error between those two things).
I am also a voracious reader and huge TV-lover. I live in Brooklyn, which I love, and work in sales for a book publisher in NYC. It’s a job that has offered me a lot of really cool experiences including being a balloon handler in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010 and 2011.
I like to call myself a reformed picky eater. I wrote about my pickiness when I first started this blog and did an update earlier this year. I no longer think of myself as truly picky, but I like the blog name so it’s sticking around. I love cooking and baking, but I am completely useless when it comes to making up my own recipes so I depend on other people to be creative and interesting when it comes to making up recipes. You can find some of my favorite recipes here.
What else do you need to know? I am a huge sports fan. I love mindlessly watching ESPN (pretty much the only mindless TV I watch) and for a long time my favorite sport was tennis. I still love tennis, just not quite so much. I also love football, well, the culture around football, especially college football. I not-so-secretly wish I was from the south, so that whole Saturday culture plays perfectly into my southern fantasy life.
I guess I should also mention what I write about here. Basically everything I just mentioned! This is just a blog about my life, mainly for my own sake, but I’ve been lucky enough to find a few people who seem to enjoy what I write and leave me the occasional comment. I try to keep somewhat of an emphasis on healthy living and food and working out, but, just like in real life, the rest of my life creeps in. However, my most popular post ever is my driving tour of Friday Night Lights taping locations in Austin, TX.
So there I am. You can also check out my About page, but I actually like what I’ve written here more than I like my About page and I’ll probably go back and change my About page to this in the next few days. You can also check me out on Twitter, Pinterst, Flickr, and GoodReads. And you can see some of my most important/favorite posts here.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you around again. If you’re reading this and have a blog please leave a comment so I can drop by and visit you, I always love finding new people to follow. And if you don’t have a blog feel free to say hi, too!