Welcome to my blog!

Hi I’m Valerie. I’m currently working full-time and I’m in grad school getting my master’s degree in marketing. I moved from a small town on the east coast and I’m now living in the greater Boston area, taking in all the sights and activities the city has to offer.

I started distance running in high school when I joined my school’s cross country team. Since then, running, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle have been a big part of my life. 5k’s are my favorite road race and I’m constantly looking for one to train for.

This is from a road race I ran in June 2012.

I also love fashion and design. I love putting together outfits and combining accessories to achieve a put together look. Since I started working I’ve also been trying to find a good balance between creating a professional wardrobe and having a personal day-to-day style.

When I’m not at work, school or making time for a run I’m spending time with my boyfriend Matt. We’re in a long-distance relationship and we both travel back and forth to see each other. I spend every other weekend traveling and I’ve become a bit of a public transportation pro. My family and friends are very important to me. The toughest part about being away from my home state is not being able to see my family and friends as often as I like, but I do try to see them as much as I can and make the most out of it.

Me and Matt at the airport on our way to Las Vegas for vacation

What I love (in no specific order):

Matt – family – friends – Sammy – running – shopping – red wine – seafood – cooking – star gazing – the Fall – old movies – HGTV

My family dog Sammy. I'm sure he hates his Christmas time sweater.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog! Feel free to leave comments or get in touch with me at


13 Responses to “About”

  1. ElenaSC October 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    I just found your blog, I like it! I think we have a lot in common…
    Good luck for everything!

  2. It's A Want October 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    Your blog looks great! We have the same theme! Thanks for following mine! I just returned the favor! Have a great weekend!!

  3. Snapshots of Happiness November 24, 2011 at 6:57 am #

    Hi Valerie,
    Just wanted to let you know I nominated your blog for the Liebster, you can check it out on this post:
    Happy Thanksgiving! -=]

    • Valerie December 9, 2011 at 9:30 am #

      Thanks for the nomination!

  4. GOtheXtraMile December 8, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    I just found you through twitter and I just wanted to say I love your blog name/ the idea ! I’m a runner too :D

    • Valerie December 9, 2011 at 9:29 am #

      Thanks! I’m not sure how I came across your blog, but I really like it. Your dog is adorable :)

  5. Roya Ghorbani December 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Hey Valerie!

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award!

    Thanks for being such a wonderful blogger!


    • Valerie December 20, 2011 at 9:24 am #

      Thank you for the nomination :)

  6. SweetP March 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Hi I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, feel free to check it out on my blog, have fun!

  7. SweetP March 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    You have been nominated for the Inspirational Bloggers Award! Check out my blog for rules if you want to accept :)

  8. pinkrunningkicks April 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Hi, I just ran across your blog and I see that we have a love for 5ks in common. Congrats on taking on the half marathon. I hope your training is going well.

    • Valerie April 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

      Thanks for checking out my blog. The training has been tough, but I’m looking forward to the race :)


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