Hi! I'm Racheal...

...wanna join me for a run?

I am a runner at heart, but I also like to try new things, like triathlons, fitness classes, and T25.  If it it makes me sweat, I am down.

Not into sweating?  OK, give me some time to change your mind.  Until then, how about a play date?

I have an almost-2 year old daughter who will make me smile from ear to ear, or will send me into a frenzy, depending on her mood.  Either way it will be entertaining for you.

Don't like kids?  How about joining me for dinner?

Everyone likes food, right?  I love to cook and try new restaurants, and  focus mostly on clean eating (no gluten for this girl) with some treats every now and then.

My husband Dan is a great sport, and encourages me in all my running and cooking experiments.

If you don't like running, kids, or food, I am not sure we can be friends, but just in case, here are a few other things I am into:

  • Jesus-  I am continuing to grow as a Christian and often talk about my faith, my church and my small group.  
  • Sports - I am die-hard  Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs fan, no matter how difficult they make it on me.
  • Traveling - if it were up to me I would be on a trip every weekend
  • Reading -although my time for that is extremely limited.
  • Gardening- I am an extremely amateur gardener, but I want to learn more each year.  
To know a little more about me, here are a few of my favorite posts:

Ina Mae's Birth Story: Part 1 and Part 2

Marriage Advice

Now that you know a little about me - tell me about you!


  1. Just found your blog for the first time. Joan Gunter gave me the info. I am doing a blog too. I am really new at it, so a little clueless to start, but hoping it will get me closer to my goal. I'm looking forward to following you!

    1. Hi! Nice to virtually meet you! :) Joan mentioned that she knew someone else who had a blog. I will have to follow yours too. Always nice to have some more inspiration!

  2. HI Racheal
    I just found your blog the other day. I love it I too run and am on ww. I love getting new ideas of what to eat. Can you explain to me your points calculations at the end of your blogs. I know that DP is daily points. What is rp?

    1. Hi Lori! Thanks for stopping by! Oh my, yes I need to define those, don't I?

      DP is daily points, RP is running points (but I supposed I should change that to AP) and then EP is eating points. I hope that helps.

      FYI: I count my running as high intensity in the WW activity points calculator. I know other runners who count it as moderate, but for my health and weight loss goals, I stick with high intensity.

  3. Hi
    I just found your blog and I just had to laugh at your idea of what runners should look like.. I just starting running again, and I am still trying to get the bouncy ponytail right! As for the sculpted legs, one day sigh
    Looking forward to reading your blog

    1. I am so happy to hear that you started running! You will not regret it...I promise! ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hi Rachael,

    Just read your guest post on The Fitnessista, and hopped on over to your blog - I'll be added you to my Google Reader, and can't wait to follow along! My husband and I have been doing Weight Watchers since the beginning of the year, and we have actually really grown to love it. Neither of us are counting points any more (I kind of do in my head, but not on paper) as we've learned a lot about what we eat and basically just guesstimate. He has lost 30 lbs so far and I'm down 13 - 2 from my goal of my pre-college weight! Can't wait to see how you follow the plan, and what tricks and tips you have. Keep it up!


  5. Hi Lindsay! That is so awesome! I hope to one day to to the point where knowing my points is completely intuitive! Thanks for following! I really appreciate the support! :)

  6. Hi Racheal,

    I discovered your blog through the Fitnessista and subscribed immediately. I like to call myself a runner, although I've yet to run a full three miles. The idea of running 10+ miles like you do seems so far out of reach, but you are such an inspiration! I'm currently pregnant with my second child and not running, but I can't wait to start again once she's born - plus I'm planning to try Weight Watchers to help shed the baby weight, so I know your blog will be a huge source of exercise and meal inspiration in a few short months.
    Keep up the awesome work!


    1. Hi Kristen! Congratulations on the second baby!

      First of all, even if you haven't run 3 miles - you are still a runner! :) Believe me, I started out running 1/3 of a mile at a time. It took me years to build up the "running confidence" to be able to run a half.

      Keep in touch with how you are doing once you have the baby!

  7. Hi Racheal, I love your about page!! I just had baby #2 and cant wait to get back into running. I also love cooking and eating at restaurants, so I'd love to be friends. I'll check out your blog regularly!!


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