About Me

I'm Tracy -  an INFJ, runner, and music lover living in the nation's capital.  My husband, Ben, and I have been together for 10 years and are recent DC transplants by way of southeast Virginia, then Florida, then southeast Virginia (again), then southwest Virginia. We're both engineers and Hokies for life - he's a computer engineer who told the traditional route, while I'm a new civil engineer who took the long road. In another life I was a high school Latin teacher, but I switched gears about three years ago and haven't looked back.

I'm *that person* who can't stop talking about running, triathlon, and general fitness - but only because it's changed my life on an emotional and spiritual level. And yes I mean that 100% seriously (which I realize is even more annoying). I have a long history of depression and anxiety (and laziness, if I'm being honest), but since I started running using the Couch to 5k program, I've been in a much better place emotionally and mentally. Five years later I've run multiple marathons, am chasing my first Ironman finish line, and don't even recognize my past self anymore. 

I'm into things like tiny houses, big cities, and the Oxford comma. I'm east coast through and through. And if I seem a little strange, well that's because I am. My post titles often include indie song lyrics. If that works for you, let's be friends.


  1. Hey girl! So glad you commented so I could find your blog. I'm also a former teacher. 1 teaching license, 2 degrees, and 3.5 years of teaching. I got pink-slipped and never returned. It's good to know I'm not alone! :)

  2. So nice to meet you, Tracy! I just discovered your blog and I'm absolutely loving it so far!



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