About Me

I am:

– God’s precious Daughter

-Married to my best friend

-a runner

-a Rocket Scientist

-a baker

-an avid reader

My name is Karla and I am just a girl desiring to live my life for God.  This blog is based on Isaiah 40:31, one of my favorite verses which has carried me through life so far and will continue to.

28Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of  the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29He gives  strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

These verses got me through 4 years of undergraduate engineering at a liberal arts school taking at least 19 hours per semester.  Then another 2 years of graduate school and surviving the thesis writing and defense.


I started out college losing weight, but by the end of graduate school I was heavier than I expected. I didn’t do much about it until January of 2008 after getting engaged.  I started working out and running pretty seriously.  I joined up with some co-workers and we would run and bike at lunch. I ended up dropping about 15 pounds before my wedding.  After the wedding I gained about 5 pounds before I started in weight watchers.  I did it on my own and along with running and training for my first half marathon, I lost 20 pounds!  I felt great!  Since then I have run 6 half marathons and 2 full marathons.

I hope to share my journey through running and being healthy along with a little inspiration on the side.  I  have gained a lot from reading other blogs and want to share my experiences to hopefully inspire others.  I am not an expert in any form or fashion, I just know what has worked for me.  Thank you for reading my blog and giving me a reason to be active & healthy!


One Response to About Me

  1. CaliforniaRun says:

    Just wanted to comment on your great blog! Your like me in trying to get fit and healthy on your own.

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