My name is Patty and I am a 29 year old elementary PE teacher. I’ve been married to my husband Tom for three years and a ‘mother’ of a 6 year old rottie named Blitz. I am originally from Cleveland, OH and moved down to southern MD for a teaching job where I actually met my husband who is a PE teacher and high school football coach.
I played sports in high school and by college I had developed a huge passion for running. Trust me after a long day with students a long run is exactly what I needed to clear my head and keep me sane.
Five years ago I was going for a job after work and was hit from behind by a distracted driver who crossed over the white line. I was unconscious and life flighted to the nearest trauma hospital. After two surgeries and months of physical therapy I now feel that I am stronger than ever. I had a miraculous and speedy recovery but the damage to my leg forced me find alternative ways to workout. The orthopedic suggested I don’t run everyday so I am always searching for new workouts and exercises to mix things up.
I try to spend at least 20 minutes a day working out. I still enjoy a bit of running, but have really gotten into strength training since my accident. Les Mills Bodypump classes taught me proper strength training techniques and after taking it for a few years I recently became an instructor. I also love trying different fitness studios around the area to switch up my workouts.
My mom taught me how to cook and bake when I was really young and I love spending time in the kitchen. Every week I try to food prep for my husband and I since we live super busy lives. We try to eat balanced diets, but both enjoy the occasional comfort foods and desserts. I cannot live without tortilla chips, pizza, cupcakes, and dark chocolate so I eat these treats when I crave them and in moderation.
Lastly I need to thank my little sister who inspired me and taught me how to start blogging. You can follow her Elsewhere.