My name is Teggin and I am a 32 year old academic living in Blacksburg, Virginia. I grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and spent most of my life in Virginia, with the exceptions of the time I spent in Athens, Georgia (pursuing my PhD) and in Cambridge, Massachusetts (while my husband pursued his MBA). I'm a proud Hokie, as well as a Bulldawg, and I just haven't been able to leave the college life behind completely. I work with electronic portfolios at Virginia Tech.
I've been reading blogs and writing online since about 2004, and lately I have found myself really searching for a blog that touched on health and fitness and that took into account someone like me: a 30-something mom of two who works full-time. There are so many amazing blogs out there, but most of the ones I have found are by women who are in their 20s, newly married (or planning weddings), and many of whom are taking up their blogs as their full-time careers. I applaud these blogs, and I read them daily, but they don't quite match up to my life.
I started running in Feb. of 2011 and have found a great passion for it, but it's difficult to find the time to devote to it, and a marathoner I am not. I log about 3-4 miles whenever I go out, and I try to run as many week days as possible. I usually end up running 3-4 times a week. View my Running page to learn more about all that running means to me.
I also love to read cooking and crafting blogs, but again I've found myself searching for ones that fit into my niche a little more.
I need recipes that can be made in less than 30 minutes, after a long day of work, with two children each vying for my attention as I prepare the food. My ingredients have to be found in the recesses of my pantry, because lord knows I don't have the time or energy to go to the store. Also, I have a husband who, for lots of good reasons, is wary of me trying out new foods or creating a pile of dirty dishes.
Here's a snapshot of my crafting abilities: it took me seven years to knit a basic log cabin-style blanket for my mom. Seven years. It took me three years to knit my husband a scarf. I have a pile of scrapbooks, each with about 3-4 pages completed.
I'm a slow crafter. I'm not the craftiest of crafters. No one will ever mistake me for Martha Stewart :)
But I love to do it.
My life is sometimes messy (like my kitchen counters). But I'm ready to share it.