About Me


A few things have changed since my last About Me page (see below). Still a mom to two girls, but they are now both teenagers. Not sure how that happened. I haven’t aged a day.  😉

We moved back to the Midwest in September 2012. The girls missed our family so back we came. I miss Oregon terribly and hope to move back someday. Shhh! Don’t tell my parents or my employer. Just kidding. They are all aware of how I would go back in a split second.

I now work in the healthcare industry. I have a fantastic job that I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to going to every single day. It challenges me in the best of ways and the people I work with are pretty awesome. It took me a little over a year after moving back to find this job (I did substitute teaching during that time). I took my time, was very selective, and I couldn’t be happier about how it’s all turned out.

We live very close to family now. It’s nice having them nearby. Comforting. We are also just a little over a mile to a beautiful park with miles of wooded trails surrounding a very large lake. We spend hours there weekly exploring the trails, hiking, and running. If I can’t have my mountains, it really is the next best thing!

So that’s my update. Thanks for hanging out in my space. Hope to see you here often!

Below is my first About Me page published when I first started my blog. I thought about deleting it, but I couldn’t do it. So here it stays! Enjoy.

I’m a vegetarian girl born and raised in the Midwest, transplanted to the Pacific Northwest in 2010.  I really miss my hometown besties.  I have been friends with these two since 4th grade!

I have two amazing daughters and one too many cats.

This photo really sums them up.  My youngest daughter is the adrenaline junkie, always on the move.  My oldest daughter always tries to help others make the best decision after weighing all the options.

I’m in the safety advocacy profession and proudly call myself a Safety Geek.  I’m a horrible cook, so you won’t find too many recipe posts here.  I do enjoy baking, but try not to do it too often because I end up eating too much of it.   I love costumes and any excuse to wear one!  This may be a problem…

princess leia costume

I LOVE my new town here and everything it has to offer.  We are surrounded by beautiful mountains and great weather offering us never-ending opportunities to play outside.  I am fostering a new-found joy of running, biking and hiking.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy your time here.


13 thoughts on “About Me

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  5. Maria Zimmerman

    Hey I just bookmarked your blog. I am a vegetarian from the midwest (missouri but I live in san diego now), and a runner to boot. Looking forward to seeing what the running community has out there should i decide to move back 😀

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  7. Becky @ RunFunDone

    Hey! I’m a midwesterner now in the PNW! (I’m still here in WA though, not back in the midwest like you). I hope things are going well wherever you are living now! I miss MN a lot sometimes!

    1. Whine Less Post author

      Nice to meet you, Becky! I miss the PNW! So beautiful out there. I’m trying not to melt in this humidity right now. So didn’t miss this!

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