Welcome to Peanut Butter Runner. I’m Jen and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am an NASM personal trainer, 200-hour registered yoga teacher, certified group exercise instructor, CrossFit coach, marketing and social media freelancer and soon to be published author. My plank and core training book will be released April 2015! In September 2011 I left a six-year career in marketing/advertising (read the story) to pursue fitness and writing as my full-time work. These days I spend my time teaching yoga, CrossFit and circuit training, training clients, writing and doing marketing and communications for Metro Fitness CLT.
I blog about a variety of topics including (but not limited to…you never know what you might read here!) what I’m eating, recipes, workouts, general fitness/exercise topics, yoga, life balance, career development and my sweet golden retriever, Sullie.
Let’s talk about the “Runner” part of my blog name because you’ll notice I didn’t include running in my topic list. When I started this blog three years ago I was training for the Marine Corps Marathon. Running was my first fitness love but over the past two years it’s become less important to me. I still enjoy going out for 3-5 mile runs but my days of half and full marathons are on hold for right now. What’s working best for me at this moment is almost daily yoga practices, 2-3 CrossFit or other strength workouts a week and running 1-2 times a week.
And yes…I eat a lot of peanut butter.