Welcome to Peanut Butter Runner. I’m Jen and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina where I am the general manager of Metro Fitness Club and Metro CrossFit. I am an NASM personal trainer, 200-hour registered yoga teacher, certified group exercise instructor and I completed the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course. In September 2011 I left a six-year career in marketing/advertising (read the story) to pursue fitness full-time.
I blog about a variety of topics including (but not limited to…you never know what you might read here!) what I’m eating, restaurant reviews, recipes, workouts, general fitness/exercise topics, yoga, life balance, career 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.