Welcome to Peanut Butter Runner. I’m Jen and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a personal trainer, yoga teacher, marketing and social media freelancer, blogger and published author. In September 2011 I left a six-year career in marketing and advertising (read the story) to pursue fitness, yoga and writing as my full-time work.
My most important job is mom to my son, Finn. He was born in May 2018 and has rocked my world in all the best ways. I enjoyed writing about my pregnancy journey on my blog – you can read all about it, trimester by trimester! I’m now sharing motherhood not in a traditional “mom blog” way but rather through my lens of how I’m balancing my career, fitness and cooking and eating well with caring for Finn.
I am passionate about empowering women around their strength – physical, emotional and spiritual. I believe in sharing openly and honestly, both through the highs and lows of life. My goal through my work is to help others feel more at home in their bodies and hearts and to fully embrace the infinite power and love that lives within all of us.
I published two books in 2015, Ultimate Plank Fitness: 101 Plank Exercises for a Strong Core, Killer Abs…and a Killer Body and The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions: Learn How to Invert, Float and Fly with Inversions and Arm Balances. Both are available for purchase from Amazon and major retailers.
I started Peanut Butter Runner in 2010 and 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, running, general fitness/exercise topics, yoga, life balance, career development and my life with Finn and my two sweet golden retrievers, Sullie and Zoey. Sullie is 12 and Zoey is 3. I am a crazy dog mom and I don’t deny it!
And yes…I eat a lot of peanut butter. It’s a daily requirement around here. 🙂