It’s true, I live to run and I love yoga.  I’ve been running for over 10 years and have proudly finished the New York City Marathon, Chicago Marathon and Boston Marathon.  I’ve run more half- marathons than I can count and can’t tell you the last time I ran a 5k.  When I run, I run long.

Maine Half!

Maine Half!

Yoga keeps me going and restores both my body and my mind.  In January 2013 I became a 200- hour registered yoga teacher through South Boston Yoga.  I practice multiple times a week, usually in my living room with the sunrise and occasionally I teach a class in the community.

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I’m a 28-year old marketing professional living in Boston with my fiance, Michael and our Siamese, Twila.  I started blogging in 2011 in the midst of a career crisis.  Having spent most of my college days competing in Division 1 Nordic Skiing I felt like I knew more about being an athlete and living a healthy, active lifestyle than I did about chemistry.  Hoping to make the quantum leap from chemistry to marketing I started blogging and building my brand.  I started off sharing my lessons and experiences in running and yoga which has evolved to sharing recipes, healthy foods, my favorite fitness gear, adventures from my healthy life and so much more!

Want to know more?

  • My fiance and I met running.  We got engaged in yoga.  Yes, I’m serious.
  • I love to eat but find cooking to be a chore.  My fiance is usually behind the recipes you find here, he’s the cook. Baking though, that’s all me.
  • Ice cream is my guilty pleasure.
  • You’ll find me at a barre class at least once a week.  It’s my third favorite workout.
  • I was a 2013 Athleta Sponsored athlete and am a POPSUGAR Ambassador.  I also work with brands like Lucy Activewear, New Balance, Dole and many others.

Questions?  Thoughts?  Find me here and get in touch!

27 responses

  1. Loved learning more about you- especially since we have so much in common! I’m a D1 cross country runner and I can’t wait to run the Nike Women’s marathon!! Awesome blog :)

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  2. Hi! Inspiring story, I am glad I found your blog. I combined running and yoga one month ago on a two month journey to discover the benefits. The combo leaves me feeling euphoric, satisfied and accomplished/confident. It is better than chocolate and wine! I hope to learn from your posts and continue following. Congrats on the career change.

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  3. Hello Whitney! I am so happy I have found your blog, it is a huge inspiration for me! Congratulations on your big achievements! I am a starting runner and yogi, falling gradually in love with both, and people like you are big role models for me! Thank you!

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  4. So glad I found your blog!! I just got my personal trainer certification and am really starting to look in to yoga teacher training!! I completely agree that yoga and running go hand in hand… it is the #1 way I combat my IT band issues. Excited to be your newest follower.

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    • Hi Elizabeth! Congrats on your CPT! Sounds like we have similar stories! I definitely recommend YTT, it will change your life! Thanks for reading LiveRunLoveYoga!

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  5. I discovered yoga during my unemployment stint in 2009 too. It couldn’t have come at a better time! So glad I found your blog (via C’n’C) and **Good luck** in Boston!!

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  6. People who are sporty are normally very fit and healthy . Thats the best thing about the sports side. I am not a sporty kind of person but i admire people like you!

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  7. Good story… Good luck with the Big 5. Inspirational! I too am an avid yogi who has recently started running again in my late 40’s. I love the combination of the two. Have you tried any yin yoga? Long held poses that stretch the connective tissue around the joints. I put together poses particularly for runners and it’s a good yin and restorative practice during the week.

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  10. OH FUN! I am so glad I found you – a fellow Bostonian who loves to run and loves yoga-ish workouts (my love of barre classes is what I mean by “ish”). SUCH a good combo with running, isn’t it?? I’m running my first marathon this fall – and it just so happens to be Chicago!! SO SO SO excited!! Looking forward to reading more! :)

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    • Thanks Jessica! Barre classes are great too! I do love them. I ran Chicago last fall! Check out the category Marathons and Running! You’ll see my reviews and training plan and recap from the race and lots more! You picked a good one!

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  12. Hello Whitney! I noticed that you joined Boston Bloggers (Erin JUST sent the email talk about fast stalking skills on my part haha). I love that one of your goals is to run the big 5 races – that’s inspiring! I just ran my first half (the B.A.A) last Sunday and I plan on running a couple more before the Boston Marathon <– first marathon and I ma running on a charity team (Marathon Strides Against MS). I look forward to following your blog and reading about your running/yoga journies!

    PS what running club do you belong to? I might joing L street running club but not sure yet.

    ~Sam @ SamanthainTraining.com

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    • Hi Sam! I love your fast stalking skills, it’s impressive! Congrats on running the B.A.A. Half! I ran that last year and PR’d there. It is one of my all time favorite half marathons! That’s great your running Boston for Charity. I’m applying right now to try and run with Team in Training. We will see if I get in…keep your fingers crossed! Boston being your first marathon will be amazing! I will definitely be following your blog! I run with Social Boston Sports Community Runs. They are the perfect way to start your week with runs of 3,5, and 7 miles. I actually just stumbled upon the L street club, literally, I went to the bathroom there during a 20 mile run and they were all meeting up, I was like um, is this a running group?? They were so nice and asked me and my boyfriend if we wanted to run with them. Turns out they were doing the same loop we were and the volunteers doing the water stops offered us some. I’ve been meaning to check it out since then. If your ever looking for a running partner let me know…you should have my email now!

      -Whit

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      • I hope you get on the Team in Training! If so, does that mean you’ll run the Boston Marathon nexy year??? Ahh so exciting we’ll definitely have to run together at some point. My friend is on the L street running club and told me so many great things about it. The downside is I don’t live near Southie so parking / meeting up might get tough. But I do live right near the commuter rail so it’s a possibility : ) Looking forward to meeting you at the next bloggers outing!

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