Editing my life…One step at a time.
This started as a running blog, but little did I realize that it would develop into a life blog.
Leaps of faith have become quite common in my life. I am no stranger to making the most of an experience, reflecting, and moving onwards with what I’ve learned in hand. The discovery of what I’m passionate about came after quite a few cycles of experiences, frustrations, laughter, and tears. Through a history of sports injuries, teaching 9-12th grade physiology through Teach for America , coaching cross country, and a thrill with experiencing new ways to get a good sweat, I will be leaving the classroom after three years to
start over pursue what I feel are the next steps – becoming a certified personal trainer and sports physical therapist.
I’m Kerry. I’m 25 years old and currently live in the Bay Area, California. Three years ago, I did something I never really imagined I would do – leave the East Coast – and live on my own.
I packed up whatever fit in my car, left a little room for my Dad to sit, and drove across the country for my job – 9-12th grade Physiology teacher through Teach for America.
I would say that the majority of my favorite moments have occurred while driving in a car, listening to music, running, or with a camera in hand.
Why San Francisco? Well, it was pretty well imprinted into my mind over the course of 26.2 miles during my first marathon. I vowed to return because I fell in love with California!
As for my title? I admit that it came from an Eric Clapton song while I was figuring out titles, typed in ‘running’ into my itunes and this came up. I was sold. And, when things went crazy my first year teaching and living alone, sometimes all I had was faith that things would someone work out – and they do, slowly and unsuspectingly.
Initially, I decided to write my blog when it became difficult to constantly keep in touch with friends and family on the East coast (rather, anywhere since teaching was a time consuming job). What started out as a pretty small crew reading my blog, has turned into and contributed to one of the best and ongoing experiences I’ve had – connecting with others.
I’ve met some of the most thoughtful, supportive individuals [in person too!] because of Running on Faith. I spent most of my time writing about well, finding the joy in the present, but also continual improvement - whether that’s in career, friendship, health, or life in general – and the tiny setbacks that life likes to throw at us. [ahem, injuries].