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 Ā – whether that’s in career, friendship, health, or life in general – and the tiny setbacks that life likes to throw at us. [ahem, injuries].

If this is your first time reading my blog, welcome.Ā 


12 Responses to About

  1. katie says:

    hey girl! wow, we have so much in common..thank you so much for commenting on my blog-i cannot WAIT to read more of yours!

  2. lpskins says:

    Hey Kerry, thanks for such an open and honest comment. I LOVE the name of your blog–it’s beautiful. I can already tell that your spirit must light up the room. I’m jealous of your Northern Cali living!

  3. I admire your fearless faith. How empowering it must be to move to a new area and make your own way!

  4. Hey Kerry!!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! Did you/are you working for TFA? I’ve always been interested in teaching so I definitely gave it some thought throughout the years. Good to hear that you like teaching so much!

    Love your sidebar pic šŸ™‚

  5. Jennifer says:

    I love the title of your blog! Running on faith can mean so many things. It’s great to see that you’re so open about who your source of being comes from. Glad you got back into running. I’m about to run a half marathon in March and I’m so pumped!


  6. I recently found your blog & am also a runner šŸ™‚
    Great pictures of the national parks– Yellowstone is SO beautiful

    Look forward to reading more!

  7. Hi there! Thanks for commenting on my blog šŸ™‚ Yay for Northern California! Wow, NY, how wonderful! I’ve never been lucky enough to go. To answer your question, yup, I’m in the Bay Area. Love it!

  8. katyainsf says:

    I’m from SF too! Yayy that I found your blog – all of us Bay Area peeps need to stick together! :-))

  9. Tiffany says:

    Hey! I love your page name! As I came across your site from another blog and I was reading your About me section, I realized we have so much in common! I am (this year) a first year teacher. What do you teach? I teach 1st graders. I moved (not as far as you) several states away from where I am from. I love to take pictures hence my picture blog: tiffany-lifeinpictures.blogspot.com. and although it sounds like you have been running for a long time, I am a beginner and am doing my first half-marathon this spring (halfmarathontrainee.blogspot.com) Good Luck with everything!

  10. California sounds amazing! I look forward to reading more about you! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  11. Hey there! I’m so glad you’re reevaluating your life and goals, and it seems like you’re very happy doing so. I wish you all the best! If you’d ever like to get together for a run or just a coffee, drop me a line. Stay well! šŸ™‚

  12. Hey, Kerry — Just found your blog for the first time through Aron’s. Love it! I’m particularly interested in reading more about your NASM certification stuff. I was a teacher for 6 years, but I’ve always had a secret passion for exercise physiology & athletic training. Looking forward to reading more. šŸ™‚

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