About me

Hey there! I’m Colleen, and welcome to Colleen On the Run. I’ve been reading “healthy living,” fitness, and running blogs for about 2 years now, and I get so much inspiration and good advice from them that I had a desire to join that community myself.

I’m 25 and currently live in Portland, Oregon with my boyfriend, Jacob.

Until recently, I worked a VERY hectic job as a community organizer for a nonprofit grassroots public education advocacy organization. I left my job at the end of February due to budget constraints at the organization, and I’m currently taking some much needed downtime for myself before I go back to grad school in the fall for a Masters degree in Education Policy.

The good news about my freed up schedule is that I have more time to do the things I love! I’m a very active runner, and am currently participating in my second season of marathon training with Team in Training! I’ve always been athletic and did crew in college at Colgate University, but started running a lot more once I graduated. I ran my first half marathon in January 2010 and got hooked on racing! I ran a few more halfs before I decided to sign up for a full, and I completed my first marathon – the Portland Marathon – in October! Training for it with TNT and running the marathon were such great experiences that I’m back out there doing it again. I’ll also talk about my trials and tribulations of training.

I hope you find something you like here, and feel free to email me at colleenontherun@gmail.com at any time!

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