Hi! I’m Liv, and I’m a junior studying political science and public policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Living a “healthy” life looks a lot different as a college student living in a dorm, but making the effort to eat well and work out is worth it, even though college can be a really busy time…often without a lot of sleep.
I started blogging to share ideas for eating healthy in college and to write about finding balance. To me, being healthy means running lots of miles and eating healthy foods that I love, but also enjoying some not-so-healthy food sometimes, too. I’ve lived in a dorm for three years of college so far and have never had a meal plan, so the dorm kitchens and I have become well acquainted.
I love running and I typically run about 35-40 miles per week. Although I ran track and cross country in high school, I run just for fun with friends and for stress relief now. I still love road races and did my first half marathon when I was 16. I’ve done a handful more since then, with a personal best time of 1:31. Sometime in the next year or two, I hope to train for my first marathon. You can check out my running story here!
To fuel all my running, I eat A LOT. I love healthy food, so roasted vegetables, giant salads, and every kind of fruit make me happy. I also have a major sweet tooth– super dark chocolate and ice cream with lots of chocolate-y mix-ins are my weaknesses. I’ve also loved to cook and bake since before I can remember.
On my blog, I share some of my favorite recipes, easy snacks, quick meals to make in a dorm room, and a little of my life. I’d love for you to follow along!
Feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org