Hello and welcome to The Singing Runner!
I’m Katy, a 23-year-old living, running, swimming, and cycling in and around the Washington, DC area!
I would not say that I am the most interesting person in the world. I work a lot, I workout a lot, and I sleep not nearly enough. I have a dry sense of humor and I am socially awkward and quiet. I love wine but drink cheap beer if I go out because it’s…well cheap.
I love to run and compete in triathlons, although I would not consider myself to be extremely competitive in either. I place myself above a “hobby jogger” but below “kick-ass, inspiring runner.” I may not look like your stereotypical runner/ triathlete type, but I work hard and give 110% when I am training for something (which is pretty much all the time) so take that for what it’s worth.
The name of this blog is a bit misleading because, while I do run, I definitely no longer sing (in public… in my car is another story). I graduated from Jacksonville University in December 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre and have not set foot on a stage since (not even drunken karaoke).
I was born and raised in Florida but moved to the District in August 2012 with my now pointless college degree to fulfill my lifelong dream of living in the political mecca of the world. I started as an intern with Girls on the Run DC in the fall and now balance two jobs as an administrative assistant at a law firm and working 30+ hours a week at a running store, both of which have nothing to do with my college background.
I am anxiously awaiting to hear back from graduate schools to see if I was accepted and can start a Masters in Public Health degree to get on the road to actually feeling settled in my life. I am also a USATF Certified Level 1 Track and Field Coach and studying to become an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer.
Moving to the DC area has been an interesting experience and I am still trying to make it feel like “home.” So I hope that you will stick around to read the ramblings of a young 20-something who is trying to make friends in a new city, working 40+ hours a week, stressing about money, obsessively checking Google for new races to run, and trying to fit in run/swim/bike workouts in the middle of it all!