Stay Great, My Girl is all about cheering you on in running + fitness.
Here you’ll find training resources, healthy recipes, running tips, and a bit of my own running journey.
Who’s behind the blog? Hi! I’m Charlotte, and I’m really glad that you’re here. I love Jesus above all else and though my flaws and shortcomings are many, I’m crazy grateful that I get to be a daughter of the King. The cute guy next to me is my husband and we’re really obsessed with our dog. We’re native East Coasters living in Southern California, and we love hiking and exploring new places together. I work in foster care and teach group fitness. I eat a mostly plant-based diet and am passionate about staying active and strong for a healthy, joyful life.
I’m a huge fan of the Philadelphia Eagles (WORLD CHAMPS!), horses, and Fixer Upper re-runs. I take my coffee strong with a splash of almond milk and I use way too many exclamation points in professional work emails. I’ve been running ever since I was old enough to sign up for track (4th grade) and have completed 10 half-marathons and 3 full marathons since 2013. But, I was never a naturally gifted athlete or the fastest girl on the team – and I’ve had to fight hard against my insecurities and challenges for every finish line. And man, it’s been SO worth it. I’m currently training for my fourth 26.2 and am documenting the inexplicable joy (and inevitably, the challenges) of running + fitness. It’s an honor to share my love for the sport with you and I hope pieces of my journey will encourage you to go after your own goals.
So, what does Stay Great My Girl mean, anyway? When I was in college, my Pop-Pop used to send me letters, cards of encouragement, and coupons for Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (my love language). In one particular letter, he signed off with saying “Stay great, my girl”, and it just stuck with me ever since. We were incredibly close, and his kind words always carried great weight for me. He went to Heaven in December of 2014, and I miss him immensely.
Just as he encouraged me, I hope that SGMG will encourage you – and remind you that you are not only capable of great things, but deeply loved, too – exactly as you are.
I’d love to connect with you! Let’s chat about running, faith, life, collaborations, and everything in between.
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