Thank you so much for visiting my site!
I am Corrie Leigh Anderson! I live in Nashville with my husband, P, my doggies Lainee Lou Hou and Martleby Jones Williams, Jr. Anderson Zoom, III, and my plants!
A common theme in my life during the past few years has been about the importance of balance in terms of nourishing your brain, body, heart, spirit, and social connections. I was talking with a friend one day about what I've learned and said, 'All of it is important, its all the stuff you need to live a well rounded open hearted life.'
The more I started paying attention to things in my life with equal importance, the happier I became.
This site is an exploration of activities we need to maintain a balanced life, including cooking and growing real, whole foods, staying active, taking risks, reaching goals, reading books, cultivating social connections, and keeping my brain busy! All of it!
I have a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, which is the scientific study of purposeful human movement, including the physiological, biomechanics, and psychological components. I focused on Psychology and Sociology of Sport, Proper Nutrition to Enhance Athletic Performance, Fueling During Prolonged Activity, Parent Influence and Contribution to Childhood Overweight and Obesity, and Implications for the Development of Healthy Lifestyle Habits among Children.
I am the Head Coach for Girls on the Run at Julia Green Elementary School here in Nashville. I am also a member of Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee's Board of Directors.
I ran my first MARATHON in April 2015, and was ready to complete my next marathon this past April but was sidelined by a silly frustrating IT band injury.
I'm hoping to come back stronger and am signed up to run the Chicago Marathon in October 2016. <-- I DID come back stronger and finished the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 9th.
My next mission is a long distance trail race and eventually an ultramarathon!
I also love half marathons, and have completed eight so far!
Eating healthy has always been a priority for me, I noticed the effect certain types of food had on me at a young age. I distinctly remember going to a Timberwolves game when I was in Elementary School and ordering veggies and dip as my 'treat'. I knew it was important for health reasons to eat well, but I also had an instinct that certain foods made me feel awful.
THINGS ABOUT ME - IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF IMPORTANCE