About Teresa

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Finish line photo: Austin Marathon 2016

Hi! I’m Teresa! Welcome to my running blog; I’m glad you dropped by! This blog is the space in which I share my thoughts about running, and express the joy that running brings to my life. I’m a barefoot runner who began running in 2005, and who began running sans shoes about a year and a half later (long before the book Born to Run made barefoot running cool). I like to run all distances. The longest distance I’ve run 50k, but I hope to run a 50 miler one day soon!

In December 2015, I set two running goals for 2016: to run at least a mile every single day, and to run 2015 miles. By midnight December 31, 2015, I had run every single day of the year, logging 2042 miles total. I am now an official member of the United States Running Streak Association! My streak continues; I logged 2112 miles in 2016, and 2300 miles in 2017. I am now into year four of my running streak, and my goal for 2018 is to match match my 2017 mileage (we’re expecting twin grandsons in June, so I’m not sure how my mileage will pan out this year). I keep track of my runs on Strava.com. You can look for me, and follow my progress, by searching for my Strava handle: Barefoot Teresa.

My husband Phillip, also a runner, and I spend our time between San Antonio (where he practices pharmacy) and Austin (where I teach gluten-free cooking classes and give private gluten-free cooking lessons). In addition to our mutual love of running, we share a deep faith in God, and fanatical adoration of our grandchildren.

hubby

Our hyper-protective Anatolian Shepherd-Great Pyrenees mix Cleo and our rascally Brussels-griffon mix (rescued July 5th, 2017 #adoptdontshop) Kolbe travel up and down I-35 with us. Kolbe is somewhat a running dog, or he is when the urge hits him just right! Cleo is not a running dog, but we passionately love her anyway!

cleo

brussels-griffon mix

When I am not playing with our grandchildren, running, or working, I’m in the kitchen cooking, baking, researching, and experimenting. Two of our children and I have Celiac Disease. In order to create delectable and healthy gluten-free treats and meals for our family, I use only the most wholesome of ingredients. We are a family of runners, so we need to eat in a way that helps our bodies support the demands we place upon them. Food also, however, contains a spiritual element; a dish made with the most pure, wholesome, minimally processed ingredients, that pleases the palate as well as the stomach, mind, and soul, becomes much more than just a means to ingest calories.It becomes an experience. If you are interested in eating gluten-free, I invite you to visit Deglutenized and Delicious, the blog where I publish my gluten-free recipes.

If you find something that interests you either running related on this blog, or food-related on my food blog, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you!!!

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