The idea of creating this blog came to me in between two college classes while I was eating lunch. The notion behind Run On Organic is to spread knowledge, inspiration, and incredible products that contribute to an active, organic & healthy way of living.
As an athlete, I’ve always had a burning desire to reach my maximum potential physically. This drove me to learn about the most beneficial things to put into my body. Along the way, I’ve discovered that what you put onto your body (cleansers, shampoos, soaps, conditioners, etc) also impacts how your body functions. Once I became more aware of what I put into my body, there was no turning back. A lot of habits were immediately out the window because I could not knowingly keep doing that damage to my body (i.e. drinking sodas, eating lots of empty calories with no nutritional value, consuming all kinds of preservatives in packaged foods). This was the spark that started this mission I’m on: to run on organic fuel. Along the way, I enjoy helping others learn what I have, which will ultimately help us all to become healthier individuals.
I’m a Newlywed!
In December of 2012 I got engaged to a wonderful man, Paul Salyer. We share many similar passions and we are constantly making each other laugh I am lucky he picked me!
How we met:
Paul and I had both been users of Instagram, a popular photo sharing application. By browsing through “liked” photos of those that he “followed,” Paul came across a photo of me to which he thought (in his exact words) “This is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”
Upon looking at this picture, Paul “followed” my account and began to look at the pictures I shared about my runs, organic food, outdoors activities, etc. I checked out his account after noticing that he “followed” me and noticed immediately his incredible good looks and enthusiasm for the outdoors & hiking. For a while we kept up with each others’ photos, “liking” each others photos and occasionally commenting.
I can’t explain or put my finger on what triggered it, but I decided one day to bolding ask him for his e-mail. I just felt strongly compelled to know more about him. He wrote back with his email and I didn’t waste any time in writing him.
We hit it off over e-mail immediately. After several e-mails, I was anxious to speak to him on the phone for the first time. This was another leap of faith, as I am not a “phone person”. What can I say, it just felt right from the get-go.
After the first time we spoke on the phone, I knew that was the end of life as I knew it. He was so easy to talk to. We just clicked. We had so much in common and so much we both enjoyed talking about.
We were so enamored with each other at that point and had yet to meet in person for the first time. The electricity in the airport when he flew to meet me was palpable. He was so devastatingly handsome! I was all about Paul.
Months later he proposed to me at the exact spot in the Indianapolis Airport that we first met in person. It was a dream. He got an applause from some strangers that were on-lookers.
Now we are happily engaged and enjoying every day! Our wedding is about 6 months away and I could not feel luckier nor more excited to marry this phenomenal man. I suppose we have Instagram to thank!
I have been an athlete my entire life:
I’m an avid runner:
We have a black lab mix that we rescued. Her name is Kona and she is nothing short of spoiled.
My beautiful family keeps me inspired and motivated every day.
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My product reviews are written only about brands that I believe are making commendable efforts to make products with good ingredients. That said, the tone of my reviews will always be positive and never slanderous, as my writing style is optimistic and honest, at the same time.
That said, all of the reviews I write favor the product. Some moderately favorable and some highly favorable. If the product was in no way favorable, I would not try it in the first place. Therefore, you will not read a review that shares my immense disappointment in a product.
I feel good about respecting each company I work with and not bashing them. To maintain honesty in my writing, I only work with brands that I believe are creating good things.
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