About Me


ello, if you’ve stumbled across my blog, welcome! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and the purpose of this website.

My name is Teresa. I am first and foremost a mom to 8. Yes, I gave birth to all of them. No, there are no twins. Although my oldest child is from my first marriage, when I was very young, dumb, and immature. My husband and I have been married for coming up on 25 years and have 7 children together. He was my knight in shining armor and is now my solid partner.

I am one of the co-founders of the website JustMommies.com. In its heyday, JustMommies was a booming community for moms and wannabe moms. Forums have since gone to the wayside. While the site still exists I (as well as my sister the other co-founder) are no longer the owners. If you’re bored, you can check out the Wayback machine. It is one of my greatest accomplishments and I am very proud of the work I did on it.

For my day job, I work as an RN in a small community hospital on a hybrid unit. I’m cross trained in many areas and I love what I do. I have a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on leadership. I work full time and I do a whole lot of juggling to get it all done.

In my spare time, I take care of my dad who lives with me. He has dementia. Honestly his stroke, which led to his dementia, by far is the most challenging thing I have ever had to go through.

My hobbies include running, yoga, and strength training. I have ran marathons, half-marathons, 5Ks, 10Ks, and some other odd distances. I’ve completed a few sprint triathlons, but I’m not a very strong swimmer.

I am a Beachbody Coach – still very new at that, but super excited about leading, motivating, and inspiring others. I have been using Beachbody’s performance line and following their workouts for almost 2 years now. I can’t say enough about the results I’ve seen. (However, this is an “About Me” page, so enough of that.)

I am Catholic. So, you will see some articles and blog posts referencing my faith. I believe in tolerance and compassion and hope that my behavior will someone resemble the person I am trying to be. Believe me that is very difficult.

I follow a plant-based diet. I started that about 2 years ago as well. (That has nothing to do with Beachbody but does have a lot to do with my dad’s stroke.) This blog will contain lots of articles on the benefits of a plant-based diet as well. I hope my pictures will tell the story of the muscle you can still build with the power of plant-based protein.

I, also though, am very tolerant of other’s beliefs. I am happy to share mine and what has made me successful, but everyone’s journey is different. You will have to discover your own path.

I hope this gives you a little info about me. I’d be delighted to hear any feedback you have about my site and any requests for blog posts or topics you’d like me to discuss as well.

How to contact me:

You can email me at teresa@runteresarun.com, connect with me on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/runteresa/ or follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/runteresarun/

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