Welcome to Run Eat Repeat – a running, food and healthy living blog!
Hi! I’m Monica – Welcome to RER! I LOVE running, eating, traveling and finding health hacks to share with you!
I’m a Holistic Health Coach and certified Running Coach – but it took quite a journey to get to this place! I was a chubby kid and gained more and more weight through high school. I felt fat and self conscious ALL the time and it took over every minute of my life.
After high school I started walking to lose weight. Eventually I was walking a few miles every day and got bored… so I mixed in a lil running. Then, a lil bit more… until I was running 5 miles at a time. It made me feel good!
At this point I was in college and working a part time job. A co-worker heard I ran and suggested we do a 10K race.
No thanks – I can’t run a race.
I’m not a real runner!
I don’t run that much!
I run slow.
I’m still overweight!
But he convinced me… and he’s super funny so I knew if nothing else we’d have a good laugh.
And that race changed everything.
Running a 10K gave me the confidence to run outside for the first time. (Oh, I should mention that up until this point I was running on a treadmill because I was too self conscious to run outside.)
From there I was inspired and decided I wanted to run a half marathon.
And the rest is Run Eat Repeat history…
I was born and raised in southern California. I’m a natural redhead from a Mexican American family – which was always a topic of conversation growing up and maybe helped me accept being a lil different?
I started Run Eat Repeat almost 9 years ago (!!!) to document training for my first marathon and as a diet log. I was a chubby kid and always struggled with my weight. In college I tried every diet out there – Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, the cabbage soup diet… I could go on!
The scale would go up and down and up again as I starved myself… then binged and repeat.
The summer after high school I started to go on walks to get some exercise and help with my weight loss. At first I’d walk with a friend or my mom. But after the summer ended they were too busy and I had to walk alone. So I went to my Grams’ to walk on her treadmill. Eventually I started to get bored of walking and ran a lil bit.
Then, I ran a lil bit more. Eventually I was running about 5 miles (albeit slow). When a friend heard this they convinced me to run a 10K with them. I reluctantly agreed.
I was scared. I had never run outside – only the treadmill!! But I ran that 10K and had fun with my friend -> he was a very fun friend – I highly recommend running with someone extra fun!
From there I decided I wanted to run a half marathon… the running bug bit me and I was in!
Since starting “RER” I have lost 20 pounds, completed over 50 half marathons and 30 full marathons!
I fell in love with running and now I want to help you fall in love with it too.
Or if you already love running – I want to help you run faster, stay on track, get motivated, show up, run your first race and hit all your goals!
I never expected this blog to turn into a way for me to connect with so many people. I love running and eating and I LOVE being able to help others that want tips on living a healthy lifestyle.
I want to share my story and I also want to help you hit your goals. If you have any questions or need some support feel free to reach out to me. Leave a comment on my latest post, on Instagram, Facebook or email me.
I am a certified Health Coach and Running Coach. I create training plans and recipes. I document my life, running, travel and more. If you have questions on what I’m doing or have a tip to share with others – feel free to leave a comment on that post.
Monica in a nutshell: – Red headed Mexican girl from Southern CA willing to embarrass herself on the internet daily right here for your viewing pleasure.
I grew up outside of Los Angeles in a small-ish city for the area. I went to Catholic school where I was the only ginger and maybe a lil bit of a weirdo… maybe a lot of a weirdo?
I went to high school and college in the area and moved to Long Beach for a year after that. The Long Beach Marathon is one of my favorites because I used to run on parts of the course.
I love: Running, Eating, watermelon, ice cream, jokes
I don’t love: Falling in public, gum in my hair or dogs that bite
I started this blog to document my weight loss journey and write about running my first marathon. I never expected it to grow into the massive success that it has. Run Eat Repeat has been named a top running blog and top weight loss blog several times. Support and love from readers like you have helped to grow this lil ol’ thing into a business that takes most of my time to run. (Run! Pun intended.)
Thank you for following along as I run around the world and share my delicious eats too! So far I’ve run in Las Vegas, Disney World, Alaska, New York, Jerusalem and so many more places!
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