Why, hello there!

In the event that you don’t want to read the long “about me story” below, here are just a few things that I love that make me, well, me! Slobbery puppy kisses. Being goofy.  Annoying my husband. Encouraging people.  The 80s.  Dresses I can twirl around in.  The redeeming love of God.  Peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Singing off tune.  Brightly colored tennis shoes.  The sound of babies giggling.  Lip gloss.  Thunderstorms.  The smell of fresh cut grass.  But most of all, I love life and all of the twists and turns that come with it.

{Just in case you’re wondering, I have never
tried to eat asphalt and hopefully never will.}

Hi, I’m Gina! I’m new to the blogging world so bear with me.  I’m running my first marathon this year in honor of my brother and I was looking for a way to include my family and friends on that journey. Maybe even inspire some people along the way to start their own journey.  Noshing on Asphalt is a nod to two important aspects of who I am.  My clean eating lifestyle and my zeal for running.

Me and my love.

I’m married to my best friend Jody and we live with our two furry children in a place where the people talk slow, the tea is sweet, and you can find just about any gross insect imaginable.  That’s right, I live in the South.  Mississippi to be exact.  I have to admit that I’m not actually from here but I consider myself a transplant.  I grew up a nomadic military brat and this is where I have planted my roots.

I’ve lived here for 9 years but, honestly, I have yet to fall in love with the 95 degree/90% humidity summers. {I miss snow and having four seasons.} Although I complain about the heat and missing the snow, I know I’m really lucky to live in a climate that supports my running habit almost all year long.  Besides, south Mississippi is gorgeous and not as behind the times as most Yankees (haha, just kidding!) people think.

My furry children Riley (the dog) and Angel (the cat)

I have always had a passion for healthy living and motivating people to embrace healthier lifestyles.  It absolutely breaks my heart to know that this generation of children has a shorter life expectancy than their parents.  Our nation is facing a huge health epidemic and what saddens me even more is it’s a completely avoidable one.  The good news? Our future’s not written! It’s time to get out there and get moving!

6 thoughts on “Why, hello there!

  1. Gina,
    You are so awesome! You have blossomed into such a beautiful young lady, and it sounds like a healthy one too! I will be anxiously awaiting to hear about the marathon in Washington; you show them what a Southern girl can do! I know your brother will be looking down on you with such love and pride. I so much miss the days of seeing you at JCP when we’d come on Sundays and take Megan to lunch (and you, when you’d let us!). I still think you two should have been sisters!! Because Mr. Jimmy and I feel like your parents! God bless you and Jody. We love you both!!!

    • Thank you Ms. Belva! I promise to show ’em at the marathon what a Southern girl can do! 🙂 I miss having lunch with you, Mr. Jimmy, and Meg, too. Y’all will always be my adopted family!

    • Oh, no!! I’ve gone down several time but haven’t been, uh, privileged enough to taste it yet (I’m quick with my hands). Face plants, black toenails, bizarre tan lines are all things nobody tells you about before you get addicted… How exciting about your first marathon!! Which one are you running?

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