About The Running Writer

What started as a senior capstone project so I could (finally) graduate college, The Running Writer turned into a resource for ambitious young women that want to crush their goals and tackle the awesome and awful challenge of being an unathletic runner.

I’m Kerry, a 25-year-old writer living underneath a palm tree somewhere in Florida with my temperamental rescue dog, old man Bart.

I’m going to be your personal cheerleader, providing you with encouragement to make better habits, lifestyle changes and run faster and stronger even with NO prior athletic experience.

Yep, that’s right. You don’t have to have “gym class star” on your resume to train for a 5k, 10k, half marathon or even a full marathon.

I know this first hand because I was always the shortest, tiniest and quietest kid in my class, and I assume none of my classmates would have described me as being athletically inclined considering I was always picked last in gym class.

But out of a desperate attempt to simply move when my anxiety was at an all-time high at the age of 20, I jumped on a treadmill and started running.

I didn’t make it very far but little by little I worked my way up to a mile, then to two miles and eventually I was running 5k’s consistently. Two years later I registered for my first half marathon and here I am in 2018 with six half marathons under my belt and much more in the works.

You too can work up to this. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible because you’re a rockstar. But you don’t have to feel as clueless as I did when I started running.

On The Running Writer you’ll find all the inspiration, motivation, tips, tricks and advice you’ll need to start and keep running, discover what’s important to you and accomplish all your big crazy dreams.

To start your running journey on the right foot (pun absolutely intended), I’ve created a downloadable PDF of my three best steps to turn running into a habit that you get for free when you subscribe to my mailing list!

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If you love running, goal setting and grumpy but adorable chihuahua’s, you’re in the right place, my friend.

2 Comments

  1. Ashley

    April 24, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Love this – can’t wait to follow along! And learn some stuff too! I’ve always wanted to get into running so I think your blog will hopefully give me some motivation to actually DO IT this summer! 🙂

    1. kerrygallagher

      April 25, 2017 at 12:47 am

      Thank you Ashley!The hardest part is getting started and making it a habit, but it’s literally just putting one foot in front of the other!

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