About Amy Lauren

Hi everyone! I’m Amy Lauren, also known as The Tiny Terror!

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I live, run, and work in beautiful Charleston, SC, with my husband, Clay. We moved here in 2012, when Clay got a job as a software developer. I work from my home as a technical writer.

I write instruction and training manuals, so blogging is a nice break and chance to be creative. After a hot summer race in 2011, my friend Buddy nicknamed me “The Tiny Terror” (I’m 5’0″). Since the nickname stuck, I chose it for my blog.

As a very short, mostly vegetarian girl growing up in a small southern town known for basketball and barbeque, I never quite fit in. In 2003, after graduating and escaping with minimal emotional difficulties, I headed to Francis Marion University, where I earned my professional writing degree and met Clay.

We loved our alma mater so much that on March 5, 2011, we got married on the campus.

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I started running occasionally as a senior in college to relieve stress and fell in love with it in 2010, when I ran my first 10K. Running kept me sane through job changes, moves, and Clay earning his second degree.

When we moved to Charleston, I joined the TrySports Mt. Pleasant run club to meet new friends, signed up for a training program, and ran several half marathons and a full marathon. I’m now an ambassador for TrySports Mt. Pleasant, where I represent them in the community by volunteering at races and group runs.

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After running distances from 5K to the marathon, I’m sticking with the short stuff for now. Since I work at home, running is my social life, and I love supporting local races, charities, and runners, including beginning runners. Local 5Ks show the joy running can bring anyone, from the speedy guys to the Couch-to-5Kers. The Charleston running community is welcoming and supportive, and I love being a part of it. Clay started running last year, so it’s fun sharing it with him too.

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When I’m not running, I’m busy with technical writing, painting, yoga, volunteering, trying new restaurants, exploring the world of home ownership, and travelling. We love cruises, weekend getaways and enjoying Charleston life!

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6 Responses to About Amy Lauren

  1. Tony says:

    HI, Amy. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am looking forward to checking yours out. Keep up the good work!

  2. Really liked your blog – especially the hand-drawn graphics (my fave was the woman with the sweat dripping off of her)!

  3. Hi Amy! I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog–I love reading other runner’s blogs. :) also. What type of yoga do you do?

    What’s your email, by the way?

    • Amy Lauren says:

      Hi Linda! You can email me using the link on the side of the page :).

      I like really gentle yoga and deep stretches from running, I’d rather do that than hot yoga or anything tough (I look at yoga as a recovery exercise not a workout). I also like a class called BodyFlow, which is a combination of yoga, tai chi, and pilates.

  4. Hi Amy! This is my first time stopping by. I am looking to relocate to the Charleston area. Any ideas or help with writing jobs down there? I am a runner and writer for my own running blog :) Thanks for sharing your story!

  5. Rookienotes says:

    Very nice blog you’ve got here. You’ve encouraged me to do some running <3

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