If you’re reading this, you probably know me. If you don’t, then you should :).
I’m Amy Lauren. I live in Charleston, SC, but you wouldn’t know it when I open my mouth to talk. And no, I’m not sure of what dialect of Southern I speak :).
I’m 28 years young, but constantly get asked which high school I run cross country for and if I can drive. I grew up in a small town known for basketball and BBQ, but ironically, I’m a very short vegetarian. My hometown has three stoplights and no Wal-Mart, but it feels like home and probably always will.
After escaping high school with minimal emotional difficulties, I went to Francis Marion University, where I spent 4 of the most awesome years of my life, majoring in everything but graduating with a degree in Professional Writing. As a stressed out college senior, I fell in love with running around the campus- and I haven’t looked back. I started taking running seriously in 2010. I love distance running and play around (err, cross train) with weights and yoga.
When I started road racing, my friend Buddy gave me the nickname The Tiny Terror. From 5Ks to marathons, the nickname stuck, and I’ve earned a reputation for being very small and very fast. I love to outrun guys and anyone with legs longer than mine.
To make the big girl bucks, I work as a Technical Writer. If you’re interested in technical writing and want to know how I wound up in this field, check out my blog series on my technical writing journey (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). I also write restaurant reviews for PeeDeeFoodie.com, Yelp, and occasionally help friends with freelance type projects. You can view my portfolio here.
On March 5, 2011, I married my college sweetheart, Clay. We’re enjoying married life so far! We met in a college anatomy class, and no, we were not lab partners (although the professor occasionally used him as a model for the muscular system). He spends a lot of time in the gym and runs the occasional 5K, supporting my long-distance running hobby from the finish line.
As for our future, Clay completed his computer science (2nd!) degree and graduated on May 5, 2012. In June, he accepted a job and we moved to Charleston, SC, to start our life here. We’re proud to call West Ashley home and love running and racing in our beautiful city!