About

My name is Jane, and I am a 28 year old UCF Graduate, living in Orlando, Florida.

My Graduation Day!

I started blogging for fun on and off several years ago. I’ve always had a passion for writing, and blogging gives me the chance to do so – when I can find the time in between work, working out and being a new mom.

I have been married for just over a year to my best friend, Brett, who I met in college and fell head over heals over. He was a cute, frat boy who was a drummer in a punk rock band, and I just knew I had to have him! :)

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We got married at the beautiful South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, Florida and it was the BEST day of my life!

We have a dog named Winston that we got together back in college, and he has quite the personality.

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Until just recently, my wedding day would have been the BEST day of my life.. so I actually just lied earlier.

The NEW BEST day of my life was when my daughter Rylee was born. It was such an incredible moment that Brett and I had the privilege to experience and it brought us closer together than ever.

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6 pound 6 ounce Newborn Rylee

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My blog has definitely taken more of a motherly experiences turn, from my previous genre of fitness and food posts.

Fitness has been a huge part of my life ever since I was very young, playing soccer and then transitioning into dance which became a huge love of mine. I ended up quitting soccer and started dancing full time. Everything from ballet and tap to jazz and hip hop. Dance became my world all the way through high school where joined the dance team and got to perform at pep rallies, football games and national competitions.

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High School Dance Team Photo

I also started working out on my own and grew to love running and lifting weights in my free time. I’ve continued to do so throughout college and still do today. I  really enjoy finding new and interesting ways to workout and be active. Whether it be taking a dance class at a new studio, playing a sport, signing up at a new gym or registering in races.

Flag Football Last year

Flag Football League

When I discovered the excitement of training and competing in races, I was hooked! I started off with a 5k and gradually worked my way up to farther distances. But my two biggest accomplishments so far, in terms of races, was completing my first (and only as of right now) triathlon.

The start….

Orlando Women's Triathlon: Oct24

… and finish of my triathlon.

I love variety in my workout routine, so training for a tri was a great experience. Every day’s training is a bit different and you get such an amazing and well-rounded workout each time. It was such an amazing accomplishment to cross that finish line!

And the other accomplishment that I am very proud of is completing my first half marathon.

Crossing the finish line of my first half marathon!

I participated in a Disney Princess Half Marathon and was so proud to finish! I really enjoyed training for this as well and pushing myself to the limit to complete in my goal time, which was 2.5 hours!

My life is a whirlwind of excitement now that Rylee is here and I’m learning more and more everyday about how to be a great wife, mother, homeowner, employee and fitness guru. There is always so much to learn and experience and I look forward to everyday I get to do so.

Sharing my thoughts and experiences here on MySqueakySneakers is my ME time. It’s my escape from the craziness of everyday life and a way for me to share my experiences with others as I grow and learn along with my readers and my family.

 

10 Comments on About

  1. jaredrexclark
    November 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Congrats on doing a triathlon! I am sure that wasn’t easy to train for, so I tip my hat to you!!

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    • Jane
      November 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much! It was a great accomplishment! I loved training for it, actually. Lots of diverse workouts and swimming was fun because it was such a different type of exercise than I was used to. I would highly recommend participating in one if you want a great challenge!

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      • jaredrexclark
        November 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm (4 years ago)

        Welcome! I am sure it helped if you loved the training. Swimming or any sort of water workout is great for the body. I am coming off an injury but hope to slowly get back into running later this month. I think my first goal is to be able to run in 5Ks and then go from there. I haven’t had the desire to ever run in a marathon or in a triathlon, but maybe one day that will change.

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        • Jane
          November 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm (4 years ago)

          Swimming is great for the body! Sorry to hear about your injury, hoping you recover soon! Starting off small is a great idea. I started racing with a 5k first, too. It’s so much fun and keeps you looking forward to new distances and challenges. Good luck to you!

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          • jaredrexclark
            November 10, 2013 at 12:32 am (4 years ago)

            Thanks! I feel like I am on the right track, and recently bought a new mattress which should help me out. I ran in one 5K before I got hurt. The injury has been off and on for a long time. Swimming is a great, great workout!!

          • Jane
            November 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm (4 years ago)

            Welcome! Keep up the great work! You’ll be back at it in no time!

          • jaredrexclark
            November 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm (4 years ago)

            Thanks! It is all a process and it will only go up from here!!

          • Jane
            November 12, 2013 at 7:18 am (4 years ago)

            Great attitude! Keep it up!

          • jaredrexclark
            November 12, 2013 at 10:38 am (4 years ago)

            Thanks! We don’t control a lot of things in life, but we have complete control over attitude and effort. I would say those are two powerful tools!

          • Jane
            November 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm (4 years ago)

            Absolutely!

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