About Me

Welcome to my blog!

I am a writer, runner, reader, librarian, artist, adventurer who loves living every day to its fullest. I currently live on the East Coast in NJ after living in Northern California for four years. My goal to train and run a half marathon in 2011 was a huge success – I loved it! Now I’m running whenever I can while working to live a healthier life every day. I finished my first novel in 2010 and am shopping my second while writing my third.

If you’d like to ask a question or just to chat about books, writing or fitness, you can email me – runnersami[at]hotmail[dot]com

  1. Good luck with achieving your dreams.

    I used to live in Sacramento, back in the sixties and early seventies. Now I’m in Central California.

    • teadevotee
    • June 12th, 2010

    Hi there
    Am not doing bloggiesta but am watching proceedings with interest! And thought I would help you out w/ attracting traffic – I’ll be stopping by in future, think your blog is ace!
    Best, Lyndsey

  2. Let me know what you think of The Dead… Hope you like it…

    • Aly Hughes
    • February 12th, 2012

    Just stopping by to say that I’m really enjoying your blog so far! I’m working on my first novel right now. It’s funny, it seemed such a daunting task when I first started, but writing is addictive, isn’t it?

    Cheers! πŸ™‚

      • Aly Hughes
      • March 12th, 2012

      Also, letting you know, that I love your blog and have nominated it for the Versatile Blogger Award. πŸ™‚

  3. I am glad I found your blog, I enjoy it a lot! Keep up the good work πŸ™‚


  4. Love your blog..


  5. Hey, I thought I was the only crazy person trying to combine writing with running – glad to have met a kindred soul! (Well, us and Murakami Haruki). It’s been a miserable winter – snow, then cold, then multiple injuries, so not much running for me. Not much writing either! But now I hope to do plenty of both!

    • I hope so too! It’s hard to make the time to run and write, but I always feel awesome when I’m finished. πŸ™‚ Best wishes with all your endeavors!

  6. I agree, I think running can refresh our brains πŸ™‚

  7. Great blog. I like your fitness blogs and I’m so glad you blog about books too. I’m always looking for a new book to read.

    That must be quite the change going from northern CA to NJ.

    • It was! Fortunately, I was raised on the East Coast, so it wasn’t as much of a transition as it could have been. Glad you found my blog! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi,
    I’ve nominated you for a blogger award!

    Here are the rules for receiving the award: (1) thank the blogger who nominated you (2) include the links to their blogs, (3) include the award image in your post, (4) copy the award image to your site, (5) give seven random facts about yourself, (6) nominate 15 other bloggers for the award, (7) when nominating other bloggers include the links to their sites, and (7) let those bloggers know they’ve been nominated.

  9. Cool blog! I love your “what are you reading” Mondays. It gives me some ideas on what books to be looking out for.

    Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

  10. Nice post. I enjoy running as well

  11. I’m so excited about finding your blog- we have a lot of similar interests and I look forward to reading more! Congrats on your freshly pressed post!

  12. I glad you were freshly press, I love everything about this blog, love reading, writing, I am an artist and stared to run. Need all the motivation. Good day!

  13. Very nice blog! Will follow. Cheers! Gilly

  14. Hello Sam,
    I like your blog site – very similar loves! Just finished a half marathon (UK) this morning – terrible time, despite increasing mileage and giving up alcohol! Good luck with the novel. If you want to be totally confused, have a look at my blog rubbish, then become a follower, which will satisfy my shallow, smug ego. An American lady following me, what a coup that would be…

  15. keep the good work going :))))

  1. August 31st, 2010

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