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My name is Julie, and I have lived in Southern California my entire life.  My interests include cooking+baking, writing, and fitness.  I graduated from college with a bachelor's in psychology in 2006 and received my doctorate in 2011.

I ran sprints in high school (200m and 400m were my main events, along with some of the relays) and never thought I could run more than a mile.  Lo and behold, in 2006, I ran my first race and have not left the game since.

This blog was started in 2006 in an attempt to capture my race memories in sort of a virtual "scrapbook."  Along the way, I started blogging about running gear, restaurants, and pretty much everything that has become a part of my life since picking up "a case of the runs."

Disclaimer: Please use your own discretion as you read any health advice given here, as the material on this blog is largely based on my own experiences and opinions.

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Recurring Cast Members:

"The Ukrainian," the unfortunate nickname I've given my husband on here, is an electrical engineer and a part-time instructor.  His current PRs are 1:29 for the half-marathon and 3:20 for the full.   We got engaged in 2011 and were married in 2012 (wedding-related posts are here).


"Baby Tuesday"  is our precious first-born. You can read my pregnancy updates here.

www.acaseoftheruns.com


Pet Siblings:


Meowmie: She He (see HERE for explanation) is the family cat, coming to us in February 2010 and made our house herhis new home.

    Bruno: He is the family dog, randomly purchased as a puppy in December 2010. He is medium-sized and highly energetic.







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    Blog Policies:

    Giveaways
    Winners of giveaways are announced on the blog, and I will make one attempt to contact the winner (via Twitter, e-mail, or blog comment).  If the winner does not come forward within two weeks, I reserve the right to select a second winner.

    Comment Deletion 
    I reserve the right to delete comments that are rude, violent, or otherwise objectionable in nature.  Just like in real life, there is a difference between not agreeing and being plain mean.

    Contacting
    I enjoy receiving e-mails from readers with questions or potential post ideas/guest posts.  I also accept communications from companies looking to partner up (though I reserve the right to post my true opinions).  Please refer to the Comment Deletion policy above regarding what types of e-mails I will plain ignore.

    E-mail: julie AT acaseoftheruns DOT com


    Updated: 3/5/15

    11 comments:

    1. So excited to 'meet' another LA runner! I'm doing Surf City in a couple of weeks! Cute blog!

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    2. Thank you for coming to my blog! Wow - yours is phenomenal -I will have to explore! Your dog is adorable - he almost looks green there -cute :)

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    3. I just wanted to stop by and say how much I love your weblog's name. I am dreaming up a blog of my own and I hope I can be as creative.

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    4. Ukranian boys are the best! I got one too;) thanks for reading my interview with SR today! Take care

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    5. Hey thanks for the comment on my blog! You have the best blog name ever btw. I'm from Eagle Rock, which is next door to Pasadena, where I see you've been (re: the Rose Bowl pic)!

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    6. Hi Julie! I'm a PhD girl myself (Neuroscience from Penn State University). In fact, I started running in graduate school for stress relief - boy did I need it! Anyway, keep up the good work!

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    7. Love the name of your blog! Laughed right out loud thinking of some of my embarrassing running incidents!
      Have a great one!

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    8. A Psychologist who runs. In other words, you're where I want to be soon. For that alone, consider me a new subscriber! Awesome blog that you've been somehow able to maintain in graduate school. That is really, really very awesome. Hopefully we'll cross paths at some conference some day!

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    9. Wow, a masters?! I'm surprised because you looked sooo young when I met you at FBfest! (No worries, it's a good thing) :) BTW, nice meeting you there even though it was brief~ And it's so awesome you're in the l.a. area. I'm in the OC hehe

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    10. I love your blog! I just wanted to let you know that we featured you in a list of 100 best running blogs. You can find our article at the following link:

      http://healthymomsmagazine.net/2016/03/100-best-running-blogs.html

      We would appreciate it if you shared this with your readers, followers and fans.

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