Hi there! I’m Jaci, the face behind Engaged & Running. Fitness and healthy living has always been a big part of my life and I’m hoping to use this blog to celebrate my love for health and wellness and give back to the fun loving and ever changing world of fun, fitness, and happiness. I was born and raised in a small city in Northeast Ohio where fitness lived in the basement of my home where my Mom created and ran her own personal training business. Along side my dad and big sister my mom made it her goal to incorporate barbells, sit-ups, squats, and push-ups into our every day life.
Along side a healthy dose of laughter and smiles.
So now my closet is filled with yoga pants, sweat wicking shirts, puma socks, and sports bras in every color. Combine that with a pure love for all types of running shoes I have found something that I am just plain old passionate for and that I love… finding how a healthy life filled with fitness and health can make me happy.
So after being taught that fitness was just part of your every daily life I followed my passione for love and life to Boston where I lived the Northeast life in a bigger city with a sales job I wasn’t really passionate about. After moving home and marrying the love of my life and including our soon to be 8 pound Shih-Poo Molly into our lives my heart is filled with love and the rest of me is bound and determined to be filled with muscle and strength.
I simply want to share this blog with people like me, people nothing like me, people that I want to be like, and maybe even those that want to be like me.
Living a happy, healthy, and fitness-related lifestyle is what I do. It’s simply who I am.