My full name is Sarah Marie Moore. People tend to call me Smore. I’m 20 years old, was raised in Texas, but currently live in Missouri for college. I originally came to Missouri to be a journalism student but had a hard time disconnecting my emotions with the stories. I’ve changed my major 3x and have finally settled on education and could not be more excited to become an elementary teacher one day! My family moved up to Michigan for my Mom’s job when I left for Missouri. So, I haven’t been “home” in quite a long time. But what qualifies as home anyway? Where you grow up? Where your family is? Where you feel the most comfortable? All of these things change over time which is something I’ve been coming to grips with.
I’m not the average college student. However, I do LOVE FOOD. I plan my days around food actually. Well, food and running. I’m not one for late night pizza or Jimmy John’s runs though. I have an affinity for oatmeal and it is the first thing I think about in the mornings. I’ve struggled trying to fit my life style into the standard unhealthy college diet. College students everywhere are dealing with extreme stress: leaving home for the first time, making new friends, harder classes, jobs and trying to figure out where the heck their life is going to go. It’s unfortunate that health is not a priority for most students. With a balance between healthy exercise and nutritious foods comes an abundance of natural energy, endorphins (which make you happy), confidence and higher self-esteem. These are all important factors for a young adult trying to figure out who they are. It’s hard enough to be 18-22 and when you add in bad for you foods, college parties and low self-esteem bad decisions are inevitable. So eat oatmeal and go for a run! Things will get better. Promise.
Running. I’ve been running on and off since the fourth grade. I would wake up at 6 am to go on runs with my mom before she left for work when I was in elementary school and I’ve dabbled in track throughout middle and high school. It wasn’t until college that I really began to fall in love with running. Leaving home was hard for me. I knew I was ready and I needed the change but adjusting to college life was far from ideal. I began to really cherish my runs. It was the one time that I could be alone. It was the time I could really think and it soon became “my time”. I eventually started half marathon training and ran the Chicago Half marathon in 2010 and then ran the Chicago Marathon in October of 2011!
I’m a professional babysitter for some of the best kids in my college town and I love it.
I drink about 4 bottles of water a day. I am always thirsty.Consequently I have go to the bathroom 40,000 x a day.. TMI? Possibly..
I helped start the Girls on the Run chapter in my college town and plan on being a coach next semester! It will be wonderful and I am pumped 🙂
I used to be fearless, until I got stuck in the monkey bars in 4th grade. Now I’m afraid of heights..
I hate brussel sprouts.
I love chocolate. Each year for lent I’ve tried to give it up. This year I lasted a solid three weeks before I couldn’t take it anymore! Clearly I need to work on my self-control.
I also LOVE Chicago and will take any opportunity to get there.. key half marathon and marathon races 🙂
I think that’s pretty sufficient for an about section.. any other questions just ask!