About Sarah

 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.

Clearly I get a little excited about fruit..

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 drink coffee like I drink water. Well, not really but I do drink alotta coffee. I love it and It’s my vice.. that and reality tv. Don’t judge.

I think that’s pretty sufficient for an about section.. any other questions just ask!

27 responses to “About Sarah

  1. TheCreamFilling

    Just found your blog and I love it!

  2. mollyf15

    I love your blog! I’m a college student, too…and have no idea what I want to do with my life!

  3. Love your blog! 🙂 I’m a college student too… I have some vague inklings of what I want to do with my life but not really 😉


    n

    • Smore

      Well, thanks nicole! That’s what college is for though right? Figuring out what the heck we all want to do with our lives! There are just so many choices.. just gotta role with the punches 🙂

  4. Millenium Park = love (great picture)! Like you, I try to go to Chicago whenever I can.

    • Smore

      Chicago is pretty great! As much as I love the city I”m not sure if I could ever live there.. it gets sooo cold in the winter time.

  5. hey lady, send me your email when you can! thx!

  6. Hey girl, just found your blog, and let me say: coffee and reality tv, no shame in that. No shame in that at all. 🙂

  7. Katy

    Sara,

    I stumbled upon your blog from your guest post at Meals and Munchies! I’ll be a senior at Mizzou this semester. I’ve been an avid reader of this blogging community, buy never knew there were any bloggers at Mizzou! Its so neat to be reading your blog! I’ll continue to do so!!

    Katy Berryman

  8. how have i never found your blog before?!?! smores have to be the best combination on the face of this earth so i’m glad that there are other runners like me 🙂

  9. What a fantastic nick name! I used to make s’mores every night in college, in my dorm toaster over. Classiness at its best 🙂

    • Smore

      haha thanks Kiah! Making s’mores in a toaster oven.. love it! I’ve made them in the microwave before soo no judgement 🙂

  10. I am so glad you stopped by my blog Sarah! Yours is rather fantastic, I am absolutely in love with the title 🙂

  11. caloricandcrazy

    Cute blog ^^
    I can’t wait to read more 🙂

  12. Thanks for commenting on my blog girl. Love yours! I am a coffee/water addict as well and get way too excited about fruit and running ;D We could be long lost sisters!

  13. We sound a lot alike!!! 🙂 Will definitely be adding you!

  14. I love your blog! What’s your favorite kind of coffee? Do you drink it black or with flavoring? Dark or milk chocolate?! And I HATE having to pee like 129830192830823 times a day AND while I sleep. so annoying haha!

    • Smore

      You are too funny! My gosh favorite coffee?? That is a tough one! Lately, I’ve been on a flavored kick. I have this amazing snickerdoodle coffee back at school that is amazing. I drink my coffee black and dark chocolate for sure! So glad you commented! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Girl you are GORGEOUS!! And clearly we are meant to be soul sisters. Now let’s make some smores. #okaygooddeal

  16. Haha this was supposed to say that I love your blog, but my phone decided to post the comment before I could finish it haha sorry. I totally love that you love being healthy and running. I love it too! I’m about to start training for my first half marathon! I’m definitely going to continue to read your blog! 🙂

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