Welcome to PhD Strides!  I am the 27 year old JD/PhD Student behind this [mostly] running blog with occasional bouts of nonsense and random musings on getting a PhD/JD, triathlons, etc.
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I moved to the Bay Area in August 2010 to start a PhD program in Economics.  With a love for racing already brewing in my blood, the move to the land of plentiful races just made my love for it worse stronger.

Then, in August 2013, I took a leap of faith and moved 3000 miles cross country to the Washington, DC area to start a JD program to fulfill my dream of being a professor of law and economics.  [Insert nerd comments here.]

Regardless of all this coast-to-coast business, I was born and raised a Midwestern girl, and learned to enjoy the extremes to the max — spending winter on the slopes, and summer on the lake.  It remains close to my heart.


E-mail me with questions: phdstrides [at] gmail [dot] com – I’d love to hear from you!

***I am not licensed in anything fitness/health related, so please consult a doctor, licensed trainer or nutritionist before making any drastic changes to your diet or physical activity, as I don’t want to get sued.***
[This note is now extremely relevant as I’m a law student…hah!]


19 thoughts on “About

  1. I’ve been following you on Twitter for a long time but have never made it to your blog (I’m honest!). I can’t wait to read more about your experiences as a PhD student — that’s something I’ve always been interested in!

  2. Happy to see someone from my neck of the woods! Minneapolis is only about an hour and a half from where I live! I just recently found your blog from Healthy Living Blogs!

  3. Hi,

    I’m almost finished with my PhD and I ramble on an on about running….. It’s by far and away the best stress release I have found (other than beer and wine – and chocolate). Yay, so good to meet you!


  4. Hey! I am from the Midwest, and spent much of my time on the lake (I was a water ski instructor) and on the ski hill (I was a snowboard instructor). Then I moved to California and got my doctorate. And I also blog about running! So…we have a lot in common! 🙂

  5. Hi there! Fellow SPA girl here to say that I love your blog! I will be starting law school next semester so I am really excited to see SPAs *having it all* and balancing their careers with healthy lifestyles. You give me hope!

    • hey girl! good luck with the first year of law school! i’m not going to lie – it was a ROUGH year, but running helped me get through it. keep it in your life and make time for it. don’t get caught up in everyone else’s stress and anxiety. running and exercise in general saved me – both my sanity and my waistline.

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