I eat.  A lot.  Sometimes healthy, sometimes not.  I like to think of myself as a foodie but acknowledge how freaking pretentious that sounds.  I really love french fries and bacon but am learning to enjoy vegetables, too.  I cook, like, every night.  Feel free to come join me for dinner.

I drink.  With enthusiasm!  I’m a pro at raiding the Trader Joe’s wine aisle and the single-beer-bottle section at the local liquor warehouse.  A meal is incomplete without a wine or beer pairing, if you ask me.

I run.  Because I’ve been doing it forever?  Since my first day of cross-country practice my freshman year of high school, I’ve been hooked.  17 years later, I can’t imagine my life without a daily run.  Nerd alert: I genuinely love track workouts.

Other stuff:

1. I love to travel. And just not to, like, beach resorts where you sit on your ass in a pool chair with other white people all day.  (Although I won’t turn them down from time to time!)   My favorite trips so far have been to Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), Asia (Cambodia and Vietnam) and the Middle East (Lebanon and Jordan).  Current dream trip: trekking in the Himalayas or Patagonia, Argentina.

2. I’m a snarky little wench. I don’t take myself particularly seriously.  And you shouldn’t either.  Assume that most things written on here are exaggerated by a factor of approximately 142%.  (Except for running stats and pace times.  And recipe measurements.  Those are always for reals!)

3. I love MS Paint. It’s becoming kind of a problem.


4. I hate pickles. Everyone always asks me about this and I don’t even know how to respond anymore.  If I have to explain it to you, then you’re obviously One Of Them.


5. I like my cats more than I like most people. It’s true.  Sorry.  Unless you can crawl up on my bosom and purr ferociously.  (Um…not that anyone needs to try.)

6. I’m not sure what the point of this blog actually is. To share recipes and wine reviews?  To whine about my workouts and races?  To pontificate brilliantly on the other random things that happen to me?  All of the above?

7. You can hire me.  Seriously!  I’m a fledgling freelance writer and I’d love to work for you.  I promise I can tackle other topics with as much gusto as I do inexpensive Chardonnay and mile repeats.  And I’m cheap.  (That’s what he said?)  Email me: shelbyvanpelt [at] gmail [dot] com.

8. I feel like this page needs an obligatory photo or two.  So, voila:

The crankypants.  And:

Happier pants.

Thanks for stopping by!

19 responses to “About

  1. Yes!! This is definitely a blog I can get behind. Cheers!

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog and love it! I am also a runner and just started clean eating in January. Looking forward to reading your blog!

  3. Whatever you do, DO NOT STOP WRITING THIS BLOG! After a lapse in my running life I am back on the trail and need the motivation. (PS: My life is all about food and TJs wine too).

  4. Just clicked through from Rachel’s blog…. and I love it. I read your inner-bitch’s rant on Hungry Girl and decided I needed more. Plus, I appreciate a girl that knows good beer! I’ve been pretty bad at keeping up on blogging but I’ll be commenting!

  5. I will now be stalking your blog for the following reasons:
    a) You like Trader Joe’s wine
    b) You like good beer
    c) You’ve been to Petra.
    and d) you run, albeit way faster and further than I do.

  6. Love your blog- found it through Cate on the run! I’m excited to read more about your running and food! My blog is about food and running as well.

  7. +1 all the above. I’m adding you to my blogroll: http://www.marathonorbust.wordpress.com I’m training for my first (and probably last) marathon. My blog is Marathon or Bust. 2 Goals: Run 26.2 Miles; Raise $26,200 when this is all said and done, your principles are the foundation of my running (I run because I like to eat!).

  8. just found your blog, and love it! i live nearby in chapel hill and am thinking of throwing a triangle blog-stravaganza (okay, more like a casual get-together) at some point and would love to meet you in person! also, you are fast!

  9. I am so thrilled that there are more and more of us that eat, drink, cook and run (read: cream, beer/wine, butter and run).

    I look forward to following your food and drink adventures, as well as running.

    PS- injuries suck, I have had 2 in the past year! I am still trying to get back from an ankle sprain.


  10. just found this blog and totally love it!
    hope i can be a runner and do daily run everyweek 🙂

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  12. I’m loving the MS Paint adventures! Not to mention that food and drink selections 🙂

  13. HA! I just found your blog through a blogroll I was perusing and love it…and not just cuz the name of your blog is similar to mine. OK, maybe that had *something* to do with it 😉

  14. Your blog is awesome (I found it through the post on pace-talk, which was re-posted somewhere or another). I take much inspiration from the fact that you a) run much faster than me and b) have a much better sense of humor about running than I do! Rock on.

  15. Hey! I’m not sure if I’ve left you a stalking / appreciative comment yet – but your blog is hilarious and awesome!
    Esp the Garmin / distance post. I was discussing the exact same thing with my friend and she sent me your blog link.
    BTW I PR’d in a 13.28mi race yesterday…. 🙂

  16. Apart from LOVING your blog, I had to tell you that I tried the “grilled pb&j” that you blogged about a while back. OH.MY.GOD I was on my own tonight and there were slim pickins in the fridge; so I opted to try your creation. That was the best comfort food I’ve had in a long time.

  17. I’m happy to have found your blog! I hear ya about the cats thing. My furry children are my life. I look forward to reading more posts!

  18. oh my, so glad courtney sent me here! i love you already.

  19. I am officially entertained! Bookmarking you 😉

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