About Me

Hey!! Thanks for visiting my blog!! I love meeting new friends! :)

Short Version:

 My name is Zaneta, I'm a Christian, Newlywed Wife, ASL Interpreting Student, Substitute Teacher, Runner, Blogger, Knitter/Crocheter, and Novice Cake Baker/Decorator who's trying to PR at every race I run unless I'm hurt of course ;)

Personal Information:

My name is Zaneta (pronounced Zuh-net-uh)... I started this blog to keep track of my running and working out and to meet other runners to gain insight and inspiration.  I'm 25 years old and a newlywed as of June 25, 2011!! I love being married to my best friend!! :)  It's the best!  My favorite colors are Blue and Green...  If I'm not going to school, working as a substitute teacher or running/working out, you'll find me knitting, crocheting, reading, baking and decorating cakes, or hanging out with my husband and family.


I have a bachelor's degree in Organizational Communications and am now going back to school for a degree in American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting and thinking of getting another degree after I graduate in the summer of 2013... call me crazy ;)  If you know ASL or have any question regarding ASL or deafness... please please PLEASE leave me a comment or email me!! :)  I'd love to hear from you!!


I have always been active growing up... it started with soccer and gymnastics and 1 year of tee ball in elementary school. I then decided that gymnastics was fun and all, but a little too girly for me so i started playing basketball. I played basketball 4th-10th grade and then played for 4 years in college and also played softball for 4 years in college. My 4 years of track in high school consisted of high jump, 200, 400, 4x400, and sometimes the occasional long jump. Well, enter my 5th year of undergrad, after the sports eligibility ran out... I was taking the max amount of credit hours you were allowed to take and driving 40 minutes away for half of my classes, working 2 part-time jobs, and working an internship... life was so stressful and busy that I stopped exercising completely (and no, to me, walking the stairs to get to class does not count as exercise) I really missed it and knew I would probably feel better if I got back into shape so I decided to start running again in April of 2010. I've always heard about these 5k races and wanted to run one so I just started making myself run 3 miles... it wasn't very fun at the beginning. I remember wanting to stop and walk or just stop completely, but i kept at it and ran my first 5k on April 24, 2010 with a time of 26:56! I instantly fell in love and ran my first half marathon on September 25, 2010 with a time of 2:13:06! I just ran my first FULL marathon on October 16, 2011 (Columbus Marathon) in 5:23:30 and I know that it won't be the last!! :D

2013 Goals:

1. Run at least 1 mile every week
2. Figure out my knee pain and get it resolved (run pain free)
3. Graduate in May and land at least a part time interpreting job by mid-June!
4. Finish all the WIPs (works in progress) I have on my knitting needles/crochet hooks and make something for myself this year! :)

2012 Goals:

1. Run a sub 2hr half marathon
2. Set a Marathon PR
3. Run a sub 5hr marathon                     **Ended up getting hurt with a knee injury
4. Set a 5 mile PR
5. Run my first magic mile

 2011 Goals:

1. Become a full time ASL interpreting student
2. Run a sub-25 minute 5k   (24:55)
3. Run a sub-2 hour half marathon  (2:03:57)
4. Run my first full marathon   (5:23:30)
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