Why yes, this kind of thing does happen every day. You just have to hang out with me!

“It’s not a race. It’s a lifestyle.”

Welcome, new readers, to middle aged angst, personified.

Here’s a little summary about me and Chubby Mommy Running Club,  just in case you don’t have time to read the past four years of my blog today. Because I’m sure you would, if you had time. I know you would.

Things that will help you navigate and understand me:

Here are some reader’s Favorite Posts, by category, to help you wade your way through all my funny little stories. You can also search by subject on the home page, right under the Facebook widget (join us there!) which is under that video of me auditioning for Oprah.

Here’s an article about us in the Eugene, OR Newspaper: Get Out and Run! Chubby Mommy Club Helps Women Get Fitter

Look, we're a real club! We even have shirts!

More things about me (one of my favorite themes!)

I have a company called Twist Pop Media. I tell stories, and connect companies with their clients. I like to use humor, because business is serious, but people are fun.

I’m also a 48 year old Chubby Mommy who needs to exercise, preferably outside, in the sunshine, when it’s about 72’ with a few scattered clouds, and I’m not too tired, crabby, stressed-out or in the middle of a nervous breakdown.

Please don’t rag on me about not being chubby enough. I was a size 18 when my 3rd baby was ready for kindergarten 7 years ago, a size 8 a few years later, then back to a size 16 when I started this blog. Now I’m a 10 or 12 depending on the moon. The point is, I’ve been all sizes and shapes, and it doesn’t really bother me, I’m usually always happy, I just want to be in good shape and I have to run and do ridiculous things like balance on a Bosu Ball and work with giant rubber bands to get there. I ran my first Half Marathon in May, 2011, and I’m pretending to train for a Sprint Triathlon, but we’ll just see how that goes…

About the running:

I love running because I feel better afterward, and I hate running because I have to get up and do it. It makes me breathe hard and sweat, my hair always gets in the way, and my legs itch at the beginning. But I keep doing it, and I’m thankful that my legs still work and my knees don’t hurt (this month) and my lungs do their job. I’ll keep going as long as I can. Feel free to join me, won’t you?

Other stuff I do:

Work wise, I spent two years at HP doing Innovation, Product Development, Product Marketing with a little Biz Dev thrown in. I’ve been a founder of a startup or two, I’ve been a Marketing/Communications and PR manager, and a freelance writer for local newspapers and at CafeMom’s The Stir Blog, I’ve done business development for IT consulting companies, I’ve dabbled in tech recruiting, have sold analytics and corporate event strategy, and business development services and sales programs. I also love to work with art galleries and artists.

I volunteer to set up and facilitate interesting groups of tech people who appreciate my infusions of energy and whacky ideas.

On Twitter I am juliejulie, and I jabber on and on about nothing, and about everything, all day long, as you can see by the Twitter feed to your right.

My mantra? “Try not cry!”

“Just Do It!” seems so demanding

You can contact me at julieanderson (at) hotmail (dot) com which is code for my email, so spam bots won’t find me. You can also follow me on Twitter, where I’m @juliejulie and join our Facebook Fan Page for fun conversations. I’m open to brand ambassadorships and sponsorships, but I rarely review things otherwise, unless it’s something so cool that I can’t resist, or you…uh…pay me. And yes, that dress I’m wearing in the picture is sponsored (thanks Horny Toad!) and so are those cute pink shoes (thanks Oh! Shoes!) You get the idea, right?

6 Responses to “About”

  1. mary mead says:

    Ha, Ha. Nothing really makes me laugh, but congratulations, for what it is worth- you did it!
    Good one JulieJulie!

  2. Melanie says:

    Your legs itch at the beginning of a run, too?!?! Mine too and my teeth hurt after a run. So freaking odd. MEH.

  3. Kim V. says:

    My legs don’t itch when I run, but my inner ears do. It’s so annoying because you can’t scratch it!

    I love your mantra! It’s hilarious. I’m going to start using it to inspire!

  4. lesley says:

    My legs itch too, sometimes! I never knew that happened to other people! I guess I thought I was too out of shape and my body was fending off, er, something, … the running?

  5. bahiehk says:

    Hi @juliejulie!!

    Curiosity brought me here. Wanted to see the blog behind the twitter handle…

    And I lurv it!! I am neither chubby nor mommy at the moment (ok, maybe a little chubby!)… but maybe one day I can join your club. 😉

    Thanks for bringing light to the world and keep laughing.


  6. Laurie says:

    I love this. I am always trying not to cry. I didn’t know you had been heavier, I feel the same way about running.
    Can’t wait to read more.

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