Hi and welcome to Nutrition Nut on the Run!
I’m so happy you’re here.
I’m Hillary Parker — the health nut behind this blog. Originally from the foggy, coastal Redwood tree haven that is Humboldt County, California, I attended college amongst the almond orchards and dry valley heat in Chico, California where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Food & Nutrition Communication. Immediately after college, I worked in employee wellness for a family-owned craft brewing company (clue: iconic Pale Ale) for over five years. At the start of 2018, I said goodbye to my full-time job as a Wellness Coordinator, packed up my belongings, and said hello to the adventure of moving across the country! I currently live in the lush and hellishly-humid Tampa Bay, Florida area with my boyfriend, Nick, and our sweet fur-child, Koba.
Nutrition Nut on the Run began in 2009 (at the young age 20) when I was a student at Chico State University. A near-death experience as a young adolescent guided me from a restrictive teen and curious culinarian to pursuing a life-long passion for holistic health and wellbeing. Given that I have always enjoyed writing, I was intrigued by the art of blogging to share my healthier lifestyle with others. Almost nine years later, I am grateful for this platform that allows me to be creative while documenting memorable meals to milestones of my twenties (i.e. graduating college and becoming a certified health coach to training for half-marathons, international travel and saying goodbye to my full-time job in corporate wellness/moving across the country).
While I am undeniably a foodie and fitness enthusiast, I believe that wellbeing is so much more than the food we eat and how much we exercise. Here you will find posts about my personal health journey, exercise endeavors & workouts, eating intuitively as I continually experiment with food that makes me feel my best, travel adventures, dialogue about self-compassion & self-love, plus everyday tips to enjoy the perfectly imperfect moments and beautiful mess of this thing we call life! My hope is that by reading Nutrition Nut on the Run, you will be encouraged to explore your healthiest, happiest life.
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Updated June 2018.