About Me

Welcome to Food and Fun on The Run! My name is Mary Baum and I am a 25-year-old Floridian living an amazing life in Tampa Bay. I can happily say that I was married on March 20, 2011 to my high school sweetheart that I had been dating for the past 6 and a half years. Marcus is by best friend, and my favorite running buddy! I love being married to someone who shares one of my many passions!
I went to the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!!) for college, and graduated with a degree in marketing in May of 2009. While at UCF, I ran Cross Country and Track and Field, along with being active in Greek Life. I wouldn’t trade my crazy, jam-packed college life for anything! I am currently studying for NASM’s Personal Training Certification, so I can exapnd my knowledge and love for fitness to a whole new level.

Other than my husband and my puppy, Winnie, my biggest love is running. There is something amazing about being outside, covering mile after mile, that is so rewarding. I have completed six marathons to date, and have another schedule for the Fall of 2012. I can say that I am most proud of running the 2011 Boston Marathon (of course), and can say the feeling of crossing that finish line brought me the biggest sense of accomplishment.

I started this blog as a way to share my experiences, both good and bad, through running. I am here to tell you that is not easy to take on the sport, but once you do, you will never go back. Running lights up dreary days and is truly the most fun you can have with a great group of friends. My mission in life is to take advantage of every single opportunity that comes my way, and have fun while doing it! I consider myself extremely blessed and thrilled to live the life I do!

I am excited to share my training, tips, trials, and tribulations through this blog! Stick around for a while, we may just learn something from each other!
Feel free to email me at foodfunrun[at]gmail[dot]com.

7 Responses

  1. Katie
    Katie July 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm |

    Hi Mary! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award! All of the information is in my latest post: http://runinspired.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/. I chose you because I love reading about your running journey and your informational posts as well. Keep up the great work!

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  3. Taylor @ Liftingrevolution
    Taylor @ Liftingrevolution January 17, 2013 at 9:34 am |

    Excited I found this blog! We love Florida! What sorority were you in?

  4. Darin Armstrong #TeamLIVESTRONG
    Darin Armstrong #TeamLIVESTRONG March 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm |

    Hello Mary,
    Just a quick message to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter. I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back. (#FYI I do RT’s ‘anytime’ for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners #Marathoners #FitnessProfessionals who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned for support…)

    All the very best to you & yours for 2013 & beyond Mary. Look forward to hearing from you…


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