About Me

Thanks for stopping by Food and Fun on the Run! This is my little place on the internet to share a peak into my life. I live in Tampa, Florida with my wonderful husband, two amazing little boys, and my crazy pup Winnie B!
Baum family picture 2016
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 a certified NASM personal trainer and have used the information I learned in the course and incorporated it into my every day life. When I am not at my full time job or spending time with my family, you can usually find me running or in the gym with a client.

Other than my family, my biggest love is running. There is something amazing about being outside, covering mile after mile, that is so rewarding. I have completed nine marathons to date, and am hoping to run another one in the Spring of 2017. 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.


  • Reply 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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  • Reply Taylor @ Liftingrevolution January 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

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

    • Reply Mary Baum January 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

      I’m a Chi Omega from UCF in Orlando :)

  • Reply 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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