Hi and welcome to my blog.
I’m Cat and I’ve just moved to beautiful Wiltshire, down in the South of England, after seven wonderful years living in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was in California that the running bug bit so I’m really excited to explore my new world in my running shoes. I’m looking forward to running new trails and new roads, to joining a running club and hopefully making some running buddies, to training hard and racing my socks off and to becoming part of the running community in our new home.
I’m originally from Wiltshire, so this is kind of a homecoming, although the Marlborough area, where we’ve moved to, is new to me – we currently have no friends! I’m working on that! It’s strange how new and different my home-county feels to me this time around. There’s a quote that says ‘The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave and it feels even better to come back’. I didn’t expect it to be true, but so far, I think it is!
I’m married to the Husband who is a sometime triathlete, and we have a lovely son, The Dude, and a wonderful step-son, Big Brother. I’m a preschool teacher – it took me 40 years to find my perfect job! I just need to work out now how I can keep teaching here in the UK. I also have a big ginger cat, Charlie, who I adore!
When I’m not running, I love cycling, hiking, camping, reading, making soup (soooooup!), eating cake, skiing, kayaking, going to church and hanging out with my family. I really love Instagram too – I’m CathryntheBrit .
Hope you’ll join me as a get back to my roots as a Wiltshire Girl…but this time, on the run!