Alright – here I am, back to give this a shot! Now before I go and make this blog to public (ya know, sharing out with the Instagram), it’s time to practice getting into the habit of writing.
I’ve been MIA for some time – I’ve tried sticking to a few themed blogs here and there. I’ve spread myself too thin with work, fitness, and home. But I finally feel like I’m in a good place to try and develop my writing habit. We will see what comes of it.
For now, an intro!
Hi – my name is Liz! I am a Washingtonian by birth. After moving here and there around the country, I’ve found myself in the Seattle metro area. I absolutely love it here. I’ve named this blog “Anchored in the Evergreens” because I truly feel that even if life takes me away from Western Washington, part of my heart will always be here.
By day I’m a project manager for a corporate marketing company, working with technical teams. By night and weekends? That’s where the true adventure is at. I am married to a handsome man, Tim, and our dog child’s name is Kuma. Kuma is a three-year-old Alaskan Klee Kai that requires a lot of exercise due to his excessive amount of energy!
That energy perfectly suits me, though. I love to run, backpack, hike, paddleboard, swim, and bike. Well, honestly, I Iove to do anything active and outdoors. I started running in 2014 after a friend invited my to join her in half marathon – that was the start of this addiction. Now my fitness plan evolves around this addiction (and I’m perfectly okay with that). I am not the fastest runner – my half marathon PR is 02:15:00. My next goal is to complete a half marathon by end of 2017 at two hours or less. I have completed one marathon (the Portland Marathon) and as crazy as it sounds I plan to do another. I hope to bring others along on this adventure of becoming a “runner.”
One thing you should definitely know – I love animals. My husband might call me obsessed. I enjoy spending my spare time volunteering at Pasado’s Safe Haven, an animal rescue for abused and neglected animals of all kinds. If I had it my way, I would be living on a farm with all kinds of animals!
As like my females, I enjoy making a home. You’ll probably see a few of my DIY projects or thrifted finds here and there.
So there you have it! Welcome to my second attempt at Anchored in the Evergreens!
I’m Liz Filion – I believe in chasing life outdoors by land & water. I’m a recent transplant to sunny Arizona all the way from the state of Washington. Wherever life takes me, my heart will always be anchored in the evergreens of the pacific northwest. I'm a runner, standup paddleboarder, and avid believer in seeking out adventure.Learn more