About Us

Welcome to the Striding Out blog. I’m so glad you are here! My name is Anna and I live in a smallish, mid-western town. You wouldn’t think a lot happens around here, but there is a lot of love, laughter and life in this little part of the country. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to “get out” of the Midwest and explore the world. I wanted strut my stilettos in  New York City. I wanted to trek across the Appalachian Mountains, living off of granola and berries. I wanted to  surf, run and  swim the California beaches. I never expected that I would find just as much love, excitement and fun in small town Indiana. I can still strut in my stilettos, mountain bike on trails and ski and swim in the Indy lakes. I may not be in the Midwest forever, but right now, I have a pretty sweet life.

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I  moved to the Hoosier state for college and have stayed ever since. I now have a full time job, a few part time jobs and a husband – Jordy – who hates that nickname but loves me more than life. I am a busy bee by nature and you will usually find me writing in my planner, trying to fit in our next big adventure.

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Jordy and I were hitched in October 2013 and I now have a permanent playmate and life partner. I started this blog to chronicle memories while sharing workout tips, healthy recipes and random stories with friends and family.  I am a runner, Zumba instructor and healthy living enthusiast. My husband is a natural athlete that loves crossfit workouts, strength training and football. We both enjoy extreme sports such as snowboarding,snow-skiing, mountain biking, water skiing, wakeboarding, hiking and anything else active we can get our hands or feet on.

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The blog name “Striding Out” came from my love for running and the play on words it offers. A runner’s stride is something that can make or break their race and a good stride makes all the difference. Jordy and I are also striking/ “striding”  out on our own as newlyweds and I want this blog to be a place I can look back and see all the memories we made in our first few years of marriage. Follow along as we navigate this sweet little Midwest life.

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2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Just found your blog and love it :). I’m also a midwest girl at heart (moved to Colorado from Illinois last August) and am in the final stretch of wedding planning. I will absolutely be following the journey, as I know I can relate to much of it 🙂

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