About VITV

Hi, I'm Tamara and welcome to my blog! I was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama but I am now living with my husband in rural central California.Education wise, I have an Bachelors in English and a Masters in Library & Information Studies from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) I currently work as a digital services librarian for a rural library system and my hobbies include reading, playing video games, exercising, traveling and enjoying vegan food.

Although I'm initially guarded at first, I'm extremely friendly once I'm comfortable with you. I'm known for my sarcasm and love of books.I love taking photos so feel free to check out my instagram page if that sort of thing cranks your tractor.

I love to exercise and ran my first race which was Winter Winds 2K in 2007. Since I didn't train for the race, I didn't do well and didn't run another race until four years later in September 2011 which was the Conquer the Bridge 5.3K. Since then, I've completed a total of 62 races (5Ks, 6Ks, 10Ks, 12Ks and 1/2 marathons and virtual runs.) I am a self admitted bling whore aka I run to collect running medals and running is a great way to stay healthy and complete goals.

In reference to appearance, I'm 5'11 (6'0 on a good day), have had Sisterlocks since April 2011, and brown eyes. I do my darnedest to be a good friend, wife, and daughter but I'm willing to admit I'm far from perfect. I became vegan in November 2009 after being vegetarian for a year and haven't looked back since. I feel that my transition to veganism wasn't too bad since my husband was raised vegetarian. Although it's sometimes hard to be a vegan in a non-vegan world, I take it one day at a time and focus on progress not perfection.

Race Recap: T9 Mermaid Run East Bay Virtual 5K

A couple of months ago, I signed up to complete the mermaid series T9 Mermaid Run East Bay on Saturday, May 12. Since I was working on that...