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Fit Blogger We Love: Eating Bender

Eating Bender's Jenn celebrates crossing the finish line at her first half-marathon!

Eating Bender's Jenn celebrates crossing the finish line at her first half-marathon!

Jenn, the brains behind the food and fitness blog Eating Bender, knows how to have a good time! Just scroll back through a few recent posts and you'll see her fiery trip to a Teppanyaki restaurant, a pizza party with her new husband and an appearance or two by an Eating Bender favorite, coffee cocoa. After recently celebrating her blog's third birthday, Jenn told us about her favorite foodie treats and what keeps her motivated to stay fit:

On my fit life list: I would love to hike Machu Picchu in Peru, as well as complete a longer hike of the Grand Canyon's South Rim. I had the opportunity to do a three-mile trek there a few years ago and look forward to going back for my first wedding anniversary this October!

My biggest indulgence: Wine, bread and cheese. Preferably in generous amounts together. Bonus: Enjoying all three while in Napa.

Most embarrassing song I'll admit I work out to: Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) by Big & Rich. I'm not sure much explanation is needed beyond that.

My "I Did It" moment: Running my first half-marathon in Phoenix this past January. Especially after my husband and I were in a tandem bicycle accident (yes, you read that right) while on our honeymoon. It left him with a broken wrist and me with a busted up knee that was not ideal for training. Getting across that finish line never felt so good! I would love to improve upon my time in another race—and hope to complete a full marathon someday.

My motivation comes from: The inevitable feeling of accomplishment that comes at the end of a workout. Knowing that I will feel awesome about myself and my body when I am finished makes me excited to lace up my tennis shoes. Combine that with being a part of an amazing community of inspirational bloggers, and you have a recipe for sweet success.

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