Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by Love, Life, Surf.
I’m Christine. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband Ed and my two young sons – Jasper (born 2007) and Everett (born 2009). I grew up both on the East Coast and in the San Francisco Bay Area. I studied art history in college, intended to go to medical school, ended up working in the nonprofit sector, and am now making my way as a freelance writer and yoga instructor…not at the same time of course!
My work has appeared in The Washington Post, Triathlete Magazine, The Huffington Post, CNN.com, espnW.com, The Daily Beast, Life by Daily Burn, Scary Mommy and Mamalode. I’ve partnered with brands such as Whole Foods, New Balance, Athleta and Care.com. I’m an Ambassador for Garmin, Orgain and Momentum Jewelry.
I love ice cream (mint chocolate chip please!), cookies, white peaches, avocados, traveling, swimming, skiing, and running. I have run 3 marathons (Chicago, Marine Corps, and NYC) and 1 Olympic-distance triathlon (NYC). I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training program with Kula Yoga Project in New York City in 2013. I also make a good risotto.
Love, Life, Surf is a journal that explores things in my life and that I love. It started as a chronicle of my quest to learn to surf – from a beginner’s point of view – after falling in love with surfing after a week in Costa Rica with my husband in 2011.
Over the years, the blog has become about much much more. Ultimately, it’s about how I, as a mom-wife-freelance writer and consultant-daughter-sister, etc. can take better care of myself and incorporate my interests into my life and maintain my own identity. I share stories about balancing life, family and fitness and inspire others to say yes to the things that energize and enliven and inspire you.
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While the blog’s name sounds like a nod to Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love, it’s not really. I’m not going to run off to surf the world in an effort to find myself or anything like that. I needed a new creative outlet and I have found that through writing and yoga.
Wanna learn more about me? Here are some of my favorite posts:
- So What’s the Point?
- Love, Life, Surf…Run?
- 11 Random Things About Me
- Riding My First Wave
- 5 Life Lessons I Learned From Surfing
- Fear of the Ocean
- The Two of You
- My Life in Numbers
- Am I a hypocrite?
- Are you strong?
- Yoga Teacher Training
- 38 Lessons in 38 Years
- PR = Personal Record
- Overcoming Negative Thoughts
- 5 Ways to Move Forward When You Feel Stuck
Thanks for coming to visit and I’d love if you come back and visit often. Please let me know if you have questions or suggestions. I’d love to hear them!
My blog is my home base but I’d love to connect with you on social media too! You can find me here
I am a certified yoga instructor but I am not a registered dietitian and do not have any official training, certifications, or degrees in nutrition or fitness. I am not your yoga instructor. My blog is simply a documentation of my life. The views I express are mine alone, based on my own experiences, and should not be taken as medical advice. Always talk to your doctor or a trained professional before starting a new diet or fitness plan.