Join me as I journey through life as a mommy to a little red headed boy and four red australian shepherds and wife to an awesome hubby who can't say No. My addictions include distance running and training dogs (specifically in dog agility) and my job is in science so expect a dose of a little bit of all of these things. Running with reds is how I keep my sanity:)
My name is Michelle and I am addicted to running and dogs. I currently have three red australian shepherds, hence the name redaussie3, and one red headed little kiddo. I have several blogs, and started blogging years ago when my main activity was dog agility and dog sports. I started blogging in 2009 here, when I was showing my big red aussie Miller.
From shelter dog to ranked in the top 25 in aussies in the US in AKC agility
Blogging was a way for me to get the thoughts and feelings out that I had about competing towards both big and small goals. I would have a three day show, get home and unpack, grab a beer and write. Then I got fancy and added pictures and videos. Unfortunately, Miller left us in 2015 at the ripe old age of 16. I still cherish the words I wrote about this big red rescue boy. and commonly go back and re read our experiences. He taught me so much and brought so many awesome people into my life. I will never forget him ever and he lives on in my blog.
Then along came Deuce and Stella, and my new blog was born here. Originally called my puppy blog, as the years went on, that blog evolved from just about dogs, to dogs, kids, and running. I decided since the content had shifted, I would start the newest blog called Running with Reds, which is where you are. I am pretty sure most people think it has something to do with running and wine, but nope, I am a craft beer drinker at heart. My blog is now about running, raising a kiddo, and dealing with three high drive doggies. I like to sprinkle in some product reviews of products I LOVE, some anecdotes about raising a kid and being an older parent, and of course the joys of long distance running!
While my hubby and I both hail from Tennessee (me from Jackson and he from Martin), our paths have led us to Kansas. We love living in a small town, and all of the joys small town living brings (and all of the festivals). I am a scientist by day and my hubby is a union electrician. While we don't know what the future may bring, we hope to stay here as long as possible. There is something about the Flint Hills that just call to us and whisper, "stay". Enjoy reading and as always, drop me a line if you like what you see or have any questions!