About

Hi! I’m Katie, a 28 year old attorney living in upstate New York. I graduated from SUNY Geneseo in ’04 and UB Law in ’07.

I originally started to blog over at Fit to Wed to chronicle the adventures I embarked on while planning a wedding, training for races, having a career and maintaining some semblance of a social life.  I recently married the love of my life and can’t wait for him to return home from Afghanistan.

 The name “Fit to Wed” was a play on words of sorts.  Back in the day one had to be mentally “fit” (legally fit) to marry.  When I started the blog last May, I wanted to incorporate both my profession, my newfound love of fitness and my wedding plans.  Fit to Wed was born!  I fell off the blogging wagon pretty quickly, but after continuing to read my favorite healthy living blogs I started back up again this past December.  We got married this past March, so Fit to Wed became Legally Fit!

 One of our engagement photos from our awesome photographer


Me and two of my favorite things- red wine and Mr. B.

My Healthy Living Story

When I was 19, my doctor told me I had high cholesterol. Granted, I have a family history, but there is no reason for a 19 year old girl to have the beginnings of heart disease. After this diagnosis, I took no steps to counteract what was going on in my body. I ate what I wanted, with abandon. I told myself that I was healthy because I was thin. This continued until I met Brian. He showed me the benefits that healthy eating has on the body. I was no longer tired all of the time from eating all carbs. I had more energy. I started craving healthy food. Now, I would say that I eat relatively well. I try to eat a balance of protein, healthy carbs and fat at every meal, although this doesn’t always happen. I’m cleaning up my diet and embracing wholesome, organic food. I truly believe in balance; if I want something, I’ll eat it. And my cholesterol is now in a healthy range 🙂

For as long as I can remember, every New Year’s I set a goal to run a 5k. However, I was never a runner and did not take the steps necessary to achieve such a goal. Last May, I decided that I was tired of just talking and not doing. I began the Couch to 5k and completed my first 5k in September 2009. I am a huge advocate of the couch to 5k program, it transformed me from a complete non-runner into a runner.

Finishing my first 5k.
I’ve now run numerous 5ks and ran the Virginia is four Lovers 14k in February 2010. At first, the distance seemed insurmountable, but I ran it and ran it well!   After Brian left for Afghanistan, I threw myself into training for races.  I ran the Boilermaker 15k in July 2010 and loved every hot, trying minute of it!  My 2010 racing season came to a close with the culmination of my ultimate running distance- my first half-marathon!  It was a wonderful accomplishment and I am definitely hooked on running and races. 
Mile 12 of the half marathon!
Now, I have my sights set on a new goal: the marathon!   Bri and I plan on running the Marine Corps Marathon in 2011.  I can’t wait!
In addition to running, I like to engage in a variety of other activities, like hiking, yoga and strength training. My newest addiction is hot yoga. It is an arduous workout from the inside out.   I love it!  

 Thank you for reading!

10 responses to “About

  1. I LOVE this page! I never knew about your health issues- I just saw you as a perfectly healthy young woman. I am LOVING the new site- it’s great. All of your pictures are beautiful.

  2. Amazing about page! The pictures are stunning!

  3. This is awesome and such a great blog. Loe that red wine myself. Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures being “legal” now. hehe!

  4. hey! I’ve been searching your page for an email address, but I can’t seem to find one! ( if you want to email me, you can at thenheathersaid at gmail.com )

    I know you are running Boilermaker tomorrow, and I’m not sure if you already have a race scheduled for July 17th (a week from today) but a few of the local bloggers I’ve recently found online and myself are going to be running the Schenectady/Greater Glenville YMCA 5K. It’s in Scotia, and starts at Freedom Park. We are thinking of doing a sort of potluck brunch/lunch after the race as well – (I live less than two blocks from the park, so if anything needs to be kept cool we can store it at my apartment) – either outside at the park or if the weather is gross, we can have the meet up at my apartment.

    Let me know if you’d be interested!

  5. Jaclyn

    I went to Albany my freshman year of college! I love your blog – and your Mr. B is adorable!!

  6. Jill

    Where do you go for hot yoga? I have been looking for a place in the Albany area and I don’t know where to go! great blog!

  7. I just came across your awesome blog, and I will be reading it regularly for sure!

  8. Hi—I just found your blog and love it! Any girl whose two favorite things are her small dog and red wine are just awesome in my book 🙂

  9. Just found your blog! It seems we have a lot in common. I just graduated law school in upstate NY and have started a healthy living blog. I’m excited to follow yours for inspiration!

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