Welcome! My name is Caitlin Constantine, and I’m the editor and primary writer for this blog. I started this blog in 2011 because I was really getting into fitness and health, and yet I kept encountering all of these things that made the feminist in me go “Whaaaa?” What’s more – I didn’t feel like I saw too many people writing about fitness from a feminist perspective. And with that, this blog was born.
By profession and education I am a journalist, and I work as a news writer and editor for a TV news station in the Tampa Bay area. My work has appeared in Bitch, Jezebel and Huffington Post. I’ve also been writing and publishing zines for over a decade.
I played sports as a kid and was even a varsity athlete in high school, but that was almost entirely due to the fact that I am taller than the average bear. The truth is that I sucked at playing team sports, so when I left school and entered “the real world” I gave up sports and most physical activity. By the time I was in my mid-20s, the most exercise I got was when I walked to the corner store to buy cigarettes or around the block to get a beer at the local bar.
When I was 27 that I met my current husband, a former smoker and drinker who ran marathons and ate salads and who basically re-invented himself as this insanely fit, healthy person. After watching him finish a marathon, I decided to take up running myself. It took a while for the habit to take hold but once it did, it took hard. Now I’ve run two ultramarathons, four marathons and so many 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons, I can’t even keep track of them.
Two years ago, I broadened my athletic horizons and got into triathlon, which I love nearly as much as I love just plain old running. I also lift weights a lot, both because it helps with running and triathlon and also because I love the way it feels, and I dabble in yoga and pole dancing.
Other things about me: I read almost constantly – books, blogs, magazines, whatever. I’m always reading. I love to experiment with cooking and with makeup. I am obsessed with tattoos and love music of almost all kinds. One of these days I want to get into gardening. I love being outside, especially down here in Florida, which I am convinced is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I love to meet people and to learn new things and to have long meandering conversations and to do things that scare the shit out of me. I don’t have kids right now but I’m open to it. I have a greyhound and two cats.
That’s about it for now. I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I love writing it!