About me

Hello! If you’re new here, welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you’ve either stumbled upon my page or maybe you’ve been following my journey via my instagram page! By way of a quick intro, my name is Calli and I’m a 20-something gal living with my fiancée in the Boston area! I’m a huge advocate of eating wholesome, REAL food that nourishes and fuels our bodies. I don’t like using “labels” on what I eat (been there, done that and it only made things more stressful both mentally, physically, and emotionally). Though I ran competitively on my college’s DI track & XC team, I recently found myself falling in love with yoga. So much so that I pursued my 200-hr yoga teacher training in December of 2016 to deepen my practice and am now working towards obtaining my CorePower Sculpt teacher training. Yoga has allowed me to make peace with my body and mind. It has been the doorway to the beginning of my spiritual journey. It has shown me gratitude, love, acceptance, the power of positivity, manifestation, and non-judgement.

A few other things about me…

I took the leap of faith and left my 8-5 job in December of 2016 to pursue starting my own business. At BerryGood Bliss, you can find delicious vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free treats; including popsicles, energy superfood balls, overnight oats, and chia pudding. My inspiration for starting BerryGood came from my experience living in California a few years ago where I first discovered açaí bowls. When I moved back to Boston, I couldn’t find açaí bowls anywhere in the city! So I took it to the kitchen to recreate these delicious, blissful bowls and put them into popsicle form to make it easy and convenient to grab it and go! Plus, who doesn’t love a creamy pop on a toasty summer day?!

At the end of the day, I’m on a mission to be my happiest, best self and live a life with no regrets. I want to wake up every morning with intention and go to bed every night with a smile on my face. I intend to create content on this blog that too, will help you live your happiest, best lives! As always, please feel free to leave any comments, suggestions, lessons-learned, and so on below!

Best,

Calli Pappas

Disclaimer

Eat, Run, and Everything in Between is a blog written from my own perspective. My blog is a mix of research-based content and personal opinions and/or experiences. Please seek professional advice for anything related to diet, fitness, mental health, etc.


19 thoughts on “About me”

  • Best wishes for a fabulous running year! Running is a great life long sport- I ran in college and am still at it at age 50! 🙂
    In health and happiness, Tracy (www.beefitwithtracy.com).

  • Calli,
    Your blog is so inspirational! And I am secretly drooling over the recipes you have posted! I am currently a freshman in college and just started a blog about nutrition! I can’t wait to see more from you! 🙂

    • Thank you for your sweet words Angela!! And you’re in SUCH a great place seeing as you’re so aware of healthy and fitness beginning off your first year in college! For me, that’s where I struggled, so you’re already on an awesome start! Keep up the great work 🙂

      Best,
      Calli

  • Cool bio 🙂 I also used to run cross country in school (I live in the UK), but I got annoyed with how skinny it made me, so I turn’d to rugby and fitness! What did you study at college?

    Good luck with the road races, I know all too well how hard they can be, not only on your lungs but knees too!!

    • Thank you 🙂 Yes, I’ve heard the same thing but I was also really focused on mid-distance track which helped me to bulk up rather than just be “skinny”! But rugby and focusing on fitness are great routes to go as well! I studied International Business, with a minor in Information Systems in College. I miss the college life 🙁 But, thank you! Hopefully once the winter is over I can get into some more road races again! Good luck with your fitness journey!

  • Hi there!

    I’m Jenny, a contributing writing for The Insider and I hate paying back my student loans. Recently, I wrote a blog post about the reasons I am doomed to pay them back for what feels like the rest of my life. You can check out my article here: http://www.creditcardinsider.com/insider/17-signs-your-doomed-to-pay-back-student-loans-for-the-rest-of-your-life/

    Here’s my “challenge” for you: imagine that you had all the money that your degree cost you in your pocket right now, what would you do with it? I’d love it if you wrote a post with a link to my article and had some fun with this, as I am looking for the most creative responses to this “challenge” to feature in an upcoming post.

    I think this is a fun way for us to bear the burden of giving up our first born to the government – I mean paying back our loans. Let me know if you’re interested, it would be awesome to see what you come up with.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Jenny 🙂

    • Hi jenny! Sorry it’s taken some time to get back to you. But funny you mention this, my student loans just started! I have my bank account set up to automatically deposit them into my account which makes it easier and less painful haha but I can try and come up with an interesting post for this! I’ll let you know when i do! Thanks!

      Best,
      Calli

    • Hi Josh! Sorry for the delay! My blog’s been down for a while…but I usually always keep one pair of old running shoes on hand just in case! Typically, I give away my older pairs to shoe drives (I get new shoes relatively frequently because of my injuries, so the shoes are usually in good condition by then!) Why do you ask? 🙂

  • How are you Calli!

    We are the Marketing team at Natural Is Smarter, and we wanted to get in touch with you.

    Natural Is Smarter is an American start-up company that offers the healthiest alternatives in the market, and we deliver them right to your doorstep. We are all abour high quality products, simplicity and customer experience, letting people know that is not that hard to live a healthier sustainable lifestyle.

    We just launched this past weekend, so we invite you to take a look at pur products, concept and what we are all about. Basically we are contacting you because being a start-up, we need to get the word out, let the people know who we are, by driving traffic to our website.

    We thought it could be interesting to you, and at the same time you’d be supporting a 100% American start-up that cares about a healthy living, promoting a good cause, to let us guest blog in your site, we currently have two team members (Nutritionist & Dietitian, ISSA Fitness expert, etc) who would love to write a good post for your website, being about exercise, food, motivational, etc. So that the post would have a link to our site and we both have benefits out of this! And of course we’d love to have you write something in our upcoming blog if you want to!

    We really hope you consider this and we look forward in you supporting us at this early stage of our company.

    Have a great week!

    Sincerely,
    The Smarter Team.

    • Hi there! Thanks so much for reaching out. I just checked out your site and go figure, I love all of your products! Definitely a huge advocate for healthy living and choosing good-for-you foods. I’m always down to support new companies that are trying to make a difference in the world! I would absolutely love for you to write a guest blog post. I think any of the above you mentioned would be a great fit for my blog 🙂

      Looking forward to hearing back from you.

      Best Regards,
      Calli

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