Meet Pollie

Beat The Blerch Seattle 2016

Beat The Blerch Seattle 2016

Hi there!  Thanks for visiting my blog.

My name is Pollie.

I started Beets & Kale in 2014 as a place for me to share the craziness of my life and everything that is involved with it (family, running, food, the great outdoors, healthy living, home decor, etc.).

I am an Ecuadorian gal living in Washington, the Evergreen State, with my husband, our two kids and Kobe-Wan Kenobi, our crazy Havaton pup.

I love food, real food, wholesome and savory meals, but sadly I’ve had gastrointestinal issues since I was in my early twenties (or earlier, I can’t even remember).  From vegetarian, to vegan to eating a gluten free diet, I’ve changed my eating habits more times than I can count without seeing major improvements.  After seeing different doctors, reading and researching information about my symptoms, and my most recent visit to the gastroenterologist, I continue to look for ways to heal my gut.

As part of following a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically, I started running when I was pregnant with first child and now I have two kids (both teenagers).  Running has become a part of me.  I don’t think of myself as a “real runner” but I sure do love it.  I started racing in 2013 and I’ve ran a couple of 5ks, many 10ks, a couple of 15ks, and three half marathons.  I would really love to run a full marathon but between our full time jobs, kids school and their extra curricular activities, it really leaves little time for me to train.  Maybe soon?

Life is not easy but I definitely make every attempt to make the best of it.

Thank you for joining me in this journey!

May you find peace and love in everything you do!