About Crysta

Crysta spent nearly ten years in an old Elgin house that required constant care and feeding. She recently moved to a nearby suburb and got married.

This blog chronicles many of her old house DIY (mis)adventures, plus running, community, and living a broad, interesting life.

At her day job, Crysta manages content strategy and writes for several B2B and healthcare marketing clients.

By night (and weekend), she can often be found outside, with or without a book or a bike. And thinking a lot about what community is, how it manifests itself – and how to make it better. A bit Pollyanna, yes, but why not?


9 responses to “About Crysta

  1. Hi Crysta,
    Thanks for adding me to your site. I love reading your impressions of daily life here and there.
    How about a short comment on community and the friendships it develops?
    Have a great day.. hope it slows down so you can enjoy it!

  2. Thanks for the idea, Dawn! Definitely a good one. I’ll mull over that for a couple days 🙂

  3. How cool! You’re only an hour away from me!

  4. We can’t wait to see you at the first ever Gifford Park Turkey Trot. We’d love to get your feedback on the fun run after the event.

  5. Crista–I just ran into your great blog–why didn’t you let me know about it before? I’m not shy about promoting mine.
    If you have a list that you send to, put me on it.


  6. Crysta, I found your post about the Oregon Run-A-Muck and had a question: My husband and I are planning to do the “race” next weekend, and I noticed you talked about snacks and dry clothes, and I wondered how you handled all of that — did you take it with you on the run? I’m just trying to plan appropriately. 🙂 Thanks for any help you can offer.

    • Hi Kayla,
      Thanks for stopping by! We were lucky enough to have a couple of non-runners as part of our group – they met us at the exchange point (where the running ends, the breakfast is held, and the tubes are inflated) with our snacks, coolers, etc. If I remember right, the race organizers allowed you to “check” a bag with them that would be transported from the start line to the exchange point – but I would definitely check with the organizers to make sure that’s the case. Depending on how close you are, you could also take two cars.
      Have a great time! And wear sunscreen – lots and lots of sunscreen.

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