Welcome to Southern Home Run!
About the blog.
Hi! Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world. I hope that you come along with me and my journey as a new mom, wife, and new resident of suburban Atlanta. Here you will find my take on family, fitness, running, baking (NOT to be confused with cooking), finding a great bargain and making wherever life takes us a home.
I’m Cody and I am a wife, new mom, (“retired” for now) lawyer, runner and exercise enthusiast. My husband, Drew, and I met our junior year at Clemson University and married in May 2014. In February 2016, I became mommy to a wonderful, sweet, smart and kind baby boy, Reid. In March 2018, I became an official “boy mom” as we added our second son, Walker, to our family. My boys are the lights of my life and I am forever blessed because of them. And our family would not be complete without our four-legged bundle of joy, Scout!
Home was always an important word to me, but it wasn’t until my husband and I welcomed our son into the world that home means everything. Home is where life begins and ends. Home is a place of comfort and love. As a stay at home mom, I strive everyday to make our house a home and a place for our family to grow and prosper. I look forward to sharing daily pieces of our home in this blog.
I have called myself a runner since my sophomore year in college. Like many, I gained the freshman
15 20 and realized that I needed to do something about my health. Throughout my life, I have always been active playing sports and eating well. However, being away at school with endless amounts of buffet style meals, Dominos on speed dial and zero trips to Fike (the school’s gym) I let my health and weight go.
In the fall of my sophomore year, I went home to Maryland to run the Baltimore 5k. Being able to run had always been simple to me and running 3 miles was something I never thought I would have to train for. However, barely being able to finish the Baltimore 5k made me realize how much I needed to check on my health.
That spring I ran my first half marathon with a couple of my sorority sisters. The race allowed me to focus on my health and accomplish my goal. Since that race, I have never looked back. I have run numerous half marathons, 10ks and 5ks and have completed 5 full marathons.
I may not be the fastest runner, but I certainly have a passion for lacing up my running shoes and seeing where the road takes me!