About Me

Who am I? No one really. I’m a single mother, bookworm, tomboy, and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. I’m an average Jane by all accounts. But I like to run and I like to run A LOT. I also fell in love with lifting heavy things which led me to becoming an NPC Bikini competitor with Team Flawless Physique.

Why Trail Tart? Well, if you’ve been around for awhile, then you know this used to be EndorphinMom but a screw up with GoDaddy caused it to be bought by some random spammer who then held it for ransom. I chose to rebrand instead and take the focus to my running, racing, and my love of long trail runs rather than my role as a mom. Yes, I love my kids but I’m not going to write about them all the time. It’s not good for them or me.

So I went on a search for the perfect new name and most of the ones I liked were taken. I started to write down random words and somehow ended up with Trail Tart staring me in the face. Most people think a tart is a promiscuous woman but the truth is that it came from an Old English word meaning ‘rough’ or ‘sharp’. It also means ‘pleasantly sour or bitter’ like a tart apple or a lemon.

That comes pretty close to describing me. I’m rough around the edges and I don’t sugarcoat things. I also like to try new trails often so maybe I am promiscuous in that sense. It’s probably closer to the truth than some of the other names I considered like Victory Lap (I only win when nobody else shows up) or Dirt In My Skirt (not only is this a race series that I didn’t know about, it’s also highly unlikely I will ever wear a skirt). I also abhor makeup on any regular basis, wear jeans year round, eat worse than most couch potatoes, and chase adventure often.

There you have it. Me in a nutshell! Welcome to my world and feel free to become a follower if you like it. I don’t spam or mass mail so there’s no worries.