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1 Year!

On this day one year ago, I sat in my downtown Cleveland apartment and launched byky! When I started, I wasn't sure what I was doing. All I knew was that I was finally listening to that voice in the back of mind that kept telling me to start a blog. I put it off [...]

Raleigh Recap

After a short hiatus, I'm back with an update on where I have been for the last few months. Short answer, I've been exploring a new state! At the start of 2016 Brandon and I packed up a truck and headed south to our new home in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina has always been a dream [...]


If any of you know my family or me or follow us on any social media platform then you probably already know that we are a very competitive bunch. That competitiveness skyrockets when you start talking aboutSpikeball. If you have not heard of or played Spikeball yet then you are missing out! My family never [...]

Half Marathon – Personal Record

Well – we did it! Alexa and I completed the Nationwide Children’s Half Marathon last weekend in Columbus. We crossed the finish line in 1 hour and 53 minutes, setting personal records and accomplishing our goal of finishing under 2 hours. This year's time was 16 minutes faster than last year! We were shocked we were [...]

#JustMathied Wedding Pictures

July 11th came and went in a flash and just like that I've been a Mathie for 3 months. Oh, how time flies! The past months have consisted of adjusting to a new home, learning how to sign my new name (which I still have yet to master I might add) and recently, obsessively looking at our wedding pictures. It has taken [...]

Every Step Counts

I am currently in training for my second half-marathon. I can’t believe I just typed that sentence. I never thought that I would be able to say that I ran one-half marathon, and here I am training for my second. In 3 weeks, my close friend Alexa and I will be heading to Columbus, OH for [...]