From the Little Acorn to the Big Apple

friends, food, and fitness

Hello Blogosphere! March 4, 2009

Filed under: Allison,Joanna,Welcome — flavprice @ 3:41 pm

Allison & Joanna here. Welcome to our health/fitness/food blog. Thanks for reading! We have been thinking of starting this for a really long time…and for some reason today it all clicked! We have been inspired by the many, many, many foodie/fitness blogs out there. Since we are currently training together for our first half marathon (on April 26, 2009) we wanted to share our training experience and fuel (aka FOOD) choices with you all.

I hope you like the name! Here is our history: we both went to Elon University in NC. We joined the same sorority, but were only together for a year when Joanna decided to quit. It was okay though, because we had barely known each other anyway, so no hard feelings . But, as fate would have it Joanna moved up to NYC in Sept. ’07 and Allison followed in the summer of ’08. Allison ended up being interviewed by Joanna for her current job! Needless to say Allison was hired, and the rest is history.

But, back to the name…”Elon” means “acorn” and was a very important symbol throughout our years in college. And of course, you all know the Big Apple is the great NYC….so there you have it: “From the Little Acorn to the Big Apple”!


This is Joanna and her husband Andrew:



And this is Allison and her beautiful niece, Emma.



2 Responses to “Hello Blogosphere!”

  1. Big McLargehuge Says:

    I have two fitness-related questions…

    1) Currently, my biceps and pecs together get about $2.63 per gallon and I’d like to increase my diesel-output capacity to over $3.50 per gallon. Do you have any thoughts for improvement in this area?

    B) Do either one of you know where the gun show/weight room/(insert tough-guy place here) is? If you need any help, it’s right over therrrrrrrrree (flexing muscles and pointing in a general direction)

  2. Gillian Says:

    Small world! I just came across your blog, and I realize we have a lot in common – I too went from a Little Acorn to the Big Apple. Cute name, by the way. I went to Elon, currently live in NYC, and am a runner gearing up for the Jersey City half marathon in September and the Philadelphia full marathon in November. I enjoy your running tips on the blog, and I look forward to reading more!

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