About

Hello, my name is Madison and this is my blog I'd Rather Be Eating. This blog is essentially about my passion for running, fitness and food!


I love fresh seasonal produce and shopping at the Farmers Market. I have a mean sweet tooth, seriously that beast is fierce!


I am not sure why I am hugging a large ice cream cone here...I am lactose intolerant. In 2004, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Needless to say colitis doesn't always make running easy for me. Though oddly enough I didn't start running long distance until 2006, a couple of years after being diagnosed. I didn't talk about this on the blog for a long time because I was embarrassed about it but I eventually realized that it is just something I have to deal with and even though it is a part of my life, it doesn't define who I am.


I was born in Vietnam and came to the US when I was fairly young...on a boat and it wasn't a pleasure cruise...if you get my drift. I've lived in Southern California practically my entire life. Nowadays you can probably find me running and eating around the OC.

I am the eldest and these are my four lovely younger sisters.


Aside from running, I also like to bake, cook, craft, read, have afternoon tea, travel, blog, shop, surf the web, spend time with my sisters/family, but my favorite is when my Yorkie takes me for walks. You will see a little bit of all that on my blog. 

This is my husband! As you can see, he likes the Yankees, Affliction shirts and orange juice. He also  likes to pick things up and put them down. ^_^




















A Yorkie owns me...no wait...I mean...I own a Yorkie! Okay, who am I kidding, he pretty much has me wrapped around his little paw. This is Teddy...Yorkie extraordinaire!









This is Sister K! I "borrow" a lot of her photographs so I thought she deserved her own spot on my roll call sheet. Sister K loves photography, is an amazing artist, tech savvy, loves Apple products and works with numbers. Plus, she is an even bigger foodie than me.