Welcome to I Crashed The Web! My name is Melissa and I am a New Yorker living in Cleveland. I like a lot of things … and write about all of them. I mostly blog about running, other health and fitness-related stuff, cooking, baking, traveling, and exploring my newest home, Cleveland. I also talk about my husband (“B” – I met him at college in Boston) … if you see photos of me in this blog, it’s more than likely that I asked him to take them.
And most recently, I also share stories of my life as a mom of two – I have two kids under the age of 5, FW And LM.
I have always loved to write. When I was too young to spell, I would tell stories to my dad, who would transcribe them for me (not joking – my parents still have them all!). In sixth grade, I published a fictional novel (ask me about it sometime). In high school, I went to writing workshops and conferences (my favorite? New England Young Writers @ Middlebury’s Bread Loaf campus). Now, I blog.
I’m slightly addicted to running and baking (which may or may not be related). I enjoy running half marathons and anything under, and once trained for a full, but got injured (you can read about that debacle, here). My goal this year is to run 1,000 miles and I met the goal in August! When I’m not running, I’m baking. I’m not a food photographer, so you’ll have to bear with my photos of my baking recipes. I’m learning to cook (B is a better cook), so you’ll to bear with my cooking photos as well. Some of my favorite baking creations include:
I really enjoy traveling. When I was in high school and college, I traveled to Spain, France and Italy with my family. In college, I studied abroad in Ecuador, and lived with a family that didn’t speak any English. No, I’m not fluent in Spanish (sadly). Since I’ve met B, we’ve traveled throughout the U.S. and also to London, Costa Rica, Ireland, Canada, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Macau and the British Virgin Islands, and I can’t wait to travel even more when the kids are older!
I work at an integrated marketing agency. What I express here are solely my views and thoughts and have NOTHING to do with the firm I work at OR the clients we represent. Unless I say otherwise.
To contact me, please shoot me an email at melissakoski [at] gmail [dot] com