Hey there, Internet! Welcome to AthletiKaty! Formerly known as Lulu & the Box, content has evolved to currently cover a generally active (early) thirty-something way of living life in the most comfortable, delicious and entertaining way possible. I’m not immune to fragmented sentences and odd adjectives. See 2 sentences prior.
Currently living in CT, I’m a lifelong New Englander who’s been jonesing to move left of the Mississippi River as soon as my professional life allows. I must admit that the instagram envy is real of anyone who lives within reasonable driving distance of spectacular mountain ranges and any of the US national parks.
I grew up playing sports and went through quite the extreme tomboy phase when I was younger, so it’s slightly amusing and surreal to have established a fashion-related niche for myself on the internet. Yet, here we are. While some individuals make blogging their profession, publishing AthletiKaty has is a fun and creative hobby for me. I have a full-time job which sometimes strains my time and energy, so there are some times where I’m unable to post as often as I’d like.
Having graduated from Syracuse University with a triple-major in International Relations, Psychology and Spanish, I intended to go into intelligence (for real, I wanted to join the CIA). However, I wound up in the completely unrelated field of remote sports broadcast operations. Nine years down the rabbit hole, I wouldn’t trade what I’m doing for the world.
Ever since I was a little girl, two places I always LOVED to be were stadiums and airports. Where do I get paid to spend a good chunk my of time as an adult? Stadiums and airports. My job affords me frequent opportunities to hop a plane and visit new places across the country, helping me to meet my goal of visiting all 50 US states. (Almost there, I’m at 42.)
In recent years, I’ve found myself living life in as much lululemon as possible. A sucker for a comfortable, functional and flattering outfit, I consider myself a very relatable poster child for the athleisure trend. Align Pants under sweater dresses are a mainstay in my wardrobe. I am not above wearing Wunder Unders on a first date. (True story.)
My favorite non-CrossFit ways to get outside and play include running, hiking, swimming, snowboarding, tennis, paddleboarding and golf. I am also outdoorsy in the sense that I enjoy drinking outside on patios.
About the Blog
AthletiKaty is a sister site to my original blogging adventure, OccasionalFaileo.com. Established in 2012, I dug myself into a a bit of a paleo+kerrygold food niche. However, I’m more than just food. As a creature of habit, I fell into ruts and would eat the same thing for lunch weeks on end, leading to dry spells in ideas and relief that the sink wasn’t full of dirty dishes for once.
In late 2014, I tired of focusing on food and food alone, so I began to incorporate the Irrelevance of the Week into the OF. That only lasted for about a month until things got extremely busy at work, and the lack of natural lighting in the winter for food photos wore me down. I temporarily stepped away from food blogging for my own sanity’s sake.
I found myself missing an outlet for creating random, lighthearted content – therefore Lulu & the Box was born in March of 2015.
What will you find here?
Reviews, Recommendations & Randomness.
Now keep calm, LUON and I hope you keep coming back for more as this little blog of mine continues to grow!
…of course there’s fine print.