About Me

426598_10151734283387176_401966248_nWelcome to Medium Roast!

My name is Kristen and I have a whole lot of hobbies. I love to read, write, run, and bake!

In the past two years I have:

  • Received my Master’s Degree in English
  • Earned my 2nd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo
  • Moved to Ohio
  • Got my first big girl job
  • Ran my first half marathon

And now I’m just trying to figure out how to balance all of my loves and still hold a day job!

This blog is where I write about pursuing the hobbies that make my life amazing and to share my journey with you! Why “Medium Roast”? Because coffee is the fuel that keeps me moving!

Telling stories is my true passion. Someday I hope to write a best-selling novel (or 6!) but for now, I’m still working on improving my craft and telling good stories.


This is my boyfriend, Ben, who is the reason I moved to Ohio (and also a big part of how I got my job!) He is the best race-day companion there is! He is my alpha reader and my food tester, too.


My passion for running is new, and it’s strong! I love the community. Everyone is enthusiastic, supportive, and motivated. I am so excited to dig deeper into the sport, participate in more races, and really see what kind of athlete I can be.

My Running Personal Records

5k – 24:28
4-mile – 33:11
5-mile – 41:55
10k – 53:52
10-mile – 1:26:59
HM – 1:58:56


My favorite time of  day is mid-morning when I can sit on the porch, sip coffee, and read a book after an early morning run.

Stay in touch!

Follow me on Twitter @kayeeegee or emailing me at kegrace.mediumroast@gmail.com.



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