I started running in middle school because I wanted to beat my older sister. I never thought that my relentless desire to win would grow into a passion I would pursue well into my adult life. What started as a petty sibling rivalry slowly grew into something I couldn't live without today.
My name is Andie Cozzarelli and I am a professional distance runner on Oiselle's Haute Volée team. I graduated in 2013 with an engineering degree from North Carolina State University where I ran on the Varsity Cross Country & Track team. I joined the Volée team in 2014 after struggling for a year trying to find myself as a post-collegiate athlete in the working world. I welcomed the opportunity as I longed for that team atmosphere I had throughout the entirety of my running career. Joining Oiselle turned out to be the best thing that could have ever happened to me. In November of 2014 I qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Trials Marathon. I joined the Haute Volée team in 2015 which has brought me to where I am today!
As of now I am pursuing goals both on the track and the roads. In college my specialty was the 10k, the dreaded 25 lap race that I somehow fell in love with. Ultimately my main goal is to spread my love of running to those around me and hopefully inspire others to go after what they love.
In addition to running I am passionate about food and nutrition. I was placed a gluten-free diet in college due to suspected celiac disease (I was never tested before the transition) and since have placed a high significance on the how I nourish my body.
This blog will serve as my outlet to spread both my experiences racing and training and my tips for improving performance through nutrition. Be on the lookout for my favorite recipes and the trials and tribulations of being a distance runner. Enjoy :)