Hi, I'm Lou.
I love music. I also have a new love for running.
Join me as I develop my love for, knowledge of, and skills in running and as I move further into my love and joy from music.
I'm married to a wonderful man, Drew. We were married in 2009 in the LDS Bountiful Utah Temple.
Currently, I'm a stay-at-home mom to my sweet daughter El, born in 2012. She keeps me on my toes and makes me smile each day.
Now, we live in the Bothell, Washington, area.
I'm not a professional musician, athlete, or health professional. I'm a historian.
I attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
I studied history, and graduated in 2010 with my Bachelor's of Arts in History, with minors in English and in Women and Gender Studies.
I continued my studies at Utah State University and received my Master's of Arts in American History in 2012. I wrote my thesis on Salt Lake City's Japanese American Community during World War II.
I love history and want a way to continue to learn and report what I learn. I plan to do some posts about runners and cellists in history.
I started playing the piano at age 6 and took lessons for ten years.
I began playing the cello at age 11 (in 6th grade), began lessons with Larissa the next year, studied with her for five years, and studied with Viktor Uzur as a senior in high school. After three years of not celloing, I joined the Cache Symphony Orchestra, which I participated in for three years.
Currently, I play the organ for my Church congregation.
I was not an athlete at all growing up. I was a scholar and a musician. I ran sometimes from high school on. Only at the beginning of 2013 did it become a regular thing, and only in May 2013 that I trained for anything---a half marathon.