Contributor

Alisha Perkins

MLB wife, mother, runner, writer, and borderline amazon addict

I am mom to two girls, wife to Glen Perkins (3 time All-Star Minnesota Twins closer) and owner to our dog, Harry Potter. I am a born and raised Minnesotan. I love running because it is real and relatively simple but it ain't easy. I hate olives and rude people.<br /> <br /> I live a very simple life in a crazy world. My husband's profession complicates and excites our normalcy. We interrupt this family to bring you the baseball season.<br /> <br /> I started blogging in 2012 after I discovered running and found my voice. It is hard to be ordinary when your husband is extraordinary and for a while I lived in his shadow. One day I stepped out of it, or rather I ran out and with each step my voice got stronger and I wanted to share it so I began runlikem0ther.com.<br /> <br /> My blog is mainly about running, my battle with anxiety, and exercise goodies in general but also about our life. Both my kiddos have gluten allergies and I was plagued with a dairy allergy and so that sneaks into a lot of the blog as well. I try not to take myself too seriously but I also want to be taken seriously. I am complicated, contradictory, illogical, and ironic, but at the end of the day I am just me. I try to be honest and authentic but I am also a wimp who doesn't want to offend. I walk the line.<br /> <br /> I am also a freelance writer in my oh so ample free time.<br /> My writing has graced Women's Running, Like the Wind Magazine, Fitness Most Magazine, Another Mother Runner, The Red Current, Minneapolis Running, Star Tribune, Girls with Sole, and Minnesota Twins Magazine.