Amanda Casanova is a writer living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Previously, she worked as a reporter for The Galveston County Daily News and The Houston Chronicle. She has contributed to U.S. News and World Report, Women’s Running Magazine, Active.com, and Dallas’ D Magazine wellness site. She runs with her rescue dog, Prince, and regularly takes photos of their adventures at @amandacasanova. She also tweets via @acasanova10.