HELLO and welcome to Sweet Tooth Runner!

My name is Emma, and I started this blog at the end of 2010 to talk about the loves of my life: running and food!


Running is my passion, and I am completely obsessed and in love with it. In less than two years, I went from someone who literally couldn’t run for two minutes to someone who competes in cross country and on the track at regional and national level. I went from someone who hated any form of physical activity to someone who trains pretty much every day, and loves every second of it.

Kent Schools 1

You can read more about how I began running here.


I was born and still live in London, England. I love this city and this country, and I’m proud to call it home!



However I am not a fan of the great British weather…but not even a mini blizzard will stop me from getting in a good track session!



I am a classical musician. I fund my expensive peanut butter/coffee/energy bar addiction by doing quartet jobs.


The viola is my main instrument, but I also play the piano and sing. I was going to go on to study at music college until I changed my mind at the end of 2011 after deciding that a career as a musician wasn’t for me. I still love music though, and usually spent ~20 hours a week doing it!


In September 2011, I joined a running club and never looked back. Being part of a team, training with fellow crazy runners in all weathers, and racing most weekends has brought me so much joy!

Kent Schools 5


I am a foodie. I love food, cooking, baking, and spend more time than I probably should drooling over everything on Foodgawker. I’m also a vegan, and I have the world’s craziest sweet tooth. Cupcakes are my kryptonite.



I’m a little obsessed with my dog. His name is Buddy and he is a Miniature Schnauzer. Expect to see this furry face on the blog a lot!



In the rare moments that I’m not running/eating/music-ing/studying/sleeping, I can usually be found watching reruns of Friends, sneakily reading running magazines off the shelves, or shopping whilst wearing a monkey onesie.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy my blog!!

68 Responses to About

  1. You're such a well-rounded person, I love it!! Keep it up :) By the way, your hair is so long and gorgeous – I'm jealous! Can't wait to read more from you!!

  2. Your blog is fabulous. And I narrate it in my head in a British accent, is that bad? ;) (mostly I'm jealous)

    Looking forward to reading more! :)

  3. I legit love your blog! Do people in London use the word legit!?! haha I'm so jealous that you live so close to the city though, that's so cool!! Out of all the fave foods you listed, they're all literally my favorites too, except the green monsters, which I really think I'd love but have been just a little too scared to try;) But it seems we have a lot in common and I absolutely can't wait to read more!!

  4. I'm so glad I found your blog Emma! You sound like such a great person. We have so much in common – I love meeting other sweet tooths, runners, and foodies via Blog World. Can't wait to read more of your blog! :-D


  5. o.m.g. BUDDY is a schnauzer!? i have one, too! when is your birthday? i think if we lived close to each other we would be BFF's for sure. i'm a little bit in love with your blog!

  6. Loooove what i'm reading from your blog so far!! It looks like we have lots in common and I am looking forward to reading more! :)

  7. Hi Emma!! I just found your blog – love it! :D

    I love all your favorite foods!! And yes, I'm obsessed with yummy foods ;)

    P.S. I love your hair – it's beautiful!

  8. emma @ emmakgray.blo

    I just discovered your blog and I thought it was fun we have the same name and I have a mini schnauzer too!
    Her name is Avery : )
    Love the blog!!!

  9. Just came across your blog and am loving it so far! You live near London? That’s so awesome!
    Ann Claire recently posted..Spinach Prom

  10. I love your “about” page- so funny! :)

  11. Oh I love to run too! And I love chocolate :) Love your blog btw!
    lynne recently posted..My Entry for The Sweetest Kitchens Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge!

  12. So cool that your from the London area! I’ve always wanted to visit! I really like your blog and love that you love chocolate! haha

  13. I’m EXACTLY the same with dates. They are nature’s ultimate sweet treat! I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of them.
    I’m new to your blog, but I’ll def keep my eye on this one! :) x
    Sara MM recently posted..Healthy Update 1- Food is Fuel

  14. your blog is awesome! we have pretty much the same food addictions, especially oats, pb, chocolate, raisins, tofu, and spinach :) and running is the best!

  15. [...] butter and maple syrup together until it comes together as a lovely sauce) I totally saw this on Emma’s blog and fell in love with the [...]

  16. o.m.g. BUDDY is a schnauzer!? i have one, too! when is your birthday? i think if we lived close to each other we would be BFF’s for sure. i’m a little bit in love with your blog!

  17. I love your blog almost as much as I love your outlook on life! :) Reading your about me made me wonder if I had written it myself!

  18. You are so inspiring. Seriously you are one of the reasons I actually started recovery. Without your blog i would still be stuck in the disordered eating rut but your blog has given me hope and I really, really appreciate it. Thanks so much! <3

  19. Ahh a fellow Brit Blogger! Love it! Nice to ‘meet’ you! :) I Just moved to Cyprus from London a year ago and I miss it! :(

  20. Just found your blog and love it so far! Can’t wait to read more! :)

  21. I’m so glad I found your blog! IT seems like we have a lot in common so I can’t wait to read more! you have gorgeous hair btw so long & pretty! & who doesn’t love chocolate & baking? :)

  22. Just ran across your blog from a old WIAW post, and I love it!
    You have a great attitude towards life, and I love it!
    Can’t wait to read more from you!

  23. Hey Emma! Been reading your blog for months but realized I’d never read your about me – it’s fabulous, just like the rest of your blog, of course :)

  24. Your blog is fabulousa and you are such an awesome girl ;) Omygosh we are birthday twins too!! So glad someone else loves dressing up!

  25. Just found your blog and love it! we european girls need to start catching up on the american blogging world. great happy photos! stop by sometime :)

  26. Just stumbled across your blog – I love it! Nice to find another UK based blogger – it seems there are a lot more than I initially thought. Also I hear you on the dates, I’m hauling a kilo of dates back to uni tonight! YUM.

  27. Love this about me! and I love food. blog stalking you now!!!!

  28. I’d really like to know what you are going to school for (maybe nutrition) and where? I’m interested in nutrition and maybe becoming a nutritionist…any tips? How did you know it was for you? Sorry for all the questions…lol!

    • I’m actually not going to study nutrition I don’t think, but most likely exercise science/kinesiology or sports medicine. I do love nutrition though so I will take it as a minor if I can! The most important thing is to do your research- look into colleges that offer nutrition/dietetics as a major and read about their courses. They’re all different so the important thing is finding one that is what you want :) Good luck with it!! <3

  29. Emma we totally need to meet up for some kind of healthy chocolate eating coffee fest.. :) Or Pancake Sundays haha !

    • Definitely!! I am thinking of organising a Christmas blogger meet-up or something similar! Which OBVIOUSLY will involve both chocolate and coffee haha! And then meet up every Pancake Sunday after that forever! :D

  30. I just found your blog and am really excited to read more of posts. :)

  31. Okay sooo I just discovered your blog and HOLY FREAKIN CRAP you’re amazing!! I absolutely love your personality, your smile is infectious! :D Lookin forward to reading more from ya girl!

  32. I just found your blog! Can’t wait to start reading through some of your posts. ~Leslie

  33. Just found your blog and love it! Check mine out if you get a minute…Thanks!

  34. those dates look scrumdidlyupcious (: u are my idiol i wanna meet you to inspire me.. ahaha omg! hahah u are too cute girl! CYA<3

  35. Hi, really glad I found your blog, you seem a lot of fun. Mostly, though, I’m commenting cus I’m excited that I have the same hairband as you (New Look, yeh!).

  36. I literally just found your blog and had to comment because you’re so upbeat and relatable (I never comment on about me’s!) Your story about living a healthy and balanced life is inspiring and I’m excited to keep reading! PS — My life is fueled by crunchy pb and chocolate too, don’t worry

  37. I love you and your blog! Im a new blogger.

  38. you’re so pretty but you should pluck your eyebrows a little less! i think they look better when they’re slightly fuller in the middle :)

  39. Just found your blog on a blogroll and am shocked I hadn’t found it sooner- I LOVE IT! Just wanted to let you know. Gotta go read all about running with Paula- so cool!

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  41. Love the new about page! I just had my first vegan cupcakes-don’t know how I’ve been a vegan for several months and haven’t had cupcakes-and thought of you.

  42. This further confirms that we’re long lost twins! Singing is my main thing but I also play viola and piano (and flute). And my dog’s name is Buddy, too! And I’m also a sweet-toothed vegan who loves to bake. And I thought I would NEVER be able to run but now that I’m working hard at it I’m realizing that it’s totally possible!

    Yay! :)

  43. Love the new update! :)

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  45. Hey Emma,

    Amazing blog you’ve got here!
    I love finding bloggers who are just as passionate about running and food as I am!
    and others who are guilty of sneakily reading the running magazines… can so relate there ;)

    I’m a relatively newish runner, only started few years ago, but I’m so hooked on it and in love!
    I’d love to join a running group like you did, looks like so much fun and you meet some awesome people :)

    I’m a tad jealous you’re from London! I love it there, and plan to go do some of my university degree over there.

    Kloe xx

    • Hey Kloe!!

      Thanks chica!! Aaah sounds like we are twins ;) I’m a relatively newish runner too…I’ve been running about 2.5 years, although it feels like a lifetime! I can’t recommend joining a running group more. It not only improved my running SO much, but I’ve made some amazing runner-friends and run and raced in amazing places with them! Joining that club a year ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made :)

      London is awesome, you should totally come here for part of your degree!!

      Emma <3

  46. Your blog is precious! We have a lot in common – I am training for my 3rd marathon, am vegan and have an insatiable sweet tooth. And I love to travel. Looking forward to using your recipes. Stay sweet and focused and you will be successful in all that you do. Much love to you!

  47. I play the viola too! It’s the best instrument, noone ever knows what it is! I have yet to join an orchestra since moving to London though. Too much time spent running!

  48. Haha thanks! :)

  49. In a British accent! Haha! :P

  50. Haha well I rarely hear it used! :P

    Love your blog too gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by :)

  51. Thanks girlie! Sounds like we're twinnies then!!

  52. YES! Schnauzers are the best!!

    2nd Sept, take note! And we totally would be! :D

  53. Thanks girl! :)

  54. i KNEW you were a virgo. i'm september 4th.

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