My running journey began when a friend passed away after a year long battle with leukemia I wanted to do something in her memory. I wanted to fundraise, but I wanted it to be more than that, I wanted it to be something that really challenged me as well, something I had to work for and would be proud of accomplishing in her memory.
So, I visited the runDisney website, bought some running sneakers, found an app that would train me to go from the few minutes I could run at the time to a 5k and I was off!
During my training for the half marathon and right up through the race I met some great people and learned a lot about running, training and accomplishing a goal. It had been a long time since I had to put so much time and effort into accomplishing something, but in the end when I crossed the finish line the feeling was amazing – and I had raised over $2,700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of my friend.
I knew right away that wouldn’t be my last race!
Oh…and if you actually want to know a bit about ME - My name is Danielle, I’m 32 years old, I worked in professional sports for 9 years, but left a year ago to work on my new goal of becoming a physical therapist.
I recently finished my yoga teacher certification and love sharing the benefits of yoga with other runners and athletes.
I live on Long Island with my husband, Jason and our mini dachshund Madison! We love Cape Cod, the beach and all things Disney!
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