Live (about me)

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!

In January of 2012 I completed my first full marathon and in January 2013 I completed the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, which is a half marathon on Saturday followed by a full marathon on Sunday!

Oh…and if you actually want to know a bit about ME  – My name is Danielle, I’m in my 30’s, I worked in professional sports for 9 years, but left several years ago to work on my new goal of becoming a physical therapist!  (I recently began a Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Boston and am expected to graduate in January of 2019!)

I’m also a certified yoga teacher and love sharing the benefits of yoga with other runners and athletes.

My husband Jason and I split our time between Cape Cod and Boston (where I am in school) with our mini dachshund Madison!  We love running, the beach and all things Disney!

For more fun and random facts about me check out

21 Things You May Not Know About Me

10 thoughts on “Live (about me)

  1. Nice to meet you Danielle. Good luck with your up coming races in 2013. By the way Madison is just adorable!

  2. I totally decided to follow your blog because I’m also a runner w/a mini-doxie. Best dogs ever 🙂

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