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 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!