In 2007, I discovered a passion for running. In the beginning, I could barely run a 1/2 mile. With the support of my running partners and friends, I stayed motivated and continued to pound the pavement. Thanksgiving 2007, I ran my first 5K race, The Turkey Trot.
Since then, I have increased my distance and have become completely addicted to the adrenaline rush of races. My love of running has only continued to grow as well as my list races and running accomplishments. In 2013, I added “Marathon Maniac” and in October 2014, I ran my first charity race at the Chicago Marathon for #TeamDannyDid. In February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon at the Tenth Annual A1A Marathon.
In the fall of 2018, I began a new journey and chapter when I made the decision to homeschool my son. Tapping into my former life as an elementary educator, I realized I had trained my entire life for the role as a homeschooling parent as well as discovering a new passion. Homeschooling opened a new obsession into the marathon world of unschooling.
During my time as a homeschooling parent, I quickly learned that I could combine my two passions: teaching and fitness. In 2022, I became an Orton-Gillingham Assosciate to help dyslexic and struggling readers. In 2023, I became a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor.
Run DMT (an old school play on my initials) shares a healthy lifestyle of fitness, food and family fun from a Tampa Bay homeschooling mom on the run. Readers can experience our homeschooling life through family-friendly learning activities and field trips, healthy recipes, beautiful photo journaling and well-written storytelling as well as relive my races and training runs through photo-rich recaps.
By following Run DMT, readers will get a glimpse into the mad world of this homeschooling mom on the run who’s just trying maintain an easy pace between raising a family and races.
To read my race recaps, click on Mom on a Run.