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Catching up with Healthy Ashley

The Basics: 24 year old Ashley Stephens, lives in Orlando, FL, and has been blogging as Healthy Ashley for years. Today she has some news to share about a new role she has taken on… Why do you run? I started running because with each mile running would open up what’s possible for me. Every first (first 5k, first 20 mile run, first ultra) showed me I was stronger than I thought. Now I run more to clear my mind and for the sense of accomplishment in the middle of a regular week. When do you prefer to run? I prefer running in the early morning before the day gets busy, but sometimes the snooze button wins and I run early evening. When/Where was your best run ever? My best run ever was my first 20 … Read entire article »

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Catching Up With Kim Prytherch

Catching Up With Kim Prytherch

The Basics: 40 year old stay at home mom from Point Pleasant, NJ. Kim was the first runner to complete our Interstate Challenge! She ran the E Murray Todd Half Marathon in NJ and the Walt Disney World Marathon in FL. When/How did you start running? In August 2011, I started the C25K program, and then decided to go for the Half Marathon. I ran 4 Half Marathons last year, and did 6 so far this year, plus … Read entire article »

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Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World

Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World

This is a guest post by Megan Biller, co-author of “Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World“. When I began to research my first half marathon, I had no idea where to start. I looked at the race website and tried to glean every piece of information I could. I found a map of the course and race start time, but that was about it. I wanted more information. I searched online for hours and hours. … Read entire article »

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Catching Up with Jesica D’Avanza

Catching Up with Jesica D’Avanza

The basics: Jesica is a 31 year old Senior Director of strategic communications for the American Cancer Society at their national Headquarters in Atlanta. She’s also the blogger behind runladylike.com, where she writes about uncensored and often un-ladylike adventures of marathon and triathlon training. She grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida, about 40 minutes from Digital Running headquarters. When/How did you start running? Running has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. It … Read entire article »

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Catching up with Lance Delgado & The Badass Bash

Catching up with Lance Delgado & The Badass Bash

The Basics: 29 year old Lieutenant for a fire department in Fort Myers, FL, and Race Director of the upcoming Badass Bash. Why do you run? The reason I run is because it gets me outside. I never do the treadmill or elliptical, I like to see the neighborhood I live in. When do you prefer to run? I prefer to run in the am before the day starts. It always clears my head and has a … Read entire article »

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Getting Goofy: Friends at the Finish

Getting Goofy: Friends at the Finish

At the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, Digital Running hosted a meetup with Megan Biller, author of Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World. There we met Brittany, who had traveled to Florida from Illinois where she works at Running Central, and was now halfway through her Goofy Challenge. The Goofy Challenge involves running the Donald Duck Half Marathon on Saturday and the Mickey Mouse Full Marathon the next morning, Sunday. When you … Read entire article »

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Catching Up with the IronGoof

Catching Up with the IronGoof

The basics: Brad Minus is an IT Project Manager who resides in Tampa, Florida. At least, that’s his day job. He also does some singing, acting, running coaching and racing around. Why do you run? I have to say I run because I enjoy it.  It is actually mediation for me. When I realized I could run long distances, I was able to let go and just enjoy the mobility I create. There are two places I … Read entire article »

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