Once upon a time…

Dorothy Hamill's biggest fan

There was a little Midwestern girl who loved books and long walks. In fact, her non-stop energy and ability to walk for miles perplexed her parents.

A three-year old with energy to spare

As she got older, her bookwormish ways evolved and she developed a habit of reading late into the night, sometimes using a flashlight long after “lights out.” Her energy was still there, too, but she channeled it into figure skating, trying hard to emulate her idol Dorothy Hamill, right down to the haircut.

As a middle-school and high-school student, she realized she liked writing as much as reading. She won some local writing contests and started thinking that one day, maybe that was what she wanted to do for a profession. Upon college graduation, she made that happen, beginning her career as a writer for medical magazines.

An 80s girl seeking her way

But something was still missing. In her early 30s, she discovered what it was: endurance sports. Many triathlons and running races later, she found that nothing fulfilled her like the hours of training and sense of competition.

And then that girl had an idea–why not marry her passions of writing and endurance sports? She began a blog to showcase her ability to write on these topics. She got her coaching certification to give more credibility to her writing voice. She landed a regular column with the IronGirl newsletter, wrote articles for Weight Watchers magazine, Baltimore magazine, and Washington Running and Racing Report, among others.

That girl grew up and found running

Today, that girl is happy with all the opportunities to combine her true loves. But she’s always on the look out for more and keeps her phone lines open for quality fitness magazines that might want to come calling. If you’re one of them, that girl can deliver well-researched, concise, timely articles on whatever running, health or fitness topic you need covered.

You can track that girl down on Twitter, Facebook, or her blog using the icons to the right or the Contact tab above. She looks forward to hearing from you!

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  1. says

    I did the same thing with reading under the covers. Except my Dad would hide the flashlight. So, I had like the very first LED watch, An Armitron with red numbers that lit up when you pushed a button. I would hold that button and use the red light to read by. Too funny. But of course, I did not pursue an ice dancing dream…
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  2. says

    I started reading your blog well over a year ago because it was/is so informational, not the standard stuff, very detailed and well written. You are very serious about your sport and I appreciate that view point because it is helpful as I become more commited to racing. There is a defintie tone of crediblity felt from you, which is why I am still a reader, not a lot of time for fluff. Even through your injury you were able to relate to injured and unigured runners. Not trying to kiss ass just honest feedback. I know it takes unpaid time to do what you love to do, so… Thanks Miss Zip!
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  3. says

    Love your story! I would hire you in a second if I had a reputable fitness magazine. :) Glad you’ve been able to mesh your two loves so well… I’m still on the journey of figuring out what my best use of my time/ work is or will be so it’s always inspiring to read ways that it can be done.
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