We’re excited to introduce to you our 2015 ZOOMA Cape Cod Ambassadors. This group of amazing women will help our runners stay informed, motivated and inspired as they train for ZOOMA Annapolis.
Dani never liked running so never thought she would have to write a bio about her running escapades, but here she is. She gave running a shot in 2005-2006 (capped by a full marathon) before injuries sidelined her, but after surviving back injury and back surgery she gave running another shot … and it stuck. Dani blogs about weight loss (80 lbs shed), running and healthy living at Weight Off My Shoulders. She is a 6-time marathoner, who will be making that seven after running the 2015 Boston Marathon with Tedy’s Team, in honor of the American Stroke Association. In January 2014, Dani took on her biggest running feat to date – the Dopey Challenge at Disney World. The Dopey Challenge was four races in four days – 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon – aka 48.6 magical miles. Running has proven to be a great release for Dani and has been able to inspire friends and family to give it a shot as well. If you ever want to find Dani at a race, look for her Sparkly Soul headband, Sparkle Athletic skirt and Superman socks – complete with capes!
Amy C is a 40-something year old runner, fitness junkie, and gluten-free newbie living in New Hampshire. She is the voice behind Running Escapades where she blogs about her adventures while trying to balance fitness, family, work, healthy living, and the lessons she has learned through these experiences. Her favorite running partners are her husband, the dog, and her three college-bound stepchildren when they are home. Amy loves spending time on the Cape and is returning to ZOOMA for her 4th year. Connect with Amy on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook
Angela is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist and an RRCA Running Coach, who has a love of all things running, yoga and healthy living. She started to get serious about running after the birth of her boy/girl twins in 2010. She used training for a half marathon as a way to lose the baby weight but more so for the quiet time to be alone with her thoughts and the road. Since then, she’s found that running is WAY more than exercise. She’s run numerous races from the 5k to marathon distance. She started her blog, Happy Fit Mama, as a way to connect with like-minded lovers of running and fitness. On it, she shares workouts, life stories of a working mama and healthy recipes from her kitchen. She lives on the New Hampshire Seacoast with her husband, two children and chocolate Lab, Cooper.
Kelly is the blogger behind Cupcake Kellys, she is a wife and mom, an amateur baker, and has a passion for fitness. She loves running but also loves her local fitness studios. She started long distance running in 2011 after the birth of her son, she ran two half-marathons that year, and has run countless 10k’s, and 5K’s. Her running career hasn’t been easy, it has been full of ups and downs, but the one thing that remains is that she loves the sport. Kelly has been an ambassador for the ZOOMA Cape Cod Race since 2013. She volunteered at the 2013 race after a miscarriage and came back in 2014 for a redemption race. She is hoping 2015 will be the year of the PR! Follow along with her adventures on her blog as well as Twitter and Instagram!
Nancy, or rather Fancy Nancy as her readers know her, is the real-life person behind Living the Dream. She started her blog in 2009 after the birth of her daughter as a way to keep herself accountable while she worked off the baby weight. She is a wife, mom of two little ladies (5 and 1), and an ESL teacher on Cape Cod, MA. As a busy working mom it would be easy to not find time for fitness, but running keeps her not only healthy but sane. When Mom’s sweating, everyone is happy! With a marathon (Boston 07), 31 half-marathons, and countless 5ks and 10ks under her belt, she has dedicated her life to fitness and being an example of health for those she loves.
Jessica M is a thirty-something mother runner to three crazy (but very lovable) young boys and a lazy greyhound, living the beach life on Cape Cod. She was once asked whether she runs to keep up with the boys or to run away, and she says it’s a little of both!
As a mother and a runner, Jessica believes strongly in helping others to live a healthy, active life. She started 30 Something Mother Runner to connect with other moms (and dads!) who run, but it has morphed into something much larger. In addition to running, she enjoy writing about healthy eating, healthy parenting, kids’ activities and toys, technology—basically a little bit of everything!
She started running in college after participating on sports teams her entire life. Running just seemed like the healthiest way to avoid the freshman 15 while exploring her college city of Tampa, Florida (go Spartans!).
After completing her first marathon a few years ago, Caroline now enjoys 10Ks, half marathons and weekly yoga classes to keep her body healthy and mobile. She also loves trying out new ‘trending’ fitness classes whether in Boston or traveling and blogs about her day-to-day life at The Trendy Trainer.
Jessica G is a working mom of two and the blogger behind Keeping Mommy Sane, where she writes about her attempts to juggle a full-time job, motherhood, marriage, fitness, living a healthy lifestyle … and (of course) her sanity. She discovered her love for running several years ago after her youngest child was born, and it has since become her outlet, hobby and much-needed “me” time – even if it means squeezing in lunchtime runs or hitting the treadmill at 5am before her family wakes up. Jessica has completed countless 5Ks and 10Ks, along with five half marathons, and loves knowing she is setting an example for her son and daughter about the importance of being physically active. When she isn’t working, running, writing or chasing after her kids, Jessica serves on her local PTO Executive Board and enjoys date nights with her husband, barre class, celebrity gossip and sharing a bottle of wine with her girlfriends. You can also find Jessica on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.
Nicolasa is a 4th grade teacher and mother to a 2 year old boy who keeps her on her feet! Nicolasa ran her first 5k in 2010 and was immediately hooked. For two years her preferred race distance was the 5k until a friend asked her to join a relay team where her leg would be 7 miles. After that run Nicolasa couldn’t stop thinking about running a half marathon. Taking a year off while pregnant, Nicolasa didn’t realize how challenging it would be to get back to her running self, post-baby. Her goal was to run a half marathon and that’s when she began to write about being a mother runner on her blog Shoe Laces and Bibs. A year after running her first half marathon Nicolasa achieved her biggest running goal on Oct 19, 2014 by crossing the finish line at her first marathon! It’s been a big running year and Nicolasa is excited to see what’s next in this amazing running journey.
Kara has lived on Cape Cod for the majority of her life and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! Running has always been something she loved doing but distance running was not always her favorite. She started off as a sprinter in high school then once she went off to school at Suffolk University she realized that she needed to transition to distance. Never really running more then three miles at a time last year Kara decided she wanted to run a half marathon something that never had crossed her mind before. In fact when it had crossed her mind she would always reply “I will NEVER run a half marathon” In 2013 however that changed and she ended up completing five half marathons and fell in love with the distance! She filled her 2014 race calendar with many many more half and other races and hasn’t stopped since! She also writes a blog all about her experience during races as well as race reviews at Makeup,Cupcakes & Running. For those who wondering those are three of her favorite things, including her two Chihuahua’s Cody and Bella! She is very much looking forward to being part of Zooma Cape Cod as well as the other races 2015 has in store for her!