I am Aunt Dede – ACE-certified personal trainer, avid runner, Crossfit enthusiast, and adventure-loving traveler. Can we say racecatations anyone?

The truth is, my love of running and fitness started in 2012 when my niece was born… the same day I was lovingly dubbed Aunt Dede. My sister called me, told me she had a great idea, and asked me to run a marathon with her…. never mind the fact neither of us had ever done anything quite like that before. But, with both of our husbands in tow, we ran.

Our first race was the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Orlando, Florida – an amazing race for any girl, or guy, who wants a race experience like none other. From that day on, even after that (gulp) 2:30 a.m. wake-up call, I have been hooked. Now I try to run everywhere I possibly can – yep, even during my vacations!

Sure, I am not the fastest runner, nor will I ever be, but I am a runner. And you know what they say, it’s a RUNderful life!