Hi, I'm Dawn!

My promise is to use all my experience, knowledge and gifts to catapult you into discovering beautiful You! 

 

A marathoner, writer, personal trainer, nutrition and running coach, I offer methodologies learned from experience! 

I conquered abusive relationships, addiction, disordered eating and came through a tragic accident that left me helpless. I know how to turn challenges into opportunities! 

Let's Get to Know Each Other

I hope to have the honor of meeting you. You were led to find me because paths cross for a reason. You’re meant to be here and it’s time to take charge of your life!

I’m an accomplished athlete with 23 marathons and hundreds of races completed, winning my division   in most of them. I discovered running after ending a 2 1/2 pack per day cigarette addiction while also battling a long history of bulimia. Running catapulted me into a life of energy and joy I never thought possible. I’m also a personal trainer in mind/body/wellness, nutritional educator, running coach and Reiki master, and I’m passionate about helping people actualize their fullest potential.

It hasn’t always been easy, but I believe that challenges open doors.

At the age of 50 I was struck head-on by a truck while running my usual morning run. Thrown 20 feet   into the air, I found myself in a fetal position with head trauma, a protruding knee bone on one side and a shattered tibia plateau on the other. I had no idea at the time that the extent of my injuries would not only have me fighting for my life, but also for my return to running.

Life brings challenges, but I see them as opportunities to create miracles! 

After weeks and multiples surgeries and complications, I found myself alone and helpless. Wherever the nurse placed me for the day is where I was remained. I couldn’t move. It’s quite humbling to be so vulnerable that you need to rely on someone else for even your most basic needs. My goal of running ultra-marathons quickly diminished to being able to go to the bathroom on my own, take a shower unassisted, and return to sleeping in my upstairs bed.

 

Yet the thought of giving up never occurred to me. I knew deep in my soul running set me free and I needed to live that joy again.  Over the next year I went from a hospital bed, to wheelchair, to walker, to a cane. Despite all odds, I came to running and now I log in 50 miles per week.

I learned how life can change in a heartbeat, but that change made me a Badass Woman and catapulted me into finding my JOY!

XOXO

 

The Authentic Wanderer, spreading Joy along the way.

Certifications:

Athlete, author, lifestyle transformation guide 

Certified RRCA running coach (Road Runner Clubs of America) 

USTAF coach (United States Track and Field)

American Red Cross Health & Safety Instructor

Certified Nutritional Health Educator and Personal Fitness Trainer 

Certified Master Reiki Practitioner, intuitive, empath, inspirational speaker & dynamic vocalist

Personal Records & Achievements
 
Races
  • ​​​Twenty-three marathons

  • 50 half marathons

  • Thousands of races from 5k to15k

  • Dawn repeatedly wins her age division

  • ​4th place Marine Corp PR of 3:18

  • 1st Place Division Awards in Marathons

    • Disney World (2x)

    • NJ Marathon (3x)

    • Kiawah Island

    • Tamarindo Beach

    • Lost Dutchman (2014 & 2015)​

Personal Records (PR) ​​
  • 5 19:35

  • 5k miles 3:18

  • 10k 42:08

  • 15k 1:06

  • 10 miles 1:10

  • 1/2 marathon 1:30:46

​​​In 2006, Dawn was struck head-on by a truck while running. Told she wouldn't walk normally and never run again, she took on the challenge with courage and determination. After a two-year arduous journey, Dawn came back running. Always up for a challenge, she gave all but her marathon trophies away determined to comeback from where she was now. Dawn proceeded to win her age division once again, proving her athleticism.

Post Accident PRs
  • 5k 21:52

  • 5 miles 37:02

  • 10k 44:08

  • 15k 1:13

  • 10 miles 1:13

  • 1/2 marathon 1:43

  • Marathon 3:56

 

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