ABOUT DEANNA

Hi everyone! My name is Deanna, and I am one of the founders of DoEpicRuns.com. Fitness, and running in particular, have changed my life in a major way.

Full disclosure: I have never been an athletic person. As an extremely accident prone child, it was hard enough for me to put one foot in front of the other; adding speed just seemed like an unnecessary risk. In high school, I shunned organized sports in favor of musical theater (unfortunately, “jazz hands” don’t burn many calories). And in college, while my more health conscious friends logged minutes on the treadmill, I logged minutes (and hours) at the local bar.

Fast forward a few years, and I was not a pretty sight. I was 25, fat and clearly an alcoholic. So I moved to California, got sober and my life started to come together. Boosted by a 10 lb weight loss (it’s funny how your body changes when you stop ingesting 3000 calories a day of straight booze), I started working with a trainer. As my body began to change, I got more and more hooked. I decided to add some extra cardio to the mix, and that, my friends, was when this runner was born.

I have been running for 2 years now, and it is one of the great joys of my life. There is nothing I enjoy more than taking off on a solo run and watching the sun rise on the beach, or crossing the finish line of a race with my best friends next to me, or the copious amounts of carbs I get to eat before a big race. 😉 Running is when I feel the most “me” – I feel alive in a way that is hard to put into words, but fills me with awe and gratitude.

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When I’m not running, you can find me studying for my personal training certification, obsessing about zombies/the zombie apocalypse, re-watching or re-reading Harry Potter for the thousandth time or appearing in ska music videos.

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Contact: deanna@doepicruns.com

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