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About Me

Hello I am Danielle. I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and two children. I love all thing outdoors and spending time with friends and family. Running and baking are two of my deepest passions and I plan to share that with you. My 2015 Resolution was to cut out as much processed food from my diet as possible. Real foods are not as easily found in the supermarket as one would think so my baking has gone to new heights since the new year.

I have  been in the recovery process for over 16 years and I am grateful each day for this new way of life. I have many friends and family members that support this way of life with me and we know that you can have fun in recovery.

I love music and going to live shows. I listen to punk rock, classic rock and everything in between.

I have completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Tulaa Yoga and am happy to now be teaching yoga classes in my community!  Yoga is great for my mind and body and is proving to be amazing as cross training for running.

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Running your first 5k, 10k or half marathon? Feel free to comment or email me for helpful training tips.

I'd love to review your running products and post a honest review about them. Please contact me at the email above.

Thinking of starting a real foods life style? Check out some of my recipes.

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