I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, runner, coach, wife and mid-western gal living in big, bad New York City and LOVING IT! I have been a runner for over 25 years and competed in every distance race you can imagine (except for the ultra-marathons, those are a bit much for me). I’ve completed 9 marathons (NYC x 2, San Francisco, Marine Corps x 4, New Jersey, & Philly) and am always training for something!

Love my gorgeous husband!

Like I said, I am a wife to my gorgeous husband whom you’ll read about occasionally in this blog, but never by his name. He is truly my partner in life and is an awesome partner at that. I have a beautiful boy who is the light of my life and a miracle baby. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers, 3 sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, and 5 beautiful nieces and nephews who may pop up from time to time, again, unnamed so as to protect their identities and pride. My parents are amazing and inspiring people and, as such, will go by Obi-wan and Mrs. Obi-wan because they continue to be my Jedi tutors in life and are always reminding all of us that “The Force is strong in our family.”

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After 4 years of group fitness instructing, 13 years of personal training and a lifetime of loving all things fitness, I spent 6 years working to be a DPT. It’s my calling in life. Seriously, I know it’s corny, but it’s totally where I’m meant to be. I couldn’t be happier than I am right now, pursuing my dreams in this “concrete jungle where dreams are made of” there’s nothing I can’t do…I feel inspired by this city where the opportunities are endless and the people are as different as snowflakes.

I like helping people. I’ll try anything once. I went skydiving for my 30th birthday and that’s been my “jumping off point” for exploring life in my thirties. Welcome to my life!

26 thoughts on “About

  1. So great! I love the ambassador’s (and the sweet girls at the North Hills store) I’ve met down here in Raleigh! Love your blog, too!

  2. LOVE your blog (and love love love Lululemon!). My husband is actually a personal trainer looking into his DPT. I’m glad you are liking your program!

  3. Hi Abby! Good luck with your PT studies. I’m a massage therapist and I blog partially about that to help educate my clientele and readers interested in the trade. As a fellow runner, I’ll be reading up on your blog!

  4. Hi Abby! Good luck in your PT studies. I’m a massage therapist and I currently blog partially about that to help educate my readers interested in the trade. As a fellow runner, I’ll be reading up on your blog too!



  5. Hi Abby,

    Healthline is interested in contributing a guest post to runstrongereveryday.com. We would be open to contributing any blog that would be of interest to your readers. Healthline bloggers have been featured on a variety of sites including:

    Washington Times: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/tango-mind-and-emotion/2012/aug/10/how-healthy-choices-easy/
    Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/036515_diabetes_strawberries_prevention.html
    Patch.com: http://strongsville.patch.com/blog_posts/where-and-what-to-eat-in-cleveland-to-beat-the-winter-blues

    Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    Warm Regards,

  6. Hi Abby! Very excited to have just found your blog…it actually sounds like we are on similar paths! I am a 31 year old runner and yoga teacher and just left a full time job in marketing to begin taking the pre-requisite classes I need to go back to school for physical therapy! I’d actually love to hear what you think about the NYU program since I’m starting to look at schools to apply to for 2014!

  7. Just came across your blog and very excited to read on! I’m also a 2nd year DPT student and marathon runner!

  8. Abby – I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. There are quite a few steps to do to accept the award and they can be found on my most recent blog post: http://www.livingbiggerwithcolostomy.com/2013/05/versatile-blogger-award.html
    No worries if you don’t have time to go through that process. I am just happy to share your site with my readers because we share that positive determination and zest for life.


    • Paul, thank you so much! I am honored. I read your blog before and after my surgery and appreciate your candor and zest for life. You are an inspiration. Thank you again and I hope you have a great summer!

  9. Hi Abby, great blog! I have CD and I just got back into running this year. Ran a half-marathon recently, but still finding it hard work. Very inspired to read your blog though and just so glad to find so many other blogs like mine out there!!!

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