Wednesday, February 11, 2015



Tammi Nowack, Photographer
As you may or may not know, a few days ago I was one of two bigger gals featured in a Wall Street Journal Article "Weight Loss or Not, Exercise Yields Benefits" by health and fitness writer, Rachel Bachman. What an incredible honor to be recognized for what I love doing by the friggin WALL STREET JOURNAL! I also got a shout out from Clark Howard during his radio show on Feb 10 (start the podcast 43 minutes in.) How's that for major kudos? What an honor to have such an overwhelming response by all of my family, friends, colleagues, and a slew of people I don't even know! 

If you haven't had a chance to read the article yet, HERE it is. Also, be sure to read my long-time friend and colleague Derrick Gay's excellent response and deconstruction of the concept of  LOOKISM on his blog Diversity Derrick.

I haven't been able to sleep for the past week or so. I am so excited to have been profiled because of the mere existence of this here blog and this post in particular. I thank all of you who have read it and participated in all of my adventures, either in real-life or vicariously! RUN ON.



  1. Just came from WSJ. Love the article. Continue doing what you love.

  2. Hi Mirna! Wow! You are such an inspiration! I just read about you in Runner's World magazine. My daughter got me running for my 50th birthday. I have been running for 5 years now and love it!

  3. Wow Mirna! I saw your story on the news this morning and I was captivated. I feel incredibly inspired and I thank you for sharing. When I see you, I see myself and think "I too can do this". I'll keep you posted as the journey ahead of me is a long one. Keep on keeping on, you're making us proud!...kt

  4. I love your spirit. You are such an inspiration. Keep doing what you do.