Debbie started running to lose a few extra pounds after the birth of her daughter 39 years ago, and she’s been at it ever since. After 15 years teaching high school English, she became a running coach, a marriage of her two passions: teaching and running. Since then, she has made it her mission to help others discover running.
At 63, with two running podcasts and three websites, she reaches runners around the world while enjoying the daily camaraderie of the local Run Tampa Club she founded. Completing her first marathon at 54 and her first 50k a few years later, she’s running and racing more than ever, but her top priority is convincing others her age - and everyone approaching her age - that running is the fountain of youth, that it will enable them to stretch out midlife while enjoying a quality of life that would make many thirty-somethings jealous.