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I’m a former music industry executive who left the business with big dreams of starting a writing career and a family. I’m happy to report that’s exactly what I did. Now, instead scheduling hectic press days and appearances for recording artists I schedule homework, play dates and sport activities for my own little superstars. I do my best to balance marriage, motherhood and all the mayhem with a writing career that I love dearly.
Oh, did I mention in 2010 I ran my first marathon? That’s right, all 26.2 miles of the Marine Corps Marathon while tweeting and taking pictures for the Washington Post online. I’m on a mission to to be the healthiest that I can be and hope to inspire others to do the same. In 2011 I shed 25 pounds for my 40th birthday and ran marathon number two – The Chicago Marathon. In January 2012 I was featured in the “I Did It!” section of Fitness Magazine; and in March 2013 I ran my third marathon, the Napa Valley Marathon. I recently published my first book; frequently write for several national magazines; I’m a regular contributor at TravelingMom.com sharing destination running tips as Marathon TravelingMom; I’m on the American Cancer Society Blogger Advisory Council; and you may have seen my wedding on TLC’s “A Wedding Story” or caught me on The Travel Channel’s television show “Great Cruises: Why Not the Mediterranean?”
I launched Run Wifey Run because I’m always running – running my household; running my career; running a personal chauffeur service for my kids; and running – literally – for my health … and my sanity. Ahem. My running also reignited my passion for traveling. Destination running keeps on the move – one of my latest adventures took me to beautiful Negril, Jamaica for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K. Yes, it’s a must do. You can also find me at my other site, Ask Wifey, where I dish more about marriage, motherhood, overcoming my “domestic challenges” and my travel adventures.
She’s a writer. She wrote the book, “Help! I’m a Newlywed… What Do I Do Now? Wife-Saving Advice Every New Bride Must Know to Survive the First Year of Marriage.” She’s also written all kinds of articles — entertainment, marriage, parenting, fitness — for national magazines like Upscale, Teen People and Heart & Soul.
She’s a successful public relations executive. As the former director of publicity for LaFace Records she’s contributed to the success of several superstar artists like Usher, OutKast, Toni Braxton and TLC. She also worked in higher education for the premiere women’s college for African-American women — Spelman College.
She’s a mom. Her son, Miles, is eleven and daughter, Milan, is nine going on nineteen.
She’s a daughter, a friend, a runner, a tennis player, a personal trainer, a chocolate lover, a movie-watcher, a reader, a NBA fanatic, and most importantly to me, she’s a wife. My wife of 13 long, loving, sometimes challenging, but awesome years (our life-changing wedding was featured on The Learning Channel’s “A Wedding Story”). I wouldn’t trade her for anything. Anything except 50 yard-line seats to see the San Francisco 49ers win the Super Bowl … or Sade. Not really, but if you know someone who can make it happen …
OK, thanks for sharing Husband. Ahem.
And, thank you for stopping by Run Wifey Run. For more details about me and my recent happenings please visit my Media/PR page. I look forward to share my running, travel and family adventures with you …
Winks & Smiles,