Beyond the finish line, Athleta Esprit de She is a community of active women connected by a shared desire to celebrate fitness and fun, sisterhood and strength. Our Athleta Esprit de She Ambassadors are the personification of the spirit of her, sharing their journeys and inspiring other women every day.
I started Live Half Full as a way to track my progress while training for my first full marathon in 2011. Now, the blog serves as a way for me to hold myself accountable as I attempt to maintain a balance in my busy life!
I am an avid runner in Chicago and an avid blogger at Erica Finds
I'm Carli, a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor, Zumba Instructor and Brand Ambassador. Life balanced with fitness, food and fun is what my blog is all about!
My blog features fun fitness, frugal fashion, budget friendly wedding/lifestyle ideas and girly ruckus to help you live a frugal and beautiful life!
I'm a wife, mom and the Founder/Editor of Get Moving Kentucky, which is Kentucky's premier running, cycling and fitness community. In the few years that I've been running, I've completed one marathon, six half marathons and countless other distance races. This year I started dabbling in triathlons and fell in love!
I am a triathlete, health nut and engineer from Texas. I love signing up for one too many races, cooking and eating healthy foods, and traveling to unique places, all of which I blog about on the Fit Formula.
I started running about three years ago during a very difficult time in my life, and I fell in love with it. I try to live a healthy lifestyle and be as active as I can. I very recently got married to a wonderful man who puts up with my crazy racing addiction and sometimes even joins me for a race or two. I may be an unlikely runner, but I run with my heart and have a very determined spirit, and that's enough to get me to each and every finish line!
Cerissa B. Fit is a healthy living blog. I started the blog to document my weight-loss journey. Since then I have also added fitness, fashion, family, faith and healthy eating.
Creative rock star, travel lover, photographer and long distance runner. I founded "The Forever Learner" as a way to document my pursuit of a life of learning, wellness and adventure in the beautiful land of 10,000 lakes. I love to inspire others to better health and fitness and am always looking for new challenges. Come join me!
St. Louis, Missouri
I am a mom, Certified Pilates Instructor, foodie and St. Louisan. Born with a birth defect and spending much of my childhood in the hospital, I never let that stop me from living an active, fun filled life. I took up running in 2013 and am working toward a half marathon in 2014. I love to inspire and be inspired and help others reach their goals — big or small!
At the age of 40, I registered for my first half marathon. Extremely overweight and sedentary, it wasn't an easy path to training and completion, but I did it. And I've continued to set challenging goals for myself. My husband and I have both completely changed our lifestyle, and are enjoying this journey we call our 'fitness fairy tale.'
I like long walks on the beach, pina coladas, dancing in the rain and of course puppies. I thoroughly enjoy running, hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, dancing, and traveling. While I have many interests, my blog covers all things having to do with running i.e. races, gear, etc, as well as all things hiking/camping! All these things are completed in miles, hence the name 1 mile at a time!
I'm Nita, known as "the bRUNcher," and I began training for my first half marathon in 2012 when I noticed my love of pancakes made it difficult for my jeans to get past my thighs. Since then, I have completed a triathlon, several half marathons and dozens of 5K and 10K races. Today, I write about a Southern lady’s affinity for brunch and efforts to control my waistline while providing useful road map for women new to long-distance running through training tips, healthy recipes and comfort food at thebRUNcher.com. A former journalist, I studied international affairs and newspaper journalism at the University of Georgia, and later earned a Master of Business of Administration degree at Belmont University. I work as a public relations professional in Nashville, Tenn., where I reside with Queen Isabella, my 5-year-old Golden Retriever-Lab mix.
My journey began last March when I decided to start training for my first half marathon, but it didn't stop after crossing the finish line. I continue to run to be healthy and stay active, hopefully motivating others along the way.
Colleen Woods Dahlem
All Things Fitness....motivation, race reviews, product reviews, training tips and healthy vegetarian recipes because food is fuel! Follow me in my journey as a fitness instructor and mother runner attempting to Boston Qualify!
San Jose, California
Hi, I’m Kim, and I’m a certified health coach and writer with a running problem. I live for sunscreen, sneakers and smoothies. Join me as I build up mileage, break in the latest fitness gear, bang out new recipes and discover that life is Some Kind of Runderful!
I am an overly enthusiastic, Ph.D., new mommy who can’t wait to share my “post-baby” triathlon training journey! I love turning everyday life into exciting adventures for my family and can’t wait to share them with you!
I am a Chicago native who attempts to juggle multiple social media outlets with graduate school, work and a thriving social life with friends and family. I run CaseyGirl.net, which is home to a variety of blogs and websites, such as Project Girl Get Fit, Kitchen Explosions and Lessons From the Family Tree, which feature everything from funny and motivational stories about fitness and getting healthy to the latest in a line of kitchen experiments. I enjoy working out, cuddling with my puppy, spending time with family, and sometimes botched attempts at cooking along with keeping a sarcastic and optimistic outlook on life.
Anna Louise Downing
Cary, North Carolina
I am 49 years old and a new runner since May 2012. I have a degree in elementary education and work as a librarian, have a wonderful husband and two sons. I believe in giving back when the opportunity occurs and hope to pass on my active lifestyle onto others as a way to be healthy and enjoy living when giving back to others.
My passion is teaching fitness classes, sharing fit tips, eating lean and clean meals, and creating healthier recipes for my family. I live to inspire and motivate everyone around me through my health and fitness lifestyle.
I am a mother of three boys ages 15, 21 and 24. Fitness and nutrition play a very important role in our lives; we eat healthy and exercise. I am a blogger at High Heels and Pink Shoelaces and keep busy running, educating myself in nutrition and playing sports with the family. We love to play tennis, run, walk, kayak and fish.
Erin Mink Garvey
I'm a (mostly) SAHM, training for my 20th and 21st marathons this year. Running Ruminations documents the great, magical, awesome and grueling world that is my training, running and racing.
Hi, I'm a middle-aged runner, mom, blogger and healthy food lover who works with adults with special needs. Running is my sanity, my zen, my "me" time. I love to blog about my running, which keeps me accountable. I like to try new recipes and share them on my blog. I love to help inspire others to lead a healthy life and am always inspired by others.
I have only been running since early 2012, but once I started, I fell in love with the sport. I have completed three half marathons in the time I’ve been running and have a running blog at divasrunforbling.blogspot.com which chronicles my life as a runner — the training, the races, lessons I’ve learned along the way and the bling.
I am a Certified Group Ex instructor, health and fitness blogger, and runner who is always trying to improve! I believe you can learn something new everyday and I do my best to enjoy this life and share my passion and knowledge for fitness along the way.
I am the yoga instigator and owner of Just Be Balanced. I help physical + mental athletes in Minneapolis and surrounding communities find their balance within.
I’m a foodie turned runner who has my eye on a 2014 Ironman. My blog, KellytheCulinarian.com, is about my pursuit of a life of balance while training for endurance events.
I'm a 20-something social media professional blogging about marketing, lifestyle and fitness. You can find me talking about the latest marketing campaigns, life events or my most recent races!
I'm a mom x 2, marathoner x 7, gardener, baker, yogi, cyclist and more. I started blogging to track my training for the Boston Marathon but it's evolved into a place where I share my passion for adventure and healthy family fun.
II am a NASM certified personal trainer and have been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. My blog is about workouts, healthy living, athletic style, outdoor adventures, and fun!
Cary, North Carolina
I am a back of the pack runner and author of RunnerMom: On The Go - a guide for busy moms and regular gals who want to run. I'm a mom of two teens, wife and somewhat sane because I've been running for a long time, including countless road races and six marathons, and I have never come in last!
My blog is a record of my journey, proving that pushing yourself to your physical and mental limits makes you not only a stronger runner, but a stronger individual able to face any obstacle with a positive outlook to know that you can handle whatever life throws your way. My favorite inspirational quote to keep pushing is, NEVER compare your beginning to someone else's middle.
I am long time runner who has dabbled on and off in triathlon over the years. In 2012 I completed achieved my Ironman dream by completing Ironman Florida. I am a slower than average athlete. It used to bother me that I wasn't fast, but I found out that once I let that go I really enjoyed training a lot more. I love the encouragement and camaraderie at races with a focus on females. My goal for 2013 is to complete 13 half marathons.
I am a marathoner, half Ironman in training, Girls On The Run coach and a big kid at heart. I teach little kids by day and find myself behind the screen at Olive To Run at night, blogging about my training, fitness, education and a whole lot of randomness. Running has become an essential part of my lifestyle over the years and is also the activity that brought me to my husband…the Popeye to her Olive. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
I am a triathlete from Austin, TX who lives for all kinds of endurance sports, including swimming, biking, running and riding horses! My blog, Cowboys Against ALS, was started in memory of my former ranch boss Chuck Gunther, and aims to not only inspire others to pursue their fitness goals, but also to raise money for those afflicted with ALS who are in desperate need of necessary medical equipment.
I am a Holistic Health Coach and RRCA certified Running Coach. Mommy Run Fast is a compilation of my training, running tips, meal planning, recipes and healthy living tips.
Cary, North Carolina
I am a runner and blogger at runningsouthern.com that loves to inspire other women to invest in their own physical health. While running is my fitness fave, I strongly believe that everyone can find their own form of fitness that they love. I thoroughly enjoy blogging about my victories and heartbreaks, particularly when they pertain to my fitness journey. I have successfully knocked out four half marathons and numerous 10ks and 5ks, with the dream to one day commit to and complete a full marathon. Along this journey, I take pride in the knowledge that I have gotten many friends and family (including my husband) to run with me. The opportunity to be an Athleta Esprit de She ambassador is incredibly exciting and I am humbled in being chosen.
I am an avid runner and fitness enthusiast with a passion for encouraging and inspiring others. I write about my fitness and running journey and share inspiring stories from others that have made my training fun!
As a thyroid cancer survivor, I initially started running as a way to improve my health, boost my metabolism and show my son and daughter the advantages of an active lifestyle. The joke was on me when I actually discovered I like running. I started SuzanneRan to document my journey to Princess Half Marathon 2013. What was going to be only one half marathon has turned to a total of five by the end of the year.
Hi! I am Amanda. I am a Mom, certified indoor cycling instructor, blogger and avid triathlete. I live for cheese, chocolate and gossip magazines. Join me over at my blog Mom Who TRI's to see what life is like training for triathlons (with little ones) and trying to stay sane!
I'm a wife, mom, and owner of Fit4Mom Houston. My journey into fitness didn't begin until after I had kids and I realized I wanted to be healthy for them. My children and my clients inspire me everyday to be Fit For Motherhood!
A single mom from Texas who is trying to instill healthy values on my son and myself. I am constantly on the lookout for new adventures and experiences that relate to health and wellness, and I love the online community I have found.
My blog, "The Perfect Compilation Tape," documents my life in Chicago. I'm a 33-year-old wife and mama-to-be who has a passion for food and fitness!
St. Louis, Missouri
I live with my husband, teenage son and chocolate lab puppy. I'm a full-time fitness coach and instructor. Having run several half marathons, I'm now training for the Chicago Marathon, which will be my second marathon. As part of my business, I also teach Turbo Kick. More than my business, I live for fitness!
Runner, mom and coach working hard to keep my family healthy and active. I strive to be a strong role model to my daughter and other runners by showing that running is fun!
I am a Chicago-based runner and lover of all things related to travel, food, creativity, volunteering, and the Chicago Blackhawks. I blog at Out and About where I channel my energy into life's adventures while seeking the roads and paths less traveled.
I am a veterinarian and mother of three dogs who enjoys living a healthy, active lifestyle that never excludes a little chocolate. I blog at Lifesprinkles
My name is Tara. Born and raised in California. I am a wife to an amazing man and I'm a mom to two crazy furbabies. Max (dog) and Bagheera (cat). I blog at sugarsweatandsparks.com as a way to hold myself accountable for my health and wellness journey.
I am a working mom trying to find time for fitness and to feed my family real food. Running, writing and cooking are my passions; especially cooking with my two young kids! My goals are to inspire others to get fit and eat right!
I'm a firm believer in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise, healthy eating and balance. On my blog I share workouts, recipes, and general tips for health and wellness. I've run the Chicago Marathon five times and now I focus on 5Ks and 10Ks and a diverse exercise repertoire.
I am the Founder at Running Bloggers and Carol's Treasures. On my blog I share my road race recaps, favorite foods and recipes, product reviews, plus health and beauty tips.
A shy bookworm turned social runner, cyclist and triathlete. I blog about races, training, family and my passion for giving back. I am addicted to racing and believe running is like life. In order to accomplish your dreams, you have to take the first step!
I am the CEO and Founder of Career Girl Network and the author of You Know Everybody! A Career Girl's Guide to Building a Network That Works. I am an avid runner and a huge fan of women's races in particular, having run the inaugural Chicago Women's Half Marathon in 2012 and training now for Athleta Esprit de She and the Women Rock Chicago Half Marathon in September 2013!
Raleigh, North Carolina
My lifestyle is about enjoying all things that make me happy in life, which includes dabbling in many different hobbies. I'll always be a lover of good food, beer and travel who runs to balance it all out.
I am a mom of two girls and a running addict who believes that fitness should be fun. My goal is to inspire others to be healthy, fit, and to feel confident in their own skin. I blog about my family, my fitness, and all the beautiful, crazy mess that is my life!
I'm a wife and a mom. I have developed a new passion for sharing my faith through my fitness achievements. I am a frequent runner and avid bootcamp attendee who has set very high goals for myself for 2013.