About Me

With Dr. Nerenstone, my medical oncologist, showing off all my medals earned while undergoing breast cancer treatment up until my final chemo "therapy" (Aug-Jan). That's 3 full marathons (including 2 world majors), 5 half marathons, 1 10-miler, 3 10-k's, 5 5-k's, plus a Dumbo, Goofy, Dopey and a Coast to Coast! (Total medal count - 21)

With Dr. Nerenstone showing off all my medals earned while undergoing breast cancer treatment up until my final chemo “therapy” (Aug-Jan). 3 full marathons (including 2 world majors), 5 half marathons, 1 10-miler, 3 10-k’s, 5 5-k’s, plus a Dumbo, Goofy, Dopey and a Coast to Coast!

Hi I’m Kimberly.  I’m a 43 year old working mother of two.

At age 36, I took up running to cross “running a marathon” off my bucket list and fell in love.  Running has become my release and therapy.  I pass on my love of running by volunteering for the Hartford Marathon Foundation coaching run/walk/run first-time marathoners.  Since finishing my first 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon, I have run 36 half marathons and 19 Full Marathons, but my favorite, and those I plan my life around, are the runDisney weekends.

On July 8, 2013, at the age of 41, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Because I had the BRCA2 breast cancer gene I decided to have a bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction.  Recovery was tough, but I had the goal of getting to the start line of the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend.  30 days post op I ran the Disneyland 5k, 10k and Half Marathon!

During chemotherapy treatments I continued to run, completing two World Marathon Majors – the Chicago and New York City Marathons.  I also completed the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, the Goofy Challenge and the Dopey Challenge.

When I’m not crossing another race off my list, I enjoy traveling to theme parks, National Parks and Historic Sites.  I like to ski, hike and ride my bike with my family.

I reside in Connecticut with my husband, our two children, a cat and dog.

3 Comments on “About Me

  1. Your story is amazing! My mother died of breast cancer when I was 16. I have been getting mammograms since I was 30. Thursday is the big day again. I get a little nervous each time. My husband totally freaks out every year! At 45, I have already out lived my mom. I am training for the Glass Slipper at Disney in February. I wish you lots of luck in your races next weekend. Have a MAGICAL trip!

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