hstewart

Heather Stewart

About Heather Stewart

"By day I'm a single lady writing training programs for travel agents in Asia for a major cruise line. By night, I am an active volunteer and I sit on the Board two non-profits where I have won numerous awards for my community service work. My two proudest moments are being a Spotlight Runner for KTLA for the LA Marathon and being named a women who empowers by a local organization at their Empowering Hearts Gala. This honor was based on my commitment to running and inspiring others to do the same and a piece of art was made about my personal story. I've been running since late 2010 and have run half marathons from California to Dublin, Ireland. I find JOY in every run and a finish line is my favorite place on earth, whether I'm running or spectating! (running preferred)"

Getting Back Out There

Once in my early twenties, I went for a horseback ride.  A group of my friends decided to go and when I told my mom, she asked if she could come. We got to the stables, saddled up, climbed aboard and set off for a lovely, evening trail ride. Then, about halfway through our ride, we decided to run the horses a bit.  My horse stumbled on a large rock and I went face first into the ground. NOTE TO SELF: BREAK FALL WITH HANDS NOT FACE!

By |May 17th, 2014|Categories: Ambassadors||Comments Off

What Moves You?

“Running is a mental sport and we’re all insane” ~bumper sticker on my car. I think it is safe to say that the majority of healthy adults could finish a marathon.  Maybe they couldn’t run the whole way or qualify for Boston, but they could finish. So why has only approximately .5% of the US population actually accomplished this goal? It isn’t because their bodies can’t do it, it’s because their MINDS think they can’t. A marathon is run with strong legs, healthy lungs, pumping arms, a clear mind and an open heart.

By |April 15th, 2014|Categories: Ambassadors||Comments Off

10 Reasons Why I Love to Run

Everyone runs for a different reason.  What started for me as a way to lose weight has become a way of life.  There are many different reasons why I love to run, here are my Top Ten:

By |March 6th, 2014|Categories: Ambassadors||Comments Off

Because I Can

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” — Vince Lombardi I spent a lot of time writing and re-writing this blog. I tried to be funny, creative, smart and inspirational all at the same time, but it just sounded so phony. If there is one thing I pride myself on, it is my authentic nature.  So, I hit delete and started over. Here’s the deal.  When I weighed over 300 pounds, I was constantly telling myself two “truths”.

By |February 18th, 2014|Categories: Ambassadors||Comments Off