Hi, I’m Kathy Pugh and I’m an accomplished runner, coach, writer, health and wellness speaker, workshop facilitator, playwright, marketer and entrepreneur. In an effort to emerge from my postpartum depression, I started running and was inspired to create Kathy Pugh Running, LLC.
As the owner of Kathy Pugh Running, LLC, I motivate women (and some men) to push their limits while nurturing a love of their bodies and of running. I design and conduct training for runners at all levels, host running retreats, lead and instruct up to 50 runners at a time, deliver motivational performances as Marathon Mama (my one-woman comedic look at how running pulled me out of postpartum depression), and design and lead workshops on health and wellness. A three time Boston Marathon qualifier, I served as Director of Training and a Board Member of the DC Road Runners Club, a Road Runners Club of America Certified Run Coach, a NESTA Certified Run Coach, Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and an Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified Holistic Health Coach. I have a proven success record for developing strategies that yield results for both individuals and organizations. From the casinos of Las Vegas as a financial analyst to the wineries of California as a sales and marketing professional to the U.S. Census Bureau as an education survey statistician, I draw on my ability to connect with people and motivate them to action.
My articles on running have been published in Runners World and the New York Times. In addition, I have been featured as a running and fitness expert by The Washington Post and Washingtonian magazine. I hold an MBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University.
I am thrilled to be a part of the 202Creates Residency Program and look forward to learning from this incredibly talented group on how to publish and market my book, More Than Miles: A Woman’s Guide to Running for the Body, Mind and Sole as well as how to integrate my blog, social media presence, boot camps, newsletter, one-woman show, and book into a marketable package to reach and impact more women. I would also like to learn how to create a podcast geared toward women’s wellness. Finally I’d like to gather information on how to write and publish a children’s book based on an essay I wrote entitled, My Daughter’s Giraffe is Jewish (It is something I’ve thought about doing for ten years so I’d say it’s about time I did something about it, don’t you?).