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Hi, I’m Rebekah Hamrick and I write Run Away from Zombies to help new runners transition from excited, curious, and a little scared to experienced, limit-pushing, and successful.

I started the blog in 2014 for people who are unsure if they should call themselves a runner and unsure if running requires a natural talent or if it’s conquerable with a little persistence.

My running journey started in that exact place.

Now I’m a long distance runner. While I still have no natural talent, I’ve been rewarded abundantly for the time I’ve put into this thing we call ‘running’. I’d love to help you do the same.

You can check out my coaching or training plan design services. And, feel free to reach out at rebekah@runawayfromzombies.com.

Where to go from here:


About Me

Pre-Apocalypse: In my 28 years in this life, I’ve developed the excellent habits of cooking nutritious food and making to-do lists. I’ve also developed the poorer habits of never accounting for beer calories and maintaining a sedentary lifestyle outside of exercise. When I train, I’m training to run away from zombies.

Post-Apocalypse: I want to be STRONG and FAST. I want to outrun and out climb any zombie out there. And if I get bit? I want to be the fastest zombie out there. Watch out.

Run Away from Zombies About Me Wedding Photo

Obligatory wedding photo since we paid for them

The Husband (TH) and I married in 2015 after dating for 8 years. We have a 13-year-old dachshund who makes us laugh and a 11-year-old deaf Australian Cattle Dog who is always up for a run. A tortoise rounds out the family.

We live in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah has no hills which makes for easy running, but it also has a lot of heat and humidity which makes for hard running. We like it here.

My Big & Scary(TM) Goal

The long journey I am on now is to see if an average, no natural talent runner can work hard enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon is an exclusive race, and only those who can run fast enough to qualify for their age/gender group can apply to race. To give you perspective, I ran my first marathon in 5 hours and 4 minutes. To qualify in my age group, I need to run an approved marathon in 3 hours and 35 minutes. Is this possible? I honestly don’t know.

But I want to try.

I would love to hear from you...