Welcome to VITA – Train for Life and the ramblings, sponsorships, articles and favorite things of Allie Burdick.
The purpose of this space is to encourage, motivate and inspire my readers by sharing my experiences. I have achieved a lot in my athletic life by hard work and dedication, no matter what else I had to handle in my personal life. Through marriage, a (surprise!) twin pregnancy and becoming a work-at-home mom, I have persevered and I love showing my readers, both here and across the web, that they can do it too…or just live vicariously though me.
WHERE YOU HAVE SEEN ME
AS AN ATHLETE:
Member of Team Oiselle Voleé from 2014 to 2016
Triathlon Ambassador Team Coeur Member 2018
Represented Team USA at the World Championship Duathlon in Spain in 2014
Competed in the USA Triathlon Nationals in August 2016
I have run countless other races, at all distances, and all of my events, times and places are posted on my VITA RACES page. One time, I even won a sword.
AS AN INFLUENCER:
In 2013 I was part of the New Balance Ragnar Race Team
I’m at 0:48 – 0:56 in the video yelling “I’m pumped up with my kicks!”
In 2014 I spoke about my journey to the World Championship Duathlon at FitBloggin’ and how anyone can dream big and make it a reality:
I was featured on Another Mother Runner in 2013
I shared my best tips on how to take 10 minutes off of you half marathon time on Run to the Finish
I was part of an influencer/blogger team at the Runner’s World Half and Festival 2015 where I met some of my running heroes, ran four races in three days (including my very first trail race) and wrote several pieces about all of my adventures in Bethlehem, PA!
AS A WRTIER
Contributing freelance writer for RunHaven.com:
My work has also appeared on Rodale Wellness (formerly Fitbie.com):
ESPNW gave me the opportunity to talk about my Cuban father’s experiences and how they influenced me as an athlete:
And when I traveled to Cuba with my father for his homecoming after more than 50 years, I did it with the intention of racing a triathlon in Havana. USA Triathlon Magazine featured my story and experiences:
and was a semi-regular contributor to Runner’s World Zelle:
BRANDS I HAVE WORKED WITH
One of my favorite parts of writing and blogging is working with brands I love! I have been lucky enough to introduce my readers to:
KUHL Clothing | VEGA BARS | PUMA | OISELLE | RUNNER BOX | HEALTH WARRIOR | NEW BALANCE | APERA BAGS | PRO COMPRESSION | ENDUROPACKS | TRAILHEADS | WEMONTAGE | MOMENTUM JEWELRY | COEUR SPORTS
I want to hear from you!
I love getting feedback on my site or being contacted for collaborative efforts, writing, athletic or motivational speaking opportunities.
I look forward to working with you!