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Theodora joins the DailyBurn team with a background in print journalism and social media. She has worked on social media and blogger strategy for brands including Woman's Day, New Balance and F-Factor. Her writing has been published in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day and LearnVest. The RRCA-certified running coach and six-time marathoner also runs a popular fitness blog, Preppy Runner, which she started to chronicle her 50-pound weight loss. It has been featured in media outlets including Shape, Fitness, Runner's World and the New York Times. She holds a B.A. in foreign language and communication media from American University, specializing in print journalism and Spanish.
Articles by Theodora Blanchfield
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