Personal Bio and Race Schedule

My name is Heather Brunner, and I am the founder and director of SWEET Workout. SWEET Workout was designed to help encourage all women to make positive lifestyle changes and find motivation to workout/run. Motivating others, and living by example for my son, my family, my friends is what motivates me. I believe as we move through life we are leaving fingerprints on the world. It is up to us to decide if those imprints will last a lifetime, or simply fade away.

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In the coming year I look forward to continued growth for my SWEET Workout group, as well as growing my other businesses. I have been an entrepreneur for the last 10 years, and love creating growth in my local community. By supporting small businesses in your community you instantly start making connections that stimulate your neighborhood.

My 2016 Race Schedule Includes:

Shamrock 8K and Half Marathon (Virginia Beach, VA)

Ragnar Trail (Richmond, VA)

ODU Big Blue (Norfolk, VA)

FARA Fest Lei Day 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Dirty Girl Mud Run (Virginia Beach, VA)

CBX Low Rent 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Rock-n-Roll 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Crawlin’ Crab 5K and Half  – Shell Yeah Challenge (Hampton, VA)

Wicked 10K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Harbor Lights 5K and Half – Get Lit Challenge (Norfolk, VA)

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler (Virginia Beach, VA)

Additional 5K’s and other area races are on my radar!

My 2015 Race Schedule Included:

Love Run For CHKD 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

For the Cure 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Falcon 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Shamrock Half (Virginia Beach, VA)

Don’t Sit On Colon Cancer 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

ODU Big Blue 5K (Norfolk, VA)

FARA Fest Lei Day 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Color Me Rad 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Dirty Girl Mud Run (Virginia Beach, VA)

CBX Low Rent 5K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Rock-n-Roll Half (Virginia Beach, VA)

Crawlin’ Crab 5K and Half  – Shell Yeah Challenge (Hampton, VA)

Wicked 10K (Virginia Beach, VA)

Harbor Lights 5K and Half – Get Lit Challenge (Norfolk, VA)

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler (Virginia Beach, VA)

Additional 5K’s and other area races are on my radar!

My 2014 Race Schedule Included:

Run Like A Girl 4 Miler to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness
Run Like A Girl 4 Miler to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness

Run Like A Girl (4 miler to benefit HERA and Ovarian Cancer research) – As a cervical cancer survivor myself this race was especially inspirational to me.

A 10 mile trail race to benefit The Navy Seal Foundation
A 10 mile trail race to benefit The Navy Seal Foundation

The 10 – (10 mile trail race to benefit The Navy Seal Foundation) – As a military wife and daughter these types of events hold a special place in my heart.

My son during the Fallen Heroes 5K in Virginia Beach, VA
My son during the Fallen Heroes 5K in Virginia Beach, VA running his first race

The Fallen Heroes 5K – This was the first race my son asked to participate with me in, so it will always hold a special place in my heart!

Race For Breath 5K at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, VA to benefit Lung Cancer
Race For Breath 5K at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, VA to benefit Lung Cancer

Race for Breath 5K – Another great 5K race along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to benefit Lung Cancer. This was the first race of many more to come with my running partner Jennifer.

SWEET Workout founder Heather Brunner and friends at finishers' afterparty
SWEET Workout founder Heather Brunner and friends at finishers’ afterparty

Harbor Lights 5K – This was the largest timed race I had been a part of. It was extremely crowded, but the running community energy was amazing.

Santa Claus Shuffle 5K in Portsmouth, VA
Santa Claus Shuffle 5K in Portsmouth, VA

Shuffling Santa 5K – This holiday race was a gorgeous little tour around downtown Portsmouth, VA.

SWEET Workout founder Heather Brunner celebrating at the finishers' after party with amazing friends in the running community.
SWEET Workout founder Heather Brunner celebrating at the finishers’ after party with amazing friends in the running community.

Surf-n-Santa (5 miler at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront) – Several of my SWEETies (ladies who are involved with with SWEET group) were able to join in and ran.

Additionally, I volunteer in several areas. I am an Advanced U15 Soccer Coach for Beach FC, and have been honored to coach the same team for the last 3 years. Fall Season 2014 our team Tidewater United finished in the top of the division.

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Here are my social media outlets, and websites. I operate a Facebook closed group as well with 350+ members of women only, which allows us to talk and communicated more openly on a closed and private channel. You should be able to see the members, but not access any of the conversations for their privacy.

SWEET Workout website: www.sweet-workout.com

Facebook: www.faceboook.com/SWEETWorkout

Closed Group (for women only): www.facebook.com/groups/770621999663053/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/sweet_workout/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sweetworkout

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Additionally, I host a few other websites for my businesses…

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OutsideOtterPhotography (this is the landing page for my photography business)

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NailsByHeatherBenson (this is the landing page for my salon in Virginia Beach, VA)

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Nails By Heather website: www.nailsbyheather.com (which operates a blog as well)

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