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About Me

Magdalena is a two-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier (2012, 2016), a geologist, and mom of three children.  I ran the 2012 Trials while 12 weeks pregnant, and  ran the 2016 Marathon Trials 16 weeks after the birth of my second daughter.

Running through Houston, TX at the 2012 Olympic marathon trials 12 weeks pregnant.

Magdalena ran cross country and specialized in the 5000m at the University of Oregon, where she attended undergraduate school, majoring in both Geoscience and Fine Arts. She is a native of northern New Mexico, and has been living in Albuquerque since 2009. She completed her MS (2007) and PhD (2016) in geology at the University of New Mexico.

I started Bun on the Run to document my journey through pregnancy and elite running in 2012. I felt there was a lot to share about working to blend high-level athletics with life. At the time I was working on my PhD in geology at the University of New Mexico. After completing my graduate studies, I wanted to stay in New Mexico, where I grew up and where most of my family still lives. I turned to entrepreneurial work in the scientific and software realms.

A few months postpartum at the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles.

Magdalena cofounded Think Ubiquitous, a data visualization and science communication software platform in 2014, the goal of which is to make data tools using cutting edge software and data analysis techniques. I also have a lot of fun applying my science background to textiles: I run an Etsy shop that uses nature-inspired and outdoor activity imagery to make scarves, shirts, bags, and more.

If you’re looking for a running coach, I coach online and in person. Please check out the Coaching page for more information. Please feel free to leave your constructive comments, thoughts, and suggestions for future blog topics.

I’m glad to be part of the Dukes Track Club here in Albuquerque, and am glad to thank Brooks for their support of my coaching. I post about running, family, and life on Instagram and Twitter. This blog is on Facebook: stay up to date on all of my happenings. While you’re at it, go on over to the subscribe via email box and follow this blog!


Thanks, and happy running!

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