Lindsay Hawker was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34. During her treatment, she completed 15 months of chemotherapy, had a double mastectomy and a total of four surgeries in all. Her doctors indicated walking would increase healing, so she began walking and eventually started running six weeks after her double mastectomy.
Around the time she was completing chemotherapy, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. She is now gluten-free, dairy-free, and has run countless races including 5Ks, 10Ks, and is now training for her second half-marathon. Her blog, Running Past Cancer, details her quest for health and includes her breast cancer journey, tips, recipes, running & fitness, and gluten free/dairy free living. Lindsay currently resides in Florida with her husband and two sons where they enjoy spending time together outside and at the beach.