I'm a writer and published author.
You can read excerpts from my memoir and listen to my podcast interviews here.
“Come What May, I Want to Run is a beautifully written story of triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversity. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and I learned. Miriam Díaz-Gilbert shows us that with enough positivity and perseverance, anything is possible.” —Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man “Honest, raw, and motivating! Miriam Díaz-Gilbert’s memoir tells of life-threatening fears, obstacles, and challenges, and how to deal with them with deep faith and a positive attitude. Her story speaks of overcoming insurmountable odds as she turns them into successes through long distance running. I encourage everyone to get inside the mind of this ultra-runner and recognize the fact that life is never easy, but great success awaits us all if we’re willing to work through the issues.” —Bill Watts, author of Running for the Average Joe “Miriam Díaz-Gilbert masterfully tells an inspiring story of personal growth, using running as both medicine and a launchpad to success. When life is good, she runs to celebrate. When life is hard, she runs to heal. The honest, unvarnished storytelling is fantastic, with just the right amount of humor mixed in to let us know that she is grateful for all of it. I loved this book.” —Charlie Engle, author of Running Man “Running inspires creativity, relieves stress, and gives us insight into ourselves and the world, making the human condition more tolerable.I felt an interconnection with Miriam Díaz-Gilbert in the ways running played to help her overcome lots of obstacles.” —Bart Yasso, author of Race Everything
I am published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Running for Good, Ultrarunning Magazine, Women's Running, How to Survive Your Freshman Year, Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and other publications. I am the author of English for Pharmacy Writing and Oral Communication.
I am an ultrarunner training for my 34th ultramarathon, another 24-hr track ultra. When I'm not training and running, I'm writing about what I love and know, reading, writing book reviews, knitting, baking, flower and vegetable gardening, hiking in national parks, rock climbing, and painting.
When I lost my adjunct professor job to the pandemic, I became a self-taught acrylic painter. I paint nature scenes inspired by our hikes in national parks and more. I love playing with paint and creating with a childlike sense of awe and wonder.
I am also a chicken lady. I have two awesome egg-laying hens -Faith and Hope. They give me so much joy, as do Mother and Oreo - mother and daughter feral cats.
My husband says I'm a Renaissance woman.
I hope you take a peek at my stories of positivity, endurance, persistence, patience, creating joy, taking control of of health challenges and healing, cancer caregiving, and much more.
I invite you to visit my website.