About Me

Hi! I'm Kate, and I love to run. And I also love Brooklyn. You'll hear about both a lot.

I also love margaritas and ray bans.
The important stuff
I'm a 24-year-old New Jersey native living in Brooklyn. I went to college in Boston, and after loving the city life, moved to New York. I love good coffee, gold jewelry, soft blankets, and the color pink.

How I started running
I was an active kid, but became far less active once I shipped off to Boston for college. To convince myself I was counteracting my diet of margaritas and pizza, I dabbled in 2-3 mile runs, which almost always felt completely terrible. I remember friends of mine admirably training for the Boston Marathon. While I always hoped I would join them some day, I was far too interested in being a college student and cheered them on from the sidelines with my solo cup instead.

My cross-over from occasional jogger to avid runner happened in January 2011. I was in a job I that made me miserable, had recently moved to the Big City, and really wanted to find some new passions and friends. So I started to run.

I joined a running group one day, and to my complete surprise, ran 6 miles in the dead of winter. And I actually enjoyed it. So to keep up my momentum and to find a way to de-stress from my awful job, I decided to train for the Brooklyn Half-Marathon.

By the time the race day came, I had a new job offer, and felt like a brand new person. I couldn't believe how much positive energy I got from running, and I never turned back.

What I'm doing now
I ran my first marathon in 2011 in Cape Cod, which was one of the best experiences of my life. I had a ball training for that marathon - I got to tour around Brooklyn and Manhattan on my long runs, watched my fitness level improve drastically, and met some great people along the way. I knew before completing the race that I wanted to do a second... and a third...

I completed my second marathon in Philadelphia in 2012. I've caught the running bug, and I'm running the 2013 ING NYC Marathon this fall too. 

All smiles during the Cape Cod Marathon!

I also added the word "triathlete" to my resume, after completing my first tri in NYC in July. So in addition to talking about running all the time, I also talk about swimming and biking (I don't like these as much as running though, so I'll keep the gushing to a minimum. I promise). 

Looking super fast at the Birchwood Lakes Tri
Feel free to contact me at: brooklynrunningblog@gmail.com - I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by!