|I also love margaritas and ray bans.|
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 runningI 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|
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