Running. “It is the activity of moving fast on foot, especially as a sport.” That’s what you’ll find in the dictionary when you look for the word running. For me running is so much more. It’s part of my life as a marathoner, creator and running coach in New York City.
I always thought that in order to be a runner you had to be born a runner – I used to run extremely slow and I hated exercising in general. Today I embrace running. As part of the adidas runners in New York City I’m part of a strong community to motivate other runners to become the best version of themselves. I’m chasing my dreams and goals in the city that never sleeps while supporting and helping other runners.
A PART OF ME
Moving to New York a couple of years ago has motivated me to run so much more. The city skyline, the beautiful Central Park, and the waterfronts. NYC Running is so amazing: New York is a perfect place to run. NYC Running became a part of me. Today I cannot picture myself not running. I love racing and I have an amazing passion for it.
RUNNING IN NEW YORK CITY
I ran the NYC Half four times- 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 will. Since that day in March 2015, when I ran my first half marathon, I’ve become addicted to that feeling you’re getting while running a race. I ran the Staten Island Half, the Brooklyn Half and so many other mayor races here in the city. I traveled to Atlanta to run the Peachtree Road Race in 2018 and my biggest accomplishment was running the NYC Marathon in 2017. Running and racing in New York is just out of this world. The community is supportive and the races are challenging.
REASONS WHY I RUN
People run for so many different reasons. I run because it makes me feel healthy, energized, and happy. Running has shown me that I can do more than I ever thought possible. I want to share that experience and emotions that come along with it. I run because I enjoy it which is why I stay motivated and continue to get faster and better- it’s something I love so much. We all need things in our lives that we enjoy and make us feel good. I want to thank you for reading my blog and I hope we can share the love for running together from now on.