My name is Sabrina. I’m German and a 32 years old runner. My family and friends call me Brina. That’s how I got my name Runningbrina. I’m a competitive runner and running coach and since 2017 I can call myself a marathoner. I’m based in NYC – a beautiful place to live when you’re passionate about running.
Running is a very important part of my life. I started running to lose weight about 3 years ago. I wasn’t athletic growing up and not a running girl at all. Physical activity and I were never friends. Today I can’t help but remember gym class in school and how I would often look for excuses not to go on the track with my class mates.
I always thought that in order to be a runner you had to be born a runner – I was super slow and I hated exercising in general. Now I wish they could see me today. They would never believe that this is the Sabrina they used to know. I’m living a very healthy, active and for a lot of others motivating lifestyle. You won’t find me in clubs, I’m not a drinker and pizza and burgers is just some kind of appreciation for myself for all the hard work once in a while.
A PART OF ME
Moving to New York 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. Since I live very close to the Hudson River, lacing up and leaving for a run is very convenient. I’m that kind of runner that loves to run in the morning, I will start running as soon as I wake up and had a light breakfast. It makes me feel fresh and ready for the day. 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 three times- 2015, 2016 and 2017 and will run it this year in March as well. Since that day in March 2015, when I ran my first half marathon, I’ve become addicted to that feeling you getting while running a race. I ran the Staten Island Half, the Brooklyn Half and of course the NYC Half in 2017 again. 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. I feel supported and understood and I’ve met so many inspiring runners along the way.
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.