My first exposure to running started around the age of five. My grandmother would take me to the park with her in Brooklyn as she ran on the track. This is a picture of me waiting for her to finish. I can remember going to watch the NYC Marathon once as a child and being amazed by all of the runners.
It would take almost 25 years to bring me full circle back to running but I made it and I am happy that I did. The farthest that I had ever run is two miles on a physical fitness test in the Army but I was determined to change that in October of 2011. Two years later and here I am training to run the NYC Marathon. I’ve run three Marathons, over fifteen half-marathons, and a handful of 5 and 10k’s.
Running has been my therapy and has literally changed my life. I like to think that it’s all my legs and lungs but I know that my mental toughness has played a big factor.
It is hard balancing my Army career, raising three boys, being the best wife possible, and completing my education, all while training for a marathon. So far I have been able to do all of the above and keep my sanity! 🙂
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