Hi everyone! My name is Alexa, and I am running the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon.
Here's a little bit about my running story: I started running about four years ago, and I haven't really stopped since. At first, running a mile was an excuse to eat later, and I ran like that for a long time. But in about July of 2012, I had a moment where I realized I actually liked running. I had just finished a wonderfully humid, muggy, evening race along the waterfront of Hoboken, NJ. I was dehydrated, exhausted, and still had to take public transit home. But I finished, and barely even walked. It was exciting. I definitely still had a cupcake afterwards.
This was also around the time I started dreaming of the marathon. But it was a dream, in no way going to come true...until it did. In April of 2014 I ran the Gettysburg North vs. South marathon. It was the most emotional day of my life, until two weeks later when I had to graduate college. But I digress.
Running Gettysburg was about giving myself a chance. But now it's time to take what I love -- running -- and do it for someone else. That is why, this year, I will be running the NYC Marathon as a fundraiser for the Spina Bifida Association (SBA). Spina Bifida is a spinal defect developed in the womb, which prevents those born with it from developing full use of their legs among other symptoms. For more information, please visit http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/.
Why the SBA? I have a family member who suffers from Spina Bifida, and when he is not busy kicking ass on in the hockey rink, he is the most loving, considerate, funny, and enthusiastic person you have ever met. I am honored to be running for him and for this wonderful organization.
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