Almost 21 years ago, I was born on the day of the New York City Marathon. To my Springsteen-loving dad's delight, I was literally "Born to Run", and have always dreamed of running the race. And this year, the perfect opportunity presented itself.
I come from a family of runners. My dad has been an avid runner since high school, and my sister is a track whiz kid going to college on running. My extended family of teachers and high school friends are also all runners. While I was never the fastest track kid, I always tried to work the hardest. I loved the individuality and team nature of the sport, and how running always makes me push myself.
This marathon is special for 2 reasons. Firstly, I'm running it with my dad- my running partner ever since he put me in a running stroller as a baby and ran us to Bagels 4 U every morning at 4am. In early November of this year, he will turn 50 and I will turn 21, and doing something crazy yet calculated is the best way to celebrate our big birthdays. Secondly, I'm honored to be running the marathon for the R Baby foundation. As an infant, I was constantly in and out of the hospital with infections, and it made my parents first few months on the job very hard. I love what the charity stands for, and am so thankful that I get the oppurtunity to run for it.
My dad and I could not be more excited for November! But till then, tramps like us, baby we were born to runnnn!
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