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Kjersti O'Connell

Kjersti O'Connell
NY United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jul 17, 2015
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Ever since I can remember I've been a runner. 

Running has been the constant force in my life. The one thing I could depend on no matter what. It has helped me work through the most difficult times by bringing me peace and comfort. As many runners will agree, it truly my "therapy." It's an activity  that is beautifully simple and natural. 

I never understood why some claim that it's incredibly boring. As my freshman year cross country coach had said, "running is only as boring as the runner himself." Ideally, running is a time for me to reflect, a time to work through thoughts, feelings, ideas. It welcomed my creative mind. It's personal. Running means self-development & growth to being a better employee, sister, daughter, friend as well as runner. It's an intrinsic piece of my being. 

Ever since I can remember, running the New York City marathon within the first few years of living in the city was something I've wanted to accomplish. I am lucky enough to be given the opportunity to not only run, but be part of an incredible team of friends who will be running with me on behalf of the New York City Ballet. 

 

 

Kjersti
O'Connell

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Kjersti O'Connell's Fundraisers

New York City Ballet NYC Marathon 2015

New York City Ballet NYC Mar…

Amount Raised:

$860

 

17% Raised of $5,000 Goal