It's complicated. That is usually how New Yorkers describe their relationship with this city. Despite our frustrations ranging with transit, the over abundance of people, the slow-walking tourists that infiltrate all 5 corners of our boroughs (yes, you. I'm talking to you), those transients from Long Island and New Jersey (I'm still talking to you), and the absurdly high rent we pay, this city is home to over 8 million people. This is my home. I repeat, this is my home. I love this city and I love running in this city.
Those of you who know me, know that running has become my obsession. I have run a variety of races in and around New York City and my feet have traveled over 2,500 miles in just one year. Crazy, I know. Last year I ran the NYC Marathon for the first time. It was an incredible experience and I am training again for my second New York City Marathon. Again, crazy. I know.
My background and training is in music and last year I was fortunate, thanks to amazing friends and family, to raise over $1000 for Education Through Music, an organization whose primary mission is to help thousands of children become excited about learning, gaining life skills, and building self-esteem – all through the creation and playing of music. This is an incredibly caring and thoughtful organization and one in which I strongly believe.
Won't you please help me in supporting this organization so they can continue to provide training and courses for students at schools who can otherwise not afford music programs.
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." Victor Hugo