I've always been a runner but marathon's became my passion in 2013 after the Boston Marathon bombing. I felt that by committing myself to a marathon I could show people that they were not causing the hurt they intended.
Running has become a form of therapy for me. It forces me to focus on my body and really listen to what it is I need, something that we often neglect to do. A goal that I've set for myself is to run at least one marathon every year until my body can no longer do it. To date I've completed 3 and have traveled San Fransisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia. In the 4 years I was living in NYC, I never made it into the race and now that I've moved away I figured the best way to run is to fundraise for an organization that I hold dear to my heart.
I volunteered with the Big Brothers BIg Sisters NYC during my time in New York. I created a strong bond with my little sister and couldn't believe how much this not only helped my little but myself. Being able to mentor and guide youth is such a vital piece in creating a healthy and successful community. The youth in New York are exposed to much adversity and often lack the supports and networks that can help them suceed. BBBS gives youth the support and tools they need to fight the adverstiy and build relationships with people that can offer a different perspetive on life.
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