What event are you running with Team for Kids?
I am running the Big Apple Challenge (United Airlines NYC Half and TCS NYC Marathon) and the AirBNB Brooklyn Half with Team for Kids!
What is your favorite place to run and why?
I often run in Astoria, because I live here, but I love how Team for Kids had us run in many different areas in preparation for last year’s TCS New York City Marathon. This year I need to beat those Harlem hills, so I practice a lot in Central Park.
If you run with music, what are your favorite artists or songs to listen to?
I like to run with people, so I normally don’t use music. If I run solo I use a mix of music such as Rap, Rock and top 40.
What is your favorite post-run meal?
Depends on the length of my run, but I always have a coconut water. I eat protein (eggs, chicken, or steak) and veggies. If I’m on the road, I do a Gluten-Free protein bar.
When did your relationship with running begin and why?
I really only started running last year. I was turning 50 in August and always wanted to run the NYC Marathon. Since I had an ACL replacement, I didn’t think I could run. I absolutely hated the DREADmill, so I had no love for running.
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions, if so, please explain?
The night before I pack my bag and eat Steak Frittes from Fattys cafe in Astoria.
Morning of…wrap my knee with K.T. tape.
Why did you choose to run this event?
To continue my journey with the TFK family.
Tell us a little more about yourself
I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor who believes in being a positive role model.
What excites you most about running your event with Team for Kids?
Knowing that I have a team of amazing coaches and teammates working together to help children throughout America.