What event are you running with Team for Kids?
I’m running the Airbnb Brooklyn Half with New York Road Runners Team for Kids!
What excites you most about running your event with Team for Kids?
I’m excited to do something I love and, at the same time, support a good cause.
Where is your favorite place to run and why?
I love running when I am visiting a different city. For me, it is the best way the know a place. Here in Brazil, where I live, my favorite place to run is near the beach enjoying the sea breeze.
If you run with music, what are your favorite artists or songs to listen to?
Sometimes I run with music, others not. I am veeeeery eclectic, but what really makes me run faster is Axé and Funk (typical Brazilian music).
What is your favorite post-run meal?
Anything with peanut butter. 😛
When did your relationship with running begin and why?
I started running with my mom when I was 15, just after I “quit” competitive swimming. However, my big dive into the running world was when I was 20 and I challenged myself to complete a full marathon – and, of course, I chose NYC to be the first one! At that time, I was writing for a famous magazine here in Brazil and I reported my whole preparation on a blog inside the magazine website. It was a wonderful experience, a game changer in my life.
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions?
Why did you choose to run with Team for Kids?
Because I really believe that sports can help people achieve their goals at all aspects of life. So, as far as I can I encourage young people to start running.
Tell us a little more about yourself.
I am Brazilian and 28 years old. I work with advertising, but my biggest passion is sport. Nowadays, I am training for a triathlon and I am to complete a half iron man by the end of the year.