I ran cross country and track at Syosset High School in New York, a powerhouse program, which meant I was never a consistent varsity contributor. But I worked my butt off. The rewards weren’t seen in varsity letters or accolades, but rather through my ongoing battle against the clock. After college, I turned my attention to the marathon, a daunting challenge that soon became one of life’s great joys. First, my goal was to finish one. Then, it became qualifying for, and running, the Boston Marathon. Then, it was the elusive sub-3-hour marathon.
Las Vegas Runners pushed me every step of the way, with Jeremy and Melissa maintaining that what I thought was once impossible was achievable. In 2016, I crossed the finish line of the Mountains2Beach Marathon in 2:58:05, a moment I’ll never forget as long as I live.
Running is my therapy, my de-stressor from the rigors of work and life. My parents and brother live 2,500 miles away. And with Las Vegas Runners, I’ve found an incredible group of individuals who have become my Las Vegas family.