Me (L) and my friend Jess lining up for the Brooklyn Half Marathon in 2014. My first race!

Me (L) and my friend Jess lining up for the Brooklyn Half Marathon in 2014. My first race!

Since then, I’ve participated in 1 to 2 races each month and I completed my first marathon in November of 2016! The term “race” is being used very liberally here; I am slow (or #sexypace as my running pals and I like to say) but I still love the excitement and atmosphere of race day not to mention the spectators, the Gatorade, and being able to run without stopping for red lights. Now that I have one marathon under my belt, I'm hoping to one day run all 6 of the World Marathon Majors (Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, and Tokyo).

 Me and my husband Nick being goofy on our honeymoon at the Royal Artis Zoo in Amsterdam.

Me and my husband Nick being goofy on our honeymoon at the Royal Artis Zoo in Amsterdam.

When I’m not out for a run, I’m enjoying life as a resident of Astoria in Queens, NY. I’m originally from Boston but NYC has been my home since 2011 when I moved here with my then-boyfriend-now-husband. I love ice hockey (go Bruins!), white wine, cooking up a storm, panda bears, and holidays. I try to re-read the Harry Potter series at least once a year, twice if I have the free time. My number one bucket list item is to visit all 50 states and I’m nearly halfway there; in 2015 I was excited to check Alaska off the list.