The idea of running is hardwired into my DNA.
I’m a trained runner and a very competitive one.
In high school, I ran a 3:15 mile race.
My goal was to beat the current record for a single day and finish as high as possible.
It’s hard to break the record with so many obstacles in front of you.
I was lucky enough to have a coach who gave me a set of running shoes.
I had them shipped from New York to New Jersey, where I spent most of my high school days.
The shoes were amazing.
I trained hard and consistently over the course of the summer.
I completed a long distance race in December 2014, and a long-distance race the following year.
I also ran a marathon the following January.
The challenge of running in the winter and trying to finish the year with a low score was something I’d never experienced before.
I did a lot of thinking about it during the summer and fall, and I realized that I didn’t want to try and beat the record again.
I would be disappointed if I didn.
So I did some research.
The next year, I decided to run a marathon in order to prove to myself that I could finish the race in under two hours.
The reason I chose to run in the frigid winter of 2014 was because it was the first time in my life that I’d run a 100 mile race in the cold.
In order to qualify for the Boston Marathon, I’d need to run the course in about three hours and 13 minutes.
If I ran in the fall, I would have been lucky if I could beat the course record.
But for the winter, it’s much harder.
I didn, however, have to run with a broken collarbone.
It took me a long time to get used to running without the aid of a brace.
When I did, it was one of the best experiences of my life.
When the ice broke in December, I was in perfect condition.
I ran through the winter with it in my legs.
I went to the local racetrack and practiced with my coaches, which I thought was pretty cool.
In the summer, I trained and ran on a treadmill at my highschool.
It was an amazing experience.
The summer is where I feel my greatest competitive strength comes from.
I’ve been in the sport since I was 17 years old and have run a few races in my spare time, but I think this is my best opportunity yet.
I don’t want anyone to get discouraged.
I feel good about running in Boston.
I know I’ll have a tough race, but it will be one of those races where I’ll be able to go for the win.