What an honor to be writing my first Salty Running post after avidly reading posts on this site for the past couple years! I am thrilled to be joining the ranks of these amazing running women. I’m hoping to combine all the different facets of my life – runner, mom, doctor, track fan – to write both interesting and helpful posts for our esteemed readers, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge!
As for my running background: I grew up in New York City and started running regularly in the eighth grade. Happily, one of the choices for gym class at my Manhattan private school was to run to the Central Park Reservoir, do a lap, and run back. To me, jogging to the Park and back listening to Depeche Mode or Yaz on my walkman was vastly preferable to dodgeball, softball or any of the more traditional PE options the other kids were doing, and my life-long regular running habit was born. When I was in the ninth grade my family moved to upstate NY and I continued to run nearly every day, but other than one season of indoor track in tenth grade, not competitively. I ran for fun and fitness, and running was an escape, a place to ruminate or just to blow off some steam, for most of my teens and early twenties. Read more >>