I got into running when I first started law school ten years ago. People told me that I had to be disciplined, and that my first year would be difficult and miserable. I decided that I would do something that would keep me home on Friday nights, keep me healthy, and give me a new goal during a challenging time. Since then, I have run nineteen half marathons and too many 5K’s to count. I became an assistant half marathon coach for Miami Fit, the Miami chapter of USA Fit, after my first season as a trainee and trained others as a coach for seven years. After moving to Palm Beach in 2015, I set some more goals to complete the Florida Storm Series and finally run my first full marathon. I ran the Miami Marathon in January 2016 to fulfill a lifelong dream, and also because I knew I wanted to dedicate myself to launching USA Fit Palm Beach in the fall of 2016.
Why set up USA Fit Palm Beach after only living here a year? Well, I moved to Downtown West Palm Beach last April and trained for the Eau Palm Beach Half Marathon by myself. It was a lonely time as a new resident in a new city, but running gave me an opportunity to strengthen my mind & body, get to know myself, and pursue my passions. Running in beautiful Palm Beach has brought me joy, and I want to bring the running joy to other people who want to train for a half marathon, but don’t want to necessarily go at it alone. USA Fit is the perfect solution, and it will be a great fit for a vibrant downtown community. I’m looking forward to guiding YOU and spreading the running love as you take this journey to your first or fifteenth half marathon.