Heeeeyyyy guys!! I'm am absolutely so excited to finally be able to share my awesome news! I am very proud and happy to announce that I will be apart of the elite field at the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1st.
I am super excited to have this opportunity to race in the elite field of the TCS NYC Marathon, something I have dreamed of doing for years. I believe it will be a tremendous opportunity for me to test myself in NYC and race with the best runners on the planet, as well as provide me with invaluable experience before racing in the Olympic Trials in February.
To help me get ready, I tentatively have plans to run 2 half marathon between now and NYC. More on those as they approach.
2 weeks ago I moved on campus at UNC Charlotte as I began college, and have made the transition to doing many of my runs around campus, which is actually a pretty hilly campus, good for helping prepare me for the hills and bridges in New York City! :) My Dad/coach drives up (my family lives 30 miles away from campus) 3 times a week to be there to coach and support me for my stress workouts. :)
So much is happening in the next 6 months. I am starting college at UNC Charlotte, I will be running the NYC Marathon in November, and I will be running the U.S. Olympic Trials in February. This next half a year is going to be an awesome experience, opportunity and adventure that I can not wait to continue to dive into!! :D
I will be keeping you all updated on preparations for and my journey to New York City!