I’m a corporate lawyer turned fitness journalist and ultramarathoner.
SHUTUPANDRUN is for athletes who think medals are the highest form of Bling. We sweat with swagger on the streets of our cities. And we never sacrifice style for function. Fueled by the ethos that there is no finish line, I channel the collective energy of the world’s running crews, a family forged in sweat.
I recently left a position as a social media writer and producer for Nike Women to launch a fitness apparel line, continue a sports journalism career, and coach runners!
When I’m not training for ultramarathons, I teach spin, practice yoga, and wear spandex. Prior to pursuing health and wellness, I graduated magna cum laude from New York University and Villanova University School of Law. I’m also a RRCA certified running coach, NASM certified personal trainer, and Schwinn spin instructor.
Will you join me in the quest to Undo Ordinary? I didn’t grow up an athlete.
A little about running journey:
I had been running recreationally for years before I decided to run my first marathon in 2010 to raise money for the MS Society. Seven marathons and countless races later, I haven’t stopped.
Having completed two 50-mile ultra marathons, I am ready for my next challenge: 5 marathons in 5 days to raise money for MS research.
I run for my mom, who took up running and continues to astound me with her positivity and light. Growing up my mom, a refugee from Cuba, always told my sister and I that we come from resilient stock. I have a tattoo on my ribs that says “resilient stock” and with every personal best and every goal I set for myself with running, I tap into that well of confidence and bring it into other areas of my life.
In the summer of 2013, I ran 5 marathons in 5 days to raise money for MS research with MS Run the US. I won’t stop until there’s a cure.
I play as hard as I work. The crevices of NYC are my playground. I sing a fantastically bad version of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” and am partial to grapefruit habanero margaritas.
Nobody ever drowned in sweat. We run free because we cannot be caught.
Photo by Ja Tecson.