I ran track and cross country in high school, coming in last, or close to it, in the 3.1 mile cross country races. After walking across Central Park during the 2011 NYC Marathon, I decided to start running races again, missing the support from the crowds. Since then I've finished 14 half marathons; 2 NYC marathons, and lots of shorter races. Running makes me feel accomplished and proud, and gives me attainable goals.
Manhattan in the distance
Long runs along the Hudson provide really great views