I started running 36 years ago when I moved to New York City. At the time I was teaching preschool and began running early in the morning before work. I started at a mile, began building, and was soon running three miles a day, often meeting friends along my route. I’ve been running ever since and have witnessed how it has both shaped my daily routine and had an amazing impact on my life. I have completed five NYC marathons, one Boston marathon and several half marathons, 10 K’s and 5 K’s. I’m now 60 years old and have taken up yoga and pilates to supplement my running and keep me healthy so I can continue to run six days a week forever.
I am married, live in Chappaqua, NY and have two kids – ages 27 and 30. I love running with them when they come home to visit and we have run races together in California. I currently volunteer in the college and career office at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua and work with third grade groups at the Jacob Burns Film Center. When I am not being physically active, I love to read and cheer on my favorite hockey team, the New York Rangers.
I am thrilled to be part of the PowerPlay team. Based on my own experiences, I am a firm believer in the notion that sports can empower. In addition to the overall well-being that comes from physical fitness, running can have a big impact specifically on attitude, self-esteem and health. It can either be a social activity or a solitary one, offering down time to work through personal or work related issues. Setting and meeting goals, or running a race, are real confidence builders and create a wonderful sense of accomplishment. I enjoy sharing my love of running with others and as a former teacher I love working with kids, making PowerPlay NYC the perfect fit.