I’m Nora, a 20-something recent grad with a goofy sense of humor and a serious coffee addiction.
I graduated in December 2014 from the State University of New York at Geneseo after 3 and a half years. After all the fun in college, I moved back to Massachusetts. Now, I’m living in the Boston area, home of the Boston Marathon and the infamous Boston accent (No, I don’t personally have one, sorry!)
As you may be able to tell from this blog, I’m pretty passionate about running and races. I’m thrilled that I was able to take my love for running and apply it to my career – I work as an event planner for a national race series (If you read the blog consistently, you may be able to guess which one!).
Running & Me
I’m not going to lie – I used to hate running. I played soccer through high school, and my idea of a long run was a 1 mile loop around my neighborhood. I started track and field to help stay in shape during the off-season, but I was a sprinter.
I would NEVER have thought running 13.1 miles (or more) could be fun.
But then, during my freshman year of college, my mom proposed the idea of training for a half marathon. I thought she was nuts. But I realized I needed a goal, something to motivate me to hit the gym during those cold winter months (the Freshman 15 is real). So I agreed to run it with her.
Fast forward 2 years: In the fall of my senior year of college, I ran my first marathon alongside my mom. Not to mention, the
11 12 half marathons we have under our belts. (You can read more about our half marathon mission here.) While we don’t always run at the same pace or finish together, we’re always there at the starting line together – that’s what 2 Generations Running is all about.
My mom doesn’t really understand “MyFace” or “the Twitter”, but I do – let’s connect!