Our Team Catholic Charities NY Marathon runners train for months. They rise when the rest of us are sound asleep. And they jog through snow, sun and sweat.
Now, with just over three months to go until the Big Day – the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon – let’s find out what inspires someone to take on this grueling 26-mile run.
Each of our 12 Team Catholic Charities NY Marathon runners has a different answer.
Today, let’s here from Nick Libertiny.
I will be running my first competitive running race on November 1, 2015. I am running the New York City Marathon to raise money for a Catholic Charities affiliated agency, Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers ,for which I am a mentor.
I am the youngest of four children and have always been active and competitive. When the opportunity presented itself I realized that this would be a big challenge for me and would take hard work and dedication to prepare myself for the race. That’s how much the program means to me – it’s worth the effort to raise money for it.
Only being a casual runner I’ve moved up from running roughly 6 -9 miles a week to 20-25 miles per week. It has not been easy – the aches and pains only intensify! However I believe I’m making good progress: 4 miles a day plus a long run usually gets me to my weekly goal.
It’s been a great experience discussing Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers with my friends and family and listening to their comments and ideas. The donations have been helpful too! I look forward to meeting my goals and raising awareness along the way for the wonderful program that directly benefits children every single day.