Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to mentor and know Hallie, my “cadet” for the Philadelphia Marathon. Her whole story can be found here.
It’s been a wonderful experience and I am really grateful for the opportunity we have been given. More than the gear and cool perks, it’s been so inspiring to work with someone who is training for their first marathon. You only cross the finish line of your first marathon once and it’s a special, magical moment. I am honored that I was able to work with Hallie to help get her to the start line physically and mentally ready.
But as if that wasn’t cool enough, we found out that we were one of two teams that would be filmed as part of a mini-series documenting our journey. In September, a film crew from Competitor Group came out to NYC for a few days of filming with Hallie and I. We spent some time in Central Park, by my home, on my favorite running trail and on the boardwalk on Staten Island.