About Me

Welcome to my blog: run2golden.com!

My name is Andrea. I began running in June 2013 when my friend asked me to sign up for the Electric Run 5k in Brooklyn. I decided why not and trained for it. I downloaded the Couch 2 5k program on my phone and began the walk/run method to eventually build up to running 3 miles.

After the 5k I was hooked and I began to increase my mileage. I completed my first half marathon on April 13, 2014 in Central Park. It was one of the most fulfilling and amazing experiences of my life.

Below: Finisher of the More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon

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After the More/Fitness Half I  was hooked on long distance running and I ran a few other half marathons including the NYC Half Marathon.


During the NYC Half where I PRed: 1:56:27

From there I completed the 9 + 1 program to get guaranteed entry into the NYC Marathon on November 1, 2015.


Yes, they put me in the commercial. 🙂 

The New York City Marathon was the most incredible experience. From the training to the race to the crowds to the support of my friends and family. I will never ever forget that day.

I have also begun my journey in the fitness world by getting my NASM Certified Personal Training Certificate. I am also AFAA, Schwinn and Les Mills Body Pump Certified. I started my own at home personal training company, Train2Golden LLC and teach Indoor Cycling at New York Sports Club, all alongside my full time job of being a teacher.

Follow me on my journey with posts of my favorite food, recipes, awesome runs and races, workouts, and all the in between that makes me the person I am today!

Feel free to email me at: run2golden@gmail.com for any questions about running, cooking/baking tips, NASM, Indoor Cycling, etc.

7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Cheryl

    Hi Andrea! It was so nice meeting you on Tuesday at the group run. I love your blog too. 🙂 Hope to see you again soon.

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