SoleMate Spotlight: Alexa Garcia-Ditta

This week we're shining a spotlight on Alexa Garcia-Ditta! Alexa is from Texas and will be coming to the East Coast to join us for the TCS New York Marathon in November!

Why Girls on the Run? I have volunteered with Austin's Girls on the Run!

Is this your first marathon? If no, how many have you run? The NYC Marathon will be my 7th marathon!

Favorite place to run? My favorite place to run is in my hometown of Austin; we have an 11-mile trail around our lake downtown, where I've run since moving here in 2009.

Favorite time of day to run? I love waking up early on a weekday — around 5:30am — to run before work. I feel energized throughout the rest of the day.

Favorite post-run snack/meal? Lately, I've been eating avocado toast, with berries on the side and coffee!

Favorite running accessory? My Fitbit is my favorite thing — I'm a numbers person, so I like tracking all my data during my run and after.

Group or solo run? Healthy mix! I train twice a week with a team of fantastic people — several of whom are now my very best friends — and other days of the week I run solo.

What shoes do you run in? I alternate between the Brooks Launch and Mizuno Waverunner.

Favorite non-running activity? I LOVE cooking for my husband and our friends, playing outside, and walking our dog.

Farthest distance you’ve run? 26.2!

Thanks, Alexa! If you'd like to support Alexa in her fundraising efforts, you can visit her virtual fundraising webpage here. You can also follow Alexa's journey on her Instagram!