This week we're shining a spotlight on Dana Capobianco, one of our SoleMates running the TCS NYC Marathon in November!
Why did you choose Girls on the Run? I have two young daughters (ages 6 and 4) who mean the world to me. Growing up, I was picked on and never really felt sure of myself. Becoming a marathoner, and then a mother, and then a mother to a child with special needs has helped me become confident and strong. I love GOTR's mission and the thought that young girls and young women could potentially have help in carving out exactly who they are meant to be, early on, fills my heart with hope and joy!!
Is this your first marathon? This year's New York City marathon will be my 4th overall marathon, and 2nd NYC marathon (and we all know that this race is in a class of its own!).
Favorite place to run? My favorite place to run is called Sunken Meadow State Park which is nearby my home. Its got lots of challenging hills and courses, and I usually finish on the boardwalk of the beach which always leaves me feeling super grateful and elated!
Favorite time of day to run? My favorite time of day to run is first thing in the morning. Almost just as the sun is coming up!!
Favorite post-run snack/meal? My favorite post-run meal is a home made smoothie :)
Favorite running accessory? My wireless headphone -- they were a game changer!
Group or solo run? Both. Running alone is so peaceful and is a time I use to reflect, but I LOVE running with a friend as well. I typically train with my brother (who'll also be running NYC this year), and I think its a really cool and fun thing that we get to do together!
What shoes do you run in? Nike Free 5.0
Favorite non-running activity? Spending time outside with my family - hiking, taking my girls for a bike ride, kicking a ball around, swimming in the pool or playing tennis. I love to feel the sun shining and being active with my kids!
Farthest distance you’ve run? 26.2!
Inspirational Quote/Words to Live By? "Gratitude is the greatest multiplier of good". I'm not quite sure who said this, but I say it on repeat in our house along with "Gratitude is the best attitude", and "Be kind." :)
What’s your Myers-Briggs? Protagonist :) [ENFJ]
Thanks, Dana! If you'd like to support Dana in her fundraising efforts, you can visit her virtual fundraising webpage here.