From Non-Runner to Marathon Runner
The Ultimate Challenge
Having a desk job makes staying fit a challenge; on most days your physical activity consists of walks to the bathroom. When Marisa Hussa, a 23-year-old actuarial associate in New York City, found herself becoming sluggish from spending workdays at her desk, she decided to get back in shape and cross an item off her life's to-do list: she would run 26.2 miles to finish the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.
"It was something I knew I always wanted to do," Hussa said. "I wanted to test myself to see how far I could go, physically and mentally. It was the ultimate goal."
After about 16 weeks of training, Hussa crossed her first marathon finish line. Here's how she did it -- and how you can, too.
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