Racing to Resiliency

By Kim Ureno

I’m a runner.

I run for fun. I run to get a break from my normal day to day. I run to get my blood pumping and keep my heart healthy. But I also train. I have run three marathons, six half marathons, and countless other races. I’ll basically run anything for a medal and a t-shirt that is, always, too small.  

I know I can run a 5K and 10K with little training, but those longer distances? Those require training. Months and months of training – think part-time job amount of training.  

What do I do to prepare for a marathon? What happens when I’m faced with a challenge, even one I signed up for? 



Kim Ureno is a Health Educator at Jewish Community Services.

Jewish Community Services (JCS) is dedicated to providing programs and services that help people of all ages and backgrounds achieve their goals and enhance their wellbeing. To learn more, visit jcsbalt.org or call 410-466-9200.

The Mental Well, an initiative of JCS, is an online community for young adults, created by young adults, who are navigating the highs and lows that accompany their 20s and 30s. To learn more, visit thementalwellblog.org or email thementalwell@jcsbaltimore.org.

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