Hi all 🙂
My name is Gabi or can call me Gabriella, I don’t really have a preference.
I’ve started running in November 2015 when I signed up for my first ever Half marathon . I never run that distance before, but I knew that hard work and dedication I can definetly run that distance.
From November 2015 till April 2016 I was training really hard for the race which was in Reading, Berkshire, UK.
The half marathon was really hard, not physically it was more hard mentally. When I crossed the line at 2h 47mins I cried in happiness. I hoped that I am capable to running and when I did it I was relived.
Since than I run many more half marathons and countless 5-10ks.
Running a marathon has been bucket list material for me and something I have always wanted to do. I managed to secure a charity place for the 2017 London Marathon and I fundraised over £1350 for MACS.
The race was incredibly hard, unfortunately I injured my ankle ligament in February so I hardly done any training for the marathon.
But as soon as I crossed the finish line I felt awesome, i felt I could do anything I wanted, nothing could of stopped me.
A week later the marathon when I recovered from the soreness I was thinking about my next challenge. That’s when I came across something called ” World Marathon Majors”.
This consist of 6 marathons across the globe:
- Tokyo ✓
- Boston ✓
- London ✓
- Berlin ✓
- Chicago ✓
- New York ✓
In November 2017 I’ve completed the New York Marathon, went with a tour operation company called 2:09 events.
In 2018 I have run the Berlin marathon first then 3 weeks later I went to Chicago. Because I love fundraising I’v decided to go with charities. For Berlin I fundraised for Prostate Cancer UK ( £500 ) , and then for Chicago I fundraised for Team Paws Chicago ( $1000 ).
I’ve started 2019 in Tokyo in March, when I got my current marathon PB ( 5hr 39mins) and I have raised money for Peace Winds Japan, then in April I have completed the Boston Marathon. So I’m now officially a 6 Star Finisher.
I do believe with hard work I can achieve anything I want.
I set this page up so i can share more of my experiences and stories.
Thanks for reading,