Thanks for checking out my blog! I’m a 20-something (almost) lawyer who loves fitness classes, running, traveling, food and NYC.

I used to hate running even though I played a few sports (dabbled in tennis, basketball, & dance but mostly did crew). It took me years to eventually pick up the running bug. I started this blog in July 2013 to document my training for my first marathon (Philly Marathon!). Since then, this blog has evolved to include my passion for  all things fitness. Since I began running, I’ve ran 24 half-marathons, 3 marathons and a triathlon.

I choose the name of the blog with some inspiration from “Empire State of Mind” (i.e. concrete jungle).

I am not a doctor or registered dietitian. These are my own thoughts and should not be taken as medical advice. Always consult with a doctor before starting a new fitness plan. This blog is not reflective of my employer.